Holy Infant Academy Calapan City (History, Vision, Mission, Goals, Alma Matter Song)

Holy Infant Academy, or HIA, is the only parochial school in Calapan City and the first of fifteen    established in Oriental Mindoro. It was founded in 1937 by the SSpS Sisters and is located in Ilaya, Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro. It offers education in preparatory, elementary grades 1-6, and high school. The school is headed by its principal, Mrs. Alona V. Cueto, with the school director, Fr. Nestor J. Adalia.

 

HISTORY

On July 2, 1936, Oriental Mindoro became an Apostolic Prefecture, with Bishop William Finnemann as its first Prefect. He requested the SSps Sisters to open a Catholic school under the parish to support the missionary work of the Divine Word Missionaries. On March 26, 1937, the congregation sent Sisters to Calapan. The new school was named Holy Infant Academy, in honor of the Child Jesus, locally known as Sto. Niño.

 

This video is the Holy Infant Academy history.

 

VISION

A family who lives the TRUTH IN LOVE, is actively involved in building Christian communities, in dialogue of life with the poor and in caring for Mother Earth.

MISSION

We, the membersof the HIA family, animated by the Trinitarian Spirituality and the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan pastoral thrust, commit ourselves to the task of evangelization in the light of the Sacred Scriptures and of the Church teachings.

GOALS

Animated by the Trinitarian Spirituality and the Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan pastoral thrust, we strive to:
1. develop the total person through a relevant and quality education rooted in Christian values;
2. make Christ and His values especially simplicity of life permeate our programs, policies, and activities;
3. promote and uphold the dignity of the human person and make a stand for truth, justice & freedom;
4. prepare the person for responsible leadership and selfless service;
5. participate in the strengthening of families and Basic Ecclesial Communities through the Hapag ng Pamilyang Mindoreno;
6. bring ourselves & others closer to God by our dialogue of life with the poor in the community especially among indigenous people, women, children and youth;
7. foster love of country and promote, preserve and developour cultural heritage; and
8. care for and preserve Mother Earth.

 

ALMA MATTER SONG

O Alma Mater kind and dear
We sing your praises far and near
At home, at school, on land and sea
The thought of you is dear to me.

Refrain:

O HIA in joy we sing
Our hearts and love to you we bring
Stand, stand for the HIA, for Truth in Love
Stand, stand for the HIA, for Truth in Love.

Your loyal children here we stand
With you we link our heart and hand
Beneath your banner here today
The pledge of loyalty we pay.

Someday when farm from you we roam
Our thoughts will surely travel home
And Mem’ries sweet will be to me
Those dear old days that used to be.

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