Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Lubiran St. Bacood Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016
Rev. Fr. Marion C. Munda, Ph. D.
Rev. Fr. Leo Angelo S. Ignacio
Our Lady of Fatima Parochial Educational Center Inc. traces its beginnings in 1978 when the Nursery and kindergarten school was established under the leadership of then Rev. Fr. Marcelino Reyes, Parish priest with the assistance of the Catholic Women’s League. It was established primarily for the children of the Bacood community.
In 1996, the Parish Pastoral council, then headed by Mr. Gregorio Yao took over the management of the school.
It was in 1999 when the school was formally recognized by the Manila Archdiocesan and Parochial school Association (MAPSA) with His Eminence, Jaime Cardinal Sin, D. D. Archbishop of Manila, as chairman. The Board of Trustees was organized by His eminence with Rev. Fr. Claro Garcia as Chairman and Rev. Fr. Raul R. Villamiel as School Director, and was registered in the Security and exchange Commission under the name of Our Lady of Fatima Parochial Educational Center Inc. (Bacood)
The growth of the preschool brought about the need to open an elementary department in the year 2001. To accommodate the increasing number of enrollee, the convent was reconstructed to house the grade school. A four storey-building was erected through the assistance of finance council headed by Mrs. Benilda M. Escober, Ms. Miriam Babst was then appointed principal.
In the year 2006, the first batch of elementary graduates walked the aisle of Our Lady of Fatima Church and a new music as a hymn of gratitude to the Alma Mater was composed and played. On December 4, 2006, the recognition for Nursery and kindergarten Course was issued by the Department of Education. Not too distant a time on July 21, 2008, the recognition for complete Elementary Course was given by the government as well.
Steadily working on the school development Rev. Fr. Edgardo C. Coroza as a School Director together with the School Principal Mr. Danilo T. Juson and the whole faculty of OLFPEC, has instituted changes to comply with the guidelines prescribed by the Department of Education and MAPSA. From syllabus making to all endeavors, he emphasized the need for values integration in different subjects and programs that would help the students live with enduring faith.
On May 2014, as ordered by His eminence, Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Rev. Fr. Leo Angelo Ignacio was assigned as Assistant School Director and Rev. Fr. Marion Mark C. Munda as School Director. On June 2014, Dr. Henry A. Davalos was appointed as School Principal. Under their management, OLFPEC was granted recognition for complete Secondary Course on March 2015 and the same month, the school applied and passed the certification from the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE). On May 22, 2015, the school applied and was granted permit to operate Senior High School.
With its current administration, the school continues to embark on academic development.
A people called by the Father in Christ to become a community of persons with fullness of life witnessing the Kingdom of God by living Paschal Mystery in the power of the Holy Spirit with Mary as companion.
We are committed to:
1. Inculcate in our pupils a deep love for Jesus and Mary in their early years of development.
2. Maintain the quality of education through innovative teaching strategies and methods, and a constant update of instructional materials and facilities.
3. Inspire in our teachers and leaders the commitment to the mission of education through ongoing spiritual and professional development.
In view of its VISION and MISSION, Our Lady of Fatima Parochial Educational Center Inc. seeks the actualization of the following educational goals:
1. To develop a value-laden curriculum for the integral development of the child and to continually evaluate and upgrade instructional materials.
2. To conduct regular programs such as retreats, recollection and seminars that will allow for spiritual growth of the school community.
3. To design training programs that will continually upgrade the knowledge of teachers and leaders.
4. To encourage harmonious relationship among the different members of the community by fostering trust and confidence through seminars, informal interviews and family programs.
5. To provide a venue that shall maintain harmonious relationship among members of the school. The church and the community at large.
6. To further develop leaders of the school in handling various kinds of pupils through scholarships and outreach programs.
7. To assist the church and the community in serving the poor and its marginalized members thru quality education of their children.
F- FIDELITY- The whole community is faithful to Our Lady of Fatima who in her protection we are safe in our journey in this world because she is with us. Angel Gabriel said the announcement to Mary, “Hail, and favored one! The Lord is with you.” (Lk. 1:28)
I-INTEGRITY- Every members of the community should be globally competitive with the knowledge of the Almighty God who is the source of all wisdom. As Mary said, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” (Lk. 1:47)
A-AMITY- The community of Fatima must holistically friendly and helpful towards the whole creation of God. On Mary’s Magnificat it says, “He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy, according to his fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” (Lk. 1-54-55)
T- TRUSTWORTHINESS- Everyone should be trustworthy since God entrusted us this world. We must learn and explore it with care because we are stewards of God’s creation. Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word?” (Lk. 1:38)