A.) The identity of LDDHS

The Letran de Davao High School, one among the diocesan schools of Tagum City, is an institution of learning committed to provide the youth with Christian education. It is ruled by the Cavanis Fathers and operating like a family oriented to show on earth its appurtenance to the Heavenly Family. All its components (Administrators, teachers, staff, students, and parents) are called to subordinate one’s specificity, while operating in the school, to perform one of the three familiar roles: as fathers, as mothers, as children.


Its vision is to form integrated educational communities at the service of the Diocese of Tagum for the creative formation of human and Christian values (Justice, Peace and Love), especially among the poor, and actively participate in the building of small Christian communities.


The Schools of the Diocese of Tagum, eager to realize their stated

vision, do hereby commit themselves:

a.) To proclaim the Good News through the fostering of Christian experience in the school community;
b.) To participate actively in the diocesan and parish program for formation and organization;
c.) To assist in the total development of the students, particularly their knowledge and skills, attitudes and values, for the uplift of the poor and in living out of the same in their own environment.
d.) To develop well-defined educational programs for the teachers and staff for the creation of a climate of faith, justice, peace and love within the school;
e.) To provide opportunities for parents and alumni to be involved in schools programs.

D.) The LDDHS Mission

The Letran de Davao High School, among the diocesan schools of Tagum, commits itself to provide the youth with Christian education and accepts its share in the Diocesan Pastoral Thrust for building of small Christian communities, and also as part in the effort of human society to bring the communities into a true Christian family governed by justice, peace and faith. In pursuing this mission, it is guided by the following commitments:

a.) It is Christian in its value system to make available academic, liturgical, and social venues, and to integrate students and parents into a community of genuine Christian love. It respects religious freedom of each member of the academic community.

b.) As Academic Agent for national development, it is committed to foster an awareness of the socio-economic situation, process, and improvement, and to develop the civic and social responsibility, faith, and pride in the national culture and heritage of the Philippines.

c.) It is committed to the Service of the large community by its educational project accessible to deserving and capable students regardless of socio-economic status, religion or race, by making its human resources readily available and furthering cooperative efforts with neighboring educational institutions.

E.) The Cavanis Education Project and Goals

1.) The Cavanis Educators (religious and lay) are working among the youth first as spiritual parents and then as teachers. Therefore, through their testimony, they educate the boys toward the integral paternity/maternity, so that both biological and spiritual.

2.) The Cavanis Educators are committed to educate not only the student’s mind (the rational ability to learn the truth and to refuse the forgery), but also their heart (the capacity to distinguish between the good and bad feelings) and their conscience (the ability to achieve and practice the values).

3.) The Cavanis Educators are committed to take care of the growing process of the adolescents not only as regard of the body (hygiene, feeding, sport), but even as regard of the spirit (to pray, to worship, to remain spiritually children, to become adult in the morality, to do social deeds).

4.) The Cavanis Educators, being conscious that adolescence is the life’s passage responsible of the following adulthood, help the boys and girls to be aware not only of their own human identity (the correct sexual genre oriented to become biological fathers/mothers), but also of that one as children of God. To whom God assigned a specific vocation and granted individual talents.

5.) The Cavanis Educators lead the students to discover their own vocation and so to consecrate themselves acting a heroic donation to that. This may happen practicing a job which provides to the material needs for surviving on earth or a job which provides to the spiritual needs related to the eternal salvation.

6.) The Cavanis Educators lead the students to know their talents and to reap for their own self-realization (success), but also for the service of the community (responsible role in the society) through an exchange of loving relation while avoiding at utmost the personal competition. The only enhanced competition shall be that one oriented to solve problems.

7.) The Cavanis Educators are actually aware of the existence of a fundamental and universal cultural duplicity, affecting both the individuals and the societies that need a dialectical solution. As regard of the individuals, there are: a) the culture coming from the sex to which every person belongs by birth (as male, oriented to the paternity – as female, oriented to the maternity) – b) the culture coming from the social status to which every person belongs by will of God (as rich or as poor of talents and opportunities). As regard of the societies, there are: a) the native culture, that expresses itself through the docility and the submission to the natural environment, to its laws and forces – b) the highly-civilized culture, that expresses itself through the aggression and the human power on the nature and mankind, using the hi-tech, the money, the information, the law and the globalization.

8.) The Cavanis Educators will try, through the interpersonal communication between giver and receiver, to get those educational patterns and skills in teaching and learning that could facilitate the students to enter this dialectical new 3rd Millennium Culture here above mentioned.

9.) The Cavanis Educators in applying one’s educational project take inspiration from St. Joseph Calasanz, their Patron, and from the Venerable Fathers Anthony and Mark Cavanis, their Founders. Besides they would like to propose to the students as proper inspirational hero simply that one each of them dreams to become, according to one’s vocation and talents. No other hero could be imitated by an adolescent, but only the forward projection of one’s personality as it could and should be according to the God’s project, who calls the mankind to become “all saints, so that all heroes”.

10.) The Cavanis Educators enhance the boys and girls to become true witnesses of the motto “I am my own hero” through the pursuance of some personal values, as follows:

a.) Be courageous, to win the fears!
b.) Be loyal, to win the outlawry!
c.) Be enterprising, to win the indolence!
d.) Be protector, to win the disengagement!
e.) Be explorer, to win the ignorance!
f.) Be humorist and player, to win the boredom!
g.) Be athletic, to win the body’s weakness!
h.) Be believer, to win the spiritual anemia!

This educational identikit shall be the bearing structure of that free curriculum DepEd is promising to be implemented as soon as possible in the private educational sector.

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Last update: September 2013