The Lasallian Formation and Mission Department (LFMD), in fidelity to St. John Baptist De La Salle’s inspiration, commit to assuring the vitality and continuity of the Founder’s mission in DLSZ community by providing a genuine formation to all its members, especially to the students entrusted to our care. Through the process of Lasallian Formation and other formative programs, the department hopes to enable the students and Lasallian Partners, including the parents and alumni and other stakeholders to acquire the vision, values, attitudes and practices that support the development and strengthening of Lasallian Identity.
In the Lasallian tradition, the three Lasallian Core Values are intentionally inculcated and integrated across Lasallian student life and Lasallian Partners works and ministry. The three Lasallian Core Values are:
A. Spirit of FAITH:
B. Zeal for SERVICE:
C. COMMUNION in Mission:
Intentional collaborative efforts for integration are being done with Christian Living for recollection-retreat-outreach; while with the rest of the subjects for the Alternative Learning Experience.
There are five units under the Lasallian Formation and Mission Department (LFMD) which implement and realize this direction. These units implement co-curricular and extra curricular programs and activities for the students that intentionally underscore the three Lasallian Core Values of Faith, Service & Communion. These programs complement, supplement and enrich the curricular offerings for the students.
SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
The Sports Development Office (SDO) provides assistance to all student-athletes in academics, formation, training and development. It aims to maintain and improve the performance of student-athletes to maximize their potential in becoming better Lasallians for the community and the country.
It supervises the performance of approximately 1000 athletes for the major tournaments such as UAAP, WNCAA, PAYA, ISSA. It handles the recruitment and monitoring not just of the athletic scholars, but all student-athletes. It has the PE Exemption program as an incentive for well-performing athletes and the Extended Remedial Program (ERIP) for athletes with academic deficiencies. It also handles linkage for athletic visiting programs, exhibitions and competitions in other countries to expose the student athletes to international sport events.
CAMPUS MINISTRY OFFICE
The Campus Ministry Office (CMO) aims to promote spiritual and religious experience; and nourishment among members of the school community, especially the students. It is created to organize and maintain a faith nurturing environment to help individuals in the community become more fully human and more fully Lasallian.
It also provides the community with the opportunity to join in the celebration and experience of Christmas through the opening of the season in LUMINARE, in the reflection of the birth of Christ.
Retreat and Recollections
TAWAG Vocation and Mission Program
Campus Ministry YOUTH AFFILIATE GROUPS aim to initiate, collaborate and sustain programs for youth ministry. The Campus Ministry Office is designated to minister the youth organizations and clubs which upholds the faith and mission of the church with the charism of our founder, De La Salle. Campus Ministry Youth Affiliates underscores the Lasallian Values – Faith, Zeal and Communion, its programs and activities. The following are the of Youth Affiliate Groups:
For Student Organizations:
For Student Club:
VOCATION Promotion Program provides venues for exposure and interaction with the De La Salle Brothers through different programs;
For Lasallian Partners Formation Programs:
SOCIAL ACTION OFFICE
The Social Action Office (SAO) aims to collaboratively work with the Lasallian community for translating into action the knowledge gained in the classroom and developing the learner’s zeal for service through discovering, experiencing and witnessing the life of the children, youth-at-risk, vulnerable and other marginalized sectors in the community.
1. Exposure-Outreach. The Social Action provides exposure-outreach for students to develop their sense of awareness on social issues, and nurtures one’s sense of compassion towards children and youth-at-risk. It recognizes and appreciates the students’ role in the Lasallian mission by actualizing and intensifying their zeal for service with the poor. Every year, students are engage in exposure activities anchored on the social teachings of the Church and the Lasallian Core Values which enhance their critical thinking skills and academic achievement. The student’s exposure activities are composed of three main stages based on their social development:
2. TUGON Volunteers (Zobelunteers). Tugon is a Filipino concept, which means “response”. Our Lasallian heritage inspired by the founder, St. John Baptist de la Salle, enjoined us to respond to the “signs of the times”. The Tugon volunteer program is DLSZ’s concrete and direct response to the needs of the children and youth at risk, the people who are victims of circumstance and marginalized by exclusion.
3. Advocacy. The school’s advocacy raises the awareness and engages the Lasallian community to take action on local and national issues affecting the society. Advocacy initiatives is drawn from the current expression of the Lasallian Mission. To ensure that it would have a greater impact to its intended beneficiaries and clear directions for its works on peace and justice, it has identified four advocacy areas namely:
4. Community Engagement. Establishes partnerships and strong linkages with people organizations, government and non-government organizations, churches, schools and other institutions that share the same conviction for social change and emancipation in keeping with God’s plan
STUDENT CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES OFFICE
The Student Clubs and Activities Office (SCAO) aims to promote the holistic formation of students, inspired and guided by the Christian teachings and the Lasallian Core Values taught by our founder St. John Baptist de la Salle.
1. Progressive and Enhanced Officers Program for Lasallian Leaders (PEOPLE)
2. Excellence in Clubs through active engagement of Lasallian Leaders (EXCELL)
3. Alternative Learning Experience (ALE)
As part of the school’s educational program, ALE is conducted to enrich student’s learning and life experience. It is exclusive to the students and school personnel. The Subject Teachers are enjoined to integrate their subject matter with the activities that they will conduct during ALE. The students are highly encouraged to participate in this activity with their parents’ consent as manifested in a signed parental approval form.
Each student participates in an organization to the extent that his/her scholastic standing will allow.
1. STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COORDINATING COUNCIL (SRCC)
The Student Representative Coordinating Council (SRCC) as the supreme student organization of DLSZ promotes the welfare of the students and works for the proper coordination of student activities with the faculty and administration.
2. STUDENT PUBLICATIONS OFFICE
The Young Observer is the official publication of the grade school students. The Counterpoint, on the other hand, is published by the high school students as their official school paper.
The Yearbook is the annual publication that features the graduates and undergraduates of the school. The annual issue also includes photos of significant events and accomplishments for the school year.
Note: Students who are bona fide members of SRCC and the Student Publications may still opt to join other organizations provided they do not hold key positions in these organizations.
3. LASALYANONG PINOY
Lasalyanong Pinoy aims to live the Lasallian mission and teachings of the founder, St. John Baptist De La Salle through activities that underscore nationalism, patriotism and the Lasallian Core Values of Faith, Zeal for Service and Communion in Mission.
ZOOB NEWS TV and Current Affairs aims to form responsible media producers and consumers on campus. It recognizes the integral role of Media in the lives of young people, with the aim to blend Education with an informed Media consumer and producer.
The school has an extensive program for student activities. At the beginning of the academic year, students are given Club Preference Form with Club Descriptions for club activity participation. The student, with parental advice, chooses the club he/she wishes to join for the year. Clubs are categorized as Academic, Leadership and Religious, Sports, Music and Arts.
CULTURAL AFFAIRS OFFICE
The Cultural Affairs Office (CAO) aims to promote the holistic development of the Lasallian student through its Arts enrichment programs and activities that incorporate the values of social responsibility and cultural stewardship.