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Coordinates: 15°08′03″N 120°35′22″E 15.13417, 120.58944


Holy Family Academy

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      • Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
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    • Holy Family Academy (HFA) was established on August 20, 1906 as the first Catholic parochial school of Angeles City through the initiative of Fr. Pablo Gamboa and the assistance of the Board of Directors of the Parochial School in Angeles City composed of Mariano V. Henson, Juan G. Nepomuceno, Sr., Laureano Suarez, Filomeno Leon Y. Santos, Basilio Henson and Jose P. Henson. Located at the present site of the Holy Rosary Parish rectory, the school offered a primary course and was run by lay teachers who were paid out of contributions.
    • Holy Family Academy (HFA) is a catholic private school located in Angeles City, Philippines. It has both elementary and high school departments as well as kindergarten and preparatory school (known in the school as 'prep') classes for younger students. The school follows the Benedictine tradition of 'Ora et Labora' which means 'Prayer and Work'.
    • HFA is a Catholic Institution belonging to the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Pampanga and administered by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters. It is registered with SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation, with its assets and income used directly and exclusively for educational purposes including expansion when needed to carry out the aims and objectives of the school.
    • HFA is a member of the Association of Archdiocesan and Parochial Schools of Pampanga (AAPSP), the Association of Benedictine Schools (ABS), the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), and the Private Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
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    • The school, being a Catholic institution observes most major Catholic holidays particularly those which are associated with the founder of the Benedictine Order, Saint Benedict. First Friday Holy masses are also celebrated, and the students are required to attend. Students in the old site celebrate Holy Mass at the nearby Holy Rosary Parish Church, Angeles City's oldest while those who are in the new site, particularly High School students celebrate theirs in the Covered Court of the school.
    • There are also quite a number of extra-curricular activities that are observed by the school, some of which aren't observed regularly, a few of these are:
    • Organization of Clubs - students join a particular club which holds activities for a certain point of interest,for example, Math Club, Science Club, Young Writers' Club and the like. Clubs vary for grade school and high school departments. Pre-schoolers are not allowed to join clubs
      • Ecology Month - observed as a month of appreciation for Mother Earth, similar to the Earth Day celebrations
      • Buwan ng Wika - a month-long celebration of the National Language of the Philippines
      • Academic Weeks - week-long activities devoted to a particular academic subject taught in the school, e.g. Math Week, Physics Week, History Week and the like
      • Songfest - usually held during the holiday season, classes contest to exhibit the best interpretation of a popular Christmas Song
      • Recollections and retreats - an integral part of the spiritual life of students in the school
      • Peace Concert - pioneering in 2003, the Peace Concert is a gathering of the academy's performing artists to celebrate and propagate Peace and Goodwill through music, dance and cultural presentations
      • Intramurals - sports is celebrated in this usually 3 to 4-day activity, this is a chance for students to unwind from the usual peculiarities of school life
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