Cradle of Joy (COJ) is a non-stock, non-profit Catholic progressive school dedicated to the holistic and integral formation of the students, who are witnesses to Gospel values. As a partner in mission of the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community, COJ centers its efforts in shaping young hearts and minds for Jesus.
From the Directress
To all of you who are searching for quality education for your children, I wish to extend my warm invitation to visit our school. Cradle of Joy offers you a place where your children will be developed as whole persons – their minds to think creatively and critically, and their hearts, to acquire Godly self-respect and develop a genuine love for others.
Please feel free to browse around! I do hope that you can be part of our COJ family!
Marion Abiva-CruzSchool Directress
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ENROLL YOUR CHILD AT COJ
1. Small Class Size – COJ keeps a small adult – child ratio to optimize the children’s learning. Studies in the US* show that students greatly benefit and do much better academically when situated in classes of smaller size, especially when initiated at early ages. We’ve seen it for ourselves!
At COJ, Grade School class sizes are kept to a maximum of 20 students; the preschool class sizes are even smaller :)
2. “Personalized” Education – Given the smaller class size, teachers are better able to know the students more - their strengths, limitations, personalities, learning styles, love languages... Teachers are then better able to address students’ individual needs to improve learning and the learner.
3. Progressive Approach – The best teacher, they say, is EXPERIENCE, and that’s exactly what we try to do at COJ. Learning is made more relevant because children EXPERIENCE lessons, more than just read about them. Again, small class sizes make fieldtrips doable (and more frequent!) for students to see, feel, touch, and even taste what is taken up inside the classroom.
Moreover, the Preschool employs Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and makes sure that all intelligences are tackled on a weekly basis (Parents can check for themselves with the e-mailed Weekly Lesson Plan.).
At the Grade School, lessons are taught according to how students best learn them, through their learning styles! We let children work on the floor, or while listening to music, or even while eating! We understand that we all understand things in different ways.
Who was that masked man?
January 14 - 18, 2013 was the PS celebration of Environmental Awareness Week (EAW). This year's theme, BE AN ECO HERO, had the children recycling, monitoring their trash, and planting trees at the La Meco Ecopark, but the hands down crowd pleaser was the Eco Hero Fashion Show that brought out the best of both parents and students!
As a weekend homework, we asked the parents to create a Eco Hero costume (using recycleable materials, of course) for their child. The costumes had to be meaningful as their characters had specific missions and special powers. There were pollution suckers, recycling heroes, lights off switchers and leak eliminators, to name a few.
Here's a sneak peek at the heroes of their own future, our Eco Heroes!
Eco Heroes for Mother Earth!
Kinder 1 AM
Kinder 2 AM
Kinder 1 and 2 NN