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Sta. Ana, Manila, Philippines High School Department

STUDENTS HANDBOOK SY 2011-2012 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION The guiding Philosophy of Franciscan Education is two-fold: evangelization-formation, and excellence and competence in the secular field of studies. VISION-MISSION-GOALS Vision A community of academic excellence and competence imbibed with Catholic-Franciscan values. Mission

We are called to evangelize and promote the holistic formation of the youth through Catholic-Franciscan values and relevant quality education. Goals Promote the Franciscan values of simplicity, humility, justice and peace, joyful brotherhood, and reverence for creation by witnessing to them in daily life; Instill Catholic-Christian values through Religion classes, outreach programs and parish involvements; Develop creative, analytical, and critical thinking with high sense of Christian moral values; Use their God-given talents at the service of family, church, and society; Equip students with knowledge, skills, and proper attitudes needed either for higher education or the world of work; Develop the habit of industry and inculcate work ethics for socio-moral and economic upliftment; and Form good citizens and dedicated Catholic-Christian leaders who appreciate the historical and cultural heritage of the Filipinos and are committed to social transformation. FRANCISCAN CORE VALUES 1. COMPASSION AND LOVING UNION WITH GOD * competence * creativity * discipline 2. COMMUNION AND HARMONY WITH ALL * fraternal solidarity * parish consciousness and involvement * love for environment * nationalism 3. REVERENCE TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL PERSON AND TO ALL CREATION * reverence 4. INCARNATIONAL

* humility * simplicity of lifestyle * minority * redemptive suffering * loving sacrifice 5. EXPERIENTIAL * essential link between theory and practice * learning by doing * teaching and modeling * aware and responsive to reality * reading the signs of the times * contextualized education * inculturation 6. FORMATION TOWARDS PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR, DEPRIVED, OPPRESSED, EXPLOITED AND EXCLUDED * social justice * empathy * service for the poor * outreach program * conscientization of students * social involvement 7. RECOGNITION OF THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN EVERYTHING * integrity * wellness * cleanliness

Brief History Recognized by the government in the SY 1959-1960, the Catholic Saint Francis School of Sta. Ana, Manila, is owned and administered by the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), or simply the Franciscans, of the Province of San Pedro Bautista. SFS has a long history of existence in this 6th District of Manila. The early friars, since their arrival in 1578, saw to it that the youth, in their places of assignment, be given the Christian perspective in life. Thus, in their best capacity and knowledge, the Franciscans considered the education ministry as very essential, not only for Christian character formation, but also for the service of the realization of the Kingdom in this part of the world. The Grade School Department SFS started as an informal educational center teaching the youth the basics of the Christian faith and the 3Rs. In 1913, it became a formal school called La Escuela Catolica de Sta. Ana under the administration of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) Sisters. In 1957, the RVM sisters decided to move out and open their own exclusive school for girls, the present St. Marys Academy. The OFM friars felt the need to put up their own school for boys and they re-established the convent spaces of the former Escuela vacated by the RVMs. Thus in 1959, Saint Francis School was born. Government recognition for its Kindergarten and Primary courses were given on June 13, 1960. The school was registered as a non-stock and non-profit incorporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 21, 1962. On July 1, 1963, its complete intermediate course was recognized by the Government. The High School Department In order to accommodate the SFS elementary graduates, the friars decided to expand the school with a complete high school curriculum. On August 3, 1964, the first and second years of the Secondary Course were recognized by

the then Bureau of Education; and on July 3, 1967, its third and fourth years were also approved. During the SY 1966-67, SFS was already a completely recognized exclusive school for boys where the elementary and high school departments were housed in the historic corridors and halls of the centuries-old Sta. Ana convent and in a flat annex structure of wood at the back of the convent which was built and inaugurated on October 4, 1968. On September 28, 1968 SFS became a member of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines. SFS Coeducational With the construction of a massive and concrete 4-storey building under the leadership of School Director Fr. Pedro Ruano OFM, SFS became coeducational in SY 1974-75. It was a combined decision made by the Administration, faculty members, and parents as the trend in education was to democratize and provide a sound psychological, healthy and family atmosphere within a Catholic school setting. In the SY 1991-92, a new 3-storey structure was built to literally give more rooms to an increasing student population. The building, which was blessed on February 5, 1992, was mainly subsidized by the Missionzentrale of Germany. It was also a work of cooperation among the parents, friends, faculty members and students, spearheaded by Fr. Rodrigo San Jose OFM. Mission Formation of SFS Personnel With its years of existence and experience as an education institution, SFS has so much to offer to its pupils and students. The Catholicity of its orientation and dimension puts the school in touch with what the trends are in education and the changes taking place in socio-economic political fields, as well as in the fields of morals and the latest in doing theology. The mission of SFS is two-fold: evangelization- formation, and excellence and competence in the secular field of studies. The two-fold tasks envision a complete and total Christian young boy and girl ready to assume their responsibilities to their country as the main objective of the then Department of Education Culture and Sports. From the many church documents on catholic education, there is always emphasis on the Gospel formation of the youth in order to bring to unity the many facets of studies into one direction:

the building up of the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of justice and peace, the kingdom where everyone is a brother and sister in the name of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The academically and spiritually mature personnel of Saint Francis School are the leaders toward the march to a shared and bright future this is our mission. Towards the Third Millennium SFS is a school of the third millennium. It continues to proclaim the timeless Gospel values lived by St. Francis of Assisi seeing and loving the incarnated, crucified and eucharistic Christ in the poor and the neglected of the society. It allow students to gain knowledge, wisdom, and truth of God through the realities studied in the classroom and experienced in creation; to form students to appreciate his Filipino identity and uniqueness, at the same time conscious and responsive to global issues and concerns. The School Seal

The SFS seal or logo carries the emblem of the Franciscan Order. It is a perspective of the Greek letter Tau (or the Cross) with the wounded hand of Christ and the stigmatized hand of St. Francis of Assisi. This is symbolic of the identification and compassion of St. Francis for the poor and crucified Christ. Underneath the T and the crossed hands is the peace motto: Pax et Bonum which means Peace and every good.


The Our Lady of the Angels Chapel-

dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels, the chapel offers peace and solace to those who want to have private communion with God; this is also the venue for group/class celebration of the Holy Eucharist during their patron's feast.

Campus Ministry Office- This office attend to the spiritual and

values formation of the students, the parents, as well as the teaching and nonteaching personnel of the school; it is also tasked to calendar the different liturgical activities of the school in order to supplement and deepen their relationship with God.

Registrars Office - The Registrar is part of the schools administrative

framework and a member of its policy-making body. The office is the repository of school records. It passes its decision on cases involving credentials, evaluation of subjects or credits, student accounting, academic placement and eligibility for graduation. School records, certificates and other documents are available at the office upon request.

Guidance Center -

it provides the students and pupils an efficient guidance, counseling, testing and referral services.

Formation and Discipline Office

tasked with the daily fraternal implementation of the Schools rules and regulations as stated in the Students Handbook.

Medical and Dental Clinic- provides services for the maintenance of

health which also include diagnosis, necessary emergency treatment and immunization as prescribed by DOH.

High School Library-

provides up-to-date educational materials, books and references where students, in the comfort of air-conditioned atmosphere, are encouraged to do supplementary reading and research via the world wide web.

Science LaboratoriesSpeech Laboratory-

adequate loci for Science and Computer Education where hands-on learning are facilitated by their mentors. state-of-the-art equipment for improving one's oral and aural communication skills are provided here.

Brother Sun-Sister Moon Auditorium-

the locale for general assembly, social gatherings, theater arts presentations and programs with a proscenium-type of stage, complimented with adequate lighting facilities and air-condition units.

Audio-Visual Room-

educational multimedia center for students for enriching the teaching-learning experience.

School Canteen- provides balanced food preparation at affordable prices. School PublicationCo-Curricularsresponsible for the publication of the quarterly official school organ and its annual Gazette/Yearbook. clubs, intramurals, inter-school meets, social actions, field trips, campings, retreats, recollections are activities encouraged and calendared by the school for their educational, spiritual and social values providing students practical application of classroom learning, acquiring the spirit of positive competition, sportsmanship, camaraderie and closer union with God and other people.

Outreach Program- participation in the life and activities of the Parish

and the larger community is highly encouraged in order to promote the missionary spirit of service and ministry.

Athletic and Recreation Facilities- indoor athletic equipments are

also provided by this service.

School Guard Post-

security and well-being as one of the major concern of the school, this service prevent unwanted elements or intruders from entering the campus, providing safety and security to all properties and persons within the academe.

SCHOOL FEES 1. Tuition fees are payable in: FULL PAYMENT; INSTALLMENT (down payment, and the remaining balance paid in nine equal installments during the first week of the months of June, July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February); TWO PAYMENTS (down payment and the remaining balance payable on the first week of September); and QUARTERLY (down payment, and the remaining balance payable a week before every Periodic Test). 2. Enrollment is understood to be for one school year. Hence, a student is obliged to pay the whole years fee regardless of whether he finishes the school year or drops out or transfers. In the case of dropping out, refund for tuition fees and other fees shall be in accordance with the provisions in the Manual of Regulations for Private Schools (Section 104) which states A student who transfers or otherwise withdraws in writing, within two weeks after the beginning of classes, and who has already paid the pertinent tuition and other fees in full or for any length longer than one month may be charged 10% of the total amount due for the term if he withdraws within the first week of classes, or 20% if within the second week of classes, regardless of whether or not he has actually attended classes. The student may be charged all the school fees in full if he withdraws anytime after the second week of classes. However, if the transfer or withdrawal is due to a justifiable reason, the student shall be charged the pertinent fees only up to and including the last month of attendance. 3. Expenses in connection with academic and other activities calendared by the school such as special projects, sport uniforms, program costumes, retreat fees, graduation fees, field trips, scouting paraphernalia, camping, etc. are ordinarily made at the expense of the students. However, unnecessary collections or contribution in connection to these are strongly discouraged. No collection or contributions are made without the approval of the administration. 4. When a parent enrolled his child/children in this school, it is understood that: a. the said parent/guardian is familiar with the school policies, rules and regulations and is willing to abide by them; and b. the said parent/guardian is financially able to pay the required fees and other requirements.

CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES To develop in its students the necessary curricular knowledge and skills that will make them fully prepare for higher studies, as well as to take their respective places in the world outside the school, the following subject area orientation aims to:
1. Religion: to bring about human persons who are intimately related





with the Risen Christ who is present in life, events and people; who frequent the sacraments because they know that Christ nourishes His people through them; who are aware that they are unique individuals gifted with special charisms and capacities to partake in the life of the Church; who are imbued with a sense of mission to create a better world of brotherhood with all men; who are animated with the gospel spirit of St. Francis of Assisi- of peace, joy, simplicity and love for their fellows, especially the poor and less fortunate; English and Filipino: to effect cognitive, affective and psychomotor changes in the development of communication arts and skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing various forms of literary genre; and applying what is read and studied to contemporary social, cultural and religious life; Science and Technology: to enable the students to see the realities of life; to grow in understanding the facts, concepts and principles so that they will be able to think scientifically, logically and critically; to develop experimental problem-solving skills used in the investigation and evaluation of human behavior through the application of scientific discoveries; Mathematics: to develop the ability of the students to think critically, and to increase their proficiency to analyze complex problems methodically; to instill in their mind mathematical concepts, as to operations and relationships that are useful in the solution of problems found in other disciplines; Makabayan: the learning area where deeper appreciation of our cultural heritage and history is developed including the development of patriotism and national identity and where learning is first


contextualized in relation to the learners physical and social environment. This consists of the following: 5.1.Araling Panlipunan: to impart to the students an acute awareness of politico-socio-cultural events, past and present, and to make them understand the effects of such events on human life; to remind the students of their catholic responsibilities to their neighbors by encouraging participation in causes that seek to elevate their socioeconomic status or provide just dues; to cultivate willingness to relate with their neighbors and understand their problems; to discourage elitism by which they shirk off their social responsibilities; 5.2.Technology & Livelihood Education: to make the students understand the value of work and appreciate related areas in practical arts like the latest in information technology; for the achievement of satisfying personal, family and national economic goals; 5.3.MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education, Health): to provide the students the opportunities to develop poise, balance, selfdiscipline and stamina through the physical activities which contribute to the formation of a healthy attitude essential to normal growth; for the students to be physically strong and mentally fit to meet the requirements of a useful life of service to others; and 5.4. Edukasyong Pagpapahalaga: to know, appreciate and abide by the universal standards of morality which guide students in their relationship with God, their families and society; to exercise responsible freedom in responding to current local and global issues and problems in making decisions and in setting objectives in life, and in evaluating the morality of an act.

FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCES 1. Admission is a privilege and not a right, and is discretionary upon the school, which is not charged with the legal responsibility of providing


education to those who do not satisfy its admission requirements (Manual of Regulations for Private Schools, p.299). 2. Private schools have the right to impose other rules and regulations for the admission of students aside from the entrance examination (MRPS, p.300). 3. Every school has a right to determine which applicants it shall accept for enrollment. It has a right to judge the fitness of students seeking admission and re-admission. A students failure to satisfy the academic standard the school sets shall be a legal ground for its refusal to re-admit him (MRPS, p.304).

1. Must have a qualifying average on the Report card of 82% and above.

2. Must have a grade in Conduct of at least 82% or its equivalent. 3. Must present a Letter of Good Moral Character from the Principal of the previous school. 4. Must present original and photocopy of Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the child, and Marriage Contract of the parents. 5. Must qualify in the entrance examinations. TRANSFEREES (FIRST YEAR TO THIRD YEAR)
After the two-week period above-mentioned, no further enrollment will be allowed, without prejudice however to subsequent transfer by an enrolled student from one school to another during the school year, provided the consent of both schools is obtained. As a general rule, interschool transfer after the enrollment period are discouraged, especially in the cases of student who are expected to graduate from a course of study during the school year at the secondary or tertiary levels of formal education (Article XIII. Student Admission, section 62, Rules of Registration. MRPS).

1. Must fulfill requirements stated on nos. 1-5 on new students. 2. Must be a regular student, i.e., no back subjects. NB: SAINT FRANCIS SCHOOL DOES NOT ADMIT TRANSFEREES OR NEW STUDENTS IN THE FOURTH YEAR.


OLD STUDENTS 1. Must have a grade in Conduct not lower than C or its equivalent. 2. Students who lacked units must have taken the failed subjects and passed during summer (Junior students who fail this requirement will not be admitted for 4th year and will be requested for transfer). PROBATION Probation is the observation status given to a student in a certain period of time for improvement; this may be ACADEMIC or CONDUCT in nature. Academic probation is normally given to students who did not fared well in their entrance examination, or to students who had taken summer; year-long academic strict probation is given to newly-admitted students with failure/s from their previous school of attendance. Conduct probation is primarily behavioral in nature: this may be STRICT PROBATION (normally lasting for the entire school year, with the understanding that if the student receives a Suspension, the school will make a recommendation for transfer) or simple PROBATION (given in certain number of quarters). A student may be readmitted on PROBATIONARY STATUS on the condition that said student: 1. shows an average rating in academics, as well in Conduct 2. must be favorably recommended by the Committee on Academic Performance/Discipline (composed of the Principal, Subject Area Coordinators, Advisers, Subject Teachers, and Formation & Discipline Officer). NB: A quarterly evaluation will be conducted by the Committees on Academic Performance/Discipline to assess if the student had successfully met the condition/s imposed, which will mean that the student will be taken out of such status; if on the last quarter the student still has not met the requirement/s, a C- will be given and subject for Recommendation for Transfer without Certificate of Good Moral Character.



1. A rating in Conduct lower than C or its equivalent;

References: a. All educational institutions shall teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and personal discipline (Philippine Constitution, Art. XIV, sec. 3) b. SFS Vision-Mission-Goals c. Behavior and Measures of Discipline, SFS Handbook d. Disciplinary Measures, SFS Handbook 2. habitual delay and/or failure in settling school financial obligations; Reference: Academic Policies, no.8, SFS Handbook 3. membership and/or involvement in any organization, fraternity/sorority, gangs and other similar dubious aggrupations; (cf. Disciplinary Measures, SFS Handbook) 4. habitual and/or deliberate non-attendance on school-calendared activities without the schools approval; (cf. Behavior and Measures of Discipline, SFS Handbook) 5. those who took summer classes in another school without permission from the Principal; 6. students who received three suspensions; 7. recommendation by more than one faculty member due to poor academic and/or behavioral performance.

1. The High School Department follows the Basic Education Curriculum

(BEC) for the 2nd-4th year levels; and Secondary Education Curriculum for the 1st year level. 2. SFS enrollees are presumed to desire not only academic excellence but also a true catholic education. Hence, full participation in the


activities for catholic formation and practice of conduct befitting Catholics are necessary. 3. Recollections and Retreats are part of our religious education and guidance program; thus, attendance is required for the aforementioned. 4. The grading system is by averaging (DepEd Memo #33, s.2004; #39, s. 2004). The required grade for passing is 75%; and the general formula for grade computation is: Raw Score___ X 50 + 50 Number of Items The final grade shall be determined by averaging across quarters by subject only (DepEd Memo No. 33, s. 2004). 5. Students who fail in 3 or more units are automatically retained. 6. The Periodic Test rating in a subject per grading period make up 25% of the report card grade; while daily classroom work, written and oral homework, and projects are the bases for the other 75% (DECS D.O. No. 70, s.1998). 7. In case of absence from the Periodic Test due to illness or to some other serious reasons, the parent/guardian must notify the Class Adviser or the Principal immediately. A medical certificate must be presented in case of illness. A special test will be given a week after the scheduled Periodic Test. Failure, still, to take said special test will mean a failing test mark. 8. In cases when, due to very serious reasons, the student is not able to settle financial obligation for a scheduled periodic examination, the student may be allowed to take the special test after the scheduled examination on the strict condition that the parent/guardian seek approval from the Principal or Director, and to that effect execute a promissory note. As a rule, the note is accepted only if it promises to pay on a date not later than two weeks after the date the promise is made. A second promissory note shall not be honored unless the previous or earlier promise has been fulfilled/settled as promised. 9. A special schedule is observed during periodic examination days. No extra curricular activities, or making of projects in any subject, are allowed during the week preceding the examinations. 10. Every instruction given regarding daily quizzes and periodic examination should be observed. Honesty must be practiced at all times- all actions that may be interpreted as cheating should be avoided. Cheating is subject to disciplinary sanction: a proven or


clear cheating shall be meted with a zero score and a C- in conduct with suspension. 11. Print out grades will be issued at the end of each quarter. Parents/Guardians are given notices of failures and will be requested for special conferences with the Class Adviser. It is, however, highly encouraged that parents/guardians should confer with the Class Adviser at least once a month (Parent-Teacher Conference), and more often for students with unsatisfactory conduct and academic performance. 12.Academic success depends mostly on good study habit and careful accomplishment of academic requirements. Ordinarily, diligence and correct methods of study eliminate the need for private tutoring.
(NB: SFS teachers are not allowed to tutor any SFS students from or different department). the same

13.Students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities except when participation bear adverse effect in their studies, in which case such participation is not allowed.

GRADING SYSTEM: Distribution of Weights Per Subject

Quizzes 20% Prelim.. 20% Seatwork. 15% Assignment 5% Recitation 15% Periodic Test 25%

Quizzes Prelim Experiment Assignment Recitation Periodic Test Project. 10% 15% 20% 5% 15% 25% 10%


COMMUNICATION ARTS (English & Filipino):

Periodic Test 25% Quizzes 10% Prelim 20% Assignment 5% Class Standing * Performance Assessment (Role Playing/Simulation/Debate/Argumentation/ Extemporaneous Speech/Reporting) 15% * Research.. 10% * Written Outputs (weekly outputs, book reports for 1st-3rd levels; Practicum paper for 4th year) 15%

Periodic Test Quizzes Performance Practical Test (Scouting) Prelim Project/Output 25% 10% 15% 30% 10% 10%

Periodic Test Quizzes Recitation Prelim Assignment Project 25% 15% 20% 20% 10% 10%

Periodic Test. Written Output (Quizzes/Prelim) Recitation Project/Seatwork Laboratory. 25% 20% 15% 20% 20%


Periodic Test Written Output (Quizzes/Prelim) Recitation Project Laboratory 25% 20% 15% 20% 20%


Attendance 30% Behavior 20% Participation (classroom activities, contests participation, other activities) 50%

*EP (75%)
Written Output 20% Participation/ Recitation 15% Behavior. 20% Project 20% Periodic Test 25%

Periodic Test Quizzes Seatwork/Assignment.. Recitation Prelim. Project 25% 15% 10% 15% 20% 15%

1. Attendance and Punctuality15% 2. Personal Deportment 25% obedience to school rules & regulations / polite / honest / behaves well while inside campus, and outside while wearing school uniform / refined in speech & actuations / always in complete and proper uniform / avoids unnecessary body accessories / diligently follows prescribed haircut/style


3. Academic Demeanor.30% works without being told and without complaint / finishes assigned work in time / initiative and resourceful / brings to school all necessary academic materials / shows excuse letter when absent on the previous day / pays attention in class and participates actively 4. Franciscan Core Values30% manifest the spirit of simplicity, humility, justice and peace, and reverence for creation The highest conduct grade is 100, with 75 as passing, expressed in letters based on the following Table of Equivalence: A+ = 97-100 A = 93-96 A- = 90-92 B+ = 85-89 B = 83-84 B- = 80-82 C+ = 77-79 C = 75-76 C- = 70-74

MERITS, AWARDS, HONORS The High School Department follows DECS D.O. no. 65, s.1998, in determining said merits, awards and honors for the graduating students: 1. The designations Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Honorable Mention shall apply to graduating high school honor students.


2. There shall be one Valedictorian and one Salutatorian; however, in case of a tie between two candidates, both may be declared Valedictorians and/or Salutatorians. 3. The number of honor students to be declared Honorable Mention shall be no more than one percent of the total number of graduating students. 4. The Honor Selection Committee shall be composed of all the subject teachers of the graduating class, Advisers of 4th year, the Registrar, with the Principal as the Chairperson. 5. Any member of the graduating class is eligible to be a candidate for honors if he/she meets the following: 5.1. the student must have no grade lower than 85% in any subject; 5.2. the student must have completed the curriculum years within the prescribed length in years, meaning four consecutive years. However, students who spent more than four years of schooling may be given consideration due to unavoidable circumstances such as serious ailment, calamities, and peace and order situation as the case may be; documentary proofs should be presented; 5.3. the student must be an active member of at most two authorized organizations or clubs in SFS; 5.4. the student must have conducted himself in conformity with the school rules and regulations, that is, the student must have no conduct grade lower than B+ in all grading periods of his fourth year. 5.5. residency of at least one year is a requirement. 6. The following criteria and corresponding weights shall be used in determining the Valedictorian, Salutatorian and the Honorable Mention awards:
6.1. 6.2.

Academic Excellence (7 points): this shall be based on the general average of the grades of the candidate; Co-Curricular Activities (3 points): this shall be based on the active participation of the candidate in not more than two authorized student organizations or clubs (literary-musical activities, sports, travels in relation to school work, civic activities, research, school paper, church/parish involvement, etc.) (NB: for specific point distribution, see Appendix)


7. The following are the Special Awards: 7.1. Dr. Jose P. Laurel Award: normally given to the Valedictorian; 7.2. Gerry Roxas Leadership Award: given to one who passes the criteria of the said award; 7.3. Subject Area Proficiency Awards: the student who gets the highest final grade in a subject will automatically be the best on said subject area (in case of a tie, deliberation will be conducted). 7.4. Other awards deemed by the school.
8. Loyalty Award:

conferred to graduating students who have been continuously enrolled in SFS from the first grade to fourth year. This gold award signify not just a length of time being in SFS but the students love and ardent pursuit for a catholic, Franciscan education. who had completed at least four years of residency; exemplary conduct (no behavioral case whatsoever during his/her high school years); witnessed the Franciscan core values; and to be chosen by a special committee composed of faculty members representative from all year levels, chaired by the Principal.

9. Franciscan Charism Award: the highest award given to the student

For the selection of undergraduate honors, the following are implemented: 1. Any member of the undergraduate classes is eligible to be in the honor roll from the first to the fourth grading period if the student does not get a grade lower than 85% in any grading period. 1.1. the averages of the students in the undergraduate levels are ranked from the first to the fourth grading period: the student who ranks 1 will be the First Honor the student who ranks 2 will be the Second Honor the student who ranks 3 will be the Third Honor students who qualified for honors will be given due recognition.

Only the grades in a particular year level are considered in the selection of the honor students.


3. 4.

Residency is not considered in the selection of honor students. The student must conform with the rules and regulations of St. Francis School, i.e., no grade lower than B+ in conduct, in any grading period and no case whatsoever.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION The graduation ceremonies held at the end of the school year is a public confirmation that those receiving their diplomas have worked satisfactorily for their own development and education according to the objectives of the school. Thus, the following should be met: 1. satisfactory completion of academic requirements; 2. satisfactory behavior indicative of a catholic Franciscan education; 3. clearance for liabilities; and 4. attendance at the retreat, rehearsals of graduation rites 5. application to the School Director for graduation The graduation attire should be agreed upon by the students, parents, class advisers and administration. Parents/Guardians are highly encouraged to be present during the ceremonies. NB: A summerian candidate for graduation, or a student who receives a failing grade in Conduct and/or due to a serious violation of this Handbook during the 4th quarter, will not be allowed to join the graduation ceremonies.

BEHAVIOR AND MEASURES OF DISCIPLINE Identification Cards: all students are required to wear their properly laminated IDs on their uniforms upon entering and while within the school premises. A student who loses his ID must get a temporary ID while his

application for a new one is pending in order to be allowed to enter into the school. Stickers and other decorations are not allowed on IDs. IDs which are not properly displayed shall be a point for minor offense. Attire: Students should wear the prescribed and complete school uniform. The prescribed uniform is:
1. Boys: (old students: 2nd-4th) mocha polo jacket with school seal on the

breast pocket with long chocolate brown pants, plain white t-shirt/PE t-shirt for the undershirt, black socks, low cut black leather shoes.

2. Girls: (old students: 2nd-4th) straight mocha dress with two box pleats

in front and at the back, four inches below the knee; opening in front with brown buttons and brown piping from the neck down on the side of the button holes; brown piping on the collar and sleeves; brown belt


with plastic buckle on the first hips; brown bias tie; white socks; black leather school shoes.

New Students (Freshmen)


(Gala uniform)
3. There is a separate prescribed uniform for P.E.

4. Modification of the school uniforms because of fads will not be tolerated. 5. Gala uniform: to be worn during special occasions like First Friday Masses, graduation, etc. 5.1. Boys: short sleeves, white polo barong with hidden buttons; brown pants; black shoes, black socks; 5.2. Girls: long-sleeved white dress with box pleats, 4 inches below the knee; brown bias tie; white belt with white buckle; chemise; black school shoes; white socks. Nota Bene: the official type of clothing material should be followed for those who will have the uniforms done on their own. Haircut: every first Monday of the month, haircut inspection will be conducted by the Class Adviser: 1. Boys: maximum tolerable; the hair must be cut thinning downward and not touching the collar; the sideburns should not extend to more than half of the ears length with the ear visibly exposed; bangs should not exceed the eyebrow level; skinhead/semi-kal style and


shaving of forehead is disallowed; gelled-spiked hair is prohibited; no moustache or beard. 2. Girls: undercut and hairstyle which will make the student look like the opposite sex is prohibited. Textbooks: all students are required to have and bring to school their complete set of prescribed textbooks and other materials necessary for schoolwork; said items should not be left in the classrooms at the end of the class day. Punctuality and Regularity of Attendance: 1. Students who have incurred absences of more than 20% of the total number of school days shall be dropped, or such absences shall cause the student to fail in the year or subject/s (cf. Bur. Man. IX, 127). 2. The inner gate will be closed at exactly 7:00AM for the Morning Prayers/Rituals/Mass. Parents/Guardians of students who failed to report on time will be called by the Formation & Discipline Officer to fetch said late students. Courtesy, Respect, Reverence, Order: 1. Classes in the first period in the morning starts with the prayer of the Memorare and Class Prayer; and Peace Prayer at the last period in the afternoon. 2. When the subject teacher enters the class, any class officer will say, Teacher on the floor; the class silently stand; the teacher makes the sign of the cross and greets the class Good morning/afternoon, (full name of the section). Pax et bonum; the class answers, Good morning/afternoon, (name of teacher). Pax et bonum; then the teacher asks the class to take their seat, to which the class respond Thank you. Relative to addressing female teachers, whether married or single, students will use the politically neutral term of Ms. When a visitor enters the class, any class officer will say, Visitor on the floor and the class stands up and immediately greets Good morning/afternoon, visitor and they all silently take their seat. When the class ends, the teacher makes the sign of the cross, while the class stands up, and bid farewell with Goodbye, (full name of the section, and the class answers Thank you and goodbye, (name of teacher.


Students are expected to stop eating, to be silent and orderly at the sound of the bell signifying start of classes. Students must observe the procedures of orderly entrance and exit from the classroom. The same orderliness and silence are also expected between periods. If the teacher fails to arrive within the first ten minutes, the class president or any other class officer should inform the Class Adviser, or the Formation & Discipline Officer. 4. Everybody should keep silent whenever the teacher is speaking or a classmate is reciting in class. 5. A student should never stand or leave his chair without the teachers permission. He should strictly follow the seat plan. 6. Students should stand straight when reciting and never answer nor make remarks unless he had the permission to do so. 7. No student is allowed to leave the room, not even between periods, unless he has the permission of the proper teacher, and a Hall Pass will be provided for this. 8. While classes are going on, others who are already dismissed should maintain silence within the building/premises and strictly NO LOITERING along the corridors. 9. During morning rituals, one should show that he knows the meaning of the ceremony by standing and participating in the entire ritualpraying the Peace Prayer, singing the National Anthem, reciting the Panatang Makabayan and Panunumpa sa Watawat, and singing the School Hymn; the Handbook should be brought by the student. 10. Students should maintain an atmosphere of prayer, silence and respect while inside the parish church or school chapel. 11. Students should be refined in their speech and should avoid harsh and vulgar language, shouting and talking too loud, teasing, joking and giving ridiculous names to their friends which often times cause quarrel. Students must be like brothers and sisters to one another. 12. Immediately after the bell for the morning break, signifying recess, all classes will pray Grace Before Meal; and Grace After Meal before resumption of classes. 13. All classes must temporarily stop and actively participate in the praying of the Angelus at 12noon. 14. Students will not be allowed in some off-limits designated areas in the campus. 15. No student should be around the campus at 530PM, except those still with official school business and duly supervised by concerned teachers.
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-Saint Francis School, Santa Ana Manila is the Home of the Peacemakers and an Environment-Friendly School-

Prohibited Materials 1. Any Styrofoam, plastic bags and cups, but not limited especially to food packages. 2. Liquor or alcohol drinks, prohibited drugs, cigarettes, etc. Those who may be under the influence of or shows to be under the influence of drugs, substances and alcohol will not be allowed to go in the School. 3. Gambling materials such as but not limited to playing cards, mah-jong tiles, etc. 4. Firearms and other deadly weapons. These should be surrendered to the security personnel before entering the school premises to be allowed in the School. 5. Students should not bring mobile phones in the School and other gadgets such as Ipad, Ipod, Tabs, PSP, and other game consoles, etc. 6. Students are not allowed to bring and wear cosmetic products (makeup, foundation, lipsticks, lip gloss, mascara, eye make-up, etc.)


A Before entering SFS premises:


Identification Card and Gate Pass

All students will be issued their respective ID cards for official identification. The official ID should be worn at all times while within the School premises. The ID card will be used for one academic year only.


Students lost or damaged IDs shall be replaced upon presentation to the respective office (ID Procurement/IT Office) of a letter for ID replacement, signed by parent/s or guardians, noted by the class adviser and a copy of the receipt of payment of replacement fee from the Finance Office.

Parents/Guardians & Visitors All visitors will be required to temporarily surrender any form of identification to the security personnel before a special pass will be given to them. Persons without proper identification and invalid reasons for entering will be denied entry. Parents and guardians can set for an appointment/conference with the class adviser/subject teachers, principal and to other school offices by letter or phone call and must be coursed through to the Guidance Center. Appointments and conferences shall take place in the Guidance Center. Parents should avoid scheduling conferences/inquiries during recess and lunch break. The Bookstore and Cashier is open for parents/guardians from 7:00-11:00 am and 1:00-4:00 pm only except during break time of pupils and students so that the school guard can assist them. AM Recess: 9:30-9:50 PM Recess: 2:40-3:00 Lunch: 11:50-12:40

Visitors Without Appointments: The security personnel will observe the following procedures: 1. Ask the purpose of the visit. Inform the person to be visited and inquire if they will be received.


2. Request for an identification card and register the name of the visitor in the logbook. 3. Issue a Visitors Pass. Remind to have it signed by the personnel visited and give the visitor directions. 4. Before leaving the School, the visitor shall return the Visitors Pass to the security personnel to claim the identification card he/she surrendered. 5. Visitors accompanied by a student will undergo the same process.
6. Vendors, sellers, agents, marketing representatives and the like will

not be allowed entry unless they are permitted by the School Director. If they are given permission, they may stay on designated areas only. Visitors pass will also be issued.


Security check of belongings

Everyone entering the School will be subjected to a security check. Bags, packages and/or items will be inspected prior to entry. The School reserves the right not to allow any suspicious looking bag, package, item or person to enter the School. Items, like firearms and deadly weapons are not allowed inside the School and must be deposited to the security personnel. These will be logged upon deposit as well as upon claim. All prohibited materials will be confiscated or entry (or exit as the case may be) will be denied.


Dress Code must be observed


Students, and visitors are required to be in proper uniform or attire before entering the School. Admini0strators should set an example among colleagues and subordinates in following the dress code; security personnel will log and report immediately to the HRM Office any transgressions of this matter for disciplinary purposes. Coming in on a short-shorts, micro miniskirts, undershirts, sleeveless shirts, and rubber slippers will be automatically denied entry except if such attire is related and needed for particular activities and was given a written approval by the School Director.

B. While inside the School premises: Students Students, once they enter the School are no longer allowed to go out except after school hours. For other circumstances, such as when a pass is issued by the Medical Clinic, the Guidance Center or Discipline Formation Office will only the pupil/student be allowed to go out of the School before the end of the school hours. Visitors They will only be allowed access to designated areas or will be accompanied by school personnel or security. They are not allowed to linger more than they should or loiter once their business with the school is done. Overstaying (more than an hour) is strictly prohibited.

C. On Tardy Students Students who came in late but are accompanied by their parents/guardians must secure a tardiness slip form from the security personnel. No tardiness slip-no entry policy is enforced.


Students who came in late but are not accompanied by their parents/guardians will be asked to stay in the Guidance Center until their parents/guardians will arrive to fetch them.

D. On Fetching Students If a student will be excused from his/her class due to sickness, emergency or any other valid reasons, the parent/guardian must secure a gate pass from the Medical Clinic and signed by the Adviser if due to sickness or from Guidance Counselor signed by the Principal for other reasons. The said slip will be presented to the security personnel/guard on duty.

E. Bringing of forgotten school requirements and lunch Forgotten assignments/ projects/ and other school requirements must be left to the guard on duty only. Make sure that the students name is indicated on the said materials. Packed lunch can be delivered by parents/guardians from 11:00-11:30 am for the high school.

F. Curfew Hours/Days 1. School grounds and premises should be clear of employees and pupils/students by 6:00 pm, unless an official after-school activity is scheduled.

Students are not allowed to stay inside the School after school hours unless he/she is participating in an official after-school activity. The student must be able to present letter of permission/approval that he/she is indeed a participant in the said activity. Once the activity has ended, the student should leave immediately.


3. On non-school days students are not allowed entry except if he/she

presents written permission from the school official concerned. 4. Students activities, sports competitions, make-up and review classes and other activities will only be allowed to use the school premises if a written permission of one or combination of the following personnel/offices is presented: School Director Department Head/Principal Discipline Formation Office Guidance Center Student Activity Coordinator/Club Moderators

5. List of names of participants for a certain activity must be attached to the written approval coming from the School Director in order that the security personnel will be informed beforehand.

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of the School premises, including the comfort rooms and all other common rooms. Smoking is strictly prohibited. Spitting or urinating on undesignated places is not allowed. Eating may be done only in the canteen and designated areas. Everyone should clean the area as he/she goes. Bringing of goods or food for selling purposes is strictly prohibited unless authorized by the School Director. Designated and labelled garbage bag should be used conscientiously.


DISCIPLINARY MEASURES To discipline is not simply to mete out punishments corresponding to violations committed; but the rules and regulations of SFS are designed, more than anything else, to develop among students the high standard of decency, justice, morality, charity and good behavior. There are 3 major disciplinary actions: 1. Exclusion: a serious sanction or an extreme administrative action administered only by the Director with the approval of the Department of Education. Like any other schools, SFS will exclude students who really deserve such, not only because the school is concerned for the welfare of the majority of its students but also because its resources are limited- SFS has no resources/programs for students whose presence in the school is dangerous or detrimental to other students. SFS tries as much as possible to hold students and prevent such. But when it comes to a point where it can no longer help, e.g., when offenses calling for exclusion occur, the school has to honestly say NO to the violators. The following are grounds for exclusion: 1.1. possession, threatening and fighting with a deadly weapon; 1.2. possessing, distributing, selling, smoking or taking any prohibitive substance; or entering the campus under the influence of prohibited drugs or alcoholic drinks; 1.3. serious case of vandalism and/or defacing school property, aside from paying for the damages; 1.4. possession and use of explosives which are causes or potential causes of harm to life and damage to property; 1.5. repeated disregard to regulations even after conferences with parents/guardians; 1.6. serious insult, insubordination or disrespect towards any school personnel; 1.7. disturbing the order of the school causing disturbance or similar stoppage of classes; 1.8. an offense which is a cause for a third suspension; 1.9. instigating or participating in an illegal demonstration or a boycott of classes;


1.10. serious cheating in a periodical examination; shoplifting and other crimes; 1.11. immorality and other similar actions; 1.12. membership in any fraternity/sorority/gangs; 1.13. all other acts deemed similar to the above offenses and/or which may endanger life and property. Nota Bene: The School will declare a Recommendation for Transfer to students found responsible for grave acts: this is NOT exclusion but a chance for the concerned party to have a graceful exit, rather than receiving a formal decision of Exclusion. However, no certificate of good moral character will be issued, instead, only a certification of enrollment. 2. Withdrawal/Dismissal: Generally, cases that fall under this category may be academic and/or behavioral in nature: 2.1. those who failed in more than 3 academic units and/or receives a final conduct grade of C- , and/or recommended for transfer by the Committee on Academic Performance/Discipline. 3. Suspension: a student is forbidden attendance in a regular class, but stays in school with assigned tasks; the length of suspension varies according to the offense and as recommended by the Discipline Committee. The student is required to self-study the lesson/s he/she missed, and to arrange for special quiz which he/she missed, if possible. The following are the grounds for suspension: 3.1. forging signatures of parents/guardians, teachers, or any of the school personnel or school officials; 3.2. tampering with school records; 3.3. serious quarrels; 3.4. gambling; 3.5. smoking and/or possessing cigarettes/lighters/matches; 3.6. extortion; 3.7. cutting classes; 3.8. truancy; 3.9. disobedience and disrespect towards any SFS personnel; 3.10. cheating in classwork or examinations; 3.11. bringing, possessing immoral materials, or surfing forbidden websites while in the Computer Laboratory; 3.12. vandalism and/or damaging school property;

3.13. stealing; 3.14. bringing firecrackers and other pyrotechnics and/or exploding such in school; 3.15. caught malling, playing billiards, and other forms of leisure while wearing the school uniform during/after class hours; 3.16. tattooing; hair dyeing; all forms of body piercing; shaving eyebrows; semikal/skinhead/undercut/page-boy cut/other fads on haircut: all done within the school year; 3.17. extreme public display of affection; 3.18. misuse of the school uniform, creating a negative image to the school; 3.19. gross disrespect to any person in the school by means of profanity and/or demeaning acts; 3.20. bringing cellular phones and other electronic devices such as MP3, iPods, PSP, discman, walkman, Gameboy, digicam, videocam, and other expensive devices; 3.21. acts committed in the internet which gives a bad image to the school; 3.22. all other acts deemed similar to the above offenses.

Disciplinary Procedure for the Above Cases: 1. The Class Adviser follows the Discipline Procedure Report (DRP): first interviews his/her student/s after being referred by school personnel; afterwards, the Class Adviser makes a summative incident report and calls for the students parent/guardian; the summative report will then be given to the Guidance Counselor who calls for the involved student/s for evaluation; if the Counselor recommends for disciplinary procedure, she then forward the case to the Formation & Discipline Officer. 2. Student/s concerned are called by the Formation & Discipline Officer for initial oral interview, followed by written statement, in the presence of the Class Adviser/s; the FDO calls for conference with the parent/s to inform about the case; the Discipline Committee (composed of the Formation & Discipline Officer, Class Adviser, subject teacher/school personnel concerned, and a Religion teacher) is then convened and deliberates on the merits of the case.


3. The Formation & Discipline Officer, being Chair of the Discipline Committee, forward its recommendation to the Principal for notation, and to the School Director for final approval. 4. The parent/guardian is again called by the Formation & Discipline Officer and is finally informed of the discipline to be meted out through the official letter containing such. 5. After being suspended, the student is referred by the Formation & Discipline Officer to report to the Guidance Center for guidance and counseling, prior to reporting back to his/her classes, with an accompanying Admission Slip.

Minor Offenses: these are acts which seem to be very insignificant but they hinder proper growth and development, especially when habitually committed. The following are considered as such: 1. No ID card. 2. No Hall Pass while outside of classroom during class hours; 3. No Students Handbook/Diary/rosary during Morning Rituals; 4. Use of make-up (eye liner, eye shadow, lipstick, blush on, etc.).; 5. Loitering during classes; 6. Improper uniform; 7. Littering; 8. Long/manicured fingernails; 9. Chewing gum; 10.Yelling and other disturbing actions in the campus; 11.Borrowing P.E. uniforms and rubber shoes, textbooks; 12.Habitual tardiness in-between class periods; 13.Non-submission of Excuse Letter when required after the students absence; 14.Bringing any kind of leisure materials like toys, playing cards, etc; 15.Playing inside the classrooms, corridors, and other areas inside the school building; 16.Improper haircut; spiked hair; 17.Misuse of ID; 18.Vulgar/profane language/actions; 19. Any other actions deemed analogous to the above offenses.


Disciplinary Procedure for Minor Offenses: 1. The student will be reprimanded for 3 minor violations. 2. On the 5th minor offense, the parent/guardian will be called for a conference and a warning will be given to the student. 3. On the 6th minor offense, a corresponding community service will be meted out. 4. The 7th minor offense will be considered as a Misdemeanor. 5. Three Misdemeanors will correspond to a major offense which is equivalent for a Suspension. 6. All of these minor offenses will be recorded by the Class Adviser, which will also be used as a basis in giving conduct grades. General Disciplinary Implementing Procedure: 1. Each student must have a copy of this Handbook to carefully and conscientiously read, study and follow its provisions. 2. At the start of each school year, the Principal, with the help of the Guidance Counselor and Class Advisers, orient the students with the provisions of this Handbook: the parents/guardians have their own separate orientation. 3. All teachers and school personnel are bound to enforce the provisions of this guide. A teacher or any school personnel who witness any violation of these provisions will refer the matter to the Class Adviser, or to the Guidance Counselor, at the absence of the said Adviser, in the form of an anecdotal report. 4. Any student or parent/guardian may be called to see the Principal for certain cases. Any student or parent/guardian may request to see the Principal for a conference provided a previous notice has been made. 5. The Class Adviser, as well as the subject teachers, gives the rating in Conduct of the students. The subject teachers are highly encouraged to submit anecdotal report of cases for rating considerations in their own academic consultation rating for each student. 6. Should the situation warrant, school authorities may search any student and/or the personal belongings in the presence of the Class Adviser. 7. The provisions and sections in this Handbook are also to be enforced and to be observed during official out-of-campus activities.



Parents/Guardians are also enjoined to cooperate with the school in realizing and implementing the schools objectives, policies, rules and regulations as provided and sanctioned in this Handbook.


Name : ________________________________________________ Yr & Sec.: ____________ Offense: _____________________________ Date: _______ Attachment/s: Written statement of the student ( ) Incident report of the teacher/personnel concerned ( ) Narrative Report of the Adviser ( ) Copy of parents conference letter ( ) Advisers remarks: _____________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Adviser over printed name: ________________________ Date: ___________ Parents remarks: ______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Signature of parent over printed name: _______________________ Date: ___________ Date referred to the Guidance Counselor: _______________________________________ Counselors remarks: ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Counselor over printed name: ________________________ Date: _________ Date called by the Formator & Discipline Officer for Initial Oral Interview: __________ FDOs remark/s: _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Signature of FDO over printed name: ______________________________Date: _________ Date of Discipline Committee Meeting: ______________________________


DISCOM s Remarks: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Principals Remarks: _____________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Principal over printed name: _______________________ Final Approval by the School Director Received the letter of the Discipline Sanction. Signature of Parent over Printed Name: ____________________________________ Date: ________________ Date: _______



THE ANGELUS The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary - And she conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. Hail, Mary Behold, the handmaid of the Lord - Be it done to me according to your word. Hail, Mary And the Word was made flesh - And dwelt among us. Hail, Mary Pray for us, O Holy Mary Mother of God - That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord, Your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross, be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen. Glory be

THE MEMORARE Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary That never was it known That anyone who fled to your protection Sought your help Or sought your intercession Was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I hasten to you, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother To you I come Before you I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate Do not despise my petition But in your mercy Hear and answer me. Amen.


(Monday Prayer)

Opening Prayer: Lord my, God, the morning sky announces a new day. All around me, creation is beginning its song of praise. I now join my heart and body with all people and all creation as I lift up my heart to You, my God. This day will hold much for me, and so that I may not miss its hidden message, Your living word to me, I now enter the cave of my heart and, there, pray to You in stillness. Quiet of Body and peaceful of Spirit, I rest in you. (period of silent prayer or meditation) My Lord, You shall speak to me in the events of this new day that is beginning. You have spoken in the past through Your holy ones; may this spiritual reflection be food for me this day. Renewed, my Lord and God, in the freshness of this morning hour, I can now go forth with graceful heart and a peaceful spirit. Mindful of my daily need before You, We pray for our personal intentions: ( short pause for praying of personal intention) Our needs also include the happiness and peace of others so we also lift up to You, Our God, the needs, this day, and of those in need of our prayers, and those of all the earth as well. O Lord of the Universe, O divine Spirit of Creation, O Jesus, Lord and Holy Pattern for our lives; forever and ever, we bow to You. Amen. Prayers of the Faithful

Prayer Leader: For every petition let our response be: Send us your Spirit, O Lord.


That the Church may courageously follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit, as she follows the signs of our times, let us pray to the Lord. That the Spirit of Christ may bring together in unity all those who call themselves Christians, let us pray to the Lord That the Holy Spirit may unite the nations of the world in friendship and sincere cooperation, let us pray to the Lord For those who no longer practice their Christian faith, that the Spirit of renewal may enlighten their mind and inspire their will, let us pray to the Lord For ourselves that we may be of one heart and one soul, that we may be attentive to the Spirit speaking to us and here in our school, let us pray to the Lord. Let us pray for our other intentions.(pause) .let us pray to the Lord. Gathering our prayers into one, let us pray the Our Father.. Teachers Prayer Lord Jesus, when you worked and talked among men in Palestine they called you Teacher. Help us to remember the greatness of the work which has been given to us to do; that we work with the most precious material in the world, the mind of youth. Help us always to remember that we were making marks upon that mind which time will never rub out. Give us patience with those who are slow to learn, and even with those who refuse to learn. When we have to exercise discipline, help us to do so in sternness and yet in love. Keep us from the sarcastic and the biting tongue, and help us always to encourage those who are doing their best, even if that best is not very good. Help us to help our students, not only to store things in their memories, but to be able to use their minds, and to think for themselves. And amidst all the worries and the frustrations of our job, help us to remember that the future of the nation and of the world is in our hands. Amen. Students Prayer O Glorious and ever blessed Mama Mary, divinely endowed with the learning of Saints, we desire to place our studies under your protection. Guided by your example, we wish to draw all our knowledge from the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. With your assistance, we will study, to do our duties, in a spirit of penance, and with a pure intention. May the Father of Light grant us, through your intercession, a bright intellect, a sound judgment and a retentive memory. Help us to study patiently, orderly and constantly to develop in me the gifts of God and always to make good use of them according to His Divine Will.


O dear Mama Mary, grant me to succeed in all our studies and examination, if it be for the greater glory of God and the benefit of my soul. Amen. Workers Prayer to St. Joseph St. Joseph, patron of all who are devoted to work. Obtain from us the grace to work hard in the spirit of penance in order thereby to atone from our sins; to labor conscientiously , putting devotion to duty before my own inclinations; to labor with thankfulness and joy, considering it an honor to employ and to develop by our labor the gifts I have received from almighty God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, without shrinking from weariness and difficulties; to work above all with a pure intention and with detachment from self, having always before our eyes the hour of death and the accounting, which I must then render in time, time ill spent, of talents ill employed of good undone, and of our empty pride in success which is so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all in imitation of you, good St. Joseph! Through Christ our Lord. Amen

Closing Prayer: Consecration to the Holy Spirit

To You, O Spirit of Truth, we consecrate our mind, our imagination and memory. Enlighten us! May we know Jesus Christ, our Master, and understand His Gospel and the teaching of Holy Church. Increase in us the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and right judgment. To You, O sanctifying spirit, we consecrate our will. Guide us in Your will, sustain us in the observance of the values of the Kingdom, in the fulfillment of our duties. Grant us the gifts of courage and reverence. To You, O life-giving Spirit, we consecrate our heart. Guard and increase the divine life in us. Grant us the gift of filial and maternal love. Amen.


(Tuesday Prayer)

Devotion to St. Francis of Assisi LET US PUT OURSELVES IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD. - AS WE ADORE HIS HOLY NAME. PRAYER LEADER: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. ALL: Amen Prayer before the Crucifix (ALL) We adore you O Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all Your churches throughout the whole world, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

PRAYER LEADER: You are holy, Lord, the only God and your deeds are wonderful. You are strong, you are great, you are Most High, you are almighty. You, holy Father, are King of Heaven and Earth. You are Three and One, Lord, God, all good. You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, Living and True. ALL: Through this novena in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the mirror of your Son on Earth, we would like to know the depth of the spirituality of the Saint so that we can advance in our intimacy with you. Please help us undergo a complete conversion to you so that like St. Francis we may say to you with our whole strength, with our whole heart and soul: MY GOD AND MY ALL! PRAYER LEADER: Father, on the eve of his conversion Francis was confused, unsure of what you were preparing for him, yet he plunged 46

unconditionally into your service by saying Lord, what do you want me to do? ALL: Show us your will for every minute of our lives. Dispose us to be open to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit so that you can work in us. PRAYER LEADER: Father, it was at the little chapel of San Damiano that Christ commanded Francis to rebuild his Church ALL: The Church today is rocked by many problems. Inspire us with the example of Francis that we may join hands in building the Church, not in tearing her down. May we become instruments in promoting your Kingdom in this community. PRAYER LEADER: Father, at the bishops palace in Assisi, Francis renounced his inheritance, his possessions, everything he had; and embraced the life of poverty, trusting solely in your Providence ALL: We are so attached to our possessions. Wealth has become our security, not God. Detach us from the desires of earthly possessions in order that you alone will be our concern in life. PRAYER LEADER: Father, Francis loved the Blessed Virgin Mary as His Lady, his most Holy Queen. Into her hands he has entrusted his followers. ALL: Inspire in us a true devotion and love for Mary, our Mother. We need Her. PRAYER LEADER: Father, the attitude of Francis towards you was always that of gratitude. Borrowing then the words of the poor man of Assisi we speak to you: ALL: Almighty, Most High and Supreme God, Father, Holy and Just Lord, King of Heaven and Earth, we give you thanks for yourself. Of your own holy will, you created all things spiritual and physical, made us in your image and likeness, and gave us a place in paradise, through your only Son, in the Holy Spirit. And it was through our own fault that we fell. We give you thanks because, having created your Son, by that holy love with which you loved us, you decreed that he should be born, true God and true man, of the glorious and ever blessed Virgin Mary and redeem us from our captivity by the blood of his passion and death. We give you thanks because your Son is to come a second time in the glory of his majesty and cast those who refused to do penance and acknowledge you into everlasting fire; while to those who acknowledged you, adored you, and served you by a life of penance, He will say: Come, blessed of my Father,


take possession of the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. PRAYER LEADER: Father, we make these requests through our Mediator and Brother, Jesus Christ our Lord, in the Holy Spirit. ALL: Amen. Gospel Reading Prayers of the Faithful: PRAYER LEADER: Trusting in your goodness, Father, we bring to you our petitions thru this novena. For the Church Francis desired to rebuild, for the Pope he revered as the Vicar of Christ, for the bishops, priests and religious, let us pray to the Lord: ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For all the Franciscans all over the world, and for all Franciscan schools, that they may be faithful to the ideals of the Mirror of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For the poor whom Francis loved with tenderness, and for the rich whom he did not hate but rather gently urged to share their wealth with others, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For the outcasts of society, especially the lepers that we may not forget our obligation to them, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For our Muslim brothers and sisters to whom Francis preached the Word, for their complete well-being and goodness, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For those afflicted with sadness that they may realize that they have a loving Father who is waiting for them, let us pray to the Lord.


ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For those in authority that they may realize that they are called to serve, not to be served, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For all the sectors of our society- the farmers, workers, fisher folks, and our indigenous brothers and sisters, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: In silence, we pray or our personal needs(pause),let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: For all of us, that following in the footsteps of the Mirror of Christ, we may empty ourselves of all worldly attachment and make room for God, let us pray to the Lord. ALL: Lord, through the intercession of St. Francis, hear us. PRAYER LEADER: Together with the longings in our heart, we sum them up by reciting the OUR FATHER. ALL: Our Father in heaven PRAYER LEADER: Heavenly Father, we thank you for having called Francis to your service. He has turned to you wholeheartedly. Grant that through this novena in his honor, we may be drawn closer to you. We ask this through our Brother, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit.. ALL: Amen. PRAYER LEADER: Let us recite the Peace Prayer of St. Francis. PRAYER LEADER: May the Lord bless us and keep us. ALL: Amen. PRAYER LEADER: May He show His face to us and have mercy on us. ALL: Amen. PRAYER LEADER: May the Lord Bless us all- in the name of the Father, the Son , and the Holy Spirit. ALL: Amen.


(Wednesday Prayer)

DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED LET US PUT OURSELVES IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD. + AS WE ADORE HIS HOLY NAME. PRAYER LEADER: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. All : Amen Opening Prayer O Lord God / at the foot of the cross / You have made Mary our MOTHER / You have allowed us / to venerate the Most Holy Virgin Mary / under the sweetest title of / Our Lady of the Abandoned. / You have granted us the benefit / of whoever asks for her intercession, / is left unaided. / Grant / that by the prayers and protection / of such a good and loving Mother / you will give strength to the weak / comfort to those who grieve / pardon to sinners / salvation and peace to all / and bring us the joy of heaven / where you live and reign with the Father, and Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. Invocation (All Together) O most glorious and sweet Virgin Mary / the most beautiful creation of Almighty God / bright as the sun / fair as the moon / and Queen of heaven and earth, / we call on you / for your heart is most amiable / and with a heart / most like the heart of Jesus / full of goodness and compassion and worthy of all veneration and tenderness. We call on you / we praise you / for you are the mother of mercy / health of the sick / refuge of sinners / comforter of the afflicted / good and loving of all mothers. We call on you / for you are the Immaculate Mother of God / and our most beloved Mother of the Abandoned / for just as you hold dear the Child Jesus / in


your loving arms you also hold dear the abandoned and aborted children in the community. Most clement / sweet and loving Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Abandoned and patroness of Santa Ana, we humble ask you to help us obtain the grace we so desire if it be for the greater glory of God and the salvation of our soul (pause for short silence for your personal intention) .And accept our sincere consecration that we make ourselves in this perpetual novena. Amen. Petitions For every petition, our response will be: OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED, PRAY FOR US. ++ Queen of heaven and earth / extend your sovereign protection / over this beloved parish of Sta. Ana. / Reign with your love and kindness / in all its homes / and in the hearts / of all those who reside therein / so that we may one day be in heaven with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit for all eternity, we pray ++ Teacher of heavenly wisdom / grant us knowledge to understand Gods ways / and inflame our hearts / so that we may love them. / Thus, knowing Him / and loving Him / we may avoid the ways of sin and follow constantly the path of virtue through which we shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, we pray ++ Comforter of the afflicted, be our relief and strength in times of sickness, trials and tribulations. May these our afflictions purify us so that we may in turn , have the courage to work for the benefit of the deprived, the abused, and the victims of injustices and thus be worthy to take the inheritance prepared for us in heaven, we pray. ++ Advocate of sinners/ liberatrix of souls / come to our aid / and defend us against all the attacks / of the enemies of our soul. / Give us the necessary grace / to know our sins / confess them with sincere sorrow / through the Sacrament of Reconciliation / and resolve firmly / to amend our ways / so that / we may live in union with God, we pray. ++ Remedy of human race / you who are the health of the sick / may your mercy heal our wounds / caused by sin / and thus healed / follow the path leading to heaven, we pray ++ Most brilliant light / enlighten us with the rays of your love and mercy / so that we may always walk in your heavenly guidance / and likewise be a true light to all while we work zealously for the salvation of souls, we pray ++ Immaculate from the first instance of your existence, / by your immense purity / may we always lead a clean life / in thoughts, words and deeds. Help us to realize / that the Holy Eucharist / is a sacrifice more pleasing to God / and thus


receive Holy Communion / more frequently / so that we may be assured / of the vision of God in heaven, we pray. ++ Mother of the Abandoned / you who are all love and tenderness / protect us especially at the hour of our death / when the sorrows / pains / and abandonment / are greater / and more fearful / just as what Jesus experienced at the cross / that He cried out / My GOD / My GOD / why have you forsaken me? / Be at our side / so that we may have the joy / of dying in your sweet arms / and thus be able / to enter / happy and secure in heaven, we pray ++ Mother of the Abandoned / made manifest in us your loving guidance and strength especially in our studies and in our daily work. / Give us courage and wisdom that we may fully impart your love to others and to our community / we pray Together let us pray/sing the prayer taught by Jesus.the Our Father.

Seasonal prayers: Advent: O Virgin Mother of the Abandoned / blessed are you / for your great faith / that all the Lord promised / will come to pass through you. / Increase our strength of faith and will for doing good / that Christ your Son / may find an eager welcome / at His coming / and call us to His side / in the Kingdom of Heaven, we pray Christmas: Mary / Mother meek and mild / blessed are you in your child / Blessed are you by all creation / who brought forth the worlds salvation / Help us welcome Christ / as our Redeemer / and meet Him with confidence / when He comes to be our Judge, we pray Lent: Mother Mary, our sorrowful mother / mother of the abandoned / God gave you strength at the foot of the cross. Through your intercession, may God lighten the hardships of those who are burdened and deepen their sense of hope, we pray Easter: Mother of Christ / our hope / our patroness / Blessed are you / for the Worlds salvation / came forth from you / You share / in you Sons glory in heaven / through your intercession/ may we also be worthy / to share in that same glory, we pray


THREE OFFERINGS Most Holy Virgin / Our Lady of the Abandoned / with all my heart / I venerate you / above all the angels and saints in heaven / as the daughter of the eternal Father. / To you / I consecrate my soul / and all its powers. / HAIL MARY. Most Holy Virgin / Our Lady of the Abandoned / with all my heart / I venerate you / above all the angels and saints in heaven / as the Mother of the Onlybegotten Son. / To you / I consecrate my body / and all its senses. / HAIL MARY Most Holy Virgin / Our Lady of the Abandoned / with all my heart / I venerate you / above all the angels and saints in heaven / as the spouse of the Holy Spirit. / To you / I consecrate my heart / and all its affections. / Please obtain for me / from the ever-blessed Trinity / all the graces which I need for my salvation. / HAIL MARY. FAMILY CONSECRATION TO MARY As the Father has chosen you, O Mary, to be his Immaculate child, Josephs spouse, and the mother of His Beloved Son, and of the whole Church in full communion with the Holy Spirit so we choose you this day as the Mother and Queen of our whole family; and we consecrate to you our souls and our bodies, all that we do and all that we have without exception. Exercise upon each one of us your most maternal mercy; teach us to love Jesus and the Father always more; and through the Holy Spirit, discovering one another evermore profoundly in the light of Jesus respecting each other and choosing one another each day in a more divine and simpler love. O Mary grant that each of us fulfill the Fathers will each day by a personal gift of oneself, so that our family may bear witness in the midst of the world to the love of Jesus victorious over evil. Amen.

Final Hymn Refrain: Halinat dumulog sa Inang mapag-amapon. Mata nyang maamo sa atiy nakatuon. Bayang Santa Ana ay laging kupkupin. Sa salat panganib, ilayo sa amin. 1. O mapagpalang Maria. Ina ni Hesus at aming Ina. Kami na nagpipitagan. Sa alindog moy sumisinta (Refrain)


2. Kami ay pagpalain. Kailangain sa araw-araw. Upang sa iyoy makapara. Yaring aming buhay. (Refrain) 3. Mga anak mong kulang-palad. May sakit at naghihirap. Sa kanila ay igawad. Saklolo mo at paglingap. 4. O Mahal na Ina ng awa. Tinig namin ay pakinggan. At sa bugtong mong Anak. Kami ay ipamagitan.

(Thursday Prayer)

The Franciscan Crown

What is the Franciscan Crown or Franciscan Rosary? In the year 1422, a certain young man, who had a reverent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and always adorned her statue a wreath of flowers, was admitted to the Order of Friars Minor. Not being able to continue this practice in the novitiate, he decided to leave. Our Lady then appeared to him and said: Do not be sad and cast down because you are no longer permitted to place wreaths of flowers on my statue. I will teach you to change this pious practice into one that will be far more pleasing to me and far more meritorious for your soul. In place of the flowers that soon wither and cannot always be found, you can weave for me a crown from the flowers of your prayers that will always remain fresh and are always available. Recite One Our Father, and ten Hail Marys while recalling the seven joys I experienced. If you recite these prayers as I have directed, rest assured, dear son, you will weave for me a most beautiful and acceptable crown and will merit for yourself innumerable graces. Tradition gives a special way of introducing the joyful mysteries. The mystery to be meditated upon is introduced after the word Jesus of the First Hail Mary of each decade, thus: Jesus, who you joyfully conceived, Jesus, whom you joyfully carried to


Elizabeth. And so on for the remaining five decades which are given in most manuals of Franciscan devotion. Praying the Franciscan Crown: 1. The Apostles Creed, the Our Father, the three Hail Marys and the Glory Be are said as usual. 2. The seven decades of Hail Marys are each preceded by an Our Father and followed by a Glory Be. 3. At the end of the seven decades, there are two additional Hail Marys, bringing the total of Hail Marys to 72, the number of years that the Blessed Virgin is said to have lived on earth. 4. The crown is concluded by praying one Our Father and one Hail Mary for the intentions of the Pope.

The Following are the Mysteries of the Franciscan Crown: 1. The Immaculate Virgin Mary joyfully conceived Jesus by the Holy Spirit. 2. The Immaculate Virgin Mary joyfully carried Jesus when she visited Elizabeth. 3. The Immaculate Virgin Mary brought Jesus into the World. 4. The Immaculate Virgin Mary joyfully exhibited Jesus to the adoration of the Magi. 5. The Immaculate Virgin Mary joyfully found Jesus in the Temple. 6. The Immaculate Virgin Mary Joyfully beheld Jesus after His Resurrection. 7. The Immaculate Virgin Mary was joyfully received by Jesus into Heaven and crowned Queen of Heaven and earth.


The Five Joyful Mysteries 1. The Annunciation 2. The Visitation 3. The Nativity 4. The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple The Mysteries of the Public Life, the Mysteries of Light (Luminous Mysteries) 1. The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan 2. The Wedding Feast in Cana 3. Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom of God with His call to conversion. 4. The Transfiguration 5. The Last Supper The Five Sorrowful Mysteries 1. The Agony in the Garden


2. The Scourging at the Pillar. 3. The Crowning with Thorns 4. The Carrying of the Cross 5. The Crucifixion The Five Glorious Mysteries 1. The Resurrection 2. The Ascension 3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles 4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into Heaven. 5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

(Friday Prayer)

Prayer in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. An Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart Adorable Heart of Jesus, glowing with love for us and inflamed with zeal for our salvation! O heart ever sensible of our misery and the wretchedness to which our sins have reduced us, infinitely rich in mercy to heal the wounds of our souls! Behold us humbly prostrate before you to express the sorrow that fills our hearts for the coldness and indifference with which we have so long disregarded the numberless benefits you has conferred upon us. With a deep sense of the outrages heaped upon You by our sins and the sins of others, we come to make a solemn reparation of honor to Your most sacred majesty. It was our sins that overwhelmed Your Heart with bitterness; it


was the weight of our iniquities that pressed down Your face to the earth in the Garden of Olives and caused You to expire in anguish and agony on the cross. But now, repenting and sorrowful, we cast ourselves at Your feet and implore forgiveness. Adorable Heart of Jesus, source of true contrition and ever merciful to the penitent sinner, impart to our hearts the spirit of penance and give to our eyes a fountain of tears, that we may sincerely bewail our sins now and for the rest of our days. Oh, would that we could blot them out even with our blood! Pardon them, O Lord, in your mercy, and pardon and convert to You all that have committed irreverences and sacrileges against You in the sacraments of your love. And thus give another proof that Your mercy is above all Your works. Divine Jesus, with You there is mercy and plentiful redemption. Deliver us from our sins. Accept the sincere desire we now entertain and our holy resolution, relying on the assistance of Your grace, henceforth to be faithful to You. And in order to repair the sins and ingratitude by which we have grieved Your most tender and loving Heart, we are resolved in the future ever to love and honor You in the most adorable Sacrament of the Altar, where You are ever present to hear and grant our petitions and to be food and life of our souls. Be You, O compassionate Jesus, our mediator with Your heavenly Father whom we have so grieviously offended. Strengthen our weakness, confirm our resolutions of amendment, and as Your Sacred Heart is our refuge and our hope when we have sinned, so may it be the strength and support of our repentance, that nothing in life or death may ever again separate us from You! Amen. Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother, have mercy on us.


Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, sacred temple of God, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, in Whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, in Whom dwells the fullness of divinity, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, of Whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke You, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, loaded down with oppression, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, victim for sin, have mercy on s. Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who trust in You, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You, have mercy on us. Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints, have mercy on us. Lamb of God who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord. Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. PRAYER LEADER: Jesus, meek and humble of Heart. ALL : Make our hearts like unto Thine. Let us pray: Almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Your dearly beloved Son, and upon the praises and satisfaction He offers You in the name of sinners and for those who seek Your mercy, be You appeased, and grant us pardon. In the name of Jesus, your Son who lives and reign with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.





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SCHOOL HYMN The school enthralls us all Our dear Saint Francis School The countless joys you share Always showing that you care Forward together all Lets unite under her fold Loyal service shall our task be Its the cherished dream of all. In search of true lifes worth Hand in hand we reach the Truth The wisdom you have taught In our hearts we always note Forward we march abreast Onward on we sing our praise Hail to you and hail St Francis Youre our hope and our guide Hail to you and hail St Francis Youre our hope and our guide! PEACE PRAYER Lord make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is discord, union Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive It is in pardoning that we are pardoned It is in dying that we are born to eternal life!




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