Catholic School

Philippines
June 12, 2008 2:40am CST
Have you ever studied in a Catholic School? What school was it? I spent my first year of college in La Consolacion College and now, I am studying in Aklan Catholic College. How about you? Any further comment about Catholic Schools?
9 responses
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I spent 7 years of my school life in a catholic school, from kidergarten to grade 6. Catholic schools are really strict. Everything is fine except for them forcing us to go to church during sundays.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Hi there Christine! They do that here too but only every first Friday of the Month. They require reaction papers for the Sunday readings too if you have Religious Education class. Thank you very much for your response.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Sundays only? When I was in Catholic Schoolo ,we had church each morning before classes started. Of course this was in the early 60's. I also was an Altar Boy for a few years and had church a lot due to that. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@fluffysue (1461)
• United States
12 Jun 08
We had to go once a week during the week with our class, as well as special Masses for the whole school which were usually once or twice a month. They couldn't make us go to church on Sundays, but my family did. So quited often, it was 3 times a week! I felt like I was always going to church.
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@chari_dc (493)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
i went to a catholic school exclusive for girls from prep to grade school to high school. it was a good experience in the sense that they really taught us well. the nuns were strict but i knew it was for our own good. but when i went to college and experienced co-ed system, it was more fun!! hahahah!! of course, there were boys, hahahah!!
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• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Hi there Chari! I can't agree more. Thank you very much for your response.
@checapricorn (16052)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I didn't have the opportunity to study in any Catholic School in our area for some reason but I was employed for 3 years in a Catholic University after my 2 jobs!
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• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Hi there Che! So what's it like working in a Catholic University? Thank you very much for your response, by the way.
• United States
14 Jun 08
It was very wonderful. I have a wonderful surroundings, very wonderful people and boss! The activities develop me to become more sensitive to other people's feelings.and In general, it helps me to become more closer to HIM!
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• Philippines
19 Jun 08
That's great then.
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
11 Jul 08
I never went to a catholic School myself, although my wife did, and says that although they were quite strict the education was very good. I have sent my children to Catholic Schools, both in the UK and here in France where I live now and have to say that I have found the standards of education to be of a very high standard. As a Catholic, you might want to look at a new Forum based site in pre lauch at the moment called xt3.com, I have joined along with most of my friends and family, and there are some really good groups and discussions to join in.
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Hi there Jason! Yeah, I also think that they have high standards. And now, the professors are not that conservative anymore. Most of the ones in my current school are open-minded. We also have a classmate who's in the Islam Religion. Thank you very much for your response.
@gloreymay (882)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
I spend my high school years at Santa Maria Catholic School and now it is Ateneo de Iloilo. Familiar? Well I had the best high school life there. Full of activities and academics of course. It was a great stay and experience!
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• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Hi there Glorey May! Yeah, I have heard about Ateneo de Iloilo. Thank you very much for your response.
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
during my college days i studied in ca tholic school. it was a great experience. especially the 4 theology subjects that i took up.
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• Philippines
20 Jun 08
Hi there Knight RLC! I took up BEED with specialization in Values Education but we only have two Theology subjects. I like those subjects too. Thank you very much for your response.
@fluffysue (1461)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I went to Catholic school from kindergarten through 8th grade (I don't have any experience with Catholic colleges though). I couldn't wait to get out, and 20 years later, I still have an aversion to plaid and navy blue. lol A lot of the teachers (about half were nuns) there were from the era when they were still allowed to beat kids, and I think they were frustrated that they couldn't, so they were just really mean! I suppose it was good that we had smaller classes, but it worked against me as some of my classmates didn't like me, and I was stuck with them until I graduated! I also believe my parents paid money for a lesser education than we would have had in public school, as I didn't have the chance to learn music, languages, etc., so in some respects I was behind when I got to high school, though I was a good student. I shouldn't say behind, but I missed out on the chance to be in band, or get to level 5 in languages, or get into A.P. classes. That said, I suppose it is good to have had the religious background. I don't go to church anymore, as there is too much I don't agree with. But at least it did give me morals and a sense of right and wrong that I think too many children are growing up without.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Hi there Fluffy Sue! That's kind of sad and scary that nuns in your school, some of them at least can be mean to students. I don't believe in spanking at all. Thank you very much for your response.
@marboy (11)
• Italy
12 Jun 08
The great St. Bridget School was the name of my school.I had a nice experience with that school and taught me how to be a good student,taught me how to be a nice citizen as well.And most especially how to be a competitive one.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 08
Hi there Marboy! That's great! That's included in the vision of our school too. To make us competitive. Thank you very much for your response.
@GreenMoo (11837)
12 Jun 08
I've never studied in a Catholic school myself. We live in a predominantly Catholic country, so I've just started allowing my son to attend Catholic education classes at school as I think it's important that he understands the predominant faith around here. I would prefer he studied a more general religious course, which taught him about world religions, but there is not one available for his age.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Hi there Green Moo! I am planning to enroll my son in my school next year, when he'll be in grade one too. Thank you very much for your response.