School Facilites that S.C.A. has to offer:
- Two (2) Computer Labs with Thirty (30) Computers each
- School Library with a excellent Research Collection
- Basketball Court
- Football & Softball Field
- Private School Bus
- LCD Projecter for use as a Teaching Aide
- High Speed Internet Access (available to all student after school and during lunch hours)
- Volleyball Net & other sports equipment
- Peer Helpers – 32 Peer Helpers from Third & Fourth Form (currently)Peer Counselling is the term usually used to the counselling of adolescents by others in their own age group. At times when young persons feel that they need to talk to someone, another young person of their own age group who they feel will be more understanding of their problem.
Resource Guide to Office and Responsibilities of Academy’s Personnel
Saint Catherine Academy aims at providing quality service that considers the good of its students its chief administrative responsibility. Providing students with instant information in relation to all aspects of administrative support service enables all students equal accessibility to the work of the Academy’s personnel.
The following is a list to guide students and parents to the proper authority to voice their concerns:
|Academic Counselling||Faculty, HOD, Counsellor|
|Personal & Vocational Counselling||HOD or Counsellor|
|Changes in Academic Program||Vice-Principal|
|Unfair treatment in course||HOD, Principal, Vice-Principal|
|Request of Official Transcript of Academic Record||Business Office / Secretary|
|Withdrawal from S.C.A.||Principal of Vice-Principal|
|Request for leave of Absence||Vice-Principal, Dean of Discipline|
|Information Technology||Vice-Principal, HOD IT.|
|Request for Transfer||Principal’s Office|
|Lost and Found||Business Office / Secretary|
|Letters of Standing||Principal or Vice-Principal|
|Liturgies or Faith Building||HOD (Religion)|
|Complaints about Cafeteria Services||Vice-Principal|
|Health emergencies||Vice-Principal, Dean of Discipline|
|Bursaries||Financial Officer / Account Clerk|
|Request of Financial Aid||Principal’s Office|
|Discipline||Principal, Vice-Principal, Dean of Discipline, Teachers|
|Visitor on Campus / Guest Speaker||Principal’s of Vice-Principal’s Office|
|Campus Life||Stu. Co. Moderator, Vice-Principal|
|Scholarship Information||College Counsellor or Principal|
|Changes in Address or Telephone Number||Business Office / Secretary|
|Tuition and Fees||Financial Officer / Account Clerk|
|Posting of Signs||Principal, Vice-Principal|
|Community Service Programme||Principal, Vice-Principal|
|Sporting Activities||Sports Coordinator|
|Rental of School Facilities||Principal|
|Use of School Bus||Financial Officer|
|Repair and Maintenance||Principal, Vice-Principal, Head of Maintenance|
Worship and Prayer
At Saint Catherine Academy worship is essential to the faith life of its community. The school provides many opportunities for celebrating the Liturgy. Mass is celebrated monthly for the entire school community. Students and faculty participate in the Academy’s Eucharistic celebrations. Special liturgies are held for Mercy Day and other occasions.
The Religion Department offers retreats each semester to give students and faculty the opportunity to take some time apart to discuss, reflect, pray about the deeper questions of life that concern all members of our institution. The retreat will lend itself to exploring issues in social ethics, which are particularly relevant to our social context and will stimulate further discussion within their classes. Retreats are scheduled for students according to forms, ensuring that students throughout the school participate in these exercises. One-day retreats are normally hosted on school days at Trinidad Farm located 12 1/2 miles on the Northern Highway.
During the school year 1996 -1997, a spiritual group from the United States introduced the Search Retreat to St. Catherine Academy. The juniors of that year attended the retreat. In 1998, after applying, ten seniors who were juniors and participants of the Search Retreat in the school year 1996 – 1997 were chosen as Search Leaders and gave the Search Retreat to the juniors of St, Catherine Academy. Ever since its inception in the school year of 1996 – 1997, year after year the seniors have offered the Search Retreat to the juniors of St. Catherine Academy.
Search is a retreat offered to teenagers by teenagers. The Search Leaders, as they are called, must possess excellent leadership skills because as leaders (under the supervision of the coordinators who are presently Mrs. Arleen Riverol and Ms. Becky Ramirez) they have to make and undergo extensive and intensive preparation for the retreat. The preparation commences three months prior to the date set for ht e Search Retreat. The Search Retreat is usually held the last two weeks of January.
Search Retreat promotes spiritual development through a relationship with God, a time for reflection, a time to get in touch with your inner self, as well as developing acceptance, tolerance, and most importantly a positive sense of identity.
After participating in the Search Retreat, juniors and seniors should have a more positive outlook on life and a better understanding of spirituality and self. Such positive outcomes help to produce students who are open-minded, fruitful, and able to take on challenges in their communities, their homes, and the world.