La Consolacion College–Bacolod
Colegio de la (Nuestra) Señora de la Consolación|
(March 12, 1919-)
|Motto||Unitas, Caritas, Veritas (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Unity Charity Truth|
|Type||Private educational institution|
|Established||March 12, 1919|
|Roman Catholic Church (Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation)|
|President||Sr. Gavina F. Barrera, OSA, PhD|
|Location||Cor. Galo-Gatuslao Streets, Bacolod City, Philippines|
La Consolacion College Bacolod (also referred as LCCB or simply LCC) is a private, Catholic, co-educational institution of learning owned and administered by the sisters of the Order of St. Augustine in the Philippines. It is located in Bacolod City, Philippines.
Established on March 12, 1919 as Colegio de la Señora de la Consolacion by three Augustinian sisters – Sor Tomasa de la Sagrada Familia, Sor Maria Teresa de Jesus and Sor Alfonsa de la Santisima Trinidad, the college is the oldest institution of higher education in the province.
LCCB offers preschool, elementary, junior & senior high school, short-term, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. The school has three patrons - Our Lady of Consolation, St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Monica.
- 1 History
- 2 Organization and Administration
- 3 Academics
- 4 Discipline
- 5 Campus
- 6 Publications
- 7 Events and traditions
- 8 Awards
- 9 Notable alumni
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Upon the request of Jaro Bishop, Dennis Dougherty, the three sisters began apostolate work in Negros due to the significant Aglipayan presence in the province. On July 15, 1919, Colegio de la Señora de la Consolacion accepted its first 86 students, 36 of whom were interns who lived in the school dormitory. It started as an all-girls school back then.
The school is named in honor of the Virgin Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted.
Organization and Administration
School administration and organization is divided into two - The Integrated School and the Schools of the College Department.
K-12 Education based on the 2011 Basic Education Curriculum is followed in the Day School System, a system called Unique by Design is applied by teachers. Special classes in Math and Science are offered, Advanced Math and Science to students part of the Crème Section starting from the Freshmen Batch of 2011–2012. Religious education is also implemented in the education system along with bookkeeping, animation and film making applied. A strict rule is followed that if such student who gets 78 and below, not below than 76 in their report card are required to take remedial classes, students who receive an average below 78 at the end of the year, he or she is required to take remedial classes in the summer.
By the school year 2012–2013, a policy was pushed by the administration to utilize personal computers and the Internet in the curriculum. This policy led to the adoption of the DIWA learning system - GENYO e-learning System, which prompted the change of the classroom setting in the core subjects. Furthermore, plasma TVs and audio-visual materials used in teaching students were encouraged after the Galo wing renovation of the Integrated School Building was done. Changes in time schedules were also made - from the traditional 7:30am until 5:00pm (the most 5:30pm) class schedules, the new 8:00am–4:00pm class schedules was adopted. Wifi hot spots and public computers were installed in the College campus for students to use in their academic needs.
Night High School
Four (4) Year High School Education based on the 2011 Basic Education Curriculum is also followed in the Night High School Program. The students who are enrolled in this program are financially challenged but deserving ones. The method of teaching applied is not limited to tutorials given by teachers but students are expected to learn on their own as there is limitation to tutorials and lectures given by the teachers. Teachers who teach in this program are volunteers from the education departments of the institution. Classes usually start after the class hours of the Integrated School.
The College Department is composed of four tertiary level schools: School of Business and Information Technology; School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design; School of Liberal Arts and Education and School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The college also offers various programs under the LCCB Graduate School.
- School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design (SARFAID) - BS Architecture, BS Interior Design and BFA in Advertising/Industrial Design/Painting/Digital Media Arts 
- School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) - BS Tourism, BS Hospitality Management 
- School of Business and Information Technology (SBIT) - BS Accounting Technology, BS Human Resource Management, BS Marketing Management, BS Information Technology, BS Computer Science 
- School of Sciences, Liberal Arts and Teacher Education (SLATE) - AB English, Bachelor of Library & Information Science, BS Elementary Education, BS Secondary Education 
- School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education - MBA, Master of Arts in Educational Management, Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Master of Arts in Education.
The Integrated School Department sees to it discipline is followed, strict rules regarding discipline are implemented such as that students who have a record of even minor violations on their graduating year will be not listed in the tentative list of marching graduating students. Other than the administrators, faculty, principal, the ASOLC sisters and the Coordinator on Student Formation who all have the power to discipline, an RTC on Discipline is appointed based on student democratic vote and student leaders appointed to help maintain discipline.
The Main Campus for both the Integrated School and College is located in Downtown Bacolod along the streets of Rizal (College) and Galo-Gatuslao (Integrated School). The buildings that composes the campus are the Basic Education Department Building divided into two wings, the Mother Consuelo Barcelo Activities Center, the main college building, the Sta. Monica Building and the quadrangle.
- The Integrated School Building - Formerly called Basic Education Department Building, divided into two wings, the Gatuslao Wing which faces the Gatuslao St. and is occupied by the Elementary classes of Grades 1-10 this is where the Chapel and the Elementary Faculty is located, this is probably the oldest structure that exists in the campus. The Galo Wing which faces Galo St. is occupied by the High School Department from Grades 7 and 8, the Pre-school and Kindergarten Department, High School faculty, the Center for Augustinian Formation, President's Office, Grade School and High School Computer Laboratories are all located here. In the meeting point of these two wings - the administration, principal and the guidance offices are located. In the evening the Night High School and the college students occupy the rooms in both wings. Renovation has been completed by the A.Y. 2012-2013, WiFi hotspots are found in the Gatuslao Wing. The renovation has prompted Administration to order installation of air conditioning systems in the classrooms. LED Lights are installed in the renovated wing to cut energy costs. It is where the Main Gate and Facade is located. The facade was designed by Japanese Engineer Paul Ishiwata in 1938. The facade's model is based on the White House of the United States, and followed Old English and early American Colonial designs.
- Main College Building - Consists of laboratories both utilized by the college and the integrated school department, it composes of an internet center, audio-visual room, speech laboratory, Luisa Medel Little theatre, the Auditorium, finance office, the Clinic, administration offices of the college department and respective classrooms.
- The Mother Consuelo Barcelo Activities Center - Consists the canteen, print center, college and high school library, respective classrooms of the college and the audio-visual center. To this date this building is considered the highest among the rest, it from the 5th floor Bacolod's skyline is visible, it is considered one of the highest structures in the city.
- The Quadrangle - composed of two basketball courts and two volleyball courts, and a stage. An entrance to San Sebastian Cathedral is located here.
- The Sta. Monica Building - occupied by SARFAID, classrooms are utilized by SARFAID students alone. The lobby is decorated by works of the students.
LCCB Swim Center (Gardenville Campus)
The school has a swim centre located in La Consolacion School - Gardenville. Integrated School and College swim classes, and Swimming events are held in the centre.
The SHTM Campus composes of Culinary Arts Facilities and classrooms for the SHTM students.
- Ripplets - School publication for the Elementary Department. Its journalists are elementary students who are mostly in their 6th Year and are from the First section of the whole year level. Printed annually.
- Rays - School publication for the High School Department. Its journalists and editorial staff are High School students who are mostly in their Junior Years or in their 9th and 10th Year (10th year are graduating students) and are from the First section of the whole year level. Printed by semester basis.
- Ripples - College publication. Its journalists, editorial staff and photographers consists of students from the college department. Unlike publications of the Integrated School; this school publication is in magazine form and is published every 2–3 months.
- Harmony - The institution's publication for latest updates and news about the school administration, functions, programs, faculty, staff and agreements.
Events and traditions
The Integrated School, College and the Night High School departments have their respective events and traditions however in some cases Religious Celebrations are held simultaneously in the San Sebastian Cathedral or the Quadrangle.
- Mass of the Holy Spirit - In the first Friday or second Friday of the academic year a mass is held for the opening of the academic year and for the new officers of the Student Government Council, Administrators, Team Leaders in subjects and the student body.
- Feast Days - St. Augustine's, St. Monica's and Our Lady of Consolation's feasts are grand feasts here such as that prayer rallies and events are held in these days and sometimes declared as school holidays. The Feast of the Sacred Heart is also celebrated such as that it is also when the students have their acquaintance party and the parents and teachers alike have the election of officers.
- First Friday Mass - is celebrated every month in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Daily Class Mass - Scheduled Masses per Section is celebrated in the Chapel however due to the renovation of the Integrated School Building, masses are moved to the Auditorium.
- Secular and educational events - Nutrition Month, Intramurals (Sports Fest), Science Day, Math Day, Buwan ng Wika/Linggo ng Wika (Month of the Language/Week of the Language), United Nations Week and other events are also held such as that most the events fall in Monday and Friday where opening remarks, closing remarks and major events are held.
- L'Consolite & Seniors Night - High School students have a movie festival wherein the Grade 10 students make their own movies and is then filtered into the 10 Best Movies, awarded during the L'Consolite Awards Night. The festival names students who are best in acting, directing and other awards in that night. Seniors Night on the other hand are held simultaneously in the same venue where the L'Consolite is held.
- Fellowship Day - An event held for the Freshmen and Seniors for building good relationships. It is celebrated with games such as Council Wars and a mini-pageant - Mr. and Ms. Fellowship.
- NOPSSCEA Taekwondo Team Secondary School division - Overall Champion (HS '07)
- NOPSSCEA Pop Dance Competition - Champion (GS '12)
- ABS-CBN Province-wide Newscasting Competition - Champion (GS '12)
- Junior Chamber International-Three Outstanding Student Council Awards - Outstanding Student Council (HS '09, '11, '13, '14), Community Service Award (HS '13), GMA Special Award Community Service (HS '11)
- Junior Chamber International - Three Outstanding Students - Finalists (HS '11, '13), Outstanding Student & Best in Finalists' Forum (HS '14)
- ABS-CBN Quiz High The Provincial Cup Challenge - Finalist Cleth Dizon (HS'11)
- SM Bacolod Young Chef Master - Mary Nicole Grecia (HS'14)
- Riverside College Inter-High School Math and Science Quiz Bowl - 2nd Runner up (HS '14)
- Girl Mayor - Rotary Boys and Girls Week (HS '08)
- 9th Bacolod City History Quiz - 2nd Runner up - Adnan Balisi and Alyanah Alovera (HS '14)
- NOPSSCEA Outstanding Student - Mary Nicole Grecia (HS '14)
- Metrobank-MTAP-DepEd Math Challenge Division - Finalist (HS '10, '11, '12, '13)
- Junior Chamber International - Three Outstanding Students - Finalists ('13, '14)
- MERALCO Award for Energy Conservation - ('13)
- Regional Award for Environment Friendly Institution - ('13)
- Susan Roces - Filipina actress and widow of Fernando Poe Jr. (GS,HS)
- Carmela Arcolas-Gamboa - Ms. Philippine Centennial, ABS-CBN Bacolod Lifestyle Host (GS, HS)
- Luisa Medel Reyes-Howard - Late Chairwoman of the Negros Occidental Centennial Movement, renowned and awarded as one of the Outstanding Institutions of the Country (HS)
- Odette Khan - Filipina actress, renowned for roles as a villain (HS)
- Modesto P. Sa-onoy - renowned historian of Bacolod and Negros Occidental (HS)
- Augustinian Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus of the Philippines
- Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philippines
- Augustinian values
- Colegio San Agustin - Bacolod
- List of tertiary schools in Bacolod City
- La Consolacion College Bacolod Official Website
- LCCians of the World - Network of alumni and everyone who is or has been a part of LCC Bacolod, https://web.archive.org/web/20081101131954/http://lccians.ning.com/
- "La Consolacion College Bacolod - Philippine Schools Online". Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Miss Philippines Centennial (1998–2098)". Retrieved 2011-07-13.
- "LCC Bacolod alumni give back". Retrieved 2013-05-04.