Holy Cross of Mintal History
To Christ Through Mary
The history of the Holy Cross of Mintal dates way back to June 1959 when a priest of a foreign Mission Society of Quebec (PME) began the direction of the school. Reverend Father Marcel Lavoie, PME was the school first director. The school had only three teachers and used the ground floor of the parish convent as their temporary classroom.
Later, because of the demand of Catholic education, three classrooms were constructed in 1960. Then in 1963-1964, the school was given to the permanent management to the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.
Holy Cross of Mintal has been existing and serving the community for 50 years (in 2009) with the constant goal to give quality Christian Education to the youth. Such goal has propelled the school community to search and explore possibilities of development to respond to the call for quality Christian Education.
Major areas of development such as Instruction, Administrative and Faculty Development, Student Services, and Physical Plant are being done intensely to give quality service to its growing population.
Looking at the panoramic view of Holy Cross of Mintal, Inc., there are two old buildings at the center which are used as classrooms, Grade School Library, Campus Ministry, Community Extension’s Office, and Chapel. Other facilities such as the School Canteen, School Supply Center, Livelihood Center, Physics Laboratory, High School Library, and Computer Laboratory are at the two-storey building in front of the Covered Court. Under the Covered Court Stage is the Audio-Visual Room for both High School and Grade School Departments.
The Marie Rivier building was built where the Administrative Offices, Faculty Room and High School classrooms with Comfort Rooms for Boys and Girls, Guidance and Testing Center, Chemistry Laboratory. Attached to this building is the Technology and Livelihood Education Laboratory.
In 2015, a three-storey building named as Pontanier Building was constructed to respond to the needs of the school since the Philippine Education has shifted its paradigm into K to 12 Curriculum. The school felt a big need to upgrade its facilities especially its classrooms and provision for the Senior High School facilities. There are 6 classrooms in each floor. The first and second floor classrooms are presently used by the Grade School and the third floor by the Senior High School.
On the same year, the Grade School Department underwent PAASCU Accreditation in order to assess its operations and facilities if it has met certain standards. The department was able to pass the preliminary visit and was granted Candidate Status. After complying the recommendations for one year, the Grade school department submitted itself to a Formal Visit and was granted Level I PAASCU Accreditation in July 2018. The Junior High School Department also went through a preliminary visit last January 2018 and was granted Candidate Status by PAASCU last July 2018.
Holy Cross of Mintal, Inc. continues its mission to provide quality Christian education to its clientele inspired by the spirit and virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Blessed Marie Rivier.
A holistic community imbued with Christian values and diverse competencies dynamically responsive to the needs of society.
*fully- developed (spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially)
*evangelized and transformed
* equipped with adequate knowledge, skills and values
*administrators, faculty, non-teaching staff, maintenance, students/pupils, alumni, parents and guardians
Quality Christian education means
* excellent formation programs and services anchored on teachings of the Church
* strongly grounded on the Gospel values
* relevant to answer the changing condition of the society
We commit ourselves to:
a. Deliver Quality Instructions with clear emphasis on the integration of Christian values, Marian Spirituality and Marie Rivier’s virtues for the total formation of individuals;
b. Serve the community to various innovative programs and formative activities to acquire multiple skills and competencies;
c. provide services that foster the value of justice and compassion to others.
A. Deliver means
– provide, offer, give, implement -Quality instruction means -well planned curricular and co-curricular programs that foster multiple skills and diverse competencies -excellent teaching using current technology – With clear emphasis on the integration of – Giving importance on -Christian values, Marian Spirituality and Mother Rivier’s virtues -the teachings of Christ, the way of life of Mary and Mo. Rivier
B. Serve means
-mold, develop, and form the community means -Administrators, faculty, non – teaching staff, maintenance, Students /pupils, alumni, parents and guardians, other people outside the school Through various programs and activities means -by way of innovative educational services
C. Provide means
-offer, administer, initiate Opportunities- avenues and venues to develop –to promote Compassion- the ability to listen and console Openness- the willingness to understand and accept To others- everyone, everybody regardless of nationality, age, gender, beliefs, and economic status
– manifest strong belief in Christ – do everything for God Compassion -exercise the ability to listen and console others, regardless of nationality, age, gender, beliefs, and economic status -respect the uniqueness of others Faith -great trust in God’s providence -always optimistic for the best to come -exhibit confidence in the wisdom of those in authority
-perform assigned tasks, functions, duties and responsibilities in accordance to commonly accepted standards -settle only for the best
-consistency in the performance of the assigned job – show full dedication in the prompt completion of assigned work -show unwavering support when there is a job to be done Service -share your time, talents and resources when needed – do something without expecting anything in return – do something without complaining
The Official Seal of Holy Cross of Mintal
The Ave Maria Seal represents the monogram of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Congregation who owns and administers the school.
The CROSS on the top of the PM monogram represents Christ.
The STARS represent the attributes of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The MOUNTAIN stands as a witness to growth and progress of the school.
The LAUREL LEAVES represent the wreath of learning while a student strives to achieve in the portals of this institution.
Motto: TO CHRIST THROUGH MARY
This motto rightly proclaims the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, in the mystery of Christ and the Church. By honoring Christ’s Mother and the Mother of men, the school knows fully well, that such reverence will simultaneously cause Her Son to be known and loved, glorified, and all his commandments observed.
Board of trustees
Chairman: Sr. Samuelita P. Enriquez, P.M.
Secretary: Sr. Grace B. Bueno, P.M.
Member: Sr. Lorna B. Murillo, P.M.
Member: Sr. Stephanie T. Gimena, P.M.
Member: Sr. Virginia Wamar, P.M.
Sr. Stephanie T. Gimena, P.M.
Ms. Edilhynie Jambangan, Med-LT
High School Principal
Mrs. Glicelyn Santillana, Maed
Grade School Principal
PTA and Alumni
President: Mr. Napoleon Rocero
Vice President: Mr. Fernando Pasaje
Secretary: Mr. Ariel Lumaad
Asst. Secretary: Ms. Lovely Joy Villarino
Treasurer: Mr. Romeo Alberca
Asst. Treasurer: Mrs. Junelyn Azucena
Auditor: Mr. Mc. Charls Suhian
Bus. Manager: Mr. Gerardo Asumbrado
PIO: Mrs. Janet Cabrera
k-Gr3 Rep: Mr. Felix Corton
G4-G6 Rep: Mrs. Matilde Cabasisi
Gr7 Rep: Mrs. Marivic Yawan
Gr8 Rep: Mr. Wayne Gudmalin
Gr9 Rep: Mr. Jemiven Aguilar
Gr10 Rep: Mr. Merbito Mahusay
SHS Rep: Mr. Frederick Norberte
HS Principal: Ms. Edilhynie Jambangan
GS Principal: Mrs. Glicelyn Santillana
SHS Coordinator: Ms. Maricar Calais
HCMEC President: Mr. Dante Militante
School Director: Sr. Stephanie T. Gimena, PM
HCM Alumni Board Members Chairman:
Mr. Alex Amante
Mr. Dominador Lopez
Mr. Franklin Aquino
Mr. Emmanuel Paradela
Mr. Rene Real
Engr. Elmer Capili
Mrs. Teresita A. Capricho
HCM Alumni Board Members
President: John Joshua Tutor
Vice-president: Benjamin T. Petilos
Secretary: Jerson Cinco
Treasurer: Ms. Romelyn of HCM Director’s office
Auditor: Ms. Anne Fulguerinas
PIO: Manuel B. Calora
Alumni coordinator: Mr. Perry Patayon of HCM.