Brief History of La Consolacion College of Rinconada Iriga Campus 1949-2018

La Consolacion College of Rinconada – Iriga Campus  formerly La Consolacion Academy  then La Consolacion College traces its beginning in 1949 when Msgr. Pedro Santos,  the Archbishop of Caceres posed an invitation to the Congregacion de las “Agustinas Terciarias de Pilipinas” (Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation) through Mother Maria Carmen,OSA the Mother General then, to establish a Catholic school in Iriga, Camarines Sur. Establishing a Catholic school was deemed necessary during that time in order to enrich the education of the youth especially after the moral deterioration that was a consequence of World War II.

The school’s beginnings could be attributed to the Parish Priest of Iriga  that time  Fr. Mariano Surtida with his co- adjutor Msgr. Leon Hugo, Sor Concepcion Militar, OSA and Sor Lourdes de Sta. Fe, OSA as the school’s first Superior and Directress. For that School Year 1949-1950, a complete kindergarten and elementary course was offered. It has its first batch of elementary graduates in 1950 and first high school graduates in 1954. A co- educational structure in high school began in 1970.

The school entered the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)  accreditation movement in 1987 and had its  Grade School initially accredited in 1991 and its High School in 1992 respectively. Since then, these departments have submitted to re-accreditation cycle. Recently, the Basic Education Department, during its 5th Resurvey is granted another five years PAASCU Level II  Status until November 2022.

In response to the need for a private sectarian college in the city and in Rinconada, college courses were offered in school year 1992-1993. Thus, in September, 1992 from La Consolacion Academy, the school has become La Consolacion College. The first batch of the College Graduates was in 1995.

The following are the courses offered by the College Department: Bachelor in Elementary Education(BEED); Bachelor in Secondary Education (BSED) major in English, Math, Science, Filipino, Values Education and Social Studies; Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM); Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM); Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) and Bachelor in Technology and Livelihood Education (BTLE) major in Home Economics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Academic Year 2016-2017 was a big leap for La Consolacion College, Iriga City.  As mandated by the 21st General Chapter of the Congregation, the twinning of ASAS schools belonging to a province was  applied to La Consolacion College Iriga and formerly Sta. Monica Academy now La Consolacion College, Baao Campus as La Consolacion College of Rinconada. The school was also granted a government permit to offer Senior High School offering the following track and strands: General Academic Strand (GAS); Accountancy Business and Management   (ABM); Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics  (STEM);  Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Technology and Vocational Livelihood (TVL) Track.

Despite the odds, La Consolacion College of Rinconada, Iriga Campus on its upcoming seventieth  (70th) year of existence continues to be enlivened by the Augustinian Spirit and the inspiration of Our Lady of Consolation.  Christ – Centered, Compassion-Consolation, Community of Friends, Excellence, Integrity, Humility and Stewardship are the Core Values that guide the school community which are shared with the church, especially the POOR towards the realization of God’s Kingdom.


Foundational Statement

The OSA Charism
We, the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation are called to Incarnate with Living Faith the Compassionate Christ in a Community of Friends and in Humble Enduring Service to the Needs of the Church especially the POOR through Evangelization.

The Vision – Mission Statement of ASOLC
Moved by the Spirit of the Risen Christ, we, the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, as a community of women disciples, envision ourselves to become prophetic witnesses by our life of action – contemplation.
In solidarity with our people, especially the poor we commit ourselves to Christ and His mission through renewed integral evangelization that will effect personal communal conversion for the transformation of the world and integrity of creation towards the realization of the Reign of God.

Vision – Mission Statement of La Consolacion College of Rinconada– Iriga
Vision : Community of Friends with God and Others
Mission : As Marian – Augustinian Community, we commit ourselves to provide holistic and transformative education towards globally competent responsible members of the society.

School Creed/Philosophy
As a learning community, we believe that every learner is a child of GOD endowed with uniqueness and giftedness that he or she may achieve a holistic integral formation. Thus we are committed in the teachings of Christ in order to become Gospel – value oriented, academically equipped, socially conscious, emotionally and physically healthy so that he or she may effectively respond to the challenges of the present world. In the end, we believe that an LCCian must be in living witness of service to God and others especially to the poor, the deprived, the oppressed and the exploited.

Core Values of LCCR
1. Christ–Centered
With firm trust in the Lord Jesus, one live out in words and works the teachings of Christ and demonstrate the Gospel values faithfully

2. Compassion–Consolation
To show care and kindness for others

3. Community of Friends
Having the motivation, knowledge and ability to actively participate and work closely with the Marian-Augustinian community in the spirit of friendship

4. Excellence
Striving for the highest personal achievement in all aspects of schooling and individual and community action, work and life-long learning

5. Integrity
Being consistently honest and trustworthy

6. Humility
Modesty or respectfulness and acceptance of truth

7. Stewardship
Careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care

The Basic Characteristics of the School
1. As a Catholic School
The school recognizes Religion as the core of the curriculum where faith is the integrating factor in every teaching and learning experience.

2. As a Filipino School
As a Filipino school, LCCR is committed to national development, the preservation of our national heritage and the promotion of Justice. It aims to create a learning environment where its members can foster in themselves and in each other a sense of discipline and responsibility for the development of their talents in the context of an ever – growing of what is truly Filipino.

3. As a School in Bicol
As a school in Bicol, LCCR is a member of the Bicol Association of Catholic School (BACS) and a member of the Catholic Education Association of Caceres and Libmanan (CEACAL), a diocesian association of schools. As such it seeks to promote the thrust of the diocese – catechesis and evangelization. As the only catholic school in Iriga, La Consolacion College of Rinconada is committed to the Christian formation of the youth of the city and the residents of nearby localities.

Desirous to place the child in a natural environment where male and female relates with one another, LCCR offers a co–educational setting from Kindergarten to College.

4. As a School for Basic Formation
As a school that caters to basic formation, LCCR believes that formation is a continuing process of growth from childhood to adulthood. It is characterized by the condition that the formation of the child is taken cared by the adult so that when the child becomes an adult himself/herself, he/she too exercises the fruits of his/her formation through service to others i.e. the formation of the child. Basic Formation – Kindergarten to College is therefore a preparation for adulthood, which is a life of service.

Seven Attributes of ASAS Education Graduates
1. Christ–Centered
With firm trust in the Lord Jesus, one live out in words and works the teachings of Christ and demonstrate the Gospel values faithfully.                

2. Restless Search for Truth
With the strong belief in God, one continuously seeks God’s words through study reflection, and action of the teachings of God.

3. Intellectually Competent
Every LCCian is endowed with human intellect should manifest a sense of competence and growth as he or she faces the material and challenging world.

4. Nationalist
Every LCCian born with a natural Filipino citizenship should develop and reflect Filipino values inside and outside the school community. A true Augustinian learner values in his or her heart a love for his or her mother land.

5. Community Oriented
Every LCCian is fully aware of the real scenario in the community. Hence, each one is expected to show authentic concerns and actions towards the community.

6. Ecological Stewards
Every LCCian is a good steward of God’s creations. Concern and love for the environment is evident in all aspects of the life of each student.

7. Committed to Service
Every LCCian is committed to serve God and His people without expecting anything in return.

General Objectives
1. To provide basic and varied opportunities for integral human formation that upholds the meaning of life in the light of the teaching of Christ.
2. To create a learning environment that promotes bright knowledge, basic skills, critical thinking and profound understanding.
3. To develop extensively the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical abilities to cope with the developing Christian community.
4. To demonstrate love and loyalty of one’s country, culture, tradition and values.
5. To communicate in words and action the Christian values and attitudes that leads to a life of service to God and others especially the poor, the deprived, the oppressed and the exploited.
6. To enhance a certain level of intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional well–being, in order to adapt to the constant changing world.
7. To Share the wonders of Augustinian Spirituality as an integral element in achieving a wholesome holistic – catholic education.

Specific Goals and Objectives of the Senior High School Department
GOALS BASED ON K TO 12 ENHANCED PROGRAM
1. Establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate, integrated system of Catholic Christian education relevant and responsive to the needs of the people and society.
2. Create a functional Basic Education System that will produce holistic, productive, and responsible citizens equipped with the essential competencies and skills for both life-long learning and employment.

OBJECTIVES:
1. Give every student an opportunity to receive quality Marian-Augustinian Education based on an enhanced and decongested curriculum.
2. Provide learners with equal opportunities for gainful career or employment and/or self-employment in a rapidly changing and increasingly globalized environment.
3. Manifest according to the learner’s level of maturity of God’s presence as a loving Father and a grasp of the basic doctrine of the Catholic faith.
4. Show a certain degree of intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical capabilities necessary to cope with the developing Christian community
5. Display certain degree or capacity for independent learning.
6. Demonstrate love and appreciation for one’s county traditions as well as the virtues of the Filipino people.

Specific Goals  of the College Department
Goals
1. Establish, maintain, and support a complete, adequate, integrated system of Catholic Christian education relevant and responsive to the needs of the people and society.
2. Create a functional tertiary Education that will produce holistic, productive, and responsible citizens equipped with the essential competencies and skills for both life – long learning and employment.