San Ildefonso College (SIC) is a Catholic educational institution in the Diocese of Antipolo. Established in 1918, dedicated to the formation of the young and adults of Tanay and of the surrounding municipalities. It offers 4 levels of education: preschool, elementary, high school and college.
SIC as it celebrates its centennial celebration this 2018, the Catholic Institution is proud to be at the service of her people since its foundation (1918) and up to the present. Countless achievers in all disciplines she has molded, formed and nurtured to be who they are now.
This January 29 to February 2, 2018, SIC is embarking towards a grand celebration as we rejoice the 100 years of academic excellence and holistic Catholic education. It is going to be a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our unique school and community, which will no doubt prove to be a memorable milestone in our history.
There is one company in Japan that has a very unique practice. While most companies would prepare a 5-year strategic plan for the direction of their company, this one company would dare to draft and implement a 300-year strategic plan. This is so because they have so much confidence that most people in their company, now and in the future, would buy in to their goals and plans.
Perhaps, the most glaring truth in any centennial celebration is the fact that there is no one individual person who can claim the achievements for a successful hundred years of any institution. Because for an institution to progress in a full century, people need to step on someone else’s shoulders to continue to grow and survive.
This is exactly what we are doing this defining year. In celebrating the 100th Foundation Anniversary of SIC, we remember with gratitude all of the people who have sacrificed their time, talent and treasure in making SIC an icon that it is today not only in Tanay but even in nearby towns in the province of Rizal.
Administrators, former teachers, alumni and parents, all of you Ildefonsians, you have all made your significant contribution to the development and growth of SIC. We are only stepping on your broad shoulders. While the history of SIC was never perfect, we acknowledge the milestones that we have accomplished in one hundred years thus far. And the imperfections that we recognize drive us to strive for better and more relevant operation of the school.
To put things in perspective, the greatness of our predecessors who have planted the seeds, from which we now gather a rich harvest of God’s blessings – SIC stands for Service, Innovation, and Commitment – the true Ildefonsian Spirits. Administrators, teachers, students, parents and alumni officers of the past, the true Ildefonsians, have faithfully lived out Ildefonsian Spirits. Further said, San Ildefonso College reached its 100th year with flying colors and with a new centennial building because many people have vowed to serve, to innovate and to commit to noble causes and endeavors in the past and in the present.
It is also along this line that I would like to enjoin everyone. For SIC to continue to prosper and develop, we, Ildefonsians of today and of tomorrow, must never forget our roots; and with respect and gratitude let us take to heart and hand the examples of service, innovation and commitment of the many people who have walked within the portals of our beloved institution and surely, with great pride and hope, we can look forward with confidence on the horizon for the next centenary of SIC, with our turn to pass on the baton to the next generations of Ildefonsians. Long live our beloved San Ildefonso College! Good evening everyone and God bless us all. GOD ABOVE ALL!
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