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St. Peter’s College of Toril

St. Peter’s College of Toril (SPCT) is a private Filipino Catholic school in Toril, Davao City. It is owned and administered by the Presentation of Mary Sisters, and guided by foundress Anne Marie Rivier.

SPCT is a member of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the largest organized group of Catholic schools in the country, with about 1,194 members as instituted in 1941.

The Historical Development

The history of the Saint Peter´s College of Toril dates back to July 1, 1948 when the priest of the Foreign Mission Society of Quebec, the PME Fathers began the direction of the school. Father Jean Bernard Bazinet, p.m.e. was the first director and adopted the name “Saint Peter´s High School”.

However, there was an urgent need for a more permanent management of the school and this prompted Msgr. Clovis Thibault, p.m.e. to offer the administration to the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. The official turn over of the school to the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary was ON May 25, 1953. Sr. Marie de Anges, pm. acted as the principal. At this point, “Saint Peter´s High School” assumed a new name which was “Saint Peter´s College”.

Philosophy

Established in 1948, Saint Peter’s College of Toril is a Filipino Catholic school owned and administered by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. It believes that Catholic education is the formation of the total person rooted in the person of Jesus Christ.

As a Filipino school guided by the idea of nationalism, SPCT holds that the true Filipino student has duties, obligations, and corporate social responsibilities to the locality where he/she belongs, to the country and to the world. SPCT maintains that forming nationalistic individuals is an advocacy for national unity that will lead the country to the economic growth and political stability.

As a Catholic educational community that adheres to the Catholic philosophy of education, SPCT does not only consider academic excellence but it also recognizes Christian Living subject as the core of its curriculum that articulates Catholic beliefs and practices for the development of academically competent evangelized-evangelizers.

Mission

Inspired by the passionate love for Jesus we, the SPCT community of administrators, faculty, staff and students commit ourselves to:

  1. Strengthen moral and spiritual values in our personal and community relationship;
  2. Be academically competent in various disciplines and in research;
  3. Take pride in our cultural heritage and respect diversity of peoples and nations;
  4. Be actively involved in community service especially in responding to the needs of the poor; and
  5. Be self-disciplined, self-directed, and responsible in the utilization of school’s resources.

Vision

A Catholic educational community of evangelized-evangelizers inspired by the Blessed Virgin Mary and Blessed Mother Rivier, that envisions its students and graduates to be Christ-centered, academically competent, proud of the Filipino culture, actively involved and responsive to social and global issues and concerns.

Goal

SAINT PETER’S COLLEGE OF TORIL aims to develop the total person through quality Christian education.

Core Vale – 5C’s

  1. Christ-centeredness
  2. Compassion
  3. Competence
  4. Community Service
  5. Civic-mindedness

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