November 2017: Holy Name School grade-12 students are about to embark on their first out-of-Davao tourism experience in support of their vocational studies. Visits to Taal Lake, Metro Manila and Subic Bay and on the itinerary. The purpose of the visits is two fold: Taal Lake is hosting the National Oz-Goose Competition sailing event and Holy Name School has recently built six Oz-Goose boats for students to learn to sail; and, the Metro Manila and Subic Bay visits are designed to emphasize the tourism benefits that Samal Island and the Davao Gulf may derive from MICE and other developed tourism centers.
The visits are sponsored in part by: the Monfort Bat Cave, Broadwater Marine, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Subic Sailing, the Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club, the Island Garden City of Samal, Tenet Business Consulting and many individuals and friends of the Holy Name School.
Expanding since 1994 through the Holy Name School, the Holy Name School Foundation Inc. has offered high quality, accessible and affordable educational opportunities to all.
In partnership with de La Salle Consultancy, Holy Name School Foundation has offered student sponsorship programs covering elementary through high school study levels. In terms of scholastic achievement, the Holy Name School has built a reputation for graduating the best performing grade school and high school students in the Davao Region.
We believe that education is not only the absolute requirement to defeat poverty but also that education is the only hope for the Philippines to be able to provide sustainable opportunity to our children and our childrens’ children.
By providing quality education with a focus on the needs of the country we help not only those we touch directly but also that our students touch across the World, thus assisting in livelihood development and poverty reduction in all corners of the Earth.
As we enter this third decade of operation, the Holy Name School Foundation is expanding its vision to include Senior High School Sections under the national K-12 program. These Senior High School Sections will prepare our students for entrepreneurship in the burgeoning Philippine tourism industry, both here on the island of Samal and far beyond.
Ideally located within to the tourist mecca of the Island Garden City of Samal, Holy Name School Foundation aims to utilize the resources of the island to prepare young people to become leaders in tourism, tour guiding and training in the sports of:
These sports related programs are made possible through the active support of the Philippine Sailing Association, Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragon Boat Federation, Philippine Rowing Association and the Davao Gulf Paddle Row Sail Association.
Added to this, the Holy Name School Senior High School vocational tracks prepare our students for rapid advancement through careers in hotel and restaurant management and services. Through practical education, and on-the-job-training opportunities with partner resorts and hotels, we offer skills attainment in:
Few places in the Philippines are better suited to this task.
From 2016, Holy Name School Foundation will be offering vocational training courses in tourism related subjects. By utilizing the school premises & resources as a base for operations during semestral breaks and embracing the natural resources of Samal Island, an expanded focus on tourism related vocational training courses will be offered to students from around the country and internationally.