“Competence” refers to the Ateneo Hearter’s Functional Self, his/her knowledge and skills that enable one to perform diverse tasks and carry out various responsibilities.
An Ateneo Hearter who is competent should manifest the following:
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu seeks to prepare its students for the world, with knowledge and skills that will make them fit to succeed. The Ateneo Hearter is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence. By the time he/she completes one’s studies in Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu, he/she shall have acquired the habit of logical and critical thinking; a certain ease and facility in expression, both oral and written; a capacity to adapt and apply oneself to the task at hand, at the same time giving evidence of one’s knowledge and mastery of those subjects which shall prepare him/her for further studies. Through the Jesuit charism of “MAGIS“, he/she has certain allergy to mediocre work and has the spirit of generous striving to do and be MORE.
WELL-ROUNDEDNESS: Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu’s academic program recognizes that each person has multiple intelligences; hence, we try to develop-and build on-these intelligences as much as we can. As a truly well-rounded individual, the ideal Ateneo Hearter’s sensibilities go beyond merely academic concerns and include the following: an awareness and appreciation of music, literature, and the arts; a familiarity or even mastery of basic athletic skills through participation in sports and other athletic activities. All of these must lead to the formation of a total person whi is the product of a truly liberal, humanizing, and well-rounded education.
OPENNESS to GROWTH and LIFELONG LEARNING: The Ateneo Hearter matures in a way that reflects some personal responsibility for one’s own growth. He/she is beginning to further develop one’s full potentials, and is continuously seeking opportunities to develop one’s personality, sharpen one’s intellect, broaden one’s imagination, explore one’s feelings, refine one’s tastes, and deepen one’s own religious convictions and other sensibilities. He/she realizes that in life, what is important is “learning how to learn.”