February 18, 2019
DepEd Order No. 02, s. 2019
SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM END OF SCHOOL YEAR RITES
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
For School Year (SY) 2018-2019, the Department of Education (DepEd) announces the conduct of the following End-of-School-Year (EOSY) Rites:
March 02, 2019 Update: GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR GRADE 6 COMPLETERS IN SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019
|Grade Level Completers||Ceremony||Proof of Completion|
|Kindergarten||Moving Up or Completion||Kindergarten Certificate (Enclosure No. 1)|
|Grade 6||Graduation||Elementary Certificate (Enclosure No. 2)|
|Grade 10||Moving Up or Completion||Junior High School Certificate (Enclosure No. 3)|
|Grade 12 learners from:|
a. Schools with DepEd-approved K to 12 transition plan
b. Schools with permit to operate Senior High School since 2014
c. International Schools with K to 12 Program
|Graduation||Senior High School|
(Enclosure No. 4)
2019 DEPED GRADUATION THEME AND MOVING UP THEME
The 2019 ceremonies shall focus on the theme Pagkakaisa sa Pagkakaiba-iba: Kalidad na Edukasyon para sa Lahat (Unity in Diversity: Quality Education for All). Schools, schools divisions or regional offices may translate the theme into their respective Mother Tongues. This theme highlights the role of the K to 12 Basic Education Program in developing an educated society where the challenges and benefits of diversity are embraced and welcomed by every Filipino.
As announced in Enclosure No. 2 of DepEd Order (DO) No. 25, s. 2018 entitled School Calendar for School Year 2018-2019, the EOSY rites should be scheduled not earlier than April 1, 2019, but not later than April 5, 2019. Schools, divisions or regions with an extended SY shall be guided by their approved revised school calendar.
In line with the government’s austerity program, DepEd reiterates the following policies:
a. Graduation rites should be simple but meaningful to encourage civil rights, a sense of community, and personal responsibility. While these rites mark a milestone in the life of the learners, these should be conducted without excessive spending, extravagant attire or extraordinary venue;
b. Moving Up or Completion Ceremonies should be simple, involving only the learners, their parents and the school; and
c. Nonacademic projects such as attendance to field trips, film showing, Junior-Senior promenade, and other school events should not be imposed as requirements for graduation or completion.
For Public Schools only
d. Expenses relative to the activity should be charged to the school
Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses subject to existing guidelines. No DepEd personnel shall be allowed to collect any kind of contribution or fee for graduation/moving up/completion ceremony.
The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates are as follows:
|For private elementary and secondary schools, technical and vocational institutions (TVIs), and higher education institutions (HEIs), including state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs)||The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates is optional. The signature of the school head is required, while the signature of the schools division superintendent is not required.|
|For public elementary and secondary schools||The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates is required|
Awarding of honors to learners from Grades 1 to 12 shall follow the guidelines in DO 36, s. 2016 entitled Policy Guidelines on Awards and Recognition for the K to 12 Basic Education Program.
Further, the EOSY rites and moving up or completion ceremony shall be conducted in an appropriate solemn ceremony befitting the learners and their parents and shall not be used as a political forum. DepEd reiterates the strict compliance with DO 48, s. 2018 entitled Prohibition of Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity.
For more information, please contact the Bureau of Learning Delivery-Teaching and Learning Division, 4th Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 638-4799 and (02) 687-2948, or email at [email protected]
Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR KINDERGARTEN CERTIFICATE
SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 6 ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE
SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 10 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 12 DIPLOMA
Update: March 02, 2019 (no longer applicable) please refer to the original Do 02, s. 2019
Corrected Version of DepEd Order No. 02, s. 2019