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Sample Program Flow for Moving Up and Graduation Ceremonies for SY 2019-2020




Reiterating DepEd Order No. 002, s. 2019 in line with the government’s austerity program, the following shall be observed:

Moving Up and graduation rites must be simple but meaningful to encourage civil rights, sense of community, and personal responsibility. These should be held without excessive spending; hence wearing of school uniform during Moving Up ceremonies is strongly encouraged. Attire for the graduating students during graduation rites shall be at the discretion of the PTA. TOGA produced at the school level by the Senior High School can be a meaningful attire during Graduation ceremonies.

Non-academic projects, and/or other school events 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.




SAMPLE PROGRAM FLOW FOR MOVING UP CEREMONIES (Kindergarten and Grade 10)

Proposed Parts of the Ceremonies:

I. Singing of the Philippine National Anthem




  • May be sung by the participants and the audience either in acapella or with accompaniment.
  • The Philippine Flag shall be properly situated at the right side of the stage facing the audience. This part shall be sung with full honor and respect.

II. Opening Prayer/Doxology

III. Regional Hymn (sung with full honor and interpretation)

IV. Other songs sung in local ceremonies




V. Opening Message – by the School Head

(This part shall focus on the significance of the ceremony, the school’s performance and achievements in the last 3 years and the role of the community in promoting quality basic education as an impact of partnership and shared governance. This shall be done in not more than 7 minutes.)

VI. Welcome Address – by a pupil/student chosen by the committee incharge of the ceremony; preferably an honor pupil/student. (This part shall not exceed 5 minutes.)

VII. Reading of the Message of the Secretary of Education – by the highest DepEd Official present in the ceremony

VIII. Presentation of the learners moving up to the next grade level by the department head/academic coordinator

IX. Confirmation by the School Head

X. Distribution of the actual Certificate of Completion/Card

XI. Distribution/Confirmation of Awards

(This part shall include important literature of the particular award, including the criteria in selecting the recipient/s for the award. The literature shall include relevance of performance to academic achievements.)

XII. Inspirational Message – to be delivered by an invited parent/successful alumna or alumnus/partner/sponsor. The message shall not exceed 7 minutes.

XIII. Singing of any (chosen) song of gratitude, celebration and/or thanksgiving by the movers up. The song shall be properly sung with harmony.

XIV. Closing Message – by the school head

(The school head shall wrap up the ceremonies, inspire parents to continue supporting the education of the children and make relevant announcements on upcoming school-related activities).

SAMPLE PROGRAM FLOW FOR GRADUATION CEREMONIES (Grades 6 and Grade 12)

Parts of the Ceremonies:

I. Singing of the Philippine National Anthem

  • May be sung by the participants and the audience either in acapella or with accompaniment.
  • The Philippine Flag shall be properly situated at the right side of the stage facing the audience. This part shall be sung with full honor and respect.

II. Opening Prayer/Doxology

III. Regional Hymn

IV. Other songs sung in local ceremonies

V. Opening Message – by the School Head

(This part shall focus on the significance of the ceremony, the school’s performance and achievements in the last 5 years and the role of the community in promoting quality basic education as an impact of partnership and shared governance. This shall be done in not more than 7 minutes.)

VI. Welcome Address – by a graduating student with Honors selected by the school committee in-charge of the ceremony

(This part may be delivered either in English or Filipino and may focus on how the graduate feels on his/her graduation, welcoming the presence of his/her loved ones, sponsors of the school and the community as witnesses to the graduation. This shall highlight the value of love and compassion in living together as one family. This part shall not exceed 7 minutes.)

VII. Reading of the Message of the Secretary – by the highest DepEd official present in the ceremony

VIII. Presentation of the Candidates for Graduation by the School Head/Academic Coordinator

IX. Confirmation of the Candidates for Graduation by the Regional Director or his authorized representative/SDS or his authorized representative

X. Distribution of Certificates of Completion

XI. Confirmation of Awards

(This part shall include important literature of every award including the criteria in selecting recipients of the awards. The literature shall include relevance of performance to academic achievements.)

XII. Thanksgiving Message – by another graduate chosen by the committee.

(This part may give premium to success, celebrating collaborative efforts of the family and the community in keeping the children in school, in helping them gain experiences that will guide and help them when they continue towards the attainment of their aspirations.)

XIII. Keynote Message by an invited alumnus/alumna who can provide inspiration to the graduates with his/her success and/or achievements in life after his stint with the school.

XIV. Graduation Song

(This part shall deliver success through a musical celebration reflecting the inspiration and aspirations of the class. The song shall be of their choice and shall be properly sung to reflect the quality of music education and experiences of the learners).

XV. Closing Message

The School Head meaningfully wrapping up the ceremony, may announce upcoming school-related activities and inspire parents to continuously support the education of the children.

XVI. Graduation Ceremony ends.

Download 2020 DepEd Standard Format and Templates for Certificates of Completion and Senior High School Diploma

WORD AND PUBLISHER FORMAT

READ MORE:

2020 DepEd Standard Format and Templates for Certificates

2020 DepEd Service Marks and Visual Identity Manual

Preparation and Checking of School Forms for School Year 2019-2020

References:

Allan G. Farnazo
Regional Director

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