Our History

The idea of establishing a school to carry out the educational ministry of the Bacolod Trinity Christian Church gestated in the 1950s. It was not, however, until the early part of 1976 that the incumbent pastor, Rev. Livingstone Chen, with the unanimous concurrence of the officers of the Trinity Foundation, Inc., decided to translate that idea into reality.

The Trinity Christian School opened as a non-stock, non-profit institution in school year 1976 to seventy kindergarten enrollees. Thereafter, one grade was added each year until the elementary level was completed in 1982 with 14 graduates and the secondary level in 1986 also with 14 graduates. Mrs. Lin Ai Gomez was the first principal. She served the school in this capacity until 1988.

At the start, a Board of Trustees was appointed by the Church Council to oversee matters related to the school. It was replaced by an elective board the following year. Mr. Tan Kek Pin was the first elected chairman and every term thereafter until his demise in 1989. Through all the years, he worked indefatigably with other trustees to chart the direction and growth of the TCS.

By arrangement with Rev. Edward Vanderberg of the Christian Reformed Church in Bacolod, the TCS, from its inception, had been privileged to receive precious professional assistance and contributions from several of its missionary wives and ladies. In the early years, many other friends --

Americans, Chinese, Filipinos -- also gave their valuable services to the school with sincere dedication. These pioneers, each in his/her own special way, laid much of the groundwork of the school that established its reputation.

From the start, the Trinity Christian School enjoyed the patronage of members of the other Christian churches in the city of Bacolod who sent their students to it for a Christian education. The central location of the original school site at San Sebastian Street was another plus that gave the school a steady rise in enrollment. To accommodate the growing student population, the School Board in 1983 acquired a three-hectare choice lot in the open space of Villa Angela.

There amidst verdant fields, blue sky, fresh air, looking southeast to the scenic Marapara and Kanlaon Mountain ranges, ground was broken in March 1985 for the construction of the first school building. Right off, the trustees plunged into hectic fund-raising campaigns in many sectors and locations of the country -- these, on top of their own contribution. Construction of an auditorium followed almost immediately. Both buildings were dedicated in early 1988.

In 1988, Dr. Bi Chin Uy took over as director and further strengthened the programs of the school and paved the way for the accreditation of the elementary department. When Board Chairman Mr. Tan Kek Pin passed away in 1989, Dr. Manuel Lo took over the board leadership and continued to support the vision of providing excellence in Christian education. In the same year, Miss Esther Jane Uy was appointed principal of the school.

The Lord continued to bless the school in many ways. When Mr. Cleto Marcelino Uy took over as chairman of the board in 1991, he undertook to construct the second phase of the Villa Angela school building. Groundbreaking took place in March 1992. The 13-room North-Wing building was finished in time for the opening of classes in 1993.

In 1995, Mrs. Ban Hua Flores was elected board chairman. Under her leadership, the preschool building was constructed and the entire preschool program moved to the Villa Angela Campus.

n 1997, Mr. Kenneth Locsin took over as board chairman. A new canteen to meet the needs of a growing student population was constructed under his leadership. His vision includes a greater degree of participation of the school in the activities of the Chinese community.

Since then, the school continues to enjoy God's blessings under the leadership of Mr. Cleto Marcelino Uy (2001-2005, 2007 to present) and Dr. Manuel Lo (2005-2007). During the term of Dr. Manuel Lo, the third and last phase of the main school building was started. Mr. Cleto Marcelino Uy continued the project and on October of 2008, the third and last phase of the school was completed.

VISION STATEMENT: To develop the young for service in society and in God's Kingdom.

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide quality Christian instructional service, enriched by Chinese language studies, for the purpose of leading the young to the knowledge of truth that is JESUS CHRIST.

Seeking Excellence for God's glory since 1975.

Statement of Faith

As a Christian institution, the Trinity Christian School upholds these basic doctrines of faith:

  • The unity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the God-head.

  • The sovereignty of God in creation, history, revelation, redemption, and final judgment.

  • The divine revelation and entire trustworthiness of the Holy Scriptures as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

  • The creation of man in God's image and the universal sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall, rendering them subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

  • Christ's redemptive work through His sacrificial death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to sit at the right hand of the God the Father, and the expectation of His personal return.

  • Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus alone.

  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration, and His indwelling and work in the believer.

Core Values

  • To provide quality Christian instructional service, enriched by Chinese language studies, for the purpose of leading the young to the knowledge of truth that is JESUS CHRIST.

  • Connectedness

  • Competence

  • Morality

  • Reality

  • Responsibility

  • Simplicity

  • Worship

Our school emblem is a Seagull.

General Objectives

As part of the Philippine educational system and in full support of its national development goals, the TCS strives to assist each student in the peculiar ecology of his own community to:

  1. Develop holistically -- intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally, spiritually -- within the range of his individual capacities.

  2. Acquire the essential educational foundation needed for his development into a responsible, versatile and productive citizen.

  3. Enhance the range and quality of individual and group participation in the  basic functions of society.

  4. Imbue love of country, develop moral character, personal discipline, civic conscience, vocational efficiency, and learn the duties of citizenship.

As a Christian institution, the TCS will work to provide a milieu and support system that is conducive to effective teaching and learning so that the students might:

  1. Attain his potential as a person created in the image of God.

  2. Grow in the knowledge and love of God and in the comprehension of His world.

  3. See the relevance of Christian faith to and practice Christian conduct in all areas of personal and social life.

  4. Form attitudes and imbibe moral and ethical values that contribute to character formation and maturity.

  5. Serve God and fellowmen actively.

Institutional Objectives

  • Integrate the reverence and love of God into all facets of school life, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular.

  • Provide a broad and balanced basic instructional program that assists students in comprehending themselves and the world around them.

  • Optimize parent-school connection and goodwill toward the enhancement of instructional effectiveness and character formation.

  • Facilitate the acquisition of basic communication skills in speaking, writing, reading and understanding the Filipino, English and Chinese languages.

  • Promote physical fitness, good health habits, and wise use of the body as a temple of God.

  • Stress acquisition of intellective, scientific, technologic, and entrepreneurial skills that meet the growing needs of a developing country.

  • Discover special talents and abilities of students and nurture these for future use and as expressions of individuality.

  • Cultivate social decorum appropriate to different settings and circumstances.

  • Nurture growing sense of discipline and self-reliance, capable of self-study in pursuit of learning as a life-long process.

  • Inculcate habits of industry and thrift in consonance with an acceptance of the dignity of honest contributive work.

  • Instill and practice respect and cooperation for duly constituted authorities.

  • Guide students to understand, appreciate and value national heritage and to perpetuate whatever is best in Philippine culture and traditions.