To lead is to serve. This is what we learn in Rosehill. Leadership is entirely about service and we lead by example.
PAREF Rosehill is one big family. And we learn from our teachers, mentors and classmates from the first day of school to the end of each academic year. And we will bring this great lesson of leadership and service as we journey to see our dreams fulfilled, in the university, at the workplace, in society, always trying to live by our Alma Mater’s vision. As we sing it in our hymn, “To lead and to serve is our life-long mission.”
Testimonies of Happy Rosehill Families
Andee, a Grade Six girl, commented to a teacher (when she was in Gr. 3), “Miss, I’m saving money so I can donate half of it to Rosehill chapel and half to the chapel in our village. When I grow up, I want to be a saint!”
Andee’s parents would tell her, “It’s hard to be a saint…but we can surely work for it, together as a family. And we are grateful because sending you to Rosehill gets half of the job done!”
Issa Baron, whose daughter has been in Rosehill for nine years said, “Parenthood becomes so much easier with the support system in PAREF Rosehill. They help us nurture children with goals and character. I’m happy to be a Rosehill mom!”
Dr. Luisa Cordero, whose five daughters are in Grades 1, 6, 8, 9 & 10, said she is happy because “we can see in them a sense of responsibility, leadership, service and strive for excellence.”
Rosehill is more than a school for girls; it is a community of families, where pursuit of excellence, forging of character and social responsibility become possible through the collaboration of parents, teachers and students, management and staff. And the experience and testimonies of parents and students say it all – that they are happy in Rosehill.
"After graduating college, I was so overwhelmed with gratitude. I was very privileged to have gone to great schools and to have been educated by amazing teachers, I wanted to pay it forward. I decided to volunteer and teach in a rural community in Mindanao for a year. Among my co-volunteers, I often heard this complaint "What? I came all the way here to do this?" In fact, this was often a thought that would cross my mind when I decided to volunteer. I was doing very ordinary things. I was preparing lesson plans, checking papers, walking to school, listening to the stories of my students, giving them advice, tutoring them, chaperoning them. These were very ordinary things. It was tempting to get disillusioned. The romance of the volunteer experience died down when we saw that the work consisted of very ordinary tasks. But I always remembered how Rosehill echoed the values of St. Josemaria Escriva. Rosehill ingrained in me the habit of sanctifying ordinary work. I built this habit of making work my prayer. When I was discouraged by the poor performance of my students and the difficult work conditions, I was tempted to give up or to settle for mediocrity. However, I remembered what my school taught me, that work is an offering to God, and we ought to offer nothing less than our best. With this attitude I persevered and I watched my students defy the odds. From not being able to subtract correctly, we progressed to precalculus. We never placed in the provincial quiz bee before but that year we won first place. It was common for students to drop out or to stop schooling after high school but with that graduating batch majority went on to further studies. I watched amazing things happen when I sanctified my daily work and I am truly thankful to Rosehill for teaching me that. I continue to do very ordinary things to support the vision of bringing quality education to every Filipino and I continue to treat work as my prayer. Knowing that my work is my offering to God, I continue to do my best."-Nikki Vergara, Rosehill Batch 2008