Last February 9, 2019, Davao Christian High School celebrated its founding for the 66th year. The program was comprised of performances from all year levels showcasing not only the talents God has blessed the school with but also His faithfulness in being with the school for all these years.
This year, the theme in celebration was "Thrive: Rooted in Christ" with the theme verse from Colossians 2:7, "Let our roots grow down into him, and let our lives be built on him. Then our faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." The program began with an invocation dance by Grade 4 - Everlasting followed by the opening prayer led by Ms. Raquel Chan from the Christian Education Department.
Afterwards, selected teachers from the school lead the congratation in a praise and worship session which was followed by an inspirational message from Pastor Roger Delgado, a local pastor and alumnus of the school and a prayer of thanksgiving by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Thomas Marquez-Lim.
The program then featured the best of SY 2018-2019 including performances such as a story telling of The Lion and the Mouse by Yvon Jia Denise Morales from Nursery 2 - Mangosteen, an interpretive dance by Kinder - Lime, a verse choir by Grade 1 - Yellowbell, a song interpretation by Grade 5 - Daffodil, Chinese dances from selected Grade 8 and Grade 10 students, a Chinese jazz chant from selected Grade 10 students, and for the finale, a one-act play by Grade 12 - Discipline.
The celebration concluded with a congregational singing of the song Thrive and a closing prayer by school President, Mr. Arthur Brian Yap.
Davao Christian High School started in the 1950s. Members of Davao Evangelical Church, then known as Davao Chinese Gospel Church, sought to provide Christian Education to the young. This vision came to reality in January 14,1953 when Davao Chinese Gospel Church Kindergarten School was established. Today, the school serves the learning needs of more than 2,500 students in both its V. Mapa Campus and its C. P. Garcia Campus.