DepEd 2023 graduation theme: “Gradweyt ng K to 12: Hinubog ng Matatag na Edukasyon”

DepEd 2023 graduation theme: “Gradweyt ng K to 12: Hinubog ng Matatag na Edukasyon”

With school year 2022-2023 coming to an end in three months, the Department of Education (DepEd) has released the official theme to be used for the 2023 graduation ceremonies in public nursery, kindergarten, elementary, and high schools throughout the Philippines.

It is “Gradweyt ng K to 12: Hinubog ng Matatag na Edukasyon” or “K to 12 Graduates: Molded through a Resilient Educational Foundation” in English.

In signing Department Order #9 series of 2023, Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio explained that this theme “emphasizes that graduation is not only a celebratory milestone but also a symbol of resilience, agency, and grit of Filipino learners honed by a solid basic education system that is responsive to the changing needs of time.”

Duterte added that it also “highlights that every learner’s achievement mirrors an education that succeeds amid all difficulties.” According to the department’s official school calendar for school year 2022-2023, public schools shall conduct their end-of-school-year rites between July 10 to 14, 2023.

Starting this 2023, public schools around the country will now have to do full in-person graduation ceremonies unlike in 2020, 2021, and 2022 where it had to be done either online or through hybrid format as part of the government’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19.


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