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2012 May Beats & Pieces

 

On School Building Improvements. The scheduled building, repair and maintenance works this summer had been done strictly confining the cost within the set budget of P120,000.00. Completed were west wing roof deck columns with about a meter of hollow blocks enclosure and floor topping, some painting works and other minor repairs.  Office table for the School Principal was also made and cabinet/pigeon hole for use of faculty and staff.  What was left undone was the BFO office, Kindergarten instructional materials cabinet which shall be picked up as soon as enrolment for SY 2012-2013 takes shape and school budget is finalized.

Enrolment for SY 2012-2013 quite slow in hitting target number.  As of May 30, 2012 total official enrolment in the DLA has only reached 148  about 30 old pupils who have not enrolled yet but are hoped to continue with the DLA.  The total figure is still short by 12% from last year’s which is posing a concern to the school administration.  Suffering a significant decrease is the pre-school department which is attributed to the offering of kindergarten classes in all public schools. Classes are set to open on June 4, 2012 as declared by the Department of Education.

K-12 Basic Education Program now in Grade 1. The K-12 Basic Education Program is now in the Grade 1 and Grade 7 (1st year high school) levels this SY 2012-2013.  To provide orientation to Grade 1 teachers, a five day seminar-workshop was conducted by the DepEd Division of City Schools of Dasmarinas on May 23-27, 2012 at Blessed Mary Academy in Salitran, Dasmarinas.   Teacher Jocelyn Vedia being the Grade 1 teacher was sent to this seminar making the DLA updated on the latest in K-12 curriculum.  Some of the salient features in the K-12 program is the offering of Mother Tongue from Grades 1 to 3 not only as a medium of instruction but as a subject.  Number of class hours in Grade 1 was also reduced from  275 minutes to 240 minutes but with a designated time for remediation, reinforcement and enrichment on top of this minimum teaching time.  Grading system shall also be revised to be reflected in letter-grades in the pupil’s progress report card.  An orientation of parents of Grade 1 class is scheduled during the Parents’ Orientation Day on June 8, 2012.

SPIC pegged at P420,000.00 fund requirement. The Scholarship Program for Indigent Children this SY 2012-2013 requires a total fund of about P420,000.00 to support 25 scholars who are all in the elementary level.  Of this total amount, about P129,000.00 is to be aggressively solicited for general scholarship support.  An estimated P185,000.00 will be shouldered by faithful sponsors and parents’ share which cover the cost of books and a portion of tuition fees amounted to about P105,000.00.  New scholars were added to this year’s roster namely siblings Alyssa Ellein and Ashley Phoebe Fauni, John Wayne and Jeshidy Anne Tamparong and John Paolo Tabing.