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RCBN-ES STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

  1. RCBN-ES
    1. History of RCBN-ES

 

            On the 7th of December 2002, the Diocese of Novaliches was established by Pope John Paul II. This new diocese then was a big part of the Archdiocese of Manila, located at its north-west jurisdiction. Its ecclesiastical territory covers District 2 of Quezon City and Caloocan City – North, with a combined land area of 137.74 square kilometers (53.18 sq. miles) and with a total population of 3,070,000 as of the year 2010.

 

            The following compose the leadership of the new diocese, namely: Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. (Bishop), Rev. Fr. Antonio Labiao (Vicar General for Pastoral Affairs), Rev. Msgr. Romulo Jesus Rañada (Vicar General for Administration), Rev. Fr. Rei Flores (Chancellor), and Rev. Fr. Marlou Lemaire (Econome) Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo (Consultor), Rev. Fr. Mario Sanchez (Consultor), and Rev. Fr. Noel Azupardo (Consultor).

 

            Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. promptly introduced in the diocese his innovative-transformative leadership and significant experiences in the key aspects of administration and ministry. One of his outstanding managerial and ministerial innovations was the placing of all the schools of the diocese under one Superintendent – Director in the person of Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo whom he appointed to the twin – positions on April 5, 2007. This specific innovation has proven to be effective especially  in cost – saving, maximing and expediting sharing of resources and personnel’s expertise, strengthening communion, and enhancing human and professional relationships. As inspiring and convincing outcomes, each of the eight (8) schools now has a new big building and vastly improved facilities and equipment, better services, higher salaries, and more benefits for all teachers and employees of the eight institutions. On January 3, 2015 St. Francis de Sales Academy was turned – over and became the 9th member – school.

   

                The nine (9) diocesan schools make up the Roman Catholic Bishop of Novaliches Educational System (RCBN-ES). All are members of the Manila Ecclesiastical Province Schools Association (MaPSA); seven (7) of which are members of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and the other two (2) will very soon join its rank as new member-schools.

 

 

  1. Philosophy of Education

We believe that our pupils & students should receive an education that develops their minds and nurtures their hearts to be academically excellent, spiritually exuberant, morally upright, and socially productive through curricular programs that emphasize the Catholic religion as the core, in order to give them opportunities to develop sound critical thinking and decision-making skills to be able to make enlightened life-choices.

Likewise, we believe that our pupils & students are the centre of our educational process, with the teachers as caring companions in the journey of faith and competent facilitators of knowledge, wisdom, skills, and values, in a safe and secure educational environment that actively promotes learning and provides adequate support services that ennoble and enable them to make creative responses to life-realities.

 

  1. Vision

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Novaliches Educational System  (RCBN-ES) is an innovative  Christ-centered educational ministry committed to accompanying  and forming stakeholders into becoming good citizens and disciples.

  1. MISsion

In our humble desire to make Jesus Christ the center of our educational ministry, we thus commit ourselves to:

  1. Act as the evangelizing arm of the local Church;
  2. Sustain value-innovative and trailblazing models and initiatives;
  3. Bestow upon key stakeholders proper training and formation in school management, academic instruction and other complementary services;
  4. Forge strategic partnership for collaborative undertakings in the K to12 curriculum, other social services and emergency preparedness; and
  5. Exercise genuine stewardship in leadership and good governance.

 

  1. OPERATIONAL METAPHOR: DOLPHINS

 

 
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  1. CORE VALUES:  GOOD HEART

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. RCBN-ES LOGOLogo

 

HOST AND CHALICE:

This image symbolizes the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Mass nourishes all the members of the school communities in communion &  mission.

FLAMING TORCH:             

This reperesents God’s love for all who compose the RCBN-ES family, and, in turn, our love for God, His Church, the children, youth and parents.

 

 

 

OPEN BOOK:

This refers to the Holy Bible containing the saving words and life-giving love of Jesus which we believe and translate into actions and imitate in real life. It also signifies students’ ardent search for knowledge, wisdom and skills in the different disciplines of intellectual journey.

 

TRUSTWORTHY & CARING ADULT WITH KIDS:

This image points to the administration, faculty and staff; and what we are giving to each and every enrollee: loving accompaniment, leading, enabling,  and enlightening them with the light of faith, truth and values.

  1. integral aspects of the mission of rcbn-es         
    1. Education
    2. Service
    3. Communion
    4. Evangelization

 

  1. Qualities Desired for or Expected of RCBN-ES Students AND GRADUATES TO POSSESS OR EXUDE:

 

GOOD

(Magaling / Mahusay, Mabait, Mabuti)

 

  1. Prayerful
  2. ICT Competent
  3. Family-oriented
  4. Patriotic (Makabayan)
  5. Globally-competitive
  6. Academically excellent
  7. God-loving/God-fearing
  8. Proficient and Confident in Public Speaking
  9. Compassionate especially to the less fortunate

 

Humble

  1. Obedient
  2. Humane (Makatao)

 

 

Exuberant

  1. Healthy and vibrant
  2. Entrepreneurially-minded
  3. Highly adaptable to life-situations and calmly creative even in adversity

 

Amiability

  1. Fine-mannered and disciplined
  2. Psycho-Emotionally stable / Mature

 

 

Responsibility

  1. Committed
  2. Capable of leading & modelling
  3. Financially Literate / Judicious / Entrepreneurially-minded
  4. Caring for the Environment or Environment-friendly

 

Trustworthy

  1. Honest and truthful

 

  1. Board of Trustees

                                                Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D.

                                                Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo

                                                Atty. Faustino R. Madriaga, Jr.

                                                Dr. Judith Aldaba

                                                Dr. Belen de Jesus

  1. Organogram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Brief description of key positions

 

SUPERINTENDENT - Superintendency is the extension of the office of the Bishop in matters of Catholic Education in his diocese. The superintendent provides the venue whereby the Bishop’s directives cascade to the team in charge of the nitty-gritty in the operations of the school. Governance in a Catholic School in the Diocese is the concern of the Superintendent. This covers diocese-wide planning for schools, initiating the formulation of policies and procedures, seeing that these merit the expressed approval of his Bishop. He ensures the proper formulation, adoption, implementation, and revision of the organizational structure which best fits and serves each school in particular and the organization as a whole. He also recommends to the Bishop the suitable individuals to fill up the leadership positions in the school.

DIRECTOR - He is the chief executive of the entire educational institution and is delegated by the bishop with the final authority, mission, and the attainment of the specific objectives of the school.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – The Board of Trustees is the highest policy-making body of the institution, incorporated and operating under the law of the Republic of the Philippines and the Catholic Church. Though responsibililty and authority are delegated to the school officials, the Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible and accountable for RCBN-ES. The administration of the educational corporation as a whole, as well as of its assets and liabilities is vested on the Board of Trustees Chaired by the Bishop.

Legal Counsel – Primary function is to provide legal services to guide the operations of RCBN-ES schools which includes but not limited to, providing legal advice in interpreting laws and rules affecting the operations, preparing necessary legal documents, assisting the Superintendent – Director or acting as primary counsel in suits or litigations involving the school and its employees in their official capacity.

Vice Director FOR CCF – Provides opportunities for RCBN-ES and its member schools to grow in faith and to deepen the vocation of stakeholders as good citizens and disciples of Jesus. Implements the holistic personal development and spiritual growth for RCBN-ES and its member schools. Nourishes and strengthens the active living out of the faith by each student through profound, integrated and innovated Religious Education. Provides activities where the learned and assimilated values are practiced, applied and experienced not only within the school but also shared with the larger community.

           

PRINCIPAL – He / She assists the school director in the attainment of the vision, mission, goals and objectives. Organizes and supervises the activities of the school; plans and carries out educational/development programs and policies as prescribed by the Department of Education and RCBN-ES and the school’s philosophy of education, vision, and mission. Supervises the curricular programs and coordinates all efforts of the academic department in conducting an effective teaching-learning process towards the achievement of academic excellence. Promotes the program of continuing studies and research in pursuit of  Academic Excellence. Models to academic teaching and non-teaching personnel the values of punctuality, hardwork, commitment, and service to the  school and the church.

FINANCE OFFICER - The Finance Officer exercises general supervision over the financial activities  of the school. He/She is responsible for the preparation & implementation of the financial business policies of the school system. He/She is in-charge of the effective and efficient administration of the school’s physical assets, revenues and expenditures according to the ideals of accountability & trustwortiness in the task of stewardship. He/She supervises the accounting personnel and maintenance-security staff in ensuring their fine grooming-decorum, punctuality, and productivity. He/She, too, ensures that the school (inside and outside) is beautiful, presentable, orderly, and clean.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY – Effectively and diligently works for the Office of the Superintendent with exemplary commitment and serves as “chief of staff” in the RCBN-ES office. At times, she is tasked to receive and disseminate official communications from / to and facilitate coordination with the principals, finance officers, rest of the school personnel and properly link with external organizations and institutions.

Human Resource Officer – Takes charge of recruitment, selection, placement, development, and discipline of teachers and employees.

 

Internal Auditor – The job of Internal Auditor was established for the purpose(s) of providing support to the Accounting Department with specific responsibility of ensuring the implementation policies, practices and / or regulations, ensure that all compliance of all RCBN-ES school in regard to government requirements; assist the Finance Officers in terms of budget and finance; completing audits and reviews of processes, procedures and methodologies; developing and monitoring internal controls; conducting audits of internal funds; evaluating the degree of internal control and providing updated procedures. 

 

  1. Member-Schools

 

THE SCHOOLS

PRESENT OFFICIALS

SY 2016-2017

 

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

J.P. Ramoy St., Talipapa,

Novaliches, Quezon City

453-6223 / 984-6099

www.bscs.edu.ph

Miss Meddy L. Sanchez

School Principal

 

Mrs. Marilou M. Corpuz

Finance Officer

 

Colegio de San Bartolome de Novaliches

Quirino Hi-way cor. dela Cruz St.,

Novaliches, Quezon City

419-8209 / 930-7839

www.csbn.edu.ph

 

Mr. Paul B. Polintan

School Principal

 

Mrs. Imelda B. dela Cruz

Finance Officer

 

 

Good Shepherd Cathedral School

Omega Ave., cor. Rado St.,

 Fairview, Quezon City

430-7822 / 431-0793

www.goodshepherdcathedralschool.edu.ph

 

 

 

 

Carina G. Dacanay,  Ed. D.

School Principal

 

Ms. Jacqueline Lazo

Finance Officer

 

Ina ng Buhay Catholic School

Jordan Heights Subd.,

Damong Maliit,

Novaliches, Quezon City

938-7069 / 938-2059

www.inbcs.edu.ph

Miss Osmunda L. Pineda Curriculum and Instruction Consultant

 

Mr. Arnold Ryan M. Domingo

Finance Officer

OLLCS

 

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Pre-school & Primary Campus

1117 Petunia cor. Chrysanthemum Sts.,

Area B, Camarin, Caloocan City

 

Intermediate & High School Campus

St. Paul St., La Forteza Subd.,

Camarin, Caloocan City

962-7955 / 962-8584

www.ollcs.edu.ph

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Marjudy A. Antolin

School Principal

 

Mrs. Maria Theresa D. Cuevas

Finance Officer

 

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Resurrection Catholic School

Parokya Road, Bagbag,

Novaliches, Quezon City

418-3154

www.rcs.edu.ph

Miss Meddy L. Sanchez

School Principal

 

Mrs. Marilou M. Corpuz

Finance Officer

 

 

 

San Isidro Labrador Catholic School

Philand Drive, Pasong Tamo,

Quezon City

939-0182

www.silcs.edu.ph

Sr. Evelyn Faeldan

School Principal

 

Ms. Jacqueline Lazo

Finance Officer

 

 

 

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St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

Champaca St., Maligaya Subd.,

Novaliches, Quezon City

962-9907 / 417-7212

www.sfxcs.edu.ph

Mr. Paul B. Polintan

School Principal

 

Mrs. Regina Cecilia G. Molina

Finance Officer

 

St. Francis de Sales Academy. Inc.

Bagong Silang, Caloocan City

www.sfsa.edu.ph

Mrs. Peñafrancia Mejia

School Principal

 

Mrs. Theresa Cuevas

Finance Officer

                Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo is the Superintendent – Director of all the nine (9) schools.

 

 

II.   RCBN-ES STANDARD POLICIES & GUIDELINES

  1. Admission Policies
  1. Admission is a privilege and not a right, and is discretionary upon the school, which is not charged with the legal responsibility of providing education to those who do not satisfy its admission requirements (Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools, Sec.117).
  2. Private schools have the right to impose other rules and regulations for the admission of students aside from the entrance examination.

 

  1. Every school has a right to determine which applicants it shall accept for enrollment.  It has a right to judge the fitness of students seeking admission and re-admission.  A student’s failure to satisfy the academic standard the school sets shall be a legal ground for its refusal to re-admit him.

 

                NEW STUDENTS

  1. He / She must have appropriately passed the previous Academic Year preferably with an average of 82.
  2. He / She must have a grade in Conduct of at least 82% or its equivalent.
  3. Must present the proper document of eligibiity (Report Card) and Good Moral Character from the Principal of the previous school.
  4. Must present original and photocopy of Birth Certificate, and if and when available, also Baptismal Certificate of the child.
  5. Must qualify in the entrance examinations.

 

 

 

                TRANSFEREES

                        After the two-week period from the opening of classes, no further enrollment will be allowed, without prejudice however to subsequent transfer by an enrolled student from one school to another during the school year, provided the consent of both schools is obtained.  As a general rule, interschool transfer after the enrollment period is discouraged, especially in the case of pupils & students who are expected to graduate from a course of study during the school year at the secondary or tertiary levels of formal education (RMRPS, Sec. 119).

  1. Must fulfill the requirements stated in nos. 1-4 on new students.
  2. Must be a regular student, i.e., no back subjects.

 

                OLD STUDENTS

  1. He / She must have a Conduct Grade of at least B- or its equivalent.
  2. He / She must have passed all subject areas with a grade of at least 80.

 

                PROBATION

        Probation is the observation status given to a pupil / student in a certain period of time for improvement. This may be ACADEMIC or CONDUCT in nature. 

        Academic probation is normally given to pupil / student who did not perform well in their entrance examination, or to pupil / student who had taken summer with a grade below 80%; year-long strict academic probation is given to newly-admitted pupils / students with failure(s) from their previous school of attendance in any grading period except for the final grade.

        Conduct probation is primarily behavioral in nature: this may be STRICT PROBATION (normally lasting for the entire school year, with the understanding that if the student receives any suspension, the school will make a recommendation for transfer) or simple PROBATION (given in certain number of quarters).

          A pupil / student may be readmitted on PROBATIONARY STATUS on the conditions that said pupil / student:

  1. shows an average rating of 82 % in academics, as well as in Conduct
  2. must be favorably recommended by the Committee on Academic Performance / Discipline (composed of the Principal, Subject Area Coordinators / Team Leaders, Advisers, Subject Teachers, and Prefect of Students).

 

 

 
  Text Box: A quarterly evaluation will be conducted by the Committees on Academic Performance/Discipline to assess if the student had successfully met the condition/s imposed, which will mean that the student will be taken out of such status; if on the last quarter the student still had not met the academic/conduct requirement(s), a “C-“ will be given and he/she shall be recommended for transfer without Certificate of Good Moral Character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                GROUNDS FOR NON-READMISSION

  1. A rating in Conduct lower than C or its equivalent;

References:

  1. All educational institutions shall teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and personal discipline” (Philippine Constitution, Art. XIV, sec. 3)
  2. Behavior and Measures of Discipline
  3. Disciplinary Measures
  1. Habitual delay and / or failure in paying school financial obligations;
  2. Membership and /or involvement in any organization, fraternity/sorority, gangs and other similar dubious organization;
  3. Habitual and / or deliberate non-attendance in school-calendared activities accumulating to 20% of the required school days in a School Year without the school’s approval;
  4. Those who have taken summer classes in a school that is not duly authorized by the  Department of Education without the knowledge or approval from the School Principal;
  5. Students who received three suspensions; and
  6. Recommendation by the Academic/Conduct Deliberation Committee due to poor academic and/or behavioral performance.

 

  1. Academic Programs & Policies
  1. Curriculum in Primary and Secondary Schools at RCBN-ES

          Every child must undergo 13 years of basic education (K to 12). This comprises the required 7 years of primary education (Kinder to Grade 6), 4 years of  Junior High School (Grade 7 to Grade 10)  and 2 years of Senior High School (Grade 11 and Grade 12)  education.

 

Table 1

Levels

Age Requirements

Subjects

Curriculum Type

Nursery

4 years old by October at least

  • CLE
  • Language, Literacy and Communication Mathematics
  • MAPEH

 

DAP & DepEd K to 12 Curriculum

Kinder

5 years old by October at least

Grade 1

6 years old by October at least

 

  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Araling Panlipunan
  • Mother Tongue (Language for )
  • English (Reading & Language)
  • Music, Art, Physical Education & Health  (MAPEH)
  • Christian Life Education (CLE) & Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao
  • Science – applies to Grade 3 Curriculum only

 

 

 

 

DepEd K to 12 Curriculum

 

 

 

Grade 2

 

7 years old by October at least

Grade 3

8 years old by October at least

 

 

 

Table 2

Levels

Age Requirements

Subjects

Curriculum Type

Grade 4

 

 

 

9 years old by October at least

  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Araling Panlipunan
  • English (Reading & Language)
  • Music, Art, Physical Education & Health (MAPEH)
  • Christian Life Education (CLE) & Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao
  • Science
  • EPP

 

DepEd K to 12 Curriculum

 

Grade 5

10 years old by October at least

Grade 6

11 years old by October  at least

  • Christian Life Education (CLE)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Health
  • MAKABAYAN
    • Heograpiya Kasaysayan at Sibika(HEKASI)
    • Home Economics & Livelihood Education (HELE)
    • Music Arts & Physical Education (MAPE)
    • Computer

 

 

DepEd 2010 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC)

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3

Levels

Age Requirements

Subjects

Curriculum Type

Grade 7

 

12 years old by October at least

  • Christian Life Education (CLE) & Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Araling Panlipunan
  • TLE & Computer/ICT
  • Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health (MAPEH)

DepEd K12 Curriculum

Grade 8

 

13 years old by October at least

Grade 9

 

14 years old by October at least

Grade 10

 

15 years old by October at least

 

Table 4

Levels

Age Requirements

Subjects

Curriculum Type

Grade 11

 

16 years old by October at least

SHS Core Curriculum

Nine (9) Learning Areas

  1. CLE
  2. Language
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science
  5. Communication
  6. Philosophy
  7. Humanities
  8. PE and Health
  9. Social Science

 

DepEd K12 Curriculum

 

Grade 12

 

17 years old by October at least

 

 

  1. School Term

The RCBN-ES member schools comply with the mandated requirement of DepEd as regards the number of school days.

 

  1. Academic Load

RCBN-ES schools accept regular pupils / students only. All pupils / students shall take all the requirements that are especially apportioned in accordance with the DepEd specification over the seven curriculum years in elementary, four curriculum years in the Junior High School and two years in Senior High School.

 

  1. Grading System

      Grading system is designed to assess the performance and progress of pupils / students as regards the curriculum standards and assist in identifying possible scholastic problems. The grade that a pupil / student receives is taken approximately as an index of his/her scholastic achievement during a certain period and solely based on pupil’s/student’s academic or scholastic performance. For Nursery up to Grade 10 there are four grading periods across levels while for Senior High School there are two grading periods in each semester.    

        

  1. Averaging System

Line Callout 2 (No Border): mali po ba ng receives? Di po ba ang subject ay pupil or student? Nag note po kasi ang iba ng “receive”The school adopts the K to 12 Basic Education Program standards and competency-based grading system. The Averaging System in reference to the DepEd order No. 8 s. 2015 of rating and reporting pupil’s / student’s performance in the Elementary, Junior High School and Senior High School levels. The passing grade is 75% or its equivalent and the highest grade is 100%.  A pupil or a student who receives a final rating of less than 75% will be considered failed. 

 

  1. Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education lays the most important foundation for the basic education of the children. For the first level (Pre-Nursery) and the second level (Nursery) of  Early Childhood Education, we emphasize values formation and skills development. Skills development includes physical and motor skills development, social development, cognitive and language development. At different stages, the child slowly develops according to his own pacing to be able to cope with academic competencies which begins at the third level (KINDER)

 

The RCBN-ES ECE focuses on preparing the early learner to be able to meet the academic challenges in the Elementary and Secondary Levels of Basic Education. RCBN-ES follows the integrated approach to the development of the values and other learning competencies using Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) for the ECE Level. Thus, in the assessment of the Early Learner the same principle is applied. The skills which are embedded in the various learning areas are evaluated based on the progress of the child. The progress is rated on five levels of proficiency which are as follows:

 

                           

NYO

Not Yet Observed

 

B

Beginning

74% and below

D

Developing

75% - 79%

AP

Approaching Proficiency

80% - 84%

P

Proficiency

85% - 89%

A

Advanced

90% and above

                               

                                   Sample Report Card for Kinder

LEARNING  AREAS

1st

Qtr.

2nd

Qtr.

3rd

Qtr.

4th

Qtr.

Final Rating

CLE / Values Education

95/A

96/A

96/A

98/A

96.25/A

Langauge, Literacy & Communication

                        Reading

94/A

95/A

96/A

98/A

95.75/A

                        Language

95/A

96/A

97/A

97/A

96.25/A

                        Filipino / MT – AP

92/A

94/A

96/A

98/A

95.00/A

Mathematics

97/A

97/A

98/A

99/A

97.75/A

MAPEH

89/P

91

93

95

92.00/A

Average

93.67/A

94.33/A

96.00/A

97.50/A

95.38/A

 

 

  1. Grades One to Ten Grading System (DepEd Order # 8, s. 2015)

                                Weight of the Components for Grades 1 – 10

Components

  • CLE
  • English
  • Filipino
  • AP
  • EsP
  • Science
  • Math
  • MAPEH
  • EPP / TLE/ Computer

Written Works

  • LAS                                  20%
  • Portfolio                          30%
  • Short & Long Tests         50%

        (Written and / or Oral)

 

30%

40%

20%

Performance Tasks

  • Transfer Tasks
  • Reflection Paper
  • Experiments & Investigatory Projects          
  • Hands – on / Actual Tasks
  • Projects          

50%

40%

60%

Quarterly Assessments

  • Periodical Exams

20%

20%

20%

 

 

 

 

Periodic Rating for Academics

 

 

 

Learning Areas

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Rating for Character Formation

 

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A +     100 –  96                       B-         83 –  81

A        95   –  93                       C +       80 –  78

A -      92   –  90                       C          77 –  75

B +     89   –  87                       C -        74 –  72

B        86   –  84                       D          71 below

 

 

Christian Life Education(CLE)/

Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao

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Sample Report Card for Grades One and Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

            At the end of four quarters, the Final Grade for each learning area shall be reported as the average of the four quarterly ratings, expressed in numeric. The general average shall be the average of the final grades of the different learning areas, also expressed in equivalents. (DepEd Order no. 8  s. 2015)

            The school shall comply with the guidelines set by the DepEd regarding awarding of honors, promotion and retention of students in both elementary and Junior High School levels.

  1. Grade 6

            There shall be a single mark for MAKABAYAN for each grading period. The percentage for MAKABAYAN shall be constituted by the following:

                Subject

Percentage

 

Grade 6

Sibika/Hekasi

45%

MAPE

20%

EPP

35%

 

 

 

Sample Computation of grades for Grade 6:

Subjects

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

FINAL

 

CLE

89.25

89.33

86.45

86.20

87.81

 

Filipino

89.23

88.58

90.16

93.23

90.30

 

English

87.18

87.33

88.15

89.25

87.98

 

Math

82.50

80.77

77.23

80.25

80.19

 

Science

82.05

73.52

72.22

77.11

76.23

 

MAKABAYAN

88.83

89.00

87.18

88.72

88.43

 

 

HEKASI

89.75

89.05

87.32

88.36

88.62

 

MAPE

89.52

92.22

89.18

90.55

90.66

 

HELE/Computer

87.28

87.11

85.85

88.17

87.10

 

 

HELE

91.23

90.14

89.55

90.28

90.30

 

 

 

Computer

83.33

84.08

82.14

86.05

83.90

 

General Ave.

86.51

84.76

83.56

85.79

85.16

 

Text Box: Note:
Final grade is computed by averaging the quarter grades per subject.
General Average is computed by averaging the final grades in CLE, Filipino, English, Math, Science & MAKABAYAN.

 

 

 

 

  1. Grade 11

The grading system for Senior High School (SHS) follows different set of weights for each component.

 

Core Subjects

Academic Track

Technical – Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) / Sports / Arts and Design Track

 

 

All Other Subjects

Work Immersion / Research / Business Enterprise Simulation / Exhibit / Performance

All Other Subjects

Work Immersion / Research / Performance

Written Work

25%

25%

35%

20%

Performance Tasks

50%

45%

40%

60%

Quarterly Assessment

25%

30%

25%

20%

The two (2) quarters determine the Final Grade in a semester. The table below shows an example in Grade 11 for Accounting, Business and Management (ABM) strand.

 

Subjects

Quarter

First Semester Final Grade

1st

2nd

Core Subjects

 

 

 

Oral Communication in Context

80.25

83.21

81.73

Komunikasyon at Pananaliksik sa Wika at Kulturang Pilipino

86.38

85.22

85.80

Earth and Life Science

82.15

87.28

84.72

Understanding Culture, Society and Politics

88.00

87.04

87.52

Physical Education and Health

90.05

88.08

89.07

Applied and Specified Subjects

 

 

 

English for Academics and Professional Purposes

80.36

83.55

81.96

Research in Daily Life I

87.78

86.21

87.00

Specialization Subjects

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Accountings Business and Management

82.55

87.23

84.89

General Average

84.69

85.98

85.33

 

Subjects

Quarter

Second Semester Final Grade

3rd

4th

Core Subjects

 

 

 

Reading and Writing Skills

90.21

88.33

89.27

Pagbasa at Pagsuri ng Iba’t-ibang

Teksto tungkol sa Pananaliksik

88.60

87.51

88.05

Statistics and Probability

87.22

86.33

86.78

Physical Science

88.83

89.00

88.92

21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World

91.23

90.14

90.69

Physical Education and Health

82.15

87.28

84.72

Applied and Specified Subjects

 

 

 

Empowerment Technologies:

ICT for Professional Tracks

88.12

87.00

87.56

Specialization Subjects

 

 

 

Business Math

87.25

86.18

86.72

Organization and Management

82.22

87.22

84.72

General Average

87.31

87.67

87.49

  1. Conduct Grade

The grades in Conduct / Deportment are conducted by each subject teacher and adviser using the following character and scale.

                    VALUES:               

  • Goodness
  • Humility
  • Exuberance
  • Amiability
  • Responsibility
  • Trustworthiness

 

                    SCALE:

A +     100 –  96                        B-         83 –  81

A        95   –  93                         C +       80 –  78

A -      92   –  90                        C          77 –  75

B +     89   –  87                         C -        74 –  72

B        86   –  84                         D          71 below

                         

  1. Issuance of Report Cards
    1. The school observes four (4) grading periods. Report Cards are issued at   the end of each grading period. Parents are required to personally claim the card of their son/daughter and to confer with the respective teacher/s about the scholastic/behavioral progress in the school.
    2. Unclaimed report cards are forwarded to the Registrar’s Office after the scheduled date for proper issuance to late claimants. Parents may secure the unclaimed report cards from the office preferably within 3 working days after the card distribution; it is advised that parents should request an appointment with the class adviser to inquire about their child’s scholastic and behavioral status before he/she can get the card from the office.

 

  1. Catch – up and Bridge Program
  1. These are programs that the school conducts in order to help the pupils/students creatively address and successfully overcome any handicap or weakness which is identified by the teacher or the school authority.  The length of time varies according to the kind of intervention needed by a particular student.  There are three (3) kinds of intervention programs the school can make available depending on the need of the child.  To wit:

 

  1. Tutorial Program

            Tutorial Program is conducted for pupils/students who have demonstrated specific weaknesses in their academic performance.  This is usually done one-on-one to assist the student in coping with the specific weakness identified by the recommending teacher.  The appointment of a tutor is done by the Principal in order to select the best teacher who will be able to address the individual concern of the tutee.  It is normally programmed for a period of 3 to 6 months after which the student should be able to do things on his/her own.

 

  1. Opportunity Program

            This is usually conducted by the school to address the specific needs of a group of students.  The needs are normally identified according to the skills in a particular subject area.  Students are put together and a teacher is assigned to handle the specific areas for improvement.  This is normally done to enable the students to catch up with the rest of the population in a specific class.  The normal period for the conduct of this is 2 to 3 months. If and when any particular student is unable to catch up, he/she may be recommended for tutorial program.

 

  1. Summer Enrichment / Remedial Program

            This is conducted for students who were not able to meet the academic grade requirements of at least 80% of a particular subject in a particular level.  This is conducted after the academic school year is over.  The length of time is usually 36 to 40 hours. For pupils / students who failed or with a grade of 74% and below are required to attend summer remedial classes.

 

  1. Enlistment in the Academic intervention Program is coursed through the subject teacher and the subject area coordinator / team coordinator.
  2. Request for tutorial services is arranged through the Principal.

 

 

  1. Honors and Awards 

Awards to be given:

  1. Classroom Awards are recognitions given to learners in each level. A simple recognition given per quarter, semester, or the end of school year. Awardees are given merit in recognition to the learners’ outstanding performance in class.
    1. Performance Awards for Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Learners in ECE are recognized for their most evident and most prominent abilities. They are recognized for showing significant improvement in a specific area (e.g. from having poor fine-motor skills to being able to draw or write well). Teachers will recognize outstanding achievement of learners based on the different domains and / or learning competencies of the kindergarten curriculum. To be given quarterly and at the end of the school year are the following:

 

  • Best in Performing Arts (Singing & Dancing)
  • Best in PE (Physical Agility)
  • Best in Health (Self-care)
  • Best in Art (Visual Arts - Coloring / Drawing)

                                     

  • Best in English & Filipino (Communication / Self Expression)
  • Best in Literacy (Literacy Reading, Writing & Composing)
  • Best in Math (Numeracy)

 

  1. Academic Excellence Award

The Award for Academic Excellence within the quarter is given to learners from Grade 1 to 11 who have attained an average of at least 90% and have not gotten a grade lower than 85% in any subject area or in conduct grade in any grading period.

 

The table below shows the specific Academic Excellence Awards given to learners who meet the following cut-off grades:

Academic Excellence Award

Average Grade per Quarter

With Highest Honors

98 – 100

With High Honors

95 – 97

With Honors

90 – 94

 

  1. Values Awards

These awards are given to learners who have been observed to consistently demonstrate the RCBN – ES Core Values GOOD H.E.A.R.T.

3.1.

Values Awards for ECE

These awards are given to young learners to affirm their positive traits and attitudes or to recognize significant improvement in their behavior quarterly and at the end of the school year.

 

H.E.A.R.T. Awards to be given are the following, namely:

  • Most Humble
  • Most Exuberant
  • Most Amiable
  • Most Responsible
  • Most Trustworthy

 

 

3.2.

Values Awards for Grades 1 to 11

Values Awards are given in every section per level from Grades 1 to 11. This will be based on the evaluation of the adviser and subject area teachers using the guidelines stipulated in the RCBN-ES character scale.  Awardees must have consistently and dutifully carried out the core values of RCBN-ES. They must have obtained a rating of at least 85% “B”. This will be given quarterly and at the end of the school year.

      H.E.A.R.T. Awards to be given are the following, namely:

  • Most Humble
  • Most Exuberant
  • Most Amiable
  • Most Responsible
  • Most Trustworthy

 

  1. Recognition for Perfect Attendance

This award is given at the end of every quarter to encourage learners to attend and actively participate in class. Perfect attendance means that a learner must be present in all of his / her classes, and must have no absences and tardiness for the entire quarter. Learners who are representing the school for various purposes may also be qualified for this award. 

 

  1. Grade – level Awards are given to qualified learners for every grade level at the end of the school year. Candidates for the awards are deliberated by the Awards Committee if they have met the given criteria.
    1. Academic Excellence Award       

At the end of the school year, Academic Excellence is given to learners from Grades 1 to 11 who have attained a general average of at least 90% and have not gotten a grade lower than 85% in any subject area or in conduct in any grading period.

 

The table below shows the specific Academic Excellence Awards given to learners who meet the following cut-off grades:

Academic Excellence Award

Average Grade per Quarter

With Highest Honors

98 – 100

With High Honors

95 – 97

With Honors

90 – 94

 

  1. Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is given to learners in Grade 6, 10 and 12 who have demonstrated exemplary skills in monitoring others and organizing projects that have significantly contributed to the betterment of the school and / or community. This award is given during the completion or graduation ceremony.

To qualify for this award, a learner must:

  1. Have no failing grades in any of the learning areas.
  2. Have not committed any offense punishable by suspension or higher sanction.

 

  1. Be a class officer or an active member / officer of any recognized school club, team or organization.

         

Table below shows the set of criteria and weights that will be used by advisers and peers in the evaluation and deliberation process. Candidates will be evaluated by at least 30% of their peers (group,             team, class, or club mates) as well as their club or class advisers. Only those learners who have met at least 90% of the criteria will be awarded.

Criteria for Leadership Award

Criteria

Weight

Advisers

Peers

  1. Motivational Skills (40%)
    1. Communicates effectively
    2. Shows initiative and responsibility
    3. Engages group and / or club mates to participate actively
    4. Establishes collaborative relationships
    5. Resolves conflicts

 

 

 

24%

 

 

 

16%

  1. Planning and Organizational Skills (40%)
    1. Plans and designs relevant activities for the class, club and / or school
    2. Implements planned activities effectively and efficiently
    3. Monitors implementation of plans and tasks
    4. manages and / or uses resources wisely

 

 

 

 

 

24%

 

 

 

 

16%

  1. Contribution to the School and / or Community (20%)

Renders service and / or implements activities relevant to the school population and / or community

 

 

12%

 

 

8%

TOTAL

60%

40%

 

 

  1. Awards for Outstanding Performance in Specific Discipline 

These awards are given to recognize learners in Grade 6, 10 and 12 who have exhibited exemplary skills and achievement in specific disciplines and who have not gotten a grade lower than 85% in the subject area or specific discipline in any grading period. These awards also value the learner’s achievement in specific discipline that has contributed to the school and / or community.

 

3.1.

Athletics

This award is given to learners who have shown outstanding skills in athletics (particularly in games and sports) through participation and victories in competitions as well as discipline in training and sportsman like conduct and character. 

 

The academic rating that will be considered for this award would be the student’s final grade in Physical Education.

 

3.2.

Arts (e.g. visual, media, music, or performing arts)

This award is given to learners who have consistently demonstrated outstanding skills in the arts and above average creativity and craftsmanship exemplified through contribution to school \’s various functions and events.

 

The academic rating that will be considered for this award is the final grade in Music, Arts or Contemporary Philippine Arts from the Regions for Senior High School (SHS).

 

3.3.

Communication Arts

This award is given to learners who have demonstrated proficiency in any language (Filipino, English or other foreign languages), in written or in oral communication, shown creativity in expressing ideas in written or oral activities in various subjects, and contributed to the school community.

 

The academic rating that will be considered for this award is the student’s final grade in Filipino, English or other foreign language subjects and related learning area in Senior High School specific to the award.

 

3.4.

Science  

This award is given to learners who have high academic standing in Science, demonstrated passion for science expressed through an excellent attitude toward science works, shown enthusiasm for science which positively influences other students in class and the wider school community, and displayed inquisitiveness about the environment, how things work, and how natural processes occur.

 

The academic rating that will be considered for this award is the student’s final grade in Science for Grades 6 and 10, or the average rating for the two core Science subjects in SHS.

 

3.5.

Mathematics

This award is given to learners who have high academic standing in Mathematics, demonstrated passion for math expressed through an excellent attitude towards math works, and shown enthusiasm for math, which positively impacts other students in class.

The academic rating that will be considered for this ward is the student’s final grade in Mathematics for Grade 6 and 10, or the average rating for the core Mathematics subjects in SHS.

 

3.6.

Social  Sciences

This award is given to learners who have high academic standing in social sciences. They have consistently demonstrated the willingness and ability to contribute to and participate in activities that serve the common good. They have used their knowledge, skills, and disposition in history, geography, economics, and other areas of the social sciences to promote the common good and to achieve shared ends for others in the school and / or community above and beyond their personal good.

 

The academic rating that will be considered for this award is the student’s final grade in Araling Panlipunan for Grade 6 and 10, or the average rating for the core Social Science subjects (Personal Development / Pansariling Kaunlaran and Understanding Culture, Society, and Politics) in SHS.

 

Criteria for Awards for Outstanding Performance

in Specific Disciplines  

CRITERIA

WEIGHT

  1. Academic Rating

The final grade in the learning area or average of the final grades in subjects specifically related to the award

 

 

20%

  1. Skill in the discipline

As shown through:

  1. Output (oral or written work, projects, etc., if applicable
  2. Membership in a club / team (if applicable)
  3. Class or school representation
  4. Winnings and awards

 

 

 

40%

  1. Attitude toward the Discipline
    1. Peer evaluation (if applicable)
    2. Commendation from coach / adviser

 

20%

  1. Contributions to the School related to the Discipline

In any of the following:

  1. Tutorials / Coaching
  2. Performance in school’s various functions and events
  3. Products
  4. Projects
  5. Volunteer work

 

 

 

20%

Note:       Peer evaluation is only applicable to disciplines that involve collaborative work. Candidates will be evaluated by at least 30% of their peers (group, team. class, or club mates) as well as their class or club adviser.

 

 

  1. Award for Club or Organization Achievement

This award is given to a duly recognized club or organization that has created positive impact on the school and / or community it serves through the implementation of all its planned projects and activities, provided strong support to the implementation of the school activities and attainment of the school’s objectives, and taken great strides to help its members develop their potentials. 

 

The table below shows the set of criteria and weights that will be used in the evaluation and deliberation process for this award. Only those clubs or organizations that have received at least 90% of the criteria below shall be awarded.

 

                                     Criteria and Weights for Awards for Club or Organization Achievement

CRITERIA

WEIGHT

  1. Club / Organization Performance
    1. Plans and develops club / organization’s objectives, projects, and activities
    2. Implements projects and activities and delivers services based on the club / organization’s objectives and plans
    3. Manages and / or uses resources wisely
    4. Shows teamwork and collaboration among its members

50%

  1. Exemplary Output

Delivers a concrete output related to the objectives and purpose of the organization and the school

30%

  1. Contribution to the School or Community

Benefits the members of the club / organization and the greater majority of the school population and / or community

20%

  1. Special Recognition is given by the school to the learners who have represented and / or won in competitions at the district, regional, national, or international level. This is to publicly affirm learners who have brought honor to the school.

 

Bishop’s Award – is given to Junior High completer who has unselfishly shared his/her time, talents and efforts in school activities through enduring service or exemplary involvement during the school year. He / She should not have received a failing mark in any subjects, and should not have been involved in any offense that is punishable by suspension. The selection will be guided by the following criteria:

CRITERIA

WEIGHT

Academic Performance

30%

Academic Exposure: In-campus

10%

Academic Exposure: Out-campus

10%

Involvement/Participation in different  organization, school, community and parish/church service                           

20%

Conduct

30%

                TOTAL

100%

               

  • DepEd Order # 36 s. 2016

with a litte adaptation

  1. Promotion and Retention

Promotion as a general rule states that no pupil / student shall be promoted / graduated unless he/she has residence of at least one curriculum year and has adequately complied with all academic requirements.           

 

  1. Probation

          Academic Probation is the formal academic status of a pupil / student with a condition that satisfactory improvement in academic performance be made in all subjects prior to readmission in the next school year.

 

  1. Grade School

                                        A grade school pupil is placed on Academic Probation when he/she:

  1. Failed in one (1) subject
  2. Received final grades of 75% in three or more subjects
  3. Failed to attend the required intervention classes.

 

              Academic Probation is lifted for the following school year if the student obtains a minimum final grade of 80% in the subject(s) he/she has difficulty with.

 

        If however, she fails to make a minimum final grade of 80% in the subject(s) he/she has difficulty with, then he/she may not be readmitted in the next school year. 

  1. Junior and Senior High Schools:
  1. An incoming Grade 7 & 11 student who has not fully satisfied the requirements for admission or who has not fully complied with the required Intervention program is placed on Academic Probation.
  2. Academic Probation status may be lifted if the student has obtained a minimum grade of 80% in all subjects for two (2) consecutive grading periods.
  3. If, however, at the end of the school year, he/she fails to make a minimum final grade of 80% in these subjects he/she may not be readmitted in the next school year.

 

  1. Recognition, Promotion and Graduation

 

Graduation.  The graduation ceremony is the formal and official recognition by the school that the student has properly fulfilled the requirements of the institution and the Department of Education.

 

It is also the special occasion for the school to recognize the academic and non-academic achievements of the graduating students during the period of their studies in the school.  Thus, parents are required to attend and wear decent and dignified attire befitting the special event. In relation to graduation, the students may be categorized as follows:  

 

  1. Graduating Students          

This refers to the pupils in Grade Six and Grade 12 who at the end of the regular school year have satisfactorily fulfilled and completed the Elementary Level minimum requirements prescribed by the institution and the Department of Education.

 

  1. Pupils/Students for Promotion

This refers to the pupils in ECE and Grade 10 who at the end of the regular school year have satisfactorily fulfilled and completed the ECE Level  and JHS essential requirements prescribed by the institution and the Department of Education.

 

  1. Summer Graduates                            

This refers to students who have completed all the requirements in summer.

 

  1. Failed Students                                                   

                                This refers to students with failing grades in three subjects or more.

 

 

          Every pupil/student for moving up, promotion and graduation is required to complete his / her attendance until the day of the official culminating ceremony, attends all activities and rehearsals (including the thanksgiving mass and commencement exercises) scheduled by the school as an integral part of the academic prerequisites required by the Department of Education) unless excused by the Principal for valid reasons.

         

  1. Student Records and Documents

                          The school record of any transferring pupil or student is sent through a school to The school record of any transferring pupil or student is sent through a school to school basis.  Upon submission and acceptance of the transfer credential, the school to which the pupil or student has transferred shall request in writing for the complete school records (form 137 with Learner’s Reference Number (LRN) or transcript of records of the pupil or student from the school last attended. 

 

                          The latter school shall forward such records directly to the school within 30 days from receipt of the request.

                          Once the Form 137 or transcript of records has been released to the school, no other copy should be released to another school for transfer purposes.

 

                          The Form 137 should not be given to the pupil or student unless authorized in writing by the school requesting the said records.

 

                      Release of school records of a pupil or student.  The school records of a pupil or a student shall not be released if he/she is: (Revised MRPS, Title IV, Section 140) under terms of suspension or expulsion. A student may not be issued his certificate of eligibility to transfer at the end of the school year when he is undergoing a penalty of suspension, or expulsion, or for failure to settle satisfactorily his financial or property obligations to the school. The certificate of eligibility to transfer, however, shall be released to the student as soon as he will finish serving the suspension or his expulsion shall have been lifted.

 

  1. Discipline Policies

 

  1. Policy Statement on Discipline

      A strong foundation of an effective, efficient, quality academic institution is a fair and firm discipline system that is governed by reasonable policies and rules. All learners have the duty to uphold the basic principles, ideals and values that the school stands for and adheres to.  Following the policies, guidelines, reasonable norms, rules and regulations that are strictly implemented by the administrative officials of the school aids in the maintenance of peace and order and is crucial to the attainment of a harmonious and productive relationships with fellow students, faculty members, staff, administrative officials, parents/guardians and the rest of the members of the academic community.

    The maintenance of good discipline among all learners both inside the school campus and outside the school premises during authorized school activities is the responsibility of the school administration and teachers.  The application of physical harmful punishment is not permitted and no disciplinary sanction shall be imposed upon any pupil or student except for VALID CAUSES and in accordance with DUE PROCESS (cf. Title III Section 131 Revised Manual of Regulations for Private Schools in Basic Education 2010 <RMRPSBE>).

  1. Rationale
  1. The Catholic Philosophy of Education gives importance to DISCIPLINE especially self-discipline, not only amongst learners but all those who form part of the educational institution. The Catholic philosophy sees discipline as a means to have right order. This is ultimately based on the belief in a God who is a God of order and not of chaos and confusion. Catholics believe that God has placed order in the universe and in the whole arena of the natural world.
  2. In the Catholic Philosophy of Education, the school assumes the role of educating the learners to realize that they have duties, a) to themselves, b) to others, and c) ultimately to God who is the source and origin of life.  The Catholic Church establishes schools on all levels to…

“Lead Christians to a closer union with Christ our Lord, a union that is more possible when man understands the reality around him, and understands it in its entirety.  For all reality is related to God, and the Catholic school tries to keep this universal relationship ever in view.”               

McGucken, S.J. William J. and Michael P. Sheridan, S.J., A Catholic Philosophy of Education.  The America Press, 1966, p. 18.

 

  1. The Catholic Philosophy of Education instills in the learners and in all the members of the academic community respect for authority, and the values of patriotism, loyalty and freedom.
  2. The Catholic Philosophy of Education is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the way of Discipleship. All learners are ultimately led to live as disciples of Jesus who is the obedient Son of God, the loving Father.  In the Catholic worldview, “Education consists essentially in preparing man for what he must do here below in order to attain the sublime end for which he was created…”

                                               Pope Pius XI Encyclical on Christian Education

 

  1. A Catholic educational institution is committed to the pursuit of truth & excellence to give glory to God. This is made possible through the proper formation of Christian values and attitudes in an organized environment that is conducive for quality learning, personal growth and professional development.
    1. General Approach to the Discipline of Children

              Following the Policies and Guidelines on Protecting Children in School from Abuse, Violence, Exploitation, Discrimination, Bullying and Other Forms of Abuse (Department of Education Order no. 40 s. 2012), the general approach with regard to the discipline of children is PROACTIVE, POSITIVE and NON-VIOLENT.  All RCBN-ES school officials, academic and non-academic personnel are enjoined to have a holistic, constructive, formative (not PUNITIVE in nature) and pro-active approach as regards teaching and developing the proper attitudes and appropriate behavior of the learners as regards discipline.  If the learners commit mistakes, life-long learning from the mistake or offense committed should be emphasized so that the acquisition of the  desired values are the goals of the intervention(s) provided  (cf. Section 3, Article P of I – General Provisions of DepEd Order No. 40) .

        The following are the acts that are prohibited and shall be penalized in the administrative proceedings of the schools under the RCBN-ES (cf. Section 15, Part V of DepEd Order No. 40 s. 2012):

  1. Child abuse (this includes close and distant bullying, cyber-bullying, threats in whatever form, and unreasonable disregard for the rights of children)
  2. Discrimination against children
  3. Child Exploitation
  4. Violence Against Children in School
  5. Corporal Punishment

      This refers to a kind of penalty imposed for an alleged or actual offense carried out or inflicted, for the purpose of discipline, training or control, by a teacher, school administrator, an adult, or any other child who has been given or has assumed authority or responsibility for punishment or discipline.  It includes physical, humiliating or degrading punishment (cf. Article O, Section 3, Part I of DepEd Order No. 40). 

      The child’s face and head have been declared as a “no contact zone.”

  1. Any analogous or similar acts.

      These are offenses that may be committed by the students against their classmates, parents against their own children and adults against minors.

 

 

  1. Classification of Offenses & the Procedures in the Giving of Sanctions
  1. MINOR OFFENSES

a.1.

Disruptive of class, assembly and other similar activities

  1. Unnecessary talking/noise inside and outside the classroom/library
  2. Playing inside the classroom during class hours
  3. Creating disturbance such as dragging of feet, howling, shouting and boisterous laughter
  4. Changing of seats during class hours
  5. Running inside the classroom or in the corridor

a.2.

Inattentive

  1. Not listening/paying attention to teachers
  2. Sleeping during classes

a.3.

Littering

  1. Leaving trash on the floor or in any place in school
  2. Throwing trash in any place in school

a.4.

Loitering

  1. Staying at the corridor during class hours
  2. Going to the office, canteen and clinic during class hours without teacher’s permission and prescribed hall pass
  3. Faking sickness, illness, or physical discomfort just to while time away in the clinic
  4. Unauthorized overstaying inside the school campus

a.5.

Untidy

  1. Unauthorized hair setting not in line with the prescribed grooming of a RCBN-ES student such as hair longer than 1” above the ear and 3” above the collar, sporting hairstyles like spike hair with gel, colored hair, skin head, under cut, long sideburns
  2. Wearing of nail colors, nail arts, make-up
  3. Unshaven beards and mustaches
  4. Tattooing (temporary or permanent)

a.6.

Improper Uniform

  1. Not wearing of prescribed uniform and school I.D.
  2. Alteration of the proper design and style
  3. Inappropriate wearing of and/or tampering with school I.D. (inserting or sticking of unauthorized items in the school I.D. such as stickers, photos, money, tickets)
  4. Wearing school uniform without name patch and school logo
  5. Not wearing the school uniform prescribed for the day (wearing a regular uniform on a P.E. uniform prescribed day, wearing of P.E. uniform during examination day)
  6. Not wearing white undershirt
  7. Wearing of colored and printed underwear

 

a.7.

Disobedience

  1. Tardiness at flag ceremonies, programs, classes, Holy Mass, any and all activities in school (3 instances of tardiness are equivalent to one day absence)

      * if and when the student is not at the proper forum at the precise     real time,  he or she is considered late.

  1. Absenteeism
  2. Not doing assigned school works
  3. Not bringing the previously assigned material(s) for the subject
  4. No excuse slip after being absent from classes due to “sickness” or important family trips
  5. Bringing unauthorized toys and gadgets and wearing of expensive jewelry

                                After due process, the following penalties shall be imposed upon offenders by    the proper school officials for repeated violations of the same offense:

 

  • First Offense

The child’s attention is called by way of verbal correction and/or anecdotal recording by the subject teacher or adviser.

 

  • Second Offense

The erring pupil or student is called by the adviser for a conference with an anecdotal recording.

 

  • Third Offense

The child and his/her parent(s) are invited by the Prefect of Students for a conference. This dialogue is meant to update the parent(s) of the repeated offenses, propose to them a suitable mechanism to reform the child, and inform them of possible consequences should they be repeated.

 

  • Fourth Offense

The appropriate corrective-formative intervention like community service is explained to the child for execution and the parent(s) is promptly notified. The said community service may be in the form of cleaning a school area or rendering a service at an office for three (3) to five (5) hours after his/her classes. After complying with corrective-formative intervention (CFI), the child undergoes guidance and counseling session.

 

  • Fifth  Offense and Beyond

Sanctions covering grave offense shall apply.

 

  1. GRAVE OFFENSES

The following are Grave or Major Offenses:

  1. Chewing of gum inside the school and sticking it inappropriately to school facilities;
  2. Throwing of any object like handkerchief, plastics and non-dissoluble materials in the toilet closet;
  3. Unauthorized handling and usage of school properties;
  4. Writing on armchairs, wall, comfort rooms;
  5. Soliciting money from classmates or schoolmates;
  6. Saying bad words and making bad signs;
  7. Pushing schoolmates or classmates;
  8. Tearing the books, notebooks, papers of classmates, school mates, etc.;
  9. Cutting classes or unauthorized absence during official school time and/or leaving the school campus during official school periods or classes.  Truancy is considered grave because unforeseen mishap, accident, disastrous events may occur with the parents/guardians and school uninformed about the whereabouts of the erring pupil or student.  The Department of Education has already directed all concerned under DepEd Order No. 86, s. 2010 dated June 18, 2010 ‘Prohibiting Students in Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools from going to Computer Shops, Malls, Theaters, and the likes during their Class Hours’;

* When the pupil / student  attends a class or official events and disappears at anytime prior to the proper conclusion of the said event he / she is considered liable for cutting classes.

  1. Stealing money or other valuable items from classmates, schoolmates, school employees, or from the school regardless of the value runs counter to the Gospel values of honesty and respect.  This includes stealing examination papers, malversation of funds intended for school use, keeping or not returning lost and found items;

 

  1. Disrespectful, disobedient, malicious actuations (verbal, written or through the social networking sites e.g. facebook, twitter, and the like) to any member of the faculty or employees of the school, parents/guardians or guests of the school;
  2. Maliciously damaging school properties like computers, projectors, headsets and other school equipment, committing vandalism, throwing stones, pebbles, paper, wrappers, chalk, and obstructing or destroying water system, etc.;
  3. Indecent/immodest sexual behavior and conduct which includes but is not limited to:

xiii.1.

Viewing, uploading, downloading, sharing or distributing inside and outside the school campus malicious and scandalous pornographic materials in magazines, books, tabloids, tablets, mobile phones. Laptops, computers, and other electronic gadgets.

xiii.2.

Voyeurism or willfully peeping at the private parts of the members of the school community either in the comfort rooms, classrooms, or other areas within the school campus.

xiii.3.

Exhibitionism or the indiscreet display of sexual parts for fun or for provocation.

xiii.4.

Morally inappropriate and scandalous demonstration of affection e.g. necking and petting, etc.

xiii.5.

Unsolicited and unwarranted touching of private parts of any member of the school community.

xiii.6.

Wearing provocative clothes/dresses.

  1. Possesion of cigarettes or smoking inside the campus and also outside when in uniform;
  2. Committing any action which will destroy the good name of the school or the school personnel whether it is done inside or outside the school campus;
  3. Gambling inside the school campus like betting in jueteng or other number games, including e-gambling inside the school campus, betting on the outcome of games during school-organized intramurals or games under the annual RCBN-ES Sports Festival;
  4. Cheating shall constitute, but not limited to the following acts:

xvii.1. 

Cheating in examinations, competitions and activities;

xvii.2. 

Changing test questionaires and answers;

xvii.3. 

Communicating answers during a test through signs and notes, electronically or otherwise;

xvii.4. 

Exchanging answer sheets while taking a test;

xvii.5. 

Copying the answers from another student’s test papers;

xvii.6. 

Allowing another student to copy from one’s test papers;

xvii.7. 

Possession of notes (kodigo) or crib books or materials expressly    prohibited during examination or test;

xvii.8.

Talking, standing or transferring seats while inside the testing room without the consent of the examination proctor; and

xvii.9. 

Plagiarism in projects, reports or term/reflection paper

 

  1. Improper / inappropriate behavior during masses, assemblies and other student activities;
  2. Acting as an accomplice in an offense;
  3. Shaving of eyebrows, ear/nose piercing;
  4. Lending or borrowing ID/school uniform;
  5. Bullying in any form;
  6. Name calling/teasing or giving embarrassing names to schoolmates and school personnel;
  7. Possession and/or selling pornographic materials and making pornographic sketches or writings; 
  8. Possession and/or use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics; 
  9. Non-delivery of important communication to parents (circular letters, disciplinary slips, reply slips, parent-teacher conference);
  10. Lying during fact-finding investigation or interrogation forum;
  11. Entering and staying in the comfort room of the opposite sex;
  12. Improper public display of affection (PDA) (intimate gestures and other verified reports of having existing private relationship: holding hands, hugging, kissing, and dating/not attending the class despite presence in the school, inseparable company in any place in the school); and
  13. inflicting aggressive or violent action against any individual.

 

The ESC grant is deemed terminated if an ESC grantee is suspended for more than two (2) weeks or dismissed or expelled by the school for disciplinary violations (cf. Section IV.A.3.d. DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2011 Policies and Guidelines on the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) of the Basic Education Level.

 

      Due process requires that the interview or investigation is conducted with the child accompanied by his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

 

  • First Offense

Three (3) days suspension with a grade in Conduct of 70% or its equivalent.  This may be substituted with a penalty of ten (10) days of community service of one (1) hour daily during school days after the last class period.  The erring pupil or student may be requested to do cleaning, gardening, and other worthwhile things that may be done for the maintenance, upkeep and beautification of the school.  The Prefect of Students will closely monitor not only the penalty but also the actual rendering of community service by the violator. Counseling sessions will be conducted after the completion of community service.

  • Second Offense

          Five (5) to ten (10) days of suspension with a grade in Conduct of 70% or its equivalent.

  • Third Offense

The erring student shall be imposed with sanctions attached to very grave offense.

 

  1. VERY GRAVE OFFENSES

These offenses merit the penalties of either EXCLUSION/DISMISSAL or EXPULSION.  The RCBN-ES Superintendent and the Director appoints competent individuals to compose the committee that will conduct the formal inquiry or investigation. He would then be informed of the progress, outcome and recommended decision to ensure that JUST CAUSE and DUE PROCESS have been accorded all concerned individuals, both the student-violator(s) and the victim(s), the complainant(s) and the respondent(s).

  1. Gross misconduct
  2. Very serious dishonesty
  3. Hazing
  4. Carrying deadly weapons
  5. Immorality
  6. Drug dependency
  7. Drunkenness
  8. Hooliganism
  9. Assaulting a pupil/student or school personnel
  10. Preventing or threatening any pupil, student, or school personnel from entering the school premises or attending classes or discharging their duties.
  11. Instigating illegal strikes or activities resulting in the suspension or stoppage of classes
  12. Bringing of bladed items, sharp and pointed articles and injurious instruments related to violence;
  13. Involvement in the production, possession, selling, distribution, or use of illegal drugs whether within or outside the walls of the school for as long as the pupil or student is considered officially enrolled in the list of pupils and students;
  14. Drinking of alcoholic beverages during school related activities both inside the campus and outside school premises e.g. during recollections, retreats, field trips, promenade;
  15. Positive involvement in a major heinous crime that is contrary to upright behavior and sense of moral decency like rape, gang rape, sexual molestation/assault, incest, torture, hazing, robbery, extortion, arson, and other organized crime(s);
  16. Posting imprudent and malicious remarks/messages in social media such as but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.;
  17. Involvement in fraternity or sorority in any aspects of its recruitment, hazing, membership and leadership;
  18. Being notoriously undesirable by involving in fights, rumbles, physical assaults, and other violent abuses;
  19. Forming “gangs” in school campus;
  20. Assault or serious threat against school personnel or fellow student;
  21. Using forged school records, forms and documents;
  22. Forging or tampering with school records or school forms;
  23. Falsification of school documents such as report cards and transfer credentials; and
  24. Forgery of the signature of a person in authority or of parents in official communications     
    1. Corresponding Disciplinary Interventions, observance, and levels of processing/handling)

                The following are the categories of disciplinary administrative sanctions both for Grave and Very Serious offenses or violations made by erring pupil(s) and student(s) (CF. Categories of Administrative Penalties Section 136 of RMRPSBE).

  1. SUSPENSION

The school is allowed to deny or deprive an enrolled student/pupil of attendance in classes for just causes such as but not limited to repeated minor violations or offenses.  The penalty of suspension shall not exceed twenty (20%) percent of the prescribed class days in a particular school year.

 

  1. PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION

      The proper school authority may preventively suspend a pupil or student under investigation of a case involving the penalty of expulsion.  The school may disallow the erring pupil/student to enter the school premises if the evidence of guilt is strong and the proper school official is morally convinced that the presence of the pupil/student constitutes a disruption to the normal operations of the school or poses a real risk or danger to either the life of persons or the destruction of properties/facilities in the school.

 

  1. EXCLUSION

The school has the right to exercise its power to exclude or drop an undesirable pupil/student from the school’s official list of enrollees. This may be given as a sanction after a summary investigation shall have been conducted.  The school is not required to seek the approval of the Department of Education to impose the penalty, nevertheless DepEd encourages the school to file for a period of one year all the pertinent papers, reports, summary proceeding involving the penalty of exclusion in the event an appeal is taken to the Department by the party concerned and the DepEd needs to review the case.

 

  1. EXPULSION

This is an extreme penalty that may be given to a pupil or student.  The penalty consists of exclusion from admission to any public or private school in the Philippines.  The penalty may be given only upon approval of the Secretary of the Department of Education.  All the supporting papers including investigation reports and written interviews shall be forwarded to the Regional Office concerned within ten (10) days from the termination of the investigation of the case. 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Discipline Committee : Composition & Tasks

                For minor offenses, all teaching personnel and other school officials have the authority to impose appropriate and reasonable disciplinary measures in the interest of good order and discipline for offences committed in his/her presence (RMRPS, Sec. 134).  This authority springs from the school personnel right as substitute parent in relation to enrolled students and pupils.  The right to exercise authority as substitute parent within the school premises and during school organized programs and activities should be used only to protect and promote the physical, mental, and moral well-being of the pupils and students.

 

                For grave/serious offenses, the school employee who witnessed the offence or violation shall submit a report to the proper school official who may cause the school to render appropriate disciplinary administrative action against the erring pupil or student.  (cf. Section 143 of RMRPSBE)

 

                For offenses that are very grave/very serious, the School Director may form a Discipline Committee composed of three (3) school officials to investigate adequately and deliberate the corresponding disciplinary action against erring pupil(s) and student(s).  The appropriate disciplinary action shall be given only for JUST CAUSES and after DUE PROCESS. The erring pupil or student has the right to be heard.  The punishment/sanction shall be commensurate with the nature and gravity of the offence (cf. Section 135 of RMRPSBE). 

 

                Upon the discretion of the School Director and if the circumstances so warrant, the formation and members of the Discipline & Investigation Committee may be delegated to the School Principal which the latter may or may not head.  As recommended by DepEd Order No. 40 Part V, Section 16, the conduct of investigation and reporting of cases of child abuse, exploitation, violence or discrimination, shall be done expeditiously as possible.  All private schools are expected to submit the Report of cases of abuse, violence, exploitation, discrimination, bullying or peer abuse and other related offences to the Division Office after each school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The Child Protection Committee (CPC).

        As prescribed by law (DepEd Order No. 40 Part II, Section 10), all member schools under the umbrella of the RCBN-ES shall establish a Child Protection Committee.  The CPC shall be composed of the following:

  1. School Head/Administrator as Chairperson;
  2. Guidance Counselor/Teacher as Vice Chairperson;
  3. Teacher Representative Designated by the Faculty Club;
  4. Parent Representative Designated by the Parent Coordinating Board;
  5. Learner Representative Designated by the Student Coordinating Board; and
  6. Community Representative Designated by the Punong Barangay and he/she is preferably a member of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (BCPC).

        The functions of the CPC are stipulated in Article B, Section 10, Part II of the aforementioned Order.

 

       
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Duties & Responsibilities of Pupils/Students/Learners:

          The Enclosure to DepEd Order No. 40 s. 2012 has provided a list of duties and responsibilities of all learners enrolled in the Basic Education levels (cf. Part II Section 9).  They are provided herein for the information and guidance of the entire school community.

  1. Pupils and students should comply with the school’s regulation, as long as they are in harmony with their best interests, and they shall refrain from:
    1.   Engaging in discrimination, or leading a group of pupils or students to discriminate another, with reference to one’s physical appearance, weaknesses and status of any sort;Doing any act that is inappropriate or sexually provocative;
    2. Participating in behavior of other students that is illegal, unsafe or abusive;
    3. Marking or damaging school property, including books, in any way;
    4. Engaging in fights or any aggressive behavior;
    5. Introducing into the school premises or otherwise possessing prohibited articles, such as deadly  weapons, drugs, alcohol, toxic and noxious substances, cigarettes and pornographic material; and
    6. Performing other similar acts that cause damage or injury to another.

 

  1. All the enrolled learners must conduct themselves in accordance with their levels of development, maturity, and demonstrated capabilities, with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other persons;

 

  1. The learners must respect another person’s rights regardless of opinion, status, gender, ethnicity, religion, as well as everyone’s moral and physical integrity;

 

  1. Pupils and students must observe the Code of Conduct for all enrolled learners.

 

  1. The Rights of Children

          The RCBN-ES Student Handbook or Manual is not only intended to be a reference for the proper handling of cases involving discipline and other school related concerns, it is also meant to constructively educate the members of the entire school community with regard to the many facets of school life-realities, activities,  programs, systems, policies and procedures, etc.  The following information has been taken from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and is meant as a guide that may be used for learning, discussion, or the settling of disputes during homeroom periods, faculty meetings and in-service training, forum for parents and guardians, and etc.

   

  1. Definition of the Child

                          Any person who is below the age of eighteen (18) is defined by the Convention as a child.

 

  1. Best Interests of the Child as the Norm

      The best interests of the child should be the primary concern in making any decision that may affect a child.  All adults including those in the school community should think how their policies, budgets, decisions, and procedures will affect children.

  1. Respect, Protection, and Fulfillment of the Rights of Children

As an academic community the school has a moral obligation to inform all the enrolled children not only as regards their rights but their duties as well towards God, society, and themselves.  The school is tasked to facilitate and ensure that all available measures are in-placed so that the rights of children are respected, protected, and fulfilled.  The school administrative officials reserve the right to involve and seek the aid/assistance of proper government agencies (e.g. Department of Social Welfare and Development) towards the fulfillment of this end.

 

  1. Parental Guidance

      The family (or in some instance, the legal guardian of the enrolled child) have all the rights and responsibilities to direct and guide their children.  Some of these rights and responsibilities have to be learned or informed to the members of the family for the best interest of the enrolled child.  The school officials, in their capacity as substitute parent within the premises of the educational institution, or even outside the school compound during organized school-related programs and activities, reserves the right to assume this parental authority for the best interest of the enrolled child.  In some instances, as the case or circumstance may warrant, the proper school official(s) reserves the right to inform, instruct, remind, admonish, reprimand, correct/rectify not only an erring or misguided child but also the members of the family who may have contributed to the misbehavior, bad attitude, or wrong set of values. The best interest of the enrolled child should be the guiding norm during these instances, taking of course in consideration the age and the evolving/growing capacity of the concerned child who may or may not really fully understand yet the consequences of some of their childish actions.

 

  1. The Right to be Treated Fairly

      All children have the right to be treated fairly and are not to be subjected to any form of discrimination and abuse on the basis of race, religion, gender, ability and capability, family or socio-economic background, culture, location of residence, etc.

 

  1. The right to live and to survive

All the schools under the RCBN-ES support the children’s right to live and have a healthy life.  The school officials have the right to act appropriately and in accordance with reason and the dictates of the common good in cases or circumstances when there is a threat to the life or health of enrolled children.  In cases when the parents and the other members of the family are negligent or are collectively manifesting indifference or not giving the needed care and attention, the school officials acting on the best interest of the enrolled children, reserves the right to inform or seek the assistance of the proper government agencies or other experts who more knowledgeable in handling the case in point.

  1. The Right to Live with their Parent(s)

In special understandable cases, the school may grant permission for enrolled children who wish to visit or spend time with parent(s) who is either working or residing in a province outside NCR or in another country provided the total number of absences of in a year does not exceed the twenty percent (20 %) prescribed school days in an academic year.  Nevertheless, the pupil or the student must be aided by the parents so that s/he may be able to fulfill all the academic requirements and workload that is required in order to proceed to the next quarter period or the next school level.  The school recognizes the child’s right to live with his/her parent, unless of course staying with both or either of them may prove harmful to the child as in cases of parents who do not live together.  The school does not wish to be entangled with legal issues involving proper custody of children, hence the school officials reserve the right to demand a legal document during the period of registration or within the school year, clearly stating the parent with legal custody over the child in cases of separation or annulment proceedings.

 

  1. The Right to be Heard

               All the adults in the entire school community who have been authorized to make decisions that affect children, should be mindful of the right of children to say what they think should happen, and have their opinions taken into account.  This right however should not be understood as giving children authority over adults, but rather to educate that the adults have the obligation to listen and take into consideration the views of children in matters directly or indirectly affecting them.  The school officials of course should be cognizant to the age and grade level of the children affected by the issue or matter at hand. 

               It would be in the best interest of the entire school community that the Student Coordinating Board with its officers and members truly is a representation of the different ages, levels, sections, and groups in the entire school setting.  School Officials should see to it that student elections should not be done half-heartedly or worse clumsily that may result in mockery or laughing stock based on popularity or ability of the student candidates to entertain and answer the superficial needs of the learners.

 

  1. The Right to Information

Article 13 (Freedom of Expression): Children have the right to get and share information, as long as the information is not damaging to them or others. In exercising the right to freedom of expression, children have the responsibility to also respect the rights, freedoms and reputations of others. The freedom of expression includes the right to share information in any way they choose, including by talking, drawing or writing. 

Article 17 (Access to Information; Mass Media): Children have the right to get information that is important to their health and well-being. Governments should encourage mass media – radio, television, newspapers and Internet content sources – to provide information that children can understand and to not promote

materials that could harm children. Mass media should particularly be encouraged to supply information in languages that minority and indigenous children can understand. Children should also have access to children’s books.

  1. Various Guidelines, Policies and Regulations to Ensure Safety, Discipline & Order in School:

 

  1. What Must We Do Before, During and After an Earthquake

BEFORE

  1. Identify the safe spots in the classroom (tables, desks, doors, etc.)
  2. Identify danger zones (e.g. windows and glass, book shelves, machinery, cabinets and furniture that  may topple or slide inside the classroom as well as all hanging and heavy objects)
  3. Introduce to the students the assigned open area where they will evacuate after an earthquake
  4. Assign somebody who will be in charge of making sure the door is open during the shaking

 

DURING

  1. Stay calm! If you're indoors, stay inside. If you're outside, stay outside.
  2. If you're indoors, stand against a wall near the center of the building, stand in a doorway, or crawl under heavy furniture (a desk or table). Stay away from windows and outside doors.
  3. If you're outdoors, stay in the open away from power lines or anything that might fall. Stay away from buildings (stuff might fall off the building or the building could fall on you).
  4. Don't use matches, candles, or any flame. Broken gas lines and fire don't mix.
  5. If you're in a car, stop the car and stay inside the car until the earthquake stops.
  6. Don't use elevators (they'll probably get stuck anyway).

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AFTER

  1. Calmly check yourself and others for injuries. Provide first aid for anyone who needs it.
  2. Be alert and attentively listen to the teacher’s instruction.
  3. Go out of the classroom in an orderly manner.
  4. While walking along the corridors to the nearest exit of the building, be alert and look out for falling debris
  5. Quietly but quickly proceed to the designated evacuation area for the class and wait for further instruction from the teacher
  6. NEVER go back to the building once you are outside. Buildings should be inspected by engineers for possible damage after an earthquake. Students should stay in the open area and wait for their parents/guardians.

                                                                                -  www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph

 

  1. What to Do in Case of Fire

IF YOU HEAR A FIRE ALARM

  • Immediately evacuate the building via the shortest and safest route.
  • If you notice smoke, use the alternative escape route.
  • As you leave the building – knock on doors and yell "fire."
  • Do not hesitate or stray from your path as you leave.
  • Do not stop or go back for belongings.
  • Test doors with the back of your hand before opening them. If the door is warm or if you notice smoke, use an alternative escape route.  Check paths for safety before proceeding and close doors behind you.
  • Crawl low if you have to go through smoke.
  • Go to a safe area or to a pre-assigned exterior area  of your building if you suspect that someone is missing or trapped, contact the emergency personnel outside the building.
  • If you are trapped during a fire emergency, close all doors between you and the fire.  Stuff cracks around the doors to keep out smoke.  Wait at a safe window and signal/call for help. 
  • Stop, drop and roll if your clothing catches fire.

 

IF YOU DISCOVER A FIRE

  • Leave the fire area and close the door to the area.
  • Sound the fire alarm.
  • Immediately evacuate the building via the shortest and safest route.
  • Proper use of fire extinguishers within extinguisher limits and by trained individuals is optional but should not be attempted until building alarm is actuated and people are evacuated.
  • If you notice smoke, use the alternate escape route.
  • Test doors with the back of your hand before opening them. If the door is warm or if you notice smoke, use an alternative escape route.  Check paths for safety before proceeding and close doors behind you.
  • Crawl low if you have to go through smoke.
  • Go to a safe area or to a pre-assigned exterior area for your building.
  • Await emergency response personnel at a safe location and direct them to the scene.
  • If you suspect that someone is missing or trapped, contact the emergency personnel outside the building.
  • If you are trapped during a fire emergency, close all doors between you and the fire and stuff cracks around the doors to keep out smoke.  Wait at a safe window and signal/call for help. 
  • Stop, drop and roll if your clothing catches fire.

 

ONCE YOU HAVE EVACUATED

  • If you suspect that someone is missing or trapped, contact firefighters on scene or at the fire engine, police officers or ambulance personnel.
  • Await emergency response personnel at a safe location and direct them to the scene. Report the fire to the hall office or the nearest available resident adviser. Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by the fire department.
  • Follow directions of fire and police personnel.
  • Report to the person who is taking roll.
  • Never re-enter the building to save your personal belongings.
  • Stay calm.

                                                                                      -  www.bfp. gov.ph

 

  1. Birthday Celebrations, & etc.

To educate the whole academic community with regard to the proper management of financial resources which includes but is not limited to avoiding unnecessary and avoidable expenses, “blow-outs”, class parties, treats and “pakain” are not allowed in the classrooms during birthday celebrations, significant anniversaries, or during occasions when awards or trophies are received.  This policy will also safeguard each and all members of the school community from possible  instances of food poisoning that may happen when the food is subjected to prolonged exposure to the sun and other elements and mishandling while it is in transit to the school. CIRCULAR 2012-13-05

 

  1. Bringing of valuable items, big amount of money, expensive jewelries, and other personal properties and belongings

 Appeal is made to all parents and guardians to dissuade their son, daughter, sibling, niece, nephew, grandson, granddaughter, legally adopted dependent, and etc. from bringing valuable items and personal properties in the school.   The school shall try its best to protect the property and accessory of students but will not be liable for losses due to the carelessness of pupils and students.  The bringing of valuable personal belongings and items may become an occasion or possible temptation for stealing/theft and can cause distractions to students’ focus and concentration in studies.

 

Imbued by the Christian Catholic call for simplicity and austerity, every member of the school community is encouraged to live a modest lifestyle as exemplified by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The school is not the appropriate exhibition place for expensive jewelries or other costly gadgets especially when these things are brought to school with no direct or indirect educational purpose(s).

 

  1. Delivery of Food/Baon during School hours

      The school does not accept deliveries of food during school hours, whether they come from the home, a supplier/restaurant, or a fast food establishment.  Parents, legal guardians, and other persons who take care of the snacks and meals of the learners are highly encouraged to make use of the school canteen or prepare these food items in advance so that the learners bring these food items with them and are not deprived of the proper nourishment needed by the body during school hours.

 

  1. Forgotten Things

      The academe is an institution not only for learning but also for training and preparing pupils and students to meet the challenges and demands of life not only for the present but also for the future.  Things like educational materials and other tools that are needed for school should have been prepared in advance at home so that everything that is needed for the learning sessions have been made ready and available for school purposes.  Parents, grandparents, other family members, legal guardians, yayas are not advised to bring to school anything left by the pupil or student at home.

       The school will not authorize phone calls made by pupils or students requesting their parents and other persons to bring to school forgotten things like educational materials left at home.  Only medicine(s) and other items necessary for the immediate recovery of physical health and well-being of the learners will be tolerated.

      The security personnel of the school are not authorized to receive, distribute, or facilitate the delivery of forgotten things brought to school.  They are not allowed to leave their security posts just to deliver these forgotten things to the concerned student or pupil.

 

 

 

  1. Prescribed appearance and uniform

      To maintain the values of propriety, modesty, and simplicity, the students are prohibited from having or wearing the following:

  1. Colored or tinted hair
  2. Fancy hair accessories
  3. Inappropriate hairstyle like the rooster’s crown for boys
  4. Colored contact lens
  5. Unauthorized use of make-up or concealers
  6. Long nails
  7. Tattoos both permanent and stick-ons
  8. Body piercing (except for the common pair of ear piercing for girls)
  9. Fancy plastic fashion earrings
  10. Brightly colored under wears that can be seen in white skirts

 

  1. Use of electronic devices & gadgets whether battery or electricity powered

The bringing and the use of mobile phones, iPods, digital cameras, MP3s, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices or gadgets inside the school campus is governed by the RCBN-ES Circular No. 2012-13-02.  Strict compliance to the guidelines clearly provided in the aforementioned circular is imposed.  The charging of these gadgets using any of the electrical outlets of the school is strictly prohibited except for extreme and very exceptional cases.

 

 
  Text Box: CIRCULAR 2012-13-02
 

 

 

June 18, 2012

Dear Parents & Guardians,

                Courteous and cordial greetings!

                Still in keeping with the thrust of Roman Catholic Bishop of Novaliches - Educational System (RCBN-ES) and its member-schools in ensuring the safety and well-being of all students entrusted to our care, we discourage the students from bringing cellphones, ipods, tablets, and the like inside the school campus. However, if the parents or legal guardians deem it important or necessary for their child/children to bring any and all of these, the following guidelines shall be complied with:

  1. submit a letter to the principal stating that you are giving your child a cellphone, etc. or allowing him/her to bring it to school;
  2. students are allowed to use them while in school before and after classes, at recess & lunch breaks;
  3. cellphone units should be turned off, not just put on silent mode, during class hours;
  4. in case of loss or damage, the school will not initiate or conduct any investigation about it; and
  5. students will be dealt with accordingly if found to be violating any or all of the provisions stipulated in numbers 1, 2 and 3.

 

            For your guidance and strict compliance.

Thank you very much!

                                                                                                Sincerely Yours.

                                                                                                signed

                                                                                                Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo

                                                                                                RCBN-ES Superintendent

                                                                                                Director of Schools

  1. School Organized Activities / Rehearsals during Holidays and Weekends

        Only students and pupils who are requested by the teacher-in-charge or by any school administrative official are allowed to enter the school campus during weekends and days without regular classes.  Pupils, students, and parents who have no official transaction with the school on a weekend are discouraged from staying within school premises.  The following procedures are to be followed:

  1. The school official or teacher submits in advance (ideally 1 week prior to the activity) a written request to the Prefect of Students who then submits it to the office of the School Principal for approval.  The written request should indicate the reason, the names of the students/pupils involved, the designated area they will be using, and from what time and until what time would they have to be in school, the date and day, the name of the requesting school official or teacher.
  2. The requesting School Official or teacher is responsible for monitoring/supervising the said activity and for looking over the general welfare of the pupils/students while they are in the school campus.
  3. It is the duty of the requesting school official or teacher to properly notify the parents/guardians of the pupils/students who are being requested for the activity.  The consent of the parents/guardians must be clearly written and duly signed by the parent/guardian over his/her printed name in a Reply Slip.
  4. The pupils/students are allowed only within the specified area inside the school campus at the allotted time indicated in the Request Letter and they are to be held responsible in the care of the facilities and equipment of the school that they will use for that particular activity.

 

 

 

 

  1. Out-of-the-Campus Meeting of Pupils & Students

 All school officials, faculty, and academic and non-academic staff reiterate that no activity such as but not limited to making of assignments, group projects, practices and rehearsals, reviews, research works, and etc. is authorized by the school. Formal communication and official approval by both school and parental authorities are first required if and when such meeting is deemed necessary. Parents and guardians are, therefore, requested to verify with the proper school authorities with regard to the permissions being requested by your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, sibling, niece, nephew, or legally adopted dependent.  The school will not be held responsible for any untoward incident that may occur as a result of the personal initiative of the pupils and students who may invoke school-related activities during weekends and outside the regular normal class schedules either outside (such as classmates’ homes, malls, restaurants, convenient stores, parks, supermarkets, churches, and other public places) or inside the school campus just to get his/her parents’ permission to be able to go out  and while time away with friends.

 

  1. Definition of Terms of some disruptive cases & violations:
  1. BULLYING

DepEd Order No. 40 s. 2012 defines it as an act or a series of acts directed towards another student, or a series of single acts directed towards several students in a school setting which results in physical and mental abuse, harassment, intimidation, or humiliation.  Part I, Section 3, Article M. of the aforementioned Order lists down several acts under bullying which includes threats, stalking, public humiliation, violence, demanding favors, restraining freedom etc.

 

  1. CYBER-BULLYING

The DepEd defines this as bullying through degrading and obscene electronic means or other technology, such as, but not limited to texting, email, instant messaging, chatting, internet, and through social networking websites or other platforms or formats.  (cf. DepEd Order No. 40, Part I, Section 3, Article M.2.)

 

  1. CHEATING

All forms of cheating are contrary to the Gospel values of truth and honesty. Each case of cheating must be dealt expeditiously, appropriately, and separately following the general principle of just cause and due process.  A pupil/student caught cheating will be marked appropriately according to the offense committed in his/her conduct aside from the academic grade that will be lessened due to the dishonesty committed.  Cheating disqualifies a pupil/student from the honor list for the rest of the school year.  A graduating pupil or student caught cheating is disqualified from graduating with honors.  Persistent or habitual cheating despite the proper disciplinary warnings and interventions from the proper school officials will subject a pupil or student as a candidate for exclusion.  The following forms of cheating are listed for the information and guidance of all concerned:

  1. Looking at somebody’s else’s test paper or answer sheet during a quiz, test, or examination.
  2. Whispering or talking to a classmate during a quiz, test, or examination specially if the teacher has  requested or instructed              total silence during the testing period.
  3. Unauthorized opening of books, notebooks and notes during a quiz,       test or examination.
  4. Referring to codes or sign languages or other forms of communication  from a classmate or schoolmate during a quiz, test, or examination.
  5. Possession of ‘codigos’ i.e. written reviewers or notes in his/her person while the quiz, test, or examination is on-going.
  6. Making his/her test paper(s) accessible for the classmates to see and copy during a quiz, test, or examination.  Lending written   codigos to classmates during a quiz, test, or examination.
  7. Comparing answers during a quiz, test, or examination.
  8. Taking unauthorized and illicit possession of copy or copies of the quiz, test, or examination which may or may not be reproduced to fellow pupils or students.
  9. Plagiarism in written reports, term papers, project paper and   homework.

 

  1. ABSENCES

A failing grade shall be given to a pupil or student who incurs absences of more than twenty (20%) percent of the prescribed number of class/laboratory periods during one school year.  No credit for the course or subject is to be given (cf. Section 133 of RMRPSBE).

  1. HABITUAL TARDINESS

This is the case that arises when a student is repeatedly late in coming to school or attending his/her classes.

 

  1. IMPROPER HAIRCUT

The acceptable haircut for boys shall be at least one (1) inch above the ear and three (3) inches above the collar line (cf. Section 157.2 Title VII Rights & Duties of Students RMRPSBE 2010). Hair should not touch the ears and the collar of the uniform. In this regard, the school may engage the services of a barber to come to school and do the hair cutting for non-compliant students for a minimal fee of Php 150.00. Wearing of overt colored, multi colored tinted hairs are strictly not allowed.

 

 

 

 

  1. IMPROPER WEARING OF SCHOOL PRESCRIBED UNIFORM(S)
  1. Unbuttoned polo shirts for boys
  2. Under wears that are brightly colored and are visible in light colored skirt       and blouse prescribed uniform for girls.

 

  1. MALINGERING OR FAKING SICKNESS

Malingering is the act of intentionally feigning or exaggerating physical or psychological symptoms for personal gain.

 

  1. INVOLVEMENT IN FRATERNITY/SORORITY

                          Belonging to a fraternity / sorority, creating a new one, increasing its           membership by way of recruitment, hazing (being present at it, taking part in it, or        submitting self to it), and the like are strictly prohibited. These will merit exclusion             or expulsion.

 

  1. UNCARING/IMPROPER USE OF FACILITIES

Facilities and equipment like classrooms, library, laboratory holdings, computers, aircons, chairs, tables / desks, canteen, comfort rooms, and the like are to be used always with care and a sense of responsibility.

 

  1. INTERNET VIEWING, DOWN/UPLOADING, POSTING

                          Any and all social media are to be properly used to advance positive values, decency, dignity, and honourably uplift persons, and not destroy their name or reputation and not exhibit inappropriate scenes.

 

  • ILLICIT or UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION or IMMORAL USE of ELECTRONIC GADGETS

  Private or group viewing of indecent videos or pictures in TV, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, etc is strictly forbidden.

 

  1. DISRESPECT/IRREVERENCE TO PERSONS OF AUTHORITY AND SACRED PLACES AND SYMBOLS

Everyone should sincerely show respect to other persons regardless of status in society and ranks in the organization / campus and reverence to God and Holy places and religious images.

 

  • UTTERANCE OF OBSCENE WORDS & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE

All should refrain from saying “dirty” words, humiliating phrases and symbols, and derogatory statements. 

 

 

 

 

  • INTIMATE EXPRESSION OF AFFECTION

  This constitutes personal activities reserved for duly married couples in the privacy of their room.  Kissing, necking and petting, inappropriate touch of the reproductive organs; prolonged and provocative holding of hands or body and other obscene sexual behavioral practices are forbidden in a Catholic academic milieu.

 

  1. ISSUING THREAT(S) through BODY LANGUAGE, words, wRitten notes, and the internet

Threatening anyone by way of any aggressive means and ways disruptive of person’s safety, peace and harmony is strictly prohibited.  

 

  1. Accounting Guidelines & Procedures
    1. Schedules & Modes of Payment

 

  1. Tuition Fee, Miscellaneous, & Other Fees may be paid according to  the following schedules and modes:
    1. Annual – upon enrollment and/or before  classes begin.
    2. Semi-annual – downpayment upon enrollment and balance in October.
    3. Quarterly – downpayment upon enrollment and balances in August, October, December, and February.
    4. Bi-monthly – downpayment upon enrollment and balances in July, September, November, January and March.
    5. Monthly - downpayment upon enrollment and balances in the first week of July and of each succeeding month.
  2. For E.C.E. pupils: only cash, semi-annual and quarterly modes of payment are applicable.
  3. Books, uniforms and other school supplies required of students should be paid in cash upon enrollment or before the opening of classes at the latest.
  4. Statement of account shall be issued to parents / guardians. However, with or without this, parents / guardians  should promptly pay accounts on due dates.

 

  1. Withdrawals & Refunds

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department of Education (Manual of Regulation for Private School, 1992, 8 ed.), withdrawals and refunds are subject to the following conditions:

  1. All other fees (including reservation deposit) other than tuition are non-refundable.
  2. Tuition refund will be granted on the following conditions:
    • 100% - if withdrawal is done earlier than 15 days prior to the opening of formal classes.
    • 90% - if withdrawal is done earlier than 7 days prior to the opening of formal classes
    • 80% - if withdrawal is done 1-3 days prior to the opening of formal classes.
    • 70% - if withdrawal is done on the first week of formal classes.
    • 60% - if withdrawal is done on the second week of formal classes.
    • No refund shall be done after the second week of formal classes and at anytime during the school year regardless of whether or not the child has actually attended classes.
    • In case of withdrawal at the middle of school year by students whose parent have chosen any of the non – annual mode of payment, the parents / guardians shall be required to pay all the fees for the entire duration of the school year.

 

  1. Tuition refund will be made on the total tuition for the term. Processing period will be one (1) week.

 

 

 
  Text Box: For the purpose of determining the effectivity of withdrawal, the reckoning point will be the day when the written notice of withdrawal is submitted. Verbal notice is not sufficient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 

  1. Availment of  Discounts & Scholarships
    1. Sibling Discounts Applicable to Tuition Fees only

Applicable to the Youngest of

2 Children

3 Children

4 Children

5 Children

10%

20%

30%

50%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Academic Discounts

For in-house students: in determining the recipients of 50%, 35% and 20% scholarship discounts, we will select the top three (3) students with the highest average among the enrolled students in the level.

 

Academic Excellence Award

Average Grade per Quarter

Discount

With Highest Honors

98 – 100

50%

With High Honors

95 – 97

35%

With Honors

90 – 94

20%

 

On new or transfer pupils / students, the scheme below shall be applied:

With Highest Honors

With High Honors

With Honors

50%

35%

15%

 

 

                              The school reserves its right to limit the number of recipients of the above mentioned discounts in any level as it deems necessary.

 

                              The school reserves its right to limit the number of recepients of the aforementioned discounts in any levelas it deems wise and necessary.

 

                              Notes for new pupils / students who would like to avail of the Academic Discounts:                                                             

  1. Grant is applicable for grade school and junior high school only;
  2. Class size of school of origin must be at least 20 pupils / students; and
  3. Photocopy of Government Permit or Recognition of school of origin       must be submitted.

 

  1. Athletic Discounts for Most Valuable Players, Mythical Team Members of RCBN – ES Tournament and Champions of International, National & Regional Competitions (Academic and Sports) Only Upon Presentation of Proper Credentials, in this light:
  1. MVP                                                            -               50 %
  2. Mythical Team                                          -               30%
  3. Champions Regional Competitions       -               50%
  4. Champions National Competitions        -               75%
  5. Champions International Competitions-              100%

                               

  1. Charity Discounts/Scholarships for Poor but Deserving Students

                                Criteria of Selection of the Beneficiaries:

  1. The student must come from a real poor family;
  2. He/She must pass the entrance test & interview;
  3. He/She should be able to maintain good grades in all subjects;
  4. He/She must exude desirable values; and
  5.  
  6. He/She must be willing to reasonably share time, talent, & treasure      while progressively engaged in studies.
  7.  
  8. Surcharges & Penalties
    1. Every non-payment of an outstanding balance shall be charged 1% each month.
    2. Students who were unable to take the periodic exams on the regular dates due to non-payment of tuition fee by his/her parent(s) will be given special examinations one (1) week after the regular schedule. A fee of P50.00 per subject will be charged to the student’s account.
    3. Bouncing checks shall be charged P500.00 for insufficient funds and P1000.00 for closed account.  Parent/guardian who has incurred any or both of these cases will no longer be allowed to pay in check.

 

 

 

  1. No permit, no exam policy. If and when the pupil / student is unable to take the exams on the regular schedule due to non - payment of a tuition fee, the concerned exams shall be administered to the pupil / student 5 – 7 days thereafter at Php 50.00 per subject. This amount shall be charged to the account of the pupil / student.

 

  1. Back Accounts

            The school shall exercise its right to refuse admission or enrollment to a student with back accounts.

 

  1. Students Activities 

These include any and all activities that facilitate, complement, and support the academic improvement of the students and enhance and hone their leadership abilities, skills and talents.

  1. Curricular Activities

These are activities that are related to the prescribed courses and conducted inside and outside the classroom, laboratory, or other appropriate venues.

These are organized to enable the students to transfer the knowledge and skills they have learned from the classrooms into concrete situations.

 

  1. Co-Curricular Activities

These are activities that may not be academic in nature but complement the students’ academic growth by promoting the development of their character, leadership abilities, skills, talents, and other endowments.

 

Policies and Regulations:

  1. If student’s academic performance is rather poor, he/she shall be required to attend intervention/opportunity programs.
  2. If Conduct grade is “C” or its equivalent, the school may temporarily suspend the student’s participation in activities inside and/or outside the campus.
  3. All organizations and activities routinely conducted in the school campus shall be approved by the Principal and/or Director.
  4. Other major activities (e.g. Field trips, camping, retreats, recollections, and the like) shall be endorsed by the principal and approved by the Director.
  5. Activities that may be initiated and organized by the students without the approval of the Principal and/or Director are considered privately theirs. The school will not be held liable for any untoward incidents that may happen to them during their private activities.

 

 

 

 

Co- Curricular Groups:

  1. Students Coordinating Board

This is an organized body or group of elected student representatives that aims to:

  1. promote unity and cooperation among pupils and students by providing them a venue for improving their leadership skills and abilities
  2. train pupils and students to become better members of  the society anchored on the ideals and principles of participative democracy and good citizenship; and
  3. harness the pupil and student governments as partners in achieving quality education and academic excellence (DepEd Order No. 84, s. 2010)

 

  1. Clubs

These are organizations that provide opportunities / activities to nurture the interests and develop the talents of the students. To achieve this, the school offers a variety of clubs and organizations in Religious & Civic, Academic, Technical-Vocational, and Sports & Performing Arts Tracks.

The RCBN – ES member schools shall maintain their own clubs that suit the students’ interests and responds to their needs.

 

  1. Club Components
    • Attendance & Punctuality          -               30%
    • Attitude & Behavior                    -               30%
    • Performance                                -               40%

 

  1. Classifications / Kinds of Clubs
    • Religious/Civic
      1. Spiritual

These clubs provide trainings to students who are willing to serve in the Eucharistic celebrations and other spiritual activities, and nurture their sense of worship and service.

  1. Civic

These clubs enable the students to own and fulfill their responsibilities to serve others, the community, and country. These aim to make them well- rounded individuals and law-abiding citizens.

  • Academics

These clubs provide opportunities and learning experiences that deepen the students’ understanding and analytical thinking. These further develop their academic competence and enhance their skills to promote excellence for the good of their own families, community and country.

 

  • Technical-Vocational  
    1. Entrepreneurial

These clubs provide practical information and applications for future gainful employment and income – generating engagement like simple business.

  • Sports & Performing Arts

These clubs enhance, boost and maximize their full potentials in sports and performing arts such as dancing, singing, playing instruments, dramatics, and the like.

  1. Other Important Activities
  1. Religious/Spiritual Activities

These activities that include the celebrations of the Holy Eucharistic Celebrations, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Retreats and Recollections, Votive Masses,  Vocation Promotions, and Spiritual Directions nourish the faith-life of the students and actualize the objective of RCBN-ES that Religion is the Core of Curriculum.

  1. Academic Contests

                        These contests may be conducted/participated in inside or outside  the campus to promote academic excellence and fraternal-friendly interactions. Contestants should be superior in intelligence and exemplary in conduct & attitudes.

 

 
  Text Box:   Note:	 Any faculty member related by affinity or consanguinity to any contestants is not qualified to sit down as judge.

 

 

 

               

                               

            

 

  1. RCBN – ES Fraternal & Friendly Sports Tournaments

                These annual activities are organized by RCBN – ES to promote camaraderie, team work,  and harmonious relationships among the teachers/employees of member-schools and make them healthy through sports. It is the thrust of the institution to foster fraternity and a sense of family among the school officials, teachers and students. Part of its ideals is to foster bonding, sharing of personnel, resources, skills and support among RCBN – ES member-schools.

        These sports events are done annually with all the nine (9) member-schools participating.

 

                                Sports Events:

  • Basketball              - Midgets Division

                                - Aspirants Division

                                                        - Juniors Division

  • Volleyball               - Juniors Division (Boys & Girls)
  • Volleyball               - Midgets Division (Girls)

                               

                                Indoor Games:

  • Chess
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton

                                               

  1. Educational Field Trip

      This activity enhances the cognitive and social skills of the  students and complements the classroom instructions through actual viewing and experiences.

      One (1) educational field trip is organized by the school annually. The Subject Area Coordinators and Student Activity Coordinator with the guidance of the Principal organize this activity and submit the plan for the approval of the Director.

 

  1. Stage Plays/Concerts & Other Gatherings (Diocesan or Inter-Diocesan)

                                These are extensions of classroom instructions and school activities.  Attendance in any of these should be carefully planned by the concerned faculty members & the principal and approved by the Director. Final itineraries, schedules and fees shall be approved by the School Director.

                                                                                                                                  

  1. High School Promenade

      This High School (G9, G10, G11 and 12) Promenade is designed to create a forum of transferring and promoting responsibility of leadership and provide trainings in social graces and proper interaction in a formal setting. One prom is organized every two (2) school years; or, one every school year if judged wise and upon consultation with parents / guardians of concerned  parents.

 

  1. RCBN – ES Spearheaded Activities

      RCBN – ES spearheads different activities annually for the stakeholders of the member-schools to come together. These include:

  • Fraternal- Friendly Sports Tournaments
  • Family Bible Quiz Bee
  • Academic Competitions
  • Institutional Celebrations
  • Leadership Seminar
  • PCB Organized Seminar

 

 

                Students’ Services and Facilities

          These are programs and services that promote the total well-being of the     school’s stakeholders.

  1. Guidance & Counseling, Testing and Career-Pathing

 

  1. For Students

                                This office provides inputs and plans to the institution to best   assist/accompany the students in processing their personal, psycho-                emotional, educational, and spiritual concerns for them to become healthy,         happy and productive members of the school community & society.

  1. Individual Inventory Service – keeps an organized, complete, updated and comprehensive profile of students which contain information about their personal and family records, scholastic progress, test results and other pertinent data that may be helpful in understanding the status and prospects of the students.

 

  1. Information Service – facilitates accumulation and dissemination of relevant information that would apprise the students; provides information for effective decision – making, problem-solving and the like.

 

  1. Orientation Program – provides new students and transferees  with the information that they need to properly adjust to the school and its community.

 

  1. Career-Pathing Program – provides high school students with the pertinent information, and recommends appropriate exposures to higher educational institutions and workplaces to help them make the right decision of choosing a career of their own.

 

  1. Homeroom Guidance Program – helps/provides the class adviser with Homeroom Guidance activities that they can implement in order to make the students perform better academically, and grow/develop more as individuals.

 

  1. Counseling Service - This is the core of the entire guidance program. Counseling, either individual or peer, enables the students to discover their strengths and limitations.

 

  1. Testing Service – conducts assessment of personality, ability, and aptitude of students to get a better view of their context and dynamics which are essentials in understanding their difficulties and potentials.            

 

 

 

  1. For Parents            

Parents/ guardians may be required to come to school for a conference with the guidance counselor, teacher, or any school official concerning their child, and for parenting seminars.

 

  1. For Personnel

The Guidance Counselor conceptualizes a program that will help teaching and non-teaching personnel in assisting, processing and monitoring the dynamics and progress of the students.

 

  1. Media Learning Resource Center (Library)

It is a learning resource center that provides information, resources and services for the pupils, students and faculty through acquisition of library holdings and organization of quality information.

        It provides the students with reading, learning, reference and audio-visual materials. It is open from Monday to Friday. The faculty members and the students are welcome to make full use of its facilities.

        Every RCBN-ES member school has an ECE, Grade School and High School libraries.

 

  1. Health Services Center

        This center provides medical and dental services to the school community. The school provides the professional services of a resident licensed nurse to attend to the needs of the students, teachers, employees, and even to parents and disseminate medical information for the benefit of all the stakeholders.

        The school clinic staff is composed of a physician and a dentist on a retainer basis and a resident licensed nurse.

        Medical and Dental services are conducted on a scheduled basis.

       

  1. Food Services

        The school canteen offers nutritious value meals and snacks for the personnel and students at affordable costs. It is open from Monday to Friday.

 

  1. Insurance

        All students are covered with a MAPSA Accident Insurance Plan.  In case of an accident, the parents/guardians of the students may request for an insurance application form properly accomplish it, and submit it together with the incident report and all official receipts covering the expenses they have incurred  to the Accounting Office.

                  In emergency cases, the school advances the payment for medical intervention, and the parents and MAPSA insurance will reimburse the full amount.

 

 

 

  1. School – Home Communication Line (SHCL)

        This service connects the school to home by way of informing or updating the parents through text messaging.

 

  1. CCF (Catholic Christian Formation)

                  This office takes care of the formation of the students in values and training in the Catholic Faith.

  1. Retreats and Recollections

                      These are spiritual exercises or religious activities designed to nurture the faith of the students.

 

  1. Retreat
  • Students of Grade 6, 10 and 12 will undergo a  retreat in the Diocese of Novaliches House of Spirituality for two to three days depending on the availability of finances.
  • The retreat facilitator/s will be coming from the RCBN-ES, CCF Team Ministry headed by the Vice CCF Director.
  • Parents are invited to join their child at the last segment  of the retreat.

 

  1. Recollection
  • The recollection is given to the following:
  • Grade 3 students and all those who will receive the first communion. A parallel recollection for the parents of the First Communicants before or nearest to the possible date of the first communion will also be conducted.
  • Candidates for Confirmation
  • Grades 4 – 5, 7 – 9 and 11 will have their one day recollection in a retreat house or any place suitable for the spiritual exercises.
  • Attendance is a must in all of these spiritual exercises. Hence, students who could not attend during their scheduled recollection shall be required to attend the next recollection of the other level.

 

  1. Spiritual Direction

        This service is given to students, teachers, employees or parents on a voluntary basis. The Director, Principals, CCF Director, Parish Priest, and CCF Coordinators will be available to conduct spiritual direction with anyone upon request.

                               

  1. Celebration of Appropriate  Sacraments, Pious Practices,  and Devotions

 

 

                RCBN-ES schools are Catholic institutions that build and sustain a Community of disciples that live the faith and nourished by prayers and the sacraments. The following will help in realizing this end:

  • Eucharist
  • Confession
  • Processions
  • Confirmation
  • Recollections
  • First Communion
  • Basic Ecclesial Community
  • Praying of the Holy Rosary
  • Angelus
  • Morning Prayer
  • Three o’clock Prayer
  • Retreats
  • Religious Clubs and Organizations
  • Bible Service And Prayer Sessions
  • “Simbang Gabi Sponsorship”
  • Novena Prayers

 

  1. School Bus Services

        Each RCBN-ES member school has its own rules and regulations governing the School Bus Services. The school may either have accredited school bus providers or operate its own school bus services.

        Parents are free to exercise their prerogative in prudently choosing the service provider that could best serve and protect their child / children. The school shall not be held liable relative to any case may arise if and when they choose an external bus service provider

 

  1. Security

        The school provides security service to students during official school hours and other official functions. It is meant to ensure safety, protection, and order.

 

  1. Facilities
  2. Laboratories

                These are facilities where students conduct research and experiments and conduct practices under the guidance and supervision of competent faculty members.

  1. Science

These facilities are intended for research, observation, exploration, experimentation, and demonstration in Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

 

  1. Computer

        This is an air – conditioned room where I.C.T. hardwares and softwares are available for responsible use by students and teachers.

 

  1. Speech

        This is an air – conditioned room where listening and speaking equipment are available for responsible use by students and teachers.  This laboratory functions as an avenue for speaking, listening and communicating skills training of the students.

 

  1. HELE/TLE/EPP

 

  1. ECE Playroom and Interest Areas
  2. Sports Amenities
  3. Gymnasium
  4. Covered Court
  1. Open Court
  2. Conference Room
  3. Music Room
  4. Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH)

 

  1. Proper Decorum Expected OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
  2. Decent grooming and proper attire are required of parents.
  3. When requesting for dialogue or meeting, presenting a complaint and making suggestions, it would be best to course it through the Office of the Principal.
  4. Parents are encouraged to practice calmness, cordiality, politeness, and professionalism in requesting for a conference, participating in one, expressing a grievance, giving opinion, and offering a recommendation.
  5. Utterance of foul language is strictly not allowed within the school campus or in dealing with the school personnel, fellow parents and any students.
  6. Parents are expected to respect off-limit areas during class hours for reasons of security, order and focus.
  7. Our school is a non-smoking area; hence, smoking is strictly prohibited.
  8. Parents under the influence of liquor are not allowed to enter the school campus.
  9. Attendance or participation in school-organized assembly, meeting relative to students’ performance & activities and school’s improvement,  and the like is highly encouraged and expected.
  10. Membership and involvement in the Parents’ Coordinating Board (PCB) are fine expressions of solidarity and support; cooperation is, therefore, expected at all times.
  11. Firearms are not allowed inside the school campus. Parents with firearms on the account of their employment in the military, police and NBI or on the strength of a government – issued license to carry are required to deposit their firearms with the guard – on – duty before entering the school premises.
  12. All parents are expected to conduct themselves professionally and prudently. Derogatory, unkind, and offensive remarks they may shout out or post in social media shall be ground for the school to file a case  in a court of law.

 

DUTIES OF PARENTS

  1. Parents, individually and collectively, through the school system, shall help carry out the educational objectives of the school;
  2. Parents shall be obliged to enable their children to obtain a fairly decent education
  3. Parents shall cooperate with the school in the implementation of the school curricular and co – curricular programs.

         (Child Youth Welfare Code, PD 603)

 

General Duties - Parents shall have the following duties toward their children:

  1. To give him/her affection, companionship, and understanding;
  2. To extend to him/her the benefits of moral guidance, self-discipline and religious instruction;
  3. To supervise his/her activities, including his/her recreation;
  4. To inculcate in him/her the value of industry, thrift and self-reliance;
  5. To stimulate his/her interest in civic affairs, teach him/her the duties of citizenship, and develop his commitment to his country;
  6. To advise him/her properly on any manner affecting his/her development and well-being;
  7. To always set a good example;
  8. To provide him/her with adequate support, as defined in Art. 290 of the Civil Code; (Food, clothing, shelter, medicines & education)
  9. To administer his/her property, if any, according to his/her best interests, subject to the provisions of Art. 320 of the Civil Code.

 

TORTS - Parents and guardians are responsible for the damage caused by the child under their parental authority in accordance with the Civil Code

 

CRIMES - Criminal liability shall attach to any parent who:

  1. Abandons the child under such circumstances as to deprive him of the love, care and protection he needs;
  2. Neglects the child by not giving him the education which the family’s station in life and financial conditions permit;
  3. Fails or refuses, without justifiable reason, to enroll the child as required by Art.72;
  4. Causes, abates or permits the truancy of the child from the school where he is enrolled;
  5. Causes or encourages the child to possess, handle or carry a deadly weapon, regardless of its ownership;
  6. Allows or requires the child to drive without a license or with license which the parent knows to have been illegally procured. If the motor vehicle driven by the child belongs to the parent, it shall be presumed that he permitted or ordered the child to drive.

 

EDUCATION ACT OF 1982 B.P. Blg. 232

Sec 8. Rights of Parents- In addition to other rights under existing laws, all parents who have children enrolled in a school shall have the following rights:

The right to organize by themselves or with teachers:

1.1 To provide a courteous and cordial forum for the discussion of matters relating to the total school program;

1.2 To ensure the full cooperation and cooperation of parents and teachers in the formulation and efficient implementation of such programs

The right of access to any official record relating to the children who are under their parental responsibility.

 

  1. Alumni’s Involvement

                  Graduates are encouraged to organize and name their alumni association. This association is established to link up the graduates of the school. For (name of the school), an alumnus/alumna is one who has finished Fourth Year high school regardless of the number of years of residence. Official membership commences after swearing in during the pledge of loyalty which happens during graduation day. For schools that offer curriculum only up to Grade 6, the pupil becomes an alumnus/alumna only after graduation from Grade 6.

 

 

              OBJECTIVES:

                                The association will operate and function with the following objectives:

  1. To support the school in its academic mission, Catholic Christian formation and social responsibility;
  2. To establish linkages with the commercial, industrial and financial institutions so that they can assist their alma mater in any way possible;
  3. To make the association an extension arm for marketing and manpower development by way of recognizing achievers and performers;
  4. To tap members for professional and social networking in providing opportunities for all graduates of the school;
  5. To provide guidance and mentoring for future graduates of the school; and
  6. To create and post active database for all members.

 

              MEMBERSHIP

  1. All graduating students are to pay________ to become a member of the association.
  2. To maintain an active data file a fee of ________ can be charged every four (4) years.
  3. Membership can be regular, honorary and with distinction.
  • Regular - for all those who have graduated and finished their basic education in our school.
  • Honorary - a membership given as a reward even to a non-graduate but has given an outstanding support for the school
  • With distinction - given to a regular member who has an outstanding achievement in his/her field of endeavor (with documentary evidence).

 

 

             

              BOARD OF OFFICERS

  1. The association will elect the following Board of Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor and PRO.
  2. An Adviser will be assigned by the School Head based on the following qualification:
  1. Length of service
  2. Rank
  3. Affinity with the students
  1. The term of office of the officers and adviser will be 2 years subject to re-election for another 2 years.
  2. The functions of the association can also be run through the formation of committees by the Board of Officers.

             

              DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF OFFICERS

  1. President.  The president shall be the principal officer of the association and shall preside over all meetings of the members and Board of Officers. The President shall see to it that all projects, plans, and resolutions are carried into effect and are reported to the administrators of the school. He/She is also responsible for seeking the approval of school authorities on any or all projects.
  2. Vice President. In the absence of the President, or in the event of the President’s inability to perform his/her duty, the Vice President shall perform the said function and responsibilities of the President.
  3. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep all records and minutes of the proceedings of the membership and Board of Officers. He/She shall issue notices and updates to all members and officers regarding the operation and activities of the association.
  4. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall keep (an) accurate and complete records of the funds of the association, including all documents pertaining to all transactions of the association.
  5. Auditor. The Auditor keeps track of all financial records of the association and certifies to its accuracy and authenticity.
  6. PRO. The Public Relation Officer monitors publicity and conduits with members and other parties to strengthen the visibility of the association. If necessary he/she must conduct researches in order to improve the image and connectivity of the members of the association.

 

MEETINGS

  1. For regular members, meetings are regularly held every first Saturday of May and will be announced through social networking by the Board Secretary.
  2. Special meetings may be called for the purposes of planning, decision-making and other issues affecting the members or the Board of Officers.

 

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
Address: J.P. Ramoy St., Talipapa Novaliches, Quezon City

T: 3-453-6223 (Principal's/Registrar's Office), 8-814-3497
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