General Guidelines On the Opening of Classes

General Guidelines On the Opening of Classes

DepEd Order No 41 s. 2011

All Concerns,

Pursuant to the constitutional mandate to provide all Filipino learners with fee basic education in public elementary and secondary schools, and to achieve the countries target for Millennium Development Goal on universal primary education and this Departments objective of education for all in 2015, there is an urgent need to minimize, if not to eliminate, financial constraint among parents/guardians during the opening of classes and to implement effective school - classroom management.

Accordingly, the implementing policies on the collection of voluntary school contributions shall be observed.

a. No fees shall be collected from schoolchildren in Kindergarten up to Grade 4 anytime during the school year SY 2011-2012.

b. No fees shall be collected from Grade 5 pupils to 4thy year high school student from June to July 2011. However, starting Aug 2011 until the end of this SY, the contribution shown in the table through this link.,%20s.%202011.pdf

The PTA can collect contribution starting August only after presenting to their members and to the school head a Report on the Utilization of the Previous School Year Collections and the SY 2011-2012 proposed budget with program of activities.

The amount of contribution to the PTA should be agreed upon during the General Assembly pursuant to the DepED ORder No. 54 s 2009 and shall be concurred to by the school head.

The PTA are enjoined to refrain from setting exorbitant amounts for voluntary school contributions. The PTA are encouraged to minimized the amount of contributions for graduation ceremonies and extra curricular activities.

The contribution to the PTA shall be on a per member basis regardless of the number of children that the member has enrolled in the school.

The school publication is not mandatory but strongly encouraged inline with the promotion of campus journalism. Every Elementary pupil shall not pay more than P60 and every highschool student shall not pay P90 per DepED Order No. 19s. 2008.

No teacher, school personnel shall collect fees or contributions nor shall be entrusted with the safekeeping and disbursement of collections made by the PTA pursuant to the Code of Ethics for Prefessional Teachers.

Teachers shall not act directly or indirectly as agent of nor be financially interested in any commercial venture of which they can exercise official influence. Hence teachers and all school personnel are prohibited from selling or requiring the purchase of locally produced workbooks, instructional materials, test booklets school supplies and other items.

Non-compliance of the provision on the collection of voluntary school contributions shall be a ground for cancellation of the PTA's recognition and or filing or appropriate charges as teh case may be.

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2011 Digital Teaching Innovation Training for Teachers

The Smart Teaching and Educational Providers (STEP) will conduct the 2011 Digital Teaching Innovation, a 3 day training with hands on application from June 3 to Sept 25, 2011 at the designated computer laboratories of the STEP partners assigned to the schools. The specific schedule or the training are follows:

Date - June | Time - 3 days 8:00Am to 5pm | Division - Marikina Pasig San Juan and Quezon City

Date - July | Time - Same - Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela CIty

Date - August | Time - same | Division - Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Taguig, Pateros, Pasay and Paranaque City. In details..

The training aims to:

1. prepare the teacher participants to utilize the instructional technology tools responsibly;

2. help them value curriculum outcomes over technology;

3. educate them on how to use online grade books, which make sharing scores and classroom information with students and then parents much easier.

4. train them on the online education ( to use video conferencing like skype that will allow them to share media and information with student

5. develop digital learning materials which complement multi-sensory learning environments.

The participants to this training are the administrators, elementary and secondary teachers from both public and private schools. The names of teachers who will attend must be submitted by their school principals. They can bring their own laptops.

A registration fee of P800 will be charged each from public school participants and P1200 each from private school participants to cover the cost of venu8e training modules and certificates.

Pls contact Ms Mary Ann Baldomero, Program Coordinator, STEP at telephone no. 332-7452 and mobile 0916-4021-2999.

DepEd Advisory No. 220 S. 2011

3rd Visayas Regional Scientific Seminar and Fellowship

The Private School Health Officer Association will conduct its 3rd Visayas Regional Scientific Seminar and Fellowship with the theme PSHOA Combining Excellence with Blazing Unity! (CEBU) on Aug 20, 2011at at the Albert Van Gansewinkel Hall, Ernest Hoerdemann Bldg., University of San Carlos Cebu City.

The activity aims to:

1. Amplify knowledge and understanding of prevailing school health agenda and policies among existing/prospective members and participants;

2. Manifest commitment tot he organization's vision of providing excellent standards of school health services by adhering to the latest trends in the management of medical/dental or social concerns in the school settings.

All private school health personnel (physicians, dentist, nurses, dental aides and clinic aides) nationwide, particularly in the Visayas are invited to attend.

The registration fee, which will charged to each participants to defray expenses for operational issues and concerns is P500 for early registration and P600 on site registration. For more information, please contact Dr. Connie Garcia, PSHOA- Manila at 0917-327-7448 or Dr Rossario Arco, PSHOA-Cebu at 0923-9797379 or visit

DepEd Advisory No. 217 S, 2011

DepEd Student to Attend Olympics in Athens

SPED athletes shine in Palaro, Three or more qualify for Specific Olympics within Athens.

Mentally inhibited and visually reduced students beneath the Department of Education (DepEd) Unique Education (SPED) Program from 6 regions competed in particular games arranged for them inside 2011 Palarong Pambansa locked in Dapitan City.

"Our unique children obtain confidence within their capabilities if he or she join your Palaro," gives Marivic Tolitol, Chair of the Particular Services Panel in charge of the particular games. "Special children are included below our theory of 'no little one left behind.'"

A number of venues had been selected for the special games. Bocce (pronounced bo-che) for your mentally inhibited (MC) occured at the Dapitan plaza while goal soccer ball for both MC and visually impaired (VI) was played in Talisay Elementary Institution. Athletics and boating competitions had been held at the new amenities of the Jose Rizal Memorial Point out University (JRMSU) in Dapitan City.

There are Half a dozen events with regard to athletics. The particular 100-, 200-, and 400-meter runs, exchange, shot set and long leap.

On the other hand, boating opened situations for freestyle, rear stroke, and breasts stroke on the JRMSU pool. The 50-meter swim is the just other sport aside from Bocce which is limited to Master of ceremonies players. The other two games, goal golf ball and athletics, get both MC and VI rivals.

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Lawmaker Seeks to Grant Free College Education to Teacher's Children

A lawmaker is seeking to grant free of charge college education to a reliant child of a community school teacher.

Rep. Antonio Tinio (Party-list, ACT Teachers), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Fundamental Education and Culture, written House Bill 4077 to address the sad plight of the public school educators.

"In spite of the enactment of the Magna Carta for Community School Teachers within 1966, teachers have been waiting in vain for the benefits meant to somehow ease their particular hardships," Tinio mentioned.

"By shouldering the educational expenses of a instructor's child, the government should provide substantial monetary relief for instructors, give due reputation to their dedication and effort and enhance the status of the instructing profession," Tinio mentioned.

The measure looks for to uplift the economic condition of public college teachers through the supply of a non-wage benefit by means of free tuition and additional fees for their centered children who are accepted to public post-secondary education institutions.

The bill exempts a public school teacher's dependent child through paying tuition and all the fees provided they meets the bare minimum requirements of the state university, university or any community technical/vocational schools under the Specialized Education and Skills Improvement Authority (TESDA).

"If both spouses are public college teachers, the exemption shall apply to 2 dependent children," Tinio said.

The Division of Education (DepEd), Fee on Higher Education (CHED) and TESDA should jointly promulgate the applying rules and regulations essential to carry out the functions of the measure.


Tourist Spots for Teachers

Camotes Island is located in Northern Part of Cebu. It is an Island 2 hours away from Danao Cebu. Camotes is composed of 4 town and host one of the best beach in Cebu Province

What are the places you can visit at Camotes Island?

Timubo Cave which is about 3 storey deep cave and fresh water.
Entrace fee is P15 and you can swim inside the cave. It can accommodate
20 people at 5 Feet deep. The place was undeveloped so you need to take care
of your belongings since there are many visitors inside the cave.
The Lake Danao is one of the best place to visit. The beauty of bringing vehicles or cars give you the opportunity to stay longer and not rush the time. Riding this pump boat is P500 per person.
There is much cheaper ride and you can take lunch at the center of the lake Danao for only P25 per hour per person. You need to bring your own food too. There is a paddle boat there at P150 per day but of course you dont need to spend much time.

San Francisco Town Boardwalk. It is better at night for its like Fiesta everyday.

The South Eastern part of the San Francisco Town. You have to drive slowly for the road is good for two vehicles only.
Lake Danao is perfect for Lunch Time. You will be force to run once you arrive here.

A scenic view of Santiago Bay just below the Santiago Resort

Mangudlong Rock Resort has better beach resort if your purpose is to swim. Lowest standard room is P1700.

If you want is to relax then the Santiago Beach Resort is the Best at P1000 lowest non aircon room or P150 for day use. Food serving is between P150 to P200.

If you are looking for cheaper room then you can do it at San Francisco Town for only P650 per day using Aircon room with own CR, TV and free additional bed.

The customer service is super and the place is safe. It will only take 30 minutes to travel to Santiago Bay from the town proper using motorcycle or multicab. Motorcycle ride is P100 per location or rent them for whole day at P600. This is actually the cheapest Room in San Francisco Camotes Island. Just go to day use either Mangudlong rock resort or Santiago Bay resort.

DepEd strengthens Preschool teachers’ Competencies

Designed to equip preschool instructors along with much better understanding of the developing qualities associated with young learners, the actual Department of Education through the Bureau of Elementary Training (BEE) will conduct Summer time Institute Program with regard to Preschool Instructors from May 2-27 2011.

DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro believes the conduct from the program will give preschool teachers quality formulations within the actual standards required by the department. “This summer instruction shows that absolutely nothing can stop us in pursuing r an institutionalized preschool in our public education system.

He furthered that enhancing the competencies associated with pre-school teachers may have an excellent impact towards the youthful learners. “We should ensure that mentors are prepared for that problem of making our young kids' very first learning encounter be enjoyable as well as providing them with an optimistic encounter which will motivate these pupils, remain in school and complete their education.”

The program is anticipated to make deped preschool teachers qualified in the utilization of developmentally suitable methods and techniques to build up the child's physical, socialiazation, emotion and cognitive areas.

DepEd all set for Palarong Pambansa in Dapitan City

To celebrate the 150th delivery anniversary of National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, his four years in exile and the 115th year of his death, the Department of Education will certainly stage this year’s Palarong Pambansa in Dapitan City.

A yearly showing off event participated in by the country's top fundamental and high school athletes, approximately 600 athletes and school officials per area (10, 200 members nationwide) are expected to get familiar with the May 8-10 to 14 week-long occasion.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro stressed that the Palaro will be run based on Filipino core values such as honesty and fair play.

Additionally, this year’s Palaro will place equal emphasis on environment concern, thus the Secretary’s call to make it any "green Palaro."

“All participants tend to be urged to adhere to the actual clean, green and eco-friendly actions that DepEd intends to implement during the conduct of the 2011 Palarong Pambansa to ensure the protection regarding public health and environment,” Luistro extra.

This year, the Palaro panel plans to include specific awards such as the Most Green for environmental friendly athletes and the Most Regimented Athlete and/or Region.

Luistro expectations that despite the large number of people attending the nation's sports event, garbage problem could be reduced. He likewise expects that there will be possibly none or limited use of plastic and expanded polystyrene, urging students to take their own utensils and reusable plastic containers regarding food.

DepEd issued the overall Technical Guidelines and Competitors Formats to ensure that the Palaro upholds sportsmanship and that the annual sports event will run smoothly.

Luistro appealed to all Palaro individuals to adhere to fair enjoy and honesty, especially with respect to the fielding of overaged athletes and identity switching.

Per month before the staging of the occasion, Palaro executive committee chairman Romeo Jalosjos certain DepEd that Dapitan City is ready to host the 2011 Palarong Pambansa. “I’m positive that we will meet the due date. All of the big locations will be operational through that time. We are able to receive them in Dapitan," Jalosjos guaranteed.

The DepEd inspection team direct by Secretary Luistro lately visited the construction of the grandstand, the particular swimming pool, one of the colleges to billet the delegation and the actual convention center. “I has been assured by the service provider that the different facilities will be completed on time for the holding of the function,” the education chief added.

Recently, Palarong Pambansa venue planner Mr. Eugenio Penales reported the conclusion of the grandstand, the swimming pool and refurbishments in 10-hectare Jose Rizal Memorial Express University athletic complex, the key venue of the Palaro.

On the other hand, building contractors are currently finishing the actual renovations of the track area lanes. “It will be operational by May Five,” Penales added.

The Palarong Pambansa is actually DepEd’s way of promoting phys . ed . and sports as an integral part of the Basic Education Curriculum and as an affirmation to its persistence for develop the possibilities of the youth to become resposible and internationally competitive citizens.

Any office of the Assistant Secretary regarding Legal and Legislative Extramarital relationships, headed by Helper Secretary Tonisito Umali, assisted from the Task Force on School Sports (TFSS) should spearhead the event. The TFSS should provide technical administration, secretariat/staff and operational services.