TO ALL CONCERNED
Feb 15, 2024
TO ALL CONCERNED
Feb 09, 2024
PROJECT 6 ES ROBOTICS TEAM QUALIFIES FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURNEY
The Project 6 Elementary School Robotics Team ranked 3rd Overall and 1st Place in Robot Design at the 13th FIRST LEGO League Philippines 2024 (National Level) competition held on February 17, 2024. The win qualifies the team to compete at the FIRST Lego League Florida Sunshine 2024 in the United States of America.
Dr. Ma. Pilar O. Capalongan, Education Program Supervisor for Science, presented the winning team to SDOQC employees at the Flag Raising Ceremony on February 26, 2024.
The team was composed of learners Andrea M. Faldas, Jhyliane Jerica Tan, Elijah Ismael N. Manuel, Adam Ezekiel S. Emballa, Lucian Jarred L. Magallanes, Rafael Joseph A. Agustin, Kristoff Romano M. Mosqueda, Charles Jacob E. Pascual, Francis Mikhail V. Venacio, and Sellyne Rhian Palapar.
They were coached by Project 6 ES mentors Ms. Shiela S. Roa and Mr. Ariel D. Tiauson.
SDOQC congratulates the learners, teachers, and school administration led by Dr. Josefina A. Almarez, parents, and other stakeholders who continue to support the budding engineers and Robotics experts of Quezon City.
Tunay ngang Batang QC, Maipagmamalaki!
SDOQC TOP MANAGEMENT MOTIVATES SCHOOL HEADS TO IMPLEMENT WHOLISTIC PREPARATIONS FOR UPCOMING NAT
In response to the results of the National Achievement Test (NAT) for SY 2022-2023, Schools Division Superintendent Ms. Carleen S. Sedilla, CESO V, Asst. Schools Division Superintendent for Secondary Schools Mr. Fredie V. Avendano, CESE, and Asst. Schools Division Superintendent for Elementary Schools, Engr. Marc Voltaire A. Padilla, CESE, gave insightful and motivational suggestions to school heads to aid in their preparations for the upcoming NAT for Grades 6 (for administration to Grade 7 learners) and 12 during the SDOQC Emergency Management Committee meeting at Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School on February 22, 2024.
For the short term, top management suggested that the schools ensure the psychological preparedness of both learners and teachers. To do this, the whole school community must be led to view the NAT as a collective responsibility, a burden to be carried by all. Learners' mindset specially, should be addressed so that they become aware of the importance of doing their best in the NAT, not only for extrinsic reward such as grades, but for the intrinsic value of doing one's best for the sake of their alma mater. It was also suggested that physical factors be looked into, such as the conditions in the testing venues and provision of water and snacks to test takers when needed.
Another recommendation was the conduct of a mock test, to ensure that learners are familiar with the use of bubble sheets and proper shading to indicate their answers, among other things. The Curriculum Implementation Division is taking the lead in this effort, releasing Division Memorandum No. 219, s, 2024 to guide the schools through the tasks that need to be done to ensure the conduct of the mock test on March 6, 2024.
For the long term, SDS Cedilla suggested several steps to improve performance, namely: focus on teaching, learning, and assessment; ensure deliverables; intensify monitoring, supervision, mentoring and coaching; assess and capacitate teachers; focus on foundational skills; track student progrress (e.g. through looping); simplify research processes on root cause/gap anaylysis of poor performance; and make all stakeholders responsible and accountable.
DEPED NCR RD ANDAYA GRACES SDOQC'S EMERGENCY MANCOM
DepEd NCR Regional Director Jocelyn DR. Andaya was the guest of honor at the Emergency Management Committee meeting of the Schools Division of Quezon City held at Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School on February 22, 2024. Director Andaya gave the participants, composed of SDO top management, supervisors, unit heads, school heads, and education specialists, three gentle but firm reminders on issues that are noticeably besetting schools and all of which should be addressed as they fall under the priority areas of the region.
The first reminder was on the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of school facilities, including rest rooms. She emphaszied that most of NCR's learners can experience clean rest rooms and pleasant surroundings only in the schools and that this, therefore, is part and parcel of their education. She reiterated that cleanliness is the beginning of the provision of a learner-centered environment, one of the five priorities of the region for the next three years.
Her second reminder centered on the alarming rise of cases of teenage pregnancy and sexual abuse among the region's learners. She enjoined the division and school officials to look into this and lay down appropriate measures to address the root causes of and needs arising from such cases.
Lastly, Dr. Andaya advised the body to leverage the support of the Local Government Unit of Quezon City to address these isseus and other concerns of the schools.
SDOQC RECEIVES THE CSC PRIME-HRM BRONZE AWARD
Civil Service Committee Director Hans R. Alcantara conferred the Bronze Award (Maturity Level 2) of the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) to the Schools Division Office Quezon City during simple rites at the Special Management Committee meeting on January 17, 2024. Director Alcantara drove all the way to the Traveler's Hotel in SBMA, Subic Bay, Olongapo, to personally hand over the Bronze Award to Schools Division Superintendent Ms. Carleen S. Sedilla, CESO V, during the Special ManCom that had been scheduled to fit into the then-ongoing SOB Finalization and Budget Monitoring Workshop for elementary and secondary school principals at the said venue. Among the benefits stated in the CSC resolution read out by Director Alcantara is that SDOQC now has the authority to take final action on appointments.
In her response, Ms. Sedilla recognized the role of teamwork across the Division in reaching this milestone in the agency's history. She also gave credit to the previous Superintendents who had begun and continued the long haul towards this achievement: Dr. Elizabeth E. Quesada, Dr. Natividad P. Bayubay, and Dr. Jenilyn Rose B. Corpuz.
An agency with HRM Processes at Maturity Level 2 practices a Process-Defined HRM. This means that the agency already has a set of defined and documented SOPs established but still needing improvement. Furthermore, the agency is characterized iby purposeful decision-making. There is also some automated system but little integration of data.