Friday, August 16, 2013

A Presentation on Revised School-Based Management

It is more significant to read first this presentation on Revised School-Based Management before going over the latest one. As school head, principal, head teacher or TIC is encourage to ear more knowledge of SBM guidelines in so far as anchor to this of enhanced SIP is necessarily concerned.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

ISD is Proud of PESPA Accomplishments

Induction of Sulu PESPA Officers

It just happened in August, 2012 when certain Division Memorandum reached Indanan South District (ISD). It called for the organization of Philippine Elementary School Principal’s Association (PESPA) in the district and other organization of district federation such as Classroom Teachers Association, PTCA, School Governing Council, Supreme Pupil Government, and EPP Teacher’s Association. Hence, the following PESPA Officers emerged in the Division Office thru Dr. Joel A. Alamia, Division Coordinator for Araling Panlipunan:
  1. Filomena D. Sappari - President
  2. Sitti Palman I. Mohammad - Vice President
  3. Kerwin C. Asid - Secretary
  4. Dr. Hja. Sarah Y. Hayudini - Treasurer
  5. Hji. Asaali S. Jadjulie - Auditor
  6. Nur-aisha A. Gonzales - PIO
  7. Faisal A. Kadil - Peace Officer
Board of Directors:

  1. Hja. Nalda J. Muksan
  2. Melda I. Adug
  3. Jurmainna H. Hunding
  4. Mussah A. Arabain
  5. Alyasir A. Hussam
ISD PESPA at Tagaytay International Convention Center
Hji. Asaali S. Jadjulie retired last November, 2012, so Masdida M. Sarabi, TIC would occupy the position of Auditor while Alyasir A. Hussam, should take the place of Kerwin C. Asid who transferred to Mohammad Jadjurie Elementary School, Jolo – I District last July 30, 2013.

In the election of Division Federation of PESPA, two school administrators from ISD were elected as members of the Board of Directors. They were Filomena D. Sappari and Sitti Palman I. Mohammad. Induction was conducted at ACC Bldg. of the Jolo Municipal Office where Hon. Judge Hussien U. Amin, Municiapal Mayor led the oath taking. In the oath taking, every District Supervisor/District In-Charge was cordially invited to witness the sacred induction of Sulu PESPA officers.

From April 10-12, 2013, 33rd Principals Development and National Board Conference was held at Tagaytay International Convention Center where three ISD PESPA officers were in attendance, Sitti Palman I. Mohammad, Dr. Hja. Sarah Y. Hayudini and Alyasir A. Hussam. They did not just represent ISD; rather; they brought the name of Sulu Division. It was a great recognition made by PESPA for ISD.

Up next accomplishment of ISD PESPA was the regionwide conduct of NQESH. Jolo was one of the testing centers last October, 2012. Unfortunately, two school administrators missed to fill out the registration forms for the exam. Thus, Nur-aisha A. Gonzales and Masdida M. Sarabi were out of the testing center on the day of examination. Only ten school heads plus the DIC chanced to take the NQESH.

Revitalization of Indanan Municipal School Board
Awesome NQESH result for ISD scattered all over Sulu Division. ISD got the highest number of passers divisionwide. Alhamdulillah, the DIC and four instructional leaders, Kerwin C. Asid, Hja. Nalda J. Muksan, Filomena D. Sappari and Sitti Palman I. Mohammad. Surprisingly, one of them scored in the list of ninety-niners, no less than Kerwin C. Asid, congratulations! They were given recognition by DepED-ARMM at Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City last May 6, 2013. DIC’s success in NQESH made also him to be one of the participants in the Module Development Workshop at Pinnacle Hotel, Sta. Ana St., Davao City from July 1-7, 2013.

Atty. Jamar M. Kulayan at Pasil Closing Exercises 2013
School heads’ conquest over the Municipal School Board is also the most highlighted achievement of ISD PESPA. It is formally revitalized with vivid bank account opened at Islamic Amanah Bank – Jolo Branch monthly allocated at the amount of P 15,000.00 by Hon. Saripuddin “Eddih” D. Jikiri, Municipal Mayor. Much appreciated by Hon. Atty. Jamar M. Kulayan, Regional DepED Secretary was the undying supports to the DIC shown by all school administrators of ISD. It was disclosed by the Secretary to the DIC based onhis observation during his noble presence at the Closing Exercises 2013 of two clustered graduations held at Pasil ES and Panglima Indanan Central School. In his speech at PICS, the Secretary committed to construct gym or covered court at the fa├žade of the central school where upcoming closing exercises may be hosted comfortably.

DIC at Module Development Workshop

e-Class Program Challenges School Heads

Joy Sanchez, Division Coordinator on Kindergarten urgently requested the appearance of DIC in her office prior to the arrival of Ramadhan 2013. She revealed that 4 elementary schools in Indanan South District would be recipients of e-Classroom under DepED Computerization. Every selected school will be given 6 computer units powered by only 1 CPU with 1-year free internet connection and other ICT facilities provided the school can afford to show some counterpart requirements. Confirmation of every e-Classroom recipient school was immediately needed by the e-Class Coordinator. Accordingly, the facilities and installation would be arriving after Ramadhan so long as the school would meet the requirements. In the event any school fails to produce the said requirements, all e-Class facilities will be brought back to the DepED Central Office.

Panglima Mammah ES
Except Panglima Mammah Elementary School, the rest could hardly disclose their firm decisions. TIC of Timbangan Elementary School was stunned with a reason that the entire neighborhood of Barangay Timbangan was suffering from Sulu Electric Cooperative (SULECO) disconnection caused by their unpaid electric bill worth hundred thousands. Similarly, Sitti Palman I. Mohammad former Principal of Poblacion Elementary School faced the same issues on electricity like what Timbangan experienced. Head Teacher – III of Pasil Elementary School positively assured that counterpart requirements were not burden for Pasil Elementary School. Thus, Mrs. Sanchez handed to them the guidelines for the preparation of e-Classroom Program as follows:

  1. Classroom should be 9m x 7m or approximately 63 sq. m. in floor area and should be ready to house two (1) Host PC and Six (6) Computer Terminals
  2. 4 Computer tables: two 4.8 x 0.8 meters; one 1.8 x 0.8 meters; and one 0.5 x 0.8 meters
  3.  Fifty pieces of mono chairs
  4. Two units of stand fan
  5. Sufficient lighting
  6. Window and door grills
  7. Proper electrical wirings with circuit breaker
  8. Standard electrical outlets with appropriate load capacity
  9. Electrical grounding
  10. Cables for the ceiling
  11. Mounted projector
  12. One VGA cable (15 meters) – a VGA cable is a lead used for transmitting video signals. It is most commonly used to link computers with monitors. However, it is now used on some high definition televisions.
Note: Aircon is NOT REQUIRED.

In as much as Masdida M. Sarabi is newly-designated TIC of a big school, Timbangan ES, the DIC decided to visit her school for assistance. He asked the TIC about the full details of issues and concerns of Timbangan ES in relation to the preparation for e-Classroom. Afterwards, he provided the TIC with some strategic actions to optimistically resolve the issues. After three days, Mrs. Sarabi raised her thumb up as she saw the DIC coming again to her school. She gladly informed the DIC that SULECO would be ready to reconnect electricity to every consumer’s house. Aside from it, PTCA officers and other members were busy constructing tables required by e-Class. What awesome initiative and potentials of newly-installed TIC!

Poblacion ES
Further, the DIC visited Sitti Palman I. Mohammad, ESP – I of Poblacion Elementary School where he heard pessimistic expectation from the principal concerning the realization of e-Classroom in said school. It took time for the DIC to motivate and convince the principal for the alternative courses of action that must be done. Luckily, Timbangan ES success for the preparation of e-Class counterparts gradually made Ms. Mohammad to try it in her school. Fifty percent of the preparation was almost done when she was reassigned to head Panglima Indanan Central School last July 30, 2013 and Alyasir A. Hussam, former TIC of Dayuan-Manilop Primary School took the full school leadership authority in Poblacion Elementary School. Two days ago, the TIC related to the DIC what he did in connection with the preparation for e-Class. It seemed that was very pleasant to ears as the TIC stating the full details of his efforts. He concluded that Poblacion would be now ready for the arrival of e-Class. Another fantastic TIC!
Pasil ES
Faisal A. Kadil was just installed last year to oversee Pasil Elementary School when the DIC accepted the District Turn-over made by retired Supervisor, Hji. Abdulgafor J. Madjaluddin last July 16, 2012. Regardless of his insufficient administrative experience, Mr. Kadil possessed huge optimism that everything would be possible if focused-efforts to strive for the attainment of goal would be there. With it, he was first to post at DOC some photos of his counterpart requirements for the e-Class.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bright Smile, Bright Future of Palan ES

The only elementary school of Indanan South District located between the Municipality of Talipao and Maimbung is the Palan Elementary School. Its school building rises by the roadside of Jolo-Talipao National Highway. Dr. Hja. Sarah Y. Hayudini, ESP – I is the school head who is now on leave of absence for medication; thus; her sister, Juaisa Y. Muallam, T – I is the Caretaker of the school as of today.
Palan ES during 1st School Team Visitation
Palan Elementary School is in complete elementary school status. It accommodates school children from kindergarten to Grade 6 classes. One thing that made Palan ES proud of is the intervention of the so-called Bright Smile, Bright Future Program. Grade 1 pupils of this school are recipients of some common supplies from said program such as toothbrush and tooth paste. It is a product of COLAGATE-PALMOLIVE PHILIPPINES INC.

Juaisa Y. Muallam assisting Grade 1 Adviser
Recently, Palan ES was in receipt of some boxes of supplies from Bright Smile, Bright Future Program. It contained items like toothpaste, toothbrush, flipbooks, Teacher’s Guide and one CD. Pieces of toothpaste are as many as 51 in numbers; toothbrush is 51 pieces; flipbook is a piece; Teacher’s Guide is also one; and CD is one package, too.
Grade 1 pupils raising their toothbrush

Target activity for Grade 1 is a proper way of tooth brushing. Lesson is explicitly expounded in a flipbook. Every pupil is advised to brush teeth at least three times a day. The School Caretaker, Juaisa Y. Muallam also assisted the Grade 1 Adviser in exploring the guidelines articulated in the flipbook. The Grade 1 Adviser integrates the lesson on tooth brushing in accordance with the procedures stated in the Teacher’s Guide. Likewise, viewing is also tackled in the classroom by using the CD wherein every Grade 1 learner is able to visualize the correct way of brushing the teeth with toothpaste.
Grade 1 pupils listening to the Caretaker

Source from Juaisa Y. Muallam, Caretaker

Friday, August 2, 2013

Influence: Good Deeds Power Generation

Palan ES gardeners
Everyone of us should possess the quality of INFLUENCE that makes other people see those good things we undergo in our daily life as school managers, classroom teachers or learning facilitators and as co-partners for making difference in the life of our school children. No matter how small a good thing done by our fellow mankind, every one of us must not neglect to give impression so that good deeds shall prevail in all situations of this life. In the event showing pictures of it is no longer available, verbal dissemination must still be required to be one of the subjects in our daily conversation.

As I left Palan ES yesterday, gardening activity became a part of my vocabulary till it came out of my tongue in our talks with the principal and teachers of Panglima Indanan Central School (PICS). When I was already home at night, I could not stay relaxed unless I would have to post the pictures of Palan pupils digging the soil for their garden plots.

Timbangan ES teachers at half-day IN-SET
At 12 noon today, I drove my Road Sports Honda 125 to Timbangan ES where I witnessed the TIC, Masdida M. Sarabi facilitating the half-day IN-SET for the teachers. I was given some minutes of opportunity to utter few words, "I really appreciate your accomplishment and potentials, Timbangan teachers. What awesome strategies you did in winning the sympathy of the people of the entire Barangay Timbangan to pay their unpaid electric bills in SULECO (Sulu Electric Cooperative) that made the entire neighborhood disconnected from the Cooperative! How many years they bore their decision not to have electric light in their houses rather than to pay their bills worth hundred thousand but because of your needs for the preparation of the arrival of e-Class Program in your school, they renew their decision to pay their electric bills! You are so important to them. That's really your nobility in their sight. So, protect that nobility. That's your attire to them. Do not wear that attire off. Apparently, attire implies, first and foremost, our prescribed DepED uniforms as teachers.”
District In-Charge, a witness of half-day IN-SET

I proceeded to PICS to get updates over new accomplishments of the newly-reassigned principal, Sitti Palman I. Mohammad. A distance of meters away, pupils emerged busy with their bolos and gardening tools in digging the soil for their gardening plots. Instantly, the teachers asked me to give a shot for picture taking of the pupils in their proposed plots. I put out my camera and focused them when I heard a shout. . .”Wait for me, please. I’ll get first the tarpaulin of Gulayan sa Paaralan.” I noticed it was the school principal. I concluded that Palan ES gardening hastened PICS to build their plots of garden. It’s the power of verbal dissemination and pictures of good deeds. It’s the power of INFLUENCE.

PICS gardeners
I finally parked my RS by the roadside facing Poblacion ES planning to engage with people near the vicinity of the school, a recipient of e-Class Program, too. After a while, I glimpsed Alyasir A. Hussam, TIC driving his motorcycle from his annex school, Manilop PS. He updated me about their talks with teachers in preparation for District Meet 2013 and the all-out supports of the parents for the school programs and projects. He also planned to submit communication letter to  the municipal mayor requesting financial assistance for the repair of school concrete panel.
Gardeners at the backyard of PICS

Thursday, August 1, 2013

First Day in My New School

Side view of PES facing Indanan-Parang National Highway
Early in the morning of August 1, 2013, I went to Poblacion Elementary School for my first day as school head of the said school. Before my arrival at the target destination, I passed by Dayuan Primary School, wherein I previously established an office for administrative tasks, purposely to say some words of challenge and encouragement to the pupils, parents and teachers. They were all happy to see me moving forward with shiny face having full of many new challenges, duties and responsibilities inherent to my newly-elevated position from primary schools to bigger elementary school.

1-Day IN-SET for School Heads

12 school heads of Indanan South District were given a 1-Day IN-SET at Kasambuhan Village Elementary School yesterday, July 31, 2013. Ever since, a monthly IN-SET for all school administrators has not been conducted in the district except in the school level. Thus, the District In-Charge is in hesitance to establish it as modern practice though he has observed it is essentially needed as far as instructional leadership enhancement among school leaders is concerned.

Kerwin C. Asid, ESP-I of Moh. Jadjurie ES, Jolo-I District
1-Day IN-SET emanated from a round visit done by the District In-Charge in the entire schools under his supervision. He solicited specific issues and concerns of every school in order that he would be able to provide an appropriate assistance towards making a difference. He also informed every school head that a meeting a day after tomorrow would be held at the district office. Agenda would depend on the current issues and concerns of every school. Most of the suggested agenda needed much time for its discussion; consequently; the meeting led to conduct a 1-Day IN-SET to review the following key foci:
  1. Preparation of Teaching-Learning Observation Chart (TLOC)
  2. Table of Specifications (TOS)
  3. Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (Phil-IRI)
  4. Daily Principal's Tasks (DPT)
  5. School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  6. National Competency-Based Teachers Standards (NCBTS)
  7. Cooperative Learning
  8. Instructional Supervisory Plan (ISP)
Knees and Toes Ice Breaker
The 12 school heads were grouped into 4 groups. The aforementioned topics were distributed to the 4 groups of school administrators. Expected by the District In-Charge was to have only 1 presenter from every group after collaborative efforts for the learning sessions be done. To his surprise, every member in a group was having presentation using the power point. As a result, every one of them was a listener at the same time a presenter. So, TIC was motivated to delivered some topics in front of veteran principals. Exposure among TICs was clearly evident before those long-termed experience school administrators.

Receiving envelop of transpo
All school heads were so fully concentrated to every presenter for as they realized its usefulness in their line of duties as school leaders and school managers.

"We will do this monthly, Sir" chorused by them.

The District In-Charge was so glad to reply, "In sha Allah, we will." 

"Still we will tap Dr. Mohammad E. Sahirani to lecture to us on Cooperative Learning. Anyway, he's not around in this IN-SET where he must expound the teaching strategy that he strongly suggested during the recent post conference at Timbangan Elementary School" added by the school heads.

"Of course!" the District In-Charge agreed.

At 12 high noon, participants had to take break and the District In-Charge accompanied by the Disbursing Officer, Alyasir A. Hussam led the way downtown to withdraw some amount from Landbank. He just advised the school heads to continue the session at 1 PM.

Closure time
Finally, ample closure came to follow where every participant was, in surprise, called one by one to come up front with flash from camera to receive an envelop contained P 200.00. Faces of participants looked not fasting as they moved out of the session hall way  home.