By: Teresa Pamela G. Soriano
Pisay SMC scholars proudly received their awards during the SEAMEO Science Olympiad at Penang, Malaysia.
A team of Filipino scholars from Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus emerged as the overall champion in the 1st SEAMEO Science Olympiad in Penang, Malaysia last March 5-8, 2019, bagging a total of 4 trophies, 4 medals and a science ambassador award.
The Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM) organized the said Science Olympiad which was participated by six (6) countries in Asia namely Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines.
The team composed of Linus T. Catubigan, James Charles Z. Uy, Bob Owen B. Villarin and Kyle Nathan G. Naranjo who top-scored four (4) STEM challenges with varying difficulty levels. Level 1 was an individual written assessment. Level 2 and 4 were group tasks that involve problem solving and Level 3 was an oral discussion of a Science topic. They bested 30 delegates as the team got the highest scores in the three (3) levels. Moreover, Kyle Nathan Naranjo was awarded as the Science Ambassador after getting the highest score in Level 1 written assessment.
“It was a good exposure for our scholars to be able to compete internationally with other students in the field of Science and Mathematics. We were able to measure the quality of education that we have here in the Philippines and by looking at the result, we can be at par with other countries. It was a great win for Pisay SMC and our country as well.”, said Engr. Ace Lonzaga, the team’s coach.
The 2nd SEAMEO Science Olympiad will take place on March 2021 since it is their commitment to nurture and enhance the quality of science, mathematics and technology education in SEAMEO member countries.
By: Angelica Seguerra
Justine Arao-arao, Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio together with their coach, Engr. Gian Karlo Sam receives their award as 1st placer in the National High School Investigatory Contest during the Kapnayan 2019.
Four students from Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC) won first place in two major events in the recently concluded Kapnayan 2019 held in U.P. Los Banos, Laguna last January 14-19, 2019.
Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, Kenji Olor and Gene Khyle Galvez bested 14 other teams for the National High School Chemistry Quiz Contest. PSHS-Main Campus Team A and PSHS-Cagayan Valley Campus trailed second and third, respectively. “It was a close match, SMC has only 5 points lead from the 2nd place,” said Engr. Gian Karlo Sam, the students’ coach.
In a different event, Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, and Justine G. Arao-arao also won first place for the National High School Science Investigatory Project Contest. The contest focuses on the exhibition of inherent talent among the youth in terms of scientific research and academic writing. Out of the multiple investigatory projects submitted by different public and private high schools in the country, only four projects were shortlisted for the closed-door presentation.
Lorems Yrol Pedeglorio, Kenji Olor and Gene Khyle Galvez poses with the organizers after bagging the 1st place in the National High School Chemistry Quiz Contest.
Kapnayan is the 15th Chemistry Fair spearheaded by UPLB Chemical Society. This year’s theme was “Sustainable Development Through Advancement in Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy”. This activity is held every three years. PSHS-SMC had a back-to-back win for the Chemistry Quiz Contest after winning in Kapnayan 2016.
By: Teresa Pamela G. Soriano
SMC Faculty and Staff and invited guests during the ISO 9001:2015 Awarding Ceremony at the Apo View Hotel
The Philippine Science High School Southern Mindanao Campus was formally awarded its ISO 9001:2015 Certification on January 19, 2019 at the Apo View Hotel after a 2-day intensive evaluation on the agency’s Quality Management System by the AJA Registrars/SOCOTEC Certification International.
The ISO certification is a testament of PSHS-SMC’s strong commitment in providing relevant secondary education with emphasis on Science, Technology and Mathematics. With the certification, the agency commits to improve continually, plans actions on addressing risks and opportunities and consistently provide services that comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.
“Being ISO-certified only means our QMS has been found to be appropriate and effective but the real work is to implement it religiously”, Campus Director Ms. Delia C. Legaspino said during the awarding ceremony.
Members of the Management Committee receives the ISO certificate from Ms. Laarnie Narido, AJA Registrars representative.
The certificate was awarded by Ms. Laarnie Narido, a representative from the AJA Registrars and the awarding ceremony was graced by the Faculty and Staff of PSHS-SMC, former SMC Director, Dr. Rosita V. Fundador, former SMC faculty, Ms. Teopista Z. Villanaba, DOST XI Assistant Regional Director, Ms. Elsie Solidum, PSHS SMC Foundation Inc. President, Atty. Maria Lourdes Estrellado, PTA President, Ms. Sharon Montebon and representatives from the Student Government, Jorrico Suelto and Louise Bernadine Decio.
PSHS-SMC completed the 2 stages of the third-party certification body in October after all the components of the QMS were met.
Hon. FORTUNATO DELA PEÑA, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology and Chair of the PSHS System Board of Trustees, announces the names of the successful qualifiers to the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) Search for Scholars for 2019. Of the 32,651 applicants, 1,470* examinees successfully hurdled the one-step screening administered on October 2018.
The qualifiers have to IMMEDIATELY contact the Registrar or the Campus Director of the PSHS Campus they are qualified to enroll, or visit www.pshs.edu.ph or www.dost.gov.ph for more information on early enrolment. Deadline for slot confirmation/ reservation of principal qualifiers is on January 31, 2019 for Main Campus qualifiers, and on February 18, 2019 for regional campus qualifiers. Specific schedule of other enrolment activities shall be announced by the respective campuses. Alternate Qualifiers will be called starting February 19, 2019.
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Extension of Deadline for the Submission of 2018 PSHSS NCE Application(SMC ,Davao Campus not Included)
Due to work suspension, as precaution to the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, the deadline for the submission of 2018 PSHS System NCE Application have been extended until September 21, 2018 (Friday), at 5:30 P.M., for the following campuses:
PSHS Main Campus
PSHS Ilocos Region Campus
PSHS Cagayan Valley Campus
PSHS Cordillera Administrative Region Campus
PSHS Bicol Region Campus
PSHS MIMAROPA Region Campus
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by Maria Theresa O. Tenchavez
Twenty-four personnel,(9 males and 15 females), participated in the Deepening Course in Gender Analysis and in GAD Planning and Budgeting which was held at the Seda Abreeza Hotel-Davao last June 25 to 27, 2018. Dr. Blesshe L. Querijero of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of the Philippines-Los Banos,and GAD Consultant/GAD Resource Pool Member of the Philippine Commission of Women, served as the resource speaker during the activity.
Among key topics discussed were gender analysis (GA); various GA tools such as the Harmonized Gender Development Guidelines (HGDG), Project Implementation, Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation (PIMME), and Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF); GAD Planning; and the GAD Budget.