Castleson High

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Castleson High
Castleson High Logo.jpg
City Heights Subd.
Bacolod City, Philippines Philippines
Coordinates 10°40′25″N 122°57′58″E / 10.67361°N 122.96611°E / 10.67361; 122.96611Coordinates: 10°40′25″N 122°57′58″E / 10.67361°N 122.96611°E / 10.67361; 122.96611
Type Private
Motto Thinkers and Leaders of Tomorrow
Established 1995
Number of students 100
Campus Urban, 2 hectares combine all branches: City Heights & Victorias Campuses
Color(s) Green and White          
Athletics NOPSSCEA Sports
Affiliation NOPSSCEA, Department of Education (Philippines)

Castleson High is a high school institution established in 1995. Informally referred to by its acronym "CH", it is a private, non-sectarian, educational institution located in City Heights, 5 kilometers south of Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province and Victorias City, 34 kilometers north of Bacolod City in the Philippines. High school enrollment at both of these locations is close to 100 students. Its major feeder elementary schools come from Jack and Jill School branches and other local schools. At the City Heights location, the Sidera Special Child Center mainstreams its high school students at Castleson High.

It is one of the few institutions in the country where Karate is part of the school curriculum; Karate is included in physical education class all year round.


Cecilia del Castillo-Lopez chose the name “Castleson” in honor of her father and the del Castillo name (i.e., del Castillo and sons).

Castleson High was founded by Cecilia del Castillo-Lopez as a high school in 1995 wherein 16 students (15 boys & 1 girl) in Homesite under Rhazel Estelloso and 11 students (6 boys & 5 girls) in City Heights Subd. under Ronald Loreto as pioneer classes. In the next year, Castleson High Schools in Homesite and City Heights were merged to become one school located in City Heights' new high school facility. By 2001, Castleson High in Victorias was established. A recent addition in City Heights was the Speech and Language Clinic which opened in 2008. Throughout Jack & Jill School's history, other branches in Airport, La Granja, Paglaum, and La Carlota were also opened and later closed.

In 1980, JJS/Castleson Schools Inc was established to incorporate and organize several schools under one administration. Today, Jack & Jill School, Sidera Special Child Center, and Castleson High which are operated in Bacolod City and Victorias City fall under the purview of one administration.


Cecilia del Castillo-Lopez continues to oversee the schools' financial affairs. Her daughter serves as President while her grandson serves as Vice-President of Finance and Administration. The Director of Academic Affairs oversees all schools and provides support in terms of curriculum and resources. School year 2010-11 marks the transitional year when Mrs. Lopez relinquished the decision-making tasks to the president and the current director.

Student life[edit]

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Type Student publication
Format Magazine, Newsletter
Owner(s) Gazette Editorial Staff
Staff writers from 20-25 (excluding contributors)
Founded School Year 1995
Language English and Filipino
Headquarters Journalism Office, Castleson High, Bacolod City
Circulation School-wide

Castleson Gazette[edit]

The official school publication is called Castleson Gazette established in 1995. Like its elementary school affiliate Up The Hill, it is published twice a year. Issues one to five were in tabloid format while in 2000, the format changed to Newsletter following the standard set by Department of Education (Philippines). The editors are member of Department of Education DepED Editors Guild of the Philippines.

Department of Education (Philippines) DepED achievers in Division, Regional, National Schools Press Conferences, Golden Pen Awards & Panay News Writing Competition.

Victory at NSPC by Sofia Isabelle Ortiz Grade 6-Batch 2008

Team JJS/Castleson Karate Dojo
Karate Dojo, Bacolod City, Philippines
Karate Dojo, Bacolod City, Philippines
Also known as Super Karate Kids of Bacolod City (空手道)
Date founded S.Y. 1995
Country of origin from Japan Japan to Philippines Philippines
Founder Randy Mengullo, sensei
Arts taught Karatedo - WKF rules
Ancestor schools Red Bull Karate Club 43


Team JJS/Castleson[2] is the home of Super Karate Kids in the country was initiated by sensei Randy Mengullo and sensei Elan Delfin,[3]Sandan and Nidan Blackbelts in karate-do who garnered medals in many karatedo championships and athletic meet of different schools and karate organizations in the Philippines.[4][5] Karate is part of its curriculum[6] wherein students from Grades 1-6 (Elementary) up to high school (grades 7-10) are required to join the training as part of their Physical Education (P.E.) activity for the whole year round at the JJS Karate Dojo.[7] JJS/Castleson adapt Shotokan and Wado-ryu styles, member of Philippine Karatedo Federation the governing body of sport karate in the country. Official training center of Milo Sports Clinic.[8][9][10][11]

Castleson High is a member of Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA), where it fields team in many events. It was also a founding member of Negros Occidental Karatedo Federation (NOKAF)[12] in the 1990s. Aside from NOPSSCEA, the JJS/Castleson Karatedo Team participates in the Philippine Karatedo Federation[13] National Championship, Mayor Evelio Leonardia Cup,[14] the Ang Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Youth Games, Philippine Olympic Festival,[15] UMA-ONEBA Presidential Cup,[16] Philippine Sports Commission Tournaments and athletic meet of different schools in the Philippines.[5][17]

Notable practitioners[edit]

Karatedo Achievers
  • Richmond Regalado
  • Carlos Hilado
  • Joebert Jabelosa
  • Ryan Gino-o
  • Joemar Villagracia
  • Nick Michael Sy
  • Celestino Araneta
  • Janlee Casquejo
  • Kimberly Fanega
  • Cymil Jay Esacaran
  • John Lander Corpuz
  • Ian Kee
  • Benedict John Briones
  • Dardy de Jose

See also[edit]

External links[edit]



  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ POF and PKF National Karatedo Winners,Team Jack & Jill School Archived February 13, 2009, on Wayback Machine., 2007
  3. ^ NOKAF Officers, Sunstar, 07-07-2004 edition
  4. ^ JJS Karatedo rules NOPSSCEA events, Viasayan Daily Star, 2008
  5. ^ a b c POF-Visayas,Visayas Champion, 2nd POF 2007
  6. ^ Life Lessons from Karate,Sunday Inquirer Magazine, December 14, 2008
  7. ^ JJS Karate Dojo,JJS Karate Kids, front page of Sunstar newspaper, 2006
  8. ^ Like a Champ,Junior Inquirer, January 20, 2008 Edition
  9. ^ Official Training Center,[2005 and 2006 MILO-AAK Karatedo Summer Sports Clinic], Summer of 2005 and 2006
  10. ^ 2008 NOPSSCEA Opening Ceremony,[NOPSSCEA Newsletter], September 2008 Edition
  11. ^ Lessons learned in our Karate Class, [Up The Hill], 1st Semester Issue of 2006
  12. ^ a b POF-Visayas Qualifying Games,NOKAF standouts shine[permanent dead link], Visayan Daily Star September 17, 2007 edition
  13. ^ 2nd POF Visayas,Philippine Olympic Festival Official Website, POF 2007 edition
  14. ^ Mayor's Cup,Daily Star, November 28, 2006
  15. ^ POF Karatedo National Winners,2nd Philippine Olympic Festival, 2007 National Championship in Manila
  16. ^ JJS karatedo team overall champ,Viasayan Daily Star, October 4, 2005
  17. ^ NOPSSCEA Winning Schools,NOPSSCEA Website, 2008
  18. ^ JJS karatekas off to regional tourney,Visayan Daily Star, March 12, 2009 edition
  19. ^ Regional winners,Sunstar, March 09, 2004 edition
  20. ^ JJS off to national championship,Sunstar, November 12, 2007 edition
  21. ^ JJS karatekas shine in nat'l karatedo tourney,Daily Star, May 15, 2009 edition
  22. ^ Jack and Jill karatekas reign in La Carlota,Daily Star, May 06, 2010 edition
  23. ^ Jack and Jill karatekas Top Karatedo Tourney,Daily Star, October 09, 2012 edition