Philippine Science High School SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus

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Philippine Science High School - SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus
PSHS - SRC Logo
Opened June 17, 2013
School type Public Specialized High School
Affiliation Department of Science and Technology
Campus Director Dr. Chuchi P. Garganera
Students 228 (Academic Year 2015-2016)
Faculty 30
Location Brgy. Paraiso, Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Nickname PISAY - SRC
School Paper Pisay Scholar and Pisay Iskolar
Admission PSHS National Competitive Examination
Website src.pshs.edu.ph

Philippine Science High School - SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus (PSHS-SRC), situated at Brgy. Paraiso, Koronadal City, is the 12th campus of the Philippine Science High School System which admits and grants scholarships to students who are gifted in science and mathematics. Admission to this campus is by passing the National Competitive Examination organized and conducted by the PSHS System annually and only Filipino citizens are qualified to attend. Most of the scholars are from SOCCSKSARGEN which covers the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat. It also covers General Santos City, Cotabato City and some neighboring places. The PSHS-SRC formally opened on June 17, 2013 with 52 Grade 7 scholars comprising as the pioneering batch. As of today, there are 228 scholars in the campus, 52 Grade 9 students, 87 Grade 8 students, and 89 Grade 7 students. [1]

History[edit]

Philippine Science High School System History[edit]

The first Philippine Science High School was established in Diliman, Quezon City under Republic Act No. 3661, known as the PSHS Charter. The school opened on 5 September 1964 at a rented building owned by the Philippine Government Employees Association along Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. It was only in 1970 that the school moved to its present campus along Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City. In 1997, the PSHS System Law (R.A. 8496) was signed by President Fidel V. Ramos. It established the PSHS System and unified all the existing campuses into a single system of governance and management. In 2001, the PSHS System Law was further amended by R.A. No. 9036 consolidating the power and authority over all PSHS System campuses into a single Board of Trustees to ensure uniform policy coordination, standards and management.

The PSHS - SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus[edit]

PSHS-SRC was founded on February 3, 2012 by virtue of BOT Resolution No. 2012-02-04 to ensure optimum distribution of opportunities for Science & Technology-gifted in Region XII and neighboring areas. The campus formally opened on June 17, 2013 with a pioneering batch consisting 52 Filipino scholars. Since its inception, it remained true to its mandate of honing its scholars towards holistic growth - offering quality education that is humanistic in spirit, global in perspective, and patriotic in orientation. Since 2013 to present, SRC has been under the tutelage of Dr. Chuchi P. Garganera, Campus Director.

Admission[edit]

Grade 6 students who belong to the top 10% of the class or must have special aptitude in Science & Mathematics must take and perform well in the NCE, the admission test of the Philippine Science High School System, also indicating their interest in the SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus. PSHS-SRC students are exposed to a special science curriculum that aims to develop a passion for learning and to inspire the scholars to choose careers in science and technology. The curriculum is enriched with generally advance subjects in science, mathematics and technology allowing them to optimize their intellectual skills. This is balanced by a rich humanities subjects to develop a holistic individual.

National Competitive Examination[edit]

Admission to the PSHS System is through the PSHS System National Competitive Examination (PSHS-NCE). The screening consists of tests in Verbal, Abstract Reasoning, Science and Mathematics. To be eligible for admission, applicants must be Filipino students who must belong to the top 10% of the graduating class or must have special aptitude in science and math. The top 90 scholars from the region are admitted as scholars.

Administration[edit]

Office of the Campus Director[edit]

The Campus Director provides leadership as the overall head of each of their respective campuses. They develop plans to advance the school’s mission and objectives, as well as to oversee the different operations of the various school divisions.

Curriculum & Instruction Services Division[edit]

The Curriculum and Instructional Services Division gives a broad range of programs to help students reach their maximum potential and truly exhibit values of PISAY – Patriotism, Integrity, Service, Academic Excellence, and Youth Leadership.

Finance & Administrative Division[edit]

The Finance and Administration Division is responsible for providing financial and administrative support to the whole school system. Among these include budgeting and accounting, as well as procurement and contracting of goods and services.

Student Services Division[edit]

The Student Services Division handles the different branches of the school in charge of rendering suitable services and benefits, as well as providing for its students and their welfare. [2]

Education[edit]

Special Curriculum[edit]

The PSHS-SRC follows the same special curriculum prescribed and designated by the Philippine Science High School System. The names of each section in each grade level correspond to a theme based on the major subject offered in that particular grade level. (Earth Science for Grade 7, Biology for Grade 8, and Chemistry for Grade 9) [3]

Grade 7- Sapphire students for SY 2014-2015
Grade 7- Ruby students for SY 2014-2015
Grade 7- Diamond students for SY 2014-2015

Grade 7 (Gemstones)[edit]


Grade 8- Acacia students for SY 2014-2015
Grade 8- Narra students for SY 2014-2015

Grade 8 (Philippine Trees)[edit]

Grade 9[edit]

Academic Grading System[edit]

Grades are reported in terms of the stanine. 1.00 is the highest grade while 5.00 is a failing mark. 2.50 is the passing grade and any grade lower than this is termed substandard. The student's current standing for a subject is calculated by adding 1/3 of the previous quarter's grade and 2/3 of the tentative grade of the quarter. The general weighted average (GWA) of the student should be 2.25 or better to be in good standing.

Stanine[edit]

Grade Percentage Range Equivalent Range Description
1.00 96 - 100 98 - 100 Excellent
1.25 90 - 95 95 - 97 Very Good
1.50 84 - 89 92 - 94 Very Good
1.75 78 - 83 89 - 91 Good
2.00 72 - 77 86 - 88 Good
2.25 66 - 71 83 - 85 Satisfactory
2.50 60 - 65 80 - 82 Satisfactory
2.75 55 - 59 77 - 79 Unsatisfactory
3.00 50 - 54 74 - 76 Unsatisfactory
4.00 40 - 49 70 - 73 Conditional Failure
5.00 Below 40 Below 70 Failed

Note: The percentage range is used in actual computations of grades while the equivalent range is used in translating the grades for use outside of the system (e.g. application to colleges/universities).

Director's List[edit]

Every quarter, students who garner a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.50 or better are included in an honor roll known as the Director's List.

Student Services and Facilities[edit]

True to its mission and vision, all scholars may avail themselves of various facilities and services that the campus offers. Student services include:

  1. Residence Halls,
  2. Library,
  3. Cafeteria/Canteen,
  4. Computer Laboratory,
  5. Integral Science Laboratory,
  6. Guidance Office,
  7. Clinic,

Student Life[edit]

As each scholar spends his or her high school life in this institution, they also have the privilege to participate in the school's activities and events prescribed by the school to help them progress not only in their academic life but also towards their social and physical world.

The Tunog System[edit]

In order to develop the bond and unity among scholars, the PSHS-SRC implemented the 'Tunog' System which is set to anchor any school activity this school year 2014-2015. The implementation of this system aims for six (6) aspects: Academic mentoring; Peer counseling to provide emotional support; Monitoring of overall student performances; Sports events for leisure and physical fitness; Musical, theatrical and cultural events and promotion; and, Maintenance of cleanliness and orderliness.

The system consists of six tunog which includes:

  1. Debakan
  2. Agong
  3. Kudyapi
  4. Gangza
  5. Kulintang
  6. Kubing

Each tunog is composed of members from the students, faculty, and staff led by the Datu, Waiír and Raja Tagasulat. The names were derived from the balangay system of the first settlers in the Philippines to reflect patriotism in the Filipinos'cultural ways and to live our the core values of the Philippine Science High School System. "The main purposes of the tunog system are to enhance the social interaction between the teachers and the students of different grade levels and to help every student in each tunog with their academic studies. I hope that it will fully prosper for years and will effectively serve its purpose," said Jhona Cresila Quezada, the schools' Student Services Division chief.[4]

Alternative Learning Activities (ALA)[edit]

  • PRISM (Pisay's Reliable Institute for Science and Mathematics), MathSci Club
  • The Environmentalists' Club
  • The Sports Club (PISAY)
  • The Conversationalists and Debaters Club
  • Outreach Committee/Theater Club

The Supreme Student Government (SSG)[edit]

The SSG is the official student body of the campus which is headministered by the SSG President.

School Publications (Pisay Scholar and Pisay Iskolar)[edit]

The school annually produces two publications that allows the scholars the optimum opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions freely. PISAY SCHOLAR is the PSHS-SRC's official publication in English. PISAY ISKOLAR, on the other hand, is the official publication in Filipino. Both publications provide a good training ground for scholars in the field of journalism as reporting, layout, design, editing, and final production are done by the students under the supervision of a faculty adviser. In 2014, the Pisay Iskolar was awarded the Best School Paper for Filipino in Region 12 during the Regional Schools Press Conference..

Hymns[edit]

Himig DOST PSHS Hymn
English Version
PSHS Hymn
Tagalog Version

Dumating na ang bagong pag-asa
Ng ating bansang sinisinta
Ang DOST ay sumilang na
Lingkod ng bayan sa t'wina

Pagtuklas ng bagong karunungan
Sa iba't ibang uring agham
Ang mithii'y kasaganaan at kaunlaran
Ng ating Lipunan

Ibandila ang kanyang sagisag
Ya'y tanda ng pagsisikap
Pagtupad ng 'ting pangarap ay biyayang malalasap
Magpugay tayo ng sabay-sabay

Mabuhay, mabuhay, ang DOST
Ang siyensiya'y sandigan ng maunlad na bayan
Layuni'y dakila at maipagkakapuri
Magkaisa ng dalangin para sa inang bayan

Mabuhay, mabuhay, ang DOST
Ang siyensiya'y sandigan ng maunlad na bayan
Layuni'y dakila at maipagkakapuri
Magkaisa ng dalangin para sa inang bayan

Philippine Science High,
Thou stands above with thy thoughts that lift,
And fit all thy sons with wings,
To lend us flight in the sowing of our gifts

Oh, Philippine Science High,
Thy wisdom arms our youth,
As we reach for our dreams
As we strive for our goals,
As we search for the untarnished truth.

Philippine Science High,
The PSHS in us will grow,
And go as we wander o'er,
The crests and troughs of the sea of life that flows,

Oh, Philippine Science High,
Thy light our beacon be,
In our path to the world,
In our fight for our right,
In pursuit of the glorious thee.

Philippine Science High
Patuloy mong itinataas
Kaming 'yung mga anak
Sa paglinang ng aming kakayahan

Oh, Philippine Science High
Dunong mo'y patnubay
Sa mga pangarap, sa aming hinahangad
Na katotohanang lantay

Philippine Science High
Sa aming puso'y lumalago
At sa'n man magtungo
Magpapatuloy sa dagat ng buhay

Oh, Philippine Science High
Liwanag mo'y tanglaw
Sa amin ay gabay, sa landas ng buhay
Sa dakilang minimithi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Scientist Encouraged PSHS Students to Engage in Scientific Research". Pshs.edu.ph. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Administration | PSHS Main Campus". Mc.pshs.edu.ph. 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  3. ^ "PSHS 6-Year Curriculum Subject Matrix". Pshs.edu.ph. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  4. ^ Fornan, Glydel. (2014, June-November). Tunog System rings for scholars. Pisay Scholar, p. A2.