San Lorenzo Elementary School

Principal:              Enydeza O Oran

 

Pupil population:        730

Number of teachers:   20

School Profile

San Lorenzo Primary School was founded in June 1994 by Mrs. Esperanza C. Pajaronand catered for kinder and grade I pupils within the subdivision of San Lorenzo Village. The school was named after San Lorenzo Village and became a complete Elementary School through a countryside  development fund of Senator Rodolfo Biazon of one million pesos, which was used to construct the first building with six classrooms. The school was inaugurated on August 19, 1994 .

San Lorenzo Elementary School is located at the heart of San Lorenzo Village,Barangay Bago Gallera, Davao City. The school site of 3,108 square meters was donated by the National Housing Authority and DABISCO Development Corporation. The majority of the residents in the village are professionals and business people with some indigent in the nearby village.

Special programs

 

School-based feeding program

Primarily, the School-Based Feeding Program (SBFP) will cover severely wasted (SW) and wasted (W) pupils from Kindergarten to Grade 6 for SY 2016-2017. At least 80% of the beneficiaries are targeted to be rehabilitated to normal nutritional status at the end of 120 feeding days.

 

Secondarily, it aims to increase classroom attendance from 85% to 100% and to improve the school children’s health and nutrition values and behavior.

 

The budget for food commodity per beneficiary is multiplied by 120 feeding days. The schools are expected to procure locally available food for the feeding program. 

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)

One of the major programs is to promote reading and literacy among the pupils and students, the "Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)" concept, a 15- to 20-minute daily activity devoted to reading a book or any reading materials available in the school.
 

A daily DEAR program (Drop Everything and Read) provides students with much more than a just-sit-there-and-read experience. It gives the teacher a structured time to touch base with each student over a period of time, assess progress, and target instruction. Even more importantly, it gives students time to read what they want to read, share what they've read, and receive the support they need for further reading explorations and reflections.

 

Grade three and four teachers have successfully implemented the Literacy Intervention Program (LIP) and Concentrated Language Encounter(CLE) with the help of big and small books.

Essential health care program

                                                          

The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Health and Nutrition Center (HNC) has been undertaking the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP) in EHCP - implementing schools nationwide. Its institutionalization in the school setting was facilitated by the issuance of DepEd Order No. 65, s. 2009 entitled, Implementation of the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP)for School Children.

To address these problems, the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP) for school children shall be institutionalized in all schools. Through this project, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste with fluoride and Deworming medicines will be provided for the conduct of daily handwashing, daily toothbrushing and bi-annual deworming of all children. These are the most cost effective, evidence-based preventive interventions to improve the health of school children in public schools and thereby, improving their academic performance.

Yes-O Club

The Department of Education (DepED), in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), establishes the Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (Yes-O) as the only recognized co-curricular environmental club or organization in the schools and consolidates all other environmental and/or ecology clubs or organizations in school with main and primary programs or projects for the environment or ecology in the said organisation.

Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) in Elementary Schools

The Student Government Program (SGP) is the Philippines' program for pupil governments in elementary schools student governments in secondary schools of the Department of Education, under the Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations. It is the foremost co-curricular student organization authorized to implement pertinent programs, projects, and activities in Philippine schools as mandated by the Department of Education.

Girl and Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP-GSP)

        

The Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) is the national Guiding association for girls and young women of the Philippines. Its mission is "to help girls and young women realize the ideals of womanhood and prepare themselves for their responsibilities in the home, and to the nation, and the world community".

 

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) is the National Scout Organization of the Philippines. Its mission is to imbue in the youth the love of God, country, and fellowmen; to train young people to become responsible leaders; and to contribute to nation-building.

 

The Scouting Movement, through the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP), is an effective program in the leadership and value formation of every child. 

AFFLIP has:

 

  1. Through the Health and Nutrition Program, provided tools and equipment for gardening which are very useful for the “Gulayan sa Paaralan” program (GSP)  community garden, maintenance in the cleanliness of school ground, and in school waste management system. The garden tools can be used in classroom instructions by integrating in their lessons in gardening for livelihood projects. The garden tools have greatly contributed to the vegetable production which supplies nutritious vegetables to the school-based feeding program ( SBFP) that caters for 50 under-nourished pupils (Grades II and VI) and 55 pupils for kinder and grade I from the private donor. The nutritional status of these beneficiaries has improved significantly and affected positively their attendance and academic performance. 
     

  2. Extended educational assistance to indigent pupils of San Lorenzo Elementary School, particularly in Talomo District, Davao City through the AFFLIP Scholarship Program. Such grants have inspired the six (6) scholars to be actively engaged in their curricular and co-curricular activities within the school, and at the district/regional level.
     

  3. Sponsored the membership of 25 boy scouts and 25 girl scouts.
     

  4. Donated Reading Materials such as Literacy books and Big books which are linked globally between the school of San Lorenzo Elementary School and South Australian Schools.
     

  5. Through the Schools Network Program connected pupils of San Lorenzo Elementary School with pupils of Clapham Primary School in South Australia. Pupils' work was exchanged which proved to be helpful and effective tools for the San Lorenzo teachers to be used in their classroom instructions. Pupils and their parents loved, enjoyed and learned a lot in reading those materials.
     

  6. Established active communication through the internet by sharing of email addresses, skype, viber etc. between the teachers of San Lorenzo Elementary School and Clapham Primary School teachers.
     

  7. Provided Professional Development to teachers through the literacy training sessions conducted by Ms. Wynn Wilkinson, Dr. Jenny Barnet and Max Greenwood.
     

  8. Provided medicines and medical equipment which are vital for the health of the pupils particularly here in San Lorenzo Elementary School.

Through the AFFLIP program the school has the capacity to compete in all activities of the District and Division level.

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