To lure more grade six students to take the Philippine Science High School National Competitive Examination, selected faculty members started on June 26 what is termed NCE caravan or school-to-school promotion of the NCE.
Values Education teacher Armin Apostol distributed NCE application forms to selected elementary and central schools in Partido on June 26 and Rinconada area on June 27.
The Camarines Norte caravan on June 28 was spearheaded by English teacher Jerry Noveno and research teacher Ferly Lovete, who went to as far as Vinzons town for said purpose.
Next week Apostol and Noveno will visit various schools in Albay, which have been feeders of scholars in the campus.
Based on the schedule, the NCE caravan will also go to the first to third districts of Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and the island provinces of Masbate and Catanduanes.
The NCE caravan is a month-long undertaking designed to invite more grade six pupils to take the NCE and make schools aware of the existence of a PSHS campus here in Goa, Camarines Sur.
Filled-out NCE application forms must be submitted on or before August 2 at the campus or provincial DOST offices.
This year’s NCE is scheduled on Sept. 28 in seven testing centers across the region.
The faculty & staff and selected students joined in the celebration of the 115th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines today.
Led by no less than Campus Director Elsie Ferrer, the group joined in the parade that started at the Partido State University grounds and ended at the Goa Sports Complex.
With the school’s employees were selected third- and fourth-year students who carried with them drum sets to provide music during the parade.
Following the parade was a program which was keynoted by Camarines Sur’s Schools Division Superintendent Gilbert Sadsad who briefly explained the features of the K-12 curriculum that has recently been signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III.
Sadsad also stressed on freedom and independence not being absolute and encouraged the crowd to get rid of selfish interests and intentions that continue to “imprison” the Filipinos.
Alongside the Independence Day celebration, the Orgulyo Kan Goa Festival was also officially launched, culminating on the town fiesta on June24.
Ninety-two new students were welcomed to the Philippine Science High School–Bicol Region Campus family during yesterday’s Orientation Program at the school’s auditorium.
This number consists of 90 grade 7 students and two lateral grade 8 student-transferees from the Naga City Science High School.
In her message, Campus Director Elsie Ferrer told the new scholars and their parents of the laborious struggles of the school from the year it was established to where it is now. She assured the parents that their children are in good hands and will be nurtured through a special science curriculum designed to shape them into becoming scientists and engineers.
Ferrer also stressed the importance of parental support to the scholars given the demanding curriculum, which is commensurate to the Department of Education’s K-12 education program, though Phil Sci graduates, she added, are expected to be in the university level once they finished their secondary education.
Following her message was the introduction of the faculty and non-teaching staff by Administrative Officer Eden Oliver for the Finance and Administrative Division personnel, Students Services Division Chief Jay Bassig for the library, dormitory, guidance, and registrar personnel, and Curriculum and Instruction Services Division Chief Arnel Bermejo for the faculty.
GPTA President and Camarines Sur Schools Division Superintendent Gilbert Sadsad delivered a testimony on the parents’ behalf, in which he described the life of being a parent of a Phil Sci student. Sadsad encouraged the parents of the new students to never lose contact time with their children especially since most of them are going to stay in the dormitory.
To lighten the program, registrar-designate Fe Balang rendered a song number that encapsulates what Phil Sci scholars can do and will be able to do in the process.
Based on the records given by Balang, the grade seven population by place of origin is as follows: Camarines Sur with 41 students; Albay, 31; Catanduanes 5, Masbate, 4; Quezon, 4; Camarines Norte, 3; and Sorsogon and Laguna both with 1.
The 92 new students are part of the total enrollment of 360.
Classes officially begin today, June 10.
“I want you to stay curious.”
Thus said by Engr. Kristine R. Tolod who was the plenary speaker during the 2nd Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus (PSHS – BRC) Science Fair held last March 15, 2013.
“Recognize that there will always be constraints and it is important that you befriend your research environment,” Tolod stated as she recalled the hardships she has encountered while she was still performing research in PSHS-BRC and how hard it has been to finish the study with limited equipment and facilities.
Now working as a petrochemical specialist in Petron, Tolod also reminded the budding researchers to go with good people “who can always create better ideas” despite challenges that they may encounter along the way.
She reminisced how she and her groupmates, which she considered as the “good people”, were able to accomplish their study, which eventually brought them to the international renewable energy conference in Yokohama, Japan.
“There are no shortcuts in achieving real growth and maturity as a researcher, “she added as she talked about the challenges she has survived while working on her study abroad alone.
“We should channel our efforts to solve the problems of the Philippines because this is where we live,” she finally stressed.
Noveno, Bellen, outstanding school paper adviser and campus journalist; PSHS-BRC wins laurels in RSSPCjeavons
Mr. Jerry M. Noveno, the Bicol Scholar adviser, prevailed as the Outstanding School Paper Adviser defeating other aspirants in the Bicol Region. He won the said award after his laudable efforts and determination that contributed to the many awards and recognitions of the school paper and his leadership and contributions to the society as well. Ma.Khryster Lee M. Bellen, on the other hand, bagged the Outstanding Campus Journalist having been a consistent contestant in copy reading and headline writing, representing the school and even the Bicol region in the national press conference for four consecutive years. Bellen will again compete in the nationals comes April 2013 in Ormoc City. She is the campus’ paper editor-in-chief. Noveno and Bellen were awarded during the Regional Secondary Press Conference II held on February 6-8, 2012 at Tabaco National High School, Tabaco City.
Jan Camille Ozaeta also won 2nd place in the photojournalism English and that automatically made her a national contestant in the said event. The campus’s school paper, The Bicol Scholar was also recognized as the Best School Paper and Best in News Page. Arab-adab, on the other hand, the Filipino school paper, landed 8th in the Best School Paper category.
Other winners in the Regional Secondary Press Conference were the: Radio Broadcasting Team (Filipino), 2nd place, Radio Broadcasting Team (English), 3rd place and Collaborative Publishing Group (English), 3rd place.
As one of the main events of this three-day camp, the pageant showcased the talents and creativity of the scholars by crafting innovative and futuristic attire, by performing a theme-based talent show and by giving science-inspired concepts and responses.
For the female category, Ma. Yzabel Angel Palma, a Grade 7 student, bagged almost all of the awards that include, Best in Production Attire and Production Number, Best in Futuristic, Miss Photogenic. She finished second-runner up. Angelica Jao, a second year student, won the Miss Talent. The Miss Sci-Camp 3rd runner up was Jaina Escultura and Shaira Batalla was the first-runner up.
Sy grabbed the following awards; Best in Production Attire and Number, Best in Futuristic and Mr. Talent. Ryan Jericho Valdoria, a second year snatched the first runner up title; Ivan Fugnit, Grade 7 got the second runner up spot and Roy Manfred Gonzaga won the third runner –up title and the Most Photogenic.
The said event was sponsored by the Science Club Officers with Ms. Glaiza Reobilo as the adviser. The pageant was also graced by the faculty and staff and the parents as well.
Philippine Science High School – Bicol Region Campus in Goa, Camarines Sur announces its vacancy for a Special Science Teacher I and Registrar I.
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Scholars, Raymond Francis Dorutheo San Antonio and Lorraine Faye Sarmiento won the second place in the 2nd Biotechnology Quiz held at the Gateway Mall on November 29, 2012. The said contest was held in celebration of National Biotechnology Week.
Forty-three (43) high schools were competing in the first elimination round where seven PSHS campuses were included. In this round, San Antonio and Sarmiento gained 86 points making them the top scorer. Ten finalists faced off for the second round where the UP Rural High School got the 1st place with a cash prize of P35,000; PSHS-BRC landed in 2nd place with P30,000 cash and PSHS-CMC as 3rd place with P20,000.
The campus’ representatives were coached by Ms. Ma. Feliciana Benita M. Eloreta and Ms. Jona Lou L. Mesia.
The said event was sponsored by the department of Agriculture BIOTECH Program Implementation Unit, The Philippine Academy of Microbiology, National Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB-Diliman and Los Banos) and the Filipino Teachers Realizing the Importance of Biotechnology Education (FILTRIBE).
(Credits: Ms. Jona Lou L. Mesia and Ms. Ma. Feliciana Benita M. Eloreta)
UPLIFT is a project of the Philippine Science High School System, in partnership with DOST-SEI and DepEd. This is a training institute for 1,530 grade 7 DepEd teachers in three disciplines: Science, Math and English. PSHS-BRC, being one of the nine sites, will cater to 180 trainees (60 for each discipline), for the duration of the program. PSHS-BRC faculty will be tapped as resource persons and facilitators.
SCHEDULE and VENUE - UPLIFT (PHASE 2)
October 27-31, 2012
Philippine Science High School - Bicol Region Campus
Tagongtong, Goa, Camarines Sur
Update on Schedule:
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PSHS-BRC snags another robotics accolade as two teams topped the Philippine Robotics Olympiad on September 5-7, 2012 at SM City North, Quezon City, earning a spot in the international competition.
Besting 82 other teams were third years comprised of Lourdes Marie Alvina, Vince Buerano and Jennelyn Zapanta. Coming in second were the seniors; Justin Daniel Belmonte, Dennis Roy Ojeda and John Angelo Manaog. These scholars competed in the robo soccer category.
Headed by Mr. Sevedeo J. Malate, the coach, the scholars will compete in the World Robotics Olympiad to be held this November in Malaysia.