In keeping with DepEd’s mandate for all public and private educational institutions in the country to go back to the normal pre-pandemic in-person method of teaching starting November of 2022, classes in all CDN branches are already being done face to face with Casans in physical attendance inside the classrooms.

Students are required to wear medical grade face masks while inside the campus as part of the health protocols to avoid resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

However, health and sanitation protocols have been put in place for the protection of all stakeholders. Modifications have also been instituted such as reduced number of students per class to practice social distancing. All CDN branches strictly follow the government’s recommended health and safety measures to avoid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

After being checked at the Triage, students proceed in an orderly fashion to their classrooms.

So far, operations in all CDN branches have maintained a safe and healthy status.

Casa del Niño ContinuesTradition of Excellence Through SciMath Month Celebration 2021

Based on a report submitted by Mr. Vincent Bryan Quilapio Reyes, Math Teacher.

From September 20 to 24, 2021, Casa del Niño Science High School celebrated its

Science-Mathematics Month Celebration, proof that the institution continues the delivery of Excellence amid Adversity.

Veering away from the prescribed theme, CDNSHS proposed its own, to wit: Scientific and Mathematical Literacy for the Modern World: The Catalysts in Reinventing the Future

The Sci-Math Month, organized and managed by both Science and Mathematics Department, is an annual undertaking that aims to promote the significance of scientific and mathematical knowledge in different aspects of life.

In this new normal education, the departments came up with an alternative idea to celebrate this by having online and interactive contested activities instead of the usual traditional face to face activities. The activities aimed to encourage the students to showcase their intellectual capability, talents, and creativity that boosted and developed their self-confidence.

Moreover, the event provided the students with a holistic understanding and awareness of the significant roles of Science and Mathematics in building a brighter and stronger nation for the future generations.

The Sci-Math Month celebration aimed to:

  • promote strong scientific and mathematical literacy and background to the students;
  • raise the level of consciousness and participation of the students in different scientific and mathematical activities; and
  • sustain efforts in developing a useful understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts that the students can use in the future.

The celebration of SciMath Month this year is proof of the resilience of the school and its single-minded mission to continue the delivery of quality education despite the ongoing pandemic.


FNet technician adjusts the communications tower of CDN Calamba to improve its signal for their Online classes.

Despite the obstacles presented by the global pandemic, Casa del Niño Schools System, Inc. branches carried on with the system’s usual aplomb and began online classes albeit on different dates as allowed by DepEd.

Leading the pack, CDN Ilagan branch activated its digital classes as scheduled on July 27 being permitted by DepEd to do so upon confirmation of their readiness to commence with ExCEL (Expanded Casan E Learning) as its own brand of Distance Learning program.

Ms. Prijuna Leonin of CDN Roxas teaches Science classes.

Following the Ilagan campus, both Roxas and Binan branches opened on August 3 then the Phase 6 Elementary campus started its online classes on August 10.

Tr. Khamille Korsie Gangan of the Pre-Elementary Department guides her preschoolers in their digital work.

Some branches had to reschedule their opening of classes as ordered by DepEd upon the recommendation of IATF and the respective LGU’s such as CDN Sta Rosa which opened on August 24. 

Dr. Rose Alejo teaches English classes concurrent to her new role as CDN Sta Rosa Branch Administrator

Both CDN Ciudad de Calamba and CDN Science High School started their orientation for parents and students on August 10 but classes in both campuses begun on September 1.    As of today, all branches are operating online classes and Casans are benefitting from this innovative system of learning with ExCEL.

Ms. Mennie Aquino of CDN Science High School continues with her TLE classes online.

In particular, the Science High School Department opening was delayed because it had to secure endorsement from DepEd in using Modular, Online and Blended Learning Modes which were included in the school’s Learning Continuity Plan which also considered health protocols according to High School Principal Mr. Herbert San Pedro.

Mr. Benjie Aprecio of the Math Department mentors his CDN Science High School students online.

Anticipating that teachers might feel daunted by the overwhelming challenges of the innovative system of learning, School President Dr. Rosario Acierto encouraged the employees to be patient, work closely together for the good of the learners and trust in the new educational method stating that, “This is not the time to question, argue or look for loopholes in the system.” She further stimulated them by means of Ilagan branch as an example saying that  “It took at least two weeks for the branch to settle down,” so there was no need to be disheartened by glitches and obstacles because that is to be expected specially with new systems such as Online Learning.

The School President also said to expect some negative comments especially from some parents because not everyone can be pleased right away but that in time, they will learn to appreciate what is being done as was the case in our Ilagan branch.

In parting, Dr. Acierto stated “Teachers, I advise you to continue giving your best. Work for the glory of God and be inspired by the fact that the school management is doing its best to maintain the dignity of CDNSSI, the school known for quality education and dedication. Be blessed.

As expected, the system had a difficult time initiating ExCEL in the beginning but as of today, the program is running smoothly in all branches although, expectedly, some aspects are still being smoothed out.  With everybody’s collaboration and the usual Casan teamwork, the organization will perfect the online learning procedures and carry on with its mission to continuously provide quality education in this new era of Digital Education. 


CDN Chief Executive Officer FARAH ACIERTO-CABANBAN updates parents on Graduation and SY 2020-2021 Enrolment concerns.

In a letter addressed to CDN Parents, Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban, CDNSSI CEO relayed some updates for their guidance regarding ceremonies and enrolment procedures.Here are salient points contained in said letter which will be sent to CDN parents soon.

The institution hopes that despite the Pandemic, the education of Casans will continue without hindrance this coming School Year 2020-2021 delivering the same quality and standard albeit in a different manner.

20 Casans Among Topnotchers in Aptitude Test Administered by Center for Educational Measurement, Inc.

Last February 2020, the Center for Educational Management, Inc.  administered a test to measure the aptitude of Filipino students in English, Mathematics and Science across several schools in the country.  Among those who took the examinations, 20 Casans were included in the top rung, garnering an average of 99 and above.

The Casans who got the top scores in the exams were:

Grade 7 :  Lei Dacanay (English – 99), Edward del Rosario (Math – 99+, Science – 99), Margaux Granados (English – 99+), Krish Nuqui (English – 99), Simone Rosayaga (Math – 99), Sean Salaguinto (Science – 99+),

Grade 8 :  Daniel Eduardo ( English – 99+, Math – 99, Science – 99), Erin Villareal ( English – 99+)

Grade 9 :  Zoe Bonto ( English – 99), Paul Lakampuenga ( English – 99+), Zoe Nebres ( English – 99), Kathryn Salvador ( English – 99), Jomari Sandico (English – 99, Science – 99)

Grade 10 :  Sam Bojeador ( Science – 99), JM Enriquez (Science – 99), Glenn Felix (English -99), Eureka Lapuebla ( Math  – 99), Jhulliane Pineda ( Math – 99), Julia Valdez ( English – 99, Science – 99+), Garette Vitug (Science – 99)

CDNSSI President Rosario Acierto lauded the achieving Casans as continuing testaments to the academic excellence produced by the institution through the years and congratulated their parents and teachers for successfully  partnering in the development of these young minds.


Being a champion in one’s field of interest while being a good student in school may be a difficult balancing act to accomplish but four Casans, aside from a few others, have proven that it can be done through single-mindedness, diligence and perseverance.  Angela Meygan Muramatsu and Andrew Angelo Obsequio were proclaimed top athletes in Volleyball and Taekwondo, respectively while Daniel Aiken Eduardo and Calista Joie Bautista took the top spots in a Science-Mathematics Challenge involving schools from NCR and Region 4.  Being awarded medals and trophies has brought honor to the school, but more importantly, their training has built in them the value of hard work, patience and persistence.

In the League of Southern Manila Schools held in Brent International School (Laguna Campus),  the CDN Volleyball girls coached by Janine Biay and captained by Angela Muramatsu beat all their competitors on their way to being hailed the champion of said league.  Angela was also proclaimed the Most Valuable Player of the League and part of the Mythical 6. “Training 3 nights a week and going home late has made it difficult for me to do homework and accomplish certain projects but this situation has pushed me to strive harder to do better in class,” says Angela, a Grade 9 honour student who has consistently ranked among the top students since Grade 7.

Andrew Obsequio, on the other hand, competed in a field of more than 900 players from 105 schools on his way to the top of the 2019 Region 4A Inter-school Taekwondo Championship held earlier in October at the Laguna Sports Complex where he was declared Champion in his division.   Andrew says that discipline is essential and further developed in Taekwondo and attributes his training to the improvement of his character.  He counts humility among the values he has acquired through his sport saying, “I am now able to accept my failures as a strengthening factor and be humble in victory unlike previously.”  Andrew is coached by Fidel Cunanan as part of the Red Dragon Team.

In the meantime, Daniel Aiken Eduardo has been receiving Gold Medals in Math contests and other academic pursuits since his freshman years.  His coaches for the 11th Sci-Math Challenge commented on his excellent study habits and independent ways:  “I only give him the topics or coverage of certain contests and then he researches independently,” says  Mr. Benjamin Aprecio who added that “Daniel studies on his own and he likes it that way instead of being spoon fed.  He comes well prepared during trainings and does not neglect his academic responsibilities despite our hectic sessions.”  His other coach, Mr. Vincent Reyes remarks ,    “He does not stress himself with his studies but has managed to be number 1 in his grade level despite the additional load of preparing for contests.  He takes things easy but delivers remarkably well.”

Calista Joie Bautista is another student who got the top prize in her category during the Sci-Math Challenge with the help of her coach, Ms. Mace Cauilan who says that “CJ is open-minded and accepts suggestions and ideas from others which makes it easier to coach her.  She gives more than what is expected of her. “   CJ says that discipline is what keeps her going, always finishing what she starts despite difficulties.  Although her training sessions are gruelling, she says that , “Through the sessions with my coach, I get advanced lessons and additional knowledge which help me make intelligent discussions in class.”  She adds that training has improved her character, keeping her humble even after achieving something precious.  Despite being an achiever, she has remained modest, saying  that her accomplishments make her proud of herself but reminders from her parents and teachers have kept her grounded at the same time.

The four victorious Casans agree that time management and hard work help them navigate their way through their training schedules and academic studies.    Aside from bringing honour to the school and their individual families, they also believe that what they are doing today is preparing them for the future.  Angela Muramatsu says that she will seek a volleyball scholarship to help finance her college studies.  Andrew Obsequio sees himself making a career in Taekwondo someday while both CJ Bautista and Daniel Eduardo will take college courses related to Science and Mathematics, fields that they both excel in. 

Constant reminders that “The End of Education is Character” abound in this school which gives premium to Values Formation and Character Building not only for champions but also for regular students. Casa del Nino officials pride themselves not only in helping develop the minds and bodies of the students but also in nurturing their character and values by instilling good habits, discipline and hard work to achieve their ambitions and goals for the future.


For the second straight year, Casans clinched the 1st Runner-Up spot in the De La Salle University Laguna Campus-sponsorred Sci-Math Interchool Challenge held last Saturday,  12 October 2019.

The CDN representatives pose with their trophy after being declared 1st runner-up at the SCI MATH challenge.

It was a virtual repeat of the previous year’s competition with the same schools taking the same rankings:  CHAMPION:  De La Salle Integrated School, Lipa Campus;  1st RUNNER-UP: Casa del Niño Science High School;  2nd RUNNER-UP: Manila Science High School.

27 schools from the National Capital Region and Southern Tagalog participated in the annual contest with the theme: “Science for the People: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development”

The following Casans contributed to the victorious campaign in these categories:

SCI-MATH ROOM ESCAPE (Coached by Vincent Bryan Reyes)

Simone Toira Rosayaga (7 Descartes)

Daniel Aiken Eduardo (8 Arber)

Paul Jericko Cawili (9 Boyle)

Arjay Pangilinan (9 Boyle)

Angela Meygan Muramatsu (9 Boyle)

Sam Elijah Bojeador (10 Hertz)

Glenn Royce Felix (10 Hertz)

Leo Angelo Reyes (10 Hertz)

SCI-MATH QUIZ BEE (Coached by Benjamin Aprecio, Vinvent Bryan Reyes & Dienel Manipol)

Jhullianne Grace Pineda (10 Hertz)

Julia Rae Valdez (10 Hertz)

Jomari Marielle Sandico (9 Boyle)

SCI-MATH MODULO ART (Coached by Maricel Cauilan)

Calista Joie Bautista (10 Hertz)

Tanya Palgue (10-Watt)

SCI-MATH DIGITAL POSTER  (Coached by Warren Hasley Nucum)

Hananeel Rapanan (10 Volta)

Vince Andrei Malabanan (10 Volta)

Ruel Anthony Galve ( 10 Hertz)

Roman Manuel (9 Boyle)

The Casans received the following medals in the following categories:

SCI-MATH QUIZ BEE – 2nd Runner -Up (Bronze Medal)

Jhulliane Grace Pineda

Julia Rae Valdez

Jomari Marielle Sandico


Tanya Palgue (Silver Medal)

Calysta Joie Bautista (Champion)

Over-all Ranking of Participating Schools

CHAMPION:  De La Salle Integrated School, Lipa Campus

1st Runner-Up:  Casa del Niño Montessori & Science High School

2nd Runner-Up:  Manila Science High School

This recent achievement proves once more that Casa del Nino is at par with not only  the best and established schools in the region, but in the whole country as well.


In the past weeks, Casa del Nino students competed and won in several contests in both arts and sports.  The CDN Red Stallions led the pack of victors in winning both the Volleyball and Basketball Boys Divisions at the San Pedro Area Meet, beating competitors from the city’s private schools.

Members of the Red Stallions Volleyball Boys Team pose with their coach, Mr. Gene Salamat, squatting second from right. Photo courtesy of the Casan Plug.

The Volleyball Boys team, led by coach Gene Salamat, won all of their games prior to the finals where they vanquished the competition convincingly. The Basketball team on the other hand had a nail-biting last minute in the championship game as the opposing team managed to lessen the gap to only two points in the last few seconds.  The Red Stallions, led by coach Anthony Gutierrez,  are now busy preparing for the District Meet as a result of that victory.

The Volleyball Girls team managed to land in second place after their star player got injured during their second game proving to be a blow to the team’s  confidence which affected their game negatively.

In the Literary and Musical Competition organized by the San Pedro Private Schools Administrators Association (SPPRISAA), Shane Brutas and Nicole de Jesus, trained by Mr. Kennedy Tabon, were declared Champions in Vocal Duet .  Ellana Cacho was Second place in Extemporaneous Speech while CADENCE came in third place in the Senior High School Chorale Competition.

Mr. Dennis Cabanban, Head of the Sports Development Office was more than satisfied with the performance of the students as they brought honours to the school  again in the said fields.


Standing from left are Mathew Malillin and Jack Manalo of Grade 11 (2nd Runners Up, Mr. & Ms. Intrams) Bon Yap (Best Cosplayer and Best in Costume), Aaron Daniel Mitra and Samantha Yumang (Mr. & Ms. Intrams 2019) & Mairoh Dwyne Tocino and Jaicel Ocbina (1st Runners Up, Mr. & Ms. Intrams)

Marking the opening of this year’s Intramurals were two contests involving representatives from each grade level of the high school department at the CDN Gym last Monday, 02 September 2019.  The search for Mr. & Ms. Intramurals 2019 gathered a pair each from the grade levels in their usual sportswear while the annual Cosplay had one representative each from the grade levels wearing Mobile Legends costumes. 

Declared as Mr. & Ms. Intramurals 2019 were Aaron Daniel Mitra and Samantha Yumang, both of Grade 12.

After the question and answer segment, both candidates from Grade 11, Aaron Daniel Mitra and Samantha Yumang   were proclaimed Mr. & Ms. Intrams 2019.  Also awarded were:  Mairoh Dwyne Tocino, Grade 7 and Jaicel Ocbina, Grade 9 (1st Runners Up), Mathew Malillin, Grade 11 and Jack Manalo also of Grade 11 (2nd Runners Up).  Aaron Daniel Mitra and Samantha Yumang also won the Best in Sportswear sashes.

Nominated for Best Costume during the Cosplay Competition was Jhulliane Pineda from Grade 10 as Ruby.
Nominated for Best Costume at the Mobile Legends Cosplay was Kenneth Villas of Grade 11 as Granger.

Bon Yap of Grade 12 who came as the ML character Vale, won Best Costume and the Best Cosplayer awards.  Nominated for Best Costume were Kenneth Villas of Grade 11 as Granger and Jhulliane Pineda of Grade 10 as Ruby.

From Grade 11, Aaron Mitra won the special award for Best in Sportswear.
Winning the special award for Best in Sportswear during the search for Mr. & Ms. Intrams was Jaicel Ocbina of Grade 9.

Acting as judges of both contests were Human Resource Officer, Ms. Michelle Asiddao; Registrar, Ms. Yoly Jakosalem and OIC/Principal, Mr. Herbert San Pedro.  Also in attendance during the event was Chief Executive Officer Farah Acierto Cabanban who declared the the games officially open. 

The opening event was a success and credit goes to the teams who worked hard led by Ms. Bheverly Rolda of the MAPEH department, Ms. Kristine Yatco who made the stage beautiful as usual, Ms. Mellicent Siblag and the Student Council officers and of course Mr. Dennis Cabanban, head of the Sports Development Office.


CDN Administrators receive trophies of recognition during the Scholastic Readers’ Cup Awards Night held at the PICC last August 20, 2019. Standing from left to right are Ms. Yolanda Jakosalem, Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban, Ms. Michelle Asiddao, Ms. Shirley Bermido and Mr. Vic Belizaro.

Several schools of CDNSSI were honoured at the Scholastic Readers’ Cup awards ceremony held last  August 20, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

The Scholastic Readers Cup, now on its seventh year, is an inter-school competition that promotes books and reading. The annual event is organized by Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books.

Garnering First Place in the Sapphire Category (participating schools with population of not more than 299)was CDN Ciudad de Calamba for having an average of 40 books or more read per pupil. Said branch of CDN has been a consistent awardee of the Scholastic Readers’ Cup.

The High School Department of the Main Campus received a Second Place Trophy in the Emerald Division (population: 300-499) for having an average of 40 books or more read per student.

Other CDN branches represented and honoured on that night were CDN Roxas (Isabela) and CDN San Lorenzo (Sta. Rosa City)

Present during the awarding ceremonies were Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban & Ms. Jasmine Nido (Ciudad de Calamba), Ms. Yoly Jakosalem, Ms. Hannah Aranjuez, Ms. Ezra Casas, Ms. Michelle Asiddao and Ms. Hazel Labordo (Main Campus/High School) Mr. Vic Belizario & Ms. Eula Vitug (Sta. Rosa City), Ms. Shirley Bermido & Ms. Christine Ferrer (Main Campus/Elem)

Aside from highlighting the boundless potential of reading to educate, to nurture the person and to positively alter lives, the Readers’ Cup is also Scholastic’s way of honoring the commendable efforts of education frontliners: The school directors /principals, teachers and librarians, in elevating the country’s literacy rate and state.