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A multi-purpose structure is now in its early stages of construction at the Casa del Niño Montessori School Phase 6 campus to replace the old one that was razed by a fire last February 11 this year.   The blaze which started from a neighbor’s hut at the back of the school quickly consumed the wood and concrete building that housed the science laboratory, computer room, AVR, music room and dance studio.

The ruins were demolished and cleared during the summer break and now, the foundations are being prepared.  The proposed 2-storey edifice will contain a Students’ Lounge and an Audio-Visual Room at the ground floor which, when needed, may be converted to a social hall with the retraction of partitions.  The second level, according to EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto, will house a covered basketball court.  “The pupils and parents have long clamored for this facility and now is the time for us to give it to them,” he stated adding that construction will be completed within the year.

New facilities and laboratories are now located in other rooms elsewhere in the campus to replace the ones that were charred by the fire.  Newly purchased scientific equipment and paraphernalia are now being set up in the science laboratory while computer units are about to be delivered in time for the opening of classes in the Elementary Department set for the 17th of June 2013.

“The destruction of the old building has not weakened us,” said the CEO of CDNSSI, Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban.  “Instead , it has strengthened our resolve to move forward and look at it as an opportunity to give Casans better and updated facilities,” she added.

The plans for the proposed building were revealed during the summer break.  It is a modern structure with curvilinear walls and primary colors reminiscent of Montessori materials used by the pupils of the campus.

Dr. Rosario G. Acierto, President of CDNSSI, looks at things positively.  “All things happen for a reason and we cannot be derailed by misfortunes,” she declared.  Since her children are now in charge of the school, this is, in a way, a test of their abilities to manage the undertaking.  She says that the construction is symbolic in many ways.  “We also look at the rising of the new building as an indication of the resurgence of Casa del Niño Schools System as one of the best institutions in Southern Tagalog and Northern Luzon,” she concluded.


EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto welcomes the Casans to the new school year during the first day general assembly at the CDNSHS Arena.

EVP Dr. Mark G. Acierto welcomes the Casans to the new school year during the first day general assembly at the CDNSHS Arena.

The school year 2013-2014 officially started on June 6, 2013 with a general assembly at the Casa del Niño Science High School Arena presided over by the Executive Vice President, Dr. Mark G. Acierto.  With most of the 446 high school enrollees in attendance,  Dr. Acierto welcomed the Casans to the school and reiterated the vision of the institution by inspiring them to think way ahead and preparing for their future today by building on their strengths and interests.

After his opening remarks, the EVP endorsed the new Principal, Mr. Richard Pustasa to the students.  Mr. Pustasa was formerly the Principal of the CDN Sta. Rosa branch but was a faculty member of the main campus for many years before that.  The Principal then introduced the teachers, old and new, to the body.

The four high school levels from Grades 7 and 8 to 3rd Year and 4th year have 3 sections each for a total of 12 classes.  Of the 446 currents enrollees, 218 are males and 228 are females.  The Registrar’s Office reports that there are 67 new students who came from other institutions while 13 Casans who previously transferred to other schools came back this year.  Ms. Yoly Jakosalem, CDN Registrar, is happy to note that the current High School population has exceeded that of last year despite the downward trend that pervades other private institutions.

Dr. Mark G. Acierto ended the opening ceremonies by directing the students to report to their advisers in their respective classrooms.  The EVP is optimistic that this will be a brighter and more fruitful school year not only for the main campus but also for the rest of the schools belonging to Casa del Niño Schools System, Inc.

Appropriate Clothing Campaign

CASA DEL NIÑO encourage the “Appropriate Clothing in School ” Campaign, where Parents, Students and All Employees are advised NOT to WEAR SANDO, SHORTS and SLIPPERS inside the School’s premises.

The school believes that the way we dress ourselves reflects our respect to the people around us. Hence, WEARING of SANDO, SHORTS and SLIPPERS is not encouraged inside the school. The APPROPRIATE CLOTHING IN SCHOOL Campaign covers all members of the academic community (faculty, administrators, students, maintenance people and visitors on campus). This campaign also hopes to make the students conscious and concern about the way they dress inside the school.

Muli tayo’y Nagwagi!

Muli nanamang kinilala ang Talento at Galing ng mga magaaral sa Elementarya at Highschool ng Casa Del Niño San Pedro Campus sa katatapos na Ika-10 Norvic D. Solidum Inter-School Kompetisyon sa Wikiang Filipino.

Kinilala bilang Pangkalahatang Kampeon sa Elementarya at High School ang Casa Del Niño dahil sa pagkamit nito ng iba’t ibang gantimpala sa mga sinalihang patimpalak.

Mga Gantimpalang Natanggap:


Pangkalahatang Kampeon
Sabayang Bigkas – Kampeon
Sayawit – Ika-3 Gantimpala
Tagisan ng Talino Ika-2 Gantimpala

High School

Pangkalahatang Kampeon
Sabayang Bigkas – Ika-3 Gantimpala
Sayawit – Kampeon
Tagisan ng Talino – Ika-3 Gantimpala

 Muli binabati namin ang lahat sa nakamit nating Tagumpay!

Mabuhay Casans!

Congratulations Nurses!

Congratulations to all Alumni who passed the Recently concluded Board Exam for Nurses.

Casa Del Niño – San Pedro

Anna Therese M. Aquino

Ma. Juania Isabel F. Nicano

Lynka Marla N. Brigola

Matt M. Vitales

Amor L. Vizcayno

Ana Fatima C. Marcial

Pamela S. David

Casa Del Niño – Ilagan Isabela

Georgia Bettina S. Asiddao


Congratulations CASANS!

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Proclamation No. 455, s. 2012






WHEREAS, Republic Act No 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREASEid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr; and

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Monday, 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Monday. 20 August 2012, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 13th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Twelve.


By the President:
Executive Secretary

Know more about Dengue!

On 27 July 2012, the Department of Health (DOH) reported that there has been a 16% increase in the incidence of dengue cases versus 2011 figures. In this light, we would like to re-issue the following reminders to the community.

What is Dengue?

It is a disease caused by a virus of the genus flavivirus.

What are the signs and symptoms of dengue?

High continuous fever lasting for 2-7 days, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, body weakness, bleeding tendencies from nose and gums, persistent red spots on the face, extremities and trunks are the most common manifestations of dengue fever.

How can a person be infected with dengue?

If a person is bitten by a female Aedes aegypti mosquito that is infected by the virus, that person may manifest signs and symptoms of the disease.

What are the danger signs of dengue?

Spontaneous bleeding, persistent vomiting, cold and clammy skin, listlessness, weak and rapid pulse, difficulty breathing.

Is there a treatment for dengue?

The management of dengue is directed at specific signs and symptoms. Paracetamol is given for fever; Aspirin should not be given. Sufficient water intake aims to hydrate the patient. If fever or symptoms persists for 2 or more days, the patient should be brought to the hospital.

What is the role of fumigation in the prevention of dengue?

Fogging is used to kill adult mosquitoes infected with the virus, to immediately stop transmission. It will not kill the larvae of mosquitoes which become adults in 7- 8 days.

How can dengue fever be prevented?

    1. Destruction or elimination of breeding containers, such as: bottles, drums, and used tires, by cleaning clogged gutters, and by turning flower vases upside down every 7 days.
    2. Spraying the areas with mosquitoes with insecticides.
    3. Application of insect repellents to the skin when going to places with mosquitoes.
    4. Use of long-sleeved shirts and long pants during seasons when dengue infection is rampant.

Casa Del Niño is relentlessly doing its part in preventing dengue fever. Measures that CDN is taking include:

  1. Fumigating the grounds once a month.
  2. Spraying the classrooms and toilets at least once a day.
  3. Spraying garden areas twice a month, using a substance that kills insects including mosquitoes that thrive in areas where there are plants.
  4. Meticulous elimination of all stagnant water.
  5. Monitoring dengue cases that are reported through the Health Services Office.
  6. Constant communication with the Department of Health for updates on dengue fever.


Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 27, 2012 issue, page A11

Manila Bulletin: Islanders Keep Wheels Of Education Rolling

August 5, 2012, 6:31pm

MANILA, Philippines — Despite being separated from the Luzon mainland by a treacherous strait, Camiguin Norte Island in Calayan, Cagayan, manages to make things work, as far as sustaining an educational system is concerned.

The Department of Education (DepEd) sees to it that the teachers are fully utilized. In extreme situations a teacher handles more than one grade or year level, according to Education Secretary Armin Luistro.

“We also have the alternative learning system (ALS), which benefits those who cannot afford formal schooling,” Luistro said. “With ALS, we are able to provide an alternative to formal education by opening more educational opportunities to students with varying status in life, interests and capabilities.”

Barangay Balatubat Chairman Crispiniano Tugade says there is an alternative learning school in Camiguin Norte, “which I see as the only hope for schoolchildren who cannot afford to study.”

Under the ALS, “Mobile Teachers” are assigned to rural and depressed areas to teach unemployed adults, industry-based undergraduate workers, or members of cultural minorities.

In remote areas like Camiguin Norte, the Mobile Teachers are invaluable.

ALS classes are held in community learning centers or barangay halls. Integration begins with students attending a 10-month learning and review session administered by the Mobile Teacher, after which performance assessment prepares students for the Accreditation and Equivalency test (A&E).

If they pass either the elementary or secondary level, they receive a certificate, which gives them a chance to enroll in college or to take technical-vocational courses.

The problem, Tugade said, is “even if students get accelerated, spending to sustain their children’s education is still the biggest problem of parents.”

“That is why if the authorities wish to help, the best way is to make school facilities here better and to address the needs of schoolchildren,” he said.

Scholarship grants are most welcome. Camiguin Norte has “a number of out-of-school youths—high school graduates who cannot pursue college because they are too poor,” Tugade said.

Luistro stressed the importance of working hand-in-hand with local authorities, especially in far-flung areas.

“We maintain a good relationship with the local government unit and the community as we consider them our partners in education,” he said. “We also have very good principals who are able to manage whatever amount they receive as MOOE (Maintenance Operations and Other Expenditures) to ensure that students needs are addressed.”

Tugade echoed the sentiments of many teachers in Camiguin Norte that the upkeep of schools is are their biggest problem.

“We have a lot of students at the (Camiguin) elementary school, but four of the main building’s rooms are dilapidated. Of course, we also need more school materials,” he said.

“But if there are items and there is no place for storage, it is useless,” Lyceum of Camiguin officer-in-charge Marcelino Antonio said.

“Not that I’m belittling the situation, but life for us here in Camiguin Norte is really hard, especially if you have children you need to send to school. As you can see, our main source of livelihood are fishing and farming,” he said.

Food is not a problem. Almost everyone here has his own land to till. After plowing the fields, others can also go fishing,” Antonio said.

DepEd: Hold your horses on Sept. school opening

Moving the school opening to September would need a thorough study and consultations with education stakeholders and disaster management agencies, the Department of Education (DepEd) said Thursday.

DepEd Communications Director Tina Ganzon made the statement following renewed calls toreset the school opening to September from June to avoid the onset of the rainy season.

Ganzon, however, cited a survey that said more people favored retaining the opening of the school year in June, the traditional start of classes in the country.

“A survey conducted among parents, students and teachers in 2009 showed that the majority still preferred a June opening,” Ganzon told the Inquirer Thursday.

“But we are not saying no to the proposal to move it to September. This would need further study and consultations as we need to take into consideration a lot of factors including climate change,” she said.

A perennial proposal that never got anywhere, calls to move the class opening to September cropped up again following severe flooding in many parts of Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon that caused the suspension of classes earlier this week.

But strong storms and typhoons also hit the country in September, like “Ondoy,” which flooded Metro Manila in 2009 and “Sendong,” which devastated Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in 2011.

In the 1960s, the school opening was moved to September in a three-year process but this was quickly returned to June in the fourth year after students complained that they could notconcentrate on their school work due to the hot summer weather in April and May, and the fact that farmers in the provinces could not enlist their children’s help in bringing in the harvestsbecause they were in school.