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.