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Korean Culture Caravan Held in DLSL
The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines, in partnership with De La Salle Lipa's (DLSL) Linkages and International Relations Directorate, held a Korean Culture Caravan, Oct. 19, 2017, at the DLSL Sentrum.

Over 1000 students and teachers from Batangas participated in the said event - geared towards bringing the Korean culture to institutions and to generate awareness of Korea's rich culture. Attendees included students and teachers from the Royal British College and St. Augustine School of Nursing. KCC has put up exhibits sporting Korean books, Hanbok (traditional clothing), and Tuho (traditional game). Lectures on Basic Korean Language and Traditional Art (mooninhwa) were likewise conducted by KCC teachers, together with KPop dance and song performances by the Salindayaw Dance Troupe, as well as PHP and Venisse Siy, winners of the Pinoy K-Pop Star competition.

KCC continuously holds cultural caravans in several institutions across the country to push for their advocacies. Meanwhile, DLSL, through its LIRD, spearheaded such event in recognition of the United Nations Month. DLSL's LIRD also supports and promotes inter-cultural cooperation and learning through its continuous roster of initiatives showcasing different nations' culture and traditions. 

The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is the official arm of the Korean Embassy in the Philippines, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MSCT). It is open to Korean and Filipino individuals and organizations willing to participate in the center's advocacies of promoting Korean culture across the Philippines.

Kinder Assignment August 15, 2016

  1. Use big bag starting tomorrow. Bring all your books, notebooks
    and magic slate.
  2. Learning Competencies (LCs) were given. See notebooks.

Kinder Assignment August 12, 2016
1.    Use small bag on Monday. Bring all your notebooks.
2.    Language - Practice introducing yourself orally. Follow the format on page 9 of Language book.
3.    The following were given:
a.    letter from the Assistant Principal
b.    Student Individual File
c.    format for excuse letter
4.    Please return the reply slip and SIF on Monday.

Kinder-BB202 AM ONLY
- computer class is every Monday. Dismissal time is 12:05pm.

K to 12 in the Philippines: Will It Improve Quality of Education?

Second part


Why K to 12?


to 12 is a flagship education program of the Aquino administration, as
enunciated in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011 2016.  The K to 12 framework aims to ensure that it
will: a) meet legal and other formal requirements of employment; b) pass the
test of global standards; and c) prepare students for the higher levels of
learning and employability.  Moreover, government
shall also reinforce career consciousness among students as well as provide
guidance and counseling throughout the K to 12 program.








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2008 Results





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Source:  TIMMS
2003 and 2008


The DepEds
policy paper on K to 12 suggested the poor quality of basic education in the Philippines
as reflected in the low achievement scores of its students.  Moreover, students have insufficient mastery
of basic competencies due to congested curriculum, the paper added.


The present
curriculum is designed to be taught in a span of 12 years and not the current
10.  This may be contributory to the poor
quality of education.  Moreover, high
school graduates are allegedly younger than 18 years old and lack basic
competencies and maturity, the DepEd said. 
Thus, they could not legally enter into contracts being minors, and
are not emotionally mature to work or become entrepreneurs.


There is also
this common misperception that basic education is seen as a preparation for
college education.  This misperception,
the department said, falls short of expectations as most students usually have
to take remedial and high-school level classes in colleges and universities.

The DepEd has
already started laying the groundwork for full-cycle implementation of K to 12
starting with the implementation of universal kindergarten in school year 2011
2012.  This means that kindergarten
education shall be compulsory for 5-year old children before entering grade
1.  With the enactment of RA 10157 or
Kindergarten Education Act early this year, the mandatory kindergarten is now
institutionalized as an integral part of the formal basic education system in
the country.  Moreover, introduction of a
new Grade 1 and First Year high school curriculum will also start in school
year 2012 to 2013.


The incoming
first year public high school students in June shall be the first batch of
students to enter the additional years of senior high school.  The two years of senior high school intend to
enable students to consolidate acquired academic skills and competencies.  The curriculum will allow specializations in
science and technology, music and arts, agriculture and fisheries, sports,
business and entrepreneurship, depending on the occupation or career that
students intend to pursue.


The DepEd has
also started training teachers in the new K to 12 curriculum, for smooth
transition.  This shall allow teachers to
ensure mastery and depth of learning as well as focus on their expertise.


Since private
schools also follow the DepEd curriculum, they will also be implementing the
12-year education program simultaneously with the timeline for public schools.


With K to 12,
graduates are expected to find it less harder to get a job.  This is because the employers are ready to
hire K to 12 graduates, according to DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin A. Luistro.  In fact, DepEd has entered into an agreement
with business organizations such as the Employers Confederation of the
Philippines (ECOP) and Business Processing Association of the Philippines
(BPAP) and other industries to support the graduates of K to 12 by providing them
with jobs.  Business organizations shall
provide DepEd with their employment needs while DepEd shall ensure that the
schools competency standards shall be matched with the requirements of the


The DepEd shall
also work with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to help graduates
in the provinces find work.


to be


  Sources:  DepEd FAQs; DepEd website; Policy Brief on K
to 12 of the Senate Economic Planning Office; NEDA-SDS documents; article on K
+ 12 culled from Philippine Daily Inquirer dated January 22, 2012.






K to 12 in the Philippines: Will It Improve Quality of Education?

Rico Santos
graduated from a state university in Manila
last year.  He applied for a job in one
of the leading private companies in the country but somebody else got the
position.  He thus applied for a job
overseas but until now he remains unemployed.

 Rico is still
out of a job because he lacks the necessary skills and competencies required by
employers.  To address the woes of Rico,
as well as the country's young men and women in a similar situation, the
Department of Education (DepEd) is proposing the K to 12 or Kindergarten plus
12 years of basic education program.

 Through K to 12,
the quality of education in the country is expected to improve with the
addition of Kindergarten and two more years in senior high school to the
current basic education system.  This
should equip graduates with the necessary skills and maturity required for
employment here and abroad, according to the (DepEd).

 K to 12 means Kindergarten,
six years of elementary education, four years of junior high school (Grades 7
to 10) and additional two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12).  This program aims to: a) level Philippine
education with the other education systems in most countries in the world; b)
meet the standards required for skilled workers and professionals here and
abroad; and c) enable students to have more time to choose careers best suited
to their abilities.

 Only the Philippines, Angola,
and Djibouti
are the countries that continue to maintain a 10 year basic education cycle,
according to DepEd.  In Singapore, 11
years of its 12 to 14 years of pre-university education are compulsory, with
the students using their non-compulsory last years to decide on the career path
they would like to pursue.

Shaeffer, director at the Bureau of Education of the UN Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia Pacific, in a lecture on school
leadership at DepEd affirmed that the K to 12 program is necessary to make the
system comparable and competitive with other countries.  A 12-year education cycle would be more
useful to the personal needs and employment opportunities of its graduates, he

to be continued

Sources:  DepEd FAQs; DepEd website; Policy Brief on K
to 12 of the Senate Economic Planning Office; NEDA-SDS documents; article on K
+ 12 culled from Philippine Daily Inquirer dated January 22, 2012.