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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
National Capital Region
Division of City Schools of Quezon
City
BALARA HIGH SCHOOL
Quezon City, 3rd District, Metro Manila

BALARA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STRATEGIC PLAN


Abstract
As the public high school that mostly addresses the rising school age population in
neighboring communities such as Brgy. Pansol, Brgy. UP Campus, Brgy. Loyola Heights, and
Brgy. Matandang Balara, Balara Senior High School is uniquely placed to offer vocational and
technical training to its students after satisfying basic academic education.
Currently, Balara High School boasts of very satisfactory performance in learning areas
such as Technology and Livelihood Education, Mandarin, Journalism, and Science as evidenced
by highly qualified trainers/teachers and well-awarded students from district to national levels.
It has seven (7) school buildings mostly old and constructed in the 60s to 90s except for the
one 4 story 8 classrooms DepEd building constructed in 2012. The old buildings are made up of
mixed materials (concrete & wood) and all classified for repair and improvements as evidenced
by leaking roof, detached ceilings and busted electrical fixtures.
For SY 2014-2015, total enrolment is 2,348 students accommodated in 21 academic
classrooms. Present classroom requirement based on the standard student classroom ratio 1:45 at
two (2) shifts per class is 25 rooms including staff and student services areas. The school is
therefore in need of four (4) more classrooms and service areas.
However, considering that it will be accommodating Senior High School (SHS) students com
SY 2016-2017, the projected enrolment with SHS students would be 2,858 (2,348 regular
students and 510 SHS) and based on the standard student classroom ratio of 1:45, the projected
classroom requirements would be 65 classrooms for 1 shift and 33 classrooms in 2 shifts or
classroom needs of 43 in 1 shift and 11 classrooms in 2 shifts.
The priority areas for the Balara Senior High School Strategic Plan 2015 2018 reinforce a
deep commitment to consolidate direction undertaken previously while responding to and
embracing new initiatives. The School Plan has been developed collaboratively and incorporates
feedback from staff and parent representatives through the School Governing Council, the
Parents-Teachers Association, the student body through the Supreme Student Government, LGUs
and other stakeholders.
Balara Senior High School Strategic Plan 2015 2018 will provide the direction required to
achieve this and will ensure that we focus on what our students need to meet the challenges of
the future.

I. Introduction
A. Historical Background
Balara High School came into existence as an annex of Flora Ylagan High School in
1975. It was located within the compound of Balara Elementary School at H. Ventura Street,
Balara Filters, Barangay Pansol, Quezon City. The school site has a land area of 1,500 square
meters leased by Balara Filtration to Quezon City Government from 1975 to 2013.
The school started with a two-storey buiding with four classrooms. The Officer-in-Charge
then was Mr. Barcena. There were only three teachers and ninety students under his supervision.
The catchment area included Sitio Kaingin I, Sitio Kaingin II, Old Balara, Pansol and Damong
Maliit.
Later, the school was turned over as an annex of Quezon City High School. There was a
great increase in the number of enrollees then. It is for this reason that all the school heads
assigned to the school worked hard for its expansion and its independence from the mother
school. It was in September 1978 that the school was granted its independence under the term of
Mrs. Luz De Guzman as Principal.
In 1983, during the administration of Mrs. Armelita Casteltort, another two-storey sixroom building was constructed. The building was later named after Hon. Adelina Rodriguez.
former QC Mayor. After Mrs. Casteltort, Mrs. Purificacion Cruz (1983-1987) and Mrs. Corazon
Fontillas (1987-1991) were assigned as Principals. From 1985-86, students held classes under the
sampaloc and mango trees. Because of this situation, Dr. Fontillas requested for an annex at Krus
na Ligas to house the students to a more conducive place for study. In 1991, under the leadership
of Dr. Gil Magbanua, a three-storey building was constructed. There were eight classrooms and
three ancillary rooms used as Principals Office, Library Room and Home Economics Practice
House. The building was donated by Hon. Anna Dominique Nikki Coseteng, District III
Congresswoman. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Consolacion Montano took the place of Mr.
Magbanua. Her focus was on cleanliness and beautification of the school.
In 1996, Dr. Erlinda Leva worked for the construction of a two-room Technology
Building done by DPWH. She also helped the teachers put up a Cooperative to augment the low
salary of teachers. Mrs. Paz Viloria succeeded Mrs. Leva in 1997 followed by Dr. Josefina
Pamplina from 1998-1999. The next principal was Mrs. Daisy Viernes (1999-2000) who worked
for the improvement of the Registrars Office by compiling F18 in hardbound folders. Mrs. Nora
Espiritu (2000-2001) and Mrs. Victoria Mortel (2003-2004) were the succeeding principals of the
school. Mrs. Celia Abiera, Head of the Science Department, was assigned Officer-in-Charge
before Mrs. Victoria Mortel was assigned as the next principal. In 2005-2006, Dr. Modesto
Villarin was the school head who started the computerization of forms in the Registrars Office.
Later from 2007 to 2008, Mrs. Cleotilde Fernandez, Principal II took over. It was during her time
that a Grotto was put up.
In the year 2008, Balara Elementary School turned over an old two-room pre-fab
building during the time of Mrs. Armeda M. Maestro, Principal II. It was also during her time
that the fencing of the school sponsored by Mayor Feliciano Belmonte was done. After three
years of usage, the old pre-fab building was demolished to give way to the construction of a fourstorey, eight classroom building sponsored by Hon. Jorge Bolet Banal, District III
Congressman. The building was requested by Mrs. Maestro but was turned-over during the time
of Mrs. Luvie A. Ocampo, Principal III. Mrs. Ocampo implemented the Culture of Excellence
in Academics and Discipline. Guidance Office, School Library, Clinic, TLE Practice House,

and other offices were rehabilitated. Classrooms were repainted and repaired to be more
conducive to learning. Different subject areas were given Centers for collaborative sharing of
expertise.
In November 2013, Mrs. Maria G. Utanes entered Balara High School with very high
hopes to make Balara High School globally competitive and to address the challenge of DepEd
which for employability after Senior High School. This seemed a perfect fit for the catchment
areas of Balara High School that are depressed and under privileged.
In the same year, a survey was done to find out the possible track that Balara High School
might offer in Senior High School. Based on the results, students needs, skills, and knowledge
are more inclined towards Technology and Vocational courses.
With all her enthusiasm, Mrs. Maria G. Utanes, Principal III made unprecedented efforts
in connecting with the parents, students and teachers to strengthen shared accountability among
stakeholders. CCTV cameras were installed in strategic areas. Surroundings were at its best with
the flowery recycled-bottles that serve as ornaments in every building. The traditional TLE room
was turned into a modernized small villa for accommodation purposes of visitors. Old cabinets
at the office were also replaced with new and durable ones.
Due to the fact that the only constant thing in the world is change, Mrs. Nimfa V.
Bongaling was sent timely with grace and dedication last November 3, 2014. Her ideas were
brilliant that involved positive and superb actions in response to the need of every department.
In addition to the development of the school, Mrs. Nimfa V. Bongaling immediately
provided cabinets in the library, admin office and TLE to make the areas more presentable and
organized.
To ensure the safety of the students in the Banal Building, she put up additional grills in
the stairs going to the third floor and the connecting roofing from the administration building to
Rodriguez Building. She also revived YECS for the students to be given the chance to become
young entrepreneurs.
Religious practices were not left behind because prayers like angelus are recited everyday
at 12:00 noon and 6:00 P.M.
As the mother of Balara High School, Mrs. Bongaling remains steadfast to her utterance
on her very first day. While striving for a picturesque and vibrant campus, she gives premium on
the spiritual and academic enhancement of the school-community. With high hopes, she instills
the acronym PLU, peace, love and unity, among her teachers and students. With her strong
sense of community and partnership with LGUs, stakeholders believe wholeheartedly that the
best is yet to come.

B. Target enrollees, teachers, courses to be offered


Balara Senior High School purports to offer ICT Animation, Housekeeping, Beauty Care,
Foreign Language, and academic track for approximately 510 students with the assistance of
additional 15 faculty members.

III. Methodology
A. Orientation
In School Year 2012-2013, the BHS administration began the information campaign
regarding the Enhanced Basic Education curriculum espoused by the Department of
Education through assembly meetings per year level and PTA orientations. This practice
has been carried through the years until the first batch of grade 10 students.
B. Meeting/ Planning/ Projections
The Principal together with the heads of the eight learning areas discussed possibility of
offering senior high school program to address needs of the community to continue
further education that responds to the learners needs, skills, and knowledge.
Learning environment, man power, certifications, equipment, interest and needs of
current and projected students from catchment areas were considered. A careful review of
the factors that may possibly affect the Senior High Plans are indicated in the Road Map.
C. Senior High School Road Map
1. External Assessment
A) Social Factors
Population by barangay (Pansol) 28,537 - 2010 NSO

Age bracket population


67.51% working age population (15-64 years) 29.18% young
dependents (0-14 years), 3.31% (65 years and over)

Cultural groups
Ilocanos 30%, Visayans 30%, Tagalog 40%

Religion
Catholic 60% INC 30%, Christian 10%

Poverty rate
75%

Informal settlers
50%

B) Technological Factors
Prevalence of technology use 50%
Ex. The use of cellphone, telephone, and internet etc.
C) Economic Factors
Existing industries in the locality
Related industries in the area where the school is located to the
track/strand offering of the school.
26 restaurants in UP Town Center, 12 Bank restaurants along
Katipunan Avenue, 2 TVs Station (Channels 9 and 13), Mercury
Drug Store, Purefoods, Jollibee, MC Donalds and UP Ayala Land
Techno Hub
In-demand industries in the district based on consultation with
stakeholders.

D) Ecological Factors
Vulnerability of the area to calamities and disasters
Earthquake - since it is near to West Valley fault line

Presence of green spaces


Several trees around the premises of Balara High School

E) Political Factor
Political set up in the community. Power owners
Barangay Captain Dominic P. Flores and his council
District 3 Councilors intermittently make efforts to assist.
Congressman Jorge Bolet Banal has been a very active agent for
school improvement specifically for infrastructure needs.
2. Internal Assessment (Do this with the principal, registrar, and TLE Dept. Head)

List of existing tools and equipment vs. tools and equipment based on
training regulation.
Computers,
1 gas range (La Germania)
2 burner gas stove,
5 sewing machines
1 freezer,
1 portable sewing machine
1 drill press,
1 grinder (portable)
1 electric drill (MAKITA), 1 multi tester (SANWA)
3 pcs. flat screw driver (8), 3 pcs. philip screw driver (8)
2 pcs. side cutting plier (8),2 pcs long nose plier (8)
1 pc. Cutter (6),
4 pcs. claw hammer
4 pcs. hacksaw,
4 pcs. cross cut saw
4 pcs cross cut saw,
1 pc. tin snip
1 pc. pipe wrench,
1 pc. adjustable wrench
1 pc. ruler (24),
1 pc. ruler (39)

Number of existing classrooms, service rooms.


21 classrooms

Data on current teaching and non-teaching staff.


MALE
Principal
HT 3
HT 1
MT 2
MT 1
T3
T2
T1
ADAS 3
ADAS 2

2
1
1
5
10

FEMALE
1
4
1

VACANT
1
1

2
16
11
42
1
1

1
1

TOTAL
1
7
1
2
3
16
17
53
1
1
102

School enrolment in the last three years


Male
Female
Total Enrolment

2013-2014
1234
1078
2312

2014-2015
1171
1161
2332

2015-201
1223
1125
2348

% of graduates who proceeds to tertiary level for the past three years
20%

Areas of masteral studies of teachers


Management

Preference of students, of parents among the tracks


Tech-Voc and Livelihood

Specialization of teachers with NC II


Computer, Foods and Beverage, House Keeping, Animation,
Bread and Pastry Production, Beauty Care, Drafting,
Dressmaking

With buildable space? Or possible building replacements?


Yes. The old Rodriguez Bldg will be replaced and coordination
with MWSS Admin is underway for an expansion site of 2,000
sq.m.

HEIs, TVIs and complete private secondary schools around the school.

Ateneo de Manila offered 300 slots for academic track


Miriam College High School offered 400 slots for academic track

D. Surveys

TRACK AND STRAND

ACADEMIC
Accountancy, Business and Management
Humanities and Social Science Strands
Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics Strand
General Academic Strands
SPORTS TRACK
ARTS AND DESIGNS TRACK
TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL LIVELIHOOD
TRACK
Home Economics
Information and Communication Technology
Agri-Fishery Arts
Industrial Arts
Total Respondents

Grade 8
Total

Grade 9
Total

(Grade
s8&
9)

20
15
30

21
14
28

41
29
58

4.02%
2.85%
5.69%

160
50
30

150
48
35

310
98
65

30.42%
9.62%
6.38%

18
150
0
70
543

20
100
0
60
476

38
250
0
130
1019

3.73%
24.53%
0%
12.76%
100%

E. Statistical Watch
SY 2012-2013
NAT Results
FILIPINO
Mean

AP
SD

34.78

MPS

8.36

Mean

57.97

SD

36.79

10.07

MPS
61.32

MATHEMATICS

SCIENCE

Mean

Mean

SD

MP
S

21.35

7.3
7

35.
8

18.34

SD

MPS

9.38

36.68

SY 2014-2015 NAT Results


ENGLISH

CTST

OVERALL

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

26.5

9.04

44.17

6.71

2.99

33.54

144.47

36.4

46.5

MATH
EMAT
ICS

FILIPI
NO

AP

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

33.02

7.4

55.04

31.72

9.15

52.86

21.07

7.54

42.14

21.57

6.1

35.95

SCIENCE

ENGLISH

CTST

OVERALL

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

Mean

SD

MPS

29.91

8.23

49.85

7.89

3.08

39.44

145.18

32.59

46.83

IV. Procedure
A. Operations

No.

1
2
3
4
5

NAME OF SCHOOL:
Track/Strand/Specializatio
n
ICT Animation
Housekeeping
Beauty Care
Foreign Language Mandarin
ACAD

BALARA HIGH SCHOOL


No. of
No. of
students to
teachers/facilita
enroll in the ff:
tors
100
3
80
3
30
1
50
2
250

6
7

How many learners can be accommodated in 2016?


510
Determine no. of teachers needed.
15
How many rooms would be needed?
24
What equipment, tools, facilities would be needed and how many of each?
1 heavy duty oven
1 refrigerator (8 cu. Ft.)
10 sets baking tools
1 set LED Projector
1 set Flat screen HD TV (46)
10 units sewing machine
10 sets sawing machine kit
10 sets nail care tools
10 sets foot and bath machine
10 pcs. manicure chair
10 pcs. Pedicure chair
1 unit old car with complete parts
5 sets car tools
B. Marketing Strategy
The administration has identified and coordinated with the following possible partner
industries.
UP Town Center, 12 Bank restaurants along Katipunan Avenue, 2 TVs Station (Channels 9
and 13), Mercury Drug Store, Purefoods, Jollibee, MC Donalds and UP Ayala Land Techno
Hub
The graph below shows the company, owner, and number of possible OJTs at the UP Town
Center, Katipunan and other areas.

Business/Company
Salu-salo
I HOP
The Primary Kitchen Bar
Dulcelin Gourmet
TORCH
Pinac Heirloom
Capampangan Cuisine
VELFOX Company
Qubiertos/ Coffee Bean

Contact Person
Maritel Nievera Shahani
Owner 625-4607
Abegail Acasio-Manager
09255101622
The Blue Concepts Inc.

Number of OJT Slots


10

Address
U.P Town Center

15

U.P Town Center

Ricky Morelos
Tina Santos-Shift Leader
09175553000
Maria Theresa Pelayo-Ty
President
Richard T. Lee-Owner
09178005005
Norman Gacula

5
15

A. 206-2007/ 2/F, U.P


Town Center
2/F, U.P Town Center
U.P Town Center
U/G
2/F Space A209,
U.P Town Center
Marikina City

Kalayaan St. back of Q.C

10-12

Knowkedge Channel

Madeline Marasigan

City Hall
Pasig City

C. Service Plans
Priority Areas
ACCESS
1. Lack of classroom

Data
11 classrooms
or

Target
40 sections must be
in one shift class

Strategies
Request for additional
classrooms from LSB or
DPWH

Request lett
Superintend
regarding ad
follow-up

43 classrooms

Communica
LGUs for ex

Present a via
the expansio
QUALITY
1. NAT results below
mastery level

Enhance teachers
competencies and
commitment

Train teach
least master

Reading and comprehension


must be developed among
students across learning areas

Intensive re
DEAR, Libr

The SWOT Matrix:


S-O
Strategic Options
Enhance stakeholders participation to basic education
Provide increase access to different kinds of learners
Capacity building to improve learning outcomes

W-O
Strategic Options
Use of technology to improve access
Expand mentoring and coaching program
Sustain talent pool among teachers

S-T
Strategic Options
Strengthen career guidance and counseling program
Intensify disaster and waste management in school
Institute programs that will enhance school efficiency

W-T
Strategic Options
Enhance absorptive capacity of schools
Augment teachers capacity to handle and mana

Prepared by:

NIMFA V. BONGALING
Principal

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