Grade School

The Grade School Unit introduces students to the Southridge educational experience. During their stay in the Grade School, students master the foundational skills of reading, writing, speaking and calculating through the curricular framework of Understanding by Design (UbD) that is applied to all subject areas. Instruction is done through the use of both teacher and student centric learning activities with emphasis on teaching for mastery and understanding. This holistic academic program is complemented by a personal formation program that helps students form good habits that become the basis for the development of their character.

Academic Program

The Grade School Academic Program and Curriculum Framework follow that of Understanding by Design (UbD). It is a framework for improving student achievement. Emphasizing the teacher’s critical role as a designer of student learning, UbD works within the standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise revealing assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities.

Understanding by Design is based on the following key ideas: 1) the primary goal of education should be the development and deepening of student understanding, 2) students reveal their understanding most effectively when they are provided with complex, authentic opportunities to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess. When applied to complex tasks, these “six facets” provide a conceptual lens through which teachers can better assess student understanding, 3) effective curriculum development reflects a three-stage design process called “backward design” that delays the planning of classroom activities until goals have been clarified and assessments designed. This process helps to avoid the twin problems of “textbook coverage” and “activity-oriented” teaching, in which no clear priorities and purposes are apparent, and 4) student and school performance gains are achieved through regular reviews of results (achievement data and student work) followed by targeted adjustments to curriculum and instruction. Teachers become most effective when they seek feedback from students and their peers and use that feedback to adjust approaches to design and teaching.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Grades 1 to 3 Clubs
Grade 1 Young Explorers Club
Grade 2 Young Minds Club
Grade 3 Junior Admirals Club
Grades 4 to 6 Clubs (also open to Grades 1 to 3 students)
The Grade School Art Club
The Grade School Movers (Dance Club)
The Grade School Play Club
The Grade School Photography Club
The Grade School Photography Club
The Grade School Scouting Club
The Grade School Tekkids Society
The Grade School Young Scientists Club

Faculty List

Grade 1
Rogelio A. Britanico 1B Civics
Arnel O. Bueno Music
Aldrin Jose T. Dangoy Science, 1B Penmanship, 1B Class Adviser
Joseph C. Dequito 1A Math
Donnel N. Dimaano 1B Assistant Class Adviser
Jomar G. Encila 1C Penmanship
Teofilo O. Gonzales, Jr. 1B Math
Rani Mc Roger Madali Art
Neil Alvin E. Nicerio 1C Civics
Felizardo B. Olarve, Jr. 1C Math
Harold T. Ramos, Jr. Writing
Charles Sacen P. Sacay 1A & 1C Filipino, Physical Educ., 1C Class Adviser
Joseph Rencarl Santiago English, 1A Penmanship, 1A Class Adviser
Vener R. Serafico 1B Filipino
Osmundo M. Tuppal Religion, 1A Assistant Class Adviser
Irwin Noel B. Varon 1A Civics
Daniel David P. Verano 1C Assistant Class Adviser
Grade 2
Rogelio A. Britanico Civics, 2B Class Adviser
Arnel O. Bueno Music
Emmanuel Patrick S. Calsado 2A and 2B Religion, 2A Assistant Class Adviser
Froilan Joseph A. Cristobal 2C Religion
Jomar G. Encila 2B Penmanship
Teogilo O. Gonzales, Jr. Math, 2C Class Adviser
Rey G. Lallabban Filipino, 2A Class Adviser
Harold T. Ramos, Jr. Writing
Ronald R. Remudo Art, 2C Assistant Class Adviser
Charles Sacen P. Sacay Physical Education
Vener R. Serafico 2A Penmanship
Leo N. Timeoteo Science, 2C Penmanship, 2B Assit. Class Adviser
Daniel David P. Verano English
Grade 3
Arnel O. Bueno Music
Donnel N. Dimaano Filipino, 3A Penmanship
Jomar G. Encila Civics, 3B Assistant Class Adviser
Richard C. Garcia 3A Art
Rey G. Lallabban 3B Penmanship
Rani Mc Roger Madali 3B Art, 3A Assistant Class Adviser
Dennis Joseph P. Medina English, 3C Class Adviser
Felizardo B. Olarve, Jr. Math, 3B Class Adviser
Harold T. Ramos, Jr. Writing, 3C Class Adviser
Ronald R. Remudo 3C Art
Charles Sacen P. Sacay Physical Education
Joel J. Salazar Science, 3A Class Adviser
Osmundo M. Tuppal Religion
Daniel David P. Verano 3C Penmanship
Grade 4
Donato J. Banaag Filipino, 4B Class Adviser
Dann Michael A. Barcelona Math, 4A Class Adviser
Arnel O. Bueno Music
Vincent D. Cabuang Civics
Emmanuel Patrick S. Calsado Religion
Norman V. Charvet 4B Assistant Class Adviser
Derald F. Fababeir Science, 4C Assistant Class Adviser
Richard C. Garcia Art
John Francis C. Guevarra English, Writing, 4C Class Adviser
Rani Mc Roger Madali Information and Communications Technology
Ronald R. Remudo Home Economics and Livelihood Education
Grade 5
Lloyd Andrew P. Alomarde English, Writing, 5C Assistant Class Adviser
Chris Edson S. G. Alquizalas Religion, 5A Assistant Class Adviser
Arnel O. Bueno Music
Vincent D. Cabuang 5B Class Adviser
Mark Antony G. Caesar Filipino, 5B Assistant Class Adviser
Jesus A. Dones Math, 5C Class Adviser
Derald F. Fababeir 5B Science
Richard C. Garcia Art
Rani Mc Roger Madali Information and Communications Technology
Jude Eliazar I. Mayol 5A Science
Neil Alvin E. Nicerio Civics, 5A Class Adviser
Ronald R. Remudo Home Economics and Livelihood Education
Joel J. Salazar 5C Science
Grade 6
Bon Samuel P. Atienza English, Writing, 6A Class Adviser
Arnel O. Bueno Music
Norman V. Charvet Filipino
Froilan Joseph A. Cristobal 6A Religion
Joseph C. Dequito Math
Richard C. Garcia Art, 6A Assistant Class Adviser
Rani Mc Roger Madali Information and Communications Technology
Jude Eliazar I. Mayol Science
Ronald R. Remudo Home Economics and Livelihood education
Luis Prudencio G. Salamat 6B Religion
Irwin Noel B. Varon Civics