Guindaruhan National High School is situated in Proper Guindaruhan, Minglanilla, Cebu with a total land area of 20,001 square meters or 2 hectares. The school site was acquired through Proclamation No. 529 by the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Malacañan Palace, Manila, last February 21, 1990 (occupying a lot no. 7409). The school is found 10 kilometers away from the National Road and 50 meters away from the Barangay Road. Cebuano is the principal dialect in the locality.
Guindaruhan National High School is one of the Public High Schools in the Municipality of Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines located at Barangay Guindaruhan, Minglanilla, Cebu.
The school is using the Revised Basic Education Curriculum. It has officially launched since 2002. The learning institution up to now adopts the Special Programs like SPFL-French, ICT, ALS and other related programs. It is hoped to be fully implemented in the succeeding years.
The school has existing 15 teaching personnel of which 12 are nationally funded, 1 is funded by the provincial board, 1 by the municipal board through special education fund (SEF) and 1 by the non-government organization.
Guindaruhan National High School is situated in Proper Guindaruhan, Minglanilla, Cebu with a total land area of 20,001 square meters or 2 hectares. The school site is acquired through Proclamation No. 529 by the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Malacañang Palace, Manila, on February 21, 1990 occupying a lot no. 7409. The school is found 10 kilometers away from the National Road and 50 meters away from the Barangay Road.
Cebuano is the principal dialect in the locality.
A Brief History of Guindaruhan National High School
The Guindaruhan National High School (formerly Guindaruhan Barangay High School) is the second Public Secondary School which was established in 1982 in the Municipality of Minglanilla. The first High School is Camp 7 National High School through the effort of the following persons: Hon. Eduardo R. Gullas, Congressman of the first district of Cebu, Hon. Eduardo Ma. C. Selma, the Municipal Mayor and Hon. Macario Saavedra, the Barangay Captain who is concerned with the youth’s welfare in the barangay and neighboring barangays to have a Public Secondary School in the far-flung barangay like Guindaruhan. The first year class was housed inside the premises of Guindaruhan Elementary School in Taboan, with the administration and supervision of the Elementary School Head Mrs. Crispina Adlawan.
There was a proposed school site for the incoming High School, but at hand it was firstly sheltered in elementary school for an experimental purpose.
There were 17 males and 26 females enrolled with a total of 43 students at that time with one teacher Ms. Lourdes Cabatuan. She was having a house to house campaign, encouraging parents who cannot afford to send their children to private schools in the town, after graduating grade six, to enroll them in new founded high school within the community. She handled all the subjects in that school year and whose salary was funded by the municipal local government and voluntary contribution from the PTA with the leadership of Jaime Baclaan, the PTA President.
Some parents had realized that poverty is not a hindrance to achieve education and it is really needed for the future of their children, so enrollment has increased as well as another year levels which have been completed starting with first year up to fourth year levels.
The mentors who took part in the completion from first year to fourth year levels of Guindaruhan National High School were the following: Mrs. Henrisa S. Fernandez, SY 1983-1984; Mrs. Glenna C. Plarisan, SY 1984-1985; and Mrs. Delia D. Saavedra, SY 1985-1986.
In the school year 1985-1986, the school with the endeavors of the newly elected Barangay Captain Andres A. Mañacap, the Barangay council and Parents Teachers Association had transferred their students – bringing their own chairs to the prepared school site located at the Proper Guindaruhan which is five kilometers away from the National Road. The new building had only two rooms wherein every room had a division to be shared by first year and second year and another by third year and fourth year. It was the same strategy as what the elementary school head had practiced.
The First Secondary High School graduation was held in elementary school, together with the elementary graduates on April 4, 1986. Out of 43 students enrolled in SY 1982-1983, only 19 were survived, 13 males and 6 females, and each of them was able to receive a high school diploma. The Guindaruhan National High School was already on its 24th year in service to the community last school year 2010-2011.
In August 2005, upon reshuffling of each school head within Cebu Province Division, Mr. Andres M. Nuñez who came from the City of Naga, (formerly Municipality of Naga) has led the school into meaningful and interactive administration. Besides, in the school year 2011-2012, Dr. Ermetes F. Adolfo, Jr. who came from Minglanilla National Science High School has been given a DESIGNATION ORDER to administratively run a school and has been designated effective last March 18, 2011 as School Head of Guindaruhan National High School by the Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Arden D. Monisit of Cebu Province Division to further administrate the affairs of said learning institution.
This school year 2011-2012, there are 483 students mentored by the 12 nationally funded teachers, including 1 locally funded teacher from the Provincial School Board, 1 locally funded teacher from the Municipal School Board and 1 locally funded teacher from the NGO.
Since the redeployment/transfer of 4 regular teachers to any public school in the Municipality of Minglanilla, and the school is still awaiting its replacement teachers to take over, Guindaruhan National High School is badly in need of additional teachers as mentors to handle and facilitate the implementation of the Department Program with the desire to attain the vision for a globally competitive institution through the Quality Basic Education.
Through the efforts of the School Head and the teaching and non-teaching personnel, there is a strengthened linkage as well as partnership of the nearby stakeholder; thus “the JLR Construction and Aggregates Incorporated” has adopted the school Guindaruhan National High School for several years now.
Provision of Access
These are the data of GNHS Personnel:
The School Personnel comprise 12 nationally funded teachers, 1 PSB locally funded teacher, 1 MSB locally funded teacher and 1 NGO locally funded teacher. The total number of personnel in the school is 16, including the School Head.
One Science Teacher is designated as School Guidance Counselor.
One English Teacher is designated as Librarian and Property Custodian.
One Mathematics Teacher is designated as School Registrar.
One Math Teacher is designated as SSG Adviser.
One MAPEH Teacher is designated as School Activity and Sports Coordinator.
One TLE Teacher is designated as TLE Coordinator.
One English Teacher is designated as English Coordinator.
One English Teacher is designated as Special Assistant to the Office (SATO).
One English Teacher is designated as School Paper Adviser.
One Science Teacher is designated as Science Coordinator.
Teachers handling Non-Majors:
2 English teachers are handling Filipino Subjects.
One Values Teacher is handling MAPEH Subject.
One Math teacher is handling Filipino subject.
One Math teacher is handling AP and ICT subjects.
One English Teacher is handling AP and TLE subjects.
One Math Teacher is handling Science and AP subjects.
One Math Teacher is handling TLE subject.
One Math Teacher is handling AP subject.
Physical and Ancillary Services
An inventory of the physical facilities, equipment, textbooks and teaching aids of the school indicated as follows:
No. of Classrooms – Classroom student ratio is 1:62 which is above the PS line of 1:45.
Science Laboratory – We have one existing Science Lab in the school. The ratio is 1:565.
Industrial Arts Bldg. – We don’t have an existing Industrial Arts Bldg. – The school has none.
Computer Room- The school has one computer lab. Student ratio is 1:565.
No. of CR’s (Male) – Comfort Room: Student ratio- 1:282 which is above the PS of 1:60.
No. of CR’s (Female) – Comfort Room: Student ratio- 1:283 which is above the PS of 1:60.
Library/Learning Resource Center- One classroom is utilized as a library in the school.
Guidance Office- the school records are placed in the Guidance Office.
The Faculty Room and School Clinic– the faculty occupied a portion of the Principal’s Office.
School canteen– has none (zero).
Stock/Property Room– the Property Room occupied a portion of the library.
Water Facilities – dependent on rain water and tap water to be utilized in school every other day.
Water Collection (e.g. drum) – yes
100% of the school perimeter fence is completed.
100% of the school has electrical connection.
Curriculum Implementation & Instructional Delivery
- The school is using the Revised Basic Education Curriculum which was launched in the year 2002.
- 100% of the teachers are using English and Filipino as their medium of instructions.
- 30% of the teachers are providing for Teaching and Learning Materials
- 85% of the students are joining in clubbing interventions like mini quiz bee, peer learning activity, tutorials
- 25% of the teachers may make learning and teaching innovations
- 80% of the teachers develop teaching and learning materials for everyday use like visual aids, testing materials, testing kits
Teaching Improvement Areas
- 98% of the teachers attended seminar twice a year
- 90% of the teachers participated in school-based in-service training once a month
- 30% of the teachers were sent to the training outside of the school
The administrator will meet the different stakeholders once a month, as part of improving the 10% communication. The School Head will spearhead more remedial classes twice a week by 60% attendance with the teachers and students. The management will improve 80% attendance on review classes in two Saturdays a month. Likewise, the school administration will devote 10% of time in sourcing out funds from the stakeholders On the other hand, designations of respective coordinators, teacher responsibilities and clubbing will be implemented by 85%. And finally the school will implement 90% of the programs such as Tree Planting (GWEN) which is participated in by 90% of the students. The clubbing and organizations are composed of 10% members of the school: Junior police Club (JPC), Cultural Dance Troupe by 15%, 8% for Glee Club, 30% for Math and Science Club, 17% for TLE Club and 14% for SSG, Writers’ Club and others.
The school will establish an increasing participation by 80% of attendance during school meetings and 90% of responding for a call of support in any of the school activities.
There must be an increase of monitoring and observation to teachers by 85% for effective, meaningful and positive results of teaching and learning process.
The existing population of the community is three thousand two hundred eighteen (3,218). There are nine sitios in the barangay, namely: Guindaruhan Proper, Cutod, Danawan, Taboan, Kabuwan, Candato, Inubsan, Matun-og and Napo. Guindaruhan has a total land area of 452 hectares. (4,520 sq m). It is located southwest part of Minglanilla, 8 kms. away from the municipal hall and is bounded by Naga in the south, Barangay Cadulawan in the east and Camp 8 in the north. It is situated in a valley surrounded by a mountainous barangay. The main sources of living of the community are farming, dressmaking and carpentry. The community is headed by a barangay chairman and 7 members of the council whose functions are to resolve, amend and refill local laws for the benefit of the constituents. They are assisted by the Sanguniang Kabataan chairman with the 7 councilors. They usually have their sessions twice a month.
The school has identified the following problems: the provision of equitable access which has the teacher-student ratio of 1:65 above the PS of 1:45 for the personal matters; for the physical facilities and ancillary services, the school has 1:282 which is above the PS of 1:60 for the comfort rooms; only two CRs are used for 565 students; four classrooms are used as faculty office, school head’s office, library and science/TLE laboratory; the classroom student ratio is 1:65 which is above PS of 1:45; for the learning materials and equipment, our student-textbook ratio is 1:3 which is above PS of 1:1.
SCHOOL’S CORE VALUES AND MOTTO
Aside from providing the goals/objectives of the school for the next three (3) years, the school has adopted the “core values,” and these values are respect, commitment and excellence. The school’s motto is “Do good, feel good and always be good.”
GUINDARUHAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR’S PROFILE
Effective School Year 2011-2012
DR. ERMETES F. ADOLFO, JR.
School Head, SPFL-French Teacher, College/GS – Professor (Education, Language & Literature)
· SPFL-French Instructor, School Head, College/GS Professor (Education, Language & Literature) at DepEd – MNSHS & GNHS, UV – MAIN CAMPUS, UV – MINGLANILLA CAMPUS, SWU, PAP, ST. CECILIA’S COLLEGE & OTHER PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES
· Supervisor/QQ – Controller at Innodata Processing Corporation; Faculty Member – The Sisters of Mary Boys town Complex (Minglanilla); The Freeman Correspondent; Alliance Francaise of Cebu – Fuente Osmena (Old) – Executive Clerk
· SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (Ed.D.)
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (MATE)
· UNIVERSITY OF THE VISAYAS – MAIN CAMPUS (B.S.Ed./MAEd)
DR. ERMETES F. ADOLFO, JR.’s Summary
Dr. Ermetes F. Adolfo, Jr., graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English from University of the Visayas, Master of Arts in Teaching English with concentrations in Language and Literature and Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management from Southwestern University. For special post graduate studies, he got also his diploma in SPFL-French (Diplôme in Brevet D’études Françaises) from the Institute of Touraine, Tours, France. He has years of professional and academic teaching and journalistic writing experiences, ranging from jobs as graduate school professor, college instructor, high school teacher, adviser, facilitator and speaker with seminars spearheaded by Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education to his latest position as School Head. He is a consummate educator with a love for the potential and impact of educational management; he is also an innovative teacher with a devotion to education and professional teaching. Finally, he is a consultant of the student body organization, an executive editor of the campus paper, and a career educational development guru.
Dr. Ermetes F. Adolfo’s Special Skills/Hobbies
Journalism/School Paper-Advising; Computer-Related Activities-Lecturing; Emceeing; Contest-Coaching/Mentoring; Resource Speaking; Playing Volleyball, Badminton & Table Tennis; Teaching French, English Grammar and Literature, Writing, Reading Stories/Articles & Acting; and Group Organization-Advising
DR. ERMETES F. ADOLFO, JR.’s Experience
SPFL-French Instructor, School Head, College/GS Professor (Education, Language & Literature)
June 1999 – Present (12 years, 5 months)
• Demonstrated versatility and ability by teaching different
courses with major and minor English and Journalism
• Developed, planned and produced standards with effective
lesson presentations and teaching strategies.
• Handled public relations’ functions of college; at the same
time, developed and published external newsletters and
• Coordinated with English teachers who are appointed English
Department Heads in the Municipality of Minglanilla Public
Secondary Schools, District I.
• Supervised teaching-job performance of teachers, together
with English coordinators in their respective schools.
• Made a follow-up regarding the English activities released
thru memos issued by the Schools Division Superintendent.
• Organized/planned seminar-workshops, along with the Division
Coordinator in English.
• Conducted and led district meetings apropos the lined-up
activities spearheaded by DepEd.
• Assisted in making a school publication or a campus paper
either in newsletter or magazine form.
• Consulted with other specialist service providers and community
liaison personnel in facilitating English communication between
the school and its community.
• Observed English teachers during class discussions and gave
• Checked lesson plans weekly and adopted stringent measures to
improve teaching performance.
• Provided suggestions for adapting and modifying teaching-
learning activities to cater for the needs of all learners.
• Offered advice for language teachers to improve the educational
outcomes of all students.
• Promoted oral communication in English, classroom behavior and
attitudes that focus primarily on building up each student’s
confidence, irrespective of gender;
• Emphasized the skills of listening, observing, imitating and
sharing that are important to teachers and students in English.
Supervisor/QQ – Controller
Innodata Processing Corporation
October 1990 – April 1993 (2 years, 7 months)
Quality and Quantity Controller (QQ), Innodata Processing Corporation, Fuente Osmeña, Cebu City, Philippines
DR. ERMETES F. ADOLFO, JR.’s Education
Doctor of Education, Major in Educational Management; Doctor of Philosophy
University of the Visayas and Minglanilla National Science High School
• Special Studies on Education, English, SPFL-French and
• Forensic Award taken on behalf of the School Publication
during the 4-year course in Bachelor of Secondary Education.
• Leadership Award taken on behalf of the College Education
• One of the outstanding students in the College of Education
and College of Arts and Sciences during the Baccalaureate
Degree and Master’s Degree studies.
• Diverse activities performed during in-service trainings with
achievements and recognitions like Keynote Speaker on
Education, Debate Team Facilitator, Contest Coach, INSET
Speaker/Trainer, Resource Speaker on Campus Journalism,
Executive Editor, Consultant and Organizer.
Activities and Societies: Membership in Association/Organization Member, Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines (SCOP National Annual Convention); Member, Professional Regulation Commission (Board of Professional Teachers/Oath of Professionals); Mass Media Officer, Minglanilla Public Secondary School Teachers Association (MPSSTA); District Coordinator, Municipal Public Secondary English Teachers Association (MPSETA); Unit Head, Vocational Leaders of the Philippines (VLP-Visayas)
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (MATE) — Language and Literature
Master of Arts in Teaching English, Graduate Studies, Southwestern University, Urgello St., Cebu City, 2005
UNIVERSITY OF THE VISAYAS-MAIN CAMPUS (B.S.Ed./MAEd) — Education, English, Journalism
Bachelor of Secondary Education, University of the Visayas Main Campus, Colon St., Cebu City, 1998
DR. ERMETES F. ADOLFO, JR.’s Additional Information
Educational Management, Public Administration, Teaching/Mentoring, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking/Reporting, School Paper Advising, Usability Research, Travel, Seminar-workshop Facilitating, Writing & Reading Novels
Groups and Associations:
Member, Speech Communication Organization of the Philippines (SCOP National Annual Convention); Member, Professional Regulation Commission (Board of Professional Teachers/Oath of Professionals); Mass Media Officer, Minglanilla Public Secondary School Teachers Association (MPSSTA); District Coordinator, Municipal Public Secondary English Teachers Association (MPSETA); Unit Head, Vocational Leaders of the Philippines (VLP-Visayas)
Business English as a Second Language
EFL – ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
ELT Professionals Around The World
ESL Teacher Professionals
Education Entrepreneurs Professional Association
Educators in Japan
English Language & Literature
Eurolingua Institute Study Abroad Forum
European Consortium for Languages
I want to teach English overseas
International Language School Directory
Language, Literature and Criticism
National Council of Teachers of English
Second Life English
Secondary School Teachers of America
Teachers of English to Natives and Speakers of Other Languages
Teaching English in China
The IELTS TOEFL Centre
Young Professionals in Academia
webCEF – online language assessment
Honors and Awards:
Forensic Award; Leadership Award; Outstanding Student / Best Student-Teacher
Contact DR. ERMETES for:
- career opportunities
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- job inquiries
- expertise requests
- business deals
- reference requests
- getting back in touch