The New School Year

June 4, 2012, the beginning of a new school year. New and old high school students came to general Santos City SPED Integrated School San Isidro Campus. They were welcomed by the faculty and staff headed by our principal Mrs. Rizza Robin-Valdez. Today, almost 900 high school students were officially enrolled. A total of 17 classes, composed by 5 classes of Grade 7 (formerly First Year), 4 classes of Second Year, 4 classes of Third Year, and 4 classes of Fourth Year. There were also additional new teachers to cope up with the increasing population of the students.

The office of the City Mayor initiated the construction of the new classrooms. Today, two 7×7 classrooms and two 7×8 classrooms are being constructed intended for the Grade 7 class and Grade 6 classes to be transferred here in San Isidro Campus. The office of the Congressman provided thousands of hollow blocks for the fencing of the school. A Resource Room is also being constructed for the Hearing Impaired and the Visually Impaired. The Resource Room of the Hearing Impaired will have equipments and tools needed for Baking. They will have Baking as one of their Livelihood Program.

The new school year of General Santos City SPED Integrated School is welcomed by new improvements. Not only by new buildings but also new structuring of the campus. The new structuring of the campus is like the combination of old school from the barrios and the new classrooms with the instructional technology of the private schools.


July 4 EventGrand Launching of Computers and Culmination of Summer 2012 Multimedia Bootcamp

  • Venue            : Lagao Gym
  • Time   : – 8:00AM-12:00NN -           Exhibits
    - 1:00PM-4:00PM   -           Bootcamp Culmination


Schedule of the Official Turn-over and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


  • Citra Board(as counter-part of schools, cost will be paid by individual schools)
  • High Resolution picture of school principal


  • July 11                       -           Tinacagan National High School
  • July 18                       -           Trade National High School
  • July 25                       -           General Santos City High School
  • August 1                    -           Lanton National High School
  • August 8                    -           Bula National High School
  • August 15                  -           Alternative Learning System
  • August 22                  -           Labangal National High School
  • August 29                  -           New Society National High School
  • September 5             -           Fatima National High School
  •  September 12          -           A.G. Busano National High Shool

General Santos City Youth Achiever’s Awards(GSCYAA) 2011

The awardees Melchen Mae N. Machan & Romeo A. Dequito with their adviser Mr. Arnel P. Araña and co-Supreme Student Government Officers during the awarding ceremony.

Two SPEDians were recognized and rewarded as General Santos City Youth Achiever’s Awards(GSCYAA) 2011 awardees in the awarding ceremony held at Robinson’s Place GenSan last December 8, 2011. This year’s finalists of the GSC Youth Achiever’s Award for Individual Category In-School High School were 1.Melchen Mae N. Machan (GSC SPED Integrated School) 2. Romeo A. Dequito Jr. (GSC SPED Integrated School) 3. Thea Danielle B. Cartojano (Shalom Crest Wizard Acad.) 4. Pauline Aubrey S. Pacheco (Shalom Crest Wizard Acad.) and 5. Joselv E. Albano – Holy Trinity College High School Dept.). Number of young leaders and achievers gathered to witness the awarding of the new set of Young Achievers in General Santos City, through the premier venue for the selection of outstanding young individuals and youth groups of the city. The General Santos City Youth Achiever’s Award (GSCYAA) is an annual search in recognition of young individuals who have made sterling distinction in any field of endeavor and youth organization that had made a difference in its respective institution and locality.

January Is AutoCAD and SketchUp Training for DepEd Gensan Teachers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – It is indeed the month of drafting using AutoCAD and SketchUp. After the CMO SHEEP CLP completed their advanced training, the SHEEP team will once again offer the AutoCAD to high school teachers.

January 16 to 18, 2012 is alloted for the drafting teachers in technical vocational curriculum of Lagao National High School – Main. The training will start at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the school’s speech laboratory.

Last December 2011 AutoCAD was offered to ICT coordinators however due to the busy holiday schedules of DepEd Gensan teachers, some were not able to attend the training. This coming January 24 to 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM the SHEEP team will again conduct the same training to all ICT coordinators to be held at the speech laboratory of Lagao National High School – Main.

The two technical high schools of the city are also given slots for the AutoCAD training. Both the General Santos City National Secondary Schools of Arts and Trade (GSCNSSAT) and Bula National School of Fisheries (BNSF) will start training on January 25 to 27 at the school library of GSCNSSAT.

The trainings will be headed by the team’s expert in AutoCAD and SketchUp – Arch. Randy E. Lopez, however the lectures will be handled by SHEEP team of Brian Estrellan, Ernesto Quisay Jr., Reuel Delima Jr., Richard Lim and Arjay Gestosani. They are not architects nor engineers but IT graduates with their own specialized areas of expertise.

Indeed January is the month for Gensan’s future engineers and architects.

These series of level-up trainings are part of Hon Mayor Darlene Magnolia Antonino Custodio’s “Think Global Act Local” campaign.

Happy Holidays!

Calling all SPED GSC writers, reporters, photographers, blog enthusiasts. There are annual blog contests being held locally and globally. You may join these contests by continuously posting your news and updates in your webpage. Post what is going on in your school and community. Happy Holidays!

SPED, itinanghal na Best STEP Skills Performer

Ginawaran ang GSC SPED Integrated School bilang Best Performer Awardee sa ginanap na 10th Student Technology and Entrepreneur of the Philippines sa Lagao Central Elementary School noong Setyembre 16-17, 2011.

Nakamit nina Honey Andamon, Queenie Paradero, at Francis Poliquit ang unang pwesto sa Business Planning kung saan  ang mga kalahok ay gumaa ng kanilang sariling produkto at pagpaplano. Si Christina Guipo naman ay nagwagi sa Electronic Bookkeeping at nakapag-uwi rin ng unang pwesto.

Samantala, pangalawang pwesto naman ang nakamit ni Melchen Mae Machan sa Dish Gardening at ni Jules Millanar sa Electronic Poster Making, ito ay ang pagmamanipula ng mga larawan para sa mga poster na isinasagawa sa sa mga kompyuter.

Lalahok sa Regional Integrated STEP Competition ang lahat ng nagwagi ng unang pwesto ngayong oktubre 24-26, 2011 sa lungsod ng Koronadal.

Centralized Webpages, Launched !

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Local Government of General Santos City through the City Mayor’s Office S.H.E.E.P. Computer Literacy Program (CLP) launched and turned over the centralized webpages of all public elementary and secondary schools at the Sun City Suites, along National Highway, General Santos City, on October 14, 2011 at around 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon.

The grand launching was attended by Mr. Gene C. De Guzman, Executive Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Education and Gensan City Mayor Darlene R. Antonino-Custodio, who unveiled the centralized webpage symbol showcasing the 69 elementary and 26 secondary school’s individual homepages and turned-over to General Santos City School’s Division Superintendent Estrella Lariosa, CESO V, who accepted and conveyed her appreciation to the City Government of General Santos City.

Hon. Kag. Margareth Rose Santos, SHEEP–Education Chairperson, welcomed the guests in her short and simple address while Atty. Paulo Acharon, was requested by the Congressional Office of South Cotabato District, Honorable Congressman Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., to deliver the latter’s message. Kag. Ric Atendido, SHEEP–Education Vice-Chairperson also attended the event.

DepEd Regional Director Isabelita Borres was represented by Saranggani School’s Division Superintendent Allan Farnazo, CESO IV, who gave an inspiring message to the delight of the elementary and secondary heads and all attendees.

The most awaited part of the ceremony was the message given by the DepEd Secretary, Br. Armin Luistro, through his Executive Assistant Mr. Gene C De Guzman who later convened with all the school heads for their updates and concerns.

The occasion was closed by Mr. Mario Bermudez, .one of GSC Division Supervisors, in a high note.

Speed Typing Contest

General Santos City – SPED School leads other 13 secondary schools in the Speed Typing Contest sponsored by the Local Government of General Santos City thru the City Mayors Office Computer Literacy Program, as of October 3 ,2011.

 Samantha Tapucar, a fourth year student from the same school garnered the top post with a 62 words per minute speed. While Bernardo Arex Navidad, a first year student from Fatima High School, this City, placed second at 51 words per minute. Recently, Navidad informed the SHEEP-CLP staff that he improved his speed from 51wpm to 60 wpm, narrowing in the gap between the top two contenders.

The final duel will be known this coming November 4, 2011 during the Culmination Activity of the Web and Video Blog Training. Venue will be at the Oval Plaza Covered Court, General Santos City.

All participants from the 25 high schools who joined the said training will be invited by the LGU-GSC. Hon Mayor Darlene Antonino Custodio will award the winners.

SPED Bloggers Completed One-Day Training

General Santos City – GSC SPED Integrated School sent select students to the Web and Video Blog Training for High Schools at the Public City Library last September 20. 2011. Nine students from different year levels were selected to represent the school namely: Blissiah Q. Casinillo, Danielle Chang, Frodel Pascua, Hanz Arbis, Kamille Estrella D. Diestro, Omegs Gryeane Solis, Pierre Pasuelo, Samantha Tapucar, Shawna Velasco, Thalna Cadagat, Vidor Rafael Robin.

Each participant presented their output while the facilitators and trainers provided them with tips on how to improve and sustain their individual blogs. Best blog was awarded to Omegs Gryeane Solis for his work “Gensan’s Finest” while Samantha Tapucar bested all participants in the Speed Typing Contest with a fast speed of 62 words per minute.

The series of training was sponsored by the Local Government Unit of General Santos City thru the City Mayor’s Office Computer Literacy Program.

SPED joins Web and Video Blog Training

The General Santos City SPED Integrated School is sending their selected students to attend a WEB and VIDEO BLOG TRAINING at the City Public Library on September 20, 2011 Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This training is sponsored by the City Mayor’s Office – Computer Literacy Program. This is part of Mayor Darlene Antonino Custodio’s vision for the Generals to be globally competitive in the information, communication and technology.

Meanwhile, Tinagacan, Banisil, Fatima and Balunto High Schools completed the one-day training on September 13-16, 2011 respectively. Their students were able to create a blog from scratch and were able to post and link their new blogs to their respective school webpages.

More trainings are expected before the school year 2011-2012 ends, according to the City Mayor’s Office – Computer Literacy Program.

Trainings may include Animations using Toon Boom, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as backup tools for the animation.