Catulayan National High School: On the go for SHS

December 29, 2016

The Catulayan National High School is located in the town of San Juan, Siquijor.  Most of the residents on this side of the province rely heavily on fishing and farming as main sources of income. The school offers quality learning experience via the immersion program of the Senior High School students who enrolled in Technology Vocational Livelihood (TVL) courses like Bread and Pastry, Cookery and Housekeeping. The locale is most visited by tourists because of the Salamangka Beach Resort.

During School Year (SY) 2015-2016, it had a total enrolment of 446 students, 83 students were Grade 10 students. As of June 2016 initial enrolment reached up to 108 including transferees. There are 31 students who enrolled under the General Academic Strand and 77 students under the TVL. Through the effort of the school principal and with the assistance of the Senior High School Coordinator and TLE teachers, this school has ensured industry partnership with all the Beach Resorts and other business firms in the neighbouring towns and barangays. With the help of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) the two storey Senior High School Building is almost done.

Mr. Mart J. Caulawon, the Principal said, ““In our meeting with the stakeholders, PTA Officers, School Governing Council and parents, though the school is not completely equipped with learning facilities we assured them that we strive to solicit from the LGU-Sangguniang Bayan, Barangay Council and few individuals whom we know have the capacity to help. During the opening of classes we received donations like materials for cooking, housekeeping and horticulture. I am very thankful for the effort of the teachers, GPTA Officers, SGC Officers and the eight Barangays.”

Thanks to the Central Office who provided the Senior High School TVL building throughout the archipelago. We hope that the planned procurement for tools and equipment will be released as early as possible so students of the first batch can enjoy and use them at the same time. With the support of the parents, teachers and the Local Government Unit of San Juan, Catuluyan National High School is prepared for the implementation of the Senior High School. Catulayan National High School can now produce their first quality graduate.