Campus Director Dr. Jose M. Andaya releases the first ever performance report of the CALABARZON Region Campus, January 9, 2017. A 52 -page magazine themed 'Beginning the Journey', the report details the accomplishments and achievements of the campus in its fourfold aspects, to wit, Student Services, Faculty and Staff, Community and Other Partners, and Budget and Finance. In his message, Dr. Andaya expressed his gratefulness to all those who contributed to the success of the campus, and said that he looks forward to "more excellent years ahead."
As of School Year 2016-2017, the population of scholars in CBZRC is 163 consisting of 90 students from Grade 7 and 73 from Grade 8. Most students came from Laguna with 59 scholars, and Batangas, 53; Metro Manila, 17; Cavite, 15; Quezon, 11 ; Rizal, 1 scholar. Meanwhile, there are scholars that also came from MIMAROPA, specifically 5 from Mindoro and 2 from Marinduque. Because of the increasing population, the CBZRC will be relocating to its permanent site in Brgy. Sampaga, Batangas City on an approximately 5-hectare lot enough to accomodate the incoming batches of scholars.
The CALABARZON Region Campus (CBZRC) launched the National Competitive Examination (NCE) Caravan to search for potential scholars from public schools in the region, last June to July 2016. The CBZRC teachers visited over 40 schools in CALABARZON to distribute application forms for the upcoming NCE or the admission test of Philippine Science High School. In all, P200,000.00 was the budget alloted for the said caravan according to Mrs. Crispina Rowena Maquimot, school’s accountant. As of the first week of October 2016, 2061 application forms were returned and the caravan is seen as the factor that helped to exceed the target 1800 returns.
A psychology expert and professor from the University of the Philippines-Diliman on August 6 urged ‘traditional’ parents to switch to affirmative discipline. Professor Lorelei Vinluan explained that positive discipline is a method of instilling morals among the youth through ‘gentle’ reinforcement rather than punishment, in a seminar attended by parents of Grade 7 and Grade 8 scholars of CALABARZON Region Campus (CBZRC) at the Teachers Conference Center in Batangas City.
Batangas Province Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas promised on November 9 that the scholars from Batangas will receive college scholarship after they graduate from the CALABARZON Region Campus. In his speech during the 3rd Foundation Day of the campus, Mandanas guaranteed the scholars benefits in college that drew positive reactions from the crowd. On the other hand, Marinduque Governor and wife of Mandanas, also guaranteed scholarship grants to the scholars from Marinduque.
The campus director of the Philippine Science High School - CALABARZON Region Campus (PSHS-CBZRC) is ‘very positive’ on the school’s performance on its first two years of operation saying “The school is on the right track.” Dr. Jose M. Andaya said that the PSHS-CBZRC is ready as it operates for the second year, with 90 Grade Seven scholars and ‘enough’ teachers and staff, “competent and efficient in their fields of specialization.” “The problems we encounter are minimal. The local government of Batangas City is very cooperative and supportive. We also got the requested budget for infrastructure approved (100%). We are super blessed!” he said.
“The vision to become one of the best science high schools in the ASEAN Region has been achieved... Our new target is to be ranked as one of the best science high schools in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Dr. Rod Allan De Lara, deputy executive director of Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System, stated as he discussed the new goals of PSHS System. In an interview during the 3rd Foundation Day Celebration on November 9, Dr. De Lara mentioned that for PSHS to be categorized as one of the best in the region, they revised the curriculum in line with the implementation of the K to 12 program.