Brave Little Heroes
In 2013, the Elementary School Division was recognized by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) as the First Elementary School Program in the National Capital Region that achieved Level III Reaccredited status.
All basic education courses of study offered by the University are recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd).
Elementary School Curriculum
The JRU Curriculum meets the national requirements but is further strengthened to enhance instruction reflective of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes suited to the ever-changing needs of pupils and society. To address the challenges of the current pandemic and to focus instruction to most essential and indispensable competencies that the learners must acquire, the JRU-ESD program has implemented the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) prescribed by DepEd considering the suggested time allotment and utilizes flexible modes of learning.
The Elementary School places great emphasis on the importance of the English language and has taken steps to emphasize this particular subject skill. The number of contact hours of the English subject in all grade levels is given more minutes. English is used as the medium of instruction in all subject areas for all grade levels (with the exception of Filipino and Mother Tongue subjects). It is the University’s belief that early and complete familiarity with the English language is critical to a more effective social and economic role of the child upon maturity. Additional emphasis is also given to Mathematics and Science subjects, as these represent, together with English, the core of the Elementary School curriculum.
Furthermore, the university adopted the use of the Canvas Learning Management system to further enhance the Technology Enabled Education (TEE) programs of the Elementary School Division. Through the use of Canvas, teachers, and students are able to access course and module contents, communicate internally, and collaborate through various online activities.
Online lessons in Canvas also paved the way for the implementation of online assessments.
1. Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of key concepts and principles of core subjects as applied through the use of communication and critical thinking skills, practical strategies, and appropriate technology.
2. Apply scientific inquiry skills to solve problems critically, innovate beneficial products, and engage in discussions of relevant issues that involve science, mathematics, and the environment.
3. Exhibit a positive attitude towards work, be able to take care of the environment, and has the necessary skills to cope with global challenges.
4. Exercise pride as a Filipino citizen endowed with the love of God and country and shows care and concern for the country’s natural resources.
1. Utilize strong foundation of communication and critical thinking skills;
2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of mathematical skills and scientific concepts;
3. Practice desirable habits and attitudes, essential for democratic citizenship guided by Rizalian values; and
4. Demonstrate love of God and of the Filipino nation in everyday living.
The following must be presented for registration purposes:
NEW AND TRANSFEREES
Kindergarten class introduces the child to social interaction with children of the same age, and eases the transition into more formal education in Grade I. As per DepEd order, it is strongly advised that children should take the Kindergarten program to improve their readiness and foundation skills to be ready for the primary grades. A portion of the elementary school building is exclusively used for the kindergarten classes, offering a wholesome atmosphere for young children engaged in work and play.
A child enrolling for kindergarten should have been born not later than August 1, 2017. A child who will turn five years old by the end of October 31, 2017, could be accepted on the condition that Philippine Early Childhood Development (ECD) checklist is administered to the learner to determine his/her readiness to enter kindergarten and after a written permission from the Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) has been secured by the Office of the School Principal.
The medium of instruction for the kindergarten class is primarily English, with the Filipino language utilized as an auxiliary medium. Classes are held from 8:00 to 11:00 o’clock in the morning and from 12:00 to 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon, Mondays through Fridays.
Kindergarten pupils are encouraged to join the Scouting Movement, ‘Twinklers’ for the girls, and ‘Kid’ for the boys.
Kindergarten pupils are required to wear the same uniforms as those worn by the elementary school pupils in Grades I to IV.