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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
Schools Division of Calamba City
San Ramon Elementary School
Manfil Canlubang Calamba City

STUDENT-LED SCHOOL WATCHING AND HAZARD MAPPING

I. INTRODUCTION
Natural and man-made disasters had made huge devastation and damage in the past.
These horrifying effects could possibly happen again in the future especially in the calamityvulnerable areas like Calamba, which is an identified affected area of The Big One. However
such effects and casualties can be mitigated or avoided if everyone will work together. This is a
responsibility that everyone should know and exercise.
The Department of Education being a premier national department that caters the
education of the young has made several steps for consciousness raising, action driven and
impact-generating mechanisms and made available in all schools and communities.
DepEdOrderNo.23,s. 2015 calls for the students to take active part in school watching and
hazard mapping processes. Previously, the responsibility had been placed on adults like the
school administrators, teachers and parents. This time, the students by way of co-curricular
activities and curriculum integration are exposed to understand and internalize signs/indicators of
risks, hazards and pending disasters. They are gradually given opportunities for disaster
management and preparedness and how to make appropriate responses before, during, and after
occurrence of risks, hazards and disasters.
Involving young individual in such life saving activities like this would create a positive
mentality about disaster preparedness and management to the present and future generation as a
whole.

II. OBJECTIVES
The following are the objectives of the Student-Led School Watching and Hazard Mapping

Improve students' level of awareness on the potential hazards and risks within and around

schools;
Increase the participation of children in addressing potential disasters by reducing

vulnerabilities; and
Inculcate a culture of safety in the day-to-day experience of children in school.

III. IMPACT OF THE ACTIVITY


Strengthening disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness is one of the key
strategies to address the vulnerabilities of children inside and outside the school. With the
increasing effects of climate change, it is important to raise the awareness and capacities of
children to prepare for and manage possible disasters and/or emergencies. Children, who are
commonly identified as one of the vulnerable groups, should be equipped with the capacity to
know, understand and apply safety and protection mechanisms to build the foundation of their
resilience. To initiate this strategy, it is imperative to increase the awareness of learners on the
hazards and possible risks inside the school.
The student-led school watching and hazard mapping activity was done last Wednesday
June 29, 2016. It was participated by ten carefully selected pupils composed of three SPG
officers, three girl scouts, and 4 boy scouts. The school disaster risk reduction management
coordinator, the faculty and PTA presidents and the principal coordinated in the formation and
the implementation of the School Watching Team (SWT). The Student-Led School Watching
and Hazard Mapping activity lasted for two hours. Every corner of the school was carefully
observed and evaluated. Buildings, gardens, covered court, corridors, and other areas were
scrutinized. Hazardous areas were vigilantly identified and evacuation plan was cautiously
mapped. Pupils have come up to a realization that there are some areas in the school which are
dangerous and highly vulnerable.

Feedback and suggestions were also made upon the

completion of the activity.

IV. MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL WATCHING TEAM

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Name of Pupils
Faith Andrrealyn J. Montilla VI-A (SPG Officer)
Daezel Lizbeth A. Soriano VI-A (SPG Officer)
Ciele Joyce P. Gonzaga VI-A (SPG Officer)
Godwin RG M. Legaspi VI-C (Boy Scout)
John Edward A. Madriaga VI-A (Boy Scout)
Kyle Emmanuel A. Caneba V-A (Boy Scout)
Roger Manzanillo III IV-A (Boy Scout)
Leila Lim VI-A (Girl Scout)
Jiesel A. Almarvez IV-A (Girl Scout)
Fatima Lim V-A (Girl Scout)

V. MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Republic of the Philippines


Department of Education
Region IV-A CALABARZON
SCHOOLS DIVISION OF CALAMBA CITY
San Ramon Elementary School
CHECKLIST FOR STUDENT-LED SCHOOL WATCHING AND HAZARD MAPPING

Name of area/building: ___________________________


Broken window
Slippery pathway
Blocked corridor
Heavy objects mounted on top of
cabinet/shelves
Flooded area
Busted plugs/light bulbs/electrical
facilities
Exposed electrical wires
Protruding nails in chairs and tables

Broken/dilapidated ceiling
Open/incomplete perimeter fence
Presence of stray animals inside the
school campus
Presence of electrical post/transformer
near or within the school perimeter
No system of release to parents during
emergencies
No posted emergency hotlines around
the school
Garbage area (segregation of
Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable)
Detached or peeled of GI sheet

Broken doorknobs
Warning signs slippery pathways/corridor
Plants mounted on the building railings
Flooding
Exposed chemical and liquids
Lack/absence of storage for equipment
Unlabeled chemicals

Dripping ceiling
Open pit
Stagnant water
Unpruned trees/bushes/shrubs
Open/clogged canals
No ramps for elevated school buildings or
other facilities
Swing-in doors

Broken toilet bowl and/or sink


Broken chairs/desks/tables
Blocked/ no emergency exits
Unmounted cabinets/shelves
Medical kits in every classroom
Bells/alarms
Condemnable building (i.e. very old
structure, collapsing building and/or
prominent cracks on classroom walls)
Others (list as many as possible)
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______________________________
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______________________________

Remarks/suggestions/recommendations:
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

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(School Watching Team Member)

VI. ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT


A. Findings/Problems Encountered:
After a two-hour Student-Led School Watching and Hazard Mapping activity, the
members of the School Watching Team (SWT) have spotted some items in the checklist which

they find alarming and vulnerable in times of disasters like an earthquake. Such items identified
in the checklist were dripping ceilings, detached and peeled GI sheets, no ramps for elevated
classroom facilities, broken doorknobs, plant mounted on top, presence of stray animals inside
the school premises, and busted bulbs and switch, and others. Although the items were very
minimal, the members of the SWT suggested to fix them immediately. The attention of proper
authorities was called and immediate action was promised.

B. Other insights/ recommendations:


Similar activity is agreed to be done in a quarterly basis. This is to ensure that the school
is not just a conducive place for learning but a safety environment as well. Budget is a huge
factor in this kind of activity because it will be needed after the SWT has identified the repairable
areas and buildings. The school disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) coordinator also
suggests of having a designated area as to where the school watching team will convene when
similar activities will be held. These suggestions were taken well by our principal, Mrs. Jocelyn
V. Reyes.

Prepared by:
LOWEL I. BORJA
SDRRMO Coordinator

Noted by:

JOCELYN V. REYES
Principal

Flow of Program/ Activity

ANNEXES

Orientation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Mr. Emmanuel Caneba (Faculty President)


Finalization and
Discussion of Checklist - - - - - - - - - - - - -Mr. Lowel I. Borja (DRRM coordinator)
School Watching and
Hazard Mapping activity - - - - - - - - - - - - School Watching Team
Post Assessment and Feedback - - - - - - - - School Watching Team

Documentation:

Mr. Caneba orients the members of the School


Watching Team about the nature of the activity

Orientation of the School Watching Team

The School Watching Team members listen well during the finalization and
discussion of the checklist by the school DRRM coordinator, Mr. Lowel I. Borja

The School Watching Team carefully observed and scrutinized every


area of the school during the activity proper of Student-Led School
Watching and Hazard Mapping

Some of the items in the checklist that the SWT has


observed during the conduct of the activity

Some of the checklists that the members of the SWT


have accomplished after the conduct of the activity