Vision and Mission Statements

AS A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, OWS trains students to know, accept and live the Christian life of faith, love, and selfless service flowing from the love of God and inspired by Wesleyan tenets, practices, values and virtues.

AS A FILIPINO SCHOOL, OWS develops in students’ love for and pride in the Philippines, teaches them cultural and social values as means of enabling them to be productive citizens and nation builders.

As a staunch partner of the Philippine’s socio-economic reforms in national education, OWS has applied to be a K12 senior high school to open in 2016. It supports acceleration of Filipino youth’s employability not only in the Philippine market but also for them to successfully navigate the new opportunities projected by the ASEAN INTEGRATION’s 2020 Vision.

AS A LEARNER-CENTERED SCHOOL,  OWS grounds its academic programs on the basic right of every individual to excellent education  for them to be learners for life.

Its recognition of students’ multiple intelligence is affirmed in its  curriculum,  assessment instruments, and LC instructional approaches delivered by competent faculty.

Philosophy

“The philosophical underpinning of Olongapo Wesley School is inspired the Rules & Precepts of Harvard University, first declared in 1646 to the first students of its hallowed halls: Let each student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well – the main end of his life is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life, to lay Christ in the foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.” God, through Jesus Christ, is the foundation and capstone of Olongapo Wesley School, Inc.

A Brief History

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”    Proverbs 22:6

In 1928, the idea of organizing a church-sponsored kindergarten school came about during a meeting of elders of the former Methodist Episcopal Church when Rev. Carlos Malicsi was its resident minister. A year later,    in February 1929, this dream became a reality with the founding of the first kindergarten school in Olongapo and the province of Zambales, with Mrs. Abcenia Fajardo Cerujano as the first teacher.  Over the next 40 years,   this pre-elementary service became a hallmark in the life and ministry of the church.  In addition, the remarkable success of the kindergarten school provided the impetus for greater things to come.

The year 1969 marked a new beginning for the school.  A decision to expand the pre-elementary service   to include grade school was made.  This paved the way for the founding of the OLONGAPO WESLEY SCHOOL, INC.  The name Wesley was chosen in honor of John Wesley, founder of Methodism and well-known 18th century educator and professor at Oxford University.  A school board composed of 12 members was created with Atty.  Pedro L.  Ela as the first chairman and Mr. Thomas Mackay as its first principal.  Mr. Mackay served until 1972 and Mrs.  Marcela Hernandes succeeded him.  In June 1973, Rev.  Danilo C.  Sanchez, the newly assigned resident minister   of Olongapo Wesley United Methodist Church, was concurrently appointed as OWS’s first director.  On March 22, 1974, OWS held its first graduation ceremonies for 12 Grade VI pupils.

School year 1975 opened with Mrs.  Charito A.  Nerona as its new principal.  Under the management of Rev.  Sanchez and Mrs.  Nerona, the school prospered and the population increased.

By 1979, the application for OWS to become a non-stock, non-profit educational institution was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commision, and with this came the formation of a new Board of Trustees.  Atty.  Pedro L.  Ela was the first elected chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The growth and expansion of services of OWS was further bolstered by its incorporation, and was able to exceed its limitations in financial resources and availability of land.  Within a period of 16 years, the school offered the first computer education in Region III of DECS in 1983, opened a high school department in 1988, and in collaboration with Mary Johnston College in Manila, opened an extension program in nursing and midwifery in Olongapo City   in 1995.

In 1990, Atty.  Pedro L.  Ela was appointed director of OWS.  He succeeded Rev.  Danilo C.  Sanchez upon the latter’s demise.  The same year, Mrs.  Arsenia R.  Tangiday was appointed first principal of the high school department.  In 1992, the high school held its first graduation with 61 students.

In 1997, Mrs.  Fe S.  Madlangbayan succeeded Mrs.  Charito A.  Nerona as principal of the Pre-Elementary  and Elementary Departments.  The latter had served the school for twenty-five years.

The challenges continued.  The growth of OWS was influenced by the rapid urbanization of Olongapo City.  More classrooms were added to meet the needs of the growing number of pupils and students.

Atty.  Ela was School Director until his retirement in 2000.  His services to OWS covered a total of 30 fruitful years – 20 as Chairman of the School Board and 10 as School Director.

In 2002, Dr.  Arsenia R.  Tangiday, who was then the principal of the High School Department, was appointed Director of OWS.  Two years later, in 2004, Mrs.  Myrna S.  Nuñez was appointed Principal of the High School Department.  Mrs.  Nuñez served until May 2009 when Mrs.  Amy A.  Sarabia succeeded her.  And in 2010,  Mrs.  Miriam M. Salang succeeded Dr.  Arsenia R.  Tangiday as School Director.

During the years of its existence as a Christian educational institution, OWS has achieved several outstanding accomplishments through the participation of its students in local and national competitions.

The OWS is the only educational institution in Olongapo City which is a member of the Association of Christian School, College and Universities (ACSCU).

The Board of Trustees is the highest governing body of the school.  It has ten (10) members elected by the members of the School Corporation.  In addition, the by-laws of the School Corporation mandate   that the school director and the school chaplain shall be non-voting ex-officio members of the Board.  The Board determines the general policies governing the school, including its academic programs in accordance with the curricula and policies regarding personnel and finances prescribed by the Department of Education.  All policies, plans, and programs, particularly the annual administrative program and budget, are subject to the approval of the Board.  The Chairman of the Board is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

School Year 2015-2016

Lucy D.G. Bustamante

Lucy D.G. Bustamante

BOT Chair

Dr. Ruben De Ocampo

Dr. Ruben De Ocampo

Vice-Chair

Gina Reyes

Gina Reyes

Executive Secretary

Leah L. Savares

Leah L. Savares

Treasurer

Ma. Rosario Belisario

Ma. Rosario Belisario

Finance Committee Chair

Prof. Jean Carpio-Ting

Prof. Jean Carpio-Ting

Education Committee Chair

Lina Mizal

Lina Mizal

Training & Development Committee Chair

Marissa Tamayo

Marissa Tamayo

Admin & Personnel Committee Chair

Billy G. Sarne

Billy G. Sarne

Facilities and Procurement Chair

Architect Mark Cruz

Architect Mark Cruz

PROJECT JOSHUA Chair

Rev. Cristine C. Atrero

Rev. Cristine C. Atrero

WUMC Administrative Pastor

Dr. Arsenia R. Tangiday

Dr. Arsenia R. Tangiday

WUMC Council Chair

Executive Officers

Mrs. Miriam M. Salang

Mrs. Miriam M. Salang

School Director

The Director is the head of the School and is appointed by the Board of Trustees.  He/she supervises  the day-to-day operations of the school, appoints personnel by authority of the board of implements policies, and prepares plans for the short-medium-, and long-range development of the school.

Mrs. Amy A. Sarabia

Mrs. Amy A. Sarabia

High School Principal

The Principals are the supervisors of their respective academic units.  They direct, control and evaluate their respective departments in order that the academic objectives and programs of the school   can be carried out efficiently.

Mrs. Fe S. Madlangbayan

Mrs. Fe S. Madlangbayan

Elementary Principal

The Principals are the supervisors of their respective academic units.  They direct, control and evaluate their respective departments in order that the academic objectives and programs of the school   can be carried out efficiently.

Academic Personnel

Non-Academic Personnel

Rev. Cristine C. Atrero

Rev. Cristine C. Atrero

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

The Administrative Pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church acts as the school chaplain. He directs and supervises the Christian formation programs for the students and school personnel.

Marilou M. Palma

Marilou M. Palma

ACCOUNTING OFFICER

The Accounting Officer is the Treasurer of the school, and is responsible for the administration, control,  and safekeeping of the school’s funds and properties.  The Finance Officer also supervises the Accounting Assistant and Cashier in the performance of their duties.

Estecy F. Eamilao

Estecy F. Eamilao

SCHOOL NURSE

A full-time registered nurse, a part-time physician and  a part-time dentist provide the health services  for students, faculty and non-teaching personnel of the school.

Felicisima L. Metran

Felicisima L. Metran

SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

The librarian supervises library services, acquisition of books and other learning materials, and the maintenance of the library facilities.

Ptr. Rizaldy R. Rodriguez

Ptr. Rizaldy R. Rodriguez

HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE FACILITATOR

The Guidance Counselor supervises group and individual counseling programs for the self-understanding and self-development of students in coordination with the administration and faculty members.

Gerliene V. Nacionales

Gerliene V. Nacionales

PRE-ELEM & ELEM. GUIDANCE FACILITATOR

The Guidance Counselor supervises group and individual counseling programs for the self-understanding and self-development of students in coordination with the administration and faculty members.

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