Welcome to Rafael Palma ElementarySchool winner of Seal of School Management and Reform Award SY 2016-2017 awarded by the City Mayor Joseph “Ejercito” Estrada during the celebration of 446 founding anniversary of the City of Manila under the big school category. The plaque of Recognition is the fruit of exemplary management and leadership of the principal Josephine Cruz Deligente, a 2004 Metrobank Awardee, a National Outstanding Alumnus of the Philippine Normal College, Taft Avenue, Manila. Through her leadership style, the stakeholders are well coordinated, united and well-motivated thus maximize their involvement in all aspects of school activities towards the attainment of one vision, mission, and goal which lead to the delivery of quality basic education among learners. The learner’s holistic development is the primary objective to be lifelong learners as well as highly competitive in both curricular and extracurricular activities. Palmanians excel in sports, garnered medals in volleyball, softball and baseball competitions.
The school has a full of competent potential and high morale teachers who inculcate desirable values among learners where in the core values of MakaDiyos, Makatao, Makakalikasan, at Makabansa are internalized and modeled by the graduates.
RPES caters all types of learners from the regular learners Kinder to Grade VI, its Silahis ng Katapatan SPED Center for the gifted and talented pupils and pupils with Special Needs are also taken cared off. Some of the enrollees of RPES are from Mindanao, the Alive Madrasah Program enhances the Muslim Values and Arabic Languages with their Ustad and Ustada during Saturday and Sunday classes. The Out of School Youth of the Community are not neglected because the school has its Alternative Learning System which provides classes for Accreditation and Equivalency and Cum Livelihood to prepare them for the formal schooling and employability in the future. RPES ALS is Adopted by Cebuana Lhuillier and became Cebuana Lhuillier Community Learning Center.
The school provides wholesome learning environment conducive to varied learners’ needs. The school is child centered, child friendly, drug free, a zone of peace and security for the stakeholders. Health and sanitation of the learners and staff are well addressed. School facilities are well improved and functional for all types of learners, teachers and staff. ICT technology based teaching and learning are utilized through internet connection, projector, TV, tablet and computers.
RPES offers different school organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouting, Red Cross, YWCA, YMCA, Clubs like Dance Troop Club, Arts Club, Science Club, Choir, Yes O, Drum and Lyre Band. The multi intelligence of the learners are well developed and enhanced. Pupils have their choices of whatever organization or clubs they are interested to develop their talents and skills. This is one way of minimizing bullying among children for they are busy doing productive endeavors fostering friendships, camaraderie, fun and enjoyment with their peers.
By looking at the track record of Rafael Palma Elementary School for 72 years of existence, RPES produces prominent graduates in different field of specializations such as Richard Gomez, Lani Mesalucha and Councilor Josie Siscar. They are the pillars of our school, country contributing to its progress and developments.