General Information and Academic Administration of University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) Basic Education Department

1.1 School Profile

UIC Basic Education Department
Bajada, Davao City

University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC), formerly known as Immaculate Conception Academy and Immaculate Conception College, is a private educational institution founded in 1905 by the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM), a congregation established by Venerable Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo. It has three campuses, the Fr. Selga campus along Pichon Street houses the departments of information technology, nursing, medical technology,music, nutrition & dietetics, pharmacy, and the Graduate School. Called the Main campus, it was built in the 1960s to house the college’s growing population. The school’s original location in Downtown Davao along Bonifacio street is now called the Annex campus. This houses the colleges of Business and Governance, Engineering, Education, and Liberal Arts. Finally, the Bajada campus houses the grade school and high school facilities of the university.

The university began in 1905 as St. Peter’s Parochial School along Bonifacio Street in downtown Davao City with only primary and intermediate courses. As World War II broke out in 1941, the school closed and was re-opened five years later. The school received government recognition for the high school level in 1947.  A year later, the school was  re-named  “Immaculate  Conception  College  (ICC)”  . In 1969, the Grade and High School Departments were moved to ICC’s new site at Fr. Selga St. Mindful  of  its  mission  to  deliver  quality  education,  the  Grade  School,  and  High  School Departments  became  one  of  the  PAASCU  accredited  schools  in the 1970’s. In May 1, 1992, DECS Secretary Dr. Isidro Cariño granted ICC the University Status.  It took the name “University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC).”  The school was then 87 years old.

UIC offers a wide array of academic programs that cater to the needs of the community. Offerings include a K-12 basic education program as well as tertiary level programs of various disciplines. Due to this day, UIC has several programs including “Graduate and Postgraduate Studies”, that offers 13 courses for masters degree and 3 courses for doctorate degree. “Undergraduate (college)” offers 10 programs, and “Basic Education” ranging from pre-school, grade school, junior high school and senior high school.

I was assigned in the Bajada campus that houses the grade school and high school facilities of the university. The year of 2000 was the beginning of this campus, because the Grade School and High School Departments was transferred from the main campus at Fr. Selga St. to this beautiful, sprawling 7-hectare UIC Bajada campus, located in Dumanlas, Bajada, 8000 Davao City, and has several facilities that can provide the pupils with an opportunity to grow not only intellectually but also spiritually, physically, and psychologically. In 2009, the Grade School and High School Departments were granted Level III accreditation status by the Federation  of  Accrediting  Associations  in  the  Philippines  FAAP.


A globally recognized Catholic university
that nurtures faith, builds passion for excellence and
develops lifelong learners with compassion for service
that impacts transformation in a fast-changing society.


We commit ourselves to:

  1. Provide an excellent educational experience to students to help them become globally competitive and adaptive to change;
  2. Inculcate among students the values of serving others with humility and love, working for justice, promoting peace, and preserving the integrity of creation;
  3. Engage in research activities in collaboration with local, regional, national and international partners;
  4. Uphold the dignity of the persons especially the poor;
  5. Promote and strengthen our Filipino culture and values; and
  6. Administer the university following Catholic doctrine.


The University of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic School that is an instrumentality of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary that aims to provide within its community of students and personnel Catholic values. Its goal is to provide an educational program and environment animated by Catholic doctrine, beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices, the exercise of which is protected by, among others, Article III, Section 5 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

In order for us to approximate our vision and live our mission, we dedicate all our human resources to transform the members of the UIC family to become enlightened, empowered, pro-active and liberated Christian leaders living in a humane and harmonious community for love of God, country, and the world.

Core Values

Faith, Excellence, Service

Profile of an Ignacian Marian Graduate

Ignacian Marian leader:
a responsible global citizen
imbued with profound faith in God,
inspired by the spirituality of humble service,
committed to a continuous search for excellence

To ensure the quality of UIC high school department, LEADS and SHAPES, an innovative and transformative system of instructional delivery has been introduced, cascading the school’s vision and mission and integrating Ignacian core and related values in all instructional classes and integration activities. LEADS  is  Learn, Excel, Achieve, Develop Character and Serve. SHAPES refers to key value points: Start where you are, Harness what you have, Acquire new knowledge and skills, Preserve your Filipino values and resources, Enrich your culture, Share your learning to others.Under this program, UIC High School aims to be the premier pre-college education provider in Region XI under the K to 12 program, forming graduates to be Leaders with Character. Towards this, the High School Department is focused on faculty development with emphasis on the teacher as curriculum leader, as keenly as it is on its student activity and development program.

1.2 Academic Support System

Facilities that are provided by UIC are very adequate and can lead the students to be convenient in studying. There are three buildings in UIC Basic Education Department that houses the levels of education starting from pre-school to senior high school level. I was assigned in the Junior high school level, especially the eight grade, located in the Immaculate Heart Building, the front building. Each classroom consists of 40 students and facilitated with three ceiling fans, LCD TV that can ease the students to learn the materials given by the teachers. Outside the faculty room in the lobby, there is a photocopy machine and printer that can make the students easier to do their assignments. Not limited to that, UIC also facilitates their students by providing some beneficial rooms like library with complete facilities (Air conditioner, computer to search the books, faculty room, and convenient tables and chairs) inside to support students learning. Here are the school facilities and services.


  • Library
  • Audio-Visual Room (AVR)
  • Science, Biology and Chemistry Laboratories
  • Computer Laboratory
  • Speech Laboratory
  • Guidance Center
  • Auditorium
  • Mother Ignacia Gymnasium
  • Prayer Room
  • Clinic
  • School Canteen
  • Internet Access
  • School Bus

1.3 Teaching System

Just like some schools in my country, Indonesia, the learning and teaching process will be held for five days, started from Monday to Friday. The learning process for each class starts at 7.30 in the morning and ends at 4.45 in the afternoon. However, at 7.15 to 7.30 in the morning, each adviser of the class (teachers who are responsible for certain classes) have their advisory time, where they collect the students’ phones (no phones are allowed during the classroom) and check the class cleanliness. Each teacher is given an hour to deliver the material in the classroom. In a day, there are seven subjects, possibly eight subjects if one subject has 2 periods.

The subjects that are taught in this school are Science, AP (Araling Panlipunan), TLE (Technology and Livelihood Education), English, CLVED, MAPEH, Filipino, Math, and Robotics.

1.4 Materials and Other Learning Sources

The teachers in this school teach the materials based on the core curriculum of K-12. Teachers and students have the same book for each subject. However, the teachers may also search the materials in the internet (online book). So, the teacher will take the materials and exercises both from the students’ handout and the online book.

1.5 Measurement and Evaluation System

This school conducts two kinds of examination, they are monthly examination and periodical examination. Just like the name, monthly examination will be held every month and periodical examination will be held at the end of each quarter. At the end of the year, there will be an honor for students who successfully maintain their grades. Below is the report card in this school.

1.6 Curriculum

UIC High School teachers have also prepared for the intensified application of the UbD Framework and the initial implementation of the K to 12 program by undergoing the training, “Curricular Visioning and Benchmarking” that puts emphasis on the teacher as a curriculum leader. The training’s lecture-workshop construct enhances teaching effectives.

The training initiative is an innovative approach to re-tool the faculty to effect curricular change and to expand learning opportunities. The teachers productively engage in the workshop activities, leading to a review of the Development Program on Instruction.

1.7 Teaching Plan (of my major)

Teachers make their own lesson plan but still in line with the curriculum, also based on the scopes and sequence monitoring that will be made right after entering the new quarter. The example of the scopes and sequence monitoring is as follows :

In order to get the aim of UIC, the lesson plan is designed by the following elements :

  • transfer goal
  • essential understanding
  • essential question

I. Preliminaries

  • review
  • focus
  • motivation
  • APK (Activating Prior Knowledge)

II. Lesson Development

  • learning objectives
  • collaborative activities
  • broadening of concept
  • integration

III. Evaluation Assessment

IV. Summary / Action

V. Purposive Assignment / Enrichment

VI. References


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