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Transcript of SCHOOL FACILITIES
School Facilities are one of the basic educational requirements, and it is necessary to maintain safe and high-quality school facilities from the perspective of maintaining and improving educational levels in line with the developmental stage.
1. School Seats
The importance of good seating cannot be overlooked since the school children usually spend a significant part of their time in school in a sitting position. Good seating is necessary for comfort and good posture and is crucial to the proper physical development of the child.
2. SCHOOL TABLES
1. Table Height
2. Tabletop area
3. STORAGE and DISPLAY
Furniture for storing and displaying materials, supplies and equipment is as essential as seats and tables in any school. Commonly used in public schools for storage and display purposes are bookcases, cupboards, cabinets, shelves, and divans.
4. SCHOOL EQUIPMENT
Educational facilities, which have a normal life span of two to five years, are classified as equipment.
5. FITTINGS, FIXTURES
Fittings are small accessory parts, often standardized used in a school building such as electrical switches and convenience outlets, doorknobs and the like.
Fixtures are facilities that are fixed or attached to a building as permanent appendages or as a structural part of it, such as plumbing facilities, toilet bowls, lighting fixtures, etc.
The location of the doorknobs, switches, sockets, convenience outlets, locks and other fixtures and fittings shall be within the reach of the school children. Height of the sinks, lavatories, toilet bowls, urinals and faucets shall be adjusted for children’s use. Generally, the proper height of most fittings and fixtures shall be about half of the mean standing height of the children.
6. INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES
. Instructional devices comprise the
wide range and variety of
educational media and technology
such as visual aids, audiovisual
aids, teaching aids and devices,
and the like, which are
indispensable tools for effective
teaching and learning. These
instructional devices provide the
child with various experiences,
which make learning more
meaningful and permanent.
7. REGULAR CLASSROOM
The classroom is a contained unit of learning space. To be effective, it must be designed such that spaces and facilities reflect the educational processes and activities that take place in them.
8. HOME ECONOMICS FACILITIES
As the laboratory for Home Economics classes, the Home Economics building is designed as a self-contained Filipino home.
9. INDUSTRIAL ARTS FACILITIES
The minimum and maximum furniture and equipment requirements for Elementary Agriculture classes are prescribed in MECS Memorandum No. 315, s. 1982 and DECS Memorandum No. 179, s. 1992.
10. LIBRARY FACILITIES
Every elementary/secondary school with enrolment of 500 pupils/students and above shall have a school library, primarily for the use of pupils/students and teachers, and possibly by the community. It shall be situated in a quiet and pleasant surrounding and shall be more accessible to intermediate and secondary classes, which are expected to make greater use of it. It must be manned by a teacher trained in modern school library methods.
11. SANITARY FACILITIES
As the teaching of sanitation and good health habits is an integral part of the school program, it is
important that public schools shall be provided with sanitary facilities that satisfy sanitary requirements as well as meet
Playground areasshall be considered together with classrooms as learning environment for educational growth. They
shall be developed and planned extensively not only for the sole purpose of an improved physical education program but
also for the use of pupils/students and teachers in all other educational activities.
Physical training must be given a regular place in the school program. School children in all levels
shall be required to participate in organized games and athletics.
The fundamental function of the administrative office is to serve. It shall be planned to feature openness and
ease of access for teachers, school children and the public. The administrative office shall be pleasant and attractive in
design reflecting the spirit of a friendly and helpful atmosphere.
SCHOOL LUNCH COUNTER (SCHOOL CANTEEN)
One of the important facilities that shall be available in school is a very decent school lunch counter, also known
as the school lunchroom, school canteen or nutrition center. This serves as the center for feeding. For details on the
management and maintenance of school canteen, refer to DepED Order Nos. 8, s.2007.
• Medical equipment
• Dental equipment
• Clinic equipment
For the minimum tools and equipment standards for technical-vocational public high schools, refer to DepED
Order No. 73, s. 2009 dated July 14, 2009 .