Graduation Ceremony for Grade 6 Completers in School Year 2018-2019

March 01, 2019

DepEd Memorandum No. 01, s. 2019

GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR GRADE 6 COMPLETERS IN SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019

To:

Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Division Chiefs and Unit Heads
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned

This Memorandum clarifies that the end of school year rites for Grade 6 completers this School Year 2018-2019 shall be a graduation ceremony, as stated in the attached DepEd Order No. 2, series of 2019, issued on February 18, 2019.

The moving-up ceremony instead of a graduation for Grade 6 completers is under discussion by the Executive Committee. Should this be approved, DepEd assures all concerned that this will be announced with sufficient lead time.

Apologies are extended for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.

Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary


February 18, 2019

DepEd Order No. 02, s. 2019

SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019 K TO 12 BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM END OF SCHOOL YEAR RITES

To:

Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned

For School Year (SY) 2018-2019, the Department of Education (DepEd) announces the conduct of the following End-of-School-Year (EOSY) Rites:

Grade Level CompletersCeremonyProof of Completion
KindergartenMoving Up or CompletionKindergarten Certificate (Enclosure No. 1)
Grade 6
Graduation
Elementary Certificate (Enclosure No. 2)
Grade 10Moving Up or CompletionJunior High School Certificate (Enclosure No. 3)
Grade 12 learners from:

a. Schools with DepEd-approved K to 12 transition plan
b. Schools with permit to operate Senior High School since 2014
c. International Schools with K to 12 Program
GraduationSenior High School
Diploma
(Enclosure No. 4)

The 2019 ceremonies shall focus on the theme Pagkakaisa sa Pagkakaiba-iba: Kalidad na Edukasyon para sa Lahat (Unity in Diversity: Quality Education for All). Schools, schools divisions or regional offices may translate the theme into their respective Mother Tongues. This theme highlights the role of the K to 12 Basic Education Program in developing an educated society where the challenges and benefits of diversity are embraced and welcomed by every Filipino.

As announced in Enclosure No. 2 of DepEd Order (DO) No. 25, s. 2018 entitled School Calendar for School Year 2018-2019, the EOSY rites should be scheduled not earlier than April 1, 2019, but not later than April 5, 2019. Schools, divisions or regions with an extended SY shall be guided by their approved revised school calendar.

In line with the government’s austerity program, DepEd reiterates the following policies:

a. Graduation rites should be simple but meaningful to encourage civil rights, a sense of community, and personal responsibility. While these rites mark a milestone in the life of the learners, these should be conducted without excessive spending, extravagant attire or extraordinary venue;

b. Moving Up or Completion Ceremonies should be simple, involving only the learners, their parents and the school; and

c. Nonacademic projects such as attendance to field trips, film showing, Junior-Senior promenade, and other school events should not be imposed as requirements for graduation or completion.

For Public Schools only

d. Expenses relative to the activity should be charged to the school

Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses subject to existing guidelines. No DepEd personnel shall be allowed to collect any kind of contribution or fee for graduation/moving up/completion ceremony.

The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates are as follows:

For private elementary and secondary schools, technical and vocational institutions (TVIs), and higher education institutions (HEIs), including state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs)The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates is optional. The signature of the school head is required, while the signature of the schools division superintendent is not required.
For public elementary and secondary schoolsThe use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates is required

Awarding of honors to learners from Grades 1 to 12 shall follow the guidelines in DO 36, s. 2016 entitled Policy Guidelines on Awards and Recognition for the K to 12 Basic Education Program.

Further, the EOSY rites and moving up or completion ceremony shall be conducted in an appropriate solemn ceremony befitting the learners and their parents and shall not be used as a political forum. DepEd reiterates the strict compliance with DO 48, s. 2018 entitled Prohibition of Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity.

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Learning Delivery-Teaching and Learning Division, 4th Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 638-4799 and (02) 687-2948, or email at [email protected]

Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary

SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR KINDERGARTEN CERTIFICATE

SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 6 ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATE

SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 10 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 12 DIPLOMA

SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 12 DIPLOMA
SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR GRADE 12 DIPLOMA

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