INNHS Special Programs



SEAMEO-RELC Internet Project

In 1999, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education- Regional Learning Center in Singapore established an Internet Project which includes young participants from 15 participating countries: Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Australia, etc. The project aims to promote a deeper understanding among different cultures through Information and Communications Technology (ICT). To attain this goal, the Project holds a yearly competition among the participating countries making it an international competition for:

  1. Search for the Best Web Magazine
  2. Search for the Most Cooperative Country

In the Philippines, only three schools from the entire country were chosen to make up the Philippine Team: Ilocos Norte National High School (INNHS), Victorino Mapa National High School (V.Mapa HS); and Olongapo Regional Science High School (ORSHS). The selection was based on a rigid screening of student training and ICT capabilities.

The team composed of the Country Coordinators, six participating students from each school, one English Critic, one Technical Coach, and one Project Coordinator. The project is funded by the collaborative efforts of the three schools.

Every year, a lead school is elected among the three by the participants themselves and approved by the DepEd Central Office.

The following awards were garnered by the Philippine Team wherein INNHS was always the Lead School:

  1. 2002 Best in Web Magazine
  2. 2004 Best in Web Magazine
  3. 2006 Best in Web Magazine


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)- Sister Schools Networking (ASSN)

INNHS is a participant to this APEC-ASSN project. Its involvement was realized when two selected mentors attended the forum held in Thailand.

It aims to create virtual community of APEC students, teachers and administrators in an attempt to narrow down the digital divide in schools across Asia. A telecollaboration is maintained through the website of both sister schools.

Dr. Dany T. Daquioag (former Principal), and Mrs. Mariecon Ramirez (former Project coordinator) attended the Cyber Forum last September 2005 in Busan Korea. They were able to establish a sisterhood relationship with Ulsan Seo Girls’ Middle school which showcased their cultural programs and activities for the APEC Project.

This was the beginning of a successful telecollaboration of INNHS and USGMS which led to the visit of 25 Korean students, 2 teachers and the principal in the Philippines.

For 5 days, the students experienced regular schooling in the Philippines by joining several classes at INNHS while their teachers were shown some teacher activities. To ensure “Real Filipino Experience”, the students stayed with foster families who took care of their needs. Cultural activities were also conducted which included cultural show and educational tours.

In April 2006, 17 students, Mr. Benjamin Juan, Miss Rosemarie Maranan, and Dr. Venus Taylan traveled to Ulsan Korea as part of the Cultural Exchange Project of both schools.

And in July 2004, Billy Brian Piniera, Mrs. Mariecon Ramirez (former Head Teacher), and Dr. Dany Daquioag (former Principal) attended the 14-day APEC Youth Camp and Teachers’ Forum in Bangkok, Thailand.



Founded in 1953, UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNET), commonly referred to as UNESCO Associated Schools, is a global network of some 7,900 educational institutions in 176 countries (ranging from pre-schools and primary to secondary schools and teacher training institutions), who work in support of quality education.

Associated Schools commit to promote ideals of UNESCO by conducting pilot projects in favor of better preparing children and young people to meet effectively the challenges of an increasingly complex and interdependent world. The new ADPNet Strategy and Plan of Action (2004-2009) puts emphasis on reinforcing the four pillars of Learning for the 21st Century (learning to know, to do, to be, and to live together) and promoting quality education as outlined in the Dakar Framework of Action.

ASPNet conducts activities at the national, regional and international level. At the international level, efforts are made to facilitate an exchange of information on ASPNet at all levels; the conduct of flagship programs, special events, campaigns, contests to encourage contacts and links of solidarity between participating institutions.

INNHS was a participant in the competition for Best Photography in 2005 where its entry was adjudged as one of the five best entries from the entire country.

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