For spiritual, moral intellectual, social and cultural and physical formation, IHMA provides the following:
The chapel is the house of God and a place of worship. The pupils are encouraged to begin and end their school day with a visit to the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel.
The services offered by the Guidance Center are: 1. Testing Program a. IQ and Readiness test for Kinder applicants b. Scholastic and other Admission Tests c. CEM Tests: Diagnostic Tests 2. Counseling and Interview 3. Group Guidance and Home Program 4. Career Orientation 5. Information/Orientation (For Grade 1, First Year, and New Students) 6. Individual Inventory 7. Referral
Educational Media Center (EMC)
The library is a place for a quiet learning and independent research. It is a necessary extension of the classroom where the pupils can gain access to additional references beyond their textbooks. Being an integral part of the educational process, IHMA maintains a combined Elementary and High School Library with adequate collection of volumes in literature, religion, science, and other instructional materials. Bonafide pupils/students, teaching and non-teaching personnel of IHMA are entitled to the use of the library, subject to the rules and regulations.
The library uses the “open shelf” system. Services are rendered on Mondays thru Fridays from 6:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – NO NOON BREAK – and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m. To be able to maximize the use of the library and its resources, the pupils are given orientation at the start of the school year. Re-orientation during the school year is provided when necessary. To enable to truly profit from the unique services of the library, the following guidelines need to be observed: a. Each pupil (from Grade 3 to Fourth Year) is given a borrower’s card at the start of the school year, which he/she uses when checking out a book or any library material. Borrowers’ cards are to be surrendered at the end of the school year. b. Fiction books and Biography books may be borrowed for a period of two (2) weeks while non-fiction books may be borrowed for a period of three (3) days subject to renewal for the same length of time, if not in demand. Otherwise, books may be borrowed overnight only. c. Overnight books are lent out during dismissal time in the afternoon only and must be returned not later than their recess time in the morning the following day. d. General reference books, newspapers, magazines and clippings are to be used in the library only. e. Fines shall be collected for overdue books. f. Pupils with overdue books are not allowed to borrow library materials unless accounts due to the library are settled. g. Pupils are held responsible for loss or damage of books borrowed. Report card / transfer credential will not be issued unless lost or damaged books have been satisfactorily accounted for. h. The library maintains “NO RESERVATIONS” policy. It serves its users on the first-come-first-served basis. i. Lending the borrower’s card or borrowed books is strictly prohibited and subjects the owner of the card to suspension of his/her library privileges. g. Eating, sleeping, doing school projects are strictly prohibited h. SILENCE shall be maintained inside the library at all times. (Other Library rules are printed separately).
B Audio-Visual Facilities and Audio- Visual Room
The Audio-Visual facilities provides audio-visual resources (viewing and listening equipment, video and audio cassette tapes, visual aids such as posters, charts, maps, slides and transparencies) to enrich learning in the classroom and to provide various A- V services for various activities. For better and more effective service, all users are enjoined to observe the following guidelines: 1. Only the teachers may arrange for reservation of A- V room, materials and equipment. 2. Fetching and returning of equipment are to be done by the teachers. 3. Students/Pupils may enter the AVR only when a scheduled activity is taking place there. 4. Students/Pupils should be responsible for maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of the AVR. 5. The AV staff will not be responsible for lost items.
Laboratories (Speech, Science and Computer)
Classes use these laboratories during their respective subject periods in English, Science, and Computer. All pupils are required to follow strictly all laboratory rules and regulations. Any breakage/damages must be immediately reported and paid for or replaced.
The bookstore is open before classes in the morning, during recess and noon break. Instructional supplies must be bought during this time. Special arrangement may be made with the person-in- charge to purchase school supplies not readily available at the bookstore.
Dental and Medical Clinic
1. The school clinic offers its medical and dental facilities during prescribed hours to pupils/students who are in need of these services. 2. All students/pupils are entitled to a physical check-up once a year. 3. Clinic services include routine check-ups and treatment or emergency cases, but not any formal consultation and treatment. 4. In case a student/pupil gets sick during school hours the parents are notified through the telephone. If it is necessary that the student/pupil be given medicine, emergency medicines are available for their use, provided there is no history of allergy. 5. In case of emergency when a student/pupil needs immediate hospitalization, he/she will be brought to the hospital for the necessary medical attention. Parents are notified as soon as possible. 6. First aid treatment for accidents during school hours is given by the school clinic but follow-up treatment is the responsibility of the parents who should refer the case to their private physician if necessary. 7. No pupil is allowed to stay in the clinic unless permitted by the clinic-in-charge. The teacher will allow another student/pupil to accompany a sick student/pupil to the clinic only if it is necessary in which case the former must immediately go back to the classroom. The school clinic offers its medical and dental facilities during prescribed hours to pupils/students who are in need of these services. All students/pupils are entitled to a physical check-up once a year.
Cleanliness and orderliness must be observed all the time. The school canteen serves snacks and light meals during recess, lunch break to pupils/students, staff members and faculty. Students/Pupils must observe proper table manners at the canteen. They should leave the table clean and orderly. All students/pupils are required to practice courtesy and politeness to every person serving them. They should show signs of gratitude to those who serve them by saying “please” and “thank you” for any request or service granted.
The school hires the services of a Security Agency to provide security measure on a 24-hour service. the security guards are agents of persons in authority and student/pupil who refuse to follow legal orders made though them are liable for the disciplinary sanction.