International Philippine School in Al-Khobar

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Name of School : International Philippine School in Al-Khobar
Address : P.O. Box 4839, Al-Khobar 31952
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Contact Numbers : TN: (966-13)889-1487; 899-3849
    FN: (966-13)899-3698
Mobile: (966-53) 630-4350
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Date Established : 15 September 1988
Start of Operations : 24 June 1989
Permit from Host Govt. : 2/1937
Date of issuance : 08 May 1995
School Owner : Community - owned
No. of Enrollees : 1,715  students        (All Filipinos)
School’s Category : Category I
 School Principal

Ms. Liezel A. Aguilar

 

BACKGROUND

The International Philippine School in Alkhobar (IPSA) formerly known as Philippine Embassy School in Alkhobar (PESA) was organized in September 1988 by a group of Filipino parents, who lived in the vicinity of Alkhobar. PESA formally started its academic operation in June 1989 with a Temporary Permit No. 001 s, 1989 issued by the Philippine Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) signed by Secretary Lourdes Quisumbing.

On the 25th of July 1989, the Chief of Philippine Mission in Riyadh, Dr. Mauyag Moh’d Tamano sent a letter to the Saudi Government Official assigned in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to inform them of the intent to put up a Philippine Embassy School in Alkhobar under the auspices of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. The school would follow the Philippine Educational System.

PESA got its recognition after its Temporary Permit granted by the Philippine Government under DECS Recognition No. 001 s. 1995 signed by Secretary Ricardo T. Gloria of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) on January 31, 1995. It was awarded its host license to operate on 1415/12/29 (May 8, 1995) with the Saudi Permit No. 2/1937.

In compliance with the permit issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE), where foreign schools should be named as International Schools in addition to the country of nationals served by the school, PESA was renamed in SY 1995-1996 to International Philippine School in Alkhobar (originally acronym “IPS Alkhobar”) and currently known to the Filipino Community in the Kingdom as “IPSA” (Member Saudi Arabian International Schools).

On April 20, 2012, IPS Alkhobar got its renewed Government Recognition No. SP-002, series 2012, signed by Br. Armin A. Luistro – FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education, Philippines.

VISION STATEMENT
International Philippine School in AlKhobar (IPSA) is a leading Filipino community school: pro-God,
dynamic and responsive to the needs of the learners and the community.
 
MISSION STATEMENT
International Philippine School in Al-Khobar is committed in providing value-focused, research based, service-driven and innovative education.

OBJECTIVES

International Philippine School in Al-Khobar (IPSA) aims to develop student’s/pupils’ abilities, skills, interests and capabilities through the meaningful learning experiences; shape human personality, which will be unique, free, responsible and loving with a social conscience and a sense of loyalty and patriotism; equip the students/pupils with latest concepts, skills, and competencies in all major curricular offerings such as English, Filipino, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Information Technology, Home Economics, Values Education, Health and Music that will make them globally competitive; prepare students, pupils to take their place in the society to become responsible and upright citizens; and provide total human development which includes intellectual, physical, spiritual, social, moral and emotional values in life,

Moreover, it conscientiously tries to attain the objectives set by the Philippine Department of Education.