We dream of Filipinos
who passionately love their country
and whose values and competencies
enable them to realize their full potential
and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.
As a learner-centered public institution,
the Department of Education
continuously improves itself
to better serve its stakeholders.
To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education where:
Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.
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Formerly the school was known as “Gawpunso Castillo Memorial School. It was named after Mr. Gawpunso Castillo, father of the owner of Artex Development Company, who donated the two-storey school building. The donation was accepted by Mayor Lucio Gutierrez on October 26, 1970. Gawpunso Castillo Memorial School was named as Special Building. This building was demolished and re-constructed under the Quick Response Fund of the Department of Education. In the year 1975, another school building from the National Fund was acquired through the support and assistance of the late Governor Isidro Rodriquez and was named Rodriquez Building with thirteen (13) classrooms. The school had one rented building in Santulan and Arkong Bato. Later on, Santulan annex was separated from Gawpunso Castillo Memorial School. It became an independent school in the year 1990 and was renamed as Panghulo Elementary School I. In 2011, 2-storey 8 classrooms was built followed in 2012, 2 storey 7 classrooms in lieu of the old building which is dilapidated by flood. Due to the increasing enrolment at present an additional 4-storey 12 classrooms is under construction and soon to be in full rise this July 2016.