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HARRELL HORNE INTEGRATED SCHOOL (HHIS) started as a learning center for the preschool-aged children of families in BahayangPag-asa Subdivision, Bacoor, Cavite and nearby areas. It was then named Harrell Horne Learning Center (HHLC) by its founder, Mrs. Ma. Luz Sarabia Villanueva, education graduate, whose professional values and beliefs were and continue to be shaped and influenced by the ideas of Herman Harrell Horne, a nineteenth century American Educator-Philosopher.
At the time of its establishment in December 1994, HHLC was affiliated with the National Federation of Women’s Club of the Philippines (NFWCP) for practical reasons. Some documents required by DECS, now DepEd, to operate in time for the June 1994 class opening were not yet ready. However, on January 3, 1995, DECS granted permit to open pre-school education program.
On its first year of operation, the NFWCP- affiliated HHLC drew an unexpected enrollment of one hundred eight (108) preschool children. The number far exceeded the modest enrollment target of more or less fifty (50) preschool-aged children. The following year saw an even more impressive and significant increase in the number of enrollees.
A year after its establishment and on account of its rapid growth in enrollment and the clamor of parents for a regular elementary school, HHLC was converted into Harrell Horne Integrated School (HHIS). The new name reflected the integrated nature of the school curriculum. Consequently, HHIS was incorporated under the Philippine laws and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 1995 as a non- sectarian non-profit educational institution and was granted government recognition on February 2, 1996.
From a humble one-room NFWCP-affiliated preschool learning center in December 1993, HHIS has gone a very long way. It has metamorphosed into a competitive, modern and efficient institution of learning offering preschool, elementary and secondary education programs. Two four-storey buildings and one main preschool center were added to the facilities of the school in just a span of five years from year 2002 – 2007. To add to this, a one-storey building with six classrooms was erected in 2014.
The founder’s unfailing faith, dedication and determination that every child, pupil or student, regardless of one’s socio-economic status in life, deserves to enjoy quality education with equal privilege to modest facilities offered by the school. With thiscontinuing advocacy, it gave birth to the HHIS – Hinigaran Campus at Brgy. Gargato , Hinigaran, Negros Occidental who catered 112 students in its first year of operation in 2016.
In 2017, a new four-storey building was erected to become the new administration building and the home of the senior high school students.
Harrell Horne Integrated School thrivesas a developing institution guided by the vision to become one of the most competent and competitive institutions in the delivery of Basic Education - the Preschool, Elementary and High School.
The dynamic spirit of Harrell Horne Integrated School serves as the strong pillar that Harrellian graduates are destined to give Glory to God, their Country and their Family.
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Advent season as we all know is about waiting or preparation in the birth of Jesus Christ His coming as the father sent Him to be our redeemer. That was His first coming where we use to celebrate Christmas season. In this year 2020, where the whole world came didn't expect the catastrophic effect brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, thus, no one can say that we are “prepared” but all are in shock. The worldly celebrations and activities were put to a halt. This advent season is a different kind of preparation , might be of course, we still do prepare early the symbols of Christmas as a joyous season hoping that all the challenges we've been through, the Covid, the calamities can’t just be ignore but I would say these are the kind of advent preparation that is looking forward to the second coming of Christ. No one would claim when and the time He is coming back but it's all up to us how are we to be prepared. The message of advent is about great love of God for us! As what God the Father clearly gave His message in John 3:16; For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believed on Him will not die but have everlasting life. Many of us have been always uncertain as up to when these Covid ends! The doubts and fears are to be cast outs because Jesus already conquered death and He is coming soon. For me the advent preparation is the prepartion of our innermost being, our hearts our whole life as what the Lord desire to all us about salvation .More than the myriads of Christmas preparations Advent for this year 2020 must be so transformed, the renewing of our minds, our hearts that anytime any moment in our journey to life the only thing that is sure to come is that Jesus is coming back and the message of advent season is the great king of kings and the Lord of Lord already dwells in each snd everyone of us. What we only do is to let Him come in and be with us in our mind, heart and soul and that completes the advent season! Hope -that He is coming soon Peace -that We must live in harmony Love that heals all wounds and Joy because God is coming soon His second coming! “ For this reason you be ready too, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will” Matthew 24:44 Lets us make Advent a serious preparation! God bless us all.
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