Notre Dame University

Elementary Training Department

Notre Dame University

Elementary Training Department

Elementary Training Department

About Us

The NDU-ETD provides opportunity for Cotabato City children and the nearby areas to acquire quality elementary education. This education has enabled many of its pupils to emerge as winners in academic and non-academic contests not only in the city but also at the regional and national levels. A number of its graduates qualified for admission to prestigious high schools.

The school puts very strong emphasis in its religious and values education program.  This program is implemented both within and outside the academic programs.  This is a major reason for parents enrolling their children in the school.  Religion classes are conducted not only for Catholics but also for Muslims.  About 48% of the school population is Muslims.

The pupil population of the school represents children of different religions, cultural affiliations and socio-economic backgrounds.  Although the school collects tuition fees, there are a considerable number of pupils belonging to the low-income group who enrolled despite the fact that free elementary education can be obtained in the public school.  There are pupils, coming from the highland tribal groups, the Muslim ethnic groups, and the lowland Christian Filipino groups.


Message from the Department Head

Notre Dame University – Elementary Training Department is now on its 67th year of existence. Up to this date, it has already served, molded, and produced thousands of elementary graduates who are locally and globally competent individuals equipped with the 21st century skills as they hold various positions not only in the Philippines but also around the globe.

Over the years NDU-ETD stands tall and strong and consistent in its goal of being the leading institution that creates persons of character and excellence through the core values of Faith, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Service (FIRES).

Now, NDU-ETD answers the call for the new normal in the educational landscape . It was challenged with the existence all the unexpected need for change brought about by the pandemic. It’s administration, teachers and staff needed to adopt the new FIRES – Flexibility, Innovation, Resilience, Empowerment and Sustainability to cater the demands of the present condition.

From face-to-face, we know conduct the distance learning mode. Pupils may join the online classes or opt to have the modular scheme. Teachers explored different methods and applications that they can use for this type of instruction. The school and the parents collaborate to make learning of the pupils possible. There are dozens of test that come along the way but with skillful minds and willing hearts, nothing was impossible.

We thank the NDU Administration for the support it has extended for the realization of continuing the education of the ETD pupils amidst the situation.

To the parents for their understanding and patience and for not giving up on the education of their children during this very difficult time.

To the teachers, the effort and courage you have shown despite your anxiety are not disregarded . You are the greatest factor that education continues even at the worst of times. May you continue to generously share your knowledge time and other resources to our pupils. Keep the FIRES burning.

Two our dear pupils, we congratulate you for striving and giving your best. You are indeed courageous and resilient. You deserve to receive what is best. May you be inspired to continue your zest in seeking knowledge despite the unfamiliarity of the new mode of learning.

Together, we can be triumphant in the end. God bless us.

Prof. Maria Schenette R. Briones

Program Offerings

Nursery to Grade 6

Faculty and Staff

Prof. Maria Schenette R. BrionesPrincipal
Mrs. Leda L. SatuneroOffice Assistant
Ms. Nornesa M. CaloAcademic Records Assistant
Ms. Leonora C. WagasLibrarian
Mr. Caharudin S. AbasIslamic 1, 2 & 6 teacher
Mr. Jerome S. ApuraComputer Coordinator, LIS Coordinator, Computer 5 & 6 teacher
Christine C. AustialCommunity Extension & Alumni Coordinator, Grade 3 – St. Mark Adviser, Filipino 4 & EPP 4 teacher
Fahima D. BayaoGrade 4 – St. Jude Adviser, English 4, 5 & 6 teacher
Rodelyn Mae V. BigbigMAPEH 1, Math 1, EPP 6 & Science 6 teacher
Lizamarie J. CapundagGrade 5 – St. Agnes Adviser, MT 1, 2 & 3 teacher
Jasmine E. CayenaGrade 2 – St. Joseph Adviser, Religion 1, 2 & 3 teacher
Danilyn D. CorcoroArt & Health Coordinator, Grade 6 – St. Dominic Savio Adviser, Math 6 & Science 6 teacher
Nimfa B. Delos SantosFilipino Coordinator, Grade 1 – Angel Michael Adviser, Filipino 1 & 6 teacher
Jeffrey T. DumdumMathematics Coordinator, Math 4 & Religion 4 teacher
Alma T. DuradoMusic & P.E. Coordinator, MAPEH 4 & Science 5 teacher
Arlyn Apple B. ElihayAcademic Coordinator, Help Desk Officer, English 6 teacher
Heronimo A. Empanado Jr.Grade 6 – St. Francis of Assisi Adviser, AP 2, 3, & 6 teacher
Rosalie P. EmpicGrade 4 – St. Simon Adviser, English 1, Filipino 3 & MAPEH 6 teacher
Melanie M. GatmaitanAraling Panlipunan Coordinator, Prefect of Pupils, AP 5 teacher
Queenierose J. GuichapinHelp Desk Officer, MAPEH 5 & 6, AP 5 & Science 6 teacher
Parok A. HadjinorAP 1, Islamic 3 & 4 teacher
Ma. Flora Linda G. HatozaAP 2, Math 2, MAPEH 3 & 4 & Filipino 4 teacher
Jeanalyn C. HermanoGrade 4 – St. Thomas Adviser, MAPEH 2 & 3, Filipino 5 & English & Writing PK teacher
Mary Grace G. JaictinFilipino 1, 2 & MAPEH 2 teacher
Maricar R. MarigaHelp Desk Officer, English 2 & 3 teacher
Mary Joy L. MatutocGrade 1 – Angel Gabriel Adviser, AP 1 & 4, MAPEH 1 & 5 teacher
Florence G. MeguisoScience Coordinator, Grade 3 – St. Matthew Adviser, Science 3 & 4 teacher
Haron O. MohammadIslamic Coordinator, Islamic 5 & 6 teacher
Anjanette A. PiosEnglish Coordinator, Media Arts & Virtual Programs Coordinator, English 1 teacher
Hazel C. SamaonHomeroom Guidance Coordinator, Guidance Facilitator, English 6 teacher
Charine V. SumidoGrade 5 – St. Therese Adviser, Math 3 & 4 teacher
Mochtar A. TuankaliPupil Activity Coordinator & SPG Adviser, Marketing & Promotions Coordinator, & AP 6 teacher
Aiva Fe L. ValenzuelaEPP & Mother Tongue Coordinator, Grade 2 – Mother Mary Adviser, EPP 5 & 6 teacher
Veronica P. VillalobosReligion Coordinator, Grade 6 – St. Eugene De Mazenod Adviser, Religion 5 & 6 teacher
Catherine O. VillaplanaPK – St. Lucy Adviser, AP 4, Filipino PK, Values PK, English & Writing KD & Values KD
Joni Jane D. YuKindergarten Coordinator, KD – St. Paul Adviser, Math PK, Filipino KD & Math KD teacher

Contact Us

Landline: (064) 421-2654 local 309


Distance Learning Officers:

  1. Ms. Arlyn Apple B. Elihay  –
  2. Ms. Maricar R. Mariga –
  3. Ms. Queenierose J. Guichapin –

Official Facebook Account:


ETD Student Handbook
Uploaded: 09/01/2022
ETD Student Handbook
Uploaded: 09/01/2022

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Notre Dame University
For Social Transformation in Central Mindanao
Notre Dame Avenue, Rosary Heights III
Cotabato City, Philippines
(064) 421-2698