MY QUICK SWOT ANALYSIS OF SMS AND PROPOSED ACTION PLAN

MY QUICK SWOT ANALYSIS OF SMS
AND PROPOSED ACTION PLAN
by 
Rufino B. Bomasang
Board Chairman
St. Mary's School, Sagada Inc.

VISION:  SMS BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN MT. PROVINCE BY 2008 AND BEST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE CORDILLERA REGION BY 2013.
 

MISSION:  TO BE A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WITH STRONG EMPHASIS ON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY; WELL EQUIPPED LABORATORY AND LIBRARY; HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND WELL PAID FACULTY; AND SERVING AS TRAINING GROUND FOR FUTURE LEADERS.

 
STRENGTHS:  EXCELLENT LOCATION; BROAD BASE OF SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI; HIGH QUALITY FEEDER SCHOOLS; GLORIOUS HISTORY.
 

WEAKNESSES:  FAST DECLINING REPUTATION; LACK OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT; INADEQUATE FACILITIES; LOW MORALE OF FACULTY; DECLINING ENROLLMENT; LOW SCORES IN GOVERNMENT EXAMS.

 
OPPORTUNITIES:  WIDESPREAD DESIRE OF PARENTS TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO THE BEST SCHOOLS, WITH COST BEING A MINOR CONSIDERATION; COMMITMENT AMONG ALUMNI TO MAKE  SMS AS A TOP QUALITY INSTITUTION; DESIRE OF CERTAIN BUSINESSMEN TO LOOK FOR LASTING LEGACY, PARTICULARLY IN EDUCATION; WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR INDIGENOUS GROUPS; SAGADA A MAJOR TOURIST DESTINATION GIVES US A BIG POTENTIAL MARKET.
 

THREATS:  LEGAL CHALLENGES TO CHURCH PROPERTY; SECURITY; COMMERCIALIZATION OF SAGADA.


ACTION PLAN: 
  • SHORT TERM:  ACCELERATE CAMPAIGN FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT; COMMUNICATE TO STAKEHOLDERS OUR VISION AND CAMPAIGN FOR INCREASED ENROLLMENT; INFUSE FRESH BLOOD INTO ADM/FACULTY; RECOGNIZE SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS (TEN MOST OUTSTANDING AND 90 OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AND NAME ROOMS/BUILDINGS AFTER DONORS FROM AMONG THEM) DURING CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.
  • LONG TERM: SECURE MORE SUSTAINABLE LONG TERM FINANCIAL SUPPORT (HIGHER TUITION FEES, ENDOWMENT FUND, CORPORATE SPONSORS, MULTILATERAL GRANTS); REVAMP ADM/FACULTY; UPGRADE LABORATORIES; UPGRADE LIBRARY; UPGRADE DORMITORIES; ESTABLISH LINKAGES WITH MAJOR UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, AND OTHER SCHOOLS; REVAMP/UPDATE CURRICULUM; CONSIDER SPECIALIZED COURSES

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