About Us

The Instructional Media Center (IMC)

 Nurturing children's hearts and minds with the best books, film and digital information.

To carry out its responsibility as stimulating force for the spiritual, moral and intellectual growth of the school community and to assume the role of providing not only information but also training that will help form students into responsible, well-rounded "men and women for others", the Grade School Instructional Media Center (IMC) strives to meet the needs of the students and faculty by providing books, learning materials, programs and services for academic, personal and individual enrichment.


The Grade School Instructional Media Center (IMC) is the information resource center of the Ateneo de Davao University Grade School Unit, Matina Campus. As a center for instructional media, it is composed of the library (print materials) and audio-visual (non-print materials). It houses a collection of materials specifically for children. With more than 50,000 books and magazines, online databases, plus a large and growing collection of audio-visual materials, including music CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs, it is a rich resource.

The collection has major strengths in picture books, Filipiniana books, classics for children, and a large collection of folk and fairy tales. A good number of magazines for children and young adults are subscribed and are circulated for home reading. Its large non-fiction collection supports children's personal interests as well as most of their curricular needs. 

Books, references and professional journals for the personal and professional growth of teachers are also included in the collection. To meet the information and special needs of the entire community, the Grade School Unit provides a separate Instructional Media Center (IMC) for the preschool and the grade school pupils. The Preschool IMC is situated at the ground floor of the Preschool Atrium; while, the Grade School IMC is located at the second floor (Library) and third floor (Audio- Visual) of the Grade School Annex.


"The library program strives to be an integral part of the school in which it is housed. The IMC strives first of all to support and enrich the school curriculum, and provide materials that will broaden the horizons and backgrounds of the students in order that they will better understand themselves and the world around them." 

Training programs for students include library sessions at the start of the school year; and, formal and informal library instructions. Sessions on the objectives, policies and services of the IMC are also conducted to newly-hired faculty members. The "media shoppe" conducted at the beginning of the school year expose the faculty to the different multi-sensory teaching materials in the Audio-Visual Center.

Calendar of Activities

Field Demo 29 Oct 2015
Field Demo Dress Rehearsal 28 Oct 2015
GS United Nations' Day Program 22 Oct 2015
Grades 1-6 Living Rosary 21 Oct 2015
Araling Panlipunan Week 19 Oct 2015 to 23 Oct 2015
2nd Quarter Assessment/Periodical Test 07 Oct 2015 to 09 Oct 2015
TEACHERS DAY 05 Oct 2015
Feast of the Archangels - Blessing of October Medals 02 Oct 2015
KAB Scouts & Star Scouts Investiture 02 Oct 2015
Gr. 3 First Communion 27 Sep 2015
Second Quarter Long Test for Grades 5 & 6 08 Sep 2015 to 15 Sep 2015
First Quarter Card Day (Whole Day) 04 Sep 2015
Opening of Classes 08 Jun 2015
Pupil Orientation Days (half day schedule) 08 Jun 2015 to 10 Jun 2015
Orientation for New Pupils with their Parents 06 Jun 2015
Orientation for Honors Class Pupils and their Parents 03 Jun 2015
Annual Faculty Retreat 30 Mar 2015 to 01 Apr 2015
Gr. 6 Graduation Day 26 Mar 2015
Gr. 5 Recognition Day (AM) 25 Mar 2015
Gr. 3 Recognition Day (AM) & Gr. 4 Recognition Day (PM) 24 Mar 2015
Gr. 1 Recognition Day (AM) & Gr. 2 Recognition Day (PM) 23 Mar 2015
Kindergarten Moving Up 19 Mar 2015
St. Joseph Mass - Year End Mass 19 Mar 2015
Gr. 6 Graduation Bash 18 Mar 2015
ARAW NG DABAW (holiday) 16 Mar 2015
Gr. 6 National Achievement Test 12 Mar 2015
Grades 1-5 4th Qtr Periodical Exam 03 Mar 2015 to 05 Mar 2015
Faculty & Staff Lenten Recollection 03 Mar 2015
Grades 1&2 Day Camp - Badge Ceremony/Thinking Day 27 Feb 2015
Grade 6 4th Qtr Periodical Exam 27 Feb 2015 to 03 Mar 2015
EDSA Revolution (HOLIDAY) 25 Feb 2015
Grade 1 Speech Festival 24 Feb 2015
Grade 2 Speech Festival 23 Feb 2015
Gr 3 Star Scout Badge/Thinking Day 20 Feb 2015
Chinese New Year (HOLIDAY) 19 Feb 2015
Grade 3 Field Trip 16 Feb 2015
Grade 6 Speech Festival 12 Feb 2015
Grade 5 Speech Festival 11 Feb 2015
Grades 3 & 4 Speech Festival 09 Feb 2015
Community Engagement - ADECOR Samal Island 31 Jan 2015
4th Qtr. Long Test 26 Jan 2015 to 02 Feb 2015
Information Technology week 26 Jan 2015 to 30 Jan 2015
Community Engagement - ADECOR Samal Island 24 Jan 2015
● 3rd Qtr. Card Day 23 Jan 2015
● Sinulog Celebration 23 Jan 2015
Papal Participation: IYC Mass with the Pope 18 Jan 2015
Community Engagement - ADECOR Samal Island 17 Jan 2015
Ignatian Youth Camp 13 Jan 2015 to 17 Jan 2015