The Department of Education Region VIII is 100 percent ready for the opening of classes this coming June 13, 2016.
The Department of Education, together with all its stakeholders, will again face a new chapter and this time is very different as it is not an ordinary opening. “This will be written now in the history of Philippine Education, that SY 2016-2017 is the first year of the Grade 11 Senior High School implementation,” Atty. Rhoan Orebia, Assistant Regional Director, stressed during the Brigada Eskwela Kick-Off in Biliran National Agricultural High School last May 30, 2016.
Brigada Eskwela was conducted in all public school around the country to ensure that schools are “99% we have achieved our purpose for Brigada Eskwela 2016,” Regional Director Luisa Bautista-Yu further pressed during the 4th Regional Management Committee Meeting held in Calbayog City yesterday, June 8, 2016.
Aside from the annual Brigada Eskwela, further preparations for this school year have also been generated. More than 900 teachers, in Eastern Visayas alone, have attended the Mass Training for Teachers for Grade 11 which started May 25, 2016 and will end on June 11, 2016. This training was held in three different venues in Tacloban City namely Milka Hotel, Cawacsi and Leyte Park Hotel. This was conducted to prepare the teachers and equip them with necessary knowledge and skills which they will impart to their students starting June 13. Techniques and strategies on how to deliver their lessons were shared by selected trusted resource speakers all over the region.
Indeed, it is all systems go for the DepEd Region 8 and everybody’s effort is needed for this year to be called another success. “For as long as we are together always, and for as long as we put our efforts, our time, our resources and all our thoughts and our passion to the education of the children, there is a reason to hope, there is a reason to be optimistic and there is a reason to be excited about the future,” Director John Arnold Siena of the National Educators Academy exclaimed.