Annual School Theme
THEME THIS YEAR:
“Living Up to be Responsive, Responsible, and Resilient Whole Persons!”
This theme is truly a timely and fitting response as the whole nation gears up to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the New Normal in Basic Education brought about respectively by the rapid change and development in technology and the prevailing unwarranted difficult circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools have to remain relevant in this digital age by making optimum use of technology, integrating the development of the learners’ 21st Century Skills in Curriculum and Instruction, and cultivating morality. Core values like that of genuinely becoming “MakaDiyos”, “MakaKalikasan”, MakaTao”, and MakaBansa”, emotional intelligence, service orientation, coordination with others, and people management skills have to be engrained in each and every learner.
Education under the “New Normal” has to be about operating an environment that secures the health of students, completely transitioning to online modalities, empowering learners and communities to create positive learning environments in which the student can grow, establishing the structures for quality education, and bringing stability in a time of uncertainty.
We need to train our responsiveness, responsibility, and resilience muscles and be ready for figuring out and facing the unforeseen issues and unintended consequences in our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World, concerning ourselves more with education when schools remain closed, being realistic about internet connectivity constraints, being creative and resourceful with learning to transcend these technology constraints, focusing more on deep thinking and deep learning, promoting greater self-discipline and independent learning, and venturing out of our comfort zone without getting too close to the danger zone.