It was last September 28, 2014, when I finally received information from the Sec. of the Office of the Prime Minister, of Bahrain that His Royal Highness Sheikh KhalifaBin Salman al Khalifa is coming to the Philippines for a state and official visit to Malacañang Palace.
I asked the Secretary if I could have the opportunity to personally see the Prime Minister to thank him for everything he has shared to our school. She answered “yes”, congratulations Ms. Sarah you can fly to Manila and meet the Prime Minister Khalifa. “Bring with you your family” the secretary added. I brought along my two daughters: Mitzi Faye and Mae Friah.
On October 1, we arrived at NAIA and we were advised by Mr. Ralph Stephen M. Calderon, a special envoy of the Philippines to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, office of the President to proceed to Shangri-La, Makati.
The sun was shining, the sky was painted with the perfect hue of blue, and the flag was swaying gracefully as the employees lined up in front of the new building to hold the first flag raising ceremony in the new division office at Sayre Highway, Casisang, Malaybalay City on December 1 witnessed by passengers of vehicles passing by, few pedestrians, and the tall trees with their green foliage waving to welcome the occupants.
Superintendent Edilberto L. Oplenaria and the entire staff stood tall and straight as they sang with fervor the hymns for the country, the province, and the city division. Phrases from the songs seemed to create new meaning and to add another dimension to reality.
No single dark cloud loomed in the sky when the indigenous school children from 17 schools of the Division of Malaybalay City gathered for a cultural presentation entitled, “Dakaka hu mga Hintelek ha mga Ligsek” at Kalasungay Central School on November 21.
This is the first time the city division held such activity which was participated in by schools having the most number of Indigenous Peoples (IP) learners, namely; Baganao ES, Caburacanan ES, Can-ayan IS, Candiisan ES, Dalwangan ES, Kalasungay CS, Kapitan Anghel ES, Kibalabag ES, Kulaman ES, Manalog ES, Mapulo ES, Patpat ES, Tagilanao ES, Tintinaan ES, St. Peter ES, Silae ES and Zamboanguita CS.
The Department of Education–Malaybalay City Division conducted an orientation spearheaded by Planning Officer II and Division ICT Coordinator, Paul John P. Arias on November 18 at Bukidnon National High School, Brgy. 03, Malaybalay City.
The said activity is aimed to address issues regarding the completion of inventories to be submitted on or before December 12 and provide assistance to school heads, school property custodian or the physical facilities coordinator, and the PTA President or the Kagawad in charge of education in completing the inventories of DepEd public school buildings for school year (SY) 2014-2015.
It was indeed a very significant learning to all coaches and chaperons on the sports medicine, conditioning and sports nutrition held at Roberto’s Place, Casisang, Malaybalay City last November 5, 2014.
The said division seminar was attended by one hundred fifteen (115) teachers and non-teaching personnel. The rationale of the seminar was to track down the progress of athletes by keeping them on the right track with the right amount of food required in the training. Prevention and treatment of athletes in terms of injuries and health problems is also tackled.
The Division of Malaybalay City in cooperation with the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Bukidnon Council conducted a Two-Day Live-In Basic Training Course for Troop leaders for elementary and secondary teachers last November 8 – 9, 2014 at Casisang Central School, Casisang, Malayblay City.
The basic training course was realized through the effort of Mrs. Lou-Ann J. Cultura, EPS in MAPEH and Division Coordinator in GSP. The said training aimed to equip the participants with the eight basic skills, knowledge in knot tying, how to handle ceremonies and manage a troop.
The Division of Malaybalay City conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Enhancing Musical and Pedagogical Skills for Grades 1, 2, and 3 Teachers teaching music under the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum last November 6 – 7, 2014 at Roberto’s Place, Casisang, Malaybalay City.
The two-day seminar-workshop was participated by eighty five (85) grades 1, 2 and 3 teachers, district music and arts coordinators and grade level leaders from the six districts of the division. The main objectives is to provide teachers with a concrete understanding of the K to 12 Music Curriculum framework, learning standards, competencies and assessment; to adopt various approaches in music teaching strategies, instructional materials; and learn how to play musical instruments like guitar, ukulele and recorder while singing grades 1, 2 and 3 songs.
The Division of Malaybalay City holds the 2014 Division Leadership Training for the Supreme Student Government Officers (DLTSSG), with the theme: Student Government for Academic Excellence and good governance”. This training was initiated through the efforts of the Division federation of the Supreme Student Officers and Advisers in supervision of the Division EPS in Social Studies Mr. Ralph T. Quirog. The training was also made possible in cooperation with the City Government of Malaybalay who subsidized the food and the training venue as their counterpart in order to maximize the attendance of the student leaders.
In preparation for the third year Kto12 Basic Education implementation, the Malaybalay City Division headed by Schools Division Superintendent Edilberto L. Oplenaria convened all Grade Three teachers at Loiza’s Pavillion for the Division Mass Training last May 12 to May 16, 2014.
During the opening program, the Superintendent emphasized and requested all the participants to listen and focus on this 5-day Division Mass Training, because according to him the Department of Education spent a lot for this purpose and should be dished out to the different schools, in the poblacion or the farthest station of teachers.
Maligayang pagbati para kay Armando A. Agustin, guro ng Bukidnon National High School Malaybalay bilang isa sa mga nagwagi sa Ulirang Guro 2014 na pinangungunahan ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) alinsunod sa Memorandum Pangkagawaran Blg. 64, s. 2014 hinggil sa pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa na may temang “Wika ng Pagkakaisa.”