effort to build stronger bridges across the Government of Balanga City
and Department Education has been observed in the 2nd Annual Education
Summit and PTA Officers’ Induction Ceremony last September 16-17, 2010.
The said event was convened by all schools of Balanga
City with different schedule at Lou-is Restaurant, Grand Ballroom from
7:00 am – 1:00pm (morning session) and 1:00pm - 7:00pm (afternoon
The education summit is a two-day, expense paid
by Governor Enrique “Tet” Garcia, Congressman Albert Garcia, Mayor Jose
Enrique “Joet” Garcia III, Vice Mayor Noel Valdecanas and SP Members.
It is a valuable opportunity for parents to learn about a
variety of education topics and managing student behavior. It is also a
chance for them to know the latest topics, development and achievement
of the pupils.
Mr. Jessie D. Ferrer, the Assistant
Schools Division Superintendent OIC, delivered welcome remarks where he
tackled about the result of National Achievement Test and the
population of pupils enrolled in Balanga City.
include enhancing students’ readiness for higher level, eliminating
barriers to students success and increasing the involvement and others
in the education process.
After the remarks given by Mr. Ferrer, the Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia III gave an inspirational message.
He said, teachers can provide now the information to the learner
through the various educational media: in-person teaching, books,
computer, projector and other modern equipments. He also encouraged the
parents’ involvement and to understand what’s happening in school so
they can be active participants toward positive changes.
Dr. Blesilda A. Rios, a broadcaster of DZAS – 702 and an author of a
tiny book called Memo ni Mommy: Mga Kaalamang Pampasigla ng Pamilya
gave an inspiring message on “Effective Parenting”. She shared to the
parents some tips on how to enhance family relationship, responding to
parenting challenges, harnessing social skills, school boosters, and
managing financial challenges. According to her, the parents who care
and mold the children must aware and take time to maximize trainable
years which is below 8 years old.
The advocacy of Parent Learning Support System (PLSS) was discussed by Dr. Flordeliza Del Rosario, ES 1, Science.
She said that one characteristic of successful educational is parental
involvement in the education of children. This might involve many
strategies, like providing a place for parents in the school where they
can visit and special events that might attract them.
Mrs. Mercedita C. Gallardo, ES 1, TLE, a discussant of Teacher Child
Parent Approach (TCPA) gave a very meaningful message. According to
her, the communication among teachers, parents and children in many
ways, is the most important. This is the time you are building rapport
and developing a relationship of trust.
The workshop on
School Improvement Plan and Annual Implementation Plan was explained by
Dr. Leonardo D. Zapanta, OIC – Asst. Schools Div. Supt. It includes how
to assist schools to plan and communicate their work for the coming
year and how this will lead to achieving the goals and targets in the
school strategic plan. It also ensures efficient and effective
allocation of resources to complete the work and monitor progress or
After the meaningful workshop, the school
teachers and parents made a commitment to continuously enjoin
themselves to the fulfillment of this activity for the betterment of
the children and school as well.
When the Education Summit
was successfully concluded, the PTA Officers’ Induction Ceremony
followed with Hon. Joet Garcia as Inducting Officer. The teachers and
parents whole heartedly sworn to do the job entrusted to them.
Part II of the program was inspired by a colorful message of Hon. Val
Joseph M. Fernandez, chairman, SP Comm. On Education as he supported
also the great goal of DEPED and PTA Officers. This will bring our city
to improving the quality of Education.