Brigada Eskwela Plus, the magic wand PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 August 2011 14:01

By CAROLINA M. CHUA

This is my 23rd year in the service as public school teacher. I came from a very far municipality, but we call it “The Paradise” for the schools within this municipality are considered to be show windows for all others schools in that division.

Before I landed and moved to the new environment where I am now Brigada Plus (National Schools maintenance Week) is a Department of Education Campaign issued to the field to foster the Bayanihan among the people, who can cater their working strengths and forces for the improvement of the school as well as its total transformation. The activities involved the participation of GPTA, Community, parents, barangay council, district supervisor, principal, down to the teachers in the improvement in terms of repairs and beautification.

“Brigada Plus” is another milestone of this year’s worthy undertaking of the Department of Education which bring forth the total transformation of the school where I am now.

The campaign was generally successful. There were lots of repairs, cleanliness, painting, murals, landscaping programs done for the school in the full cooperation and awareness of parents, teachers, volunteers (students taking their summer job) and government and non-government organization.

Together with the Brigada Plus launcing the school and the teaching staff also welcome the new principal II, Mrs. Lepidaptera T. Villanueva. Her installation was participated/attended by the different key officials. She was personally installed by Dr. Dolores B. Alcantara, Zamboanga City Schools Division Superintendent last June 6, 2011.    A very young 39-year-old woman with a great and competent administrator leadership with full of creativity bringing along her “magic wand” transformed totally the school with its new perspective. According to Rosita Romulo Santiago on her write up, “Modern teacher’ on  February 2005,  “Creativity consists of a person’s ability to bring ideas or things into existence that have not existed as such before.”

Maam Dap as we fondly call her, is an instrument or medium used by the Creator that has consists of an ability that is full of creativeness, she has that unique thinking skills, that have made a great difference and that total change to the school (Putik Central School). The positive reactions and supports from the teaching staff to Maam Dap are strong manifestations of a sound relationship among administrator and teachers which became the tool or agent for transformation and great change.

With the “magic wand” on her hand, obviously new Putik Central School is rising up! And still to shine continuously…