Principal secures students against falling tree branches PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 13:12

By KIKAY TAOLA

As the quotation goes, “teachers are considered as the second mother of every child in school.”

Twenty six 26 years being a teacher and now principal of Divisoria Elementary School, Mrs. Ma. Lucia Rebollos has taken the responsibility of ensuring that every child enrolled in the school will always be safe and secure against harmful elements as well as natural phenomenon.

Last week, Zamboanga City has been battered by strong winds and continuous rains that caused suspension and cancellation of classes.

Amidst the stormy weather, Mrs. Rebollos can’t stop herself from roaming around the school premises just to make sure that every student is safe and kept inside their respective classroom.

As prevention against accidents, the active and energetic principal adopts some remedy and preventive measures in trimming and cutting the branches of trees inside the school that may fall and injure the students.

Such incident had happened in previous schools where she was assigned in which a pupil  got injured after an old branch of mahogany tree snapped because of strong winds.

“I don’t like similar incident to happen here in Divisoria so amidst the heavy rain I personally hired a person to trim down the branches of trees,” Rebollos said.

Last week, a six-year-old Grade 1 student of Maganay Elementary School in Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay died after a branch of star apple tree snapped by winds and struck his head.