Fellowship and love….

We had a half day seminar in school…..We were in “ICU” because my boss got angry when some were not able to make it on time and some were not around…..They have reasons though for not making it…..so I guess our boss will understand in time^^……

Well it’s quite difficult at times to lead some teachers including me^^……coz we are already stubborn^^…..So if you want to become a school head you’ve got to have lots of patience^^in dealing with your subordinates or fellow  workers….

Well speaking on behalf of my fellow teachers we aren’t really that stubborn^^…..Our boss is just expecting much from us…..because she could really depend on us actually…..I know if ever there will be movements among schoolheads I know she will surely miss us^^…..and we will miss her too……for she has always wanted what’s best for us^^

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My School’s Family Profile

Marisol Bliss Elementary School is a small public school located at Brgy. Ninoy Aquino, Angeles City, Philippines with a population of 564 pupils who belong mostly to impoverished families.

Through the years, the school has been struggling in terms of its physical, educational and financial needs,

As most public schools are known to have financial problems, my school suffers also the same state. Families in most public schools cannot afford to contribute to their compulsory PTA contributions

Therefore, our school cannot afford to sustain some of the important needs of our pupils who belong to families with majority of them having below poverty incomes. In the Philippines when you say below poverty line it means earning below 49 pesos which is about a dollar(US dollar) per day. Out of the 564 pupils, 498 of them or almost 90 percent of them live in homes with extended families. The number of members for every family would range from four to eight members who dwell in shanties and with temporary housing settlement. About 40 percent of our pupils are malnourished based on the survey conducted this July in our school.

With these scenario we usually seek support from our friends from the private sector since our government can’t fully support the needs of our schools. Luckily our school has been adopted many times by some private institutions, but still we really wanted real and unselfish support from the government itself.

I hope the government will understand the need to support these children…. I think children in the public schools are more driven to succeed in life since they really see the need to develop themselves as they are already exposed by the many difficulties and challenges in life, whereas, those belonging to affluent families would have to be less driven since everything is offered to them on a silver platter….though we can still find some who are disciplined and know the values of hardwork in achieving success……

We must believe in our children that each of them has a potential to succeed…


Struggles

Everyday is always a struggle….to live in peace, love, and understanding….We meet different people from all walks of life….Some were old acquaintances, some are new, some we just meet at the store, in a bus, in the streets… and how we deal with one another depends on how we struggle each day…Yes, each day we must show love to other people….We must be loving, forgiving, merciful…..At times we are so cruel that we don’t think about how others would feel….We never think about the welfare of others….We hurt others without giving them something they could be proud of in order to change for the better….We just wanted to show how stupid the other person is….We have hardened and inconsiderate hearts….That is why some people are burdened because those who judge them aren’t really after their welfare but only in making them look inferior…This is what’s happening to us teachers who are victims of inconsiderate administrators….It could also happen to those who are weak and couldn’t defend themselves from influential people….

I wish we could follow Jesus’ teachings on understanding and loving our neighbors….