by Joseph Maria E. Pagkatipunan
Grade 12 – Bl. Sandor
Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati’s Senior High School Department has finally commenced the School Year 2020-2021 through their opening of classes on the 24th of August. Held through Zoom, the said department had their first Morning Assembly led by the Assistant Principal for Student Affairs, Mr. Ernesto Tauyan, Jr., with select students. In the Morning Talk, Mr. Alfredo Lozanta, Jr., the Principal, has sparked the hearts and minds of Bosconians to be positive by reminding them of the blessings bestowed upon them – they can continue their pursuit of education despite the challenges brought by the pandemic. Through the various preparations as seen in the Learning Continuity Plan of the department; through the opportunities the students experienced through the Bridging Programs, the Online Class Simulations, the Webinar, and the series of Virtual Orientations; and through the innovations in the teaching and learning process which is made evident in the skillful use of web-based apps and tools, there is no doubt that the Senior High School teachers and students are well-prepared to hold classes in the new norm.
Commendable efforts were seen as the teachers and student leaders worked hand-in-hand to host the virtual assembly on their first day of classes. Although the pandemic proves that adjustments are necessary, the persistent Bosconians have displayed how they are equipped in using technology with a soul to carry on. Capping off their first-ever assembly as a department was an entertaining video from the Student Government. It showed the warm welcome of the Seniors to their younger brothers and sisters in Grade 11, which depicts Bosconians’ hearts of gold. Despite the DepEd’s recent announcement of moving the opening of classes in a later time for public schools, Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati with wills of steel deemed itself to be prepared and has kicked off classes to provide quality Catholic education once again.