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Elementary pupils march on to a wonderful finish of grade school level

April 2, 2018 marked the eighth year of Mass Graduation of elementary pupils in Districts I and II of the City of San Juan held at the FilOil Flying V Arena. OIC Superintendent Dr. Joel T. Torrecampo, CESE, led the Division of San Juan along with the School Heads and proud parents of the graduating batch in witnessing the awarding of certificates to all students who finished the academic requirements of the basic education program for elementary level. Key city officials headed by Vice Mayor Janella Marie V. Ejercito, also graced the affair to pay tribute to the graduates. She further reiterated that, “Graduation is not the end but the beginning of a new journey.”

The theme, “K to 12 Learners: Ready to Face Life’s Challenges,” aptly captures the essence of the education program as the pupils marched with competence and confidence in dealing with life’s pressures even outside the school premises. Teachers beamed with happiness as they see the result of their patience and dedication to ensure that all learners are able to cope with the demands of the curriculum as well as appreciate the relevance of schooling in building the nation. The close partnership of the schools division office and the local government continues to seek ways in advancing the quality of services being offered to the youth of San Juan as the Vice Mayor declared her commitment to support the different programs for all schools.

The recognition of students with honors also made the affair truly inspiring for the attendees as the crowd cheered for the harvest of their hard work during the citations of their award. This moment highlighted the premium of quality education as catalyst of change as the process of getting the high and highest honors requires laser-like focus and discipline to enable a learner to hurdle all challenges that come with achieving the recognition. The standards embedded in the curriculum are deemed necessary for all children to fare well in the global landscape of education that is responsive to the local context of the community.

In sum, the journey culminated on a resounding success as the graduates marched on to the next level and embrace the challenges that come ahead with grateful hearts, skillful hands, and empowed spirit.

Photos from the Graduation Ceremony:

Article written by:

Mrs. Marnelli B. Tolentino (Education Program Supervisor for English)

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