Gracing the Mid-Year In-Service training of Benguet National High School-Main on March 17, DepEd Benguet Schools Division Superintendent Gloria B. Buya-ao took inspiration from the accomplishments of the institution for the first semester worth imitating and shared her hope for the teachers and staff to maintain excellence.
She thanked the teachers for their patience and meeting the learners in where they are despite the situation and echoed what DepEd Regional Director Cariño has been continually underscoring that there is a need to extend compassion because it is what is needed today.
“That is the key why education keeps going—we have teachers like you who are not giving up on our learners. Thank you for your heart for our learners,” she emphasized.
She added that the accomplishment of the various departments of the school inspired and encouraged her to do her job as well as the division’s mother and leader, and that these accomplishments amid various limitations are worth emulating by other schools.
“I see that Benguet National High School is a school that inspires excellence. We need the inspiration of excellence worth imitating. Your school is one example of inspiration of excellence worth imitating. Thank you to all of you for working together such that BeNHS has come a long way from the time it was established up to this time, whatever is happening in our country and in the world, education keeps going because we have each one of you working together.”
Furthermore, she shared her hope for the teachers and staff to maintain excellence by realizing their own value as persons and teachers and the value of the work that they do because it is during this pandemic that many are realizing the importance of teachers.
On the other hand, the work of the non-teaching staff, according to her, are also very important.
“Your work might not be as directly connected to the students just like what our teachers do…you are the ones working under the machine and not seen but you are the ones that make the machine run. Even if you are a small screw, you are important to make the work continue.”
She further shared realizations on teaching during this pandemic, stressing on retaining excellence and continuing being inspiration of excellence to others and that significance added to service make one’s work meaningful.
“As long as we have teachers whose hearts continue to beat for the learner, excellence in education will continue…excellence doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well. Thank you that you are not allowing the pandemic to stop you from being the best kind of teacher for every Benguet National High School learner. In this times when the worst attracts more attention than the best, we need the inspiration of excellence of teachers like you for others to follow,” she ended.
The three-day training, bannering the theme, “Halfway through the Pandemic: Looking Back but Moving Ahead,” also included an information and education campaign on Covid-19 vaccination conducted by the La Trinidad Municipal Health Services Office. By: NESTOR O. DALAY-ON