The Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) of Montessori De Sagrada Familia (MDSF) – Elementary Department organized a simple program in line with the celebration of the World Teachers’ Day at the school gymnasium, Oct. 6.
The program started with a prayer for teachers led by Gwyneth Jane Umali, Grade 6 pupil and SPG’s Secretary-General. She was then replaced by Kim Ren Mar San Jose and Lee Ceazar Flores who served as the hosts of the event.
Spearheaded the program were Justin Sarmiento, SPG Mayor; Mr. Ronaldo Mejilia, Elementary Level 2 Coordinator and SPG’s adviser; and the rest of the major elementary student organization officers who, in one way or another represented the whole student body.
Among the highlights of the event was when the SPG officers and other chosen pupils serenaded the teachers with a Yeng Constantino classic, “Salamat”. The song represented their unending thanks and love to all of the teachers who inspire them to learn and open their wings to soar greater heights.
Moreover, several pupils offered balloons and flowers to all of the teachers composing the elementary department. Each balloon had a greeting and a letter of gratitude inside. This gesture showed how the whole elementary community paid tribute to the ones making difference in their lives, their teachers.
Furthermore, the SPG officers and adviser facilitated a series of fun games for the teachers, who were the stars of the day. The battle of tactic and skills included “The Boat is Sinking”, “Samson, Lion, and Delilah”, and “Hephep Hooray”. The game winners were given simple tokens as their prize. The games promoted teamwork and collaboration among the members of the faculty.
The event punctuated with a short speech from Mejilia, SPG Adviser. He thanked all the teachers for their support and participation in the program dedicated to them.
The theme for this year’s Teachers’ Day – “Gurong Pilipino, Ka-akbay sa Progreso” – recognized the role of teachers in honing the full potential of the students towards nation-building.
By: Jomar A. Dela Cruz