Leaving behind an advanced form of work, Grade 12 Senior High School students of Montessori De Sagrada Familia flaunted the fruit of their hard work in a culminating activity, March 1-2.
The Grade 12 students of Accounting and Business Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strands underwent Work Immersion and Capstone Project respectively which brought out their creativity, passion and determination.
In keeping with their Capstone Project, the STEM students showcased their ability in the field of Engineering, Medicine and Computer Science. The Engineering Group came up with four projects: hollow blocks with additives of egg whites, dry clays, and oyster shells, a concrete table made with partial additives like coconut husk and rice husk, soil stabilizer for road construction and a chair made of newspaper wood mixed with coconut husk.
Meanwhile, the Medicine Group produced hand sanitizers and hand bar soap after testing on the antibacterial effectiveness of herbal plants against Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. Herein, three combinations of herbal plants were formulated such as lemon grass, oregano, and honey; oregano and guava; lemon grass, aloe vera, and turmeric. Lastly, the Computer Science Group programmed an electronic voting, which can be used during the Supreme Student Government (SSG) Election.
Ms. Girlie L. Perdon, Grade 12 research teacher, mentioned that the Capstone Research Project is an experimental research where the students should come up with beneficial outputs that are original, creative, and innovative. The students utilized their acquired scientific skills from their previous researches to be able to come up with something that is acceptable as a capstone research product.
“The capstone project molded me to be a more analytical person and resilient at the same time. We faced numerous difficulties along the process but these trials cannot stop our desire to make such accomplishment in our Senior High School life,” Angeli Mae Infantado said when asked about her experience on their Capstone Project.
On the other hand, the ABM and HUMSS strands underwent work immersion in the Simbulan Industries Philippines, Inc. and in the Municipality of Baliwag respectively from November 13 until the end of February.
In line with the Department of Education (DepEd) order no. 30 series of 2017, Work Immersion is mandatory to fulfill the requirements for completion of Grade 12 students, which is being practiced in MDSF.
“This activity is a good avenue for the students to bring into line all the theories and concepts that they have acquired in real-world setting,” Mr. Jared P. Manalastas, Work Immersion teacher.
“To be honest, masaya siya sobra and fulfilling. Mas lumawak yung perspective ko sa buhay after kong maexperience maging isang empleyado. Dapat sa work, ibibigay mo yung best mo and dapat dedicated ka. Nandyan dapat yung passion mo para magawa mo nang mabuti yung trabaho na inassign sayo,” Jillian Silamor, a HUMSS student who undergone work immersion.
by: Cherine Fates L. Mangulabnan