The theme says it all–the struggles, the hopes, and the stories of determination despite the odds.
The theme for the silver year of Montessori De Sagrada Familia, Inc. (MDSF) is very symbolic. It perfectly represents the 25 years of MDSF as a leading private education institution. Sir Robert Aquino, an elementary teacher, is the brilliant mind behind the theme.
According to him, the theme signifies the twenty-three years of face-to-face classes in MDSF and the two years of online classes during this pandemic. The last line “We Will Make It Through” has a deeper meaning, he said.
“It talks about resiliency through the years. Who would have thought that a school thriving physically would shift to an unchartered school set-up?” he started. In addition, with or without the presence of various adversities, the school remains steadfast despite the challenges it has faced through the years. Indeed, “MDSF can turn that crisis into an opportunity pivotal to the future of education,” he explained.
In connection with the theme, MDSF’s administrators organized various activities to celebrate the founding anniversary of the school. The celebration started with a thanksgiving mass and was immediately followed by a webinar attended by the parents and teachers. The webinar enlightened them regarding ways to teach the students to be resilient and thrive not only during the pandemic but also throughout their lives.
Meanwhile, each department prepared some activities beginning with the Pre-school Department in which the teachers had a Meet and Greet Drive Thru in front of the pre-school building. The elementary department had their Virtual Students’ Day while the high school department concluded the last week of virtual classes this December through a simple Club Christmas Party. Lastly, each department had its Virtual Homeroom Christmas/Fun Party.
As the highlight of the celebration, each class from all the departments prepared a short video about their interpretation of the theme. All the videos were compiled and streamed via the Official Facebook Page of MDSF.