The Montessori de Sagrada Familia Elementary Department commenced the school year 2023-2024 with a flag raising ceremony on July 10th, Monday. The campus’ gymnasium served as the venue for this momentous event, marking the beginning of an exciting year ahead, emphasizing the values to be shared as well as a multitude of opportunities to be seized.
The opening prayer, led by Ms. Reineria Valondo, Supervisor of the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao subject area, set a reverent tone for the proceedings. Further, spearheading the organization of the event was Sir Christian Anthony Valino, the school’s student well-being officer, who fulfilled his role as the host and facilitator.
Moreover, each advisory class was assembled and represented by their respective advisers, proudly holding banners displaying their section names. The voices of the youth united in harmony through the singing of the national anthem. The recitation of the “Panatang Makabayan”, a pledge of loyalty to the nation, followed, further reinforcing their sense of patriotism.
With enthusiasm, the students then raised their voices in unison to sing the MDSF hymn, an anthem that embodies the spirit and values of their school. Following the ceremony, the advisers guided their students to their respective classrooms, signaling the official start of the academic year, with utmost gratitude to the collective efforts of everyone involved and the discipline exhibited by the learners, the entire student body of the Elementary Department, encompassing both lower and upper grade school, participated in this celebration of their collective identity.
In addition, the significance of this event reaches far beyond its ceremonial nature. It also serves as a powerful tool to instill patriotism, discipline, and the core values that define the Sagradan community.
As the Montessori de Sagrada Familia Elementary Department sets forth on this new academic year, the flag raising ceremony stands as a testament to their dedication in fostering unity, nurturing values, and providing a transformative educational experience for their students. With great pride and excitement, the Montessori de Sagrada Familia community turned the first page of their books, prepared to seize the beacon of light that lay ahead.