by Alexandra Louise Ramos
Last October 5, after the shortened classes, GSCS and staff trooped to Sambokojin at SM Mega Mall where a festive lunch awaited them. They were joined by the GSCS Board members, UCGS pastors and staff and the PTA Execom officers. To the delight of the teachers, they were given gifts as a token of the school’s appreciation for their diligence in being teachers.
On October 6, the UCGS Sanctuary, a program was held and sponsored by the GSCS PTA and other generous givers. The emcees who made sure that the attendees would be entertained and would feel appreciated were Mrs. Sheryl Seño and Mrs. Roselle Tutanes. They both happen to be part of the PTA Executive Council Officers. Special numbers, words of thankfulness, and gifts were all part of the celebration. Daughters and sons of the administration, as well as several pupils, performed heartfelt songs to thank the faculty and staff for their hard work. Subsequently, the Da Capo Redeemer prepared a dance number which Mr. John Paul Oliver, one of its advisers, joined at. Teachers were handed with gifts as a sign of gratitude to them for being nice and excellent educators to their students.
Meanwhile, the High School Department made a separate program for the High School teachers which was led by the Supreme Student Government (SSG) S.Y. 2017-2018. There were different games played – one having an “amazing race” theme, where the educators exhibited their teamwork, and another called “Sisig Hooray”, a version of the game “Hep Hep Hooray”, which was joined by those who weren’t able to participate in the previous game. After the exhausting but exciting games, a video presentation showing throwback and recent pictures of each teacher was played. When the bell rang, students from the third floor threw balloons and confetti over their teachers. This brought out the kid within the teachers. The aesthetic view and colorful surprise cracked a smile on their faces. A raffle draw was also done wherein three blessed teachers won in. With the help of the student body, the SSG was able to give gifts to show the students’ gratitude to their educators.