June 15, 2010, Tuesday
Sta. Ana National High School
Sta. Ana, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental
It was an exciting day for me. As a pubic high school teacher, every school opening is a new beginning, new faces, new sets of students, new stories to hear. I felt like I was in those waves of students coming inside the school campus, I felt the rush inside me. I am one of the class moderators in the fourth year level. It is always a challenge to handle these students with colorful personalities. A few hours have passed and from 45 students listed in my class, they are now 58. I only have 52 chairs! Some of the class moderators were experiencing the same dilema. We just smiled and went on to tackle our objective for the day. I am amazed at these scenarios: the school facade was not repainted, trees were not pruned, no short program to welcome the new school year, teachers complaining about their teaching loads , shortage of chairs, and no internet connection. With all of these, we just waited for our head to do something, or to say something, to give us challenging words of wisdom, we waited, and still waiting. We have heard that neighboring schools did just fine, they have newly painted buildings, the class program were agreed by all faculty members, they are doing fine. We, on the other hand, are trying to do our best. Are we going backwards now? We were doing great and inproving a few years back. Or was that just a dream?