Thursday, February 16, 2012
As we move from paper-pencil, memorization driven education to a more critical thinking, success driven education, We are in a state where we experience learning experiences, challenges and overcoming fears and struggles. It has always been said what people refuse things that they dont understand. But we have to go beyond that. We have to face the truth that we need an educational reform to prepare our children to become successful. We cannot raise them in a “bahala na” system where everything is tolerated. Its about time that we execute change.
But my dear oakridge Parents, we need your partnership, cooperation and patience. We cannot do it on our own. We need your support as we work towards this goal. We can never master or perfect procedures and plicies in our first try. But one thing for sure, through collaboration and parent support, we can make it. Oakridge is not about me. Oakridge is about our families working together to build a better, progressive Philippines. I hope we go beyond our fears, our impressions, the color of our skin, our culture, our presumptions and start focusing and thinking what really matters.
Grades are grades. If grades will get us to be CEO of Google in the next 20 years, probbaly it is important. But it wont. Grades in Gradeschool and Middle School doesnt even affect our College and University acceptance. What matters is learning, understanding and application of knowledge, skills, attitude and values. And these are what we do at Oakridge. We focus on learning and deviate from unnecessary things like grades, honor roll and memorization. We focus on the WHOLE CHILD.
Have you ever wished that we have parks? we have museums? we have tourist spots that are well maintained and restored? I wish that it was like that all the time in the Philippines- where we can actually go to museums every Saturday and read and stroll, where theres more to Manila than Mall of Asia and other Shopping Malls. I wish we can just walk in the park on a Saturday morning, have a cup of coffee in one of those little dainty cafe in the Metro Dagupan and watch our kids play.Wish it was like this everyday in Dagupan. :(
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
that's right! Oakridge is finally doing it! We'll be doing AVID starting SY 2012-13.