Familians gathered in the Familian court last October 5, 2017, to celebrate Faculty and Staff Day. The program consisted of various performances, as a tribute – a ‘thank you gift’ to the faculty and staff, with the theme “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso”.
The program started with faculty and staff catwalk commenced. All students put their hands together and cheered for their beloved teachers. Then series of performances began with spoken poetry, entitled “Ilaw ng bayan”, performed by Grade 11 students Thea Monfort and Jell Gorobat. Following that, “Flashlight” was sung by Grade 7 students Alexa Aquino and Sophia Necessario. Shortly afterwards, a band from the Grade 9 level, Tropang Mochi, performed onstage, singing “Panalangin”. Next, the members of Dance Theatre took the spotlight as they put everybody in lighter spirits after their energetic performance. Then, singing “Salamat”, Grade 12 students Stef Melendres and Carla Po heartwarmingly serenaded the crowd.
Before moving on to the next performance, Hosts Rianne Reyes and Queenie Baladad first interviewed some from the faculty and staff, with the question “What do you enjoy most in your profession?” “Masaya, tuwing nakikita kong natututo mga estudyante ko, tsaka hindi sila lumalabas dahil math time. Tsaka kapag nakikita kong nahihirapan sila sa exam” quoted from Sir Mark Sernicula, a Math teacher from the high school department.
Subsequent to the short transition, representatives Therese Miranda, Cristina Regachuelo and Renee Macling from Dulaang Salamisim performed spoken poetry, the poem entitled “Ang Buhay ng Isang Guro”. It was followed by a lively performance by the bands Avec and Buaks, who gave their renditions of “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!, respectively. Ensayaw once again delivered another one of their powerful and dynamic routine afterwards. Finally, a video presentation dedicated to the faculty and staff was shown on the projector screen. After the program, all students went to their respective classrooms, who surely prepared a surprise for their class advisers.
To further thank the teachers and staff for all their hard work, they were treated to a pamper event held in the afternoon at St. Joseph Hall. They were offered a choice of relaxing services such as foot spa with manicure and pedicure, foot massage and back massage. Simultaneous to the free eye check-up provided was a talk on financial literacy that gave the participants essential tips on managing their financial resources effectively. Towards the end of the day, deserving employees received awards to recognize their meritorious performance and valuable contributions to the school community.