School Year 2017 – 2018 officially started on June 5, giving the DepEd officials and employees another year to accomplish the goals of each school. As thousands of students stepped inside their respective classrooms, a team composed of the officials from the Schools Division Office led by OIC-SDS Mr. Celedonio Balderas with Assistant Regional Director Francis Cesar Bringas took rounds to monitor the opening of classes.

As he promised in the oath taking ceremony held on May 23, in which he served as the guest speaker, Bringas first visited Cavite National High School. He did not expect to have such a big secondary school within this small city. Before leaving the campus, the Assistant Regional Director expressed that the SHS was very organized.

Next in their list were Ovidio S. Dela Rosa Elementary School, Ladislao Diwa Elementary School, and Estansuela Elementary School. His remarks were positive and the principals and teachers were motivated upon hearing his compliments.

The monitoring team made a short stop at San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School. Although the school’s location seemed uncommon, this did not affect the will of the teachers and students to value education.

This fact impressed ARD even more. According to him, the effective leadership is very evident and the school is truly worthy of recognition.

Sta. Cruz Elementary School also did not fail to meet the expectations of the team. The clean surroundings and classrooms were commendable.

In a conversation, Bringas said, “Shortcomings in facilities are never an issue for the pupils.” This statement is reflected in what he witnessed at Manuel Rojas Elementary School.

In their visit at Porta Vaga Elementary School and Bagumbuhay Elementary School, the team had a light and enjoying conversation with the principals and teachers.

Garita Elementary School is the last school in their itinerary. The school, despite being small, impressed the monitoring team in their preparedness for the beginning of classes.

Aside from the technical assistance given, Bringas gave good thoughts to ponder on. He remarked, “Cavite City has all the reasons to be proud.” (Veralyn D. Veradel, Teacher II, Cavite NHS)