With the purpose of giving deeper action to realize the vision, mission and core values ofthe Department of Education (DepEd), Tagbilaran City Schools Division held the Writeshop in Preparation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP) Cycle 4 at Bohol Plaza Resort and Restaurant in Dayo Hills, Dauis, Bohol on June 27-28, 2019.
The event was participated by the chosen school SIP teams branded by Dr. Marcelo K. Palispis OIC-Office of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent in his Statement of Purpose as the “Cream of the Crop” from all the elementary and public schools of the city who were equipped with the wit and the will to embrace the challenging task of completing the Enhanced School Improvement Plan (ESIP)for their respective schools.
Dr. Palispis revealed the main purpose of the 2-days writeshop which is to write the SIP Cycle 4 and to orient the participants on the prescribed SIP style guide, Electronic School Report Card (eSRC) and the SIP Quality Assessment (QA) Tool.
In the message of Dr. Neri C. Ojastro, OIC-Office of the Schools Division Superintendent (DepEd-Tagbilaran City Division) strengths, weaknesses, school needs and school resources were identified. The SIP teams know their capabilities, and what they are adequate of. With their knowledge which is the most indispensable resource, submission of the written draft is very possible.
Dr. Ojastro highlighted in his speech that with the urgency to finish the ESIP drafts on or before June 30, 2019, everyone must put in mind life’s three biggest lies which he had read from a book — the best things in life are free, promises are made to be broken, and experience is the best teacher.
He said that according to the writer of the book, they are all lies for the reason that to get the best things in life, one needs to show hard work, possess passionand give himself or herself personal attention; people must never commit at something cannot be delivered; and it is not experience that teaches people. One must not be forgetful. Instead, one must be open for correctionsof the flaws committed in order to achieve and be progressive.
Eventually, the SIP writers who were in great zeal to accomplish the task and inspired by the idea of going back to their respective schools ready to begin with the advocacy to implement the approved school projects finally presented their output to the Division Accreditation Committee (DAC) headed by Dr. Marcelo K. Palispis on the afternoon of June 28, 2019.
The schools who succeeded in presenting the finished drafts were Cogon High School Evening Class, Mansasa National High School, Tagbilaran City Science High School, Tagbilaran City Hearing Impaired High School, Tiptip Elementary School, City Central Elementary School, and Manga National High School.
Due to time constraint, the rest of the SIP writers will present their workto the DAC the following week.(Grace Gomez Jumawid)