LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – To enlighten the Grade 10 learners on Senior High School (SHS) and to clarify some problems that arose during its first year of implementation, La Trinidad National High School (LTNHS) in La Trinidad, Benguet conducted an advocacy on K to 12 Program particularly on Senior High School concerns at the school’s covered grounds on Nov. 8.
Said advocacy encompassed series of interactive lectures and symposia on the technical and practical aspects of SHS both during the morning and afternoon sessions.
In the morning session, the current Grade 10 students, who will eventually become SHS learners next school year, were oriented about SHS tracks for them to be prepared.
Guest speakers from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in La Trinidad, and the University of the Cordilleras-Guidance Office, were invited as partner agencies in giving career guidance to secondary learners.
On the other hand, the afternoon session was structured for parents and stakeholders to guide them in coming up with an informed and collaborative decision-making relative to their children’s track and strand of choice in the SHS program.
The students and parents were able to clarify their concerns regarding SHS during an open forum with the teachers headed by Flora D. Tubal, school principal II.
Most of the students raised concerns on making decisions between their abilities and interests while the parents were mostly interested on the subsidy through the voucher system of the DepEd.
Meanwhile, the activity was conducted in preparation for the pre-registration, which started on Nov. 8, for Grade 11 and subsequent planning for continuing implementation of SHS next school year.
By Rose Virginie D. Killip