Balanga Elementary School SPED Center Soars High

posted Feb 9, 2012, 5:13 AM by Ethel Senera



Balanga Elementary School (B.E.S.) started offering special classes for Visually Impaired (V.I.) pupils in School Year 1999-2000 under Mrs. Emma C. Nicdao, the first teacher who provides special services for the children with special needs (CSNs) in this school. Mrs. Nicdao campaigned and searched V.I. children in the 12 towns of Bataan. RBI (Resources for the Blind) sent Mrs. Nicdao to various trainings and short term classes to develop professionally and be competent in her area. She loves educating these children because of her passion and dedication to her vocation.

In school year 2008, another SPED program and special services opened. Mrs. Charlotte C. Natividad, a SPED teacher handling children with other exceptionalities.  At first, she was only teaching children with hearing Impairment composed of 6 pupils from various barangays of Balanga and nearby towns. Later, the school also caters children with other impairments such as autism, orthopedically handicapped and learning disability. Despite of numerous concerns such as classroom, instructional materials and teacher aide, the enrolment increased and school community awareness for these children with special needs was deepened. At present, they have received many provisions because of the continuous support of the school, DEPED, LGU’s and NGO’s. 

Three years later, additional teaching force was given to open other program for exceptionalities by the DEPED central office. Mr. Randy Tallorin of Bani Elementary School and Ms. Rubila Nuñez of B.E.S., both regular primary teachers were employed as SPED teacher. The two started teaching Behavioral Problem and Autism last School Year 2011-2012.  Mr. Tallorin’s class is composed of Autism, Intellectual Disability and Behavioral Problem. For him,  everything is the same as what is in the classroom – writing desks, chairs, story books, cartolina cut-outs,  blackboard, teacher in front of the blackboard, and the children who wanted to get stars on their hand after doing their tasks, except, these special children are having their classes in a special setting.

Mrs. Nuñez is handling fourteen (14) children in her class, comprised of intellectual disability, autism, and orthopedically handicapped. Aside from various learning activities, her class program is centered on the development of self-help, socialization and motor skills of the children. She is very happy because most of her pupils now, know how to take care of themselves, write names, read syllables, numbers, can get along with each other and fond of going to school except when they have illness. 

In all, Balanga City Sped Center is developing through the continuous support of DEPED Family, local government, parents and other private linkages. Certainly, through the zealous and fervent guidance of their SPED Teachers these children will become a functioning individual of the society.



BES Receives Dep-Ed’s E- Classroom Project

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:32 PM by Ethel Senera

by : Gloria E. Navarro 

Balanga Elementary School ( BES ) received an E- classroom package, a nationwide computerization project of the Department of Education ( DepEd ). This was after it was chosen as one of the pilot schools of the said program in the Division of City of Balanga.

          As per the E- classroom package, each recipient school will be given an interactive whiteboard, an LCD projector, a multi-in-one printer, one high-end PC server with seven terminals and software needed for classroom instruction. The package includes teachers training on skills needed and required in the use of said equipment and facilities.


          For this purpose, the heads and the information and communication technology ( ICT) coordinators of the recipient schools along with the division’s ICT coordinator took part in the Orientation of Batch 7 of DCP e- Classroom Project at the Tagaytay Intl. Convention Center on August 14-15, 2011.



         Led by Mr. Mari  Paul Soriano, Director III, Technical Service and Mr. Elmer Guisano,  who used top-of-the line conference approach called TElepresence, The Tagaytay workshop trained said officials on DepEd’s ICT programs and projects; The Digital Learning Resources 2011 for Elementary Schools; the Acceptance Inspection and Recording of Deliveries procedures; the Integration of ICT in Bureau of Elementary Education and the use of Interactive Whiteboard.

One World, One Goal!!!

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:27 PM by Ethel Senera

by: Gloria E.  Navarro


We are children of the world

The strengths of today and

The hopes of tomorrow


What do you have?

Those little hands to reach the future?

To hold your dreams? Can you?

What  dream/

An impossible dream?


Yes! Making an impossible dream possible

Are you sure?

Yes of course!

Dreaming is for those who believe.

We can make the world place to live in.


But how? You’re not superhero!

We don’t need superheroes...

Just Stand Up and  Take Action!

We are the youth,

we will express the rage and demand change.


Stand up? For what?

For MDG’s Goals

Millenium Development Goals

to end poverty and promote human development

through Education, Yes Education

Universal Primary Education



One World, one Goal

Lets support MGD’s Goal!


Reach the target by 2015

Hand in hand we can!

Children everywhere, boys and girls alike

Well be able to complete a full course of primary schooling


One Goal for the World,

One World, one Goal



Teacher Effectiveness in Classroom Instruction

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:17 PM by Ethel Senera

by Elenita R. Tallorin

Teacher view their role in classroom management by the result of achievement of their pupils as an index of an optimum influence in their life. A teacher can be competent when he has a wide range of knowledge of the content he will teach. Secondly, the appropriate teaching styles, teaching practice that will encourage learning experience to attain skills and growth of students in the learning process. A teacher should have the ability to communicate  / via verbal, analytical and reflection of what students will do.

When a teacher sets her objectives and lay out his plans, he can design the activities needed for a specific learning tasks. The teacher is a role model that will inspire the students. As the students embark further in her studies the inspiration they derived from their teachers sets the value added enriching effectiveness on his students unknowingly continue to mold his students. Lets view the qualities of effective teachers. First his ideal concept development for things to be learned. Second his innovative styles that may not be observable but can carry out classroom management to the fullest such that knowledge are gained by the students and skills are adopted by the young minds. Third shows competence and expertise that undertaking those day to day learning students never will never doubt what he teaches. Forth creates a well-thought plans to execute and commends an ethical acceptance thus producing an environment which challenging so as to increasing  students achievement. Teachers as a person shows caring, fair, manifests respects with interaction , enthusiasm and motivates students to study more and be dedicated.

When we see teachers effectively shows skills in implementing instruction and uses strategies to derive expectations and uses questioning to tickle the minds for actions. They are said to be effective teachers, moreover as teachers we should believe in the heart that taking compassionate actions work better!

Parents Involvement: Important in Child’s Education

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:14 PM by Ethel Senera

by Elenita R. Tallorin

The City of Balanga has launched a year ago an Educhild Program. This recognizes the role of parents as partners in the education of their children. Every school has developed a core group of parent - trainors to facilitate the seminars for weeks to be. The task is quite hard but they are optimistic that it will bright future for our children.


Parents teacher association in the past were tapped by teachers to help them carryout learning of their children even at home. It is an experience talking’s to parents during PTA homeroom meeting which before was not very acceptable. Parents believe that learning should be with teachers. The reason why children are in school to learn. The objective of parenting learning it help family bond stronger. Parents sees the need of their children to be strengthened. It is important that we share the responsibility to make our children learn.

Education is a shared responsibility of home and school so we encourage parents to get involve in this activity.

                         The objective of this parenting learning is to help family bond stronger. Parents see the need of their children to be strengthened. 

Kids Learn Responsibility

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:05 PM by Ethel Senera

by Elenita R. Tallorin

Development of values is part of the curriculum. Responsibility is one core value that young and old should practice. It may mean beating deadlines, when end has to finish projects, keeping ones promise and accepts one’s fault. It is not an easy task to make students learn how to be responsible. Young as they are their responsibility are lesser but build up when they get older. As teachers it is important that we teach the real meaning of responsibility and how one can really be responsible.

As children grow they can define what responsibility is to their own opinion. We should acknowledge their efforts. We should affirm their goods showmanship because to improve self-esteem.

We can measure the extent of responsibility they manifests is by joining them. Observations will tell us how they have developed responsibility. Personal talk can gain how far he has developed responsibility. We start this development of value while they are still young. Constant reminders on their tasks will help improve their skills and commitment to be responsible. Responsibility is a value or trait that may start from waking up until he goes back to bed. When one learns this value, surely he will be a better and truly responsible person.


BES Grade I Early Enrolment Started

posted Jan 10, 2012, 7:01 PM by Ethel Senera

by: Elenita R. Tallorin

The Balanga Elementary School started its early enrolment for Grade I on January 7, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon every Saturday to January 29, 2012. Mrs. Teresita B. Dilig, the principal ordered all Grade I teachers to enroll prospective Grade I entrants for 2012 – 2013.


Parents are required to bring a xerox copy of their child’s birth certificate. They are advised to strictly observe the  schedule for the early registration especially those from catchment area of the school – Talisay, Bagumbayan, DFS, Poblacion, Malabia and Ibayo.


This early registration will be the based line data of the schools to be ready with the needed classroom, school equipments and books. It will also help in determining the number of teachers needed for the coming school year.


Teachers on Continuing Education Upgrading Ones Profession

posted Jan 10, 2012, 6:56 PM by Ethel Senera

by Maria Leonora E. Pantig

It is imperative that teachers should undergo certain modes to continue upgrade ourselves in the profession we are in. There is  a need to grow more in our profession. The process includes classroom learning that will provide acquisition of knowledge, skills, proficiency and ethical, moral values expected to raise and enhance the professional skills as one tackle his day to day classroom management.


          This will ensure to improve ones competence in the teaching profession. A lot of trends emerge in she system that a teacher need to imbibe in order to make use of it and he able revitalize her career skills. The curriculum I getting enriched in lot of trends in Science, Math & IT that teacher should be aware and be competent to be able to improve classroom activities for he growth and improvement of her pupils. This is a way to nurture the profession towards the technical and ethical proficiency of the teachers. We need to grow professionally by enrolling to graduate schools, attending seminars - workshop in order to improve our craftsmanship in the profession.


          Significantly, continuing professional education will greatly develop the individual and be able to discharge her duties more professionally and efficiently.



Teachers: Coping with Stress

posted Jan 10, 2012, 6:49 PM by Ethel Senera

by: Maria Leonora E. Pantig

Stress is usual experience of some people but most specially teachers. It has some physical and emotional effects on individual. Sometimes it gives negative feelings. As an individual stress can compel us to act in distress resulting to a negative influence such as distrust, rejection, anger and depression.

Teachers often encounter stress. That is coping a threatening situation of a problem in the classroom with their pupils, with her superiors, parents and comrades. Although everyday as teachers we encounter stress but we reacted differently. Sometimes we feel nervous and our hearts beat faster, but in times that we feel we cannot overcome such feelings we feel down and as if it is the end of the road. When this happened we are in a moment of fatigue, boredom and worry.

Teachers should know how to handle this situation. We should not be downed because many depend on the teachers. Her family, her students, and the system she is a part. Be sure you are healthy. Enough rest, healthy balanced diet and regular exercise may help. As individuals we must be realistic. We can admit our real self, our abilities that we are capable to do and we must belong to a group. Friends can help you handle stress. Be sure to prepare yourself to life decision making/ problem solving and the feeling of satisfaction of things you achieve. Be able to share your problems to others to lighten up burden. Resort to something relaxing through prayers, meditation, soothing music etc.

Let us not be confined to the threat a head of us. Look far and seek inspiration from others. Every day as a teacher looks at every pupil, his eagerness and beauty, excitement to learn must be an inspiration. Little petty problems can surely be managed well. Take time don’t be in a rush. Every moment has it’s our course to complete. Being in hurry will add to stress. With regards to work we only need proper planning, time management and appreciation of the good things we have done.




Reengineering and Enhancing the K to 12 BASIC EDUCATION

posted Jan 10, 2012, 6:40 PM by Ethel Senera

by Maria Leonora E. Pantig

The past years have been years of major changes and development to improve quality education that is the adoption of BASIC EDUCATION BOTH FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY.

Now the Present scenario is to overhaul the whole system and curriculum. At present innovations in these fields are on going to suit the programs and thrusts of DEP-ED to K to 12.

Basic Education for Elementary includes one year Kindergarden and 6 grade levels while the Secondary will start Grades 7,8,9 & 10 are now Junior HighSchool and 11th & 12th grade are on their Senior HighSchool. Not much change will happen in the Elementary Level and 2 years for HighSchool. Looking at the Elementary level not much will be affected but definitely Kindergarden Level will now be prerequisite for Admission to Grade I unlike before even if there is no Pre – Elem completion a child can be enrolled to grade I.

                        A lot of training programs will be conducted in order to prepare teachers both Elementary & Secondary for this new task and to focus them to a greater awareness of their rolls as they embark SY 2012 -2013.

                        The department of Education is all set the implementation of this curriculum believing that this will make our students globally competent for the basic knowledge our students need.


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