Last October our students participated in the annual United Nations Festivities, as well as in the Halloween Celebration.
In the United Nations celebration, the students participated in various festivities. They learned how to say hello in different languages, discover the origin of their names, color the flags of various countries, discover using the Venn diagram the similarities and differences of cultures, as well as play games coming from their assigned countries.
To end the week's events each class performed either a song or dance from their assigned countries and visited various classroom to do a bit of Trick or Treat. This week long celebration allowed the students to learn that in diversity, unity is possible.
When we think of Science and Math, we think of it as limited to the four walls of the classroom and maybe the laboratory. Rarely, do we think of Science and Math as truly practical knowledge.
During the Science and Math Week, HSG students get to experience the practicalities of math through their Market week. They spent time preparing their goods for sale, marking up the prices, giving change for payment and computing the days earning. Through a simple activity our students get to apply their math knowledge in a fun activity, even celebrating their first business success with some Pizza. A nice end to a job well done.
For Science, our students their knowledge in science through an exhibit and through a fun Minute to Win-it (with a science twist) game. To further enrich their appreciation for Science the students spent time watching a video about outer space.
While Math and Science is often seen as difficult and only for the few, our HSG students were able to see the wonder of these subjects as something real and necessary in our daily lives.
August in schools is synonymous to Linggo ng Wika. It's a dedicated week of getting to know our country, its language and culture. In celebration of the Linggo ng Wika, last 25 August 2017, our students at HSG dawned their best Filipino costumes, ranging from the usual baro't saya to the exotic sarong. Both teachers and student enjoyed the Fiesta atmosphere brought to life by the students inter-level friendly competition of Say-Awit and Sabayang Bigkas, the teacher's dancing and the local food shared amongst each other.
Further enriching their appreciation of the beauty of our culture, students got to mingle with the Katutubong Batang Lumad, who graced the Linggo ng Wika with their culture's songs and dance.
Even for just a little while, HSG students immersed themselves in the beauty and diversity of the Filipino culture.
Headway School for Giftedness conducted its General Parents' Orientation for the brand new school year 2017-2018 last July 8, 2017. It served as refresher and introduction of HSG's new academic programs, policies, guidelines, newly-offered learning opportunities, and wonderful events to look forward to.
HSG's first parenting seminar entitled, "Hands-on Practices on Behavior Management of Children with Special Needs" given by our outstanding Program Management Consultant, Ms. Mary Jane Pauig, was also conducted to provide the parents additional activities and materials that they could utilize to encourage positive behavior among differently-abled children.