Practice Teachers ready to take off

Seal of the UNO-R College of Education

March 02, 2022, Batch Polaris marked history as UNO-R College of Education was the first college in the University to hold their face-to-face Teaching Internship Pinning and Send-Off Ceremonies in the New Normal at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Oratory.    Ninety-five (95) Practice Teachers from different programs are ready for deployment as they received their pins blessed by Rev. Fr. Cristituto Palomar, OAR, who also presided over the Holy Mass before the Pinning and Send-Off Ceremonies.    Mr. Allen Joshua Seva, BSED Student-Principal, gave the Statement of Purpose of the said event, followed by the pinning of nameplates headed by Dr. Ma. Theresa Haro-Chavez (College of Education Dean). and assisted by Mr. Nikko Paolo Calumpiano (4th Year Level Adviser) and Mr. Remus Magbanua (College Supervisor).    The reading of the Testimonial Commitments was led by Ms. Andrea Nicole Sumugat, Ms. Kirstine Javile, Ms. Lee Ann Galila, and Ms. Beverly Ann Mateo.   “By this month you will be deployed as practice teachers to our cooperating school. This will give you a variety of opportunities including applying theory into practice and honing your teaching skills…” “May I ask you, students, to be responsible.” These were the reminders and the Send-off Message of the Dean, Dr. Ma. Theresa H. Chavez to the members of the Batch Polaris, who are now stepping on another milestone of their chosen profession.     Furthermore, practice teachers exhibited their versatility as they showed their dance moves and proud voices at the end of the ceremony with their batch song entitled “Verge.”     The Pinning and Send-off Ceremonies was hosted by Mr. Windsor Linus Sumbillo and Ms. Anne Marielle Belandres, two practice teachers who closed the ceremony with the word “PADAYON!”     “With the amount of time for the preparation, who would have thought that it will be this successful? Teamwork indeed makes the dream work. I know that this is not the end of our journey, this is just the beginning of greater opportunities and responsibilities. I hope that we will bear in mind and put into our hearts every word we pledged earlier during the testimonial commitments.”, shared by Ms. Lee Ann Galila (BSEd-Math 4) after being interviewed regarding the successful ceremony.  (Written by Nicole Ordaniel)