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Time indeed flies so fast! Summer is over and the new school year is at hand.

Heartworks welcomes everyone – the pupils, parents, faculty and staff – to the school year 2012-2012. This school year would be exciting as this marks the start of the implementation of the K to 12 program. It should noted, however, that the program will be implemented on a gradual basis – one grade level at a time. Hence, only the Grade 1 curriculum will be affected this school year.

While there are many apprehensions brought about by the program, the school has made the necessary preparations to implement the K to 12 curriculum properly particularly. The faculty and staff are intact, the physcial structures and instructional materials are made ready, and the needed trainings are already conducted.

It is our prayer that this school year will be fruitful to one and all.

To all the stakeholders of Heartworks Learning Center, welcome to school year 2012-2013!

 

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Christmas Around the World 2011

Posted by: | December 21, 2011 | No Comment |

Last December 20, 2011 the school held the first ever Christmas Around the World show and party. The pupils from Prenursery to Grade 6 levels all came with wonderful costumes. They were excited to perform their numbers and the parents were equally excited to witness. The  covered court of Elenita Heights subdivision was filled fun!

The event showcased various presentations – songs, dances, chants, rap and many more. The teachers did the opening salvo with a well-choreographed interpretative dance of the song “Mary Did You Know”. Korus, the school’s speech and theater group, did their own version of the “Christmas Story”.

The class presentations that portrayed how different cultures around the world celebrate the Christmas season then ensued. The pictures could be viewed in Facebook by looking for Heartworks Hlc. The giving of gifts then followed with parents giving their presents personally to their children. The pupils also shared white gifts for the children of Love the Children Foundation. The show ended in a high note with the appearance of Jolibee mascot who offered a very entertaining dance number.

All of the presentations were intended for everyone to appreciate, reflect and respond to the wond’rous love of God manifested by birth and death of His only begotten Son to save us from our sins. Praise God for the success of the activity!

 

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

Posted by: | September 28, 2011 | No Comment |


When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favourite cake just for me, and I knew that little things are very special.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it’s all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I looked…and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking.

- Author Unknown

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A Headstart for SY 2011-2012

Posted by: | August 7, 2011 | No Comment |

The new school year started with a lot of blessings! Firstly, new faces of pupils enroled at Heartworks raising its enrolment by about 20%. Secondly, new faces of dedicated teachers joined the faculty roster making its teaching force more competent and responsive. Lastly, new physical campus developments were done that made the campus more child-friendly and conducive for learning.

All of these happened by God’s faithfulness to the school. It can be recalled that the school welcomed the new school year with a Thanksgiving Service held on June 10, 2011.  Dr John Stephen Curada led the administration, faculty and staff in declaring God goodness. The event also provided a venue for the school to uphold unto God the operations for the new school year.

Despite the adjustments during the first 2-4 weeks of operations, everything ended well. As of the moment, the school ensures that the needs of the pupils as well as the parents are given attention and addressed. Praise be to God!

 

 

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The hardwork of the administration paid off as the school received on January 31, 2010 the PERMIT TO OPERATE COMPLETE PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY starting June 2011 (it’s permit No. 22 series of 2011). This means that all the grade levels of Heartworks Learning Center are authorized by the Department of Education (DepEd).

This achievement reinforces the quality of education the school provides. Furthermore, the granting of the permit sets the school apart from the other schools in the area who are having problems with securing permits for their academic offerings.

It can be recalled that the administration worked for this as early as July last year. And indeed, the permit was also given early!

To God be the glory!

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Speech overload 2010: A history!

Posted by: | December 10, 2010 | No Comment |

The school conducted the first ever Speech Overload last November 26, 2010. The activity showcased pupils’ performances of different speech genres. The activity sought to emphasize the value of correct pronunciation and IMG_1020proper artistic expression.

Despite the openness of the venue, the renditions of the pupils amazed the audience composed of parents and some visitors from the Speechfest Foundation. Dr Rodulph Paras, the Prefect of the Speechfest was also present in the event.

Among the crafts performed were a capella discourse, flupoems, ictuzes, elocution, theatrelocution and interpretative dramatics. It was the first time for the school to hold such activity but it was nonetheless successful. The pupils from preschool to gradeschool were up to showing their newly learned speech and artistry skills.

The activity was spearheaded by Teacher Mimi Curada and Sir Dave Curada in collaboration with the teacher-advisers of the different classes.

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I’m wet! They’re wet! Everyone’s getting wet! This is the buzz word during the Family Day Wetlympics ’10 held last October 16. Parents and children alike enjoyed the games that involved getting wet! From the Amazing Race to Castle Attack, participants oozed out their energy wetlympics2for their respective teams to win. Ten teams competed in the 5 water-team games that were lined up.

Aside from the games, additional activities contributed to the fun. Families enjoyed shopping very low-priced items from the F-ROC Rummage Sale. They also grabbed the chance of owning great books from the mobile Book Fair of Scholastic. During the potluck lunch fellowship, the exciting raffle ensued. Umbrellas, medicines and vitamins, school supplies and bags were raffled with a cellphone from Globe-TM as the grand price.

Overall, the Green Team emerged 1st, the Black Team 2nd and the Red Team 3rd. But more than winning, it was the fun and fellowship that everyone experienced that made the day a success.

The Family Day started with a meditation and ended with a lunch fellowship. It is an annual activity of the school that seeks to deepen the fellowship within and among Heartworks families.

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Heartworks Learning Center actively participated in the 2nd National Conference in Educational Measurement and Evaluation (see http://pemea.club.officelive.com/presentations.aspx) with the theme “Assessment in a Knowledge Society”. Heartworks is honored to be the only non-university paper presenter during the said conference. Among those who presented were with andersonscholars from the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, De La Sale University and Philippine Normal University. Foreign scholars from USA, Sweden, Australia and India also participated in the conference.

Dr John Stephen Curada the school Director (first from left), presented his research entitled “Modeling Learning Interactions in Technology-rich Environments”. The paper used structural equation modeling (SEM) in identifying critical factors that are at play in technology-rich learning contexts. Dr Curada stressed that Learner-Faculty Interaction, Learner-Software Interaction, Learner-Hardware Interaction, Learner-Learner Interaction and Learner-Activity Interaction are vital in ensuring quality of learning in technology-rich contexts. Through SEM two higher factors were found out namely, Learning Community and Technology Integration.

Dr Curada received a certificate of recognition for sharing his research and statistical expertise. The conference was facilitated by the Philippine Measurement and Evaluation Association. It was held at De La Salle University – College of St. Benilde Hotel last August 4-6, 2010.

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Last Friday, September 3, Mrs. Jeanet Tanaid (Prenursery), Mrs. Mickay Dela Cerna, Mrs. Lea Laroscain (Nursery), Mrs. Corazon Bedaño (Junior Kinder) and Mrs. Aurea Christie Lumaad (Senior) shared their talents and skills as they told interesting stories to the preschoolers of Heartworks as part of the Read-Along-Adventures program. The pupils enjoyed the activity very much as they get to see their parents act as teachers!

This is the second round of the program this school year. The next round will be done on November with another set of parents as story tellers.

Read-Along-Adventures is an annual program for preschoolers where parents are invited to tell stories. Stories are aimed at promoting good values and habits. The program hopes to promote collaboration between the home and school. With it parents are exposed to the actual teaching-learning process.

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A “nutritious” success

Posted by: | August 9, 2010 | No Comment |

Heartworks celebrated Nutrition Month last July 1-31 with the theme “Sa Pagkaing Tama at Sapat Wnutri 2010_adrianastong Timbang ni Baby ang Katapat”. The activity emphasized the importance of proper nutrition among children.  This was in line with the thrust of the Department of Education in promoting proper nutrition among families and children.

Fun filled activities were conducted to highlight the celebration. It included Poster and Slogan Making Contest, Nutri-Quiz Bee, Essay Writing Contest, and Clean and orderly Classroom Search for the Grade School Level. Moreover, Jingle Presentation, A1 Child Search, Nutri-food Eating, and Nutri-games and Exhibit for both Preschool and Grade School levels were also conducted. MNC

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