Recognizing the need for continued interaction among students, Childlink Learning Center and Highschool Inc. continues to hold activities for their students.
One of the activities is the First Virtual Childlink Family Day, a fun event for their students and parents with the theme ‘Linkers, the Game Changers’
Through the Virtual Family Day, Childlink aims to show everyone that despite the pandemic, the activities for students should continue, said Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.“Hopefully, it helps students to be motivated and engagedthrough the activities so that they continue to do well in online school,” Ms. Tio explained.
The Childlink Student Council led the activities.“It’s really a learning experience for them because even during the planning stage, council officers and members were very enthusiastic. They collaborated withthe admin staff and teachers assigned with specific tasks. They were mostly involved in program preparation and they conceptualized the games,” she said.
Held on September 24, 2021, the Family Day activities include art competition, quiz bee, scribbl.IO, charades, poem performance on Family and Peace for the Nursery 2 and Kindergarten 1 levels.
The winners of the art competition are Madison Ariane Keh of Team Water (Nursery 2); Mika Borromeo of Team Fire (Kindergarten 1); Miguel Rentuza of Team Water (Kindergarten 2); Vienna Ligutan of Team Water (Grade 1); Li Audric Antiporta of Team Wind (Grade 2); Cole Verano of Team Fire (Grade 3); Klayne Wynter Go of Team Earth (Grade 4); Ayeshia Cariquitan of Team Wind (Grade 5); Renzo Isaiah Bernabe of Team Earth (Grade 6); Archangel Binueza of Team Wind (Grade 7); Lindsay Rojas of Team Water (Grade 8); Seth Marcus Verano of Team Fire (Grade 9) and Lance Andrei Ong of Team Earth (Grade 10).
In her message during the Virtual Family Day, Ms. Tio urged parents to continue their support for the school’s Community Outreach Program for the Rise Above Foundation until the end of October. Parents were also encouraged to allow their children to enlist for the Project BalikBuhay Junior Vaccination program.
She also informed the parents about the activities for the month of October.
On October 16, the Zonta Club of Cebu II in cooperation with the Z Club of Childlink will conduct an online activity. The program will include an orientation of the goals and ideals of the Zonta International and the ideals for every Z club (composed of High School students ) and Golden Z Club (composed of College students).
The Z Clubs and Golden Z Clubs present will have an opportunity to know the service and advocacy projects of other clubs and learn from each other.
The second part of the program is a webinar entitled Caring for your Well Being with speaker Ms. Karen Espiritu. This webinar will focus on understanding about social and mental wellness and learn how a person’s wellbeing can improve by the way that he or she is able to relate to oneself and to others
Another activity will be conducted on October 23. The Zonta Club of Cebu II in collaboration with Z Club of Childlink will commemorate the United Nations Day with the online forum entitled“No Time To Lose: End Child Marriage Now.”
On this day, different Child Bride stories will be told and acted out by Z Club of Childlink students, Ms. Tio said.
Also, ZontaClub of Cebu II selected members will also give statements of support for a call to action on the issue of Child Marriage, she added.
Ms. Tio also disclosed that Childlink is now accepting students from different areas outside Cebu for their online classes.
Aside from online classes, Childlink also offers the Home School Program. The program offers academic flexibility since it enables the parents to choose the pace and approach for their children’s modules. This is also an option for those living in areas with poor or unstable internet connection.
Childlink’s learning modules are appropriate for each student. The students are also given the opportunity to join online classes.
The school also offers After School Care Program, Daily tutorial classes for English and Special Education tutorial for students in preparation for mainstream classes.