Childlink Postpones School Play

For the first time in 19 years, Childlink has had to postpone its largest annual student activity: the Childlink School Play.

Last Friday, March 13, 2020, was a sad day for the Linkers when the school administration had to announce that it was heeding the call of Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella to completely suspend classes for the school year. The news was received with shock and one question immediately turned up in everyone’s mind: “What would happen to the school play?”

This year, Childlink was set to hold “Kultura: A Celebration of the Eight Subcultures that Shape the Filipino Nation” on March 21, 2020, at the Guang Ming Institute of Performing Arts. The play, which was in the format of a variety show, intends to highlight the colorful aspects of the Filipino culture and history, and allow its audience to witness songs and dances to folk music, kundimans, Filipino pop music, and so on. However, because of the announced class suspension, it has been postponed indefinitely.

The School Play has become a tradition for everyone in the Childlink community. It’s the most highspirited and most fun time of the year. Everyone gets to have a short break from classes in a day to cultivate their talents for music and performing arts. There’s a lot of practice that goes into every performance but it’s still so much fun because students also have more opportunities to make friends with students from other year levels.

All those weeks of hard work and practice leading up to two performances on the stage are the most enjoyable times for students and teachers alike. It doesn’t even matter if the production ends up looking like a broadway show or not because there Mommy and Daddy are in the audience with Lolo and Lola and they’re smiling and watching and the Linkers there up on stage, smiling and performing the best they can in their colorful costumes. To any Linker, it really is the best experience. To have it taken away, even indefinitely caused a lot of heartbreak. But it had to be done in order to keep our tight-knit community safe from the looming danger of COVID-19. Despite the need though, there really was scarcely a dry eye as everyone was forced to abruptly say their goodbyes for the summer.

Unfortunately, there is still no set date yet for the staging of our annual school play. Just be sure to keep posted, Linkers! Stay safe at home and continue to pray for better news in the days ahead.

Cebu Summer Class at Childlink Learning Center!

A little girl performing “Pearly Shells” during the Summer Class 2019 culminating activity

The holidays are long over and summer is just around the corner! If you’re one of the parents who don’t like the thought of your child or children just staying at home for two months then you might be a little bit more alarmed to know that they can really begin to forget lessons they’ve learned and proficiency in skills they’ve built over the past year. This is a real phenomenon called the “summer slide” and it’s been reported and observed in various scientific studies.

Thankfully, there is a way to prevent your child from going through the dreaded summer slide and that’s to give them opportunities to continuously engage in educational activities over the summer.

Summer class is also a great opportunity to give children a chance at a new, more relaxed environment. This kind of environment can be optimal for learning especially for those who struggle and find it hard to relax during the regular school year. The different approach that summer classes have for learning can not only improve their knowledge on certain topics but also give them the needed boost in confidence and positive attitude toward school in general — things they will need to help them get ahead!

Childlink continues to offer its Academic Advancement Program this summer which is a comprehensive 4-week study program that will help Elementary and High School students develop proficiency in their area of choice. For our little ones, we also have a Reading Readiness Program to build their literacy (a skill that defines future success!).

Some kids will probably greatly resist you at the mere mention of summer class though, and that’s understandable! Young ones like to treat summer as their time to reflect and refuel after a grueling school year and this is an important time for them, but that doesn’t mean they should be unproductive! You can also help your child hone their creative interests and enroll them in our Music and Arts summer program!

So what are you waiting for? Childlink Learning Center is now accepting enrollees for all Summer Classes in the 2020 Program. Classes start on May 11, 2020. Reserve your slot now while they’re still available!

See our full list of Classes offered below: