THE OFFICER IN
M R . A L E J A N D R O C .
V I N A L A Y
T O T H E S H S T R I N I T A N
C O M M U N I T Y ,
G R E E T I N G S !
The year 2020 has been full of
challenges to all. The World Bank used
the terms: unprecedented, devastating,
and pervasive to describe what we this
year is bringing us. Yes, we were caught
off-guard to the point that we had to stop
our daily routines; it has taken so many
lives and continues to happen; and it does
not discriminate – no one is safe.
This has propelled all the schools to
transition from the usual face-to-face
interaction to distance education.
Challenging everyone to prepare syllabi
within a limited time frame that were
hardly accomplished due to the
unforeseen events that happened.
Students are facing multitude of concerns:
internet connectivity, gadget availability,
and completion of requirements, among
We are learning a lot from this year.
Regardless of where you are, the circumstances
that we are in made us realize some things we
take for granted before. First, this pandemic
helped us find deeper meaning of the education
system and its delivery. The big question was:
“How to deliver teaching and learning to students
in such a way that they will learn academically
and still keep everyone’s sanity?” We now
realized that interacting with our students in
school brings more collaboration and learning.
Second, our family dynamics have abruptly
changed, but our relationship with one another is
as important as ever. Staying at home with our
family members 24/7 doing everything with them
was not our routine but we had to adjust. We
sometimes get annoyed at each other but at the
end of the day, we are thankful to God that we
are safe with them, that we are together. Third,
small gestures have a huge effect on our wellbeing.
Checking on our friends by sending
messages and doing video meets has now
become a norm. Ask your friends how they are.
Send them messages.
As the Officer-in-Charge of the SHS
department, together with your teachers, who
serve as your second parents, we urge the
students at Trinity Senior High School
department to communicate with us, your
teachers. We may not be able to physically meet
each other at this time but we are looking forward
to seeing each ang every one of you soon.
According to Zig Ziglar, “Your attitude, not
your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
With so many goings on this year, we are
reminded that how we deal with these
circumstances is much more important than what
we can achieve academically. This year has been
our learning curve.
As the year 2020 comes to an end, let us not
forget to thank God for His sustaining grace to
each of us. We are still here. We are still living.
Let us share to one another the blessings of
peace, safety, and understanding.
May the good Lord bless and keep all of you