Although online classes continues to be the norm as the pandemic continues, Childlink Learning Center and Childlink High School Inc. was able to generate good performance from the school’s students because of the training the institution taught them before this crisis happened.
“Having incorporated in the curriculum the principles of being a School of Character has resulted in very good academic performance of our students,” says Childlink founder and school directress Maria Theresa Tio.
Teacher Tess giving a brief description of the role of schools in Character Formation.
While other students have struggled in their studies as schools have to shift to online learning after the government banned physical classes, Childlink students managed to overcome the challenges because of the good values they developed.
This is because Childlink offers meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that promotes character development.
The school’s curriculum has been developed with values as the anchor of teaching. An ‘Enduring Value’ is included in the syllabus so that for every weekly topic discussed in class, the teachers are guided with the focused value of the month.
“As early as pre-school they are already exposed to the character education, developing their soft skills such as communication, empathy and collaboration,” says Ms. Tio. “We did not have much difficulty when we shifted to online classes and our students were able to adapt to the shift in the delivery of instruction.” The students have learned to value more how to communicate properly so that their needs will be better understood by their teachers. The collaboration with peers is also one of the factors that made the students not lose touch with their social engagement.
Communication and collaboration is important in the success of online learning.
She explained that teaching students to become responsible has been proven to greatly help the students cope with the challenges of online classes. In the Online classes as well as the Homeschool program that Childlink is offering as learning platforms, students have learned to be self-reliant and independent.
Ms. Tio stressed that teaching character education goes beyond the usual curriculum. “Apart from regular academic subjects, we still continue to teach the music instrumentation classes , hold extracurricular activities which are done online, and still manage to carry out community advocacies, all of which are helpful in promoting character,” she pointed out.
Students are the heart of the school.
Engaging activities help motivate students to learn.
Developing creativity is at the core of the Childlink curriculum.
Childlink became an accredited School of Character in 2016.
“We are the first school in the Visayas and Mindanao to be given this recognition by Character Education Partnership (CEP) Philippines with main office in Washington USA. We have been given reaccreditation last 2019. Reaccreditation is done every after 3 years,” Ms. Tio explained. As a School of Character, Childlink promotes the 11 principles espoused by the CEP.
She explained that Childlink worked hard to become a School of Character because they want to give the best education to their students by developing good character. “More than anything, children imbued with good character can cope with the growing responsibilities and many challenges that students face as they advance in age.” Ms. Tio pointed out.
Linkers receiving the recognition from Thomas Lickona, the founding chairman of the Character Education Partnership from Washington USA in 2016.
The plaque of recognition received as a School of Character.
The pandemic has indeed proven that the school is on the right track. While many students struggle with online learning, Childlink students are thriving and have a good turnout of performance.
Parents are encouraged to consider enrolling their children in Childlink. The school is now offering an online tuition promo for the incoming school year.
They can avail of a 10 percent discount on the tuition until April 30, 2021.
Childlink gives a 10% tuition fee discount for early enrollees up to this month of April 2021.
For more information, you can call 4152963 and look for Teacher Auda. You can also check out their Facebook account Childlink Learning Centr. Their mobile numbers are 09338122911 and 09176236767.