Another National Language Month celebration transpired as we observed the 75th year of the declaration of Tagalog as our basic language of communication. It was in 1937 when Executive Order No. 134 was approved calling for the development of a national language based in Tagalog. In 1987 however, the Constitution was revised stating that the national language of the Philippines be Filipino.
This August, The Children’s Ark Preparatory School joined the entire nation in commemorating “Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa” with a series of activities according to each week’s theme: August 1-7 highlights the 75th year of Filipino in education and its use in official communication; August 8-14, 2012, Filipino and other dialects in the context of Kindergarten-to-12 and Mother Tongue Based Education; August 15-21, 2012, centers on the national anthem “Lupang Hinirang” and “Panatang Makabayan.”; August 23-28, 2012, celebrates Filipino as a universal language that promotes a stable society; and August 29-31, 2012 capping the celebration with school activities consistent with the President’s “Tuwid na Daan” battle cry.
TCAPS kids sporting the Philippine traditional fashion, embroidered barong Tagalog for the boys and the baro at saya for the girls, in keeping with the theme for this important occasion.
Prep Wisdom: with Adrian Laguda, Matthew Guitterrez and Jedd Comabalicer…..
Prep Wisdom: Our handsome Gabriel Tamondong, Thea Prado, Angelica Camacho and Norjuna Bocua..
Our “healthy” magsasaka Heber Cruz
Nursery and kinder doing the Filipino classic rice-planting song Magtanim Ay Di Biro
Sabayang Pagbigkas by the 1st Graders, under Teacher Den
“Mga Pambansang Sagisag”
President: Princess Kyla Pabitu
Vice Pres: Ginger Coleen Isaac
Secretary: Ivy Jovenal
Treasurer: Jenina Mari Mendoza
Auditor : Princilla Katryel Pabitu
Grade 1 : Xander Kil Camacho
Grade 2 : Anne Margareth Librando
Grade 3 : Kattie Cammile Mabiasen
Winners for the Linggo ng Wika Best in Costume
Nursery: Jameerah Eduarte
Kinder: Laura Jean Ceilo
Prep: Jedd Combalicer and Xandra Camacho
Grade 1: Mj Perez and Makency Combalicer
Grade 5: OJ Perez and Ginger Isaac
Grade 6: Kyle Corong and Kyla Pabitu
The gifted Pabitu sisters performing the lyre with their rendition of Pilipinas kong Mahal
Chow time….. Nursery and kinder class
Sabayang Pagbigkas by the grade 4 and 5