The Brigada Eskwela is the National Schools Maintenance Week, that aims to brings together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year in June. School heads SHS shall take the lead role in planning the activities geared on making schools ecologically conscious, resilient, clean, and conducive to learning. Important reminders to SHs in the conduct of this activity are indicated in Enclosure N0.
This is something I look forward to every year. We look forward to this every summer.
Today and over the coming week, over 90 Australian Embassy staff with their families and aid program implementing partners will roll up their sleeves to wash and paint walls, and tidy things up as our way of helping prepare five schools in Pasay, Taguig and Pateros.
Australia started participating in Brigada Eskwela in and, since then, we have supported over 60 schools in Metro Manila. We have also assisted another 60 schools in Mindanao.
It is always fun to help schools get ready for the new school year. Brigada Eskwela allows us to work side by side with local communities and volunteers. More importantly, it allows us to demonstrate how much we in the Australian Embassy and I, as Ambassador, value our relationship with DepEd in action.
Education has always been a priority for Australia in its Philippines aid program, founded on a collaborative partnership with the Department of Education — and it is a personal passion of mine. And now, as we work with DepEd to support them as they roll out K to 12 — that partnership could never be more important.
With increasing globalisation, and the emergence of global benchmarks and economic integration, we live in a competitive world. Do not worry, as that is what K to 12 seeks to address. K to 12 will allow young Filipinos to have increased opportunities to obtain a level of education that will prepare them for work or for tertiary education.
That will enable them to meet the standards required internationally for recognition of qualifications, and give them a better chance to participate actively in trade and economic growth within the Asia-Pacific region. In effect, the country will have a better prepared and more productive workforce on which to build its future.
To help in the transition to K to 12, Australia provides a broad range of support to DepEd: We also assist in curriculum development with DepEd.
Furthermore, we partner with the academe and the private sector to improve teacher quality and increase the pool of high quality teachers in the public schools. And, on this occasion, we are here to work with you to clean up your school grounds and paint your classroom walls, perhaps less serious than reforming the curriculum, but we chose to be partners with you in this as well.
This is as close as we can get. Did you know that we Australians have a version of bayanihan too?
It can be understood through mutual helpfulness or a shared experience. It is equality, generosity and fellowship. The Philippines and Australia have been great mates in education, with more than half a century of partnership starting on the day the first Filipino scholar arrived in the s on Australian shores under the Colombo Plan.
Since then, a lot has changed but I reiterate that Australia is still your mate in education. You do not stand alone in reforming education for the future of the Filipino children. Thank you and good day to everyone.DMs Addendum to DMs Entitled Stakeholders Summit Cum Awarding of DepEd Partners and Brigada Eskwela (BE) Best Implementing Schools.
Remarks by Ambassador Bill Tweddell at “Brigada Eskwela" (National Schools Maintenance Week) Cuneta Elementary School, Park Avenue, Barangay 79, Pasay City. Relative to DepEd Order No. 83 s. , entitled "Implementing Guidelines on the Revised School-Based Management (SBM) Framework, Assessment Process and Tool', and Division Memorandum No.
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