Description automatically generatedFourth Estate Elementary School – BF Homes is now on its 12th year as one of the Elementary Schools of the Division of Parañaque City. Looking back at the track that it has gone through over the years. It is but a fact to consider that it was composed of years of struggles yet with numerous blessings and recognizable achievements. Over the years, it has remained true to its goal of producing learners who are analytical, decisive, determined, and capable in aiming for higher steps in education. With the school heads at the helm, teachers, parents, and stakeholders work closely in developing and enhancing this skills and abilities, likewise instilling ideal values to the learners. Guided by the DepEd Vision, Mission and Core Values, the Project BF HOMES (Basic Foundation in Honing Outstanding Memories to Encourage Success) was conceptualized to encourage all school age children in the community to find enjoyment in acquiring quality basic education. The project is focused on ensuring all learners shall be given equal opportunity to learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.

The school’s different committees are working together to function, and valuable initiatives are created for the school clientele. These are good signs of a community that moves the institution. The creation of Learning Support Center (LSC) ensures the parents that the school listens and values their feedbacks to serve them better. The school encourages all personnel, teachers, and school leaders in the organization to serve with humility, transparency, authenticity, and honesty.

The skillful Communication Team pivoted to facilitate distant learning for teachers and pupils in all grade levels. With the mandate to explore feasible instructions in this current scenario, teachers landed on the Google for Education and certified themselves with the first level. This prompted these certified Google Educators to launch Project Optimized Google Instructions (POGI) which various stakeholders expressed their support. At the time of this writing, the project has raised more than 100 smartphones as the means of instructions for the learners. The project aims to enhance the class instructions, learning experience and even the safety of the school administrators, teachers, and non-teaching personnel. These activities have given confidence to the institution whose heart is dismayed collectively by the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Years from now, these efforts will surely produce huge impacts to the administrators, teachers, learners, and stakeholders.

Indeed, Fourth Estate Elementary School BF Homes has come promising these days.