Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quality Education needs not to be EXPENSIVE

or OVER EXPENSIVE!You don't call a Montessori school a fake one just because it doesn't have a tuition of Php75K or more.

Montessori Academy of Valenzuela offers pre-school, primary and secondary education with DepEd School ID:  407183.

The teachers who teaches here are all L.E.T. passers

.With an english speaking environment, air-conditioned classroom, maximum of 25 students per class  for Grade school and High school, maximum of 20 students per class on the pre-school department.
We need an education but it doesn't  need to be expensive.
And being in a very expensive school does not make you a person with moral values.  These thing we called moral values comes from the home, from the nuclear family. If an individual with "defective" moral values matriculates, s/he will graduate with those same values. Simple as that!
Me and my two brothers graduated our primary education at a public school in our place. During high school we all graduated from private schools (Holy Trinity University and Palawan State University LabHigh), and we all got our college degrees and graduated on time.

Being in an expensive school doesn't make you above anyone else. Well, it is for a fact that you'll be having an edge over those who graduated from a regular state universities or colleges. But that doesn't mean that you are the best among all.
At MAV Pre-school Department, my daughter learned how to read by age 4. Learned how to add and subtract by age 4. And can have a conversation of full English speaking. She speaks her mind, the word she said are not scripted. She knows how to express herself.

I was just surprised, when I learned that somebody thought that MAV is a fake montessori. And that somebody believed that my daughter is a late learner for her age just because some kid started reading by 2.

It hurts when you heard things like this. It feels like you want to spank that person at the face. But then again, not worthy of it.

I just think of the great things I have and proud of. My daughter may not be as genius as some other kids out there, but she's special for me. She's healthy, she's normal. She's a very sweet, compassionate and loving child, all the more a very caring one.

I learned how to read by age 8, she learned it by 4. I learned how to do basic math by age 9 and she learned it by age 4. I learned how to use a computer by age 15, she learned it by age 3. I learned about geography by age 10, she learned it by age 4.

Well, she learned so many things during her stay at MAV as a Senior Casa student, and now I am excited for the things she'll learn this school year as an Advanced Casa student.

What she'll learn from school is purely more on the academics, and I as a mother wanted her to have the best education she can have, I am not that rich to put her on a very expensive school that teaches the same thing as of that of a regular Montessori school.  

I am just being practical, Php40K tuition fee is not an easy money and not that cheap, and knowing the fact that I am raising my child on my own, it's pretty tough huh..

I know that at MAV, she's in good hands and she'll have the best education for a pre-school of her age. But as a mom, I still would want her to learn to value things in life other than that of what she learned from school, and I know that MAV also teaches their student of "values education".  

She have a GMRC book now as an Advanced Casa student.I am very satisfied with the way MAVean teachers taught their students. Yzabel had shown great progress from non-reader/non-writer 3 years old to a reader and writer 4years old.

Besides, after college, it's not 100% of your education that will determine what you'll become in the future, one great factor is the attitude you have while facing all life's challenges.

Just ranting. Still thankful for all of the blessings.

On the side note: MAV have plans of putting up a Music School, of which singers and musicians from UP might be the one going to facilitate the Music School, which by the way happens to be just in front of out house! hahaha!
Montessori Academy of Valenzuela
No. or Street:  7 Gretchen cor karen Ave.
Barangay:  Gen. T. de Leon
Telephone number 440-0500
School Head:  Engracia M. Goco
Designation:  President
Email:  gracia_goco@yahoo.com

Friday, April 8, 2011

Keeping it COOL


As the days passed by, I managed to live my life happily and at peace with everything.

But there are some people who are not too busy with their own lives and instead keeping a nosey eyes on other people's business.

First and foremost, I am not the one who's making up stories, specially with situations that are known to me. I don't want to be in the attention of the most people. 

I want to live a peaceful life.I don't live my life to please the whole wide world, and not doing the stating lots of false appreciation to others, just by the sake of being liked in return.

A lot of people are telling me I am such a blant, frank person. And I take pride of that. I don't care what others would think about me as long as I am being real. As long as I am not oppressing others.

Now, we all have personal issues in our lives. As for me, I don't last in a relationship which  is very superficial. I don't want to be with a man who thinks that I can provide for him instead of the other way around.So the relationship ended. A month after had a suitow who's willing to do every thing for me, but the thing was he's married.  I don't want to burden my self with being in a relationship to a married man. (AYOKO NAMAN NA KUMABIT NA LANG).. I have so many options. What can I do if some not so good men were attracted to me then? I don't want to deny it, I do entertain suitors. But I am not stupid enough to prioritize them over my kid. I want someone whom I can share the good and the bad things that life can give me..

Let's take the statement " Di matagalan ugali ko".. Taken I have that attitude problem, I don't think it should be a big deal for others. It's my problem, no longer yours. LOL Mind your own..

Been through a lot lately I am just thankful having a very loving and supportive family. There are times that I stumble and fall but I know I got them. My kid who's so loving and sweet. My man, who's been there for me all the time, who made me laugh and shows me love and care. My friends who really knows the real me.

I am just taking my time to write something today out of what happened in the last 24hours.

I've been silent. And will keep silent. My only point in writing this one is that not at all times all that glitters are gold, there are also plated ones.. LOL

I am just holding on this truth: God KNOWS and GOD SEES every little thing we do here on earth.

Respect: You punch me, I punch back.  I do not believe it's good for ones self-respect to be a punching bag.


And oh I would like to leave this line from the book of Matthew:
So why do you see the piece of sawdust in another's eye and not notice the wooden beam in your own eye?