SCHOOL MANAGEMENT: A GIANT TASK
TERESITA G. APANTO
Our teaching personnel must also be security-minded or conscious and make sure their rooms are likewise fee from any theft especially instructional devices.
Since the school period covers 10 months falls on rainy seasons, with an array of typhoons and other calamities, especially in our own settings, earthquake drills and orientations must be encouraged among administrators, teaching force and pupils. This will institute disaster-readiness school personnel and pupi l s.
A Proponent for community development
When school buildings are built and young learners graduate and become integral part of our social mainstream and contributes to the economic upsurge of the community and the nation in general, indirectly, we become proponent of community development. True to the adage, “education emancipate us from the dungeons of poverty.”
A Catalyst for social change
There is time-tested dictum that says “if we want change the environment or the society, we must FIRST change the person and not the other way around.”
Education plays a vital role in this domain. When right principles are imbued in the minds of every young learner, skills are patiently honed and moral values are earned through exemplary teaching and when our graduates integrates in the society, joins the labors force or the academe or any endeavor, becomes an agent for social change through active and positive involvement.
His examples of fidelity and honest toils becomes viral or contagious to influence his peers positively-a role model. Thus, he becomes an agent for positive social change.
In a nutshell, this feat would not be accomplished or achieved without the contribution and support of every stakeholders which includes the teachers and parents-the partners in achieving pupils optimum development.
But definitely, it must start from the top-THE SCHOOL NANAGER.
The end objective of these pillars of school management, which is realized or achieve the optimum development of every child- in all aspects of his being-cannot be possibly attained if not because of the prudent and unwavering commitment of the school management to dutifully discharge his duties despite all the odds, challenges and meager resources and sometimes, none at all. Thus, the indispensability of an effective school management.
Giant task it may be. Indeed, the role of being a School Manager is not a joke. Aptly, a Giant Task. Allow me to elucidate. To fully understand and appreciate the concept of school management, we need to consider and tackle the micro dynamics.
School facilities & equipment maintenance & management
As school head, it’s our responsibility to see to it school facilities and equipment are in good condition that when the need for them arises, they are available and can be utilized. School affair and activities must never be derailed or hampered just because of the unavailability of facilities and equipment. Curriculum and Teaching Supervisor
Teaching and Learning supervisions is of optimum importance in school management. It is the paramount concern of every school head to see to it that teachers not only come on time and teach but effectively do the task solely based on the approved curriculum.
Continuous Learning & Training seminars must be encouraged to polish the teaching craft and skills to be honed. The end beneficiary to this thrust is our young learners who are our primary clientele. These includes securing the needed textbooks and relevant reading materials and resources. Financial manager
The lifeblood of school management are our resources and finances. Human resources, in its undefiled sense refers to our personnel-the teaching staff, janitors and guards and other administrative staff-comprising our total workforce.
They are the heart and soul of our school and the primary moving force to achieve desired administrative thrust and goals.
Second, the financial resources, which specifically pertains to funds derived from fund-raising activities, donation from various people and alumni, MOE given by the DepEd and others.
These funds must not only be used prudently but effectively and more importantly, transparently-leaving no cloud of doubt in the minds of every stakeholders (school, community and the GPTA).
Securing our school
Keeping our school premises and facilities, especially our young learners safe is of utmost importance. Our top priority and accountability as school managers. In fact, our supreme responsibility.
School facilities, office supplies, and equipment must be kept secured. The school, as the budget would allow, must hire blue guard especially during the night.
--oOo— The author is School Paper Adviser of Balingcanaway Corba Elementary School, Tarlac City