Posted by: stu robbins | February 1, 2012


It’s the second month of the year and so my confusion begins; I am in a numb state where I am overcome with thoughts on a variety of matters.

First, I have to make up my mind as to what school I would send my son in. I do not  want to subject him in an unforgiving educational system that will put into waste his talents and intelligence. I have my sights set at a school located near a major TV station or one near our place that is so far having “okay” standards.

Second, there is a welcoming option to relocate further south. The booming economy and near-future bright developments are very enthusing and desirable to be in. It would be the next Forbes City located at the South of the Metro. Should I decide on that immediately, the school of choice would be Caritas Don Bosco.

My qualities for a good school are:

Co-education standards: this would be that the student population is a mix of both genders. My son was born into this society with the knowledge of the existence of boys and girls in the neighborhood. As early on, he has to be exposed to both personalities as this is a training ground for socialization and adjusting to social norms in the near future. I frown on exclusive schools for a choice as this will give him a limited scope of reality. 🙂

Institution’s longevity in the education sector: over time, it can be supposed that the school would have had it’s share of up and downs and have emerged triumphantly from these and continue to aspire for excellence.

The institution’s focus on the first two levels of formal schooling: I quite frown of schools that have only been around for twenty or twenty-five years yet have already established their tertiary program for quite some time. I believe that schools that focus on the first two levels of schooling for quite some time are the ones passionate for achievement and excellence.

Schools that are not run by families 🙂 – I have worked with one sometime and believe me, the staff and administration themselves are a pity when they get involved or drawn into petty arguments among the family members. Unfortunately, there would be times when such problems can affect the method of teaching by teachers and would consequently take a toll on the students’ learning.

Oh dear. Time is running out and I am still in the dark. I have my choices yet have not acted on any one of them. I do hope I could be able to close this chapter happily soon.


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