Friday, May 02, 2008


After watching this weeks shambles on The Apprentice, teams Alpha and Renaissance couldn't have done much worse by to producing cards for Teacher's Day.

some ideas?


It is the birthday of the second President of India, academic philosopher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. It is considered a "celebration" day, where teachers and students report to school as usual but the usual activities and classes are replaced by activities of celebration, thanks and remembrance. At some schools on this day, the responsibility of teaching is taken up by the senior students as an appreciation for their teachers.


By Presidential Proclamation No. 479 [5] to honor more than 500,000 teachers nationwide. However, (Tagalog:Araw ng mga Guro) in the Philippines (Teacher's Day) is actually celebrated in schools between the months of September and October (mainly elementary and secondary levels). Teachers are presented with orchid corsages by students. Groups of students representing various grade levels perform short skits or song and dance numbers, or read poetry for their teachers in front of fellow schoolmates in school-wide activities. These activities are planned by senior students in the Student Council who coordinate the activities well in advance. For Filipino-Chinese schools, a program is usually organized by students for teachers on September 27, while September 28, considered as the actual Teacher's Day, is a school holiday where both teachers and students are allowed to rest. September 28 was chosen because it is known as the birthday of famous Chinese philosopher Confucius [6].

At the De La Salle, one of the biggest school system in the Philippines, Catholic Teachers' Day is celebrated on January 26, 2008. A web page was created where students and graduates can send their teachers notes of thanks. [7].

Funnily enough, none of my little angels mentioned it :-(

Perhaps it's just as well, as I'm not sure how I'd look with an orchid corsage.

Maybe that's the equivalent of when AS asks the team "was he a good project manager?" and the room goes quiet.


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