Text and Photo by Jonathan S. Lacson, Assistant for Formation, FPTI – ERDA Tech
Beginning school year 2017-2018, Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute – ERDA Tech is adopting the six-day cycle for its class schedule. This is composed of Day 1, Day 2, Day W (Wednesday, which has a fixed schedule of classes), Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5. The first day of classes, June 5, 2017 followed the Day 1 schedule, and so on. In case there will be a holiday or any other interruption of classes, the cycle will just continue with the next day on the line-up. This system prevents a particular day from being disadvantaged because of such interruptions. In the previous school years when the school observed the Monday to Friday schedule, the interruptions usually took its toll on the Monday and Friday classes. Thankfully, that problem is now a thing of the past. Another benefit of the cycle is that it makes possible an earlier dismissal time for the students (from 4:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.) which then allows more time for remedial classes, tutorial sessions, consultation meetings, practices and preparations for school events, and others. The implementation of the six-day cycle is yet another manifestation of the school’s firm commitment to become the best that it can be and to fulfill its vision and mission more effectively.