Considering the significance of school adjustment to one’s progress, the Student Development Center (SDC- GS Unit) created a program which aims to help new students adjust in their new learning environment. “I”Belong: A Special Program for New Students aim to assist new students cope with their new virtual campus and build good relationship among other students. This is a means to support new students as they face the academic and social challenges of the new platform. Furthermore, the program puts emphasis on the value of communication and interaction that can help students to improve relationships.
Last August 25, 2021, new students as well as returning Claretians participated in the said activity. The said activity included a video presentation of students who shared how they were able to adjust and make new friends last school year, and a getting to know each other game where participants were able to interact and get acquainted. A processing session was also held to explain the feelings of the participants, the importance of reaching out and interacting with new teachers and classmates and even with the counselors and the importance of making new friends.