• Katrina Jaiun Roa

Groundbreaking Ceremony of GT North Academy’s Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool

Swimming has just become more exciting for GT North Academy (GTNA) students for a semi-Olympic sized swimming pool is on its way. A groundbreaking ceremony happened last January 29, 2019 with special guests Liloan Vice-Mayor Thelma Jordan, members of the Sangguniang Bayan, and officers of GTNA’s Parent-Teacher Association & Student Councils gracing the grand event. This semi-Olympic sized swimming pool is 25 meters long and 12 meters wide and will be available of use for students of the school.

Perspective of the GT Group of Companies Hotel Resort future development

The swimming pool is located in a separate lot of the school which takes about 2-3 minutes to walk from the main compound, once the pool is finished with construction students will be transported to the pool via shuttle service when there will be swimming lessons.

“We want to train our students either to pursue swimming as a sports career or for their safety. We've seen schools from other countries making swimming as part of their curriculum and we wanted to have it as part of ours also. We are aiming our school to be an international school,” said GTNA President Engr. Leonora Salvane. There are plans to make the pool open to the public in the future. GT Group of Companies plans of constructing a hotel resort within the pool property in the future, but is still a plan being made.

GTNE Academy Semi-Olympic sized swimming pool Groundbreaking Ceremony. (L-R) GTNE Academy School Chaplain Msgr.

About GT Northeast Academy

The school (GT which stands for God’s Talent) is located at Gemilina St., Tayud, Liloan and is a sister company of GT Cosmetics Manufacturing Inc. The academy started construction in March 2013 and finished March 2014, they currently cater to students in the preschool, grade school, junior high school, and senior high school level. State-of-the-art facilities of the school include a library, clinic, air-conditioned classrooms, LCD projects, student’s very own lockers, laboratories, and 24-hour security service as one of the few.

GTNE Academy Press Conference. (L-R) GTNE Academy School Chaplain Msgr. Sindulfo Iriarte; Engr. Dennis John Cam

The school was awarded Government Recognition for the Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Education Courses last April 7 2015 and was granted a Certification Status for having met the standards and completed the requirements of the Certification Program of the Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) for the Educational Service Contracting (ESC) of the GASTPE program of the Department of Education.

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