Hello, SY 2023 - 2024!
The school has come back to life! This school year marks our return to full face-to-face classes since 2020. It’s been a long time coming, but with God’s grace, we’ve made it through the pandemic. After literally dusting off the desks and classrooms and “sharpening our saws,” we welcomed back to students, 140 of them this year.
The school year kicked-off with the usual Orientation Week for the Grades 1 to 10 which included the traditional school tours that led the classes up, down, and around the campus. The Preschool classes followed suit a week later, bringing the cuteness index to its maximum. The school celebrated Nutrition Month in July and challenged the classes to bring (and consume) fruits every Friday for Fruity Friday. We love a good competition! In the end, the Nursery, Grade 6, and Grade 10 Classes emerged victorious and earned their first class badges.
The first quarter brought in their fair share of visitors. The Nursery Class invited our very own Kuya Paul Bernabe to jam with the class in their discussion of the sense of sound. Mommy Ela Somo and Daddy Fil Canlas visited the Kinder Class separately for Mommy Day and Daddy Day, respectively. Ate / Lola Leah Arellano “came back” to school as the resource person for the Preschool’s Linggo ng Lahing Pilipino to cook her famous biko. Dr. Carmi Oracion, a pediatrician, visited the Grade 1 class to talk about development from infancy to 6-years old. The Grade 2 Class had a long-staying visitor, Hiroto Yoshinaga, a Japanese national, who spent his summer vacation by going to school for two whole weeks... Filipino class and all!
Field-trips, here we go!
Having face-to-face classes also meant the return to field trips! Yey! The Grade 3 Class made the first leap with a field trip to Quezon Memorial Circle and Museum for their topic on Manuel L. Quezon and Quezon City. Grades 4 and 6 trooped to Phivolcs for their Health class discussions on disaster preparedness and emergency response. The Grade 6 made an extra stop at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani to deepen their talks on Martial Law in Araling Panlipunan.
To the Polls!
Elections made a comeback as well. The Grade School and High School students practiced their rights of suffrage by electing their respective student councils in August. First-time voters were thrilled to go through the election process that included having their forefingers marked with ink. Our congratulations to all the winners!
Buwan ng Wika at Kasaysayan
No first quarter would be complete without the celebration of Buwan ng Wika at Kasaysayan in August. The Preschoolers kept it very simple with Pilipino 101, a week-long celebration of teaching and reviewing basic Filipino and culminating with a simple salu-salo.
The Grade School and High School classes pulled out all the stops to discuss and highlight the different fiestas all over the country, including their respective dances! From Benguet’s Panagbenga, Marinduque’s Moriones Festival, Tacloban’s Pintados, to Rizal’s Higantes Festival – all were showcased by the different levels. Props and costumes were done in their Art classes, dances learned during Music and PE days, and the importance of each fiesta and tradition explained and incorporated in their Filipino and Araling Panlipunan lessons. The month-long celebration culminated in a parade around Barangay Sacred Heart (with a stop at the Sacred Heart Parish Shrine), a short program (complete with Balagtasan), and a fiesta with overflowing food.
Whew! To say that we've been busy is an understatement. We've got one quarter under our belt and we're just raring to go! Until the next update!