October 2017 – January 2018
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
The first quarter was a transition period for all students as they adjusted to the new curriculum. Thankfully, the students welcomed the change. According to the students, they like this program better because it is more interactive. They find that they are able to express themselves and what they learn more fluidly in class. Furthermore, they find the lessons more enjoyable as they don’t rely on reading academic books alone but incorporate more of activity-based discussion. While we do have a few students still adjusting, we have provided the necessary learning support to make this shift easier for them. The students enjoyed the first quarter with fun-filled and worthwhile activities from the meaningful celebration of “Buwan ng Wika” to the spectacular celebration of “The Anthology Soirèe.” In between, we had parent-teacher assembly that helps us strengthen our bond. The first quarter was wrapped up with the celebration of Teacher’s day. It was indeed a busy yet fruitful first quarter. As we officially end the first quarter, it is with heartfelt gratitude that I express my thanks and praise to the very hardworking officers of the Parent Assembly. They have managed to rally you, parents, to step up and contribute to the well-being of your children, the faculty, and the school. Somehow, the school feels so much more alive because all of you are very involved in the school. Now that we are about to start our second quarter, we hope to take a slower pace. We begin the second quarter with the induction of our newly elected student council (SC). To prepare our new SC, they will go through leadership training and come up with an action plan for their term of office. We look forward to see what they have in store for the students and the school this school year. To streamline communications, we are officially shutting down the General Viber Group beginning October 8, 2017. Kindly leave and delete this group. In addition, please channel all your concerns to the Level Chat Groups managed by year level advisers. All official announcements will be coursed through our Facebook page and/or our level chat groups. You may also find important announcements in our website. We will launch our redesigned website by 2nd quarter. Moreover, in response to the request of parents who would like to closely monitor their child’s performance and topics discussed in school, please be informed that starting second quarter, we will require our students to bring home their books and bring them to school every day as well. Please always remind them to do this so that they would not miss any important book-based discussion and activities. Finally, on the next page is a detailed list of activities that we have in store for the next quarter. Please note that for certain reasons yet unpredictable, the schedule might change, but we will ensure that any changes will be relayed to you immediately. We look forward to an even more productive second quarter with you and your child.