IN ORDER to give focus on the relatively distinct thrusts of the Junior High School (JHS) and the newly-installed Senior High School (SHS), the administration has assigned two associate principals for the job.
From the circular inked by school president Fr. Joseph Haw, SJ, Dr. Herman Lagon is now assigned to take charge with the SHS, leaving behind his former position as associate principal for JHS to former mathematics teacher Michel Guevara. Both will be teaming up with high school principal Rosario Dordas to rally the HS Department.
Apparently, the decision of Fr. Haw, in consultation with the different stakeholders of the school, was a response to the need of making sure that the quality of services to be rendered to students is relentlessly cultivated in both the JHS and SHS programs.
Fr. Jhaw said: “I’m quite excited about the newly-formed partnership. I think Ma’am Sarry (Dordas) and Sir H (Lagon) did well in their (previous) administration. And I expect a better performance with the addition of Sir Mike (Guevara).”
It is more than an end in itself.
This is how I describe in gist what education is to me. When I started teaching 15 years ago, I taught in the belief that acquiring the necessary knowledge, skills, and values is enough. Years later, I realized that it isn't.
A Jesuit priest once said, "education is forming men and women for others." To me, his words wereelegantly phrased. For what is education without a purpose or meaning? What is education if it is not for and with others?
The pursuit for intellectual development to the full measure of God-given talents rightly remains vital. However, if this simply means to amass a store of information or preparation for a profession, then it isn't enough. It isn't worth it in the light of genuine social justice and moral transformation.
TUESDAY- Freshmen students gathered in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) for the two-candidate Grade Seven Representative Rally last June 28, spearheaded by the Student Commision on Elections (SCOMEL).
Eryl Ann Provido of 7-Hope and Annika Angela Mei Tamayo of 7-Courage took their seats, voiced out their speeches, and answered the questions addressed by the Student Council and by the Grade Seven students themselves, in preparation for the freshmen representative elections that will be held tomorrow, June 30.
“The first one is much like President Duterte-- decisive, and promises discipline in her grade level, while the second one oozes of confidence and takes value in her experiences as the last Student Council Junior President of AdI-SMCS. They are both very qualified in their own ways,” said Uriel Bolivar, the SCOMEL Chairman for the past two school years.
Similar to last year’s election for Student Council school year 2016-2017, the election for the Grade Seven Representatives will also be automated. The voting process will be held in Computer Labs one and two, after dismissal.
ALL FACULTY and staff of Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School (ADI-SMCS) went to seven schools in Iloilo and Guimaras to help in the Brigada Eskwela campaign by the Department of Education last Thursday, June 2.
These schools were Tabucan Elementary School, Donato Pison Memorial Elementary School, Feliciana Java Kelly Memorial Elementary School, GK Sooc Sibol Day Care Center and Navais-Borres Elementary School, all in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Also included were Andres Bonifacio Integrated School in Tanza, Iloilo City, Don Esteban Huntado Elementary School, and Sitio Kati-Kati Day Care Center in San Miguel, Guimaras.
The volunteers painted walls, plastic-covered books, repaired some school fixtures, and cleaned corners, fixtures and sheds in their assigned schools. They also brought books, toys, and school supplies for donation.
STARTING June this year, School President Fr. Joseph Y. Haw, SJ, will be leading the Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate (JCFA) as per appointment penned Fr. Provincial Antonio Moreno of the Society of Jesus.
Holding his ‘bell of responsibility,’ Fr. Jhaw said: “I accept this challenge committed with the belief that there is a need to strengthen our mission to traverse vital frontiers.” He added, “our Chinese-Filipino brothers and sisters are becoming more and more relevant not just in the country’s economic growth but also in social transformation.”
Fr. Jhaw will be taking over the place of Fr. Aristotle Dy, SJ, president of Xavier School (XU), who will now lead another Ignatian-inspired organization, the Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC). The turning over rites was held last June 18 during the three-day 6th JCFA meeting at XU in San Juan.