AS TRIBUTE to the continuous support and commitment of an esteemed alumnus in helping the Jesuits in their mission in educating the Ilonggo youth, Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School is officially christening its four-story central structure as Dr. Henry O. Chusuey Administration Building.
In a contract signing held Wednesday, March 2, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was inked by Dr. Chusuey (Grade School Batch 1968) and school president Fr. Joseph Haw, SJ, formalizing the naming of the building. Also in attendance were Chusuey’s wife Anna Lissa and daughter Christina, and the school’s treasurer Mark Yap, Board of Trustees (BOT) member Juliet Go, and corporate lawyer Atty. Aloysius de la Cruz. The building will house Ateneo’s main lobby, president’s office, conference room, multi-purpose open space, archive room, library, and auditorium
The Dr. Henry O. Chusuey Administration Building forms part of the PhP200-million worth Phase 2 project of ADI-SMCS which will bring together its Grade School and High School in its 7.5 hectare campus in Atria Park District, Pison Avenue, San Rafael, Mandurriao. The school expects to finish the project in 2017.
The Year of the Fire Red Monkey is upon us as Ateneo de Iloilo - Santa Maria Catholic School celebrated this year's Chinese New Year last February 12, 2016.
An annual event participated by all students, faculty and staff, the festivity started with a Chinese Mass led by Fr. Joseph Haw, S.J. and Fr. Ruben Orbeta, SJ.
A short program immediately took place inside the Chusuey Gymnasium with the dynamic Dragon Dancers coming to life followed by two special dance numbers coming from the Kinder pupils.