Message from the President

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

Recently, we received reports of kidnapping attempts in Iloilo. Most of these attempts targeted students outside their school premises. With all these reports, it is best for us to be proactive in ensuring that this will not happen inside and outside our own school yard.

While ADI-SMCS management will try its best to intensify our security within the campus, your children might still be exposed to danger if left unsupervised by a trusted adult. 

We would like to remind you to please take extra precautions especially during dismissal. Please instruct your wards to be extra careful in dealing with strangers who might be posing as an acquaintance, substitute 'sundo', survey interviewers, and the like.  Please immediately report to the nearest security officer within the vicinity in case you encounter suspicious interaction with a stranger inside and outside the school.

Corollary to this , i also received reports that some have not complied with the car pass policy. I would like to reiterate that the car pass should be visibly pasted on the car's windshield. Your full cooperation will help us make our campus safe and secure.


Fr. Joseph Y. Haw,SJ

School President

Expert gives tips in action research

TEACHERS and staff of Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS went through a seminar-workshop on Action Research Thursday, July 2, with US-educated anthropologist Elvira Loriega.

A former college of education dean and vice president for academic affairs of West Visayas State University, Dr. Loriega breezed through the different philosophies governing action research, including its structure and parts.

Dr. Loriega, a well-known qualitative research authority, also guided the participants how to design a research title and its corresponding research questions. She stressed how vital such a professional work in the formation of teachers' professional growth.


Blue spoon, lugaw, ‘trash talk,’ vigil greet St. Ignatius month

THE MONTH of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, kicked off Friday, July 3, with a compendium of activities that center on “mercy and compassion,” the Philippine Church’s theme for this Year of the Poor.

The day started with the launching of the school’s yearly Blue Spoon Feeding Program, followed by simple lunch and lugaw snacks, presentation of the new institutional segregation scheme, Troubadours mini concert, and the prayer vigil—all highlighting the call of Pope Francis to “cry with and for the poor.”

During the flag rites in the school gym, no less than school chaplain JR Orbeta Jr., SJ, led the high school community for the official start of the Iggy Bank, a three-year old coin bank drive that intends to gather money from students for the Blue Spoon Project. He asked students: “How can we continue to listen to the poor, be friends with them, and be partners with their struggle in life?”


DepEd grants SHS permit to Ateneo

ATENEO DE Iloilo-SMCS has officially received its government permit this late June from the Department of Education (DepEd) for its Senior High School (SHS) set to start in school year 2016-2017.

Signed by DepEd OIC Regional Director for Western Visayas Ma. Gemma Ledesma, the certification (technically signed May 27, 2015) allows Ateneo to offer two strands in the Academic Track, namely, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM).

As a matter of requirement in granting permits, DepEd compels schools to present its plans for the SHS which includes curriculum, instruction, personnel, and facilities. Ateneo is one of the few private schools in the region, so far, who passed the screening and were eventually given such Provisional Permit to Operate the SHS Program. (Herman Lagon)

Ateneo High is journalism champ anew!

FOR 11TH time in 13 years, Ateneo de Iloilo-SMCS High School (Ripples) Team has retained its overall championship crown in the Golden Pen Awards-Regional Cluster Conference held June 27-28, 2015.

ADI bagged 181 points, followed by Hua Shong College of Iloilo (Main and Ledesco combined) with 90 points. SPED-ISEC and ISAT University both placed third with 66 points each, followed by Colegio de San Jose (39), public city high school champion Mandurriao National High School (38), St. Joseph School (30), Iloilo City National High School (28), Colegio de las Hijas de Jesus (22), and Iloilo Scholastic Academy (21).

“Ateneo made it again,” said Jude Iledan, Department of Education Regional English Supervisor, adding, “the legacy of journalism excellence is well within the veins of the students; this concretely speaks of the high academic standard of the school.”

DepEd, together with the Regional English Circle, sponsored the yearly event. It is mainly regarded by the Ateneo Ripples team as venue for benchmarking.


Big Blue Run ushers in St. Ignatius feast

THE FEAST Day of St. Ignatius will kick off with the Big Blue Run 2015 set July 19.

This yearly jogging event, sponsored by the Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School Alumni Association (AAA), is expected to be participated in by over 1,500 members of the Ateneo community, which includes students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, alumni, and friends.

“We synchronized this activity with the Feast Day of St. Ignatius (set July 31) to cultivate awareness of the fact that our physical fitness is as important as our spiritual health,” AAA President Jake Borres, said, adding, “St. Ignatius recognized this, and even used the word ‘exercise’ in the making of his retreat handbook (Spiritual Exercises)—which sees a sound body and a sound mind as necessary requirements for a fruitful spiritual life.”


Tuesday, September 19, 2017





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