Sports Day! – March 15th (half-day session)
- Students and teachers belong to one of three teams: Red Phoenix; Blue Griffin; Yellow Pegasus
- A House Cheer Competition will be one of the main events of the morning
- A variety of team games has been designed to ensure fun for all participants and parent-cheerers
- The annual Tug-of-War amongst teams highlights the event
As part of the Philippine History and Culture units in the Grades 6-8 Social Studies curricula, students are going to two historical sites: the Jose Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna (for Grade 6) and the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite (for Grades 7 and 8). Since CISM has embraced the integration of technology into the teaching and student-learning strategies inside the classroom, the outcomes have been most rewarding and creative. As proof, check out the Teacher Blog site of Social Studies (of Dr. Mary Fernandez) to find out how her students have used Google Earth to make their research projects not only works of beauty but also testaments of student ingenuity.
The team-building activities that will begin Thursday late afternoon all the way to Saturday lunchtime are intended to provide our Middle School students with group-learning activities and experiences that will build camaraderie, team work, cooperation and solidarity, values needed for pre-adolescents’ crucial growing-up years. This workshop will be led jointly by Coach Anna Carisma Asperas and MS Guidance Counselor, Ms. Malou Nabos.
On this occasion, we would like to thank our patrons, parents of our students, who are supportive of every activity, project and endeavor our school engages in for the betterment of learning by our students.
This week, our school will be celebrating the most important event of the year: Chinese New Year! 2013 is the Year of the Snake, and it falls on Sunday, February 10th, this year. These Thursday and Friday, the school will have two presentations: the first, for Upper School parents on Thursday; the second, for Lower School parents on Friday. Friday will also be the day of the annual Lion Dance, a propitious way to greet the New Year on our campus by warding off evil spirits and welcoming good vibrations for the rest of the year; PTA parents will be on campus for treats for our students. It will be early release schedule to enable students to enjoy the start of a three-day weekend.
For more on the significance of this Chinese festival, may I invite you to read the following: