College Division Forms Pool of Outstanding Students

In response to the nationwide search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP), Southville International School and Colleges initiated its own search for the Ten Outstanding Students of Southville (TOSS) to create a pool of student leaders from the different degree programs.

In an orientation for the TOSS nominees, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, SISC President, emphasized the twin thrust of SISC, which are academic and values excellence. This was reinforced by the presentations of resource speakers Helen Gemma Vallejos, Region 2 Coordinator for the United Nations Youth Association of the Philippines, and Jeff Araula, President of the TOSP … [Read more]

Southville Inspires Budding Poets

“Poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.”
– John Keating, Dead Poets Society
In Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), students are taught as early as preschool on how to express their emotions and feelings in a positive way – through poetry. Each poem is regarded as unique as the student who wrote it.

Recently, SISC launched Poetry of Endearing Memories in Southville International School and Colleges (POEMS) for school year 2012-2013. This is an institutional activity where Basic Education students are encouraged to put their thoughts and feelings into verses. The best ones are … [Read more]

Southville Hosts Career Counseling for Seniors

The Grade 11 classes of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) recently attended a Career Exploration Symposium featuring successful people in the fields of business, technology, education, and health care who expounded on the practices, challenges, and rewards of each discipline. Career exploration activities were conducted to help the students identify their strengths and interests before deciding on a college course.

The participants were also presented with college program options available to them including those from the Southville Global Education Network. [Read more]

Southville Golfers Top World Tilt

Bringing pride and glory not just for their alma mater but also for the country are junior golfers Abegail Arevalo and Chanelle Avaricio, Grades 9 and 10 students of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC).

Arevalo and Avaricio claimed the top spots in the 13-year old and 15-year old divisions respectively of the 2012 Veritas World Junior Golf Championships held at the Pacific Palms, Los Angeles, California. Veritas is an international multi-division junior golf competition offering as many qualified young golfers from around the world the opportunity to participate. [Read more]

Southville Students’ Business Plan Stands Out

Henzor Dauigoy and Bo Ra Sin, Grade 10 students of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), placed twelfth in the International Trade Challenge Business Plan Competition hosted by FedEx Express and the Junior Achievement of the Philippines, Inc. One hundred thirty entries vied in the competition of entrepreneurial vision and business planning skills.

The FedEx-JA ITC aims to educate and inspire young people in the Asia Pacific region to understand how entrepreneurship can improve the quality of their lives and communities. [Read more]

International Baccalaureate Classes Start in August

“IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript (of an applicant).”
-Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Harvard University
Through the years, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme has successfully prepared countless students all over the world for success at university and life. IB graduates are welcomed by the world’s top universities, as the IB Diploma is a highly regarded entrance qualification.

Since it became an IB Authorized World School in 2005, Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) offers the IB curriculum … [Read more]

Southville Holds 7th IB Commencement

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme held its 7th Commencement Exercise last June 3, 2013 with Mr. Simon Bewlay, M.B.E., Chairman of British School Manila, as the guest speaker.
“Today marks the unfolding of the future for the students. I believe that they will be able to shine and accomplish great things in college,” expressed one of the faculty members.
The IB Diploma Programme is aimed to develop global citizens who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better, more peaceful world. IB Alumni have been accepted in universities all over the world such … [Read more]


Southville International School and Colleges students joined a Hongkong Study Tour recently. The study tour was specifically designed to provide the students the knowledge, skills, competencies, values and attitudes needed in the conduct of an international travel.

Thirty-one third and fourth year Tourism students accompanied by two faculty escorts were required to be at the departure area of the Centennial Airport promptly to highlight punctuality as a basic requirement in travel.

They were guided to check in themselves and experience what they learned in the classroom as regards travel requirements, documents needed, amenities and courtesies extended in the port.

Upon … [Read more]

SISC: The Benchmark in E-Learning and Non-Traditional Approaches in Teaching

Every year, groups of administrators and faculty from various schools and universities visit to benchmark with Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), particularly in its curriculum and instructional methodologies. More and more educational institutions have expressed interest in observing and learning how SISC facilitates the delivery of real international education.
Last April 17, 2012, about 15 delegates from the University of Bohol in Tagbilaran City visited the campus to hear from SISC’s Management and Academic Group the unique features of the Basic Education Division. Dr. Marl Ferenal, SISC President, welcomed the guests and emphasized on the twin thrusts of SISC: … [Read more]

Southville Alumnus Makes it to Tribeca Film Fest

A short film by Miguel Calayan, graduate of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) high school batch 2008, was chosen as one of entries to be shown in the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Out of 2,800 submissions from all over the world, Calayan’s Prima will be premiered along with 60 other entries which made it to the cut. He wrote, directed and did the cinematography for the said film.


“Prima is more than a film about dance”, Calayan shares about his masterpiece. “Through the character of the Ballerina, the film explores the exhilaration of finding this [Read more]