One Swing at a Time

INNOVE graduate and winner in the recent 2015 Future Champions Golf (FCG) World Championship, Abegail Arevalo talks about the sport and her Southville education.

Q: At what age did you start to play golf, and how did you get into the sport?
Abegail: I started hitting a few plastic balls with plastic clubs when I was about two years old. I started training seriously when I was five and joined Callaway Junior World when I was six. I got into the game because my dad influenced my whole family with it. My dad is a golf pro. Our whole family … [Read more]

Hard Work and Humility: Nicollo Lopez

“Humility will get you places”—wise words that Nicollo Lopez imparted to us as he told us about his days as a college student in Southville International School and Colleges, and as a working force in the filming industry today.

Nicollo Ramon Alessandro Lopez, usually called “Nic” by his peers and colleagues, is a Communication graduate of SISC Batch 2013. During his college days, he faced many hardships and challenges before he graduated last April 2013. Nic was a working student. He had to support himself and his family by already entering the corporate world from his first two years … [Read more]

5 Southville Alumni Overcome the Philippine Bar Examination

In the recent release of the November 2015 Philippine Bar Exam Results, four alumni of Southville Internationals School and Colleges officially become lawyers by passing the said exam.

Ms. Akemi Aida, Mr. Ernest Levenza, Ms. Kathleen Clareza, Ms. Maicha Lucaylucay and Ms. Jeanne Carla Ferrer, graduates of Southville High School Class 2005, are now full-fledged attorneys-at-law.

In a special correspondence, the new attorneys shared their happiness and excitement on reaching their dreams.

SISC: Can you tell us about your student days in Southville? What is your favorite experience in Southville?
ATTY AKEMI: My student life is, in itself, my favorite … [Read more]

Jaresa Felipe: Her Road to Communication

To Jaresa Felipe, an alumnus of Southville International School and Colleges, even the tiniest of tasks should be given much effort.
We met up with Ms. Felipe at a café and even though it was in the evening and she had come all the way from her work in Makati, she greeted us just as cheerfully as she had always appeared even when she was a college student.

Choice of School

Southville had not been her very first school of choice, she admits to us. Her senior year as a high school student in Rehina Maria Montessori was drawing to … [Read more]

Inspirational Speech of Melizza J. Soriano, 2015 Grade 6 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, Ms. Marjorie Gutierrez-Tangog, Marie Vic Suarez, management team, parents, teachers, guests and fellow students, Good morning!

First of all, I would like to congratulate the students for what you have achieved. Back when I was a grade school student in Southville, I remember going through the trouble that is PASS, the anxiety of the defense and week-long studying for the term exams.

I know you have had your share of difficulties to reach where you are right now. I commend you for all your hard work. As you advance to the next stage, … [Read more]

Gabriel Aguilar Kicks for Mission Tacloban

Fifth grader Gabriel Aguilar, of Southville International School and Colleges found in his heart to help the kids in Tacloban who, despite the recent calamity, continue to pursue their passion in soccer.

The generous Gabriel wholeheartedly collected his old football shoes, as well as of those of his friends, and came up with over a dozen pairs that eventually found their way to their new owners in Tacloban and its neighbouring towns.

Through this initiative, Gabriel wishes that these young players will eventually forget the dreadful experience they had and put smiles back on their faces.

“It is overwhelming to … [Read more]

Southville IB students get accepted to top universities abroad

Southville International School and Colleges is proud to announce that seven students from the International Baccalaureate program have been admitted to top universities abroad. The IB students that displayed exceptional skills are the following:

Nadine Sheik
• Exeter University, UK
• University of Nottingham, UK
• University of Warwick, UK
• King’s College London, UK
• UC San Diego, USA
• UC Berkeley, USA
• Stanford University

Yee Woo Lee
• University of British Columbia(UBC), CANADA
• University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
• University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
• University of Hong Kong

Hyo Ju Kim
• University of Hong … [Read more]

Reaching for the Top

Get to know Southville’s Nursing Board Exam top-notcher John Anthony Ngo in this special Q&A!

Question: What motivated you to take up Nursing in college?
John: The stability of the healthcare profession in the US. I’ve witnessed firsthand how nurses in the US had an easier time finding jobs compared to other professions.

Q: How did Southville train you for the life you have now as a registered nurse?
J: Southville has given me the knowledge and the values to become an effective and competent registered nurse.

Q: Which of the 5C’s describe you the most?
J: Competence.

Q: What [Read more]

ALUMNI WATCH – One-on-One with Von Lacorte

As college students, we are always interested and curious about what happens to the higher batches after they graduate, and what it’s like to be a young professional. Well, what better way to know than to interview one? I got the chance to interview Von Lacorte, a Southville alumnus who happens to be my former classmate in one subject during my first semester in Southville. Looking back, I can say that he was really a good and promising student, and I’m not surprised to see him successful in his career. Here is my interview with Von:

Jam Gay: Please tell … [Read more]

Southville Makes Learning English Fun

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) partnered with Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), one of Korea’s biggest broadcasting networks to conduct an English Camp for  Korean students to develop the communicative skills, their cultural awareness, and ability to work with others in a cooperative learning environment.

Participants in the English Camp were grouped into small classes and were given lessons appropriate to their English level. Lessons were designed based on the assessment made to ensure that learning English will be a fun-filled experience for them.

Apart from English Camps, Southville has integrated  English as a Second Language (ESL) Program in its … [Read more]