Taking the IB Program is like getting a new pari of glasses – suddenly, I had a completely new perspective of the world. In a time when the way society works is constantly changing, IB recognizes that it’s not enough to give knowledge; discoveries are made on a daily basis, and information can be updated or disregarded at a drop of a hat. So, it aims to give us something better: The inquisitive mindset it takes to thrive in an ever-evolving culture.
The moment we step through the doors, we are urged to push ourselves to become better than we … [Read more]
Gen Mark Tanno of Gr. 10 – Commitment has been accepted to the 47th Ateneo Junior Summer Seminar reserved for the ‘best minds’ of selected high schools nationwide. Tanno passed a battery of tests similar to the Ateneo College Entrance Test (assuring him of a slot at Ateneo de Manila University after graduating from high school), and will attend classes offered to regular undergraduates, sports fests, field trips, camps, and presentations.
In another triumph, Tanno was one of only 63 students from the Philippines who received a medal (Bronze) in the second round of the International Mathematics Assessments for Schools … [Read more]
A Basic Education student of Southville International School and Colleges, Gen Mark Tanno aced the National Capital Region qualifiers for the upcoming 16th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO).
Now on its 16th
year, the PMO is a national competition designed to select the best secondary students in mathematical problem-solving in the Philippines. Organized by the Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) it is open to all high school students in the Philippines to participate in this said event. The winners of the PMO will receive cash prizes and will automatically qualify to join the training pool for the 2014 … [Read more]
Southville International School and Colleges brought back again this year the Academic Induction Program for the International Baccalaureate Students recently. This is due to the lack of preparation before entering the I.B. program that most students find as a challenge. Because of the very different nature and status of the I.B. curriculum, present non-I.B. curricula scarcely prepare students for the academic rigors of the I.B. course. Another thing is, those students who finish their tenth-grade in March/April find themselves having too much time at their hands with their limited choices for academic preparation prior to entering the program.
This year’s … [Read more]
Southville International School and Colleges recently held its College General Assembly at the Monarchs Gym.
It was announced that the Colleges of Communication Arts, Tourism and Entrepreneurship will all be visited and upgraded to Level 1 by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission in Acceditation (PACUCOA). On the other hand, the Colleges of Education, Psychology, Information Technology, Nursing and Business Administration will be promoted to Level 2. School policies were communicated to the students, followed by the presentation of staff members of each college department for the students to meet.
Before the affair ended, the college organizations presented … [Read more]
Educators of today should realize that traditional mentoring methods and educational management are slowly giving way to open mindsets, newer learning techniques and strategies, and utilizing technology in shaping the minds not only of students but also of teachers. This is the general perception at the ceremonies celebrating the 2nd Excellence in Educational Transformation Awards (EETA) that was held at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. Organized by Bayan Academy, Rex Book Store Inc. And the Knowledge Channel Foundation, it is a unique educational award in the country that recognizes unique ideas and best practices in school management and teaching and learning innovations, … [Read more]
Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) celebrates its 22nd Foundation Month through a series of activities which started off with the Opening Ceremony.
In his welcome remarks, Dr. Marl V. Ferenal, President of SISC, thanked and congratulated the students, faculty and staff for the 22 years of hard work and steadfast commitment contributing to the progress of the school. SISC Chief Executive Mentor Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan, founder of the school, was the guest of honor. In her inspirational message, Dr. Tan traced the development of the school from two students and a wooden building to an educational network offering … [Read more]
Palliative care is the dynamic care of patients with advanced, progressive and incurable diseases. As approximately 400,000 Filipinos die each year, many have time to plan on how to cross the line pain-free. But good palliative care is achievable only through the close collaboration of various healthcare professionals in delivering holistic and personal care to the patient suffering from a lingering illness.
To gain a wider understanding of end-of-life care and advise their students better, six senior faculty members of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) College of Nursing spearheaded by Dean Carmel Villegas attended the International Conference on … [Read more]
Twenty-four math whizzes from SISC were among the top scorers in the Elimination Stage of the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids’ Training Program. They qualified to join the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP) where they can have the opportunity to participate in the different international mathematics competitions.
Congratulations to the following students:
Grade 3 : Philip Baek, Terrence Cabana, Alena Calpo, Gwyneth Tangog, Mary Tong, Lucy Won
Grade 4 : Jang Ku Hyo, Rueben Maat
Grade 5 : Choi Gwang Woo, Lee Seung Yun, Min Gyeong Chan
Grade 6: Daniel Amado, Sycu Katsumi, Katelyn Lee, Christian … [Read more]
“I remember back in Southville High School we had a class where we were taught fine dining etiquette and how to properly use utensils. As a student I thought that this was so unnecessary and just not worth my time. But when I was in London, we were brought to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. We were there for lunch and I was dining with important people. I sat down and there were a whole set of dining utensils I never bothered learning how to use. Thankfully, whatever I heard from that class stuck and I think … [Read more]