A Year of Virtual Online Classes



A Year of Virtual Online Classes

The Southville Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) Program has made a significant impact in the academic year 2020-2021. As it reflects the school’s 5Cs Curriculum which stands for Competence, Character, Collaboration, Commitment to Achieve and Creativity, it has provided students with a meaningful, rigorous, and relevant virtual online education anchored on international standards,  and supported by heavy investments in technological infrastructure and the professional development of faculty and staff.  Southville is one of the most prepared institutions in the Philippines for digital learning having continually used online learning tools since 2010. 

Committed to providing Virtual Online Expertise, Positive Online … [Read more]

From A High Schooler to College Dean’s Merit Awardee (Jodi Sta. Maria – A Timeline)



From A High Schooler to College Dean’s Merit Awardee (Jodi Sta. Maria – A Timeline)

“She may be Maya Dela Rosa, Amor Powers, and soon to be Dr. Jill Illustre but to us (Southville) she is Jodi Chrissie Sta. Maria , Bachelor of Science in Psychology’s Dean’s Merit Awardee, Class 2021.” Dr. Jocelyn P. Tizon, President – Southville International School and Colleges.

Before her breakthrough as an actress, Jodi was a normal teenager who had a simple dream to perform well in school so she could make her mother proud. While opportunities in the limelight came early to this high schooler ,education has always been the center of her life. Jodi would spend hours taping … [Read more]

Abby Arevalo Makes It To Professional GOLF, Ranked 1st



Abby Arevalo Makes It To Professional GOLF, Ranked 1st

Formerly 2019 SEA Games Golf GOLD Medalist (Women’s Team Event) and Southville homegrown alumna Abegail “Abby” Arevalo has finally reached the professional level for GOLF finishing TOP 1 in a Runway Fashion recently held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arevalo finished by 11 strokes at the Stallion Mountain Championship of the Cactus Tour posting one of the highest victory counts on record. She has represented the Philippines against Sweden, England, Arizona, Hawaii, California, and Las Vegas. 

Arevalo has been training for the professional level and after her big hit at the 2019 SEA Games, she continuously harnessed her game in various … [Read more]

“A Gift To My Late Father” – PMA Top 4, 2Lt. Jan Hernan R. Perez



“A Gift To My Late Father” – PMA Top 4, 2Lt. Jan Hernan R. Perez

Southville: 

Could you recall a moment when your father’s military success made an impact on your life?

I remember when I was young, I wouldn’t always see my dad. So whenever I was with him, I would see how great of a leader he was – being a strict father which was a given, there I knew that he was a great military leader. This was also confirmed by his subordinates that would always tell me that my father was a great mentor who had the purest intentions in all that he did.

2Lt. Jan Hernan R. Perez, affectionately known … [Read more]

Nearing “Breakthrough” Amid PBA Delay Rookie & Southville Alumnus Carl Ravanes Is Almost There



Nearing “Breakthrough” Amid PBA Delay Rookie & Southville Alumnus Carl Ravanes Is Almost There

To make it to a national basketball league is most little boys’ dream. Yet, just when one thought that years of hard work will finally set forth, the waiting is more likely to be close to burning a time-out to set-up a play. 

The supposed PBA season kickoff usually held in April has been postponed until further advice on quarantine. The said league declared the third respite which is likely to keep its players in longer hiatus. For the veterans, it could be a relief to have longer days of preparation as they reflect from past performances. But for rookies … [Read more]

International Education: An Opportunity I Never Had – Andrew E



International Education: An Opportunity I Never Had – Andrew E

International curriculum is what I want for my kids because it’s an opportunity that I never had when I was young.

Southville celebrity parent Mr. Andrew E has always dreamed of putting his children into an international school for the main reason of setting the best starting point in their lives. 

As someone who came from a poor family, he took this experience as an inspiration to better himself as a person and eventually as a husband and father. Andrew E knew right away that to achieve this, he had to be serious about the way he viewed the value … [Read more]

Southville Alumnus, JPL-NASA Engineer MARK GONZALES and His Journey to MARS



Southville Alumnus, JPL-NASA Engineer MARK GONZALES and His Journey to MARS

“I think what led me to pursue engineering is simply my curiosity on how things work, which then matured into the possibility of life on MARS, a mission I am honored to be part of.”

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program formed in 1993 has been in constant endeavor to discover past and future human existence through a series of innovative attempts with MARS 2020 mission in current.  Southville alumnus Mark Gonzales who is working for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a leading robotic exploration center of the solar system is the Test Lead Vision Processor of Rover PERSEVERANCE, the fifth exploratory … [Read more]

A School at Home: The Hernandez Siblings



A School at Home: The Hernandez Siblings

Families’ transition to online learning has been quite a challenge but multiply it by two, three or more kids and it can be overwhelming. Not for the Hernandez Family who created a school-like set-up at home for siblings Kylie (preschool), Zoei (grade school), and Sophie (high school) while their parents attend to their full-time jobs. 

Sophie wakes up the earliest to do physical training as an athlete, followed by Zoei, and then Kylie. The girls do their morning grooming routine, have breakfast, and proceed to their respective classrooms in the house as the school day begins. Kylie’s preschool classroom is … [Read more]

Southville Alumna Graduates Summa Cum Laude From South Korea’s Top University, Yonsei



Southville Alumna Graduates Summa Cum Laude From South Korea’s Top University, Yonsei

“I have been in Southville for my entire stay in the Philippines. I know I was in Southville for a long time as I got to experience all three campuses – Elizalde, Munich, and Luxembourg.”

Throwback to 2005, came a young girl to Southville Elizalde campus, home to successful homegrown Monarchs. Southville Alumna, Minkyoung Kyeong, a South Korean National, recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from one of Asia’s top-performing schools and  South Korea’s prestigious SKY Universities – YONSEI. It was a dream come true which started in her humble beginnings at Southville International School and Colleges. As a homegrown student, … [Read more]

Why We Love Southville’s Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) Program



Why We Love Southville’s Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) Program

Parents and students welcomed the academic year 2020-2021 with the Southville Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) program to their homes. Households get the hang of overseeing the needs of students in a new set-up that family members share under a roof. Parents and guardians particularly face the most challenging aspect of the pandemic, co-teaching their children as they also work from home. While it seemed impossible to happen, the VOLT program of Southville has had parents adapt to it and make learning fun FROM HOME just like how exciting it is in school. 

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