Dear Class of 2020: A Heartfelt Message from your Southville Family



Dear Class of 2020: A Heartfelt Message from your Southville Family

From regular classes transitioning 100% online to virtually conducting graduation ceremonies, it’s definitely a success for Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) alongside its consistent delivery of international and quality education amid the changing seasons. With the school’s persistence to be always ahead through technological advancement, Southville students, parents, faculty, and employees have overcome the challenges of the pandemic and successfully delivered its graduating students to their final bow.

Southville is ready for AY 2020-2021 with the Virtual Online Learning (VOLT) Program. The VOLT Program has 3 types of Learning Modes namely: 

1. Full Virtual
2. Blended / Mixed Mode
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Southville Students Awarded at the ‘Online’ Model United Nations-North America



Southville Students Awarded at the ‘Online’ Model United Nations-North America

With over 200 participants across Asia, the North American Invitational Model United Nations Southeast Asia (NAIMUN SEA) conference awarded 5 Southville delegates with Diplomacy Awards for their outstanding performance throughout the debates. Lester Joseph D. Buitizon (IB 2), Jules Genrev P. Catungal (11-Efficiency), Jun Yeong Park (10-Commitment), David S. Ramos (11-Innovation), and Neel Sharma (9-Compassion) were among the 15 recipients of the award. From May 28 to May 31, the Georgetown University’s International Relations Association in Washington, D.C. and Model United Nations Inc. based on Singapore hosted the conference online via ZOOM with a mix of both High School … [Read more]

Southville Launches Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) for Preschool to Graduate School Levels



Southville Launches Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) for Preschool to Graduate School Levels

To ensure continued academic excellence while students and faculty stay at home, Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) is launching the Virtual Online Learning and Teaching (VOLT) for preschool, grade school, junior high school, senior high school, International Baccalaureate, college, and graduate school. Southville features a Flexible Learning Program where students may choose from.

Full Virtual

  • Teacher-Led
  • Virtual Interactive Classes  
  • Voluntary Parent/Guardian Participation

Blended (Basic Education) / Mixed-mode (College) 

  •  50% Online Interaction
  •  50%  Face-to-Face Interaction

Full Face-to-Face Program with Social Distancing

  •  Physical Class
  • Limited Number of Students with SOCIAL DISTANCING … as permitted by the government 

The Southville Virtual Online … [Read more]

Southville Gears Up for Summer 2020 Online Classes



Southville Gears Up for Summer 2020 Online Classes

Southville gears up for the #newnormal this summer and in the new academic year that’s fast approaching. These online programs are in line to secure continuous academic excellence while students stay at home safe, healthy, and mentally productive. The ONLINE SUMMER CLASSES are designed to enhance student competencies and mastery in Math, Languages, and Science. Further, Preschool and Learning Village classes aim to develop children’s creativity, focus, emotional quotient, and discipline among others. For College, there is a list of General Education and Professional subjects that will be offered. Students may also take special classes that are non-academic. 

Online Summer [Read more]

Basic Education A.Y. 19-20 Year-End Message | Stay AMAZING while you STAY AT HOME



Basic Education A.Y. 19-20 Year-End Message | Stay AMAZING while you STAY AT HOME

As we write, the students are completing their final requirements at the end of an unprecedented academic year. They have demonstrated incredible grit and resilience to keep learning and thriving despite the constraints and hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We simply cannot say enough how inspirational they are for positively and patiently adapting to virtual classes under difficult circumstances. 

Your support, dear parents, is equally important and we want to recognize the lengths you went through to ensure that your children remain engaged in learning during these trying times. Thank you for your positivity and continued trust as we … [Read more]

Academic Excellence During Quarantine: Southville Online Honors Assembly



Academic Excellence During Quarantine: Southville Online Honors Assembly

If there is something AMAZING about this #NewNormal during the quarantine, it’s the camaraderie among Southville parents, students, and faculty, nearing success towards the end of this challenging academic year. Nobody saw this coming yet the K12 Division has pictured an equally exciting way to recognize everyone’s hard work and grit. The team recently concluded the Online Honors Assembly, aiming to celebrate online education success to keep students on track and academically fulfilled. Parents, students, and teachers expressed their gratitude for overcoming defying stages that would test their Character, Competence, Collaboration, Creativity, and Commitment to Achieve — raising Southville’s core … [Read more]

American Couple and Their Children: Family Study Together in One School



American Couple and Their Children: Family Study Together in One School

While some Filipinos go abroad to further their studies, there is one family who returned to the Philippines expecting to get a world-class, relevant, and excellent education. After all, if expatriates and missionaries can entrust their children’s schooling to the Philippine educational system, why can’t balikbayans do the same in the comfort of their homeland?

“Upon arriving in Southville I had my doubts; doubts about moving to a foreign country, going to school all over again, the safety of my family and just starting over.  As terrifying a decision as it was, my wife and I decided to take the [Read more]

Sixth-Grader Meets Senior High School Research Standards



Sixth-Grader Meets Senior High School Research Standards

Twelve-year-old Juan Alfonso Lobien upskilled his research inclination through the Portfolio Assessment for Southville Students (PASS) – senior high school level. His study aimed to determine the relationship between Khan Academy and Standard-Based Assessment (SBA) test result. Lobien believed that students achieve Higher Math Proficiency with the help of an online courseware such as Khan exercises according to a 2013 DOST study. Findings were based on profiling of students taking up Khan sessions in particular with mastery level and time spent alongside pre and post-test result of their SBA SAS. The study signifies success among students, teachers, and parents. Respondents … [Read more]

Southville Student Donates His Christmas Aguinaldo and Toys to Taal Victims



Southville Student Donates His Christmas Aguinaldo and Toys to Taal Victims

“When he got back from school, he asked me if he could spend the money he got last Christmas to buy rice, medicine, diapers, milk, and canned goods,” shared the parent of five-year-old Julian Marius Hermano, a Senior Kinder student at Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) to support the school’s relief efforts for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption.

Marius apparently ran to his mother after school to show the list of goods the school accepts for the Taal evacuees. “ Mommy, I’m going to donate some of my toys. Teacher showed us a list. The people from [Read more]

A Hole-in-One to SEA Games GOLD: Southville Alumna, Abegail “Abby” Arevalo



A Hole-in-One to SEA Games GOLD: Southville Alumna, Abegail “Abby” Arevalo

(Photo by Anh Dao / Inquirer Golf)

“What could be the most attainable answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

At a tender age, we sang our dreams in harmony, loud and proud, not knowing what the future has in store for us. One has dreamed of becoming a doctor and ended up becoming an engineer. Another wanted to become a pilot and decided later on to be a teacher. But we are often surprised with how our fate could be twisted, ergo, our dreams change through the course of our lives…and so … [Read more]