The Elusive Dream of Migrants by Akisha Julianne L. Cu

The Elusive Dream of Migrants by Akisha Julianne L. Cu

“Everyone has at least one dream or goal in life, be it the dream to become the next president, the dream to get accepted into a prestigious university, or even the dream to become the next renowned scientist. The thing we all have in common with our dreams is that they are the source of our motivation and hope to achieve our goals. Immigrants and refugees have the exact same purpose in mind when they migrate to better their lives.” Read more (page 52)…[Read more]

SOUTHVILLE MONARCHS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES WRITING COMPETITION

SOUTHVILLE MONARCHS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES WRITING COMPETITION

Three high school students from SISC were named finalists in the secondary school category of the 2018 New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition. The essays of Miguel Dominico Alzona, Akisha Julianne Cu and Vincent Romero were among the 30 finalists chosen out of thousands of entries submitted to the regional essay competition.

Responding to the question “Can people still achieve a better life through migration?”, Alzona wrote a 500-word opinion piece entitled “Africa’s Curtain Call,” Cu penned “The Elusive Dream of Migrants” and Romero composed “Immigration, The New Colossus.”

The competition encourages students to become more informed and globally minded … [Read more]

Southville Monarchs win at International Math-Science Competition

Southville Monarchs win at International Math-Science Competition

Southville Students brought home medals from the 15th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School Students (IMSO) held last Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2018 in Zhejiang, China. Ervin Joshua Bautista of Gr. 6 – Perseverance won the Philippines’ lone gold medal in Science while Kristner Sheyn Saludo of Gr. 5 – Loyalty scored a silver medal also in Science.

With the theme “Smart, Skilled, and Creative in a Joyful Competition for Excellence,” the event drew almost 400 contestants from twenty-one countries and regions including Bulgaria, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and host China. The contestants were asked … [Read more]

Monarchs bring A-game to Model United Nation event

Monarchs bring A-game to Model United Nation event

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) joins other top international schools in the country in the recently concluded Model United Nations (MUN) Local 2018, a forum for high school students to debate on current global issues and gain insights into the world of international politics and decision-making. The event was held last September 28-29, 2018 with four hundred delegates participating.

The SISC representatives bagged two major awards with Tyrulf Constantine Ekberg (8-Integrity) and David Jacob Ramos (10-Commitment) named as Best Speaker, and Neel Sharma (8-Integrity), Park Hyuk Jin (9-Compassion), Akisha Julienne Cu (IB 1) and Lester Buitizon (IB 1) cited … [Read more]

Southville Monarchs shine in international science assessment

Southville Monarchs shine in international science assessment

Students of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) received awards in the 2018 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) – Science that drew over one million student entries from more than twenty countries. Ervin Joshua Bautista of Gr. 6 – Perseverance, Robert Jeremiah Rivera of Gr. 7 – Resilience, and Gwyneth Margaux Tangog of Gr. 9 – Compassion were awarded the High Distinction Certificate for placing in the top 1% of all participants in their level. Additionally, Robert Jeremiah Rivera will be awarded a medal and a medal winner’s certificate for getting the top score of his level.

Getting … [Read more]

School Spirit Week generates school pride

School Spirit Week generates school pride

Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) held its School Spirit Week last September 17 – 21, 2018 to unify the student body and create a greater sense of school spirit. It aimed to highlight the many aspects of the SISC community in a unique and fun way, and for its members to have more pride for their school, more pride for what it stands for, and more pride for being a Monarch.

The week featured an Open Mic and Bet On Your Teacher where participants, both students and teachers, showed off
their talents. There was a Photo Booth where students … [Read more]

Southville Grade schoolers earn perfect scores in nationwide English test

Southville Grade schoolers earn perfect scores in nationwide English test

Two Grade School students from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) topped the Standards Based
Assessment (SBA) in English for Grade 2 last academic year. Getting perfect scores were Rymmel Renzo Macapagal of Gr. 3 – Courtesy and Japjot Singh of Gr. 3 – Wisdom who will be recognized in an awarding ceremony to be held on November 8, 2018 at the Bayview Park Hotel.

The SBA is a battery of tests that focuses on accepted standards for each grade level based on national norms and international standards. The test was taken by hundreds of private schools in different parts … [Read more]

Southville IB holds Exhibit on Mental Awareness

Southville IB holds Exhibit on Mental Awareness

The exhibit will showcase “Food of the Future”, a wide range of craft-works done collaboratively by SISC IB student volunteers to portray how neglecting the environment we inhabit will result in such food to be on our tables in the near future.

Further, the event will also feature “The Lighthouse Project”, a visual art exhibition-centered on mental health advocacy-by SISC IB student volunteers. Profits earned from the artworks will all be donated to Talang Dalisay-an organization dedicated to a likewise advocacy.

The Exhibits will be on September 22, 10 AM – 7 PM at Cortes de Las Palmas.

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Southville Mathletes distinguish themselves at national and international contests

Southville Mathletes distinguish themselves at national and international contests

Students from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) came away with top honors at math competitions held internationally and locally.

Kristner Sheyn Saludo of Gr. 5 – Loyalty won a gold medal in the Singapore International Math Olympiad Challenge conducted last July 6 – 9, 2018 before adding another gold in the World Math Invitational held in Seoul, South Korea last July 13 – 17, 2018. She also came home with a bronze medal from the 2018 Hua Long Geng
International Golden Cup Mathematics Competition done in Xiamen, China last August 10 – 14.
Deeyon Rouche Tolentino of Gr. 6 … [Read more]