Southville AY 19-20 Highlights: A Year of Many Firsts



Southville AY 19-20 Highlights: A Year of Many Firsts

To thrive in the face of adversities and face up to difficulties have had Southville weather its quest and rise above the challenges of the recent academic year – a phenomenal one. Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) delivered once again celebrating its many firsts from student achievements to institutional milestones. Approaching its 30th year anniversary, the SISC community forges a new paradigm embracing gradual transitions towards the increasing demands of global academic pursuit. 

Parents, guardians, students, faculty, employees, and partners…CONGRATULATIONS! Here’s to the academic year that was, see you in our virtual doors in August!



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Southville BS IT Alumna Breaks Career Stereotypes as a COVID-19 Frontliner (and many more…)



Southville BS IT Alumna Breaks Career Stereotypes as a COVID-19 Frontliner (and many more…)

“I never imagined myself working in the government office. What inspires me to continue in this field is when I see those leaders who dedicate their lives to serving the public.”

Serving the public comes in different forms and it doesn’t require a particular profession to do so. Yet, public service also comes with a common few things – compassion, enthusiasm, and empathy. These days, we’ve heard of companies laying off employees due to the current crisis and stories of people persistently finding opportunities in the unknown — while some people have long adapted to the inevitable turn of events … [Read more]

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 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 

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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. 

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



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

Congratulations for the smooth ending of an unprecedented academic year. You have demonstrated incredible grit and resilience to keep learning and thriving despite the constraints and hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We simply cannot say enough how inspirational you are for positively and patiently adapting to virtual classes under difficult circumstances. 

The support of your parents/guardians is equally important and we want to recognize the lengths they went through to ensure that you remain engaged in learning during these trying times. Thank you for your positivity and continued trust as we navigate through these first-time experiences. 

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#NEWNORMAL: Is This Psychologically Normal?



#NEWNORMAL: Is This Psychologically Normal?

“BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), mental health has been an aspect that practitioners need to attend to,” said Mr. Ruel Cajili, Southville College of Psychology Dean. The progressing crisis stipulates a permanent impact on our psychological state; an impact that healthcare professionals will further gauge. These experts and practitioners join forces to track the varying factors that will challenge their lifelong campaign to raise mental health as a fundamental requisite to overall wellness especially in times of global adversity, our battle against the COVID-19. Though, it’s the present moment that will be crucial to weighing triggers … [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]

72-Year-Old Professor Learns ‘Online Teaching’ So Students Can Keep Up During Pandemic



72-Year-Old Professor Learns ‘Online Teaching’ So Students Can Keep Up During Pandemic

Gone are the days of passive learning when education was strictly teacher-centered and students heavily relied on pure lectures and direct instructions. Time and innovation have changed the course of the learning paradigm transforming one-way discussions into active learning, bridging teachers and students to achieve progressive education in the modern age.  The 21st century has become more challenging for traditional educators who are honing a completely different generation – the millennials and Generation Z glued to the fascinating technological advancements of today’s era. Not to mention the game-changing consequence of the current pandemic transforming our old ways into the ‘call … [Read more]

Message from the College Director



Message from the College Director

Dear Students,

Thank you for taking on the challenges of online learning head-on.   As midterm exams just finished last week, please expect to see your grades in Pinnacle in the next two weeks (unless your midterm assessments were given an extension in submission).  Please also note that next week (Holy Week) is not part of our Academic Calendar so no classes will be held at that time.  You have the whole week off to rest, spend quality time with your family, and for self-reflection.
We are now on our Final Term and with the help of different online platforms, … [Read more]