“Giving back is among the most important and most valuable things that we are proud to do! And there is no greater joy in the world than to put smiles on children’s faces.” Thus shared members of the Southville International Junior Marketing Association (SIJMA) during their recently held outreach program held at BF Homes Phase 3 Gymnasium and the RCPS Rotary Center. It was a moving 3-hour activity spent with kids which left a permanent mark in the hearts of those who participated in this productive event.
SIJMA encourages other student organization to organize this kind of activity for they … [Read more]
“People from all around the globe will risk life and limb, sailing across vast oceans through harsh weather, only to live through constant discrimination. The alternative is to live through famines and wars, through sicknesses and oppression. To live in the shadow of the four horsemen or to move to a strange alien world: the decision presented to the people living in such conditions is perhaps the most difficult one they will ever make. Is the choice to take the plunge into such foreboding waters made in vain? The World Migration Report: Migrant Well-being and Development, published by IOM, sought … [Read more]
“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]
“For two decades, Libya has been known as the starting point for
African migrants wishing to leave the continent. Fi Libya kull shay mumkin, the motto goes. In Libya, everything is possible. People migrate to find jobs, to escape war and persecution, and to flee from famine and natural disasters.” Read more (page 51)…… [Read more]
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 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]
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]
In pursuit of its advocacy to raise awareness about mental health, the Psychology Society of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC), will conduct a talk on the current updates regarding suicide prevention and approaches to battling mental and emotional struggles on October 16, 2018, 1:00PM, at Luxembourg Hall.
Held in partnership with the Human Resources Society and INK Society, the event will focus particularly on STIGMA as the next battle for mental health. Featured speakers are Dr. RJ Naguit of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition (Y4MH) and Dr. Gia Sison, a leading mental health advocate. The Psychology Talk … [Read more]
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]
Southville Celebrated Grandparents Day at Alabang Town Center recently. Karen Padilla-Tulfo of BSN Class 2022, shares her story of the event.
September 9 was, to put it simply, a walk to remember. The Grandparents’ Day celebration aptly titled “Heart and Sole”, was held in the Atrium of Ayala Alabang Town Center. It was well-attended by many a doting grandparent and not one frown was present in the crowd. Taking the reins of the celebration was Southville International School’s very own BS Nursing students, with their animated hosting and boundless energy, they effectively kept spirits up for the entire morning. … [Read more]