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PERFECT and TOP Scorers at TOEFL A.Y. 2018 – 2019



PERFECT and TOP Scorers at TOEFL A.Y. 2018 – 2019

Extensive vocabulary, fine diction, and concise communication skills fit the bill at the international corporate world and academic affiliates. Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) hones their diverse students to become top-notch communicators both in oral and written discourse. Employees, faculty, and parents commit to the maximum progress of the students’ communication excellence solely through the English language.Thus, relevant programs for its strict pursuit have been aligned to the institution’s curriculum.

Speak English Drive (SED) is one of Southville’s major practices followed by its students and employees on campus. The English language is on top of major conversations in every … [Read more]

Southville Achieves Highest TOEIC Proficiency Rating in Eight Years



Southville Achieves Highest TOEIC Proficiency Rating in Eight Years

The College Division of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) posted the highest language proficiency rating for Academic Year 2018-2019 besting nine other higher education institutions in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Laguna. This is also its highest rating since 2011, the year when students first started taking the examinations. The average mean score for the 468 test takers was pegged at 819/990 or an equivalent of B2 Upper Intermediate Proficiency Level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. The CEFR is an international standard for measuring English Language Proficiency.

Four students have likewise shown outstanding achievements as … [Read more]

Jodi Sta. Maria on ACUDETOX: An Adjunct Treatment to Psychotherapy/Counseling



Jodi Sta. Maria on ACUDETOX: An Adjunct Treatment to Psychotherapy/Counseling


Southville Psychology Dean’s Lister and Acupuncture Detox Specialist, Ms. Jodi Sta. Maria facilitated a discussion on ACUDETOX: An Adjunct Treatment to Psychotherapy/Counseling. The talk is one of the series of activities comprising Southville’s annual celebration of Psychology Week. Ms. Sta Maria shared her gained knowledge, personal experiences, and general insights on ACUDETOX which now plays a major part in her venture as a mental health practitioner.

ACUDETOX, a nonverbal treatment pioneered by Dr. Michael Smith in 1985 aims to primarily aid addiction. It also treats psycho emotional issues and physical pains such as muscle sores and migraine. Yet, Ms. … [Read more]

Reading and Library Strategies Revisited at Southville’s 2nd Reading Conference



Reading and Library Strategies Revisited at Southville’s 2nd Reading Conference

In line with Southville International School and Colleges’ quest for reading excellence, the school hosted its 2nd Reading Conference with the topic Developing Successful Readers in a Diverse Community last March 14-15, 2019. The topics covered include Reading Gains through Read Aloud, Sustaining Mindful Reading Habits, and Recreational and Intentional Reading that aim to align diverse methodologies and practices to raise highly proficient readers in today’s digital age.


Developing Successful Readers in Diverse Communities
Hon. Lourdes T. David

CHAIR of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Council of Librarians – Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)


The event formally started with a refresher
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IB History Teacher and Environmentalist Joins YSEALI Spring 2019



IB History Teacher and Environmentalist Joins YSEALI Spring 2019

Mr. Jude Russel Cuntapay made it to the list of bright young leaders set to leave for Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Spring 2019, April of this year. YSEALI, an Academic Fellowship Program sponsored by the U.S. government was launched in 2013 merging Asian nations promoting diplomacy and stronger ties among Asiatic young leaders from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Participants were chosen based on their respective advocacies and scholastic endeavors which primary objective is to shape a better community.

Currently, Mr. Cuntapay works with Southville’s top high school educators primarily teaching History, … [Read more]

The Mystery of the Human Anatomy through the Artworks of Mirielle Gianna Mintu and Eunice Gabrielle Manio



The Mystery of the Human Anatomy through the Artworks of Mirielle Gianna Mintu and Eunice Gabrielle Manio

The human body is sacred and mysterious that each part is intended to be of explicit capacity and purpose. It also reacts to both the external and internal factors and interprets each connection it makes with other existing creatures. Such gestures could mean uniquely in contrast to the person possessing them than the outer force who sees them. In a man’s plain physique lies a kaleidoscope of invisible patterns that connects each significant component artistically depicted by Southville’s IB Visual Arts understudies, Mireille Gianna Mintu and Eunice Gabrielle Manio.


“My artworks, in general, depict the social issue of mental and
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On the Rise: Southville Institute of Tourism (SIT)



On the Rise: Southville Institute of Tourism (SIT)

The College of Tourism, now Southville Institute of Tourism or SIT celebrated the latter’s new identity catering to a broader and more diverse practitioners comprising the Tourism and Hospitality field. SIT represents quality Service which students master for a better customer satisfaction, Interpersonal Skills which students attain as they deal with all types of clients across the globe, and Training which focuses on a more practical approach advancing their knowledge on real situations that they will encounter when they officially get into the industry. The launch of its renewed brand  serves as a fresh grasp of its … [Read more]

Ninth Grader Aces Math Certification Contest



Ninth Grader Aces Math Certification Contest

A Grade 9 student from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) passed the Suken Certification Test administered by the Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan. Gwyneth Margaux Tangog of Gr. 9 – Compassion passed the 2nd Kyu level which is meant for Grade 11 students. The Suken exam has 12 certification levels called Kyus with the 1st Kyu for college graduates being the highest.

The test was divided into two parts: the “Section 1: Calculation Test” for measuring calculation skills, and the “Section 2: Application Test” for measuring applied mathematical skills. It covers topics on fractional expressions, higher-degree equations, various functions … [Read more]

SISC Announces New President



SISC Announces New President

Southville International School and Colleges has appointed Ms. Jocelyn P. Tizon as acting president to advance the mission and vision of the school. Ms. Tizon graduated cum laude with a degree in Bachelor in Secondary Education, Major in Mathematics at Siliman University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from American City University, Masters in International Hospitality Management at the Lyceum of the Philippines (2012), and is finishing a PhD in Management from the Lyceum of the Philippines, bringing to the position nineteen years of experience in senior leadership at SISC. She will succeed Dr. Marl Ferenal who has [Read more]

A Mother’s Legacy: Her Life Purpose and Fruit of Hard Work



A Mother’s Legacy: Her Life Purpose and Fruit of Hard Work

Generation Y has raised the bar for modern parenting with driving passions and deep curiosity about our drastically changing world. We live in an era of globally competitive individuals all eyeing the highest rung of the ladder of personal and professional success; a generation influenced by personalities as diverse as Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Yo-Yo Ma, Kanye West, and Kendall Jenner. It takes a broad parenting skillset for a mother to embrace the responsibility of meeting these expectations as one nurtures globally productive citizens in the 21st century.

Dr. Marjorie S. Gutierrez – Tangog is a mother of … [Read more]