Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grade 8 Recollection 2016

Last September 21 and 28, 2016, the Grade 8 A and B, respectively, attended a one-day recollection at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Bacolod City with Fr. Christian Roy Gesolgon and seminarian Marvin Labasan as facilitators.

Grade 8A with seminarian Marvin Labasan

Grade 8A


"The recollection was good. My relationship with God deepened through the activities we did like the game where we look for an object that best represents us; it's an activity making you realize who you really are." by Danielle Tarrosa

Grade 8B

"In our recollection, I felt grateful that we have Jesus as our Savior. We had a bible sharing, we prayed and we sang. I've been closer to Him through prayer because in praying I can communicate with Him. And I worship Him through reading the bible and attending mass. And through it, I can learn more about my faith and it will be strengthened". by Charlize Bactong

"Our recollection is unforgettable. It was very fun and I learned many things like loving my family, deepening my relationship with God and so much more. I learned that if  I want to deepen my relationship with God, I will start to love my parents, attend Mass, always read the Bible and put in my mind the sacrifice of Jesus in order to save and redeem us." by Leonard Lombre 

Grade 8B
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

SFAS Search-In Circles 21 - 23

Search-In is a once-in-a-lifetime retreat experience offered to 9th graders in St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City. The 3-day week-end retreat is facilitated by alumni who underwent Search-In as well.

Circle 21 (September 9-11, 2016)

Circle 22 (September 30-October 2, 2016)

Circle 23 (November 25-27, 2016)




Saturday, November 12, 2016

Senior Scouts Investiture and Rover Vigil and Recognition Ceremony 2016

SFAS brings back its scouting program this SY2016-2017 with some promising scouting activities for Rover and Senior Scouting.
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The Investiture for Senior scouts together with the Rover Vigil was held on SFAS grounds last September 17 - 18, 2016. The program was facilitated by the school’s ISC Coordinator Mr. Christopher Bactong. The Investiture Ceremony was supported by the presence of five Scouters/Leaders coming from Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Negros Occidental Council and parents of the Senior scouts. Ms. Rosemarie Iglesia, a faculty of SFAS delivered her welcome remarks on behalf of school principal and BSP Institutional Representative, Mr. Roberto P. Maguad, the Council Scout Executive of BSP Negros Province Council, introduced and certified the new 9 Senior scouts of SFAS. He encouraged the newly created SFAS troop no. 748 to firmly mold the ideals of scouting for better youth development and citizenship service. After the Investiture the Senior scouts proceeded with their backyard camping and patrol program.


The school also opened its first Rover Scouting program to date. Mr. Bienvenido C. Fundador, the 
province Rover Vigil Master, warmly welcomed the other 9 new members of the Rover Scouting Program during the start of the Rover Vigil and Recognition Ceremony. These nine Rover scouts shall be remembered as the pioneers of the Rover Scouting Program of SFAS. He also addressed the Roverettes to be the prime advocates for change and development. The Blue Rover neckerchief was awarded to the Rover who successfully passed the overnight eight long hours vigil on the dawn (before sunrise) of September 18. Among the recipient of the Rover Recognition was Mr. Romnick C. Sadio, a faculty of SFAS, who received the certificate of Rover Peer Award. Sir Romnick is also the SFAS Senior Scouting outfit’s Scout Master.




Written by Mr. Christopher Bactong

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Grade 6 Recollection

Last September 17, the Grade 6 class attended a recollection at The Sacred Heart Seminary in Bacolod City. The one-day recollection was conducted by the SHS seminarians with Rev. Fr. J. Celestial as the attending priest and SFAS teachers, Sir Lloyd Navarette and Mrs. Rose Iglesia, as facilatators.



"Our recollection was joyful and enjoying. We learned to find ourselves and how to find a true friend. We cherished the importance of our families and most importantly, we became closer to God." by Bhea Amador

"In our recollection, I experienced fun and I got to know more about God and myself. My relationship with God deepened because of the new things I've learned that I can apply in my own life." by Ricky Vince Cobrado

"The recollection helped me deepen my relationship with God by knowing Him and be sorry for my sins. I became closer to God. It helped me recall my sins."  by Alessandra Nicole Selendron


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Mama Mary's Birthday Celebration 2016

[Mary said]: "Behold all generations shall call me blessed." (Luke 1:48)



Last September 8, St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City celebrated, with the whole Church, the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Salvador Barcelona, the curate of St. Roch's parish. The homily was given by Brother Marvin, a seminarian from the Sacred Heart Seminary who is now in Deaconate. He emphasized the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the salvation history and stressed that the motherhood of Mary extends for those who acknowledge Jesus as their brother.

Since September 8 is also the fiesta of Hacienda Tinihaban, a basketball game was played between SFAS Basketball Varsity Team and Hda. Tinihaban Basketball Team, and the latter won. A Minute to Win It challenge was also played in the afternoon. 

Amidst many misunderstandings regarding the veneration of Mary today, we Christians must imitate the example of Mother Mary, the handmaid of the Lord who embraced completely God's call to be the Mother of our Savior. We are called to follow Mary's loving obedience to God's will and so we can be like Her who is full of grace and Theotokos, that is, God-bearer.


Written by:
Lord William B. Pacurib, Grade 10-Hope

Photos here.


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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kulminasyon ng Buwan ng Wika 2016

Sa loob ng isang lipunan na nagbabago na kung saan ang mga radikal na kaisipan ay umiiral, mahalaga pa rin ang pagpapahalaga sa mga diwa at ugali na nagbuo sa atin bilang isang bansa kahit na may kalumaan ito at hindi na naayon sa panahon.


Ngayong Agosto ng taong 2016 ang St. Francis of Assisi School ay nagdiwang ng Buwan ng Wika, na may temang: "Filipino: Wika ng Karunugan." Ang pagdiriwang ito ay naglalayon na pukawin ang isip ng mga estudyante sa pagmahal sa sariling wika, pagtangkilik sa ating sariling kultura at kasaysayan, pahalagahan ang ating pagka Pilipino at higit sa lahat ay buhayin ang diwa ng patriotismo. Idiniriwang rin ito bilang alaala sa ating yumaong pangulo na si Manuel L. Quezon, ang Ama ng Wikang Pambansa.


Noong Agosto 17, isinagawa ang Larong Pilipino sa lahat na pangkat.  Nang ika-25 ng Agosto, isinagawa ang isang Kompetisyon ng Katutubong Sayaw (Folk Dance Competition) at Paligsahan sa Deklamasyon at Extemporaneous Speaking Contest.


At sa huling sabado ng Agosto, ay ginanap ang Kulminasyon ng Buwan ng Wika. Sa araw na ito, maraming aktibidades ang isinagawa na sinalihan ng mga mag-aaral, guro, kawani, magulang at mga bisita.  Lahat ay nagsuot ng mga pambansang kasuotan. Mga mag-aaral mula unang baitang hanggang sa ika-apat na mataas na paaralan ay nagtanghal ng Modernong Sayaw, Sabayang Pagbigkas, Himig Handog (Kompetisyon sa pagkanta) at nagtapos ang araw sa paglaro ng Bingo. 



Isinulat ni:
Lord William B. Pacurib, 10-Hope


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Grade 7A and 7B Recollections

Last August 24, the grade 7A students attended a recollection at the Sacred Heart Seminary, Bacolod City.

Grade 7A class with adviser, Sir Joevani Buenaflor.


"I learned to be contented with what I have." by Carissa Jane Garcia

"I learned to be confident on what I am capable of and to be responsible always." by Dianne Marie GabiƱo

Grade 7B class with adviser, Ms. Shiela Aspa
The Grade 7B class had their recollection last August 31 at the same venue. A mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Salvador Barcelona ended the day recollections.


Written by: Shiela Mae Filipinas, Grade 10 Student



More photos on Grade 7A here.
More photos on Grade 7B here.


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