Thursday, November 12, 2009

Prep Field Trip to Eco Garden

Prep pupils had their field trip last November 12, 2009 in Eco Garden, Bacolod City with their adviser Mrs. Resusa Berte in relation to their Science class which was all about the different kinds of animals. The students were able to touch some animals and took photos on what animal they liked most.

A Lesson on Letter P

November 11, 2009 was the best day for Kinder class. They went to Lonoy to watch pigs in the house of their teacher Ms. Maricel Navigar who happens to grow them. This activity was a reinforcement lesson on the letter P.

Nami ang lagaw sa Lonoy. (Ian Bautista Oquindo)

Damo pigs, kasadya gid! (Kent Cyrus Taganile)

4th Year Visits Different Colleges

Graduation is fast approaching and fourth year students of SFAS need to decide already what college and course to take next year. To help them with their decision-making, students visited four schools last November 11, 2009 for an orientation.

The first stop was John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation Bacolod. The tour of the facilities of one of the top maritime schools certified by the Commission of Higher Education (CHed) was remarkable. Modern computerized gadgets giving the students a hands-on education to the real work scenario was indeed an edge. Capt. Luis Evedente, the School Administrator, wrapped up the visit with a challenge to those interested to pursue with the maritime career with a Special Project full scholarship which includes schools fees, board and lodging, school supplies, and training materials among others.

The next stop was International Electronics and Technology Institute (IETI). We were warmly welcomed by the Arceos. The school offers welding courses that are short term, affordable, high salary and in demand in the job market. A paradigm shift from finishing college to get a job to looking for an in demand job then taking up a course in college was shared by Mr. Arceo. By this new formula, money spent for education will not be put to waste.

We had a very quick lunch at the UNO-R canteen for our third stop. The sleepy and tiring afternoon was filled with life and laughter by Mr. Lino Sombillo, the Guidance Counselor of the Engineering Department. He left us with this formula:


II – Individual Interest The basis for the choice of school:

IC – Intellectual Capacity

PQ – Physical Quality G – good

FS – Financial Support R – recognized

WO – Work Opportunities R - reputable

Our final stop was Colegio San Agustin- Bacolod. A short video about the school, courses offered and the facilities was followed by discussion from representative of the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Arts and College of Education. Scholarships available was also taken up. - written by Mrs. Emilie Sales Diaz, SFAS Guidance Counselor

I learned many ways to get scholarship. (Jophet Belgera)

I learned the technique on how to choose the best school to enroll. (Jona Marie Antolo)

We were given an idea on how to choose a good career. (Fiona Hyacinth Mulle)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

This Is It!

Last November 3, 2009, selected student-scholars with a few teachers watched Michael Jackson's "This Is It" movie at Robinson's Movieworld, Bacolod City. Thanks to the Tapulanga Foundation for this opportunity!

Spectacular! by Micho Santillan, 4th year

It was unbelievably artistic! by Stephanie Diaz, 2nd year

It was very amazing and I liked the songs and dances. His movie is unforgettable and very inspiring. by Lovelyn Villanueva, 4th year

It was a FANTASTIC performance ... seeing my idol perform again! Go MJ! TRULY you are a legend in the music industry! by Sir Ariel Gabino, teacher

Friday, November 6, 2009

Taking a Break from the Classroom

The second year class celebrated their Free Day in Caribbean Water Park Resort, Bacolod City last October 23, 2009 with their adviser Sir Armando Gayatenia, Jr.

I liked sliding and swimming in the pool. (Harline Mupas)

I really enjoyed our Free Day because we experienced closeness to my classmates. (Biena Mae Silva)

It's Free day! The third year class celebrated their Free Day in Sta. Fe Resort, Bacolod City last October 23, 2009. It was a first Free Day experienced by this batch since first year high school so they were really excited and used every minute enjoying their Free Day.

It was a two time celebration of this class, Free Day and celebrating the birthday of their adviser, Sir Jr Abello.

Taking pictures with my friends from our happy moments was what I liked best. (Bien Marie Silva)

I appreciated the surroundings of Sta. Fe Resort. (Emily Sabare)

The bonding time with our adviser, Sir JR, was what I liked best. (Mazelle Marie Tingson)

Swimming was my best experience. (Mark Negrito)

On the other hand, Grade 1 - 3 also celebrated their Free Day last October 26, 2009. It was a combined activity of the three grades with their advisers Ms. Marechris Lautrezo (Grade1), Ms Leda Ibugan (Grade 2) and Ms. Rose Iglesia (Grade 3). Games and camp-outs were done.

SFAS Joins the 2009 Boys and Girls Week of the Rotary Club

SFAS was fortunate to have been invited to join the annual celebration of Boys and Girls Week of the Rotary Club of Silay RI District 3850 last November 16 - 20, 2009 under the theme "The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands."

This yearly activity hopes to provide exposure to high school students on different positions within three branches of the local government of Silay City.

Three Senior students of SFAS passed the written test and interview. Micho Santillan's most memorable experience as the City Planning Officer was having to think of how his office could allocate existing fixed land resources with proposed land areas for new facilities. Jeremy Deogracias as Councilor enjoyed the sessions with fellow councilors, discussing about the problems of the city. Juliza Rivera, as the head officer of the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development, learned about the problems in her department and gave resolutions in the Sangguniang Panglungsod.

Other than their holding office in their assigned positions, the students were able to attend a meeting of all Department Heads of the government with the Mayor himself. They visited different private and public schools in Silay. A tour of the Bacolod-Silay International Airport was done as well. The students had an unforgettable and most memorable week especially since they met new friends as well from other schools.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Encouraging Future Entrepreneurs

This school year, the 4th year students of SFAS are experiencing what it is to present and defend THEIR ideas. In their Economic class, the students (in small groups) are given the chance to propose business ideas and defend them to a group of panelists. This is done every quarter. Interesting business ideas are as follows: a notebook company using unused paper from old notebooks / TAPEAL Travel and Tours-bus tours around Negros with an "in-house" restaurant serving native delicacies; bus can levitate, submerge under water and can run as fast as Maglev trains / KULINARI- a culinary school in Silay City, primarily catering to out-of-school youth (giving out scholarships) / KUSTUM MAIZ- a customize shop for creating apparel from recycled/used apparel/materials.

Trash Turned into Class Funds

Every month, the students bring their "recyclable trash" in school and it is sold to a junk shop. Earnings go to each class fund which they spend when they have free days, class gatherings and other class expenses. Not only do parents "save" on spending for their children's school needs but in our own little way, we are helping save the environment and Mother Earth!

Future Chefs in the Making

The 6th graders had their practical exam last October 15, 2009 in the Home Economics and Livelihood Education (HELE) class of Sir Carlo Concha. The class was divided into 4 groups and each had to cook a dish assigned to them: Pinakbet (a vegetable dish), Chicken Adobo (chicken in soy sauce and vinegar), Monggo Guisado with Malunggay (a vegetable dish), or Pochero (a chicken with vegetables dish). Sir Carlo taught these students during the quarter how to cook dishes that they usually eat at home. It is hoped that they can help their mothers with cooking family meals.