Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grade School Teachers Learn From Each Other

Last June 18, 2010, Sir JR Abello facilitated the Faculty Development to the grade school teachers of SFAS.

Teachers had teaching demonstration, poem reading, spelling and summarizing. (Ms. Mara Hinolan)

I liked the teaching demonstrations because the participants were able to show their different strategies and styles of teaching. (Ms. Jonnalyn Daiz)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The SFAS Family Is Growing

One teacher in 1964.

Forty six years later ...

20 teachers and 6 staff members

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Guidance Office Orientation

Last June 8, 2010, Mrs. Emilie Sales Diaz, Guidance counselor of SFAS, held an orientation to the students on what services they can avail from the Guidance Office.

Welcome Back To School!

It's a new school year again for SFAS!
Welcome back to school ...
470 students from Kindergarten to 4th year high school,
20 teachers and 7 staff members!

Eskuwela Brigada 2010

SFAS joins Eskuwela Brigada last June 4, 2010! Thanks to all the parents, students, faculty and staff who joined the school clean-up in preparation for the opening of classes.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Student Officers Plan for the New School Year

The SAC officers of SY 2010-2011 had a great time learning and expanding their knowledge about leadership. Last June 2, we had our team building. We also planned various projects for our school as well as our tasks for the whole school year. The SAC would be responsible for the bulletin boards in High school, Grade 4 area and at the Ledesma Hall. Our council plans to have fund raising project to provide benches and tables for the school canteen. We plan to hold film showing twice a month and host the Freshmen Night. We also plan to do tree planting and organize a waste segregation talk.

President: Kimberly Anne Salario (4th year)
Vice President: Joahanna Ganza (3rd year)
Secretary: Angelica Isugon (2nd year)
Treasurer: Kyle Dominic Barnuevo (1st year)
P.I.O.: Leny Grace Vivero (4th year)
Sgt. at Arms: Alvin Capablanca (4th year)
and Bettina Suanque (3rd year)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Teachers Become Students during the Summer

It's the teacher's turn to be a student during the summer. SFAS teachers attended seminars and workshops in preparation for the new school year.

Malikhaing Guro Workshop (April 19-23, 2010 at the Negros Museum, Bacolod City)

Five teachers attended the workshop: Ms. Leda Ibugan, Ms. Liza Acuesa, Ms. Lea Mae dela Cruz, Ms. Jadelle Barcoma and Ms. Mara Hinolan. They learned poem and song composition making, storytelling as well as acting and different group dynamics they could use in the classroom. The workshop focused on the use of drama, music and cultural arts in teaching.

FAPE In-Service Training: Understanding by Design Seminar for First Year Teachers in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Filipino (April 19 - 21, 2010 at Iloilo City)

Three teachers with the school principal attended the seminar: Sir Ariel and Ms. Lina Gabino, Sir Leonard Guinabo and Ms. Melit Gustilo. They learned the new lesson plan format using the UbD framework.

Seminar on Managerial Excellence in the Information Age (April 29-30, 2010 at Sampaguita Gardens Resort, Aklan)

Ms. May Santillan, school librarian, attended the seminar for all librarians on the importance of information technology in today's generation.

FAPE In-Service Training of First Year Teachers of Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), Music and Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) and Values Education on the 2010 Secondary Education Curriculum (May 1 - 3, 2010 at El Grande Hotel, Iloilo City)

Three teachers attended the seminar: Sir Matt Carlo Concha, Ms. Dina Almarquez and Ms. Harlene Figueroa. The new lesson plan format using the UbD framework was discussed.

GASTPE Seminar on Policies and Guidelines on the Implementation of the ESC and EVS Grants in Private Secondary Education for SY 2010-2011. (May 6-7, 2010 at Saravia Manor Hotel, Iloilo City)

Ms. Carmelita Gustilo, school principal and Ms. Crisel Estardo, school secretary attended the seminar.

Seminar-Working on "Bringing Books to Life ... the Power of Story-Telling" (May 29, 2010 at NOHS, Bacolod City)

The Kindergarten teachers, Ms. Jadelle Barcoma and Ms. Maribel Moral, attended the seminar-workshop.

"Speaking English is important!"

For three weeks, three hours every morning, from May 3 - 21, about 40 High School students attended what was called the "English-Speaking Workshop," given by Sir JR Abello.

In an effort to improve the English-speaking skills at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City, the workshop was designed to take away students' hesitance in using the English language for everyday conversations. Its activities were geared towards creating an atmosphere wherein students realize that speaking in English is no longer "baduy" or "uncool."

Students were forced to use English MOST of the time; different everyday situations were simulated to make the students see their lives...but this time using English as their way of communicating.

The workshop's slogan was "Speaking English is important!" The workshop hopes to continue come June, with once-a-week sessions after classes.

Kinder Summer Camp 2010

Seventeen scholars of the Tapulanga Foundation attended the Kinder Summer Camp program last May 24 - 28, 2010 in SFAS campus. The objective of the program was to introduce and have these kids familiarize themselves with the classroom setting as they will be going to school FOR THE FIRST TIME in June already as Kindergarten students.