Thursday, August 27, 2015

Grade 6 Recollection

The Grade 6 students had their yearly recollection last August 14, 2015 at the Marian Missionary of the Holy Cross in Silay City. The recollection was facilitated by Brother Froilan Maria de Atras and Brother Lawrence Sigues.

The day started with a short film viewing and a drawing activity showing good and bad days with one's family. This activity helped them be aware on how to stay together as a family whatever situations are faced everyday.

Fr. Benedict Maria Cruz administered the Sacrament of Confession, with the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist culminating the day.

I learned to be good, to love God and to forgive someone who has done wrong to me.  by Anton Malunes

I liked the part when they let us draw and write the names of our family and their birthdays. by Faith Daral

I've learned to be joyful and prayerful.  by May Anthonette Corrales

I learned that our parents love us even when we done wrong.  by Annika Daenyz Intal

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Faber-Castell Create and Play Free Art Workshop Goes to SFAS!

Last August 12, Faber-Castell, world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils with a varied range of products for writing, drawing and creative design, visited  St. Francis of Assisi School in Silay City and held a free Art Workshop to students from Grade 1 to Grade 6.  The purpose of the workshop was to expose students to different drawing techniques and the efficiency of Faber-Castell products as a drawing tool. Every student got free sample products while participating in different activities prepared by the facilitators.

The Art Workshop started out with a film-showing on its history and how the products are produced. Some discussion on the importance of drawing and an art challenge per grade level .  The activity ended with giving out of sample products such as ball pen, pencil and coloring pen and an awarding to students participated on the Art Challenge.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

CEAP Youth Congress 2015

The 6th Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Youth Congress was held last August 1 and 2 at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City.  And the six of us, namely Marlyn Bernasol and Micah Ramirez from Grade 10 and Eleazar Sayon, Louis Spenzer Umali, Steve Louise Rotelo and myself from Grade 9, were sent to be the representatives of St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City among the 2,021 total delegates of the Youth Congress. 

The Youth Congress’ theme is “Catholic Schools in the Year of the Poor” which promotes a positive attitude of students towards poverty.  The program included a talk about Poverty which was relayed by Mr. Richard Pazcoguin and Monsignor Meliton Oso, Director of Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center.  They tackled on what the Bible says about poverty, the issues of poverty, hunger and unemployment and the challenges to the youth of today.  Then a Eucharistic Celebration was presided by Monsignor Ely Rafael Fuentes and Rev. Fr.  Jose Gualberto Villasis gave the homily.

At the end of the program there were dance animation, youth jam which played praise and worship songs and a talent show which was participated by several schools.  We learned many things about being poor in spirit and how to serve the poor.

Written by Lord William Pacurib, Grade 9

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's Play Time!

After two months of schooling, as a break from the daily classroom routine of our Preschoolers, they went on a trip to Lopue's East Centre Fun Place to play and had some snacks and chocolate sundae at McDonald's East.  

The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten morning class went last July 30.

The Morning class of Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten

The following day, the afternoon class had their turn.

The Afternoon class of Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Book Lover's Club "Storytelling Activity"

The Book Lover's Club had a storytelling activity at the school library last July 18.  The club is headed by the librarian, Ms. May Santillan, and is composed of 20 members from grade 4 to grade 10. We started the storytelling activity by reading three series from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” books.  

After that we read “I Went to the Zoo,” a biblical story, and we had a bible sharing.  We ended the club meeting with snacks. 

I’m looking forward for another Book Lover's Club meeting wherein our mind is fed with knowledge and our imagination widens from the books that we read. 

written by Marlyn Bernasol, Grade 10-Hope 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bible Quiz 2015

For the first time, St. Francis School of Assisi of Silay City participated in the 6th Society of St. Paul's National Bible Quiz 2015 last July 18 held at The President's Hall of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City.  

Representing SFAS were the Grade 9 students namely, Steve Louise Rotelo, Eleazar Sayon and myself.  There were 23 Catholic schools in Negros Occidental that joined in Western Visayas Elimination Round.  Unfortunately, we were not able to make it to the Semi-Finals.  However, we still feel blessed with the experience.  "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in you." (1 Thessalonian 5:18).

Written by Lord William Pacurib, Grade 9