Thursday, August 17, 2017

SFAS First Parents' General Assembly for SY2017-2018

Last July 22, 2017, at the SFAS covered court, the first Parents General Assembly was held. SFAS Administrators led by Mrs. Lina Gabino, school principal, and Mrs. Micmic Golez, school administrator, presented the new set of rules, grading system, after-school activities and other important updates to parents. Parents Council Association (PCA) president last school year, Mrs. Florenda Buenaflor, led the opening prayer and facilitated the vote on the yearly PCA fee.  Mrs. Analisa Gulmatico, a PCA officer, presented the financial report for the last school year.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SFAS Scouts' Institutional Backyard Camping

SFAS Scouts (Rover Scouts, Senior Scouts and Boy Scouts) held their Institutional Backyard Camping at Hacienda Tinihaban 1, Sitio Takas, Silay City last July 14 – 16, 2017. Different activities were done such as the physical strengthening training, Bivouac drills, team building games and spiritual enrichment.

Before the day was over, all Rover Scouts had a meeting, ticking our checklist to make sure we had everything we needed for the next day. It was a challenge to be a Rover leader. by Angel Dimanalata, Radiant Leader

We prepared different activities for the students especially conducting leadership training and workshops to develop the leader in them.  The rainy weather was a challenge for all. The rain tested their skills, especially when some scouts’ tents were flooded and they didn't know what to do. Everyone had fun helping each other. The scouts learn by experience so they know what to do next time. by Sir Romnick Sadio, SFAS Troop Leader/ Assistant Scout Coordinator

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

The 1st Children's Mass and Catechism Talk to Parents for SY 2017-2018

Franciscans celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit last July 12, 2017, with the new Spiritual Director, Reverend Father Geofrey Flores, held at the SFAS covered court. Father Flores shared during the homily how important it was to receive the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the school year for the Holy Spirit brings wisdom, strength and guidance to all. 

After the Mass, the parents attended the first of the monthly Catechism of the Catholic Church talks of Father Flores. This is one of the programs of the school's Campus Ministry.  Father Flores shared to the parents the meaning and purpose of every part of the Holy Eucharist.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SFAS Final Honors' Assembly for SY 2016-2017

Last July 12, 2017, SFAS held its Honors' Assembly at the covered court and awarded certificates and medals to students for their exemplary performance in academics, behavior and character for the 4th quarter and finals for school year 2016-2017. After which, deserving faculty and staff were also given a recognition for exemplary performance, dedication and hard work for the last school year.

Faculty and Staff Awardees

Teacher of the Year - Zerlim Montillano
Well-Groomed - Catrina Deriada
Most Cooperative - Romnick Sadio
Most Industrious - Ma. Elena Coja
Best Homeroom Adviser - Ma. Elena Coja
Best Subject Teacher - Zerlim Montillano
Best Facilitator - Lloyd Navarette
Best in LAS - Zerlim Montillano
Mr. Congeniality - Lloyd Navarette
Ms. Congeniality - Catrina Deriada
Most Improved - Jose Gabriel Madayag
Best in Penmanship - Louren Purisima
Staff of the Year - April Joy Suating
Well-Groomed - Edna Taganile
Most Cooperative - May Santillan
Most Industrious - April Joy Suating
Mr. Congeniality - Regnor Navigar
Ms. Congeniality - Marissa Guadalupe
Most Improved - April Joy Suating

Yes, I felt overjoyed that I nearly cried. I was fulfilled of what I have achieved. I will do my best to get the highest honors this new school year. by Jan Faith Daral, Grade 8

I don’t like the spotlight; however receiving the Best Teacher Award was a compliment. I am inspired by Sir J.R. Abello, striving for excellence and not settling for less. One of my goals is to be competent, not with others, but myself. I believe in Colossians 3: 23 that “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
I do what is right and just. I’m always aiming for excellence, I’m not settling for less. 
by Sir Zerlim Montillano

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Welcome to New School Year Franciscans!

School year 2017 - 2018 started for all Franciscans last June 28, 2017.  Students, old and new, welcomed each other with a warm smile. Ms. Rose Iglesia led the flag ceremony then Ms. Lina GabiƱo, the new school principal, introduced the faculty and staff. 

The SFAS Scouts were recognized as the ambassadors of courtesy and discipline.
They will also be in-charge of flag raising every day and flag retreat every Friday. 
Franciscans were excited to meet their new adviser, “classmates and soon-to-be friends” as they went to their respective classroom. For the first three days, it was all about orienting the school’s mission-vision, core values, grading system and rules.

Grace Coja, Grade 7 student and a Tapulanga scholar for 8 years
I am happy that I’m back. A lot of thanks to Tapulanga Foundation. 
I’m at the next step achieving my goal, finishing junior high school level here at SFAS.

Earl John Zues Alvarez, Grade 7 new student
I am excited but shy. Franciscans are friendly. it’s easy to fit in. I like it here. 

Mrs. May Cordero, Guidance Office In-Charge
I feel excited. It was challenging orienting students about the role of the guidance office and my role, however, I feel fulfilled, knowing I made it clear to pupils and students, that the guidance office is the place for them to ask help, for explanation, for deeper understanding.

Mrs. Lina Gabino, School Principal
I am challenged. I’m on the process of accepting my new role. The principal’s job is hard, however, the faculty and staff made it all easy. The team’s work ethics are on the highest level. What I really like is, we all start the day with a smile and we put God first and understand his words, reflect on it. As the new principal, I want to bring back some rules we had before, implement it now.

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First Day of School at SFAS
First Flag Ceremony for SY2017-2018

SFAS Kicks Off Nutrition Month this July

SFAS celebrates Nutrition Month this July with the theme: “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit – for Life!” To start off with the celebration, teachers Ms. Catrina Deriada gave the opening remarks then Sir Romnick Sadio led the Zumba Dance exercise to get every Franciscan to their feet  and sweat out the fun in dancing. 

On the same day, Mr. Christopher Bactong, faculty and Scout Master and Ms. Marisa Guadalupe, school nurse, participated in the National Disaster Resilience Month-First Aid Training held at Civic Center in Silay City with the theme “4Ks: Kamalayan sa Kahandaan, Katumbas ay Kaligtasan.”

Saturday, March 4, 2017

SFAS Joins the Boys and Girls Week of Rotary Club of Silay City

The Rotary Club of Silay City held its Boys and Girls Week last November 14-20,2016.  It was a one week celebration participated by students from different schools in Silay City.  Saint Francis of Assisi School participants were Claire Tarrosa who acted as 7th City Councilor, Steve Louise Rotelo,  as 8th City Councilor, Spencer Umali, as City Health Officer, and Shiela Filipinas who was assigned in City IT Department. For these chosen Grade 10 students, it was a good opportunity to be able to meet other students from other schools and city officials especially the Mayor and Vice Mayor. 

The Boys and Girls Week indeed was a blast. I had endless learning and experiences. If I had a chance I would do it again. by Steve Rotelo

It was a good opportunity being one of the city officers for a week. Serving other people was a great experience and it will be a good memory for me that will last forever. by Spencer Umali

The Boys and Girls Week gave us the courage and confidence to do our job as we did the duties of a city officer. It was a memorable experience and I'm glad that I was part of it. by Sheila Mae Filipinas

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