Highlights S.Y. 2005-2006
In special ceremonies held last March 29, 2006 at the HS Multi-Purpose Hall, over 54 faculty & staff were honored for long-standing service to the school.
The first time I set foot on this campus forty years ago, I have already been impressed with the caliber of people associated with this institution. Foremost among them is Father Ismael Zuloaga who was then the Director and now the Chairman of the Board of Trustees... Mrs. Estrelle Nabua, GS Assistant Principal for UNIT
What are you planning to do this summer? Are you going to play all day or keep that body in bed? Well, whatever you plan to do, here are some ways to spice up your two-month vacation. Kevin Garcia (G7G), Hoofprint Staffer
The Grade School Closing Ceremonies was held last March 24, 2006. This happy occasion was followed by the High School Closing and Presentation Ceremonies the next day, March 25, 2006.
As a fitting celebration of Xavier School’s Golden Jubilee, Xavier School has announced that there will be NO TUITION FEE INCREASE for the coming School Year 2006-2007.
Fr. Johnny Go , SJ (XS’79), Xavier School Director, launched his new book The Parable of the Elder Brother, illustrated by Mr. Joseph Gotinga (XS’94), last Friday, March 17, 2006, at the Xavier Multipurpose Hall (MPH). Brian Ong (H4B), Stallion News Editor
The day was met with great anticipation. The excitement in the air was palpable, as the Prep boys arrived in their colorful costumes, ready to show their teachers, parents and guests, the talents they have honed throughout the year. This is their chance to shine as they reach for the stars. Jaymee Ng, Prep 4 Class Adviser
When Boys Become Men
Light and Dark. Black and White. Chiaroscuro. Though these stark contrasts and seeming dullness themed the Seniors’ Graduation Ball held at the Corinthian Gardens Clubhouse last March 18, 2006, this year’s event was filled with vibrancy from start to finish. Neilsen Bernardo (H4A), Stallion News Writer
Hindi maitago ang tuwa sa mukha ng mga mag-aaral ng grade 7, ng kanilang mga guro pati na rin ang iba pang manonood sa loob ng MPH High School noong Marso 16 ng umaga. Jocelyn Isidro, Puno ng Kagawaran ng Filipino (Mababang Paaralan)
After a rigorous, multi-layer screening process, Xavier School is proud to present its Xavier Awardees from the Grade School for School Year 2005-2006.
To top-off the fourth quarter English lesson, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the English Department selected sophomore students to stage and compete in the Romeo and Juliet Elocution Contest. Kurt Tanyu (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Last Friday, March 3, 2006 , the sophomores showcased their talents in acting and in effects at the annual Sophomore Science Body Works Contest. Kurt Tanyu (H2A), Stallion News Writer
The turn-over ceremonies, which included a special prayer service, held last March 7, 2006 served as fitting closure of school year 2005-2006 for the Xavier High School community. Thompson Tang (H3D), Stallion News Writer
Jesuit Communications invites you to the book launch of THE PARABLE OF THE ELDER BROTHER, an illustrated story book, on Friday, 17 March 2006 at 5:30 pm. The event will be held at the Multi Purpose Hall of Xavier School, Greenhills, San Juan.
Members of the Xavier School Youth Christian Life Community (YCLC) took time out from their busy lives and had a retreat last February 18-20, 2006 at the Canossa House of Spirituality in Tagaytay City. Thompson Tang (H3D), YCLC member
The Nursery Department tackles lessons on Community Helpers for the Fourth Quarter. These lessons aim to instill in the students the value of hard work and an appreciation for the community helpers.
March 1, 2006 was Ash Wednesday and it marked the beginning of Lent. As a fitting preparation for this season, a mass was celebrated at the High School Gym. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
On Thursday, February 23, the teachers of Saint Pedro Poveda College, La Salle Greenhills, Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) and Xavier School went to ICA and celebrated the 19th Edsor Day with the theme “Heroes of Today.” Mr. Jonathan Lacson, HS FACAMPA President
Last Friday, February 10, 2006, the Prep boys eagerly came to school. And why shouldn’t they be? This was the day they got to meet special people form the community. Maricon Leehuekee, Prep 2 Class Adviser
Xavier School romped away with the championships in both the Aspirants and Juniors divisions of this year's Tiong Lian basketball competitions. Mr. Henry Liao (XS '72)
Last February 11, 2006, the Xavier School Tiong Lian Aspirants basketball team defeated St. Stephen’s High School, 48-47, to capture their fourth straight title in the MMTLBA. Matthew So (G7G), Hoofprint Sportswriter
The impending Father-Son Camp lent so much excitement for the boys, but so much trepidation for the average Xavier father. While on the outside the fathers were seemingly concerned over the missed meeting, the canceled appointment, the rescheduled operation or the postponed delivery, deep down inside the real concerns were perhaps more mundane, but all the more earth-shattering Dr. Jayson Martin (XS'87), father of Aaron Joshua of Grade 3-A
Seven department coordinators from Sta. Clara Parish School came to Xavier for a half-day school visit last Wednesday, February 22, 2006. They were welcomed by Ms. Aimee Apolinario, High School Assistant Principal for Academics, along with the High School Department Chairpersons. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
Scott Lee-Chua of Grade 1 - A is a very talented boy. He is the son of Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, professor at the Ateneo de Manila, author and columnist. She is credited with spearheading a movement to make Mathematics and Science more fun and relevant to everyday living.
February 10-11, 2006 saw delegates from the EDSOR Consortium of Schools, La Salle Greenhills, Saint Pedro Poveda College, Immaculate Conception Academy, and Xavier School, gather together for the 6th EDSOR Peace Conference held at the Fr. Rafael Cortina, S.J. Sports Center in Xavier School. Stanly Sy (H2C), Stallion Probe Writer
The 2006 Xavier School fair turned out to be another major event in the continuing LegaXy of Xavier School . Held last February 4 to 5, LegaXy brought together the entire Xavier School community in a celebration of Xavier School ’s history and in anticipation of its Golden Jubilee next year.
Mr. Adrian Asis, Fair Coordinator
With more than 3000 people in attendance, 7 professional bands, 6 VJs, unsigned bands, and dance troupes from 4 different schools, the recently concluded variety show, PanaXea, proved to be the most well attended and the best variety show in Xavier School history. Jose Cua (H1A), Stallion Features Writer and Brian Ong (H4B), Stallion News Editor
In celebration of the Spring Festival or more commonly known as Chinese New Year on January 29, the High School celebrated the Chinese Week from January 30 to February 3. Kurt Tanyu (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Last Friday, February 3, the High School Chinese Department ended the Chinese Week Celebration with a bang with a program right after the Chinese Mass in the High School Gym. Kurt Tanyu (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Xavier School Welcomes man's best friend, the Dog. It's that time of the year when students look forward to the much awaited event, the Chinese Spring Festival, which was celebrated on January 29. Mrs. Jessie Ang, Assistant to the GS Chinese Department Chairperson
The Xavier Bowling Varsity Team in cooperation with the HS FACAMPA and the HS Student Council organized the 3rd Xavier Charity Bowl last January 27, 2006 at the E-Lanes Bowling Center. John Oscar Richard Yapco (H4B), Stallion News Writer
The GS Learning Resource Center, in collaboration with the English Department, formally launched its graphic novels collection last Thursday and Friday, January 26-27, 2006 at the Angelo King Multi Purpose Center to the Grades 5, 6 and 7 students. Zarah Gagatiga, Grades 6 and 7 Librarian, GS Learning Resource Center
When I teased my son, Alexander, a few days before the Kab Scouts Mother and Son Camp that I wasn’t keen on joining the activity, he gave mehis wide, be-dimpled smile and said, “But Mama, I want to join!” Allyn Chua-Go Tian, Mother of Alexander Thomas Go Tian (G2G)
Xavier School Spring Festival Program
With blazing torches, fragrant flowers, colorful decorations and palm trees flanking the event, the Hawaiian-themed Sophomores’ Night was held last January 21 in the newly-built Fr. Cortina Sports Center. Kurt Tanyu (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Last January 9, the intermediate grades launched the search for the Xavier awardees. This special event took the place of the weekly general assembly. Jasper Tan(G6H), Hoofprint Assistant Features Editor
The launching of the Xavier Magis Awards in the High School unit was held during the general assembly last Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The Church draws her life from CHRIST in the EUCHARIST; by him she is fed and by him she is enlightened. This reality does not simply express a daily experience of faith, but it summarizes the “heart of the mystery of the Church”. Mr. Rey Aude and Ms. Tessie Ponteras, Grade 7 CLE Teachers
The grade school students celebrated the Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass last January 6. Aside from being a First Friday mass for the year 2006, what made it more memorable was that for the first time... Ryan Yu (6H), Hoofprint Staffer
Following their triumph in last year's series of Scrabble Tournament "Masters of the Word,” the Xavier School Scrabble Club representatives emerged victorious in the recently held Inter-School Scrabble Friendship Games last January 15 at Robinsons Place Pioneer, Mandaluyong City. Mr. James Nicolay, Scrabble Club Moderator
H3G took top honors at the recently concluded H3 Band Fest and Video Production Contest held last January 13, 2006 at the High School Multi-purpose Hall (MPH). The video for their song “Don’t Give Up,” features teens contemplating but eventually shunning suicide as a means to solve their problems. Mr. Adrian Asis, HS English Teacher
Last Dec. 5, 2005, a Memorandum of Agreement between Xavier School and Ateneo de Manila University was signed establishing the Ignatian Institute for Teaching Excellence (IGNITE).
Last Tuesday, January 10, 2006 , The High School unit had its first general assembly for 2006. After the usual flag ceremony and prayer service, the Principal, Mrs. Jane Cacacho opened the new year with a brief speech encouraging the students to do well in this fourth and final quarter of the school year. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
Due to the overwhelming support of the entire Xavier community, sales from the major Jubilee projects and memorabilia have so far raised P500K for the benefit of the Xavier School Educational & Trust Fund (XSETF).
Ang Simbang Gabi ay kabilang sa mga pinakamatanda at iginagalang na tradisyon ng pananampalatayang Kristiyano na patuloy pa ring isinasagawa sa kasalukuyan. Mr. Michael P. delos Reyes, HS Asst. Principal for Formation
Hoofprint is especially proud to welcome back to Xavier School ten of our writers who were selected to be among the 60 participants in this year’s Xavier-China Experience. Therese Pelias, Hoofprint Lead Moderator
November 30 and December 7 were red letter days for the Grade Three students who received Jesus through the sacred host representing the body and blood of Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion at Mary the Queen Parish, Little Baguio, San Juan. Teresita Fainsan, Mateo Alcala and Pierre Basadre, Grade 3 Teachers
Fitness and fun marked Xavier School ’s own version of the recently concluded SEA Games, the Prep Mini-Olympics. The cloudy day was brightened by the Prep AM and PM boys, garbed in their bright yellow P.E. uniforms, all raring to go and engage in some friendly athletic competition. Miss Jaymee Ng, Prep 4 Class Adviser
Batid ang husay at talino ng mga senior sa kanilang malikhaing pagtanghal ng kani-kanilang mga dula sa katatapos pa lamang ng Paligsahan sa Isang Yugtong Dula sa Filipino. Brian Ong (H4B), Tagapagbalitang Patnugot Ng Stallion
Just as puzzle pieces fit together to make a complete picture, the high four students engaged in cooperative learning as they presented their class’s English and One Act Plays last December 9, 2005 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Lecture Hall. Neilsen Tan Bernardo (H4A), Stallion News Writer
Three Xaverians played key roles in helping Team Philippines secure the overall championship in the 23rd SEA games by winning gold in their respective events.
In the Grand Finals of the 26th National Super Quiz Bee held last December 3, 2005 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) in Tagaytay, a Xavier School student dominated the competition. Mrs. Erlinda Manguiat, GS Math Department Chairperson
The school celebrated the feast day (Dec. 3) of its patron saint, St. Francis Xavier, Friday, Dec. 2 with the first ever joint Mass for both high school and grade school at the Fr. Rafael Cortina Sports Center.
The school launched the “FEAST OF THE POOR”, its annual Christmas Drive last November 7 and 8. This goods and fund drive will run from November 7 to December 14, 2005.
During the last general assembly last November 29, 2005, the Grade School community held the blessing of the advent wreaths of the different grade levels. Matthew So (7G), Hoofprint Staffer
Last November 10, the Grade Three students held a Math contest to find out who is the best problem solver among them. The contest, held in the GS Lecture Hall, was scheduled during their KAB Scout meeting so that each section can cheer on their representative. Ms. Teresita Fainsan, GS Music Teacher and Mrs. Vanessa DG Natividad, GS Math Teacher
The wait is almost over and Stallions, young and old, shall all return to Xavier once more for the Annual Homecoming on November 26, 2005 to be held at the newly completed Fr. Rafael Cortina Sport’s Center. A red-letter day for most alumni, this year’s reunion promises to be a memorable night for old classmates and friends.
Last November 18, 2005, one of the most significant events in the history of Xavier happened at the HS-ITC – the book signing of Fr. Mena’s book Luceat Lux: The Story of Xavier School (Kuang Chi). The author himself was there to autograph the book for the students, faculty and staff. Mrs. Ruth O. de Luna, HS ITC Coordinator
Xaverians shine once more in the recently concluded International Mathematics and Science Olympiad 2005 in Jakarta , Indonesia . Kenneth Co of Grade 4 – St. Bartholomew and Brandon Matthew Go of Grade 4 – St. Paul were chosen by the Mathematics Trainers Guild of the Philippines (MTG) to be part of the Philippine delegation to the Olympiad held last November 14 to 19, 2005.
Isinabak ang mga mag-aaral ng ikaapat na taon sa isang Play Production Workshop na ibinigay ni G. Roli Inocencio ng pangkat panteatro – Ang Filipino Mobile Theatre – noong Miyerkules, Nobyembre 16, 2005. Brian Ong (H4B), Tagapagbalitang Patnugot ng Stallion
Xavier School hosted a cocktail reception last Nov. 10 at the Multi-Purpose Center to launch the much awaited book, “Luceat Lux, The Story of Xavier School”. Written by Fr. Santos Mena after over ten years of painstaking research and interviews, the book is a highly readable account of the school’s early years (1956-1967), chronicling the major events and personalities that shaped Xavier’s first decade. Mr. Gary Garcia, Web Editor-In-Chief
Xavier School recently signed an MOA with Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) for a commemorative stamp to mark the school’s Golden Jubilee. The stamp will be a limited edition se-tenant piece of four individual but interrelated stamps and will be issued in time for the start of the Jubilee by June 2006. Mr. Gary Garcia, Web Editor-In-Chief
Last October 24-28, the Prep boys celebrated the joys of reading during the UN- Book Week. The activity with the theme “Sail Away with Books” introduced the boys to stories from different countries like Africa , Philippines , USA , England , Japan and China. Ms. Melissa Mae Nierva, Prep Teacher
In simple ceremonies held Friday morning, Fr. Johnny Go dedicated the recently installed bust of Hsü Kuang Chi, the famed scholar, scientist and Christian from whom Xavier School ’s Chinese name was taken. Mr. Gary Garcia, Web Editor-In-Chief
WISE KNB? – is the current joke circulating among the participants of the recent workshop held for faculty and staff just before the semestral break. For those who are not very familiar with this latest addition to the Xavier dictionary of acronyms, WISE stands for Workshop on Ignatian Spirituality in Education. Mrs. Fides Abad, WISE Committee 2005-06
Last October 27, 2005, after the stressful second quarterly tests, the sophomores of Xavier School had their annual interaction day, and this year it was with the sophomores of Miriam High School. Mr. Harris Albert Guevarra, HS Filipino Teacher
Just before the start of the semestral break, all high school students participated in the Jubilee Essay Writing Contest. Spearheaded by the High School English Department, the said contest was held for the high school students last October 28, 2005. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The H3 Chemistry Interclass Quiz Contest was held at the Multi Purpose Hall last October 20, 2005 for the ABCD group and on October 21, 2005 for the EFGH group. The contest was not only to evaluate the third year students’ knowledge and skills in Chemistry, but it also helped them review for the 2nd Quarterly Test. Mrs. Sheila Fajardo, HS Science Teacher
Last October 29, 2005 , Xavier School sent its representatives to the Skechers Streedance Final Battle. Held at the Megamall Megastrip B, the contest was well-attended by students and spectators coming from various schools. Mr. Mel Andrew Chua, Dance X Moderator
Xavier School has always been innovative in designing curricula to address the current needs of her students, and to prepare them for the future. From her rich history of innovation in education.. Mr. Peter Martin Gomez (XS '99), Faculty
Rain was not the only thing that came pouring down this morning. There were many tearful goodbyes, last minute details, anxious hugs and everything else that came pouring down on all of us - students, parents and teachers alike. Therese Pelias, Grade 7 Guidance Counselor
Every parent wants his/her son to have the best future possible. Inevitably, questions about college and careers surface. Parents often wonder what’s in store for their sons in this age of computers and specialization. Frederick N. Tiu (XS'79), School Treasurer
The GS LRC played host to two simple, but special exhibits this month of October. These exhibits were well attended by students and teachers in the Grade School. Mrs. Ditas Dairo gave her usual support to the activites. Zarah Grace Calimag-Gagatiga
The GS Student Council would like to thank all the grade school students for supporting the Newspaper Drive 2005. For this school year, the council was able to raise a total amount of Php. 417,870.85 from the collected old newspapers, magazines and directories. Proceeds of this fund raising activity will go to the various activities and projects of the GS Student Council. Courtesy of the GS SAP
Last Wednesday, October 19, the Mary the Queen Parish paid tribute to two martyrs, St. John de Brebeuf and St. Isaac Jogues, whose sacrifice and dedication inspire us all to become true men for others. However, the highlight of the evening mass celebrated the memory of a Jesuit who was no stranger to both Xavier School and Mary the Queen Parish. Kenneth Gan (XS Batch '01)
In the tranquil atmosphere of the HS MPH, the audience, teachers and students alike were entertained by students and teachers from the Grade School and High School who sung songs paying tribute to the women in our lives. Compiled by the Stallion News Department
The school is once again marking the month of the Holy Rosary by reviving the October Medal tradition. This Jesuit practice was especially popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s when the month of October was marked not only with praying the rosary, but also with the wearing of a small medal attached to a blue ribbon. Fr. Johnny C. Go, S.J., School Director
The month of October is Rosary Month. Last Monday, October 3, 2005 , the GS Community began the Rosary Month with a simple prayer service. During the prayer service, rosaries donated by the students during the Share a Rosary project were blessed. Courtesy of the Campus Ministry and Service Office
This marvelous storytelling event was held on Friday, September 16 at the Grade School Learning Resource Center from 5:00 to 9:00 pm . There were lots of activities for the Grade 3 boys, mainly an assortment of fun stories performed by various talented English teachers and parent volunteers. Christopher Dee (G7G), Hoofprint Features Editor
For countless generations , young and old people alike have always had a special fascination with books. L iteracy week in Xavier School which was celebrated from September 12 to 16 was a week that celebrated the wonderful world of books. Edric Uy and Kaiser Chan (G7A), Hoofprint News Writers
The theme, Uniting Cultures through Reading , encompassed the whole new experience, both teachers and students enjoyed. The Grade One teachers came in grand costumes and fascinating props to breathe life to folktales from around the world. Ms. Mylene Maog and Ms. Kristelle Garcia, Grade 1 English Teachers
Noong nakaraang Setyembre 27, 2005, pinarangalan ng Punong Guro ng Mataas na Paaralan, Gng. Jane Cacacho, ang ilang mga natatanging estudyante at ilang mga kasapi ng pamayananang Xavier. Bb. Aimee Apolinario, Patnugot sa Web ng Mataas na Paaralan
Last September, three separate writing seminar-workshops were conducted by the High School English teachers, together with the High School Assistant Principal for Academics (HS-APA).
Mrs. Thess Nebres-Ladrido, HS English Department Chairperson and Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
There are many ways to raise funds. Collecting and gathering old newspapers is the easiest way. It is, likewise, a most enjoyable task especially when it is done with friends and classmates. Last September 19, 2005 ,the GS Student Council launched their annual fund raising – the Newspaper Drive. Courtesy of the GS Student Activities Program
All students from Nursery to Grade 7 are enjoined to support the annual Newspaper Drive of the GS Student Council. Below are the guidelines to be observed regarding this project. Ms. Ellen Rana-Sudario, GS SAP Coordinator
Last September 23, 2005, a variety of activities were lined-up in celebration of Appreciation Day. Unlike most schools in the Philippines where this occasion is referred to as Teachers’ Day, Xavier has called it A-Day because its goal is to really make teachers feel that students recognize all the hard work, patience, and dedication they have poured into their profession. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
Isang tagumpay ang nakaraang pagdiriwang ng Appreciation Day o mas kilala bilang “A-day” ng Mataas na Paaralan ng Xavier noong Biyernes, Setyembre 23, 2005. Brian Ong (H4B), Pinuno ng Appreciation Day Committee
Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
Last September 27, 2005 the SEA Games committee paid a surprise visit to Xavier School.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, in union with the Universal Church’s celebration of the International Eucharistic Year, declared August 15, 2004 until December 8, 2005 as the Eucharistic Marian Year. Mr. Michael P. delos Reyes, HS Asst. Principal for Formation
With the opening of the Fr. Rafael Cortina Sports Center, Xavier has been a-buzz every weekend. Last Saturday, September 17, was no exception. There was the Prep fellowship in the Sports Center followed by the Fil-Chi Table Tennis tournament. Frederick Tiu (XS '79), School Treasurer
The Grade 2 Kab Scouts for school year 2005- 2006 were formally welcomed into the brotherhood of Scouting in a solemn Investiture Ceremony held last September 9 and 16 at the MPC from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Ellen Rana-Sudario, GS SAP Coordinator
It was about a month ago that we received an invitation from the Filipino Chinese Culture & Economic Association to join the “Chinese Chorale Recitation Contest” for the Early Education Level. Jenny Ngo Say, Chinese Prep Teacher
Tagumpay ang pagdiriwang ng nakaraang Buwang ng Wikang Pambansa sa Xavier Grade School. Ito’y payak ngunit makabuluhan. Lumutang ang galing ng mga mag-aaral sa mga paligsahan at programang isinagawa sa bawat baitang. Jocelyn Isidro, GS Coordinator Kagawaran ng Filipino
Minimithi ng Kagawarang Filipino ng Mataas na Paaralang Xavier ang pag-unlad ng paggamit ng mga mag-aaral ng wikang Filipino sa loob at labas ng silid-aralan. G. Harris Guevarra, Guro sa Kagawarang Filipino ng Mataas na Paaralan
Last 13 August, Saturday, Fr. Johnny Go (`79) met with the Xavier alumni residing in Hong Kong . He was accompanied by the Golden Jubilee Chairman, Hero Yu (`72) and the Chairman of the Alumni Homecoming `06, Dobbin Tan (`81). The meeting was organized by Mr. Ben Tan, Jr. (`80), who had learned about the school’s efforts in organizing our alumni overseas (also called “X-PATS”).
The well-attended Parents’ Forum on Curriculum Reforms in August 2005 had two main objectives. Firstly, to inform the parents about the on-going five-year curriculum reform process; secondly, to consult them for more comments and suggestions. Marisa Oreta, XSPA Parents' Bulletin Committee
Nagdiwang ng Buwan ng Wika ang munting komunidad ng EED noong Agosto 22 hanggang Agosto 26, 2005. Ito ay taunan nang ginagawa sa Paaralang Xavier kaya’t hindi pahuhuli ang mga guro sa EED sa paggunita nito. Bb. Abigail Almorade, Guro sa Prep
Behind every written story, either retold or adapted, is a writer. For the longest time, they have been weaving words to make a tapestry of stories for readers to enjoy. Often, we get curios as to who they are. Zarah Grace Calimag - Gagatiga , GS Web Editor
Last Friday, August 26, the members of the Hoofprint Editorial Board school year 2004-2005 headed by the Editor–in-Chief, Lance Co-Ting-Keh of 7B were invited to attend the 2004 Junior Inquirer Awards Ceremony. Ellen Rana-Sudario, SAPC
Ginunita ang kadakilaan ng Mahal na Birheng Maria at ipinagdasal ang Direktor sa pagsapit ng kanyang ika-44 na kaarawan sa isang misang bayan na ipinagdiwang ng Mataas na Paaralan noong ika-19 ng Agosto.
Englebert Chua (3C) at Thompson Tang (3D), Tagabalita ng Stallion Pinamatnugutan ni Brian Ong (4B), Patnugot na Tagabalita ng Stallion
Last August 19, two days before the director’s actual birthday, a simple program was held at the Angelo King Multi-Purpose Center to celebrate Fr. Johnny Go’s natal day. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
Buwan na naman ng Agosto! Buwan kung kailan natin ipinagdiriwang ang Kapistahan ng Pag-aakyat ng Mahal na Birhen sa Langit. Ito rin ang buwan ng pagdating ng ulan at malalakas na bagyo. Bukod sa mga nabanggit ko, may isa pang pagdiriwang ang laging idinaraos kapag buwan ng Agosto. Ito ang Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. Gng. Jocelyn Isidro, Puno ng Kagawaran ng GS Filipino
Courtesy of the CMSO
“Isang bayang nagmamahal kay Maria.” Ito ang isa sa mga katangian ng mga Pilipino. Ang pagmamahal na ito sa Ina ng ating Panginoong Hesukristo ay mababanaag sa ating kultura at tradisyon, lalo na iyong mga kaugnay ng pananampalatayang Kristiyano. G. Michael delos Reyes, Pangalawang Punongguro para sa Paghubog ng Mataas na Paaralan
St. Ignatius of Loyola’s example of giving himself entirely to God lived on as the entire Xavier High School community celebrated a mass last Friday, July 29, 2005 at 9:30 in the morning, in anticipation of the July 31 feast of the founder of the Soiery of Jesus. Neilsen Bernardo (H4A) and Kurt Tanyu (H2A), Stallion news writers
Stephen Jasper Tin (H2D), Tagabalita ng Stallion; Pinamatnugutan ni Laurence Go (H3B), Pumangalawang Patnugot ng Stallion
PROFILE of Fr. Guy Guibelondo, S.J.
The school celebrates the feast of St. Ignatius with several student and faculty activities including the Holy Mass for grade school and high school. This year’s celebration is highlighted by the unveiling of the first ever statue of St. Ignatius to be installed on campus.
In line with the feast of St. Ignatius, Jesuit scholastics were invited to give a talk to all high school students last July 26 and 27, 2005. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
After the recently concluded, GS Leadership Training Seminar for Homeroom Officers last July 15 and 16, two parties emerged vying for different positions in the GS Student Council. Ellen Rana-Sudario, GS SAPC
High 2G and High 2C both emerged victorious in the High 2 Interclass Spelling Contest held last July 19, 2005 at the Multi-Purpose Hall. Ms. Jewel Castro, HS English teacher
In their pastoral letter of 10 July 2005 in response to the current political crisis, the CBCP recognizes how sharply, even bitterly, divided we are on the options currently facing our country. Dr. Benjamin Tolosa, Jr. of the Ateneo de Manila
Construction in the different areas of the school went full blast during the summer. The frenzy ended a few days before the start of classes with the exception of the Grade School Principal’s Office and the Department Chairpersons’ Offices. Flora Anne R. Alfonso, GS English Department Chairperson
Noong ika-11 ng Hulyo, idinaos sa HS Gym ang Welcome XueDi , isang taunang kaganapan para sa mga freshman at senior . Kapatiran, kooperasyon at pagkakaisa ang nais maibahagi ng Welcome XueDi sa freshmen at seniors . Martin Lemuel Tee (H1A), Tagabalita ng Stallion
Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a priest and he founded the Society of Jesus. In every kind of apostolic work he contributed greatly to the Catholic revival of the sixteenth century and to the renewal of the missionary activity of the Church. Mr. Michael delos Reyes, HS Asst. Principal for Formation
For some patrons of ITC, seeking for the best resource has become like searching for a needle in the haystack. Out of the thousands of books, some of them get lost along the way or even get exhausted just by the mere sight of these books. Sarah Nerissa Mendoza, HS Librarian
LAST MONDAY, July 11, 2005 , Diego De Ocampo of High 1H was elected as the Freshman Batch Representative for school year 2005-2006. Emil Dy (H1B) and Dale Sy (H1B), Stallion News Writers
One orientation is not enough to discuss all of the concerns specific to Grade Seven that another special orientation was arranged last July 6, 2005 at the Angelo King Multi-Purpose Center. Therese Pelias, Gr. 7 Guidance Counselor
In line with the school’s recent makeover, Xavier High School presented the usual extra- curricular and co-curricular clubs differently this school year. Emil Dy (H1B) and Dale Sy (H1B), Stallion News Writers
Last July 2, thirty of the forty-six members of Xavier Class 1965 gathered at the MPC for what would be their 40th anniversary celebration. Upon entering the MPC, we were warmly welcomed by their registration table and Batch 65’s grade school and high school class pictures which made for interesting conversation. Frederick N. Tiu (XS'79), School Treasurer
With arms raised, this school year’s Student Council Executive Board, along with the Class Presidents and other officers, took their oaths as duly elected officers during the general assembly held last Tuesday, June 28, 2005 in the High School gym. Carlo Chong (H3B), Stallion Managing Editor
All Grades 4-7 students are invited to join this school year’s Club Enrollment on July 7 (for Grade 4) and July 8 (for Grades 5-7). Membership in clubs for Grade 4 is mandatory. It is optional for Grades 5-7, but it is a requirement for students running for honors. Bubbles Rana-Sudario, GS Student Activities Program Coordinator
year, the Service Interaction and the Recollections in the Intermediate
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God’s devoted son and servant leader, His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin joined our Heavenly Father last June 21, 2005. The whole country mourned his death. Thousands of people filled the Manila Cathedral to pay their last respects to our beloved Cardinal. Michael Tan 7F and Kurt Lim 7E (Hoofprint Staff)
The Xavier Grade School celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit last June 24, 2005 at the HS Gym. That Friday was also the feast of St. John the Baptist. Xavier School director, Rev. Fr. Johnny Go, SJ officiated the mass while Fr. Art Borja SJ, School Chaplain and Fr Guy Guibelondo SJ, Campus Minister concelebrated it. Zarah Grace Calimag - Gagatiga, GS Web Editor
Xavier School Chairman of the Board, Fr. Ismael Zuloaga, S.J., was the guest of honor during the Alumni Association of Xavier School's Induction Ceremony last June 22 at the MPC. As we approach our Golden Jubilee, he posed a challenge to all alumni to let our light shine even brighter. He asked all of us to renew our spirit and commitment. Fr. Ismael Zuloaga
Xavier School is constantly evolving to meet its students’ needs while keeping with the times. As such, changes have been made to the physical and academic structures to ensure that students will receive only the best in education and personal formation. Ria Marifosque (Hoofprint Moderator)
Many years have passed since the first day we stepped into grade school. There were happy memories and some sad ones. But before we move on to high school, we still have a full year ahead of us in grade 7. Lance Co Ting Keh (7B)
Last June 15, 2005 the first part of a two-session workshop on technical writing for High School ODS supervisors, guidance counselors, and office secretaries was held at the HS Information Technology Center.
Last Tuesday, June 14, 2005 , the High School unit held its Annual Reading of Honors, an event that acknowledges students who strived for academic or athletic excellence in the previous school year.
The ceremonies for the installation of the Philippine flag and the different school symbols was held last, June 10, 2005 , Friday, during the first general assembly for school year 2005-2006.
HS Celebrates Mass in Honor of the Holy SpiritOn Tuesday, June 14, 2005, the Mass of the Holy Spirit was held at the High School Gym from 7:30 am to 8:45 am. It was presided over by Rev. Fr. Johnny Go S.J., our School Director and concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Art Borja S.J., the School Chaplain and Rev. Fr. Guy Guibelondo S.J., our new Campus Minister.
HS Principal's Message to StudentsGood morning. Welcome to SY 2005-2006. I'm sure that by now, you have met all your teachers in the different subject areas and have discovered the challenging requirements they have in store for you. I encourage all of you to give your best even at this early stage in the school year.
Several high school students will be honored with Annual Gawad Uliran awards during the Reading of Honors to be held at the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Mr. Adrian Asis, Gawad Uliran Committee Head
Noong Mayo 30, 2005, higit isang lingo bago ang pagsisimula ng klase para sa Taong-Pampaaralan 2005-2006, ginanap ang Rest and Recreation Day, kadalasang tinatawag na RnR , sa Villa Escudero, San Pablo, Laguna. Ang RnR ay bahagi ng programa ng HS Facampa na naglalayong patatagin ang komunidad sa pagitan ng mga miyembro at pakuldad ng Mataas na Paaralan ng Xavier. Mr. Harris Guevarra, HS Filipino
Summer is not only a time for fun and frolic. It is also an ideal season to take stock for the coming rainy days. Like ants unmindful of the summer heat, the faculty and staff of Xavier School are as busy preparing for the coming school year. For the past three weeks, they have been immersed in a series of in-service training program either departmental or institutional.
Last April 28, 2005, Procter and Gamble Philippines President/GM Johnip Cua (XS'73, XS and XSETFI Board of Trustee) and Director of External Relations Edmundo Imperial presented their donation for the Xavier School Educational & Trust Fund, Inc. to Xavier School Director Fr. Johnny C. Go, S.J.
This month of April, Xavier School is undertaking the important task of organizing its alumni who are now based abroad. Our School Director, Fr. Johnny Go, SJ, will visit our alumni in the following cities: Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
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