Magis S.Y. 2005-2006
When I received news that I had been chosen to represent the Philippines in a conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, I was overwhelmed by the thought that I would be presenting a small project in which I had participated to a body of teachers from various European countries. Mr. Adrian Asis, HS English Teacher
Once upon a time there was a young girl, an orphan, who grew up in poor and rough surroundings. Her foster parents were hard on her and had never wanted her. Ms. Tessie Ponteras, Grades 6 and 7 CLE Teacher
Until one summer a few years ago, never did it come to my mind that I would actually be able to go inside a prison camp and interact with the inmates. Mr. Jonathan Lacson, H2 Team Leader
The year of the Fire Dog was ushered in with a dragon dance performed by the second year high school students at the grade school quadrangle, onJanuary 31. Helen Ong, Prep Chinese Teacher
Fairs are supposed to be fun, lively and energetic. This year, the fair I went to was somehow different but definitely one of the best fairs I have ever come to visit and experience. Christine C. Corales, Prep 1 Class Adviser
Congratulations to Mrs. Benita Ngo, Chairperson of the GS Chinese Department for being one of the recipients of the nationwide Search for Most Outstanding Chinese Teacher Award for School Year 2005-2006.
The first thing that comes to our minds when we hear the phrase Xavier Awardee is “Wow.” Impressed are the people who hear that somebody is a Xavier Awardee, because it means that he was given Xavier School ’s highest and most prestigious student award. Miss Ria A. Marifosque, Grade 6 English Teacher, Hoofprint Co-moderator
Mrs. Rosario Alfonso, GS LRC Librarian and Miss Alma Luz Pasiliao, HS Math Coordinator were receipients of the James Meany, SJ Award from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)..
Early this school year, the GS LRC thought of acquiring comic books. You read it right. Comic books. Zarah Grace Calimag – Gagatiga, GS Librarian
A week before the semestral break, Mr. Isorena, the Grades 3 and 4 Art teacher, gave a special assignment to his students. The special project had to be submitted on or before the 15th of November. Mr. Lorenzo Fuentes, GS Music, Arts and Computer Education Department Chairperson
Who says angels don’t exist? Xavier Grade School’s Dedication Angels booth, which starts a few weeks before Christmas break, features hundreds of little abaca angels to which colored paper with dedications are attached. Ria Marifosque, Grade 6 English Teacher
Semestral break is a good time to unwind and fight the syndrome. Here are some tips.. Rosario "Baby" Alfonso, GS Librarian
Maraming mga kabalintunaan ang bumabalot sa buhay ng tao. Maraming mga bagay-bagay na mahirap intindihin tungkol sa buhay natin. Minsan nga, naiisip ko na lamang na pinaglalaruan tayo ng Diyos. Na mayroon siyang isang giant wheel of fortune o kaya naman isang dartboard na kung saan hinuhugot niya ang ating kapalaran. G. Alemberg Ang (XS Batch '95), Puno ng Kagawarang Filipino sa Mataas na Paaralan
School librarians evaluate curriculum based and developmentally appropriate books, magazines, newspapers, AV materials and learning resources for their students. Online resources are not spared from such scrutiny since this format is a favorite among today's youngsters. Apart from TV and mobile phones, Filipino children are also a captive audience of the WWW. Zarah Grace Calimag-Gagatiga, GS Web Editor
First of all, let me thank you for the wonderful display of appreciation you showered on us last Friday. I believe I speak on behalf of the entire HS faculty and staff when I say how touched we were by your gestures of thoughtfulness and service. Truly, it was a day like no other. Mrs. Jane Cacacho, HS Principal
Attending the Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC) meeting at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School campus is not so unlike attending a reunion of a big clan. Though there are many unfamiliar faces, you feel an affinity for each one because you know that you have the same blood running in your veins/schools – in this case, that unique Jesuit identity. Mrs. Jane Cacacho, HS Principal
I guess I was really meant to stay this long at Xavier, even if it was never in my plans. God has been doing that a lot in my life – steering me through paths that I never planned on taking, but it always turns out to be a wonderful adventure. Monica Sicam-Gutierrez
I’ve always looked forward to books and materials selection activities because is it’s one of the few ways I can get the faculty involved in enriching our collection in the HS-ITC. Mrs. Ruth O. de Luna, HS-ITC Coordinator
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Last September 8 started like any other school day for me. The moment I woke up from my grandma’s bedside, I went to my house to prepare for school. Then, upon reaching Grant Street , I was greeted by the usual morning traffic in the school area. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Asst. Principal for Academics
As you’ve experienced, life in school is usually a cycle of relaxed beginnings which slowly progress into harried days of stressful cramming and frenzied meeting of deadlines. These turbulent times only turn into relieved sighs once the quarterly test days are over and the cycle begins anew with the start of a new quarter. Mrs. Jane Cacacho, High School Principal
Gng. Liza Bacuyag, Guro sa Filipino ng Ikalawang Baitang
Michelle and I are two new teachers among the multitude who were hired by Xavier School this year. Although both of us stand on the same newbie status, our origins quite differ from each other. One of us graduated from college only last year and the other finished graduate school three years ago with the mileage of teaching for a while now. Michelle Yu, Prep Teacher & Ninglou Yap, Nursery Teacher
Good morning. For those of you who have been visiting the school website, you have probably noticed that the Xavier Golden Jubilee countdown clock ticks somewhere at the bottom of the page. Ms. Aimee A. Apolinario, HS Asst. Principal for Academics
Gusto n’yo bang mapadali ang paghanap sa kinakailangan ninyong paksa para sa research paper n’yo? Hindi na kinakailangang halungkatin pa ang mga lumang pahayagan para rito. Gng. Noemi Reyes, HS ITC librarian
The day of my Confirmation seemed to be just a typical Saturday morning as I waited for the ceremony to begin, and I distinctly remember having mixed emotions. Ms. Sarah Joy Ocampo, HSPO secretary
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning. Mrs. Ruth de Luna, HS-ITC Coordinator
A good ten Junes ago, I was a twenty year old fresh graduate trying to make out the best in what I found myself doing just two months after college. Therese Pelias, Grade 7 Guidance Counselor
Frog dissection is a highly anticipated activity in grade 6 Science because it only happens once a school year. It is one activity where Science teachers are as excited as their students for its relevance in understanding the human body better. Shiela Mia Valencia, Grade 6 Science Teacher
The message is written on the pins given to all moderators: “Balance your life with Extra/Co-curricular Activities.” Who would believe that a lot of students would accept the message when on July 7 and 8, moderators were overwhelmed by the number of students asking to be accepted in their clubs. Ms. Catherine Lauengco, Puppetry Club Moderator
There is restlessness if you can sense it. All around you people are going around in circles not really knowing what they’re looking for. And in the bottom of all these is the question, “What are these all for?” Yes, I’d like to dare ask the question, “If finding the meaning of life in this meaningless world is such a futile effort, why even bother find it just the same?” Therese Pelias, Gr. 7 Guidance Counselor
Jay Perez was inspired to write this letter and poem in one of the many reflection periods in the The Teacher With In retreat that was held at the Mirador Jesuit Villa, Baguio City last May 21-24, 2005. He teaches Grade 5 Science.
I like traveling and seeing different places. So, when I was told that I would be one of the 5 people sent to Mexico for the UbD Workshop with Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, I was really excited for the trip. In fact, I would have to admit that I was more excited about the prospect of visiting a new place, than the workshop itself. But of course, I was also excited about the experience of being able to interact with and converse with educators from a different part of the world. Mr. Exxon Ryan Yu, HS Social Science teacher
Raquel Cabrieto, GS English Department Last Friday, May 13, we were invited to the Institutional Orientation on Harry Wong for Inductees. Based from the way people mentioned the name Harry Wong in school, I could tell that he's one important person. It seems everyone knew him except new teachers, like me. They mentioned the LRC would lend us a book he wrote. I was curious. Who is Mr. Harry? How is he connected to being an effective teacher?
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