The HS Science Department in cooperation with the Xientia Club organized this year’s Science Week held from February 19 – 23, 2007. Students participated in various activities that were also considered as their Lab Post test for the fourth quarter.
Despite being scheduled along with three other school activities, 15 teams went to support the annual charity bowl for the Xavier School Educational Trust Fund (XSETF). Ms. Aimee Apolinario, Xavier Bowling Team Assistant Coach
Towards the end of the school year, Xavier School expresses its appreciation and formal recognition of loyalty and length of service rendered by school personnel through the Service Recognition and Awards Ceremonies.
February 17, 2007 marked an auspicious day in the history of Xavier
The Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC) held its second school heads’ meeting for this school year at Ateneo de Zamboanga last February 19-20, 2007. Ms. Aimee A. Apolinario, High School Assistant Principal for Academics
As the culmination of the school’s celebration of the Golden Jubilee, Xavier School will pay tribute to several exemplary alumni in the first Xavier-Kuangchi Awards to be held on March 3, 2007.
People born under the sign of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. There is no retreat for them. They have tremendous fortitude and great honesty.
This year’s EDSOR Peace Conference held at St. Pedro Poveda College was entitled, “Heroic Leaders in Action.” It was a sequel to last year’s conference, “Heroic Citizenship” which Xavier School hosted. Jose Luis Yulo (G7 – H)
Last January 27, the Eucharistic Crusaders had its annual pilgrimage to different shrines in Tagaytay and Laguna. That morning, we boarded bus # 2 with the Grade Four Crusaders. Each Crusader was given merienda before they boarded the bus. Patrick Wee, (G5-C)
In line with the celebration of Xavier’s golden jubilee, Xavier held its annual school fair brimming with true RenaiXSance spirit last February 10-11.
Thursday anticipated a big event on a red letter day, February 9, 2007 , as the variety show approached faster than one’s realizing its materialization. Bands, dance troupes and models all put on an extraordinary show to thousands of youths gathered in the Quadrangle and the Fr. Cortina Sports Center. Jose Cua (H2A), Stallion Reporter
Xavier School celebrates its Golden Jubilee fair: RenaiXSance on February 10 (10am-7:30 pm) and on February 11 (9am-5pm.). There will be varied fair booths offering fun and prizes, rides suitable for all ages, and a bazaar with terrific deals.
Last January 30, 2007, the Xavier Grade School and High School administrators attended a one day workshop on Classroom Management and Motivation at the Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo City. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
In so many words, Galileo once said that you cannot teach a man anything because learning is innate. All you can do is bring it out in him. Book Week was an experience where Nursery boys in Xavier learned outside the confines of traditional classroom instruction. Ms. Ninglou Yap, N-F Class Adviser
3G’s aGuinaldo Boys swept the recently concluded High 3 “Catcher in the Rye” Bandfest held at the High School Multi-purpose Hall (MPH) last January 24, 2007. Mr. Adrian Asis, HS English
The 2007 Institutional Planning Workshop was held at the Meralco Management & Leadership Development Center (MMLDC) in Antipolo last January 18-20, 2007. Administrators from the Grade School, High School, Chinese & Central Administration spent two and a half days looking into the future of Xavier School as well as how to keep it sharp and relevant in our ever-changing world. Frederick N. Tiu, School Treasurer (XS'79)
The word “Archives” may sound as something cavernous, musty, and boring. This is not the case of Xavier Archives. In fact, the Archives Office is one of the most pleasant offices in the school. Located in the St. Joseph’s Garden Area, in the Administration Building, it is bright, cool, and full of fun. Fr. Santos G. Mena, S.J., School Archivist
Toy theatres originated from Victorian-era England and enjoyed popularity as an accompaniment of the most successful plays of that period. They were collected by both adults and children and served as a remembrance of the famous actors and actresses of the 19th century and their most memorable performances. Mr. EJ Legaspi, HS English Teacher
Xaverians are constantly motivated and challenged to maximize their potential to become the best of who they are. Through this following power point presentation, students are called to aspire for excellence and to inspire others to let their light shine.
How does one end a year meaningfully? How does one successfully intertwine an ending into a new beginning? To make death bloom into life, to dangerously tread the line between passing and rebirth: how does one make an ending seem like a joyful occasion? Andrew Ang (H4C) and Luis Mercado (H4B), Stallion News Writers
As part of the Likas Gilas line-up of activities last November 29, 2006, some of our seniors further explored their career options by going on trips to actual work places and interacting with practitioners in the field. Ms. Joanne Pusta, HS Guidance Department Chairperson
Many still perceive the library merely as a warehouse of books, equipment and resources. Such perception impedes the potential of libraries as viable venues of learning. The books, resources, equipment and facilities it holds are sources of ideas and information. It is in the hands of a dynamic library staff where the creation of new ideas and the constructs of new knowledge are made possible. Zarah C. Gagatiga, GS LRC Chairperson
Umagang-umaga pa lamang, punung-puno na ng tao ang harap ng Gate 6. Noong Disyembre 16 ginanap ang taunang ukay-ukay sa EED gym. Mula sa damit hanggang sa mga laruan, lahat ay mahahanap dito. Angelo Ventosa
The Skechers Streetdance Battle Year 2 is one of the most prestigious street dance competitions in the Philippines. It started with about 30 high schools and 30 colleges competing for a slot in the final round and after the eliminations, only 26 schools advanced to the finals, which was held on December 2, 2006 at the Araneta Coliseum. Brent Chua, Dance X Co-Captain and Kevin Chan, Dance X Captain
Nariyan na’t may dalang lamig ang simoy ng hangin. Nariyan na’t nagsipagsulputan ang tindero’t tindera ng mga parol sa may kahabaan ng Ortigas. Nariyan na ring papalapit ang bakasyong inaabang-abangan ng mga estudyante. IIsa lamang ang sinasabi nito: Paskong-pasko na nga! Martin Lemuel Tee (H2B)
December 3, 2006, feast of our patron saint, St. Francis Xavier, was made a momentous event with a massive series of activities that filled the whole day. The Golden Jubilee Torch Run was, perhaps, the most poignant among all the events. Arch. Florencio Sebastian III, XS'89
It was a celebration that exceeded everyone’s expectations. Despite months of advanced planning and preparations, the success of the Golden Jubilee main celebration on December 3 was by no means a sure thing.
Loaded with tons of sun block and a bunch of caps, visors and sunglasses, a group of Xaverians along with a couple of faculty and staff yet again embarked on a journey towards Tondo, Manila last November 18, 2006 to help build the Gawad Kalinga: Baseco. Luis Mercado (H4B), Stallion News Writer
Unti-unti nang nawawala sa sirkulisasyon ang mga palabas na panteatro dahil sa walang prenong pag-abante ng ating teknolohiya. Subalit, hindi pa ito tuluyang naibaon sa limot ng mga estudyante ng Xavier School. Engelbert Chua (H4C), Tagabalita ng Stallion
All roads led to Xavier last November 25 for the annual alumni homecoming dubbed For Gold Times’ Sake. The organizers, headed by Dobbin Tan of the Silver Jubilarians, Batch ’81, put in a great effort to target record attendance for the Golden Jubilee year.
As dawn was breaking, the intrepid organizers from the XSPA, headed by Peter Gaw, prepared to receive the hundreds of parents, students, faculty and staff who came for the annual Family Fun Run. Over 600 participants registered for the Jubilee edition and close to 500 actually made it at the starting line.
The morning began with the blessing of the advent wreath and the lighting of its first candle. Fr. Guy Guibelondo, S.J., Campus Minister led the simple rites. This was followed by a brief opening speech by the Principal reminding the students of the changes to come due to the disrupted schedule. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
The high school recently concluded Xtreme Makeover: The Golden Renaissance of the Xavier High School Classroom, an interclass contest which involved the various sections coming up with proposals on how classrooms in Xavier School could be improved. Mr. Adrian Asis, Likas Gilas Sub-Committee Head
Every year, fellowships are held to foster interaction and exchange of ideas in a fun activity among parents, children and other members in the nursery level. Mrs. Vivian Sy, Parent from N – G
Likas ang Gilas ng Xaverian kaya naman tuwing makalawang taon, ipinagdiriwang ng mataas na paaralan ng Xavier ang Likas Gilas (LXG). Ngayong taong ito kaalinsabay ng Golden Jubilee Week, muling ipagdiriwang ang LXG na muling bubuuin ng samu’t saring mga gawaing tiyak na kapupulutan ng aral at kagigiliwan ng mga mag-aaral.
In the light of our Golden Jubilee Celebration, the school wanted to give its faculty and staff a chance to revisit the 6 C’s and to familiarize themselves with Xu Guang Qi and Fr. Mateo Ricci, S.J. Thus, for the first time this school year, all Xavier faculty and staff gathered together last November 13, 2006 for a spiritual growth activity. Mrs. Je Ching, Faculty and Staff Development Office Staff
November 16, 2006 marked another busy day for the school’s academic and formation administrators. As follow up to the assessment workshop held last August, this workshop aptly called “Building an Ignatian Curriculum” provided the opportunity for the participants to devote time to the curriculum reform. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
Last Saturday, November 11, 2006, the Xavier Alumni from batches 1990 to 2006 attended “Thank God It’s Xavier” (TGIX), a recollection held at the newly renovated High School Chapel. Jeremy Pe (XS ’06)
A mass in remembrance of ancestors was held at the High School gym last November 8, 2006. In a special way, the mass was offered to Xavier’s “other” patron, Paul Hsu Kuang Chi, who died on the same day in 1633. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The air was buzzing with anticipation before the mass began. The participants, who were seated in front, were showered with attention from the parents. The participants were busily chatting among themselves, waiting for the mass to begin. Harold Wong, Grade 7 English Teacher
Courtesy means treating others in the same upbeat, respectful, and professional way we want to be treated ourselves. One of the virtues that the school wants to instill in its students is the value of courtesy as a part of character formation. Ms. Clarisse Arcadio, Grade 7 English Teacher
For the Grade Seven students, the Third Quarter, also known as the Synthesis/Flexible Quarter, is a special quarter. They face many changes and challenges during this 6-week period, and one of them is beingreshuffled to new sections since 61 of their batch mates have already left for Xiamen for the Xavier-China Experience. Ms. Clarisse Arcadio, Grade 7 English Teacher and Jose Lorenzo Ferrer, Flexi 7E
November 6, 2006 signaled the start of the second semester and as early at 6AM, cars once again trooped to the Xavier-ICA vicinity.Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
October 27, 2006 was the last day of the first semester and as a fitting closure to the first half of the school year, a thanksgiving mass was offered at the HS Gym. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The day began with the formal dedication of the sports center in honor of the late Fr. Rafael Cortina. The program started with a video clip relating the vision of the sports center and its contribution to the school’s athletics program with the philosophy of Fr. Cortina on the important role of sports in the formation of the Xavier student.
To start the festive week of celebration, the boys, together with theirReading Teachers, trooped to the Book Fair sponsored by Scholastic Publishing House. The boys enjoyed browsing through hundreds of titles as they filled out wish lists. Mylene Maog and Carmel Villanueva, Grade 1 Teachers
October 14, 2006 saw a new Kabsulong for the Grade 3 boys. Entitled “Camp Read-a-Book,” this year’s Kabsulong was an integration of old Kabsulong activities and new storytelling sessions. Ria Marifosque, Grade 6 Teacher
“Where two or three come together in my name, there I am in their midst” (Mt. 18:20 ). Christ is really present to the assembly gathered in his name, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist. Mr. Michael P. Delos Reyes, HS Assistant Principal for Formation
The winners were awarded a certificate during the General Assembly. All first place winners were treated to a pizza party. The second place winners had an ice cream party.
Last Monday, October 23, 2006, a special High School General Assembly was held to give recognition to four outstanding alumni who have made a mark in their respective fields. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
September 23 and October 7 were very memorable days for the Grade Three boys because they finally received Jesus in the form of the Bread of Life. Mary the Queen Church was filled with parents, relatives, friends, and teachers to witness the First Holy Communion of their loved-ones. Jessica Carol M. Sucgang, Grade 3 English Teacher
Last October 9, 2006, Monday, 15 teachers from Angelicum College (AC) visited Xavier School. They were met by Mrs. Jane Cacacho, HS Principal, Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics, and some Science teachers led by Mrs. Julie Cruz, HS Science Department chairperson. Mrs. Julie Cruz, HS Science Department Chairperson
The Early Education Department had a very simple celebration of the “Mid-Autumn Festival” last October 6. The Chinese teachers took charge of telling the story about this special day. They told the story of the 3 myths about the August Moon, namely; the strong man, the beautiful lady and the rabbit. Jennifer Ngo Say, Nursery and Prep Chinese teacher
When is the Mooncake Festival laoshi?”“ Are we going to play the dice game laoshi, why not?” “Did you receive any mooncake yet, ‘Cher?” “Where can I buy the most delicious mooncake?” Mrs. Jessie Ang, Assistant for Chinese Administrative Matters
Xavier School will bless and inaugurate the hardwood court of the newly opened Fr. Rafael Cortina Sports Center with the All-Stars for Xavier exhibition match on October 21, 2006 (Sat.) at 4:30 PM, featuring alumni varsity players against the San Miguel All-Stars team.
The High School Guidance Department aims to provide the students with different avenues where they can explore their future and one of the main domains of this objective is the College Talk Series which is done annually. Mr. Glenn Lacon, H4 Guidance Counselor
Thirty-eight years after it debuted in November 1968 as “Bulletin for Parents” prepared by the school as a communication medium that will foster greater harmony between parents and teachers, the official publication of the Xavier School Parents’ Auxiliary (XSPA) has evolved to being a publication for parents by parents. Congruent to the milieu of modern technology, XSPB goes online!
In response to concerns on Dengue, Xavier School invited local city officials to inspect and evaluate the school’s overall heath and sanitation systems and facilities and, in particular, those that pertain directly to the prevention of dengue.
Last September 27, 2006, the Mid-Quarter Parent Teacher Conference for H1 parents was held at the High Multi-Purpose Hall. As early as 2:00 PM, H1 parents began to arrive to meet with their sons’ teachers. Others who came in a little later patiently waited for their turn at the MPH. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
Last September 22, 2006, a formal exchange of ideas about the academic policies took place through XSpeak, the first ever dialogue spearheaded by Stallion. Jose Cua (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Xavier School looked more like a cyclone-ravaged area the day after typhoon Milenyo battered Metro Manila. There were fallen trees everywhere, a couple of roofs were torn and water accumulated in various parts of the campus.
A full complement of alumni accompanied Fr. Ismael Zuloaga to meet with X-PATS from Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing last September 16, 2006. Recognizing the growing number of Xaverians moving to different parts of China for work, Xavier School and the AAXS have made the organization of the alumni in China into stable and functioning chapters a high priority.
Grade 7 to High4 classes were called off last Monday, September 18, 2006, to give way to a faculty and staff development activity. The seminar-workshop which aimed to provide input on evaluating and improving assessments was conducted at the High School Multi-Purpose Hall from 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
September 8, 2006 was a special day for Xavier School. Aside from being Mama Mary’s birthday, it was also the day when the different renovated facilities in the High School were blessed. Mrs. Ruth de Luna, HS-LRC Chairperson
After a long (grueling) 11-hour flight from Japan and a 4-hour connecting flight from Detroit, we finally stepped off the plane and were greeted by Mr. Suntay, his American friend and Father Johnny Go. Ana Kristelle R. Garcia, Grade 4 English Teacher
Last September 5, the Grade 7 parents came for a very important orientation where the High School Entrance Examination (HSEE), the Third Quarter Synthesis Quarter and the Xavier China Experience (XCE) program were discussed. Ms. Teresita Fainsan, Grade 7 Level Coordinator
On a bright Wednesday morning at 7:30 am the Grade 7 students gathered together in the Lecture Hall for an assembly where matters which will impact on their life as Grade 7 students of Xavier School were discussed. Ms. Teresita Fainsan, Grade 7 Level Coordinator
In celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s birthday, the whole Xavier Grade School community had a prayer service last Sept. 8, 2006. Selected students from various sections offered flowers to an altar or replica of the Blessed Virgin. Aaron Tan (G7D)
September 8, 2006 was International Literacy Day. Two international organizations, UNESCO and the International Reading Association (IRA), promote the event worldwide. Zarah Grace C. Gagatiga, GS LRC Coordinator
Xavier School, inspired by St. Ignatius’s charism of “cura personalis” gave birth to the mentoring program, a system designed to ensure that each individual student is known, helped and guided by a mentor. Estrella Pe A. Nabua, Assistant Principal for the Intermediate
All students from Nursery to Grade 7 are enjoined to support the annual Newspaper Drive of the Grade School Student Council. Proceeds of this project will go to the Fr. Jean Desautels Golden Choice Scholarship Fund and the projects of the GS Student Council.
Last August 31, 2006, Grade School and High School Middle Level Administrators (MLAs) attended an assessment evaluation seminar-workshop conducted by the Fr. Johnny Go, SJ, at the Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo City. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Assistant Principal for Academics
With the upbeat sounds of drums, colors of blue and gold everywhere and students and teachers cheered, “Go, Xaverians, Go, Go, Go Xaverians Go!” This is to start Xavier High School’s celebration of its annual Pep Rally last August 31, 2006. Reyneil Go (H4E), Stallion News Writer
Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures where differences among races and nationalities blend seamlessly together. And I found this so apt to my experience because the workshop we attended proved to be a veritable melting pot of ideas and insights that confirmed Xavier School is on the right track when it comes to curriculum reform. Mrs. Jane Cacacho, HS Principal
Kilala ang buwan ng Agosto bilang buwan ng markahang pagsusulit, buwan ng tag-ulan at buwan ng Wikang Pambansa. Higit dito, ito rin ang buwan kung kailan ginugunita natin ang Mahal na Birheng Maria, ating Ina. Martin Lenuel Tee (H2B), Manunulat ng Balita ng Stallion
Noong nakaraang Agosto 25, 2006 itinampok sa First Friday Unplugged ang mga awiting Pinoy na inihandog ng mga guro at mag-aaral ng Paaralang Xavier. Bb. Aimee Apolinario, Punong Patnugot ng Web sa Mataas na Paaralan
August 23, 2006 was a festive day for Xavier School. At 2:30PM, the faculty and staff trooped to the Multi-Purpose Center for birthday celebration of the school director, Fr. Johnny Go, S.J. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
It can be recalled that towards the end of last school year, Friday masses during lunch time were held to provide an oppotunity to students and teachers to spend time with the Lord at Holy Mass.
It may take a while before the Xavier High School community can arrive at a clear-cut answer to this seemingly simple question. In the interest of further enlightening Xaverians on the Kiko question, the HS Student Council has decided to use the lowly lugaw. Leigh Wade Wong (H3A), SC Treasurer and Drives Committee Head
During the H2 electives period, the Concert Band students went to the HS-MPH for their last class for the week. Unknown to them, their instructor, Mr. Tony Maigue had a surprise for them. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
Last July, Xavier School gathered its alumni in North America in four separate cities for a first-of-its-kind activity: A Xavier School RecolleXSion for its alumni abroad. Fr. Johnny Go, the School Director, directed the recollections in New York and Vancouver, while Fr. Ari Dy, a Xaverian, conducted the sessions for our X-Pats in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The RecolleXSions were truly a milestone in the history of Xavier School as it celebrates its Golden Jubilee this year.
Friday, July 28, 2006, will go down in Xavier history as a momentous date, because it was at this time that the first-ever grand reunion of faculty and staff was held. Jonathan S. Lacson, HS Faculty
A day of joy, a day of praising, A day for us to our thanking, Today is the day we’ve been waiting for, Today is Appreciation Day, we can’t wait anymore! Bernell Go (G6A) and Javier C. M. Gamboa (G6A)
July 28, 2006 in the morning saw Appreciation Day Committee members, Production Crew members and student volunteers bustling in activity for the preparation of the programs that soon came their way. Jose Cua (H2A), Stallion News Writer
Last Friday, July 28, 2006 after the school’s celebration of Appreciation Day, former and current members of the Xavier faculty and staff came together to look back at the past fifty years of Xavier School, now celebrating its Golden Jubilee. Mr. Adrian Asis, HS English Teacher
During the late afternoon of July 29, Saturday, the traditional Family Mass for the Xavier community was held in the Fr. Rafael Cortina, S. J. Sports Center. The Mass theme this year was “Ignite Xavier: Believing, Loving, and Reaching Out.”
The Xavier Golden Jubilee theme, “Ignite Xavier,” was indeed timely for the 236 H2 students who chose to ignite the Spirit in them as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Multi-Purpose Center last July 29, 2006. Ms. Aimee A. Apolinario, HS Web Editor
July 28, 2006 is a special day in Xavier School. Aside from being a day to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, it is also the day for the annual Appreciation Day for the faculty and staff. Xavier will also be hosting a Grand Faculty and Staff Reunion as part of its Golden Jubilee celebration.
Last Wednesday, July 12, 2006, the new High School Information and Technology Center (HS-ITC) finally opened its doors to the eager library users of the Xavier community. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
This program offers 12 different courses to choose from. With this program in place, Xavier hopes to make its program even better-rounded by exposing students to various fields that are not usually offered in the curriculum. Ms. Aimee Apolinario, HS Web Editor
As you already know, we have already elected our set of class officers and they are doing their own jobs. But what about the bigger election, the one that involves most of the grade school - did we think about whom we would vote for? Aris Amor (G6H) and Matthew Tan (G6E)
“Superheroes”seemed to be the prevailing theme for this year’s Miting de Avance of the Grade School which was held on July 14 at the Fr. Cortina Sports Center. Flora Anne Alfonso, GS Web Editor
The GS Learning Resource Center will be celebrating the 23rd National Children's Book Day (NCBD) next week from July17-21. In line with this, they have prepared the following activities..
Usually, former and new Hoofprint members alike are inexperienced when it comes to writing and there is a need to further improve their writing skills. Well, have no fear, young writer! The Hoofprint Writing Workshop is here to help you. Javier Gamboa (G6A)
While some anticipate being a high school freshman, most, if not all, dread of becoming one. Countless rumors on how scary high school life is have been passed down from batch to batch, generations to generations. Reyneil Go (H4E), Stallion News Writer
For Ignatius of Loyola, each person is personally known and loved by God. In this regard, Jesuit education insists on individual care and concern for each person, as it seeks to form “men for others.” Mr. Michael delos Reyes, HS Assistant Principal for Formation
This year is a double occasion for all of us in Xavier School. On one hand, the Society of Jesus, the founders of this institution, is celebrating the “Jesuit Jubilee of the Three Companions”. Jeraldine K. Ching, Faculty and Staff Development Office
SPOTLIGHT! SAFARI! GARAGE BAND! I-MOVIE! COMIC LIFE and many more! What are these? Are we going to make a movie or tour a jungle? What in the world is Garage Band? For all of you out there who are not familiar with these computer lingoes, these are actually applications of the Apple Macintosh platform. Jessie Ang, Assistant for Administrative Affairs of the Chinese Department
DEAL or NO DEAL? This question was posed to the Grade School Club Moderators during the annual orientation held last June 21, 2006 at the Multi-Purpose Hall. Mr. Dan Abrogina, the Grade Three Guidance Counselor, facilitated the ice breaker activity by conducting a simulated game show patterned after ABS-CBN’s Deal or No Deal. Jopin R. Galvez and Bubbles R. Sudario, Student Activity Program
Inilunsad ng Kagawaran ng Physical Education (PE) para sa taong ito ang dalawang bagong PE courses na tiyak na kasasabikan ng lahat: ang Street Dancing at Fitness. Martin Lemuel Tee (H2B), Manunulat ng Balita sa Stallion
As in the past, the Annual Reading of Honors has been the perfect venue for the school to recognize the achievements of the students. Last June 20, 2006, the whole High School unit, including the parents of the awardees, gathered in the gym for a short program. Justine Figueroa (H3B), Stallion News Writer
June 9, 2006 marked not only the inauguration of the Fr. Rafael Cortina SJ Sports Center, but also the launching of the school’s Golden Jubilee commemorative stamps which was held at the newly renovated Multi-purpose Center (MPC). Martin Tee (H2A) and Jose Cua (H2B), Stallion News Writers
The Grade School students are again in a daze. It is that time of the year when Grades 4 to 7 choose the clubs which they will join. The clubs aim to expose the students to various fields of interests and endeavor to enhance the students’ potential and talent through dynamic activities which encourage creativity and cooperation.
The launching of the Golden Jubilee took a different flavor as the Nursery, Prep and Grade One students celebrated a birthday party for Xavier School. The Student Activities Program Office and the Campus Ministry and Service Office joined forces in planning for this special activity. Jopin R. Galvez and Ellen R. Sudario, Grade School Student Activity Program
Over 3000 students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff celebrated the start of Xavier School’s Golden Jubilee with the Mass of the Holy Spirit officiated by His Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales last June 9.
The centerpiece of the newly renovated Angelo King Multi-purpose Center is a triptych of specially designed stained glass panels symbolizing the Xavier Spirit.
A special marker dedicating the newly refurbished administration lobby in memory of Mr. Chua Giok Hong and Mrs. Chan Siok Yan, the parents of Francis Chua (XS’67), was unveiled in simple ceremonies last June 9.
Coinciding with this initial assembly are the rites for the installation of school symbols. Campus minister, Fr. Guy Guibelondo, S.J. led the community in prayer and blessed the school symbols – the Philippine flag, the Xavier School flag, the year level banners, and the picture of St. Francis Xavier – which were to be displayed in each classroom. Ms. Aimee A. Apolinario, HS Web Editor
The Golden Jubilee kicks off on June 9 (Friday) with a multi-event celebration launching the year-long calendar of activities commemorating the school’s 50th anniversary.
The fifth centenary of the birth of St. Francis Xavier (April 7, 1506) is being celebrated by the Jesuits worldwide as the “Year of First Companions”.
It started as one of the wild ideas brainstormed by the Jubilee Committee to make the celebrations truly memorable and meaningful. What if we could borrow a relic of St. Francis Xavier in time for the Golden Jubilee? Perhaps one of his treasured personal belongings?
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