ALL FACULTY and staff of Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School (ADI-SMCS) went to seven schools in Iloilo and Guimaras to help in the Brigada Eskwela campaign by the Department of Education last Thursday, June 2.
These schools were Tabucan Elementary School, Donato Pison Memorial Elementary School, Feliciana Java Kelly Memorial Elementary School, GK Sooc Sibol Day Care Center and Navais-Borres Elementary School, all in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Also included were Andres Bonifacio Integrated School in Tanza, Iloilo City, Don Esteban Huntado Elementary School, and Sitio Kati-Kati Day Care Center in San Miguel, Guimaras.
The volunteers painted walls, plastic-covered books, repaired some school fixtures, and cleaned corners, fixtures and sheds in their assigned schools. They also brought books, toys, and school supplies for donation.
STARTING June this year, School President Fr. Joseph Y. Haw, SJ, will be leading the Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate (JCFA) as per appointment penned Fr. Provincial Antonio Moreno of the Society of Jesus.
Holding his ‘bell of responsibility,’ Fr. Jhaw said: “I accept this challenge committed with the belief that there is a need to strengthen our mission to traverse vital frontiers.” He added, “our Chinese-Filipino brothers and sisters are becoming more and more relevant not just in the country’s economic growth but also in social transformation.”
Fr. Jhaw will be taking over the place of Fr. Aristotle Dy, SJ, president of Xavier School (XU), who will now lead another Ignatian-inspired organization, the Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC). The turning over rites was held last June 18 during the three-day 6th JCFA meeting at XU in San Juan.
by Herman M. Lagon
SEVEN scientists in the field of experimentation and instruction will be sharing their expertise with 120 educators and science enthusiasts in Panay and Negros for the Pueblo Science Seminar-Workshop set May 19-21, 2016 at Ateneo de Iloilo-Santa Maria Catholic School (ADI-SMCS) in Atria Park District, San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
The locally DepEd-endorsed affair—themed “Bridging Science and Community: Think, Create, Innovate!—is organized and partly-subsidized by ADI-SMCS, in partnership with Pueblo Science Team led by co-founder Dr. Mayrose Salvador from University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Also to serve as training facilitators are professors and scientists from the University of Toronto namely: Emina Veletanlic, MSc in Polymers and Materials Chemistry; James Li, PhD in Physical Chemistry with specialization in Nanoengineering; Martin Labrecque, PhD in Computer Engineering; and Stanley Wong, PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Riza Magbitang, MS Chemistry, and Eliza Mae Acode, BS Chemistry Candidate, are also joining the group. The seven will partner with select high school science teachers of ADI-SMCS in the duration of the three-day group workshops, plenary and breakout sessions.