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A short bulletin this week as we finish
for our Easter break. I wasn’t going to
write one but I feel compelled to do so after such a wonderful set of results
(for the most part) from last weekend’s IASAS Season 3 tournaments. Thanks to Mr. Pekin for the following
Season 3 IASAS has concluded with some
outstanding results from our Bearcat athletes and hard-working coaches. A big
thanks to all the coaching staff for their dedication and efforts this past
weekend and throughout the season.
Boys Golf GOLD (1st time ever to win gold at Golf) Jed Dy Gr 9. Won boys individual GOLD shooting 72 and 71 in stroke play Girls Golf SILVER Boys Baseball SILVER Girls Softball 4th place Boys Track & Field GOLD Girls Track & Field 4th place Girls Badminton 5th Boys Badminton 6th
Track Medalists: Girls Javelin SILVER Juju Lapus Boys Triple Jump BRONZE Marco Dyens Boys 100m SILVER Sam Hobbins Gold/Tim Troetschel Boys 400m hurdles BRONZE William Fermanis Girls High Jump SILVER Johanna Olafsson Boys Shot Put SILVER Dhendup Dorjee Gold/Matt Kelly Boys 200m BRONZE Sam Hobbins Gold/Tim Troetschel Boys 4×100 relay GOLD (C.Kluck/W.Fermanis/T.Troetschel/S.Hobbins) Girls Discus GOLD Nicole Manalac Boys 400m SILVER Sam Hobbins Girls 100m hurdles SILVER Ysabel Del Fierro Boys 110m hurdles BRONZE Tim Troetschel Boys Discus GOLD Matt Kelly Girls Triple Jump GOLD Riho Kasai Boys 1600m Medley SILVER (C.Kluck/M.Dyens/S.Hermans/S.Hobbins) Girls Long Jump GOLD Riho Kasai Boys High Jump SILVER Jared Fermanis Girls Shot Put BRONZE Imaya Jeffries Girls 4x400m relay SILVER (R.Kasai/Y.Del Fierro/A.Daniels/M.Georgy) Boys 4x400m relay GOLD (C.Kluck/W.Fermanis/T.Troetschel/S.Hobbins)
ISM School Record Breakers: Boys 4×800 Relay (A.Beuerle/S.Jeffrey/T.Lwin/S.Hermans) 8:32.49 Boys 1500m Alex Beuerle 4:20.14 Boys 4×400 Relay (C.Kluck/W.Fermanis/T.Troetschel/S.Hobbins) 3:31.09
The final HS sports awards for our S3
teams will be held April 24th 5:30pm at the FAT.
And with that, I wish you all a restful
and relaxing Easter long-weekend.
Monday afternoon was our annual serving of
100% Dance in the FAT. Once again, the
Dance Co. dancers put on a wonderful display of their talents with many genres
of dance from ballet to body-popping on display. Thanks as always, to Yek Barlongay for
bringing the best out of the students and of course thanks to the students for
such a fantastic show. Also a shout-out
goes to Sandro and Bernardo who were the comedy act between performances that
allowed time for the dancers to transition and change.
Sports fans, keep up to date with all the S3 IASAS action via the links below. Tournaments will run Thursday through Saturday this week. Best wishes to all our traveling coaches and athletes.
As I write this bulletin, we have started
strong in Jakarta in the Golf with the boys in 1st and the girls in 2nd after
day one. Also a strong start in Taipei
for our Track and Field teams overall 2nd and 3rd for
boys and girls respectively – and some individual and team medals already
starting to roll in. Not so strong a
start for the Badminton and Softball/Baseball, but there is still time for them
to up their games during day 2. I’ll summarize all our sporting achievements in
next week’s bulletin. GO BEARCATS!
Looking forward to next week. On Tuesday we have the Finale Concert for
Strings, Band and Choir in the Fine Arts Theater at 5:00pm. From 5:00 to 5:30 you will have another
chance to see and hear our octets that performed at the IASAS Cultural
Convention last month, then the main event of the Finale Concert will start at
Next Wednesday is the Robotics Maker
Faire, all day in the Little Theater.
Come along and satisfy your inner-geek.
There are always some impressive inventions and contraptions on display
that will delight and amaze you.
And with that, I wish you all a restful
and relaxing weekend.
I start this week with a big thank-you to
the High School Counseling team that provided so much information in Tuesday’s High School Parent Coffee. Some great information regarding the college
admission process, consent, healthy relationships and self-advocacy and the
move from Naviance to Cialfo. I’ve
decided that all I need to do to pull in a big crowd at our monthly parent
coffees is to add the word “College” to the agenda and you flock here in your
droves! I mentioned this to our
Elementary Assistant Principal this week who is going to use the title “ISM
Preschool – preparing your child for Harvard” for their next ES Parent Coffee
in the hope that they too can drive up numbers (joke lang!). Seriously though, thanks to the 150+ parents
that came to school on Tuesday morning – I do hope that you found the session
informative and useful. Well done ISM
Counseling team – Yay! Here’s the link to my presentation.
Next a plug for you to promote this year’s
Prom with your Grade 11 and/or Grade 12 child.
Prom tickets went on sale last Monday, April 1st and the new online
reservation system has produced some promising early sales – it is always an
anxiety-raising time for our Grade 11 Grade Level Coordinator, Ms. Waldock, as
we have had to pay upfront for the Fairmont Makati on April 24th. Fingers crossed we can sell the required
number of tickets to break even (and perhaps raise a little extra which will go
to our service partners). Prom is just a
lovely evening and every year (for the past 10 years now) I have thoroughly
enjoyed seeing our students dressed to the nines and enjoying themselves in a
different setting to school. Thanks for
The PCA International Night was absolutely fantastic again this
year. My sides were splitting at the ISM
teachers attempting to convince the audience that there is anything at all
cultured about Great Britain’s dancing traditions – they were brilliant – well
done to them and all the parents that participated. Some of the slide presentations behind the
dancers made me want to go explore some parts of the world as yet unvisited and
the finale dance by Team-India saw our incumbent PCA President, Simran
Uttamchandani elegantly elevate to end the whole concert – with sparks flying
out of her head. It was fantastic. Well done PCA for another spectacular evening
of culture and food.
A big thank-you also to the Grade 12
parents and Grade 12 PCA reps for the wine and cheese afternoon that they
organized on Thursday as a thank-you to our teachers of the senior class for
the work that they have done in preparing the batch for the wider world and
particularly for the work that they have done with college recommendations
etc. Well done!
Sports fans, a bit quieter this week on campus….
Saturday April 6th & Sunday April 7th **High School Baseball away games on Saturday and Sunday at Sto. Nino/Brent
Saturday April 6th **Softball team practice games at ISM from 11am **Track & Field team training at ISM from 8:30-10:30am **HS Varsity badminton teams practice games at ISM **Golf team final practice at Mt. Malarayat.
And with that, I wish you all a restful
and relaxing weekend.
week in High School has been “Smile Week”.
Each year, the ISM chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) raises
funds for Operation Smile (http://www.operationsmile.org.ph/), a world renowned charitable
organization that performs hundreds of operations each year on children born
with cleft lips and/or cleft palates.
The operations are absolutely life-changing; doctors from around the world
donate their time to perform these operations.
The overhead costs of each operation is Php15,000 and we are asking each
homeroom (or pair of homerooms) to donate so that they can fund as many
operations as possible again this year.
There have been, of course, other fund-raising activities this
week. I will keep you posted on the
total sum raised and the number of operations funded in a future bulletin. Well done NHS! Fantastic!
Next Tuesday, April 2nd, will be the final high school parent coffee of the year at 7:30am in the Little Theater. The High School Counseling team will be following this agenda:
• Counseling team updates • College admissions – the process • College admissions – ISM results • College admissions – scandal in the US • Cialfo demonstration – Naviance replacement • Grade 12 student workshops –Sexual consent –Healthy relationships –Self-advocacy
Looks like there will be something
interesting for everyone, so please come along.
See you on Tuesday.
Calling all sports fans! What’s going on this weekend (and next week
Saturday March 30th –ISM Track meet (MS/HS track teams and guest teams – starts 8am, finishes approx. 3:30pm) –HS Badminton teams practice games at MS/HS gyms –Softball invitational finals at MS field –HS Golf team away at Alabang –HS Baseball away at Sta Nino dbl header vs Ateneo/Smokey Mtn
Wednesday April 3rd –Season 3 IASAS send-off assembly & lunch
Wednesday April 10th –IASAS teams depart – T&F at Taipei, Baseball & Softball at Bangkok, Badminton & Golf at Jakarta
Thursday -Saturday, April 11th to 13th –S3 IASAS Championships
Next week, the French Honor Society (FHS) will be
celebrating their annual main event – La Semaine de la Francophonie
(Francophone week). Celebrating and educating the student body on French food,
customs and culture. There are a number of fun cultural activities planned for
each day of next week, including: mask-making, French Pictionary, a Francophone
buffet and a courtyard concert.
April is Autism awareness month and the elementary,
middle, and high school have dedicated this week to celebrate the diversity in
the ISM community. The counseling team, together with our Student Ambassadors
and SENIA reps (Special Education Network in Asia) have been educating students
about communities they tend to be misinformed about, as well as promoting the
increased understanding and acceptance of people on the autism spectrum. Join us for some fun activities to learn more
about Autism Spectrum Disorder and win some tasty prizes! April 1st to 5th,
during lunch, outside the Kantina.
And with that, I wish you all a restful and relaxing