Ms. Brenelli Francisco
Isidoreans once again displayed their talents, abilities, and passion at the Malolos City Private Schools Association (MACIPRISA) Meet 2023 held at the Centro Escolar Integrated School (CIS), City of Malolos, Bulacan on November 28-30, 2023. The annual MACIPRISA Meet, a much-anticipated event by private schools in Malolos, has been postponed for a few years due to the pandemic. However, this hasn't stopped students from various private schools—particularly our beloved Isidoreans—from showcasing their talents.
Isidore teaching partners who also served as coaches, joined the opening parade from Malolos Sports and Convention Center (MSCC) to CIS. The school joined the Cultural Events, Academic Events, and Athletic Events. With or without medals, the entire Isidore community takes pride in the skills the following Isidoreans have shown in their respective events: Astrid Jei M. Isla - 1st place (Tula - Preschool), Jazzmine Zofia B. Ramos - 1st place (Interpretative Reading - Level 2), Reese Oona B. Pascual - 1st place (Math - Level 1), Sofia Summer T. Castro - 2nd place (Poster Making - Level 2), Shanley Anton E. Lucas - 2nd place (Tula - Level 2), Miguel Edgardo H. Cadampog - 2nd place (Vocal Solo - Preschool), Mavie Rhiana L. De Belen - 3rd Place (Math - Level 2), Jhaiver Axel L. Paulo - 4th place (Science Level 1), Clara Ysabel D. Gacad - 5th place (Declamation - Preschool), Julian F. Venturina - 5th place (General Information - Level 2), Zion Rhoeanne P. Delos Santos - 5th place (Poster Making - Preschool), Ethan Bryant C. Villegas - 6th place (Science - Level 1), Mai Jillian A. Conejero - 6th place (Science - Level 2), Jeus Raphael C. Esparagosa (Spelling - Level 1), Kristine Hayley R. Fajardo - 8th place (Poster Making - Level 1), Felix Andrei Jr. B. Co - 10th place (Spelling - Level 2), Ricka Joy S. Del Rosario - 10th place (Tula - Level 1), Surio, Larah Dennise O. Surio - 10th place (Vocal Solo - Level 2), and Zedric Johan R. Ablaza and Ezekiel Kyleigh G. Francisco - participants (Chess - Level 2).
Meanwhile, without the help of their parents and guardians, as well as the commitment of their coaches to mentor and inspire them to reach their greatest potential, the learners' accomplishment would not have been possible. The coaches for this year's Isidore MACIPRISA Meet are: Mary Rose DJ. Caparas (Tula - PS, Vocal Solo - PS, Declamation - PS, Poster Making), Mary Ann Nicole B. Matic (Interpretative Reading - Level 2), Rowena G. Castro (Math - Level 1), Abigail A. Laderas and Sir Nemencio Macapugay (Poster Making - Level 1 and Level 2), Adrian R. Fuertes (Tula - Level 2), Neneth C. Manga (Math - Level 2), Erika R. Reyes (Science - Level 1), Winston DC. Santos (General Information - Level 2), Dreamy Rose C. Payumo (Science - Level 1), Mikaellah B. Abundo (Science - Level 2), Marie Kris A. Lopez (Spelling - Level 1), Brenelli S. Francisco (Spelling - Level 2), Marjorie P. Fajardo (Tula - Level 1), Yolly Claire P. Contreras (Vocal Solo - Level 2), and Jocelyn G. Dalusung (Chess - Level 2).
The achievements of our young champions participating in the MACIPRISA Meet this year are something that the entire Isidore community is proud of.
Sir Adrian Fuertes
Unleashing abilities, introducing the roles of the leaders, and captivating the passion of young Isidoreans were the main objectives of the event. The leadership training seminar with the theme "Leadership @ Isidore” was conducted on Saturday, October 21, 2023. The training session began with a prayer, followed by the singing of the national anthem led by the selected learners. The presence of all grade levels, organizations, and club leaders is warmly welcomed and appreciated. "Dine In and Take Out” is the first activity for that day, spearheaded by T. Dreamy C. Payumo. The activity highlights all participants' time, effort, and involvement, as well as the learnings and abilities they gained at the end of the session.
To achieve the objectives of the leadership training seminar, T. Arcelita J. Gaspar offered her time and effort to share her knowledge, skills, and expertise as one of the leaders in Isidore. T. Archie talked about “Roles and Responsibilities in One’s Life." She used the well-known characters in the SpongeBob SquarePants as the illustration of her discussion.
Numbers make the learners feel exhausted, but the “Numbers Game,” led by T. Mikaellah B. Abunto allows them to form numbers in a fun way while testing their communication skills, teamwork, and trust. "Human Bingo '' is one of the exciting and fun activities during the training seminar facilitated by. T. Mary Rose D.J. Caraparas. It becomes a tremendous chance to learn about the values and characteristics of our young leaders while having fun. Critical thinking and decision-making skills are the main goals of the “Survival Skills” activity. T. Jocelyn Dalusung scrutinizes the critical thinking and decision-making skills of each participant by giving them a situation. Trust is an important ingredient in a successful team. To exhibit the trust of all the participants, “Back to Back Drawing” is fitted on it. T. Mary Nicole Ann Matic executed the last activity.
During the processing and sharing, Isidoreans are very eager to share their new learning and the values that they have unleashed. Their experiences, words of encouragement, and enjoyment can light up their passion and skills in leadership.
Teaching and non-teaching partners as well as Isidoreans attended the Teachers' Day event at Isidore on Thursday, October 5, 2023. The Supreme Pupil Government Officers, under the direction of their advisor, Sir Adrian R. Fuertes, arranged a program to kick off the celebration.
To entertain the audience, members of various organizations in the school showcased their talents. A brief stage play illustrating how a teacher's instilled knowledge may take root in learners' hearts and blossom into a multitude of opportunities as they pursue success in their chosen fields was presented by actors and actresses from the Isidore Theater Guild. The Dance Troupe members also gave a dance performance as a way of thanking the teachers for their unwavering support. Following the dance performance, members of the Speech Club performed a speech choir to express their gratitude to their teachers. A standout feature of the program is the personalized message that select learners write to each teacher.
The crowd's heartfelt rendition of "You are the Reason," with special emphasis on the chorus "It was you, you are the reason I'm here today. I followed my heart just like you. You changed my life and I want to say, my world is much brighter with you," is the perfect way to cap off the program.
That day, the regard of the School Parent Teacher Association was also felt and displayed. Moreover, the teaching and non-teaching partners were also treated to a sumptuous lunch provided by the administration.
Indeed, it's great to celebrate Teachers' Day the Isidore way!
Following the conclusion of the Student Pupil Government (SPG) elections on Friday, September 22, 2023, a new generation of Isidorean leaders was chosen. Before the election, candidates from the Progressive Party and the Dynamic Party ran a three-day campaign to introduce themselves to Isidoreans, share their platforms, and highlight their leadership potential. They were aided in this endeavor by their advisers, Teacher Erika Reyes and Sir Ronald Valencia. Class advisers from every grade level led the actual voting process on election day. Following the casting of all votes, Sir Adrian Fuertes and the faculty members completed the vote tallying.
The Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) Election victors were declared on Monday, September 25, 2023, during the Flag Ceremony. The school principal, Teacher Arcelita J. Gaspar, the teachers, and the in-attendance Isidoreans invited the chosen SPG Officers for the 2023–2024 school year forward and congratulated them.
Here's the list of the SPG Officers for SY 2023-2024:
President: Tan, Daphne Angelyn L.
Vice President: Lorenzo, Zoe Hikari
Secretary: Olana, Chaniel Alexah L.
Historian: Gonzales, Sabrina Angela
Isidoreans' involvement in the election of the new set of school leaders provided them with an additional chance to influence their learning settings, acquire useful leadership experience, and enhance the school community. Way to go Isidoreans and SPG champs!
Creative Isidoreans impressively completed their arts and music classes which call for a celebration of the harmonious culmination of arts and music. After the fun and engaging Arts and Music classes facilitated by Sir Nemencio Macapugay, the Isidore artists and musicians showcased their works and performances at the Arts and Music Class Culminating Day on July 10, 2023, Monday at Isidore de Seville Integrated School.
The Isidore artists take center stage to display their picturesque activities. The room was transformed into a gallery filled with eye-catching artworks representing a range of colors and forms. Throughout the process of accomplishing their masterpieces, learners were allowed to improve their skills and develop their love for the arts.
On the other hand, Isidore musicians illuminate the stage with the rich diversity of the sound each string instrument can produce. The ukulele, guitar, and violin are among the instruments they played, which amplified moments of joy to the audience in the venue.
It's important to remember the beauty of music and the arts in a world that frequently seems to be centered on gadgets and the internet. The Music and Arts Class was introduced because Isidore understands the importance of creative expression for our Isidoreans, as young as they are.
Graduation isn't the end; it's the start of something new, a chance to explore unexplored territory, keep growing and learning, and create a future that's both individually and socially meaningful. Congratulations, Isidore Graduates Batch 2022-2023! Once and Isidorean, always an Isidorean!
Isidore de Seville Integrated School is now home to the first and official Philippine Robotics Academy (PRA) in the City of Malolos, Bulacan. PRA is a certified center for robotics excellence in the Philippines.
On March 17, 2023, Ms. Ann Marie S. Bartolome, School Administrator, with Teacher Arcelita J. Gaspar, School Principal, and Felta's Representative, Ms. Nani Villanueva, signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Felta Multi-Media Inc., the pioneer and leader in Robotics Education in the Philippines. The MOA signing officially makes Isidore de Seville Integrated School the first and only school in the City of Malolos, Bulacan to have a Philippine Robotics Academy.
Isidore began robotics in 2012, but now, with the school's partnership with FELTA, 2023 offers a greater deal of learning opportunities. Robotics integration into the learning program through the LEGO Education solutions from Kinder 2 to Grade 6 can help develop learners' ability to solve problems and provide varied solutions. It will also allow Isidoreans to build and explore, hone their visual communication skills, enhance lifelong learning patterns, improve social interactions, and achieve effective incorporation of knowledge through realistic learning experiences.
Having PRA as the newest addition to Isidore also lays the groundwork for every Isidorean to be a part of the Philippine Robotics Olympiad and FLL Philippines, where learners have the opportunity to be part of the Philippine Robotics National Team and compete in the world's largest and most prestigious robotics competitions.
It's no wonder that children are akin to exploring, playing, and tinkering with intriguing discoveries. Isidore intends to assist learners in channeling their innate curiosity and creativity into something that could lead to their rewarding careers in the future, now even made more possible by having PRA in school.
As a basic education institution, Isidore has always been committed to delivering a learner-centered, performance-based, and progressive education.
Isidore de Seville is a basic education institution dedicated to producing learners with integrity, honor, and excellence, equipped with ICT-enhanced skills and values whcih will empower them to actively and positively contribute to the changing world.