School Principal receives CEM School Leadership Excellence Awards 2017

September 8, 2017 – Dr. Rodilla Tumanda, school principal of Stella Maris Academy of Davao was sent to Edsa Shangri-La, Manila on the occasion of the Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM)’s 39th Anniversary – our school’s partner in providing the best testing materials for our students and the whole educative community.

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It was a delightful day for us as her name was called to award her for this year’s CEM School leadership Excellence Awards for the Mindanao category.

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The school is proud for her achievement as this entails the victory of the school as well.

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She was with our School RCA Sr. Patricia Anna Aragon, F.I. and School Treasurer Sr. Victoria Lim, F.I. during the ceremony. It was in counterpart that the School was also awarded with the Plaque of Appreciation for giving its full support to this prestigious competition.

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Mama Mary’s Birthday Celebrated by the SMAD Community

September 8, 2017 – The Stella Maris Academy of Davao had no class on this day since it was the day of the distribution of report cards and most of all, the Birthday of our loving Mama Mary was celebrated.

In the afternoon, the faculty and staff had their Development Session with Sister Leoly Quitorio, F.I. as their guest speaker.

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It was in this session that Sister Leoly was able to impart Mama Mary’s important role not only to the educative community but most importantly to the Hijas de Jesus Congregation in which the school belongs.

The group was able to celebrate Mama Mary’s birthday through prayers, understanding and writing petitions which were gathered together to be prayed by our beloved F.I. sisters. The community was indeed grateful to this activity which intensified ones’ love for Mama Mary.

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The session ended at 3:00 pm. It was then followed by a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fr. William Cajes.

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The mass ended by 4:30 pm.

Kulminasyon ng Buwan ng Wika

August 29, 2017 – The Stella Maris Academy of Davao Educative community celebrated the Buwan ng Wika with the theme

“Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago”.

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Through this culmination, the students were able to show their support and value in the culture and traditions of the Philippines. The celebration was given importance through the different activities performed and held.  The social skills of the students and their relationship with the community were formed and strengthened. And most importantly, the Filipino language was applied in the various classroom activities being conducted.

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The main highlights of this event were the parade of costumes, various talent performances relating to the celebration such as Balagtasan, Katutubong Sayaw, Malikhaing Pagsasadula, Modern Dance, Singing, etc. and the Larong Pinoy.

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The students indeed enjoyed the celebration in the morning. Classes resumed in the afternoon.

SAINT CANDIDA COLOR RUN 2017

It was last August 27, 2017 (Sunday) when the SMAD Community and registered participants gathered to enjoy an early morning color fun run at SMAD campus. The event was organized by the SMAD-AA (Stella Maris Academy of Davao Alumni Association) united in their Animo  SMAD and inspired by Saint Candida’s virtues which promotes fellowship amongst the Alumni and a healthy lifestyle.

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Everybody gathered as early as 5:00am. The first part was the Zumba at the school grounds while the runners started to gather in front of SMAD gate 2. Gun start for 10km runners was at 5:30 am, while 5:45am for 5km. and 5:50am for 3km.

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After the run, the Zumba session resumed and raffle tickets were made together with other fun activities.

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Everybody had fun and it was a beautiful experience especially for the community members having active healthy lifestyle.

The opening of the Alumni Sports fest with ball games followed the event. The Sports fest ended at 5:00pm.

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SMAD’s unveiling of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus’ Statue

Last August 24, 2017 the SMAD administrators Sr. Patricia Anna T. Aragon, F.I., school RCA with Dr. Rodilla L. Tumanda, Principal welcomed the SMAD-AA (Stella Maris Academy of Davao Alumni Association) Alumni President Dr. Jett Lu who led the ceremonial unveiling of the statue of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus situated at the SMAD Main Gate 2 Lobby.

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Sr. Patricia, in behalf of the SMAD Educative Community thanked the Alumni Association as she received the bust.

Among the present were the SMAD-AA officers and members, Mrs. Annabel Palarca our HR Officer, Mr. Luis Arangoso Jr. our Prefect of Discipline, staff, Pastoral office, and the Hijas de Jesus Sisters.

The event ended with a community singing “In Jesus we have everything, without Him everything is lost.” A similar saying of St. Candida is engraved on the commemorative plate of her pedestal.

Everyday SCMDJ’s statue will now welcome all the Marisians in SMAD.

MOTHER FOUNDRESS DAY CELEBRATION

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It was last August 9, Wednesday when the SMAD Educative community celebrated the Feast day of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus, the Mother Foundress of the Hijas de Jesus Congregation in which the F.I. sisters and our community belong. There was a Holy Mass attended by all members of the community and this year’s invited guests: the SHJ Pastoral leaders of their GKK community. The mass started at 8 o’clock in the morning at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel, beside the school campus. It was presided by Msgr. Paul Cuison.

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After the mass was a short audio-visual presentation by Mrs. Fatima Lyziel Montebon as she impart to the invited guests the life of Saint Candida and the life of our F.I. sisters as a community in the congregation.

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Right after the presentation they proceeded to the school cafeteria for the program of the feast day. Hosted by Mrs. Fatima Lyziel Montebon and Mr. James Harold Lemosnero, there were question and answer portion in which trivia were actively answered by the guests. There were also agape and sharing. Snacks were served and there was a campus tour wherein the guests were able to explore the school and see its facilities.

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The activity ended at 11 o’clock in the morning.

MOTHER FOUNDRESS’ WEEK 2017

August 4, 2017 (Friday) – The SMAD Educative community celebrated the First Friday Mass. In this Eucharistic Celebration, the feast day of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus was also commemorated by the students. The mass was presided by Fr. Cris Alcayde.

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August 6, 2017 (Sunday) – The SMAD Alumni together with the F.I. Sisters, Administrators, Faculty, staff, and students were gathered as they had a special mass for the feast day of Saint Candida Maria de Jesus at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 9 o’clock in the morning. The mass was presided by Msgr. Paul Cuison.

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August 7, 2017 (Monday) – There was a Spiritual Formation session prepared by the F.I. Sisters for the faculty and staff at 1’o clock in the afternoon. It was declared no class for the students on that particular afternoon to pave way to the success of this activity.

The community was divided into two groups: Years 1 to 20 faculty and staff had their session with Sister Catherine Cheong, F.I. – an invited F.I. sister who discussed the life of Saint Candida in a unique and beautiful perspective. There was greatness and gratefulness with this session as the faculty and staff were privileged to know Saint Candida in a more realistic setting.

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On the other hand, the Years 21 and up faculty and staff had their session with Sister Lina Cornelio, F.I. who discussed Discernment and Fraternal Correction. The faculty and staff were also grateful as they were enriched with such wisdom and learning tools to become more equipped in decision making and mending relationships with the school and their families.

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The session ended at 4:20 in the afternoon.

August 8, 2017 (Tuesday) – At 1 o’clock in the afternoon, the students had their “Day with the Poor”. Invited indigent families from neighboring baranggays arrived and were assigned to the classes of Grades 4 to 12. In the classroom, everyone prepared a short program  and meals for them as they were given gifts expressing their generosity and love for the needy.

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SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTHS September to November

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SEPTEMBER 2017

1 Fri        FIRST FRIDAY MASS
1 Fri        BSP INDOOR CAMP: First – Junior and Senior (Day 1)
2 Sat       BSP INDOOR CAMP: First – Junior and Senior (Day 2)
2 Sat       RECOLLECTION: Gr.5 St. Michael / Gr.7 Charity
3 Sun
4 Mon
5 Tue
6 Wed
7 Thu      CONFESSION: Gr.3 Communicants
8 Fri       Mama Mary’s Birthday Celebration
8 Fri       A.M. – REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION: N2 to GR.12
8 Fri       P.M. – Faculty Development Session with Sister Leoly Quitorio, F.I.
9 Sat
10 Sun
11 Mon    2nd UNIT TEST: (Day 1) SHS
12 Tue     2nd UNIT TEST: (Day 2) SHS (Day 1) GS & JHS
13 Wed    2nd UNIT TEST: (Day 3) SHS (Day 2) GS & JHS
14 Thu     2nd UNIT TEST: (Day 4) SHS (Day 3) GS & JHS
15 Fri       2nd UNIT TEST: (Day 5) SHS (Day 4) GS & JHS
15 Fri       1ST PTA Homeroom Meeting
15 Fri       MATH & SCIENCE Day Camp (Day 1): JHS
16 Sat      MATH & SCIENCE Day Camp (Day 2): JHS (Day 1) GS
16 Sat      RECOLLECTION: Gr.7 Chastity /Courage Gr.4 St. Dominic
17 Sun     RECOLLECTION: Gr.3 PARENTS
18 Mon   MBTI Test: Grade 11
19 Tue
20 Wed   SMAD INTRAMURALS 2017
21 Thu     SMAD INTRAMURALS 2017
22 Fri      SMAD INTRAMURALS 2017
23 Sat      FIRST COMMUNION: Grade 3
23 Sat      SCOUTS DAY CAMP: Gr.2 KAB & Star Scouts
23 Sat      MATH & SCIENCE Tree Planting: JHS
23 Sat      RECOLLECTION: Gr.7 Faith / Fortitude Gr.4 St. James
24 Sun
25 Mon
26 Tue
27 Wed    FEAST OF STELLA MARIS
27 Wed    CEAP CONVENTION
28 Thu     CEAP CONVENTION
29 Fri       CEAP CONVENTION
29 Fri       PACT/POIS Test: Gr.9
29 Fri       CSAT: Gr.12
30 Sat       GSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior – Gr. 5 and 6
30 Sat       RECOLLECTION: Gr.8 Hope / Honesty Gr. 4 St. Francis of Assisi
* PTA Bloodletting               * Camp Rally
* DACS Meet                         * BSP Jamboree

SELF DISCIPLINE

 

OCTOBER 2017

1 Sun
2 Mon        LAUNCHING: Rosary & Mission Month
2 Mon        DAT: Grade 11
3 Tue        LAUNCHING: United Nation
4 Wed
5 Thu        SMAD EDUCATORS’ DAY
5 Thu        HOLY MASS
6 Fri
7 Sat
8 Sun
9 Mon        2ND PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 1) SHS 1ST PT: (Day1)N1
10 Tue        2ND PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 2) SHS (Day 1) GS&JHS 1ST PT: (Day2)N1
11 Wed       2ND PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 3) SHS (Day 2) GS&JHS 1ST PT: (Day3)N1
12 Thu        2ND PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 4) SHS (Day 3) GS&JHS 1ST PT: (Day4)N1
13 Fri          2ND PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 5) SHS (Day 4) GS&JHS 1ST PT: (Day5)N1
14 Sat         PRE-SCHOOL FUN DAY
14 Sat         RECOLLECTION: Gr.8 Humility/Integrity Gr.4 St. Joseph
15 Sun
16 Mon
17 Tue        Career Tour: Gr.11
18 Wed
19 Thu        PAASCU VISIT: RE-SURVEY – GRADE SCHOOL
20 Fri         PAASCU VISIT: RE-SURVEY – GRADE SCHOOL
21 Sat         RECOLLECTION: Gr.8 Generosity Gr.9 Love Gr.4 St. Matthew
21 Sat         SCOUTS DAY CAMP: Gr.3 KAB & Star Scouts
22 Sun
23 Mon      CAREER DAY: Grade 10
24 Tue       CAREER DAY: Grade 12
25 Wed      CULMINATION: Rosary & Mission Month
26 Thu       CULMINATION: United Nation
27 Fri          S E M E S T R A L V A C A T I O N
28 Sat
29 Sun
30 Mon
31 Tue        Special Non-working Day (in observance of All Souls’ Day)
* PTA Socials Night

love for mary

 

NOVEMBER 2017

1 Wed        All Saints’ Day
2 Thu        All Souls’ Day
3 Fri
4 Sat
5 Sun
6 Mon
7 Tue         C L A S S E S R E S U M E
8 Wed       LAUNCHING: Mindanao Week for Peace / Christmas Fund Drive
9 Thu
10 Fri        REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION: N1, GS, JHS, SHS
11 Sat
12 Sun
13 Mon      3rd UNIT TEST: (Day 1) SHS (Day 1) GS & JHS 2ND P.T.: (Day 1) N2 & K
14 Tue       3rd UNIT TEST: (Day 2) SHS (Day 1) GS & JHS 2ND P.T.: (Day 2) N2 & K
15 Wed      3rd UNIT TEST: (Day 3) SHS (Day 2) GS & JHS 2ND P.T.: (Day 3) N2 & K
16 Thu       3rd UNIT TEST: (Day 4) SHS (Day 3) GS & JHS 2ND P.T.: (Day 4) N2 & K
17 Fri         3rd UNIT TEST: (Day 5) SHS (Day 4) GS & JHS 2ND P.T.: (Day 5) N2 & K
17 Fri         BSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior and Senior (Day 1)
17 Fri         Peace Camp (Day 1)
18 Sat        BSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior and Senior (Day 2)
18 Sat        Peace Camp (Day 2)
18 Sat        RECOLLECTION: Gr.9 Joy / Loyalty
19 Sun       RECOLLECTION: Confirmand’s Parents
20 Mon     NATIONAL BOOK WEEK
21 Tue
22 Wed     CONFESSION: Gr.6 Confirmands
23 Thu
24 Fri         2nd PTA Homeroom Meeting
24 Fri         GSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior – Gr.4 (Day 1)
25 Sat         GSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior – Gr.4 (Day 2)
25 Sat         RECOLLECTION: Gr.9 Modesty / Justice
25 Sat         CONFIRMATION: Grade 6
26 Sun        PTA Advent Recollection
27 Mon
28 Tue
29 Wed
30 Thu       Regular Holiday: Bonifacio Day
* GSP Council wide Camping

love for god