There will be no class tomorrow, Sept. 21, 2017. Classes
resume on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 for the continuation of the
SMAD Intramurals 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.
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.
The school is proud for her achievement as this entails the victory of the school as well.
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.
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.
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.
The session ended at 3:00 pm. It was then followed by a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fr. William Cajes.
The mass ended by 4:30 pm.
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.
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.
After the run, the Zumba session resumed and raffle tickets were made together with other fun activities.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
2 Mon LAUNCHING: Rosary & Mission Month
2 Mon DAT: Grade 11
3 Tue LAUNCHING: United Nation
5 Thu SMAD EDUCATORS’ DAY
5 Thu HOLY MASS
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
17 Tue Career Tour: Gr.11
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
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
31 Tue Special Non-working Day (in observance of All Souls’ Day)
* PTA Socials Night
1 Wed All Saints’ Day
2 Thu All Souls’ Day
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
10 Fri REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION: N1, GS, JHS, SHS
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
22 Wed CONFESSION: Gr.6 Confirmands
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
30 Thu Regular Holiday: Bonifacio Day
* GSP Council wide Camping
3 Sat NEW STUDENTS: Orientation Day
10 Sat NEW PARENTS: Orientation Day
12 Mon Regular Holiday : Commemoration for Independence Day
14 Wed FIRST DAY OF CLASS: Grade 1 to 10 / Class Advisory Orientation
15 Thu FIRST DAY OF CLASS: Grade 11 and 12
15 Thu CLUB/ORGANIZATION SCREENING: JHS/SHS
16 Fri MASS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
16 Fri CLUB/ORGANIZATION SCREENING: GS
19 Mon ELECTION OF CLASS OFFICERS: GS, JHS, SHS
19 Mon ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS: JHS (A.M.)
20 Tue FIRST DAY OF CLASS: Nursery 2 and Kindergarten
20 Tue FORMATION: GSSC / HSSC
21 Wed FIRST DAY OF CLASS: Nursery 1
21 Wed ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS: Grades 1 to 3
23 Fri PTA Homeroom Organization
23 Fri ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS: Grades 4 to 6
24 Sat BIBLE QUIZ (A.M.)
26 Mon CAMPAIGN: GSSC / HSSC (room to room)
27 Tue A.M. – MEETING DE AVANCE – GS
27 Tue P.M. – MEETING DE AVANCE – JHS
28 Wed ELECTION of Officers: GSSC / HSSC
29 Thu Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
30 Fri GSP TRAINING: Cadet’s Leadership (Day 1)
1 Sat GSP TRAINING: Cadet’s Leadership (Day 2)
1 Sat LEADERSHIP TRAINING: Grades 4 to 10
1 Sat RECOLLECTION : Grade 12
3 Mon LAUNCHING: Nutrition Month
7 Fri FIRST FRIDAY MASS
8 Sat GSP TRAINING: Junior Leadership
8 Sat SPECIAL CLASS: Kinder Parents
10 Mon 1ST UNIT TEST: (Day 1) SHS
11 Tue 1ST UNIT TEST: (Day 2) SHS (Day 1) GS & JHS
12 Wed 1ST UNIT TEST: (Day 3) SHS (Day 2) GS & JHS
13 Thu 1ST UNIT TEST: (Day 4) SHS (Day 3) GS & JHS
14 Fri 1ST UNIT TEST: (Day 5) SHS (Day 4) GS & JHS
14 Fri GSP INDOOR CAMP: Senior (Day1)
15 Sat GSP INDOOR CAMP: Senior (Day2)
15 Sat RECOLLECTION: Grade 11
15 Sat GSP INVESTITURE: Practice – Star Scouts
15 Sat SPECIAL CLASS: N1 & N2 Parents
15 Sat RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 1)
16 Sun RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 2)
18 Tue OLSAT: Grade 4
18 Tue GSP INVESTITURE: General Rehearsal
19 Wed OLSAT: Grade 9
20 Thu GSP INVESTITURE: Ceremony -A.M. Junior & Cadette Scouts/ P.M. Star Scouts
22 Sat RECOLLECTION: Gr.6 St. Elizabeth / St. Francis Xavier
22 Sat BSP INVESTITURE: Practice – KAB, Junior, and Senior Scouts
22 Sat RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 1)
23 Sun RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 2)
23 Sun PTA General Assembly
24 Mon SSHA TEST: Grade 7
24 Mon SHS COOK FEST: STEM Students
25 Tue BSP INVESTITURE: General Rehearsal
26 Wed BSP INVESTITURE: Ceremony – A.M. Junior & Senior Scouts/ P.M. KAB Scouts
28 Fri CULMINATION: Nutrition Month
28 Fri Faculty Development on the life of Saint Ignatius de Loyola
29 Sat RECOLLECTION: Gr.6 St. Ignatius de Loyola/ St. Lorenzo Ruiz
29 Sat RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 1)
30 Sun RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 2)
30 Sun FREE CLINIC
1 Tue LAUNCHING: Buwan ng Wika at Katutubo ng Mindanaw
3 Thu Adopt – A – Child: Grades 1 and 2
4 Fri FIRST FRIDAY MASS
4 Fri A Day with Kuya Seminarians: Grade 3
5 Sat RECOLLECTION: Gr.6 St. Therese/ Gr.5 St. Ma. Goretti
5 Sat SCOUTS DAY CAMP: Gr.1 KAB and STAR Scouts
5 Sat RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 1)
6 Sun RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 2)
7 Mon TRIDUUM PRAYER for Saint Candida Maria de Jesus
8 Tue TRIDUUM PRAYER for Saint Candida Maria de Jesus
8 Tue A Day with the Poor
9 Wed MOTHER FOUNDRESS’ DAY Celebration
9 Wed HOLY MASS with our Brothers and Sisters
14 Mon 1ST PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 1) N2, Kinder, SHS (Day 1) GS & JHS
15 Tue 1ST PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 2) N2, Kinder, SHS (Day 2) GS & JHS
16 Wed 1ST PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 3) N2, Kinder, SHS (Day 3) GS & JHS
17 Thu 1ST PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 4) N2, Kinder, SHS (Day 4) GS & JHS
18 Fri 1ST PERIODICAL TEST: (Day 5) N2, Kinder, SHS
19 Sat BSP DAY CAMP: KAB Scouts – Gr.1 and 2
19 Sat RECOLLECTION: Gr. 5 St. Benedict / St. Thomas
21 Mon Special Non-working Day: Ninoy Aquino Day
22 Tue FAB-C TEST: Grade 5
23 Wed BAR-ON TEST: Grade 8
24 Thu BAR-ON TEST: Grade 8
25 Fri GSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior Gr.5 and Gr.6 (Day 1)
26 Sat GSP INDOOR CAMP: Junior Gr.5 and Gr.6 (Day 2)
26 Sat RECOLLECTION: Gr.5 St. Anthony / St. Bernadette
26 Sat RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 1)
27 Sun RETREAT: Gr.10 (Day 2)
27 Sun Saint Candida Run 2017
28 Mon Regular Holiday: National Heroes Day
31 Thu CULMINATION: Buwan ng Wika at Katutubo ng Mindanaw
The faculty and staff had a wonderful experience last July 13, 2017 (Thursday) as Sister Lee Uera, F.I. gave a resonating session of Music and Prayer. The session started at 1:00 pm.
She was introduced by Dr. Rodilla Tumanda, our school principal.
This unique spiritual exercise was truly enjoyed by the faculty and staff as they were able to sing selected bible verses and Saint Candida’s inspirational sayings, convert their personally selected secular songs into personal encounter with God , and even learn how to compose or make a song out of a selected bible verse. Through music and singing, they were also able to do praying. This was the goal of the session. They ended at 4:00 pm.
The Parents – Teachers Association had their General Assembly last July 23, 2017 (Sunday) at the Sky Gym. It was participated by school Administrators, PTA Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and Parents.
The first part was the business meeting which started at 8:00 in the morning.
There was an opening prayer led by Mrs. Lezel Picardal then followed by the singing of the National anthem and School Hymn.
The Welcome address was delivered by Sister Patricia Anna Aragon, F.I. School RCA.
Good Morning everyone and welcome to Stella Maris Academy of Davao.
It is of great importance for us that you have come to this particular gathering that has something to do with the school life of your child. Once again, we emphasize on the value of collaboration between home and school and the significance of your involvement in the life of your child is vital and essential.
On a personal note, let me share some thoughts with you with what is happening around us – As I watched and hear the news of the heart breaking events in our country and how many people are dying especially children who are rob of their future – I can not help but feel sorry for our loss. It brings me to question my motivation in all that I do and also a great revelation that life is fragile and precious. But ultimately in connection with our school, it challenges us to give the best to the children who are here with us. How blessed are they to have parents like you who will not only assure them of good education but a future life filled with love and understanding. If some concern will surface or should we face difficult situations in the future, I hope this will not divide us but rather give us the opportunity to unite and find solutions. Let our partnership be a positive contribution to our country and let peace have the last word even in our small community here in SMAD.
This morning, we shall nominate parents for the board for school year 2017-2018. They will commit to work for the PTA and render service to the school. I am aware that positions like these are often unnoticed, but Christian leadership and following is a special call that draws you to a kind of service that the reward can not be seen by others but very much recognized by God. May we be encouraged to join in this endeavor.
For those who have served the association for the past year- thank you for the service you have extended. To all those who planned and prepared for this General Assembly today – the Board, other Parents, teachers and to our maintenance staff – thank you !
Let us know the role we play in this particular stage of our children’s life and how we can be of gentle support to their daily tasks of study instead
of extending subtle pressure or expectations that can create unwelcome anxiety and burden. In this digital world that we live in, we are asked to understand their unique world but also to guide them in the basics of life that will never change. Ultimately, we aim at developing their capacities and potentials at its best and always to put them to use for the service of others and God. We want them to learn how to live life and conquer their fears not only with confidence in their academic standing and achievements but even more important is the security of being well grounded and knowing where these gifts come from.
May this gathering remind us to cooperate with the Giver of whatever our children hold and to put in mind that we have come today because we want to be active agents in the academic life of our children and to support them in the most positive way we can.
Lastly, allow me to remind all of us that we are celebrating the year of the Parish – communion of communities. As one family, let us extend our participation and unity with our respective parishes and be involved in the life and the mission of the church.
Thank you for coming. Thank you for listening. Maraming Salamat po!
Dr. Gilbert Arendain delivered his President’s Message right after.
The Committee representatives had presented their reports for SY 2016 – 2017’s year-round activities.
Mr. Nathaniel Theodore Magalona for the Outreach and Socials Committee
Mr. Carlo Fuerzas for the Family Day Committee
Mrs. Katherine Uy for the Students, Teachers, Parents’ Welfare Committee
Mrs. Lezel Picardal for the Spiritual and Liturgical Committee
Mrs. Annabel Palarca for the Homeroom Committee
And the treasurer’s report was delivered by Mrs. Sharmila Ong
The Nomination was facilitated by Ms. Rhodora Edullantes.
There were few questions raised and they were addressed promptly by the administration.
The nomination of the PTA – BOT for this school year was facilitated by Mr. Jeffrey Alvarez.
There was a 15-minute break after the nomination.
A Eucharistic Celebration was held right after the assembly presided by Fr. Sherwin Valenzuela, RCJ.
It started at 10:00 am and ended at around 11:30 am.
The Master of the Ceremony is Ms. Madel Catre.
3 (Fri) …………… FIRST FRIDAY MASS
3-4 (Fri-Sat) …………… Outdoor Camp : GSP Junior
4 (Sat) …………… PTA Family Fun Day
5 (Sun) …………… 19th SMEMCO Anniversary
6-9 (Mon-Thu) …………… English Week : Grade School & Junior High School
11 (Sat) …………… Scout’s Festival
13 (Mon) …………… DT English – Kinder
14 (Tue) …………… DT Math – Kinder
15 (Wed) …………… DT English & Math – Grades 1 to 3
16 (Thu) …………… DT Science & Filipino – Grades 1 to 3
17 (Fri) …………… DT English & Math – Grades 4 to 6
18 (Sat) …………… JS PROMENADE
20 (Mon) …………… DT Science & Filipino – Grades 4 to 6
20-24 (Mon-Fri) …………… FINAL EXAMINATION : Nursery 1, Nursery 2, and Kinder
21 (Tue) …………… DT English & Math – Grades 7 to 10
…………… DT Science – Grades 7 to 10
…………… DT Filipino – Grades 7 to 8
…………… Club Culmination : Grades 1 to 3
…………… Annual Math Quiz Bee
…………… GRACE K -12 – Araling Panlipunan
…………… Club Culmination : Junior High School
24 (Fri) …………… Club Culmination : Grades 4 to 6
25 (Sat) …………… Special Non-working day : Edsa Revolution
28-Mar.3 (Tue-Fri) …………… FOURTH PERIODICAL TEST : Grade 6
1 (Wed) …………… Ash Wednesday
1 – 2 (Wed – Thu) …………… NCAE (Grade 9) Morning Only
…………… First Friday Mass
…………… Moving-up Ceremony : Pre-school Department
5 (Sun) …………… PTA Sponsored Mass : PTA (Parents, Faculty, & Staff)
6-7 (Mon-Tue) …………… Determination of Honors : Graduating
9-15 (Thu-Wed) …………… FOURTH QUARTERLY TEST : Grade 11
10 (Fri) …………… Deliberation of Failing Students (Graduating)
10-15 (Fri-Wed) …………… FINAL EXAMINATIONS : Undergraduates – Grade School to Junior High School
14-15 (Tue-Wed) …………… Determination of Honors: Undergraduates
16 (Thu) …………… Special Non-working Public Holiday : Araw ng Davao
25 (Sat) …………… GRADUATION DAY
27 (Mon) …………… Junior High School COMPLETION CEREMONY
28 (Tue) …………… Practice : Recognition Day
29 (Wed) …………… RECOGNITION DAY : Undergraduates
31 (Fri) …………… DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS : ALL LEVELS