BSP Investiture Ceremony

The SMAD Educative Community had their BSP Investiture ceremony last July 26, 2017 (Wednesday) at the SMAD Sky Gym.

In the morning, it was the Boy and Senior Scouts who had their program with the theme: “Growth and Stability” which started at 9 o’clock in the morning while in the afternoon, it was the Kab Scouts who participated for their Investiture. It started at 1:30 in the afternoon. They had their Processional, Entry of Colors, Rededication of the Scout Oath and Law, Presentation, Candle lighting, Donning of Neckerchief and Induction of Officers.

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GSP Investiture Ceremony

Last July 20, 2017 (Thursday) the SMAD Educative Community had their GSP Investiture Ceremony at the SMAD Sky Gym.

The Junior, Senior, and Cadet Scouts had their Bridging Ceremony with the theme: “Girl Scouts: Lead the Change

in the morning while the Star Scouts had their Celestial Ceremony in the afternoon.

The highlights of this activity are the Pinning of Investiture Pins, Putting of Scarves, Recitation and re-dedication of Scout Promise and Law.

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JUNIOR – SENIOR PROMENADE 2017: The Glamour to Behold

It was a night of class and glamour as the grade 9 and 10 students had their Junior-Senior Promenade last February 18, 2017. The event started at four o’clock in the afternoon and was held at the Davao Convention Trade Center in F.Torres street, Davao City.

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PART.I  PROCESSIONAL

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MASTERS OF THE CEREMONY

(From left: Mary Christiene Courtney Alegre, Dustin Bryan Luis, Gabriel Alexander Bartolo, and Chyna Marie Legaspina)

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OPENING PRAYER – MS. MAY MARJURIE CAÑAS (CL Teacher)

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LIGHTING OF THE PASCHAL CANDLE – SISTER PATRICIA ANNA T. ARAGON, F.I. (School RCA)

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READING OF THE WORD OF GOD – Paolo Liston

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CANDLE LIGHTING – Senior: Therese Shenika Purswani / Junior: Cassandra Justine Go

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CLOSING PRAYER: MRS. MELINDA SAGARAY – High School Activity Coordinator

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INSPIRATIONAL TALK – DR. RODILLA TUMANDA School Principal

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TURNING OVER CEREMONY

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The Sword: Samantha Ashra Inoc to Francis Paul Relampagos

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The Key: Andrea Gael Haw to Cris Adrian Lasay

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The Bible: Ric Diola to Audrey Junsay

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The Cross: Jeremy Duane Chingkaw to Chuanson Miguel Te

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The School Banner: Kerby Jan Palma to Altair Salvador

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The Book of Knowledge: Renz Matthew Vidallo to Danielle Valencia

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The Pen and Paper: Diane Tresha Regino to Justine Cristie Buhia

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The Laurel: Anne Sofia Gonzaga to Tia Gabrielle Calma

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The Treasure Chest: Camille Anne Santos to Jelo Christiane Camiña

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The Torch: Seth Aram Vidal to Lichael Mart Sibal

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ACOUSTICS SERENADE WHILE DINNER

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COTILLION – RIGODON

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LATIN AND MODERN DANCES

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDEES by Mrs. Eloisa Castillon and Mr. Jarwin De La Victoria (JHS Advisers)

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Head Turner (Grade 9): Kobe Bitacura and Lia Beatriz Andres

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Head Turner (Grade 10): Ralph Pondoc and Khyle Ganir

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Best dressed Grade 9: Mark Escobal and Anya Mercader

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Best dressed Grade 10: Ralph Palar and Aska Sano

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Couple of the Night: Jeno Villaceran and Veronica Castañeda

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Best Dancers Grade 9: Joshfiel Pepito and Michelle Namuag

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Best Dancers Grade 10: Erjel Adtogan and Alyanna Fernandez

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Prom Prince and Princess: Joseph Camaganacan and Danielle Sophia Tan

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Prom Queen and King: Seth Vidal and Liane Ong

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The program ended at 10:00 pm and the rest of the night was for the students free dance.

SMAD 63rd Foundation Day Celebration

The community celebrated its 63rd founding anniversary last December 2 to 3 with the theme:

“Celebrating 63 years of Excellence as One Community in Faith and Service”

It was indeed a festive way as we thank and praise God for the bountiful blessings that the school has received for the past 63 years and to honor our beloved Mother Foundress’ bequest to every marisian as they showcase their talents and skills in the different activities of the celebration.

 December 2 – The day started with the Holy Mass at the Sky Gym celebrated by Msgr. Paul Cuison.

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After the mass, Sister Patricia Anna Aragon, F.I. school RCA delivered her welcoming message to the students and employees as she officially declares the beginning of the foundation day.

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 There was a volleyball exhibition game by the female faculty and staff which were divided into two teams: team grade school and team high school. Team high school won the game.

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 For the rest of the day, various booths were available and activities were run by respective clubs in order to showcase their creativity, strategy, talents, and service to others.

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December 3 - The day was anticipated as parents, alumni, guests, students, and the rest of the SMAD community gathered at the school grounds to witness the field demonstration that each grade level has prepared .

In the morning, the program started with the doxology by the Little Friends of Antonita

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It was followed by the entry of colors by the Junior and Senior BSP

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The singing of the National Anthem was by the JHS Glee Club while the Opening Salvo was performed by  the Grade 11, pioneer batch of our Senior High School.

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The parade of the Representatives per Grade Level.

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Field Demonstration from Nursery One to Grade Three.

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In the afternoon, the school was blessed as the President of the Philippines, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte together with Madame Honeylette Avanceña arrived as they watched their daughter Veronica Kitty Duterte now on her sixth grade, performed together with the rest of the students in the field demonstration.

INTRODUCTION

Sister Patricia Anna T. Aragon of the Hijas de Jesus Congregation, RCA, Dr. Rodilla Tumanda, Principal, Hijas de Jesus Sisters, Administration, Faculty and Staff, PTA Board of Trustees, Parents, Students, Friends, and Guests, GOOD AFTERNOON! We are filled with gladness and excitement on the second day celebration of the 63rd Foundation Day of Stella Maris Academy of Davao with the theme: “Celebrating 63 years of Excellence as one Community in Faith and Service.”

From the school’s humble beginnings to 63 years of its existence, excellence has been one of the visions and core values inculcated in every Marisian. With the strong connection of school and home, Marisians acquired roots and wings – roots for strength provided by the family and wings to fly and exercise the values of FAITH and SERVICE that weave the very texture of life which import overall excellence in every MARISIAN.

“FAITH in action is LOVE and LOVE in action is SERVICE.” These were the words of St. Teresa of Calcutta who dedicated her life to the service of the poorest of the poor. Selfless service is a wonderful antidote to the ills that flow from worldwide epidemic of self – indulgence. By transforming our FAITH into living acts of love, we put ourselves on contact with GOD. As we cultivate our FAITH grow through service and stay constant and true we feel the SAVIOR’S LOVE.

As an appeal from the Holy Father Francis on his encyclical letter ‘LAUDATO SI’ on the care for our common home, MARISIANS are called to be partakers in resolving the tragic effects of environmental degradation on the lives of the world’s poorest. Determined to be true to the charism of St. Candida Maria de Jesus, MARISIANS aim to put life to the slogan TATAK FI: KAPATID SA KAPWA. By calling God our Father, we recognize that divine filiation unites us to Christ. The fraternity that divine Filiation institutes extends to all men and women in a certain sense that all are God’s children living in a common home. Our core has to be a dedicated love practiced every day and made up of a thousand little details of understanding, hidden sacrifice and unnoticed self-giving to our brothers and sisters victimized by environmental crisis.

As the EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY has ended, we welcome the YEAR OF PARISH as a communion of communities last November 27, 2016, the first advent mass. Everyone is called to harmonize their FAITH through family, parish and school. As members of different parishes, we must express our communion more fully as we unite and actively participate in fulfilling our threefold mission – the prophetic mission, priestly mission and kingly/servant mission. This is a mission of social transformation wherein FAITH and SERVICE is given emphasis.

With the gift of TIME, TALENT and TREASURE, the essential expressions of COMMUNION, we MARISIANS dedicate a thanksgiving through different dance presentations reflecting the 63 years of excellence in FAITH and SERVICE.

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The Doxology was performed by the HSSC

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Entry of Colors by the Junior and Senior BSP

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Singing of the National Anthem by the JHS Glee Club

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Opening Salvo by the Senior High School

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Parade of Representatives from Grade 4 to Grade 10.

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Field Demonstration from Grade 4 to Grade 7.

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Unfortunately, it started to rain while the grade 7 was still performing. Pres. Duterte then proceeded to the assembly area of the remaining junior high school students who have not yet performed to bid goodbye and talk to them as he left the school for his other prior meetings.

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The remaining performers (grades 8 – 10) vacate the school grounds and transferred to the sky gym.

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The program finished by 6:30 in the afternoon.

PTA Socials Night 2016

October 22, 2016 – The SMAD Parents-Teachers Association conducted their Annual PTA Socials Night with the theme:

Retro 70’s Rewind – A Disco Party” at the SMAD Sky gym.

Registration started as the gate opened at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. Many parents arrived in terno costumes with their children.

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The program started at 7 o’clock in the evening. The welcome remarks delivered by Dra. Lynette Lu-Lasala gave a delightful aura to the parents and teachers. A dance number performed by the socials committee ladies and a special number by the emcee set the lively mood of the community throughout the program.

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Many games were actively called and participated by the parents, teachers, and students such as retro music trivia, Rubrics cube challenge (kid’s edition and adult edition), Afro popcorn challenge, Lip sync, and many more.

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Many prizes were also given as raffles for both minor and major categories were made throughout the program.

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A special number was performed by our grade 10 students who were the champion in the acoustic band of this year’s DACS cultural competition. They sang the famous song“Anak” by Freddie Aguilar.

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The program ended with the awarding of prizes to the winners of the different games and also the announcing of winner for the major prize – LED TV during the raffle draw.

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The program ended by 10 o’clock in the evening.

SMAD Intramurals 2016

This year’s SMAD Intramurals 2016 was held last September 21 – 23, 2016 with the theme:

“Living and Witnessing Christ’s Mercy as SMAD Educative Family through Sports, Music and Arts”.

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The opening program started with a Doxology performed by the F.I. youth.

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It was then followed by the entry of colors from the Senior BSP.

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The Philippine National Anthem was performed by the JHS Glee club and the Oath of Sportsmanship was led by Andrea Haw.

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The lightning of Torch was led by Seth Vidal together with the Unit Representatives.

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The  opening of the Intramurals was officially declared by Dr. Rodilla L. Tumanda school principal.

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The Opening Salvo of the event was the DACS meet 2016 Cheer dance champion.

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Roll Call Yells were vigorously performed by the participating units from Grades 1 to 11.

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Everybody went down to the school ground to witness the Raising of School Banner by Mr. Luis Arangoso and Dr. Rodilla Tumanda and the Raising of Sports Banner by Mrs. Ma. Melinda Sagaray and Mrs. Lezel Picardal.

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By 10:00 am, the Ball games started.

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In the afternoon of the Day 1, the Grades 1 – 3 students had their Musical and Literary contest  while the Grades 4 – 10 had Parlor Games, Essay Writing, and continuation of Ball Games.

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DAY 2

On the second day, the morning program were the Vocal Solo and Duet, Acoustic, Folk Dance and the SMAD Faculty Presentation.

The afternoon program were the continuation of the Ball games and the Quiz bee facilitated by Mrs. Jomylen Mocam for the Grade School and Mrs. Elma Paulin for the Junior High School.

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Day 3

The Championship on all categories were conducted in their respective areas.

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Also was the Friendly Basketball Game of the Male faculty versus the Diocesan Priests.

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The Hiphop Competition, Cheerdance, and the Awarding of Prizes took hold in the afternoon.

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The following were the awardees and champion of this year’s SMAD Intramurals 2016:

GRADE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

Over-all Champion : UNIT 1

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2nd Runner Up : UNIT 2 / 1st Runner Up : UNIT 3

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JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

 Over-all Champion: UNIT 4

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3rd runner Up : UNIT 2

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2nd runner Up : UNIT 1

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1st runner Up : UNIT 3

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INCOMING SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTHS AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2016

AUGUST 2016

1 (Mon) …………… Launching : Linggo ng Wika at Katutubo ng Mindanaw
1-9 (Mon-Tue) …………… NOVENA PRAYER FOR ST. CANDIDA MARIA DE JESUS
3-5 (Wed-Fri) …………… RAVENS : Grade 2
4 (Thu) …………… Adopt – a – Child : Grades 1 and 2
6 (Sat) …………… Leadership Training : Junior GSP
8 (Mon) …………… FEAST OF SAINT CANDIDA MARIA DE JESUS CELEBRATION
9 (Tue) …………… Day with the Poor : Grades 3 to 10
10-16 (Wed-Fri, Mon-Tue) …………… FIRST QUARTERLY TEST : Grade 11
10-15 (Wed-Fri, Mon) …………… FIRST PERIODICAL TEST : Grade School and Junior High School
18 (Thu) …………… PTA Homeroom Meeting
18-19 (Thu-Fri) …………… BAR – ON : Grade 8
19 (Fri) …………… Special Non-working Day : Kadayawan Festival
19-20 (Fri-Sat) …………… 1st BSP Indoor Camping : Junior and Senior
20 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 6 St. Ignatius de Loyola ; Gr. 6 St.Elizabeth
21 (Sun) …………… Special Non-working Day : Ninoy Aquino Day
22-26 (Mon-Fri) …………… FIRST PERIODICAL TEST : Nursery 2 and Kindergarten
26-27 (Fri-Sat) …………… Junior GSP Indoor Camping
27 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 6 St. Lorenzo Ruiz ; Gr. 6 St.Francis Xavier
…………… Day Camp: Grade 1 Star Scouts
27-28 (Sat-Sun) …………… Retreat : Grade 10
29 (Mon) …………… Regular Holiday : National Heroes’ Day
31 (Wed) …………… Culmination : Linggo ng Wika at Katutubo ng Mindanaw
***** …………… NCAE

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

2 (Fri) …………… FIRST FRIDAY MASS
…………… DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS : Grades 1 to 11
3 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 7 Courage ; Gr. 7 Faith
3-4 (Sat-Sun) …………… Retreat : Grade 10
8 (Thu) …………… Mama Mary’s Birthday Celebration
9-16 (Fri,Mon-Fri) …………… Unit Test II : Grade 11
12-16 (Mon-Fri) …………… Unit Test II : Grade School & Junior High School
13 (Tue) …………… Eid-al-Adha (Muslim’s Feast of the Sacrifice)
14-15 (Wed-Thu) …………… 16 PF : Grade 11
16 (Fri) …………… DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT CARDS : Nursery 2 & Kinder
17 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 7 Charity ; Gr. 7 Chastity
…………… Math and Science Day Camp : Grades 1 to 10
19-20 (Mon-Tue) …………… OLSAT : Grade 7
21-23 (Thu-Fri) …………… SMAD INTRAMURALS 2016
24 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 7 Fortitude ; Gr. 8 Humility
…………… Day Camp : Star Scouts Gr. 2
24-25 (Sat-Sun) …………… Retreat : Grade 10
25 (Sun) …………… First Communicant’s Parents Recollection
27 (Tue) …………… Feast of Stella Maris
28 (Wed) …………… First Confession : Grade 3
30 (Fri) …………… PACT / POIS : Grade 9
***** …………… GSP Camp Rally
***** …………… BSP Jamboree
Sept. 1-3 (Thu-Sat) …………… DACS
18 (Sun) …………… PTA Blood Letting

 

OCTOBER 2016

1-2 (Sat-Sun) …………… Retreat : Grade 10
4 (Tue) …………… Launching : Rosary Month & Mission Month
…………… Launching : United Nation
…………… OLSAT : Grade 4
5 (Wed) …………… Career Day : Grade 10
6 (Thu) …………… SMAD EDUCATOR’S DAY
7 (Fri) …………… Rest Day
10-14 (Mon-Fri) …………… SECOND QUARTERLY TEST : Grade 11
…………… FIRST PERIODICAL TEST : Nursery 1
11-14 (Tue-Fri) …………… SECOND PERIODICAL TEST : Grade School & Junior High School
15 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 8 Generosity ; Gr. 8 Hope ; Gr. 4 St. Matthew
…………… Pre-school Fun Day
…………… Day Camp : Star Scouts Gr. 3
15-16 (Sat-Sun) …………… Retreat : Grade 10
18 (Tue) …………… Career Tour : Grade 11
21 (Friday) …………… PTA Homeroom Meeting
22 (Sat) …………… Recollection : Gr. 8 Honesty ; Gr. 8 Integrity ; Gr. 4 St. Joseph
…………… FIRST COMMUNION
…………… PTA Socials Night
24-25 (Mon-Tue) …………… DAT : Grade 11
26 (Wed) …………… Culmination : United Nation
27 (Thu) …………… Culmination : Rosary Month, Mission Month
28-Nov.8 (Fri-Tue) …………… Semestral Vacation
31 (Mon) …………… Additional Special non-working Day :Additional to Nov.1 All Saint’s Day

Linggo ng Wika at Katutubo ng Mindanaw Culmination

Last August 26, 2016 the SMAD Educative Community celebrated the culmination of the Linggo ng Wika at Katutubo ng Mindanaw with the theme: “Filipino Wika ng Karunungan”. Its opening program was held at the Sky Gymnasium.

One of the highlights of the program was first, the “Parada ng Kasuotan”  (Parade of Costumes).

In this activity, selected students showcased their Filipiniana attire or Katutubo attire through parade as they represent their

respective grade levels.

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Another highlights were the different traditional presentations in singing and dancing by selected pupils and students.

These showcased their talents and Pagka-Makabayan (Patriotism) as they gracefully participate in the said program.

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And lastly, the students enjoyed the culmination day through active participation in the Palarong Pinoy conducted by their respective teachers.

In this activity, students were able to experience the enjoyment and sportsmanship of playing fun-filled games in which

the Filipinos have truly loved playing through time.

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The day ended with enjoyment and learning as they once again able to show and experience their becoming Filipino through this activity.

The Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Candida at SMAD

 

Written by Dr. Delia Tumanda

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During the week of Mother Foundress’ Celebration , the SMAD educative community lined up many activities reflecting on Mother Foundress’ love for the poor.

 The Preschool pupils had their advanced celebration of the Feast Day of St. Candida and offering of goods last August 4, 2016.

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The Grades 1- 2 pupils had their “Adopt A Child Program” last August 4, 2016. Poor pupils from Anawim Elementary School were invited in this activity.

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The Grade 3 pupils had their “A Day with Kuya Seminarians” last August 5, 2016 at St. Fancis Xavier Regional Major Seminary of Mindanao, Inc. They served as praying angels and they had a wonderful encounter with their Kuya Seminarians.

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Grades 4 – 11 students had their “A Day with the Poor Activity” in their class last August 8, 2016. They had memorable encounter with their invited guests. Thirty seven poor families from Bucana, Lasang, Davao City were invited as guests in this event, with a total number of 199 persons.

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On August 9, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Rev. Fr. William Cajes was held at the SMAD Sky Gym. These were attended by students from Grades 4 to 11, F.I. Sisters, all employees of SMAD with their invited family member.

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The Mass was followed by the presentation of the life of St. Candida to the employees, invited family members and guests. Testimonies were also shared by some members on how St. Candida touched their lives.

After the session, the invited family members of the employees had a campus tour.