Stem Week(3)

The Senior High School level of St. Bridget College held the first-ever STEM Week. This was facilitated by the STEM club, the Logical Analytical Medical Bridgetines, February 7-10, 2017. The celebration featured activities aimed at substantiating the theme: Catalyst of Change for Future Inventions and Innovations.


  Various contests were held throughout the week: Math Exhibit, Quiz Bee, Amazing Race, and Science fair. The Math exhibit was held in Rooms 102-103 of the Senior Highschool Building. It was in display for the whole week and was visited by several Junior High school and Grade school students. The Quiz Bee was held on February 9, 2017 in the Gymnasium. The quiz was all about General Science and Mathematics. The Amazing Race was held in the parameters of the Senior High school and was participated by chosen STEM students. This event was held on February 8, 2017. The Science fair was the highlight of the week and was held in the Gymnasium on February 10, 2017. Each class presented a class yell that was in line with their inventions. There were also presenters for each invention.

unspecified-5   STEM 1 students Zhantelle Austria, Gerome Chavez, and Jillien Aguda emerged as winners for the General Math and Science Quiz bee, followed by Isaiah Balani, EJ Reyes, and Francis Santiago of STEM 2 and Denise Nicole Cruzat, Angela Denise Cantos, and Ricardo Mendoza III of STEM 4. For the Amazing Race the winners were the Engineering group of STEM 4 and Medical group of STEM 5. The Math Exhibit contest was dominated by STEM 5 students with their Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and Noah’s Ark themed park bagging the first place and the third place respectively.

Students from STEM 1 garnered the second place with their Twin Tower: Reimagined. During the Science Fair, STEM 3, STEM 4, and STEM 1 were the adjudged winners for Class presentation. STEM 3 and HUMSS got the best presentation award and STEM 1 and STEM 4 tied in third place. STEM 1 won the People’s Choice award. Meantime, STEM 4 reaped first place for Best Product with their Sustainable Purifying Air Machine (S.P.A.M.) invention, followed by STEM 1 with their Dual Hydropower Turbine, and ABM 1 with their Drug Identifier and Scanner for Conditioning and Optimizing Machine (DISCOM).

-Diane Ernabel C. Añonuevo

STEM Exhibit

2017 National Women’s Month Celebration


2017 THEME

In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Rodrigo Roa Duterte directed “all agencies, oversight bodies and local government units down to the barangay level to fully implement the Magna Carta of Women.” This is to ensure that man and woman will be partners in the pursuit of the country’s economic, social, cultural and political developments. This pursuit of development under the new administration is also anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change. Thus, the first National Women’s Month Celebration under the new leadership will focus on these key foundations: partnership for change and full implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act 9710), captured through the theme: “WE Make Change Work for Women.”

Elements of the theme
WE stands for Women’ Empowerment – empowering women enables them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to ensure that they contribute to and benefit from development and changes. Thus, women’s empowerment will make the change that we are espousing or any development effort responsive of women’s concerns.
Make Change Work = MCW = Magna Carta of Women – making change work for women necessitates strengthening the implementation of the MCW at all levels. It means putting in place functional mechanisms as well as implementing and making known to citizens, programs and services that address strategic gender needs of women.
Change – also means Compassionate and Harmonized Actions and Networks for Gender Equality.
We / us or “kami / tayo” in Filipino – who is going to pave the way for an enabling environment for women to be empowered? Who is going to ensure that the MCW is implemented at all levels? Who is going to make change work for women? It all of us, in our various capacities whether as government officials and employees, members of the private sector, the academe, non-government organizations, or as private individuals can be partners for a change that is gender-responsive. It emphasizes our collective effort, collaboration and participation to ensure that women will not be left behind in the pursuit of change.
The theme emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes, and that they should also reap from development efforts. This can be made possible by empowering women – enabling them to meaningfully engage with other development stakeholders, and by fully implementing the MCW.


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Scribes triumph in DSPC 2016

   Armed with skills and confidence and strengthened by trainings and staff works, Beacon staffers and editors snatched awards in the 2016 Division Schools Press Conference held at the Batangas City South Elementary School, September 27-30.

   Claire Bathan of 10-Obedience and Tristan Joseph Alcantara of 10-Humility won first in their respective categories, Feature and Editorial Writing English.
Moreover, Christine Dorothy de Chavez of 10-Benevolence bagged 4th in Editorial Writing English and Jairus Oswin Anog of 10-Nationalism got 6th in Editorial Writing English.

   In addition, Julianne Katrina Dapdap of 10-Service won 8th place in Copyreading and Headline Writing English.
Meanwhile, in the collaborative desktop publishing held at University of Batangas, Bridgetine representatives from The Beacon grabbed 2nd place.

   Bjanca Nicole Castro, Mark Raven Bool, Marion Therese Florentino, Amanda Noelle Medina, Kiersten Rose Mercado, Lara Ermionnee Bulalacao, Timothy Amiel Catilo won 2nd Best in Editorial Page, 2nd Best in Sports, 2nd Best in Lay-out and 2nd Best in Overall in the Collaborative Desktop Publishing in English.

– Christine Dorothy de Chavez

ELEM, HS unite


After years of being regarded as dichotomous departments, the elementary and high school departments united as one and formed the Integrated Basic Education (IBEd), SY 2016-2017.

“With the integrated basic education, we are certain that our children will benefit from it since a more holistic and spiral progression of knowledge, competencies and values will be provided to them. Through home and school collaboration, our children will reach their maximum potential,” said Mrs. Rossana P. Bagon, IBEd Principal.

The Rationale

DSC_0027The main objective of the integration is to ensure that quality education will be delivered to the students. Through the integration, the spiral progression of the K-12 curriculum can happen. The sharing of resources between the elementary and junior high school level can be made more possible. The unification will also strengthen the common norms and standards between the two levels.

IBEd Front liners

Heading the pioneer year of the IBEd is Mrs. Rossana P. Bagon, principal. Meanwhile, the assistant principals are Mrs. Jesabel Medina for the elementary level and Mrs. Ma. Socorro Lalap for the junior high school level.

The subject area coordinators of the elementary DSC_0018and junior high school are the following: Mrs. Maila Buhat and Mrs. Lea Abacan, English; Mrs. Mayette Abante and Ms. Daisy Aguda, Mathematics; Mrs. Mayette Abante and Mrs. Marietta Suarez, Science; Mrs. Diosa Dimaunahan and Ms. Hazel Dimaano, Values Education; Ms. Sabina Marasigan and Mrs. Leonora Rosales, Filipino; Mrs. Pauline Marasigan and Mrs. Monina Gato, Social Studies; Ms. Sabina Marasigan and Mr. Lenard Atienza, Technology and Livelihood Education; Mrs. Pauline Marasigan and Mr. Luther Jose Eroa, MAPEH; Mrs. Pauline Marasigan and Mrs. Marietta Suarez, Computer and Ms. Marita Castillo, Pre-elementary.

On the other hand, the non-academic coordinators are: Mrs. Melba Comendador and Mrs. Nora Cabatay, Prefects of Discipline; Mrs. Gigi Macalalad and Mr. Garry Siyangbigay, Coordinators of Activities; Mrs. Josefina Montalbo and Mrs. Julieta Medrano, Registrars; Mrs. Ma. Loida Fabregas and Ms. Diane Jane Magtibay, Librarians; and Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, Head of Guidance and Counseling.

– Christine Dorothy De Chavez

Catholic education, pagtitibayin ng Catholic School Standard

Ipinatupad ng Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines o CEAP kung saan miyembro and St. Bridget College ang Philippine Catholic School Standard na magiging pamantayan ng mga pribadong Katolikong paaralan, kolehiyo at unibersidad sa bansa.

Ayon kay Bishop Roberto Mallari, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education chairman, malaki ang maitutulong ng “Catholic School Standard” upang matukoy ang katayuan ng mga paaralan at magkaroon ng nagkakaisang pagkakakilanlan batay sa katangian ng Simbahang Katolika na banal, iisa, panlahat at apostolika. “Napakahalagang magkaisa ang bawat administrator ng mga katolikong paaralan para sa pagpapaunlad ng kamalayan ng mga kabataan.”, dagdag ng obispo.

Matatandaan na sa katatapos lamang na ika-75 anibersaryo at National Convention ng CEAP na ginanap sa Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City ay naihalal bilang bagong pangulo ng organisasyon si Ateneo de Davao president Rev. Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ.

– Juaquin Andre Pineda

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