College Department welcomes parents for the A.Y. 2018 – 2019

To welcome the parents of the first year students and transferees for the A. Y. 2018 -2019, St. Bridget College, College Department facilitated a Parents’ Orientation at SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, Aug. 10.

College dean Bernadette I. Manalo, MAEd in School Leadership, expressed her gratitude and explained that choosing SBC was really a great choice.

She shared the school’s standing and performance in terms of the different programs that the department offers. Manalo also stressed the importance of home and school collaboration as support to the students’ academics and campus ways and life.

Meanwhile, Sherwin Bagon, RSW, college faculty, presented the mission, vision, and goals of the institution. It was followed by the academic concerns about the different courses elaborated by the program chairpersons.

Afterwards, John Jeffry Mendoza, college faculty and Student Affairs Officer, discussed the school’s policies implemented by the department and emphasized that the school’s concern is the students’ welfare and that the rules must be followed and respected by all.

Home and school partnership including the parent’s involvement in the education of their children was the goal of the said orientation. It expressed the points and views of school in providing an avenue for quality service and education for their students.

-Cristine Untalan, BSEd IV

Thank you, parents! Bernadette I. Manalo, college dean, welcomes and gives thanks to the parents of the first year students and transferees during the Parents’ Orientation, Aug. 10.

Photo by Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4

SBC Senior High School Exposure – Pioneer Clinical Laboratory & Medical Clinic, Inc.

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SBC Senior High School Exposure – Montenegro lines

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Change Yourself First

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JHS Leaders Challenged to Become Shepherds

“How would you lead others if you cannot lead yourself?”

Rooted in the ideology of John Maxwell that “Everyone wanted to change the world, but no one wanted to change himself,” Mr. Nelberth Magbanua, JHS Faculty, challenged the Bridgetine Integrated Student Association (BISA), Class and Club Officers of the JHS Level in the Leadership Trainings held at Morrisey Hall, July 7 and August 4.

“Self-leadership is the process by which you influence yourself to achieve your objectives.”

Mr. Magbanua stressed the importance of self-leadership which is an “inside-out” leadership. He also emphasized that leaders should have self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-efficacy which he then called the ACE of self-leadership.

“To lead is to become a shepherd…”

Using Jesus Christ as the greatest leader and shepherd, Mr. Magbanua also asked everyone to become a good shepherd. He highlighted that to become one needs to have boundaries, to be a good example, to become trustworthy, to have provision, to be sacrificial, to be devoted, to be relational, and to be visionary.

Moreover, student-leaders also participated in the different activities that strengthened their camaraderie and leadership skills. They also experienced games that honed their cooperation and enthusiasm in helping others in need.

“Being a leader is not just about telling them what to do but showing them the real essence of being a leader – being a good influencer”, said Geraldine Jur Macatangay, BISA President.

Knowing that being a leader entails a lot of responsibility, she declared that she should be a role model to everyone. She also mentioned that the most striking lesson that she got from the training is that a leader needs to be alert at all times.

Organized by BISA and Student Activities Coordinators, Mrs. Julieta Macalalad and Mrs. Diosa Dimaunahan, the said leadership trainings ended with a challenge asking everyone to lead with good intentions while thinking the influence and impact they would bring the school.

Furthermore, Mr. Armando de Chavez Jr., an SK official, joined Mr. Magbanua in facilitating the training on July 7.

 

— MRS. KRISTINE P. JABAT

College Department celebrates St. Mary Euphrasia’s 222nd birthday

As a sign of support, College Department participated the thanksgiving mass as part of the institutional celebration of SME’s 222nd birthday at SBC Gymnasium, Jul. 31.

                Fr. Bladimir Calingasan, Archdiocesan Director for Vocation, mass presider, shared his personal accounts and experiences about priesthood. He also highlighted the different purposes of vocations in humanity during the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist Mass.

After the mass, different congregations were introduced by Gilbert Manalo, Youth On Paschal Exodus (YOPE) Moderator, such as St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Order of Minims, Religious of the Good Shepherd, Missionary Catechist of the Sacred Heart, Franciscan Missionary Sister of the Infant Jesus, Sister of St. Paul Congregation and Missionary Sister of Catechism.

College Department also conducted class encounter with the invited congregations. All congregations prepared booths which the students explored by course to emphasize how they serve God according to their missions, teachings and values of their vocation. They also answered the students’ queries about the vocation.

The celebration ended with the awarding of certificates and tokens given to the different congregations.

Prior to the celebration, YOPE, St. Mary Euphrasia Organization (SMEO), faculty and staff, and students conducted a triduum for SME.

-Glaicel S. Dimaano, BEEd4

Journey with us. Sisters from invited congregation, Missionary Catechist of the Sacred Heart, as they share their vocations to College Bridgetines during the celebration of St. Mary Euphrasia’s 222nd birthday.

Macalalad heads the new set of DPSC officers

Ready to lead!

Earning the highest number of votes, Anton Marco Macalalad, BSSW1, leads the new set of Daop-Palad Student Council (DPSC) officers for the A.Y. 2018-2019 during the DPSC Election at St. Bridget College, College Department, Aug. 03.

Completing the set of officers are Airene Catipan, BSEd1, Vice President, Hazel Joyce Biscocho, BEEd1, Secretary, and Maria Erliza Caraig, BSSW1, Treasurer.

Prior to the election, Meeting de Avance was conducted by the former officers wherein the candidates of each partylist presented their objectives and platforms, and answered questions raised by the student body.

“As a DPSC officer and as a first year student, I will impose discipline to seniors by approaching them personally and by telling them that they must serve as role models of the first year students,” said Macalalad when asked.

This is the first time that the DPSCPresident is a first year student.

-Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4

We’re here to serve you. From left to right, Anton Marco Macalalad, Hazel Joyce Biscocho, Airene Catipan, and Maria Eliza Caraig pose after being declared as the new DPSC officers.

SHS INAUGURATES PRAYER CORNER

Through the initiative of the Humanities and Social Sciences Strand, Senior High School students and administrative officials inaugurated the Prayer Corner at the fourth floor of the Senior High School building, in commemoration of the 222nd Birthday of St. Mary Euphrasia, July 31.

Fr. Bladimir Calingasan, a priest from the Most Holy Trinity Parish, officiated the blessing. Moreover, Sr. Mary Tess Figueroa, representative of the Religious of the Good Shepherd sisters, expressed her gratitude and admiration for the students who spearheaded the set-up of the said Prayer Corner.

“We would like to thank our moderator, Sir Angelito Jareno, Sir Isidro Pelingon, Dr. Dolores Borras, RGS Sisters especially Sr. Mary Clare Leones and Sr. Mary Rose Ababao for the support and assistance during the completion of the Prayer Corner,” HUMSS Club Officers said.

Prayer services will be held in the Prayer Corner in the following months.

-Tristan Joseph Alcantara

St. Bridget College ranks third as Best School Offering Social Work Program in the Philippines

Let your light shine!

After eight consecutive years of 100% passing rate, SBC ranked third as best school offering Social Work degree in the Philippines administered by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

 

From the data compiled on the four (4) previous Social Workers Licensure Examinations conducted in June 2013, June 2014, July 2015, and July 2017 released by PRC, SBC- Batangas City earned 97% passing rate making it to the third spot of the top ten performing schools on the said program.

On the other hand, St. Joseph’s College of Quezon City in Quezon City, Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries City in Makati, and Leyte Normal University in Tacloban were the top schools with the highest Social Workers Board Exam passing rates of 100%; while Bicol University– Daraga in Daraga and Mindanao State University – Main Campus in Marawi City both ranked second having the 98% passing rate.

Likewise, completing the top ten list are Universidad de Sta. Isabel in Naga City, University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City, Cavite State University – Indang Campus in Indang, Cavite, Miriam College in Quezon City, La Concordia College in Manila as ranked fourth with the passing rate of 95%; whereas, Saint Louis University in Baguio City, and Silliman University in Dumaguete City both ranked fifth with the passing rate of 94%.

As of July 2018, St. Bridget College has produced a total number of 77 Registered Social Workers.

-Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4

Source: PRC Philippines (www.prc.gov.ph)

Lay Mission Partners commemorate Mother Foundress’ 222nd Birthday

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As part of the celebration of SME’s 222nd birthday, a talk on the life and aspirations of the Mother Foundress was conducted at SJE Bldg., College Dept., July 31.

 

Anticipating for more knowledge about the life of St. Mary Euphrasia, SBC lay mission partners participated in a seminar-talk on SME’s life shepherded by Sr. Mary Teresita Figueroa, RGS, Finance officer.

 

The gathering was commenced not only to refresh the participants’ familiarity over the Mother Foundress but also to equip the members with deeper comprehension of SME’s life and aspirations.

 

Various individual and group reflections and dialogues were steered to enliven and invigorate the participants as they take part in the said talk.

 

“For so many years I have been educated about SME. I thought I already know much about her. But today’s talk reveals to me that I still don’t recognize her at all,” articulated Dr. Borras, SHS Principal, amazed by Sr. Figueroa’s sharing.

 

The assembly was partaken by the administrative officers, faculty and staff of IPS, SHS Level and College Department.

IBEd celebrates St. Mary Euphrasia’s Birthday through Sisters’ Day

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Celebrating the 222nd  St. Mary Euphrasia’s (SME) birthday becomes more meaningful for the Integrated Basic Education (IBED) students and employees as Sisters’ Day for the Good Shepherd Sisters was also set, July 31.

Around 30 Religious of the Good Shepherd Sisters coming from Provincialate, Maryridge, Batangas, Euphrasian, Contemplatives, Welcome House and Good Shepherd communities graced the occasion. The festivities started with a Holy Mass presided by Msgr. Rafael “Boy “Oriondo, parish priest of the Holy Trinity Parish. In his homily, he said that SME, school’s mother foundress, has sown good seeds just like the man in the parable of the sower. Through the Good Shepherd Sisters that good seed continues to grow not only in Batangas but in the world.

Having the theme, “Looking Back with Gratitude, Calling the Young to Answer God’s Call”, Mrs. Rossana Bagon warmly welcomed the sisters, emphasizing that Sisters’ Day is the community’s way of thanking the congregation for providing Catholic education and for their compassionate shepherding through the years. It is also one way for the students’ awareness on religious vocation to be intensified.

A special program that featured the winning performances in the recent Batangas City Foundation Day entertained the sisters at the SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium. A sister was also gracious enough to render a song number for the class officers, grades 6 and 10 students. Highlight of the celebration was the vocation stories of the sisters which they themselves shared during the program in the auditorium and during their encounter with the different grade levels. Each sister was delighted to bring home a bag filled with gifts from students.

Prior to the Sisters’ Day celebration, a triduum was also held to commemorate the 222nd birthday of St. Mary Euphrasia.

As the local church declared Year 2018 as Year of the Clergy and Religious, not only Sisters’ Day will be held to honor and appreciate the people who played an important role in the formation of the children but also Priests’ Day. This will be celebrated on August 20, 2018.

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