Senior High upholds Ethics on Research

To emphasize data privacy and ethics on research writing and publication, SHS Department facilitated a seminar with Dr. Jake M. Laguador, Center for Research, Innovation & Data Management Director as the speaker. This was held at the SBC- Manuela Q Pastor auditorium, July 29.

The speaker stressed that students are vulnerable when it comes to privacy that they tend to expose too much private information online. The seminar aimed to address the concerns about data information and privacy management among senior student-researchers. The seminar was also joined by the faculty from the IBEd and College departments. The seminar was made possible by the research advisers, Mr. Lander Joseph Ilagan and Mrs. Mellany Joy Panganiban.

-Untalan

Senior High School Level celebrates St Mary Euphrasia’s Feast Day

Through the initiative of the Service Club, SHS Department held a three-day prayer service to commemorate St Mary Euphrasia’s feast day, July 29 – 31.

There was a series of prayers and songs of praise together with offering of roses for SME. This was facilitated and participated by the student body. With the activity, they brought back in to their hearts the teachings and zeal of St. Mary Euphrasia.

-Untalan

Pamana 2019: SHS welcomes new batch of potentials

The freshmen students entered a new chapter of their lives as the Senior High School (SHS) Level of St. Bridget College (SBC) welcomed them with warm approach through the conduct of Pamana 2019. This is an annual activity done by the upperclassmen to officially and gladly receive the new set of learners. The activity was held at the SBC College Lawn, June 17.

With the theme “Stay Hype in Mission, Seniors!”, the SHS level prepared various activities which started with a prayer service and a symbolic candle lighting ceremony, wherein the Grade 12 students lit candles and passed them to the Grade 11 students of their former sections.

Moreover, Dr. Dolores Borras, the SHS Principal, welcomed everyone for the new school year with her opening remarks.  The hype was built as the hosts of the ceremony, Mr. Llander Joseph Illagan and Ms. Jonalyn Ortiz called each section for their own cheer to channel their energy and excitement.

The welcoming rite was concluded with the Grade 12 students giving their ‘’pamana’’, a customized ballpen to the new batch.

Moreover, a general orientation took place at the Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium the following day, June 18. It started off with a quick introduction of the SHS administration, faculty and staff, and was followed by an overview of SHS Level as  part of the K to 12 Curriculum, as presented by Dr. Dolores Borras.

Afterwards, Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, School’s Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Julieta Medrano, the Registrar gave “fast talks” regarding the services offered by their respective offices. The functions, rules, and services regarding the use of library was discussed by Mrs. Marissa Agtay, the SHS and College Level Chief Librarian.         Furthermore, the orientation was concluded by Mrs. Geraldine Vergara, Prefect of Discipline as she gave a final discussion on the students’ behavior and the rules and regulation of the SHS Level.

-Banlasan / Ascan

Internationalization – SBC’s next goal to fulfill for its culture of research

Linkages to professional research and, hopefully, Internationalization are St. Bridget College’s (SBC) next goals to fulfill after dream of research forum came true on July 12, 2019.

“It is a beginning step to enrich the culture of research in our institution, to give importance not only in the higher education but also in basic education, “ SBC President Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, said in her opening remarks for SBC’s 1st Research Forum: Strengthening Research Endeavors and Opportunities across Disciplines held at Mary Dominica Function Hall, SME Building.

Eight groups from the college department presented their researches, with topics including assessment of student services program, faculty development needs, and college readiness of the 1st Year College Students; studies on the implementation of gender mainstreaming and multicultural education in the institution were also shared during the event.

Dr. Imelda B. Vergara, Mrs. Lea Abacan, and Dr. Amor L. Borbon presented their individual researches on Synergy in trifold functions of higher education institutions, role of religion on the ecological awareness among the students of the institution, and Outcomes-based Education, respectively.

“It’s great initiative from the college department for the institution,” Abacan said. It is indeed, she added, the glory which is still “ours.’ Students and faculty researchers all aim for possible engagement in inter-school research for a, linkages to professional research organizations and internationalization. “The synergy… working together should be evident not only in this event hope that we can collectively utilize these researches for it would be a wonderful contribution for our institution,” Vergara said.

By Charmaine Marie Nuqui

IBED PARENTS’ ORIENTATION

SBC president reveals projects for SY 2019-2020

            Facing the expectant new parents of the Integrated Basic Education Department, SBC School president, Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS, revealed projects for the year during the orientation of new parents at SBC Manuela Q. Pastor Auditorium, June 19.

            After extending her warm welcome to parents of Pre-Kinder pupils, Grade 7 students and transferees, Sr. Clare shared the developments in the facilities of the school.

            “With regards to facilities, we tried to meet the demands of our students and mission partners. The renovation and extension of the gymnasium started in April 2019 with the target project completion of three months, “ Sr. Clare shared to the parents.

            She also announced the buy out of the canteen and its turnover on April 16, 2019. Furthermore, she said that food carts will be placed in the upper area of the canteen to decongest the students during recess and lunch break.

            “The extension of the canteen at the back of Mary Victory building will provide more eating place for all,” she added.

            Aside from these two ongoing projects, she also announced that SBC Bookstore will also be put up in order to centralize the selling of the school’s merchandise like school supplies, P.E. and school uniforms.

            After the message of the school president, Mrs. Rossana Bagon, IBED principal also presented the vision and mission of the school and explained its connection to the existing policies and activities of the department. She emphasized that as a Catholic evangelizing educational institution, SBC aims to develop ideal Bridgetines who excel academically and ready to be men and women for others.

            Mrs. Jesabel Medina, assistant principal, discussed the existing curriculum and assessment in the IBED. She shared to the parents that SBC offers an enriched K to 12 curriculum with the following offerings: Christian Living and Values Education subject, add on competencies, special programs like Independent Reading Program (IRP) and Mathscore, robotics, computer an specialized TLE courses for Grades 9 and 10.  Mr. Noel Bathan of Scholastics, provider of IRP and Ms. Algilyn Dolotina of Mathscore, explained the benefits of their respective programs.

Mrs. Grace Lorraine Pelingon, head of the guidance office, gave an overview of the guidance program while Mrs. Julieta Macalalad, Student Activity Program Coordinator, presented the existing clubs for this school year.

Institutional Culture and Arts Program and Repertory Brigid entertained the new parents in their respective production numbers.

-JESABEL A. MEDINA