REFRESH, RETURN, RECYCLE: SBC partakes in bottle recycling

With the continuously increasing usage of plastics in the country, Winder Recycling Company, in partnership with Refresh Water, aroused the consciousness of the senior high school community to the said issue through interactive seminar held at the SBC Gymnasium, August 27.

Engr. Winchester Lemen, the CEO of WRC, has put significance to upcycling and recycling as he discussed the company’s project involving utilization of wastes, especially single-use plastics, by transforming them into something valuable and beneficial to the community, as well as to the future generations.

Aside from the seminar, booths like interactive games in sub-booths and a photo booth were also set up in the gymnasium for a more engaging experiences among students and faculty.

Freebies, including bracelet, metal straws, clipboard and purse made of recyclable materials were also given to students as they participated in at least three of their booths.

Banlasan / Bacal

SHS marks month of Wikang Katutubo

            With the theme Wikang Katutubo: Tungo sa Isang Bansang Filipino, Senior High School learners observed the Buwan ng Wika at the SBC Gymnasium, August 30.

           The program started off with a prayer sung by Ms. Jazel Paula Blanco followed by the singing of the national anthem. Dr. Dolores D. Borras, principal of the Senior High School Level, in her opening message shared the value of the annual celebration that of inculcating love of native languages among Filipino youth.

          The first contest was the Tagisan ng Talino followed by the Balagtasan ala Spoken Word Poetry that was participated by chosen representatives of each section from grade 12. Furthermore, the contest Katutubong Sayaw showcasing the different dances, traditions and rituals of different native tribes, was participated by the grade 12 students. Meanwhile, a jazz chant competition was joined by select grade 11 students. Another competition involving all grade 11 and grade 12 sections was Simbolismo wherein they captured a certain symbol of an indigenous tribe assigned to them and rendered it on their classroom doors.

          The event concluded with the announcement of winners and group photo opportunities of all the winners and participants.

-Banlasan / Cabiscuelas

SBC hailed as the Oldest Catholic School in Batangas

St. Bridget College – Batangas City received a commendation through a resolution from the Batangas City Council as the oldest Catholic Education Institution in Batangas City and has religion subjects in Elementary, High School and College curricula. 

Sr. Mary Clare Bagot , RGS, school president and Dr. Rossana P. Bagon, Integrated Basic Education Department principal  received the plaque of commendation during the regular session of the City Council at Batangas City, on October 1, 2019.  

St. Bridget College is a Catholic school founded by the Religious of the Good Shepherd on February 1, 1913.

Arch. Garcera: Catholic Education is always a tool to lead us to Christ

With their yellow and white flaglets raised, the whole St. Bridget College community warmly received Archbishop Gillbert Garcera on his Pastoral Visit, August 15.

The Pastoral visit was intended to know the situations of different parishes as well as to evaluate the state of Catholic schools under the Archdiocese of Lipa.

The celebration started off with the welcoming remarks of Sr. Mary Clare Bagot, RGS. She introduced the institution through telling its history, on how SBC was formed. It was then followed by the speech of the Archbishop.

On his speech, Archbishop Garcera expressed his deepest gratitude to the institution and the school administration for the warm approach. He also introduced his delegations, as well as his reason for choosing SBC on his visit.

“You should thank the RGS sisters,” he said. “You are the school that is nearest to the church of Pope Francis because the Basilica is a church of Pope Francis.”

Moreover, he also highlighted the relevance of Catholic education as a tool in enlightening minds and leading all to Christ.

He expressed how the students are fortunate enough to experience the culture of encounter- the encounter with Jesus and one another.

Be grateful sapagkat maraming mga kabataan ang hindi nag-aaral, pinag-aral pero walang pinag-aralan, at mga kabataan na hindi na-experience ang encounter with Jesus.”

Furthermore, he stated that he was not the only one visiting, but along with him is the Holy Father and Jesus as well. He also put significance on how each one has its own angels that would lead one to the light who is the Lord.

Moreover, after the speech, several students from all departments and some faculty staffs were chosen to have lunch with the Archbishop and other priests.

 “Sa una, nakakakaba nang kaunti kasi sa dinami-dami ay kayo lang yung napili, tapos ang daming pari, pero ayos naman, sobrang blessed.” Malonie Austria, one of the Senior High students chosen, stated.

The lunch was filled with conversations regarding the institution’s system, its different programs, and the profile of students regarding their actions in various activities such as religious involvements within and outside the school. SBC was the 30th school that have been visited by the Archbishop.

-J-Zel Bacal

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.


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

Linkages to professional research and internationalization are St. Bridget College’s (SBC) next goals to fulfill after having realizing its dream of holding a research forum, 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 a 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 linkages to professional research organizations and internationalization. “The synergy… working together should be evident not only in this event. We hope that we can collectively utilize these researches for they would be a wonderful contribution to our institution,” Vergara said.

By Charmaine Marie Nuqui