To honor the Christmas season and the Bridgetines’ love and appreciation for the birth of Jesus Christ, the Senior High School (SHS) level of St. Bridget College welcomed the holiday season through the department’s Christmas party celebration last December 19.

With the theme of this celebration “A Christmas Sleigh Comebaaaack!”, the commemoration revolved on celebrating the spirit of Christmas together once again as this is the first Christmas party celebration to be conducted face-to-face after the height of the pandemic.

Grade 11 and grade 12 students of the SHS level gathered at the school gymnasium to have a short program hosted by Senior High School Executive Envoy Panel (SHEEP) Vice President, Chelsey Danielle Serva and Public Information Officer, Emmanuel Elsonroi Ardid, both from HUMSS 1 – Mother Domitilla Larouse.

Some of the highlights of the main program are the dance performance of the Repertory Brigid (RB) who performed an original dance to the song, “Bibingka” by Ben&Ben, as well as the performance of the Institutional Culture and Arts Program (ICAP) who performed a medley of Christmas songs.

Aside from the performances, a raffle event also took the spotlight of the celebration as many students from all three strands — ABM, HUMSS, and STEM won varieties of prizes. After the main program ended, the students went to their respective classrooms together with their advisers to have their own celebrations of the Christmas party with the different activities that their class officers prepared; each section readied different sets of activities to be conducted for fun.

Matthew Hernandez, a Grade 11 student from STEM 2 – Mo. Dorothy O’Connor, talked about his experience during the celebration and stated, “It was great, I really felt the Christmas party atmosphere with all the food, games, and gifts that we had. Having to celebrate our Christmas parties online for two whole years really made me appreciate these celebrations that we have at school more. This school year’s Christmas party exceeded my expectations as I found myself enjoying all the different activities that our dear officers and adviser had prepared.”

“Some of the activities that our section had was playing games such as the crumpled paper game and guess the baby picture. Alongside this, we had a prayer before the start of the party, and emcees to start and stir up the party.” he continued.

The SHS level has previously celebrated their Christmas party virtually due to the threat of the pandemic so the return of the face-to-face celebration in 2022 has marked a big impression on all who participated in the event.

Paula Bianca Dijan