Welcome to the offical website of St. Francis of assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
The guys from Aguhon Personal Guidance Initiative gave the fourth year students a memorable seminar that will help them reflect and decide on the career path or vocation they wish to take in the future. Another interesting development was the coverage of the workshop by the ABS-CBN show Kabuhayang Swak na Swak. The activities were filmed and our very own principal Mrs. Lilian Javier was interviewed by the crew. The show featuring Aguhon and St. Francis Cainta will air this coming Saturday at 7:00-7:30 AM so if you have time catch us there on TV!
Summer vacation is almost upon us! Spend your summer vacation wisely by joining the St. Francis Cainta summer programs. To learn more about all the summer workshops we are offering please download the online brochure by clicking here: http://goo.gl/TJPO00
February 7, 2014 - Congratulations to Stephen Matthew Ibanez (Grade 3 - Truth), Nichole Kapunan (Grade 3 Loyalty), and Nyte Aragon Castameda (Grade 3 Loyalty) for bagging THIRD PLACE in the Grade School MATHEMATICS Category of the Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association (CAMPRISA) Academic Contest. Special thanks to the tutolage of Teacher Coaches Ms. Arlen Ambida, Jean Rivera, and the assistance of Activity Coordinator Ms. Maricel Cruz for for supporting the students in every step of the way! Great job everyone!
Febuary 7, 2014 - Students from Grades 7 to 10 dressed in their very best outfits, danced, dined, and bonded with their junior and senior schoolmates in the much anticipated High School Night Celebration. The theme of the evening was a masquerade ball so every participant including the teachers wore colourful masks to match their flowing gowns and handsome suits. The festivities started off with rousing speeches accompanied by song and dance performances. Representatives of the graduating class also handed the incoming seniors the important symbols of St. Francis Cainta: the wreath of excellence, Key of Responsibility, and Cross of Morality. This rite is to symbolise the taking of helm of the incoming fourth year students for next school year they will take their rightful place besides the school administration to help govern the student body. Click here to view the photos of this memorable event: http://goo.gl/Rtd6v6
Donita Mae Manlunas of Grade 5 and Music Teacher Fidel Villora Ibanez Jr. (Piano) perform their rendition of the Disney classic “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid. Click here: https://vimeo.com/85501191
SFAMSC music instructors Teacher Ryan Martin Bonza (Guitar) and Teacher John Heubert D.R Vitor (Violin) with Grade 5 student Ms. Zarah Beatriz Bayona (Vocals) presents their rendition of “Killing Me Softly with His Song” by Roberta Flack. Click here to watch the video: https://vimeo.com/86288584
Congratulations to Ms. Arianne Ingrid Geremillo for passing the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). Your diligence and hard work in your studies paid off! We at St. Francis Cainta are all very proud to have another Franciscan become a University of the Philippines student!
Congratulations to our amazing wordsmith Julienne Allyah Legutan of Grade 7 - Galileo for winning 2rd Place in the Our Lady of Light On the Spot Essay Contest! Way to go Julienne! You make us proud!
Congratulations to SFAMSC Cheetah shuttler Frederick Andrei Pedernal of Grade 8 - Aristotle for being the champion of the Secondary Boy’s Division Singles of the Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association (CAMPRISA) Badminton Tournament! Frederick played fast and fierce throughout the tournament consistently winning all his matches!
Great job Frederick! You make us all proud!
Congratulations to SFAMSC Cheetah lady shuttler Sophia Angleique Chua of Grade 8 - Aristotle for being the champion of the Secondary Girl’s Division Singles of the Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association (CAMPRISA) Badminton Tournament! Sophia played a brilliant game throughout the tournament by winning all her matches! Great job Sophia! You are amazing and we are all proud of you!
Congratulations to our very talented Julia Mae Velasco of Grade 7 - Galileo for winning 3rd Place in the Our Lady of Light On the Spot Poster Making Contest! Beautiful work Julia! You make us proud!
Congratulations to Jefferson M. Benito of Grade 5 - Honesty for taking 1st place in the boys’ singles elementary division of the CAMPRISA (Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association) Jefferson played a consistently amazing game throughout the tournament winning all his matches. We are very proud of you Jefferson!
Check out the photos of this years educational and exciting field trips!
PreSchool to Grade 3 Field Trip
Grade 4 to High School Field Trip
October 22, 2013- Little Mermaid Zsarren Mae Quitazol of Grade 3 - Loyalty grabbed second place in the girls’ 100 meter freestyle competition. It was a close race as Zsarren Mae was only beaten by her much taller opponent by a fraction of a second! Zsarren Mae is one of Cainta’s regional representative in the Larong Panglalawigan of Rizal. Congratulations Zsarren Mae you make everybody in SFAMSC and Cainta very very proud!!!
To view all her photos please visit: http://goo.gl/ybAI86
September 28, 2013 - The Siglakas Family Sports Day officially began with the ceremonial torch lighting and the celebratory basketball tip off representing the start of the games. The cheering competition followed the opening ceremonies as the Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green team showed everyone very high energy and powerful cheering performances. SIGLAKAS is a word that is derived from “Sigla” and “Lakas” which aims to develop sportsmanship, teamwork, independence, to strengthen social interaction and develop emotional intelligence.
Students are be grouped into four teams: Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Teams. This is a day for strengthening bonds between the parents, faculty, and students so even the parents are encouraged to join the games with their children and be part of the games.
Click here to view the online photo album: http://goo.gl/rlVo65
Buwan ng Wika SY 2013-2014
ni Guro Jury Cerbito
Noong Ika - 29 ng Agosto, pinakita ang kahusayan at talento ng mga mag - aaral sa mataas na paaralan upang mahubog ang kanilang kakayahan sa “pag sulat ng sanaysay” , Pag sulat ng Tula, Pinoy Henyo at poster making contest. Tunay naramdaman ang init at bagkis ng mga mag aaral sa larangan ng pagsusulat. Bagkus, ang mga Franciskano mag - aaral ay tanglaw na pinabayabong ang kulturang pilipino na tatak sa puso at isipan ng mag - aaral na maka pilipino. Ang huling araw ng linggo ay winakasan sa pamamagitan ng isang “Sabayang Pagbigkas” ; “Lakan at Lakambini” sa mataas na paaralan ng bawat klase kung saan pinakita ang kanilang talento,kahusayan sa pagbigkas,kagandahan, at tindig na isinagawa ng mga mag-aaral ang mga pinakita ng kaganapan ng tema ng Buwan ng Wika at ito ay ang: “Wika natin ang daang matuwid.”
Ang Buwan ng Wika ay ginugunita taun-taon upang muli at muling ipagunita sa ating mga kababayan ang kahalagahan ng wikang humubog sa ating lahi o kultura. Ang wikang ito ang naging saligan ng ating pagka-Pilipino. Sa pamamagitan ng wikang ito natin naisasatinig ang ating mga pangarap o lunggati, ang kagandahan ng ating kultura at sa pamamagitan din nito natin naipapakita ang ating tunay na identidad at pagkakaisa bilang isang sambayanang patuloy na nagpupunyagi upang maging isang maunlad na bansa. Maraming salamat!
Para inyo makita ang mga larawan:
Pagdiriwang ng Una Ikatlong Baitang
Paghahanap ng Lakan-Lakambini
Pagkilala at pagpaparangal sa ating pambansang wika sa pamamagitan ng sayaw at awit na pinagunahan ng Pre-school Department. Ang pinakabatang kasapi ng pamilya ng sfamsc ay nagpakitang gilas at binigyang sigla ang kanilang mga magulang. Nagpamalas din sila ng angking lakas sa larong pinoy mabuhay ang batang Pilipino! Mabuhay ang wikang Pilipino!
Para inyo makita ang mga larawan:
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Greetings of Love and Peace of St. Francis!
Our first Parent-Teacher Conference which was scheduled last August 24, 2013 had to be cancelled due to typhoon “Maring” that brought floods that led to the suspension of classes. Thus, we have rescheduled it on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Activity Center, La Verna Bldg.
Our invited guest speaker for the parenting seminar for August 24, Professor Albert Saldajeno, cannot make it on August 31. However, Professor Albert will still be our guest speaker on our our Second Parent-Teacher Conference in November.
For an orderly distribution of cards we will practice the “First come, First Serve basis” thus upon registration a number will be given to you which will designate the sequence for the distribution of card and a 2-minute conference with the adviser about your child’s performance during the last quarter. You may set an appointment with the subject teachers or the undersigned on a later date. While waiting for your number, you are requested to stay in a designated area near the stage to keep the event orderly and efficient.
We hope to see you!
Yours in St. Francis,
LILIAN C. JAVIER
Announcement: Due to the heavy rains and floods the August 24 Parent-Teacher Conference has been moved next week August 31. The parenting seminar, The Creative Parents has been postponed and moved to the second quarter PTC. We apologise of the inconvenience.
We are inviting everyone, including outsiders to this year’s 1st Parent-Teacher Conference Seminar, “The Creative Parents: How to Use Fun and Imagination to Raise Smart and Intelligent Children.”
The speaker is renowned educator and teaching styles specialist Professor Albert Saldajeno. Professor Saldajeno is the Creative Pedagogy Director of Center for Learning and Teaching Styles Philippines. A B.S. Psychology Graduate majoring Guidance and Counseling with specialization in Clinical Pastoral Encounter. He has authored books and modules on creativity. He is also an esteemed colleague of Multiple Intelligence Philippine pioneer and expert Professor Henry Tenedero (who also did a seminar at SFAMSC last year) in One Nation Learning where they do teacher training seminars across the nation and abroad.
This is a free and rare opportunity to learn to one of the foremost minds in Philippine education so please come and invite your friends and family to join you.
Date and Time: August 24, Saturday 9:00am
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta Activity Center
Fee: Absolutely FREE, we encourage you to bring your relatives and friends who are also parents!
The formidable and feared Team Cheetah Shuttlers, battle their way through the eliminations of the Cainta Badminton Municipal Meet to grab the top position in the finals. Sophia Chua bags the championship in the high school women’s division. Frederick Pedernal grabs second place in the high school men’s division. Jefferson Benito wins the championship in the grade school boy’s division.
Here is the summary tournament matches of SFAMSC vs the other schools:
Frederick (SFAMSC) vs CCC 21-17
Frederick (SFAMSC) vs GA 21-8
Frederick (SFAMSC) vs Lorenzo 17-21
Sophia (SFAMSC) vs CCC 21-12
Sophia (SFAMSC) vs Magis 21- 4
Sophia (SFAMSC) vs Lorenzo 21-5
Jefferson (SFAMSC) vs smmis 21-9
Jefferson (SFAMSC) vs Lorenzo 21-1
Many thanks to Mrs. Aui Chua, Mrs.Mercy Dorado Pedernal, and Mrs. Benito for being the backbone of the athletes. Your love, hardwork and passion towards the development of your children through sports made this victory possible. Also thank you to Coach Deniel Tan and Student Activities Coordinator Mrs. Maricel Cruz for all the essential support work. We are very proud of this achievement of our athletes!
View all the photos here: http://goo.gl/jju5v7
July 12, 2013 Student Council Election
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED MEMBERS of the SFAMSC COMELEC AND CANVASSERS do hereby certify under oath that we have duly canvassed the votes of the 248 bonafide students of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta in the Student Council election held on July 12, 2013.
For the Congressional Race
Grade 4 Representative : 18 votes - Beatrice Carolyn Lentic
Grade 5 Representative : 15 votes - Marie Chrishelle R. Pineda
Grade 6 Representative : 12 votes - Chreed Daniel J. Cruz
Grade 7 Representative : 13 votes - Alvin Jan V. Diaz
Grade 8 Representative : 13 votes - Danelo G. Vertucio
Grade 9 Representative : 18 votes - Michelle Ann S. Villacorta
Grade 10 Representative : 11 votes - Arianne Ingrid H. Geremillo
For the Senatorial Race
With 133 votes : Aaliyah Cassandra G. Cruz
With 134 votes : Arnold Wil G. Rillorta
With 135 votes : Dan Joelle G. Dizon
With 139 votes : Julia Mae F. Velasco
With 141 votes : Frederick Andrei D. Pedernal
P.R.O : 145 votes – Jason D. Tormon
Auditor : 126 votes – Jerico Daniel B. Reables
Treasurer : 136 votes – Clarence T. Tamayo
Secretary : 144 votes – Sophia Angelique B. Chua
Vice President : 137 votes – Rita Mae A. Balubar
President : 129 votes – Karen Anne O. Martinez
On the basis of the foregoing, we hereby proclaim the above name of candidates as the duly elected officers of the Student Council of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
Shara Alyssalene P. Raja
Danica Cecilia V. Barcelon
Roselle Florence S. Estrada
Tanya Joi S. Duran
Julienne Allyah C. Legutan
Cathleen Rose E. Pamor
Gaile T. Valle
Mario R. Follero
Noted by : Lilian C. Javier (Principal)
Who will you vote for Student Council? DEAL or ECHO? The future of the Student Council and the school is in your hands!
Campaign and Election Schedule:
July 10 - Room to Room Campaign
July 11 - Meeting de Avance Debate
July 12 - Student Council Elections
The ECHO PARTY (Enthusiastic Caring Honest Org)
PRESIDENT : Alexandra Marie P. Guevarra
VICE President: Louisiana Sollestre
Secretary : Janine Angel Del Valle
Treasurer : Roma Reign Molina
Auditor : Jonathan Ho
PRO : James Amante
Jan Emmanuel Antonio
Kenneth Gabriel Pedigan
Julia Mae Velasco
Aaliyah Cassandra Cruz
Dan Joelle Dizon
Grade 4: Beatrice Lentic
Grade 5: Marie Chriselle Pineda
Grade 6: Chreed Daniel Cruz
Grade 7: Alvin Jan Diaz
Grade 8: Ivan Angelo Geremillo
Grade 9: Michelle Ann Villacorta
Grade 10: Windail John Testa
The DEAL Party (Diligent Enthusiastic Active Leaders)
PRESIDENT: Karen Anne Martinez
VICE President: Rita Mae Balubar
Secretary : Sophia Angelique Chua
Treasurer : Clarence Tamayo
Auditor : Jerico Daniel Reables
PRO : Jason Tormon
Luke Matthew Doroteo
Frederick Andrei Pedernal
Carla Marie Joson
Arnold Wil Rillorta
Grade 4: Srdjan Troy Chua
Grade 5: Donita Mae Manlunas
Grade 6: Venedict Doroteo
Grade 7: Sofia Eunice Testa
Grade 8: Danelo Vertucio
Grade 9: Jasha Micah Benito
Grade 10: Arianne Ingrid Geremillio
The snap shots for the club tryouts are now online on our Facebook photo albums! Check them out!
Dance Troupe audition Photos:
Volleyball Varsity Tryout Photos:
Basketball Varsity Tryout Photos:
The St. Francis Cainta Drama and Film Company proudly presents the first two episodes of St. Francis Diaries - fictional love advice show that deals with the romantic misadventures of St. Francis students. The St. Francis Drama and Film Company is a student club dedicated to develop the different creative, acting, and dramatic talents of its members through producing short stories on video or live performance. All members of the cast and creative team are students, teachers, and staff of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
Watch the first two shows now:
Episode 02: Astig ang Love Ko - Calamansi is a junior high school boy who is always bullied but found love when he is saved by Alex, a high school girl who is a master of martial arts. Will Calamansi win the heart of the pretty Alex? Watch to find out!
You may also watch the series on YOUTUBE:
We are now accepting students for SY 2013-2014. For more information about enrollment visit http://stfranciscainta.com/admissions.html
Enrolment Ongoing until July! St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta (SFAMSC) is still accepting late enrolees for SY 2013-2014. We are a preschool, grade school, and high school that provides:
1) An advanced curriculum equivalent to the best local schools. Our alumni enter and do well in prestigious schools such as San Beda, UST, De Lasalle, Ateneo, UP, and FEU 2) A strong focus on moral values, ethics, and good manners. 3) Small class sizes. 4) Careful supervision by the faculty and staff. 5) A faculty and administration that is approachable and works closely with both parents and students. 6) A family like environment where everyone is kind and understanding.
For inquiries, please message us on Facebook or, for faster response, call us at Tel. 656-5238. Telefax. 655-8898 Mobile. +63922-8421242. Look for Ma’am Lilian or Ma’am Luchie.
For more info please visit our website at:
Where to find us and Admission Requirements:
SFAMSC is pleased to offer Tae Kwon do summer workshops for all students and outsiders. The lessons will be supervised by a Certified National Instructor of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. For further inquiry and enrollment please call us at:
Tel. 656-5238. Telefax. 655-8898
Lessons will be start at April 15, 2013
Fee: Php 3,000 / 12 Sessions/ 2 hours a day
Congratulations High School Girl’s Volleyball Varsity team for taking third place overall! The dedication and hard work of our Athletes paid off! We thank our Heavenly Father for all our victories. GO CHEETAHS!
Congratulations Grade School Varsity team for a job well done! Also kudos to Mr. John Gliner Calinog for his exceptional work of coaching our grade school athletes! Excellent work! GO CHEETAHS!
UPDATE: There has been a change of schedule in the foundation day Celebration schedule to help students and the SFAMSC community fully enjoy this festive occasion. We will have our general full day rehearsal will on 17th of January. The Thanks Giving Mass, talent show and bazaar will be on 18th and 19th. Thank you!
Greetings of love!
The St. Francis Cainta Foundation day will be soon upon us! This January 18-19 we will celebrate our foundation day with a school bazaar and a talent show! Students, alumni, teachers, and parents! We want to see your performing talent! Sing, dance, play a musical instrument, or perform skits for everyone to see and enjoy!
If you wish to perform at our talent show (or join as a tenant of the school bazaar) please come and register at the Principal’s Office as early as possible so that we can fit you into our program! We are hoping this Foundation Day will be our most fun and exciting yet!
God bless you all!
The SFAMSC Student Council, faculty, staff, and intermediate grade school student visit and provide entertainment, snacks, and Christmas cheer to the folks of Kanlungan ni Maria - a home for the aged.
- Sophia Angelique Chua took the championship spot in the High School Badminton Girls’ Singles
- Frederick Andrei Pedernal took the championship spot in the High School Badminton Boys’ Singles
- Jan Jairus Bobis & Vince Marc Navalta took the championship spot in the High School Badminton Boys’ Doubles
Congratulations to all of you! Everyone, including the participants from the other schools were very impressed with your awesome display of skill and talent! We are all very proud of you!
To see the photos of our players in action visit: http://goo.gl/PWuJK
Last November 22, 2012 the SFAMSC High school students had so much fun visiting the famous Biak na Bato, Bulacan. Students not only enjoyed hiking in the forest, crossing through rivers, rappelling under bridges, and crawling through caves but they learned the deep past and science behind this historical location. To view their adventures please visit our Facebook photo album at:
Hundreds of colourful photos of our adorable students during this years Book Week Celebration are now uploaded and online on our Facebook Page! We have split the albums into several albums for your viewing convenience:
Book Week Parade:
Book Week Celebration Proper (Part 1)
Book Week Celebration Proper (Part 2)
Book Week Celebration Proper (Part 3)
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Greetings of love and peace of St. Francis!
We will celebrate Book Week from November 12-16, 2012. We wish to begin this fun and colorful celebration with a costume parade of the Pre-schoolers and Grades 1, 2 and 3 morning and afternoon session pupils within Area 6 of the New St. Francis Village on November 12, Monday, at 7:30 in the morning. This will feature costumes of characters and superheroes from your child’s favorite books and comic books. However, they may also wear their old costumes.
Please bring a small bag with towels, powder, extra t-shirt, snacks and drinking water. Students from grades 4 to 10 are required to wear maong pants with the following color coded shirt:
Grade 4 - Orange
Grade 5 – Violet
Grade 6 - Pink
Grade 7 – Yellow
Grade 8 - Red
Grade 9 - Green
Grade 10 - Blue
On November 12, dismissal for Pre School to Grade 3 will be at 12:00 noon while the Grades 4 to 10 will be at 3:00 p.m.
Scholastic books will be on sale at the Pre School Waiting Area from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
We will have regular classes from November 13-16, however, we will have education reading based games and activities throughout the week.
Reading is one of the most important life skills that your child must master to succeed in life. We hope that through the activities during the Book Week we can cultivate your child’s appreciation and skill for reading.
Let’s have a great time during the Book Week! See you there!
Yours in St. Francis,
Lilian C. Javier
The UN Day Celebration photo are now uploaded and ready to view on the SFAMSC Facebook photo album! Click the link below to see our handsome and beautiful students as they parade and perform in their colourful international costumes!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Greetings of Peace and Unity!
We will be celebrating our United Nations Day on October 25, 2012. UN day is a special day to celebrate the unity of member nations for which the Philippines is a long time member. To promote awareness to our pupils and students about the importance of this special day we are celebrating by doing a street performance around St. Francis Village and a field demonstration at the Area 6 Basketball Court. Pupils and students are requested to wear any national costume of any member country of the United Nations.
For the last few years we have combined our UN day celebration with the school’s foundation day. However, the school’s founding is actually January 19, 1999. Thus, we will have a separate celebration of our 13th Foundation Day on January 18 & 19, 2013.
Let us make this a fun and meaningful celebration for our pupils.
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours in St. Francis,
Lilian C. Javier
Varsity season is upon the Cainta Municipal Private School Association! Visit our online photo galleries on Facebook to view the exciting shots of the SFAMSC athletes in action as they compete in basketball, volleyball, and badminton against the best private school teams in Cainta.
Visit our Facebook page to see photos of the 2012 scouting event:
Due to the unexpected and sudden strong downpour of rain we are suspending classes today Sept 15, 2012. Please pass this on to your fellow classmates. Thank you and God bless!
Our deepest gratitude and thanks to Professor Henry Tenedero for his enlivening seminar. The parents, teachers, and members of the St. Francis Cainta community learned a lot from your wonderful and practical lessons!
To view the photos of the event please visit this link:
We are very excited to bring to you educator, author, speaker, and one of the pioneer experts on multiple intelligence in the Philippines - Professor Henry Tenedero. The topic of the seminar is:
“Charting your Child’s Success Using Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence”
Professor Tenedero acquired his Master’s Degree in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and studied at the Harvard University’s Graduate School Program for Professional Education Leaders specializing on Multiple Intelligences.
Among his numerous accomplishments, He also served as a Visiting Lecturer at Georgetown University‘s Center for Immigration and Refugee Assistance Policy and at the St. Anthony’s College in Oxford University.An advocate of the United Nations’ Education-for- All program and an active presenter at the Annual Learning Styles Leadership Institute in New York, he travels extensively in the US, Asia, and Scandinavian countries to promote his advocacy that Education is the Great Equalizer, which in essence means the witnessing and nurturing the communion of all peoples; the realization of one humanity sharing and enriching one earth.
He espouses the belief that:
▶ every child has genius potentials in more ways than one
▶ between hope and despair, education is the great equalizer
▶ we need to work/teach beyond the curriculum
▶ we need to create happy learning environments at home, at work and in school
He is the author of the following educationally inspiring books:
▶ Breaking the IQ Myth
▶ Super Teacher Excellent in Teaching,
▶ Mindful Ideas in Education,
▶ Aha! I Gotcha
▶ Cooking Up a Creative Genius
▶ Using Passion and Laughter in Your Presentations
Please join us in this FREE seminar on September 1, 2012 at the SFAMSC activity center. The seminar will start at 9:00 pm. Despite of Prof. Tenedero’s very tight schedule we are very fortunate to have him visit our campus as our resource speaker. Everyone will enjoy Prof. Henry’s educational, easy to understand and and amusing lecture style so let us also invite our friends and family to join us in this very rare occasion!
We will also offer for sale his best selling books in limited quantities after his seminar.
Please be informed that CLASSES IN ALL LEVELS ARE SUSPENDED for tomorrow, AUGUST 14, 2012 because there is still flood in St. Francis Village. REGULAR classes will resume on Wednesday, August 15 and the First Quarter Exams will be on August 16 to 18, Thursday to Saturday (original schedule of exams will be followed). Please be guided accordingly….God bless everyone!
-Mrs. Lilian C. Javier (Principal)
The St. Francis Cainta family is very pleased to announce that Mrs. Lilian Cambe Javier is the newly appointed principal of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta effective S.Y. 2012-2013. Mrs. Javier is a candidate for Doctoral in Educational Management, holds a master’s degree in Educational Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She taught in St. Francis Cainta until she became assistant principal and has nearly twenty years of experience in teaching.
As an active volunteer of the church, a loving mother, a dedicated educator and devout Catholic, she is well regarded by her students, the parents, and the community in general. Her cheerful demeanor, steadfast character, love for children, unshakable values, and commitment to academic excellence are the reasons she was chosen to be the lead steward of the students of this school.
Let us all welcome Mrs. Javier as our new Principal in the spirit of joy and peace that is St. Francis of Assisi. The Principal’s office is open during school hours so if you see her please feel free to stop by to say hello.
JUNE 6 (wed) - HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL ORIENTATION
ID Picture Taking
9:00AM - 12:00NN
JUNE 7 (thurs) - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ORIENTATION
ID Picture Taking
9:00AM - 12:00NN
JUNE 8 (fri) - PRIMARY LEVEL ORIENTATION
ID Picture Taking
9:00AM - 12:00NN
JUNE 11 (mon) - RIZAL PROVINCE FOUNDATION DAY
JUNE 12 (tue) - INDEPENDENCE DAY (NO CLASSES)
JUNE 13 (wed) - PRESCHOOL LEVEL ORIENTATION
ID Picture Taking
9:00 - 12:00NN
JUNE 14 (THURSDAY) - START OF REGULAR CLASSES
* PLEASE WEAR COMPLETE UNIFORM DURING THE ORIENTATION
Enrollment for old and new students from pre school to high school will begin at February 20, 2012.
I. Requirements For New Student/Transferees
A. Application Form (available at the Accounting Office)
B. Personal Data Sheet (issued by SFAMSC)
C. Photocopy of the following;
1. Birth Certificate (bring original for clarification)
2. baptismal Certificate (for Grade 2 pupils and up)
D. Report Card on previous year level completed
E. Four (4) pieces 2X2 ID picture (most recent picture with red
F. Certificate of Good Moral Character from last school attended for
Grades 2-6 and high school students
G. Entrance Examination Fee of P300.00
H. Written Examination and Interview for Senior Casa 1 to Fourth Year
students. Junior Casa pupils will not take a written exam. Instead
they will undergo a special interview.
II. Old Students
A. Report Card
AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESCHOOL AND GRADE 1
- Junior Casa II - 3-4 years
- Senior Casa I - - 4-5 years
- Senior Casa II - 5-6 years
- Grade 1 - 6-7 years
For More Information Contact Us:
#45 Golf St. New Saint Francis Village, Cainta Rizal, Philippines Tel. 656-5238. Telefax. 655-8898 Mobile. +63922-8421242 (for international callers)/ 0922-8421242 (local)
All the High school students certainly had a pleasant evening on the 17th of February 2012. The High School Night Promenade took place at the third floor of the La Verna building at SFAMSC. The location was quite romantic as the city lights were seen far away and are visible through the windows.
Pretty ladies and handsome gentlemen surprisingly arrived early, making it possible for the immediate start of the program. The opening of the program was declared by the entrance of the students in their elegant gowns and suits as they glide their way to the center floor.
All mayors of each year level were summoned on stage as the candle lighting ceremony was being held. After that, the passing of the torch, the cross, the key, and the laurel wreath was performed by the Seniors and Juniors. Bill Mar Zinampan of Year IV-Einstein sang Count On Me, the theme song of the high school night prom. As always, students of every year level give their best when they present their cotillion to the judges and the viewers. It was the most applauded part of the program.Mouth-watering food was served at the buffet table during the banquet. Free dance gave the High school student a chance to have their memorable moments with their special dates. The Prom royalties were later announced.
The always smiling Mr. Isaiah Geremillo and the graceful Ms. Angelica Espiritu reigned as the Prom King and Queen of the night. Mr. Dan Angelo Ezar, Mr. James Amante, Ms. Dona Louise Diaz and Ms. Jolina Garcia were selected as Prom Princes and Princesses. Mr. James Amante received the Best in Suit Award, and his partner, Ms. Jolina Garcia, as the Best in Gown awardee. Special awards like Faces of the Night were given to Mr. Dan Angelo Ezar and Ms. Dona Louise Diaz.
Everyone enjoyed a night of dance, music, and dining.
To view all the high resolution photos this events please the school’s Facebook photo album at:
Congratulations to Zsarrene Mae Quitasol of Grade 1 - Hope for representing the Municipality of Cainta and St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School at the Palarong Panlalawigan Swimming Event at Marikina Sports Center last October 17-21, 2011. She competed in 50 LC (Long Course) Meter Free Style and 50 LC Meter Backstroke Elementary Girls.
Zsarrene, at age seven has joined several swimming tournaments. She participated the Milo Novice Swimming Competition last July 4, 2011 in the following events; 25 Meter Free Style, 25 Meter backstroke and 25 Meter butterfly Stroke.
Last December 10, 2011, she participated at the STASA (Southern Tagalog Amatuer Swimming Association) Fun Swim Meet at Marikina Sports Center and performed admirably the 50 LC Freestyle for girls.
Keep on fighting Zsarrene Mae! You have our full support!
To view more photos of Zsarrene Mae, visit our online photo album at:
Last November 26, 2011, Sophia Angelique Chua of Gr. 6- Generosity won First place in the elementary division of the badminton provincial meet sponsored by the Rizal Private School Association (RIPRISA) held at the Aerodome badminton court in Rizal. Sophia fought her way to the championships beating representatives from Binagonan, Rizal and Rodriguez. This is her first time competing in a tournament yet she represented the school with pride and confidence. She became the champion with a overwhelming score of 21-11 against her opponent from San Mateo, Rizal. Her win opened a big opportunity for her in the field of badminton. She will soon be competing in invitational games and regional competitions. Congratulations Sophia for a spectacular performance!
Watch the video clips of some of her matches and the awarding here:
This faithful October 17, 2011, the spiritual director, board member, and close friend of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta, Father Dunstan Ma. Candol passed away. Today is truly a sad day for the whole school community. Father Dunstan was part of the St. Francis family and also God’s representative and spokesperson to the whole school community. We will never forget his entertaining and thoughtful Parent Seminars. We will never forget his wise and tear jerking lectures during our students’ and teachers’ recollections. We always remember his devotion to God by bringing the holy mass in all of our major school activities. Most of all, we will always remember his deep love and concern for the school, its students and the whole community.
Father, during your short time here on earth you have touched and positively changed the lives of so many people including yours truly. Your passion and drive for bringing God’s compassion and wisdom to the young and old alike will always be remembered. We will miss your laughter, kindness and generosity.
May God bless you and cradle you in His arms when you meet Him in heaven. The whole school of St. Francis Cainta weeps and miss you dearly. We are eternally grateful to God for blessing us with your loving presence even for just a brief moment in time. Rest assured that St. Francis Cainta will continue your legacy of love and service as long as we live.
To All My Dear Teachers,
Seven months had already passed after our graduation, I haven’t say any word or message to you my dear teachers. But it was in my mind that I found guidance, love, care, and friendship from all of you. You are the mentors of my life. Maybe without you my dear teachers I have been lost.
Many times I feel thanking you but I can’t find the right time. Tonight, is my chance to say “Thank You” to all of you my dearest teachers.
* Thank you for being selfless givers.
* Thank you for the words that have been guiding me throughout my journey.
* Thank you for inspiring me and making me what I am today.
I owe you so much my dearest teachers. I will never forget this occasion and I can’t explain my gratitude to you. Surely, you will remain in my heart.
HAPPY TEACHER’S DAY!!!
Your Old Student,
Danilo V. Barcelon II
A Graduate of SFAMSC
We have uploaded the photos of Team Cheetahs. The official varsity sports teams of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
To see the photos please visit our official photo albums at:
Ang Buwan ng Wika na ipinagdiriwang tuwing Agosto ay ipinagdiriwang bilang pagkilaa sa Wikang Filipino: Ang Wikang Pambansa ng Pilipino. Noong ika 31 - ng Agosto 2011 mula 12:30 - 4:00 NH sa Bulwagang tanghalan, ipinagdiriwang ito ng St. Francis of Assis Montessori School of Cainta sa pamamagitan ng palatuntunan na dinaluhan ng mga magulan, mag-aaral at mga panauhin. Tema ng palatutunan ito ay “Ang Filipino ay Wikang Panlahat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid na Landas”.
Mga mag-aaral mula Una - Ikatlong Baitang sa kanilang awit-sayaw ng “Bagong Pilipinas.” Panoorin ang 2011Buwan ng Wika sa Youtube.
Ang mga mag-aaral ay nagahanda ng ibat-ibang bilang na lalong nagpakita ng pagmamahal ng bawat isa sa ating bansa at wika patungo sa makabagong kinabukasan na puno ng pag-asa at pagkakaisa. Sa pagsisimula ng programa, inawit ng Koro Lahing Kayumanggi ang Pambansang Awit at si Ma. Angela T. Avila ang nagbigay ng Pambungad na Panalangin habang nagbahagi ng maikling pagbati at pananalita si Gng. Tejano.
Ang Buwan ng Wika na ipinagdiriwang tuwing Agosto ay ipinagdiriwang bilang pagkilaa sa Wikang Filipino: Ang Wikang Pambansa ng Pilipino. Noong ika 31 - ng Agosto 2011 mula 12:30 - 4:00 NH sa Bulwagang tanghalan, ipinagdiriwang ito ng St. Francis of Assis Montessori School of Cainta sa pamamagitan ng palatuntunan na dinaluhan ng mga magulan, mag-aaral at mga panauhin. Tema ng palatutunan ito ay “Ang Filipino ay Wikang Panlahat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid na Landas”. Ang mga mag-aaral ay nagahanda ng ibat-ibang bilang na lalong nagpakita ng pagmamahal ng bawat isa sa ating bansa at wika patungo sa makabagong kinabukasan na puno ng pag-asa at pagkakaisa. Sa pagsisimula ng programa, inawit ng Koro Lahing Kayumanggi ang Pambansang Awit at si Ma. Angela T. Avila ang nagbigay ng Pambungad na Panalangin habang nagbahagi ng maikling pagbati at pananalita si Gng. Tejano.
Mga munting mag-aaral ng SC 2 - Violet kasama ang kanilang guro na si Gng. Jean M. Rivera.
Mga mag-aaral mula una-Ikatlong Baitang sa kanilang pagsayaw ng “Isang Kinabukasan.”
Binigyang buhay ng Awiting Bagong Pilipinas ng mga mag-aaral mula una hanggang ikatlong baitang ang kahalagahan ng Wikang Filipino. Ang Una at Ikatlong Taon ay nagpakitang gilas sa balagtasan na may pamagat na “Sino ang Mas Mahalaga Guro, Doktor at Magsasaka?”. Sa pamamagitan ng kanilang munting pahayag at bugso ng damdamin sa pagiging Pilipino isang Sabayang Pagbigkas ng Ako’y Isang Pilipino” naman ang ipinamalas ng Ika-Apat na Baitang. Sa pagpapalaganap ng pagkakaisa ng lahing Pilipino upang makamit ang tuwid na landas, ang mga munting tinig ng Senior Casa 2-Violet ang umawit ng “Sana.” Nagbigay buhay naman ang ipinakitang Tunog-Tao ang mga ng Ikalawa at Unang Taon sa Hayskul.
Ang sayaw-awit ng mga mag-aaral mula Junior Casa 2-Red at Senior Casa 2-Orang ng “Sana Bukas.”
Ang mga masisiglang mag-aaral ng Senior Casa 1 Blue sa kanilang interpretasyon ng “May Bukas Pa.”
Ang mga mag-aaral ng Ika-Anim na Baitang naman ay nagbigay buhay sa Sabayang Pagbigkas ng “Tao, Saan Ka Patungo.”Bilang bahagi ng palatuntunan, nagbigay ng Sayaw-Awit ang mga bata mula Junior Casa 2-Red at Senior Casa 2-Orange sa awiting ‘Sana Bukas” na may mensahe ng pagkakisa, pag-ibig at pagkakapantay-pantay ng bawat mamamayan na sinundan ng pag-awit ng mg a mag-aaral mula sa Senior Casa 1-Blue ng “May Bukas Pa”.Dahil sa hangarin na mapaunlaad at maipakilala ang mga Pilipino at ang wikang sinasalamin nito, isang Sabayang Pagbigkas ang ipinakita ng mga mag-aaral ng ika-Anim ng Baitang na may pamagat ng “Wikang Pilipino a Pambansang Kalayaan at Pagkakaisa” na makakatulong sa pagkamit ng kalayaan na ninanais. Ang mga mag-aaral ng Una at Ikatlong Baitang na panghapon naman ay nagpamalas ng isang awit na ‘isang Kinabukasan” na nagpapahayag ng isang maayos at magandang kinabukasan.
Ang mga mahuhusay na mananalaysay mula sa Ikatlong Taon na sina Jan Jairus Bobis, Isaiah Geremillo at Marie Camille Pineda sa kanilang balagtasan ng “Sino ang Mahalaga, Guro, Doktor o Magsasaka?”
Sina Michelle Villacorta, Louisiana Sollestre at Jason Tormon sa kanilang napakahusay na pagtatanghal ng debate. Panoorin ang balagtasan ng 1st year sa Youtube.
Nagbigay ng isang masiglang bilang ang Talent League Dance Crew sa pamamagitan ng sayaw ng “Vogue” na lalong ikinasaya ng nanonood. Bago tuluyang nagwakas, isang maikling pananalita ang ibinigay ni Gng. Pure B. Anore, ng Kagawaran ng Pilipino at nagpaunlak naman ng isang pangwakas na panalangin si Michelle Villacorta. Bilang pagpupugay sa lahing Pilipino na kilala sa buong mundo dahil sa angking talino at kakayahan, inanyayahan ang lahat na umawit ng “Ang Galing ng Pinoy” na sinundan ng Himno ng Paaralan sa pag-awit at ng Panalangin ni St. Francis. Nagsilbing mga guro ng palatuntunan sina Bb. Vivian Velasco at G. Tommy Lutero.
Ang makabayang Sabayang bigkas ng Ikaapat na Baitang ng Ako ay Pilipino.
Nagpakitang gilas ang mga ma-aaral ng Ikaapat na Taon sa kanilang Tunog Tao sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika.
Parasa iba pang mga larawan bisitahin ang official photo album ng St. Francis Cainta:
To enjoy life and live long, you need a healthy body.
Every month of July, Saint Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta celebrates Nutrition Month to remind all students the importance of having good nutrition and proper exercise to keep ourselves alive, alert and enthusiastic every day.
Nutrition Month was a two day celebration, from July 29 to 30. The first day started in the morning with story- telling and interactive presentations on the importance of good nutrition and proper diet for the pre school and grade one to four pupils. In the meantime, the grades 5 to 6 and High School students enjoyed and participated in the Nutrition Month school program hosted by Mr. Ariel De Guzman, Mrs. Annie D. Tejano, Mr. Tommy Lutero, with the help of several faculty members. Performances by the Talent League Dance Crew and the school glee club Lahing Kayumanggi entertained the crowd greatly.
Classes from all levels also prepared song and dance numbers that expressed the benefits of good nutrition. After the performances, the anticipated Parent-Student Tandem Cooking Contest began, with the main objective of cooking a delicious, nutritious, cheap and easy to prepare meals. All contestants were given 30 minutes to finish their dishes to be tasted by a panel of judges and the audience. The judges came up with their decision: Santos Family- Chicken Moringa Burger Recipe as the 3rd placer, the Testa Family-Tuna Carbonara as the 2nd placer, and the Navalle Family-David’s All-time Favorite Omelet as the champion of the cooking contest.
In the afternoon, the High School students had fun participating in the Nutri-Jingle competition. The rule of the contest was to change the original lyrics of a modern song into modified lyrics based on the theme of good health and proper nutrition, and then perform it in front of a live audience. The seniors grabbed 3rd place with their rendition of “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars; the freshmen took 2nd place with their version of “Baby” by Justin Bieber; the Juniors took 1st place with their performance in the tune of “Price Tag” by Jessie J.
The following morning, students, parents, and teachers participated in the group exercises, followed by a Fun Run around New Saint Francis Village. After such an invigorating workout, the program continued with cooking demonstrations from the Parent-Student Tandem Cooking Contest winners. Finally, as the main event, International Chef Brian Medina showed his culinary expertise by demonstrating how to prepare the Asian Salad and cook Greek Style Chicken Papadouris.
No wonder that even as early as now, everyone is already looking forward to the next Nutrition Month Celebration!
Mrs. Marry Ann Santos & Adrian Santos cooks their specialty Morinaga (Malunggay) Burgers during the Parent-Child Tandem Cook Off.
To see hundreds of photos of the 2011 Nutrition Week Celebration please visit our official online photo album at Flickr:
First prize winners Mr. David Navalle and his son Ahlan David Navalle cooking their scrumptious “David’s All - Time Favorite Omelet.”
Our school handed out an invitation for our parents to join the Parent-Child Cook Off competition to celebrate of Nutrition Month. Upon reaching our home, with much eagerness, I gave the invitation to my dad. My father readily agreed to join and share the fun of participating in this once a year experience. The theme of the contest is to prepare a easy to cook but nutritious dish in front of a live audience! We discussed what kind of dish we can make that is both beneficial and something very special that everyone would enjoy. My imaginations came rushing to and I was thinking of the aroma of delicious pizza from neighborhood restaurant besides our place. Finally, we settled with the idea to cook the same toppings of pizza but instead of a dough mixture, we will use eggs instead. My dad called the recipe David’s Favorite Omelet because this recipe is actually my favorite egg dish.
Second place winners Mrs. Jessielyn Testa with daughter Sofia and son Luigi cooking up delicious Tuna Carbonara.
The competition was held last July 29, 2011. My father kept on reminding me that cleanliness can only be achieved with proper preparation, complete cooking utensils and careful selection of all needed supplies for the cooking contest. Father was in a happy mood, telling me that I should set a good example by demonstrating not only good cooking skills but good behavior in front of the judges and audience. I must practice humility and sportsmanship whether we loss or win the competition. He wisely reminded me that, the main objective of this event is to share our knowledge to others and, of course, an opportunity to have fun together as father and son. Like all the contestants we were a bit nervous. My father was trying to keep calm but I knew that he was nervous when I saw the cooking oil bottle slipped from his hands and spilled some of it on the floor. The judges kept coming around us, checking every detail of what we are doing and taking notes while grading us.
Third place winners Mrs. Mary Ann Santos with her son Adrian and daughter Gabrielle fixing up their Chicken Moringa Burger.
The foods that were presented by other contestants were all good, nutritious and well-presented. We did our best and was able to prepare a nutritious, inexpensive easy to prepare meal. While waiting for the result of the contest, I cannot express how I feel. I don’t know if it is a simple excitement for whoever will win in the contest or because of the pressure it brought me. The final hour came and to my surprise and with much joy in my heart, we were declared as the the 1st place winners for the Cook-Off. I can see the happiness in my father’s eyes. Now, everyone’s asking for the winning recipe. They knew it taste good and nutritious. We were asked to do an encore the following day during the main event of the Nutrition Month Celebration. Yes, we made it….it was fun and a wonderful experience!
Mommy Lita and grand daughter Abby Saculo preparing healthy cabbage omelet.
Mrs. Lorena Calim and daughter Samantha Lorraine Calim preparing their unique Pasta recipe.
Mr. Wilson Testa and son Raniel Mark T. Testa whipping up Sayote in Cream of Mushroom.
Mrs. Rowena Testa and son Raniel Mark cook their healthy Tofu Omelette.
To see hundreds of photos of the 2011 Nutrition Month, visit the official online photo album at:
Watch the youtube video clips here:
Little Ms. Indira Golda Margaret G. Tayag of Senior Casa 2 Violet poses in front of the nationwide motto for 2011 Nutrition Month.
Nutrition Month is the time when we celebrate health. Health is the complete fitness of the body, roundness of mind and wholesomeness of emotions. Health is very important. Eating nutritious foods like vegetables and fruits help maintain good health. Being healthy and physically fit keep us away from fatigue and emotional stress. Being healthy aids in increasing life span and brings better quality to our lives.
Chef Brian Medina prepares for his demonstration for Nutrition Month
In the recently concluded nutrition month celebration of our school, it strengthened the awareness of the students on the benefits of eating healthy foods. Easy-to-cook nutritious foods were taught to the students and parents participated preparing simple, nutritious but delicious dishes. Video clips about the dangers of eating unhealthy food and drinking soft drinks were shown to the students. The anti-sofdrinks campaign was launched by the school to discourage unhealthy consumption of sodas that may lead to obesity, diabetes and other soda related sickness.
Performing during Nutrition Month. First Row: Joanna Marie Enriquez - Rita Mae Balubar - Angelica Mae Espiritu. Second Row: Michelle Ann Villacorta - Shara Alyssalene Raja - Danica Cecille Barcelon - Keith Ann Dacuno - Princess Hanna Tamayo. Third Row: Mary Joy Villegas - Shara Arianna Raja - Estefanny Valle - Bill Mar Zinampan - Katrina Sangalang - Tanya Joi Duran - Dexter Dave Valdeavilla -
On the second day of the activity, students, parents and teachers had group exercises and a fun run to teach everyone that exercise is just as important as eating the right foods. The celebration made everyone aware on the advantages of staying fit and living a healthy life style.
For more photos of this events please visit our Official Online Photo Album at:
The choir of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta: Lahing Kayumanggi sings the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace. Names of the Choir members:
Roma Reign Molina
Michelle Ann Villacorta
Tanya Joi Duran
Dona Louise Diaz
Angelica May Espiritu
Joyce Ann Gratuito
Allan Anthony Tolentino
Sophia Angelique Chua
Alexandra Marie Guevarra
Gary Gabriel Bravo
Isaiah Andrew Geremillo
Angelo Michael Espiritu
Julia Franchesca Aguilar
Jan Jairus Bobis
Bill Mar Zinampan
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Greetings of love and peace!
We are pleased to invite you to our Parents’ Orientation which will be held on July 2, 2011 (Saturday) from 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN at the Activity Center of La Verna Building.
The program will start with a holy mass to be celebrated by Fr. Dunstan Ma. Candol. The orientation will cover important matters such as the school’s philosophy, vision, rules, regulations, grading system, selection of honors, facilities, services, academic and extra curricular goals for your children. The objective of this event is to give parents an overview of the different facets of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
The success of this affair will depend greatly on your participation. Your presence is very important to the development of your children’s education and future. Please note that this is exclusively a parent event; students are not allowed.
See you on Saturday! Thank you for your cooperation and God bless.
Dear Parents and Guardians
Greetings of Love and Peace!
To help enhance the security and safety of your children, the Home owner Association of New St. Francis Village is requiring all non-residents to the village to acquire vehicle stickers. In order to attain vehicle stickers the following items are required:
-> 300 pesos sticker fee
-> Photocopy of Official Receipt (OR) of vehicle used to bring and fetch your children.
For your convenience, please submit the requirements to the school’s accounting office. Look for Ms. Michelle or Ms. Alma. The school shall be the one to submit the requirements to the New St. Francis Village Home Owner Association.
Thank you very much for your cooperation! God bless you!
Mrs. Annie Tejano
Enrollment is currently on going. Entrance/Assessment exams and interviews will be conducted from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily from Monday to Saturday until June 2011.
For further inquiries on entrance requirements please contact us at:
#45 Golf St. New Saint Francis Village, Cainta Rizal, Philippines
Tel. 656-5238. Telefax. 655-8898
Mobile. +63922-8421241 (for international callers)/ 0922-8421241 (local)
Look for Principal Annie, Teacher Michelle, Ms. Gema or Ms. Alma
For full information on the enrollment requirements please visit the school’s admission page.
Congratulations to all our fourth year students who have successfully qualified and passed the rigorous entrance exams of the University of the Philippines, University of Santo Thomas, San Beda College, Miriam College, St. Paul College, Mapúa Institute of Technology, Far Eastern University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines and AMA computer University! You have all worked very hard, we are very proud of you!
Book Week Celebration
by Eric Steven Lui
Year VI Einstein
Characters from students’ favourite works of fiction came to life on the morning of November 26, 2010, as the beginning of Saint Francis of Assisi, Montessori School of Cainta’s Book Week Celebration was marked by a costume parade, lead by the school’s band and attended by all grade levels from pre-school to high school. Pre-school and grade one to three students became manifestations of courageous heroes and beautiful princesses, talking animals and elusive fairies, and villainous witches and treacherous pirates, filling the roles they thought best suited for themselves.
SFAMSC pre-school studentswith Teacher Marry Joy A. Basbas
SFAMSC pre-school students in their favorite costumes.
The high school students were clad in the apparel of the characters whose roles they would be filling later during the Book Week Celebration. Among these characters were Cinderella, depicted by Kharen Martinez of Year I Galileo for their stage play Cinderella; “The Soldier,” depicted by Jan Jairus Bobis of Year II Aristotle for their stage play Tinder Box; Romeo Montegue and Juliet Capulet played by Dexter Valdevilla and Jolina Garcia, respectively, of Year III Newton for their film Romeo and Juliet; and at the tail of parade, we had Jocasta and Oedipus, played by Coleen Inocentes and Michael Villano of Year IV Einstein for their adaptation of Oedipus the King.
Following the colourful parade was the opening ceremony, lead by Mrs. Sheila Agonoy. The remainder of the opening ceremony consisted of a prayer, lead by Year III Newton’s Dona Diaz; singing of the Philippine National Anthem, lead by Angelica Espiritu, also of Year III Newton; and finally, a speech by the principal Mrs. Annie D. Tejano, who discussed the school’s purpose for Book. According to the principal, Book Week was being held to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of books in a student’s life. She also spoke about how books can be an amusing way of stimulating one’s imagination while providing an enriching learning experience.
Marie Pineda of Grade 3 Truth sings “Paraiso.”
Senior Casa student Alteyalyn Villanes recites ‘He Didn’t Think’ confidently on stage.
Clifford and the SFAMSC teachers perform a dance number for the kids.
The opening ceremony was adjourned with performances by Marie Pineda of Grade 3 Truth, who sang “Paraiso”; Alteyalyn Villanes, who, a Senior Casa student, recited her poem “He Didn’t Think” confidently on stage, her mouse costume matching her voice flawlessly; and finally, Clifford, the big red dog, joined the children and SFAMSC’s own faculty members in a dance performance that ended the morning ‘s festivities.
The aforementioned stage plays, Tinder Box and Cinderella, were performed, respectively, in front of a crowd composed of pre-school and primary level students, parents, and teachers. The stage plays were shown only once to give the first and second year performers a chance to view the films Romeo and Juliet and Oedipus the King, which would be playing throughout the day for the intermediate and high school level students.
Following the stage plays held by the first and second year high school students, the pre-school and primary level students were involved in a photo shoot, or, as is was described by Mrs. Luchie, a “Wacky Picture Taking.” Its purpose was to make the students that were dressed in costume feel like they were truly the characters they were portraying, and not to mention giving the teachers some adorably fun memories on camera.
With only one class per show room, the students who awaited their turn to watch Romeo and Juliet and Oedipus the King participated in an arts and crafts session, with each grade having a designated creation. The pre-school and primary level students, after attending the pair of stage plays, proceeded to create decorations for Christmas. For the intermediate grade levels and high school students, they created scrapbooks. While the scrapbooks the intermediate grade levels made were individual works that would be used to hold memories of their upcoming field trip, the scrapbooks the third and fourth year high school students made were group efforts, created with the purpose of documenting the progress of their films.
Saint Francis of Assisi, Montessori School of Cainta’s successful conclusion to Book Week began with a costume parade attended by students ranging from the school’s youngest to eldest. The opening ceremony following the parade provided the students, teachers, and parents with entertainment and a reminder of Book Week’s true purpose, so that while they enjoyed the high school students’ presentations of Tinder Box, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and Oedipus the King, they would not forget the motivation behind their creation.
To view more photos of this year’s Book Week celebration, please visit the school’s official online photo album on Flickr:
Notice something different on the right bar? That’s right! We have included a new Flickr Photo Album section! This means, we can now upload all of the great photos of school life, extra-curricular activities and special events for everyone to enjoy! We will be adding hundreds of photos weekly so keep your eye peeled on this part of the website!
You can visit our online photo gallery directly at:
St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta wants to express our deep gratitude to Barangy Captain Willy Felix of district Cainta and the Exodus Elementary School Band who wholeheartedly volunteered their talent and skill in the Foundation Day School motorcade. The band consist of elementary pupils who played the drum and lyre with charming girls in their green attire as the majorettes marching gracefully with their music. Their participation made the parade more colorful and lively. Their spirited performance was applauded by the St. Francis Cainta school community!
Thank you everyone for your support and for a job well done!
Our very own Marie with her mom Mrs. Marivel Pineda and her Coach and Music teacher Mr. Fidel Ibañez.
Marie Chrishelle R. Pineda of (then) Grade 2-Love bagged 3rd place in the recently concluded CAPRISA Musical Competition held at SM City, Taytay. She represented the school in her own rendition of the song “Paraiso” for the musical solo performance. With the support of Mr. Fidel Ibanez as her music coach, she performed with confidence and skill that made her a favorite among the crowd. Her powerful voice is what made the judges took note of her striking performance. Other SFAMSC students who entered this competition were Mara De Guia (oration), Alexandra Guevarra, Jonallane Triz Garcia and Coleen Inocentes (Musicaltrio) for the song “I Can”, Roma Reign Molina and Erwin Jonas Lolong (Musical duet) of the song “Isang Lahi”. Different private schools from all over Cainta participated in the competition.
St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta celebrated nutrition month last July 31, 2010 with a colorful parade of different wholesome food cut-outs banners, food hats, fruits and vegetable costumes participated by the students together with their parents and teachers. A variety of activities made the event meaningful that brought enjoyment among the students as well as to the parents such as, video presentations on good nutrition, digital story presentation on the dangers of drinking soda, cooking demonstrations and food preparations. The purpose of these presentations is to inform the students on the dangers of eating unhealthy food.
In the spirit of the nationwide celebration of Nutrition month, the selected students of Year III-Newton of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta paved way in the recently concluded Provincial Level Nutri-Jingle Competition last July 30, 2010 held at Rizal Provincial Capitol in Antipolo City with the theme “Sa Pagkaing Tama at Sapat, Wastong Timbang ni Baby ang Katapat.”
Billmar D. Zinampan, Emmanuel B. Pampolina, Dona Louise P. Diaz, Angelica May B. Espiritu and Mara G. De Guia represented the school with honor and confidence in their own version of the jingle of “Where is the love” by the Black Eyed Peas. The group won the consolation prize for representing Rizal. 14 municipalities from around Rizal competed at the Municipal Level elimination round where St. Francis Cainta was declared as the champion in the municipality of Cainta last July 27, 2010 at Peoples’ Center Municiapal Ground Cainta, Rizal. They were supervised by their adviser, Mrs. Maricel C. Doroteo and assisted by the Municipal Health Officers of Cainta.
The Provincial Nutri-Jingle Contest was joined by different private and public schools in each municipality of Rizal. According to the organizers, the main objective of the contest is to educate the young learners on the relevance of eating right and proper food essential in the development of every individual thru offering different activities. One of their activities is the poster making contest in the Municipal Level that brought Ma. Angela T. Avila in the 7th place of the contest as the school representative.
Dear parents, greetings of peace! Please be guided that the Parent Orientation on July 3, 2010 will be moved to July 17, 2010 to allow us to complete the renovation of the Activity Center that will be used for the venue.
Thank you for your understanding, we hope to see you there!
To provide a better learning environment for its students, St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta continues to improve its rooms and facilities this summer in preparation for this upcoming school year. Old grade school and high school rooms are now being renovated to be more spacious, clean and well-ventilated. While preschool classrooms are now modernized to look more colorful, bright and cheerful.
1. Orientation of Pupils ( Old & New Student )
8:30 – 10:30 AM – Orientation
10:30 – 12:00 NN - I.D. Picture Taking
June 7, 2010 ( Monday ) - High School
June 8, 2010 ( Tuesday ) - Intermediate Level ( Grades 4 to 6 )
June 9, 2010 ( Wednesday )- Primary Level ( Grades 1 to 3 )
June 10, 2010 ( Thursday ) - Pre School
***Please come in complete uniform for I. D. picture taking.
2. ORIENTATION OF PARENTS ( Old & New )
July 3, 2010 ( Saturday )
9:00 AM - 12:00 NN - Pre School & Primary Level
1:00 – 4:00 PM - Intermediate & High School
June 15, 2010 - REGULAR CLASSES
Please be guided accordingly.
Enrollment will begin on April 6th. Entrance exams will be conducted daily from April until June 2010. Enrollment and Entrance exams will be conducted 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily from Monday to Saturday.
For further inquiries on requirements please contact us at:
#45 Golf St. New Saint Francis Village, Cainta Rizal, Philippines
Tel. 656-5238. Telefax. 655-8898
Mobile. +63922-8421241 (for international callers)/ 0922-8421241 (local)
Look for Principal Annie, Teacher Michelle, Teacher Gema or Mam Alma
For full information on the enrollment requirements please visit the school’s admission page.
St. Francis of Cainta held a Recollection Activity last February 6, 2010 in the La Verna Building. Rev. Fr. Dom Dustan Ma Candol or Dom Charles headed the event and it was participated by all high school students.
In accordance with the mission of integrating core values, the school conducted a recollection for the students to rejuvenate their interest in significant matters in life. Fr. Dom enlightened the students in the importance of prayer. He explained the meaning of “retrieve silence” and how to gain it. He made emphasis of man’s responsibility of becoming a good person. He had captured the hearts of the students when he had touched the topic about their family. He encouraged them to revive their relationships with their parents. At the end of the activity, each student received a surprise letter from his parents. The hall was filled with sentiment as each of them read the messages from their loved ones.
Rev. Dom Danstan Ma. Candol teaches the parents of St. Francis Cainta the importance of their role in their children’s moral and spiritual growth
Last January 30, 2010 the Third Parent Teacher Conference for the grade school and high school department and the Second Parenting Seminar was held at the 3rd floor of La Verna building at Saint Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta. It was attended by majority of the parents and assisted by the teachers with the theme “Family: The Seedbed of Love”. The parenting seminar was the highlight of the activity and the topic was thoroughly discussed by the invited guest speaker, Rev. Dom Danstan Ma. Candol, a monk from St. Benedictine monastery and a teacher by profession at San Beda College. Rev. Dom stressed out the importance of the home and the school as the major institutions of molding a value-laden individuals and where love starts.
He emphasized the roles of the parents in gaining self-esteem, love, confidence, trust and the how a child’s personality could be developed at an early stage. The message touched every parent’s heart that according to him, “Children live from what they learn and learn from what they live”.
The said activity aimed to develop a strong foundation of love and good communication between the parents and the children, and home to school. Home is where everything starts. Parents play an important role in the development of a child so as the teachers. Video clips have been shown to strengthen the discussion that caused tears to most of the participants as they realize the value of “time” in dealing with their children in meeting their frustrations and hang ups in life. According to the parents, the activity was a big success and it helped them understand and realize things more about parenting. After the seminar was the distribution of the report card for the third grading period and everything turned out well. Parenting seminar is an activity done every quarter to recognize the important roles of home, school, parents and teachers in developing a well-rounded individual.
Rev. Dom Danstan touching the hearts of the parents
The inspirational seminar brought smiles, laughs and tears to the eyes of the parents. On the from the left is Mrs Llamas and Principal Mrs. Tejano.
Reverend Dom together with Mrs. Pampolina and her son Luis, a student of St. Francis Cainta.
After the morning seminar, teachers distribute the grades of the students and give feedback to the parents.
Grade Three Section Truth posing in their costumes with their teachers
November 7, 2009 at the Activity Center of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta, held the most awaited event of November, The Book Week Celebration. It started with a parade of students wearing different costumes of their favorite movie, cartoon and literary character. They marched around St. Francis Village proudly showing off their costumes to the community then returned to the school for the opening ceremony.
In the opening ceremony, School Principal Annie Tejano gave a talk of the importance of reading books and its effects on student learning and imagination. She urged the students to read, learn and to be entertained while educating themselves. According to Principal Annie, it is through love of reading that we can enrich our lives, broaden out knowledge, heighten our appreciation of learning and go to places we have never been before. After the opening Ceremony, the students proceeded to the prepared activities for the day.
Among the many activities offered during that day were book reading, story telling and stage plays. The highlight of the day was stage play of all high school students. Each high school level were given the chance to display their creativity and acting skills through reenacting classic fairy tales on stage such as Beauty and Beast and Snow White with the pre school and grade school student as the audience.
At the end of the day, the activities of Book Week help recapture and renew the interest of the students of St. Francis Cainta of the magic of books and classic works of literature.
Presenting, The Pre School Department in their costumes having fun posing for the camera .
(from left) Reinalyn Calamba, Aliyah Rasia Villaflores, Christine Anne Gavino and Alysson Denise Ranola
( from left) Marielle Emily De Luna, Ashleen Chloe Delfin and Lui Joachim Valencia.
( from left) Hans Andrew E. Luceni, Miguel Jesus Torre, Sean Angelo Halimao, Francis Albert Victor Rangel, John Maverick Morales and Althea- lyn Villones
(from left) Carlos Luis Malapit, Arabella Saculo, John Patrick Esmeria, Caryl Mitzi Anore, Ava Camille Villaflores and Alyssa Nicole Ranola sham with their costumes.
(from left) Reinalyn Calamba, Aliyah Rasia Villaflores, Christine Anne Gavino and Alysson Denise Ranola
(from left ) The SFAMSC Drum and Lyre Club; John Henry Reyes, Aneglo Michael Espiritu, Jan Jairus Bobis, Rhojan Rhage Awit and Isaiah Andrew Geremillo.
Dexter Dave Valdeavilla and Billmar Zinampan hold the Book Week banner
Giann Carlo Borromeo and Antonio Luis Reyes are very proud as they hold the school’s banner.
Teacher Cora poses with her Grade six students.
Despite of light rain the participants are excited to play ball.
St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta in its drive to develop the potential of its students in the field of sports, the school conducted an open try –out in basketball in the grade school and high school on September 12, 2009.
The said activity is scheduled every Saturday at 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. commencing September 19 to December 12, 2009. Next year, the best and most active players among all participants will be selected to compose the official SFAMSC varsity team. The objective of the school is to prepare its varsity team to complete in the sports activity that will be conducted by DepEd in the national level.
Assistant Principal Carlito C. Pablo talks about the finer points of Educational Leadership.
On Saturday of the 5th of September, St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta held a free school sponsored Leadership Training Program seminar. The seminar was open to all and attended by teachers, parents and interested students.
The program gives the fundamentals on how to guide and coordinate others towards a common goal and the importance of values and principals in effective leadership. The speakers of the seminar are Principal Annie Tejano and Assistant Principal Carlito Pablo. Both educators shared their first hand knowledge and experience in dealing with students, teachers and parents. St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta encourages its teachers, students and parents to attend the free school sponsored seminars for the enhancement of leadership and other practical life skills.
Attendees of the seminar are not only encouraged to listen but also asked to participate on various activities to fully inculcate the lessons taught.
Puzzles are one of the group activities in the program to encourage cooperation and teamwork.
Katrina Tejano shows the symbol of love to our country as the grade 5 students do their dance interpretation of “Handog ng Filipino sa Mundo”.
One of the goals of Education is to inculcate the importance of our identity as a people and as a nation. That is why St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta celebrates Buwan Ng Wika (Language Week) to help inculcate the spirit of nationalism among our Filipino students and give our foreign students a more vivid demonstration of the rich literary culture of the Philippines .
Celebration of Buwan ng Wika will stretch from August 25 to 29. The activities were dancing and singing contests that interpreted the local Filipino culture, Salu-salo in which the students brought native delicacies and they feasted on them together with their teachers, and the art works that shows different Philippine pride. Each level was assigned to perform these activities with different kinds of presentation and themes.
Enthusiastic and lively students show their knack in folk dances.
Free-spirited young children presented their heartfelt song interpretation of native folk songs
Grade 6 Students dance gracefully to the tune of “Pilipinas kong Mahal.”
The grade six pupils perform a song interpretation
A folk dance is interpreted with the accompaniment of modern music. Performed by the Second year students
The grade two students are very busy doing their native mat as part of the artwork activity.
A feast of native delicacies
Teacher Cathy enjoys dancing with the grade 1 students as they dance the Itik Itik.
Teacher Zandra works with her grade 1 students for their paper mosaics and paintings.
In accordance with the school’s aspiration of generating good leaders and citizens imminently, it has systemized a group of young individuals who will arise as leaders in our school community. They are the voices of the students as well as the models of school’s mission and vision.
To realize the said purpose, the election of the Student Body organization was held July 27, 2009 at the Activity Center in La Verna Building. This was participated by the students from the different levels.
The elected officers were proclaimed last August 3, 2009 at the same venue. The winners are as follows:
President : Bryle Renz F. Amora, Year IV Einstein;
Vice President : Jan D. Pauline Francisco, Year III Newton;
Secretary : Angelica May B. Espiritu, Year II Aristotle;
Treasurer : Engeline L. Estrella, Year IV Einstein;
Auditor : Marc Anjhonn Alecxis B. Ramos Year IV Einstein
Mary Adeline P. Alabastro Year II Aristotle
Glory Ann Carmel T. Dizon Grade 6 Humility
Isaiah Andrew H. Geremillio Year I Galileo
Crystal Kate A. Lucas Grade 6 Humility
Carla Athena S. Nievera Year II Aristotle
Sophia Angelique B. Chua Grade 4 Dignity
Jason D. Tormon Grade 5 Honesty
Michael Roy A. Mateo Grade 6 Humility
Angelo Michael B. Espiritu Year I Galileo
Maria Angelica D. Urgena Year II Aristotle
Abegail Coleen Inocentes Year III Newton
Bernadette V. Aquino Year IV Einstein
Our Assistant Principal, Mr. Carlito C. Pablo congratulated the new officers.
the students await for proclamation of the new set of officers.