Welcome to the offical website of St. Francis of assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
As we finish this school year, let us recall the amazing performance of our High School Girls’ Volleyball team who ranked 3rd overall in the Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association (CAMPRISA) Girls’ Volleyball Tournament.
Congratulations to Captain ball Rita Balubar for her strong leadership and skill and for the diligence and determination of the whole SFAMSC Cheetahs Girls’ Volleyball Team. The SFAMSC Cheetahs were underdogs but blazed a path beating many strong and favoured teams. Many thanks to Teacher Maricel Doroteo for providing logistic support and practical advice for the girls. Many thanks to all the parents and the SFAMSC community for your unwavering moral support in every game.
We offer this victory to our Heavenly Father who has blessed us with this honour.
Congratulations to our young math wiz Juan Miguel F. Marcos for taking SECOND PLACE in the Cainta Municipality Private School Association (CAMPRISA) Mathematics Quiz Bee last February 2015. A big thank you to Teacher Jean Rivera for her skilled coaching and Teacher Maricel Cruz for her logistic support. A very special thanks to the parents of Juan Miguel for continuing to support and believe in us. Most of all thank you to our Heavenly Father for blessing us with his honour.
Great job Juan Miguel! We are all very proud of you!!!
High School Night is one of the most anticipated activities of SFASMC. It is a venue to help students prepare for young adulthood by bringing all of them together to practice proper social graces and decorum in a formal setting. The intensive preparation for the biggest highlight of High School Night: the Grand Coltillion Dance also teach the participating students dicipline, hardwork, and cooperation for they all need to work together to make it successful. Finally here is where the Senior high school students formally pass their reponsibility as leaders of high school to the next upcoming seniors.
High School Night is a coming of age event that signals to its participants that they are no longer little children but young responsible adults. Click here to view the photos of this wonderful event: http://goo.gl/PIVp40
Congratulations Canta Badminton Team for taking the top places in the Rizal Association of Private Schools Sports Competition!
Dana Navarro-Gold Medalist Singles A
Jefferson Benito-Gold Medalist Singles A
Gabrielle Anne Santos -Gold Medalist Singles B
Srdjan Troy Chua-Silver Medalist Singles B
Sophia Chua-Gold Medalist Singles A
Frederick Andrei Pedernal-Silver Medalist Singles A
Sophia Tolentino-Silver Medalist Singles B
Special thanks to Teacher Maricel Cruz Doroteo for her untiring logistic support of our students and the wonderful parents and guardians who supported us! We are very proud to have many skilled athletes from SFAMSC representing and giving honour to Cainta! You all were amazing!
Congratulations to the SFAMSC Delegates and their Coach Teacher Mario for taking 2nd place overall at the University of the Philippines High Hayskul Rambol Scholastic Triathlon. A quiz bee hosted by the UP Educators’ Circle.
The contest was held last January 31, 2015 at the Benitez Theatre, College of Education, UP Diliman. Contestants came from selected schools from levels grades 7- 10 to test their knowledge in subjects such as Economics, History, Science, English, Filipino Literature, Trigonometry, Geometry, and General Information.
Congratulations everyone! Your studiousness, diligence, and strenght of character gave you what it took to rank among the best! Special thanks to Teacher Mario Follero for his passionate, compassionate, and skilful coaching. We are all very proud of you!!!
Mario Follero - Coach
Janae Ellyxia Mari Ibarra- Grade 7
Julienne Allyah C. Legutan- Grade 8
Ivan Angelo H. Geremillo- Grade 9
Jason D. Tormon- Year IV
Last December 19, 2014, the St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta (SFAMSC) faculty, staff, student council, and parent council had their outreach program at Kanlungan ni Maria, a home for the abandoned elderly. This short video is a glimpse of what the SFAMSC community did to bring the Christmas spirit to the lovable grandmas and grandpas of Kanlungan. Shot and edited by cinematographer, SFAMSC alumnus, and La Salle communication arts student Isaiah Geremillo.
Last December 19, 2014, the SFAMSC volunteers, faculty, staff, student, and parent council brought Yuletide cheer to the residences of Kanlungan ni Maria (Home of Maria, the Blessed Virgin Mary). Kanlungan ni Maria is a small Catholic home for the aged that takes care of abandoned grandmas and grandpas.
The SFAMSC family brought the Christmas spirit to the grandmas and grandpas of Kanlungan though gifts, a delicious breakfast, and song and dance performances. The grandmas in return inspired and won the admiration of the SFAMSC community with their positive outlook and cheerfulness. They sang, chatted, and cracked jokes with everybody.
Although we were the ones who gave the grandmas and grandpas gifts, food, and cheer, it seems at the end of the day, it was them who taught us the bigger lessons of appreciating life and trusting God no matter what happens. Merry Christmas!
Photos by Ryan Villanueva, Michelle Cruz, Ellen Diaz, and Josh Velasco
To see all the photos click here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.834147789965467.1073742137.130193330360920&type=1
Congratulations to the dynamic and adorable Alliane Janyl Benito of Grade 4 Charity for winning the silver medal in the Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association (CAMPRISA) Singles Elementary Badminton for Girls! From a very young age, Alliane was already playing and winning against older and more experienced players! She continues to surprise everyone by exhibiting the advanced skill, speed, and prowess of a seasoned athlete!
Our deepest thanks to Alliane’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Benito for all their discipline and training. Also many thanks to Grandma Lily Benito for her tireless support and in all of Alliane’s tournaments. Thank you to Teacher Maricel Cruz for her tireless logistic support. Last but not least many thanks to our Heavenly father for this wonderful blessing and honour.
See more photos of Alliane here: http://goo.gl/KpA1LS
Photography by Ryan Villanueva
Congratulations to the young Cheetah Shuttler Srdjan Troy Chua of Grade 5 - Happiness for winning the gold medal of the Cainta Municipality Private Schools Association (CAMPRISA) Singles Elementary Badminton for Boys. We were amazed with your growth and improvement as a badminton player. In just a year you became good enough to become one of the best players in the CAMPRISA Badminton Tournament!
Special thanks to Srdjian’s mom, Ms. Aui Chua for her discipline, guidance, and support. Thank you to Teacher Maricel Cruz for her tireless logistic support. Last but not least many thanks to our Heavenly father for this wonderful blessing and honour.
Photography by Ryan Villanueva
Congratulations to our high school contestants for winning FIRST in the History and Current Events (General Information) category of the 2014 CAMPRISA Academic Contest! Imagine, 21 schools from all over Cainta joined but we were one of the chosen few who came out on top to represent Cainta in the Regional Rizal Academic Contest! Many many thanks to Teacher and Coach Mario Follero and Coordinator Ms. Maricel Cruz for their support and very hard work. Great job Julienne Allyah Legutan, Jason Tormon, Paulo Rafael Caguioa, Janine Del Valle you guys were amazing! We are all very proud of you! Very special thanks to our Heavenly Father for giving us this wonderful honour!
Congratulations to our elementary contestants for winning THIRD place in the History and Current Events (General Information) category of the 2014 CAMPRISA Academic Contest! Many many thanks to Teacher and Coach Mario Follero and Coordinator Ms. Maricel Cruz for their support and very hard work. Great job Nathan Louis Galang, Nigel Louis Û, and Iris Bautista! All your diligence paid off! Special thanks to our Heavenly Father for this wonderful gift!
Congratulations to the amazing SFAMSC Cheetah shuttler Jefferson Benito of Grade 6 for winning the championship of the Elementary Singles Boy’s Division of the 2014 Rizal Provincial Sports Competition Badminton meet. The Rizal Provincial Sports Competition is a huge annual tournament where the best young elementary and secondary athletes from the different regions of Rizal province gather to compete in different sports from Badminton to basketball to swimming.
Your display of effortless skill and calm under pressure shows us all that diligence in training and hard work are the most important ingredients to success! We are very proud of you!!!
Congratulations to the beautiful and skilled SFAMSC Cheetah lady shuttler Sophia Angleique Chua of Grade 9 for winning the Silver Medal in the Secondary Girl’s Division of the 2014 Rizal Provincial Sports Competition Badminton meet. The Rizal Provincial Sports Competition is a huge annual tournament where the best young elementary and secondary athletes from the different regions of Rizal province gather to compete in different sports from Badminton to basketball to swimming.
The final championship match was intense and a very close fight! Well done Sophia you represented Cainta and SFAMSC well. You make all of us proud with your skill and grace under pressure! #badminton #sfamsc #cainta #onecainta #tournament
This November 4, 2014, our very own little mermaid and SFAMSC student Zsarren Mae Quitasol of Grade 4 proudly represented Cainta and St. Francis Cainta in the Palarong Panlalawigan ng Rizal swimming meet. Zsarren has been swimming since she was very little and gave her older competitors a huge challenge in the freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke. Amazing performance Zsarren, you inspire us and made us all proud! View the photos over here: http://goo.gl/aUvNI0
Photography by Ryan Villanueva
Everybody has so much fun and learned so many things in this years SFAMSC Scouting Activities! The photos of the key activities of the event is now up so check them out!
Meet the SFAMSC Scout Patrols: http://goo.gl/JzHb1R
Opening Ceremonies: http://goo.gl/846hgP
Lecture & Skill Building: http://goo.gl/s4rFiQ
Camp Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking: http://goo.gl/aQU1cU
Pre School and Grade School Activities: http://goo.gl/iCk99X
Camp Fire Yell and Cheers (Part 1): http://goo.gl/G76gKs
Camp Fire Yell and Cheers (Part 2): http://goo.gl/DgNxj3
Bravery Test: http://goo.gl/xm2yqE
Wake up! Morning Exercises: http://goo.gl/fX6KLB
Scout Olympics: http://goo.gl/3KEZhi
Last September 24, 2014, for the third consecutive year, the Lady Cheetahs of the SFAMSC High School Volleyball team won three straight games (3 wins 0 losses) in a row in the 2014 CAMPRISA volleyball tournament. This puts them into the quarter finals and makes them the team twice to beat. Congratulations to Captain Rita Balubar for her cool headed leadership and the hard working and skilled athletes of the volleyball girls varsity team. We are all very proud of you!!
Thank you for teaching me how to read and write, for guiding me to distinguish between what is wrong and what is right. For allowing me to dream and soar as a kite, thank you for being my friend, mentor and light.
Thank you for supporting and enlightening all my way.
If only I could have your blessing for a lifetime,
I would succeed the way I have done always.
Your inspiring words have made a difference in my life.
Thanks for making me what I am today.
So from the bottom of my heart expressing with all my love to you and all teachers everywhere a wonderful blessed happy teachers day!
Congratulations to the SFAMSC Cheetahs for their win against the skilled ACEM girls volleyball team. Many thanks to Coach John Janrey Joven Besid for his support and guidance of our lady athletes and special thanks to Team Captain Ms. Rita Balubar for her cool calm leadership under pressure. Good job guys! One more time! #gocheetahs
Click here to view all the photos: http://goo.gl/suus3D
SFAMSC’s entry to the Sabayang Pagbigkas of CAMPRISA’s Literary Musical Competition. Many thanks to Teacher Mario Follero and Teacher Veronica Andrada for their diligent coaching and handwork, Activity Coordinator Teacher Maricel Cruz for her logistics support, and finally, many thanks to all our spirited participants who gave their very best! Follow this link to watch their performance: http://goo.gl/PxojFR
The SFAMSC Parent council is a joint school and parent organisation that help fellow parents and guardians to be active partners with the school. They are representative and voice of the collective parents and guardians of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta.
A five minute snippet of the 3 hour enlightening and entertaining seminar of Professor Henry Tenedero in his talk “Aha! Unlock Your Child’s Genius!” during the Parent-Teacher Seminar at St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta. In this part of the talk, Prof. Henry gives us an introduction to Learning Styles.
- Every child is genius! Most of us associate genius with academic excellence, which in turn is associated with IQ. However, the sad truth is that, IQ limits human intelligence to only two domains: the logical mathematical and the linguistic. In other words, IQ is severely limited and limiting indicator of intelligence.
- There is no such thing as a “good” learning style or a “bad” learning style.Lie fingerprints, no two individuals are exactly the same or possess the same learning style.Success comes with many different learning styles.
- Once you realize that there are more than just one “right way” of learning, you are well on the road to realizing your Child’s genius in more ways than one.
Learn more ways on how to discover your child’s genius.Prof. Henry Tenedero, author of the book, “AHA! I Gotcha! will be at St. Francis Montessori School of Cainta, Rizal on August 30, 2014. Reserve your seat now!
Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika, ipamamalas ng mga mag-aaral ng St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta ang kanilang talento at kakayahan sa ibat-ibang larangan upang mahubog ang pagiging makabayan at nasyonalismo sa bawat isa tungo sa iisang bansang pinagbubuklod ng wika…wikang Filipino. Isa rito ang pagkakaroon ng paligsahan na “Lakan at Lakambini 2014.” Layunin nitong paipakita ang talento, talino sa pagsagot at husay sa paggamit ng Wikang Filipino at maipamalas ang pagmamahal sa kulturang Pilipino.
Potograpiya ni Ryan Villanueva
Ang mga Lakan at Lakambini ng SFAMSC:
HS Nutrition Month Celebration SY 2014-2015
July 31, 2014 - it was the high school students’ turn to celebrate Nutrition Month. Each class from grades 7 to 4th year competed in a fun and lively “nutri” jingle competition, a group poster making contest, and yummy sandwich making contest. Everyone gave their best and had loads of fun. Get a glimpse of this lively event! Check out this short 3 minute video!
Video of the Grade 7 Nutri Jingle performance: http://goo.gl/2Poisk
Video shot and edited by Ryan Villanueva
Cover Photo by Julia Mae Velasco
Check out the tons of photos of this year’s Nutrition Month Celebration!
St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta proudly presents video footage of the lively and exciting Student Council Miting de Avance held last July 11, 2014 at the St. Francis Cainta Activity Center!
Many thanks to SFAMSC Alumnus, De La Salle mass communications student, and budding cinematographer Isaiah Geremillo for this professionally shot and edited video! What are you waiting for? Watch it now!
The job of the Student COMELEC is never easy, supervising the student council campaign and facilitating the voting process is just the begining of their job. After all the votes has been casted the hard, tedious, and time consuming canvassing of votes starts. Each vote must be carefully scrutinised, double checked, and counted because a mistake could cost a candidate the election. With the support and supervision of their teacher advisors Ms. Maricel and Mr. Mario, the student COMELEC tirelessly worked until all votes were counted and thoroughly cross checked. The canvassing of votes began the afternoon and lasted late in the evening at 7pm.
Great job student COMELEC your diligence and dedication is deeply appreciated.
To see more photos: http://goo.gl/sY7fIA
July 11, 2014 - On the last day of the campaign for the office of Student Council, the YOLO and LOL parties make their appeal to the student body at the SFAMSC Activity Center. The SFASMC Miting de avance is a lively event where the the student candidates put on their best foot forward to convince the students that they are deserving of their vote. With the supervision of the Student Council advisor Ms. Maricel Cruz Doroteo and Student COMELEC the candidates debate on important student issues, make a final presentation to clarify their platform and projects and put up a performance to convince the hearts and minds of the student body that they are deserving of the their vote.
The photos of the lively Miting de Avance of the St. Francis Cainta Student Council are now online! Check them out!
Photos of the League of Leaders (LOL) Party: http://goo.gl/gCrdga
Photos of the Young Outstanding Leaders Organisation (YOLO) Party: http://goo.gl/ggH6q4
Photos of the audience reactions: http://goo.gl/kTOkDh
The SY 2014-2015 Student Council Elections is almost upon us! Presenting the Young Outstanding Leaders Organisation (Yolo) Party!
Learn more about the YOLO Party click here: http://goo.gl/656yaI
Artist and muralist Mr. Renato Cortez renders a beautiful mixed media drawing of our patron St. Francis of Assisi with two adorable SFAMSC students. Thank you Mr. Cortez for this wonderful piece of art!
St. Francis Cainta held a Holy Spirit mass as an expression of gratitude to our Heavenly Father for giving us another privileged year to mould the minds and hearts of the Filipino child. The holy mass was precided by Father Paul Merida. May we have another fruitful and memorable school year! May the prayers and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi be with all of us always.
The teachers of St. Francis Cainta busy preparing for school year 2014-2015. See you soon!
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The SFAMSC Film and Drama Company is proud to present the third episode of St. Francis Diaries.
Boy Basted is a grade 10 high school boy who has a 100% failure rate in romance. In desperation he borrowed his father’s magic necklace to charm women but later discovered that it is actually cursed. What will Boy Basted do now?
Direction, story, editing and produced by: Ryan Villanueva
Sound track performed by: Judiza Fuentes Moreno (English Teacher) and Fidel Villora Ibanez Jr. (Music Teacher), and Ryan Martin Bonza (MAPE Teacher)
Lead roles played by Jason Tormon (Senior HS), Yessa Raja (Senior HS), Ryan Martin Bonza (MAPE Teacher) and Arianna Raja (Alumnus), and Mario Follero (History Teacher)
The SFAMSC Drama and Film Company is a student club that helps its members express their talents though video performances. Our short films are all directed, casted, and produced by St. Francis Cainta’s students, staff, and teachers.
Watch the whole series:
Congratulations to the graduates of SY 2013-2014! Check out their high resolution handsome and beautiful studio shots!
Click here to view our Flickr photo album: http://goo.gl/NwXGkq
Click here to see our Facebook photo album: http://goo.gl/5ZfIiP
St. Francis Cainta students Alex Guevarra of grade 10 (vocals), Roma Reign Molina of grade 8 (vocals), and Jasha Benito of grade 9 (piano) presents their rendition of the popular song Royals by Lorde. Watch the performance: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=695592257154355
Shot and edited by Ryan Villanueva
St. Francis Cainta alumni Ezra Cundangan (vocals: main and second voice) and Isaiah Geremillo (Piano) perform their rendition of the 1998 hit Tattooed On My Mind by D’Sound. Watch the video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=707098162670431
Camera Composition by Isaiah Geremillo
B-Roll by Belle Garcia
Camera assist by Jolly Dagan
Editing by Ryan Villanueva
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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