How can we learn outside the classroom–a teacher-less, unstructured, unscheduled environment? Actually, we already do a lot of learning on our own in the “real world,” so there’s really nothing new about what we hope we will do this coming week, when classes are suspended. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for June, 2009
Hello! Welcome back to classes!
Whether you’re a student or a parent, please help us evaluate Xavier School’s Online Learning this week. As you know, it was an emergency and experimental response to the unforeseen suspension of classes due to the A(H1N1) virus.
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Instruction on XS ONLINE LEARNING
To make possible the continuation of academic work despite the suspension of classes, Xavier School will utilize Multiply© sites to make information available to parents and students. When students come back to school, they will be held accountable for whatever has been assigned on these sites. Read the rest of this entry »
The Health Services of Xavier School would like to remind our parents and students of the need to limit one’s activities during the suspension of classes. In particular, please be guided by the following:
- Do not expose yourself to large public places (such as malls and theaters) or public gatherings that are likely to be high-risk venues for catching the A(H1N1) virus. Read the rest of this entry »
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Michael Lao Cu of Class 2005 graduated summa cum laude at the Towson University in Maryland, USA, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. He was mentored by world-renowned pianist and pedagogue Reynaldo Reyes and was also under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky of the Peabody Conservatory. Read the rest of this entry »
Stallion, Xavier High School’s official student publication, announces the launch of the PDF versions of its past issues. You can now access Stallion anytime, anywhere, with just a click HERE or at our banner in the main page. Check out our issues, download and send them to your friends in the Xavier community!
Watch out as well for the launch of the newest Stallion issue (print and PDF) by the end of the first quarter, in August 2009. Thank you!
Despite our best efforts to prevent the incidence of the virus in school, we have been notified of our first confirmed Influenza A(H1N1) case. The Nursery student has received the needed medical treatment, and is now on his way to recovery.
While there has been no community-level transmission, an increase in absences has been observed the past week. We have, therefore, been advised to take all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus among our students and school personnel.
In conformity with the guidelines set by the Department of Health, classes will be suspended effective tomorrow (25 June) for the prescribed number of days. Classes will resume on July 6, Monday. All events scheduled on campus today until July 5 have also been canceled.
Alfred-Charles Co of Batch 05 has been accepted by Tsinghua University to pursue a master’s degree this coming school year. He is one of only 30 students all over the world to be admitted to the MA program in Global Business Journalism. After graduating from Xavier School, Alfred went to the Ateneo de Manila University where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy. Tsinghua University (Qinghua Daxue) was established in 1911 and became a university in 1925. It has consistently ranked as one of the best universities in China.
In celebration of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, the San Juan City Mayor (via Executive Order No. JVE-C-10) has declared 24 June 2009, Wednesday, as a special non-working holiday . There will be no classes and work on this day.
by Frederick N. Tiu (79), Treasurer
Last May 28-31, the Treasurers of the various Jesuit schools in the Philippines gathered in the warm city of Cebu for their meeting. Aside from listening to speakers from the event sponsors (BPI Trust and ING Bank), the Treasurers had a chance to share best practices and discuss common issues of concern. Read the rest of this entry »