Written by: Lara F. Razo, Grade 10 Rizal “What do you want to be in the future?” “Successful.” A typical answer to a typical question. They have both been heard and said so many times, yet they never seem [...]
Grades 9 and 10 students attended the career orientation conducted by Ms. Joyce Cudale, Marketing Directress and Ms. Geneveve Ledesma, Administrative Assistant of Southville Foreign University on September 29, 2011, 11:00 A.M. to 12 N.N. at the TPS Multi-Purpose Building. [...]
Once again, TPS conducted Intramural Meet to establish a venue for exercising the students acquired knowledge, skills and attitude in Physical Education. This also gave them the opportunity to enhance the values of sportsmanship, good health, and a well rounded personality.
The sports activity started with a parade headed by the TPS Drum and Lyre Corps. Students from the kindergarten level to grade 10 marched in their colored uniforms, led by their respective muses and guided by their advisers. The TPS Faculty Choir sang the national anthems of the UAE and the Philippines. Mr. Mayani led the invocation.
After the introduction of the administrators, Ms. Jocelyn M. Sollano formally opened the meet. In her speech she emphasized the relevance of the meet, not only to physical education, but also to the development and practice of values such as courage to accept defeat and gracious celebration of victory. She instructed the athletes, “Observe friendly games and do everything in the spirit of sportsmanship.”
Afterwards. Rollyzon Assuncion, a selected athlete of the TPS Basketball Team lighted the torch and Neil Ram Carlos of Grade 10 Rizal led the Oath of Sportsmanship. Mr. Jonathan Esguerra, Vice Principal inspired the group to perform with energy while maintaining camaraderie. Intermission numbers from DTAG and the Ritualo sisters added color to the opening ceremonies
Immediately after the formal opening, the search for Mr and Ms TPS Intramural Meet was conducted.
While the search was conducted at the covered court, the Kindergarten department were busy with their fun games that enhance social skills among the children. The activity at the KG Department was for the enhancement and continuation of the simple social life established by the family in the early years of the child through games.
By: Melvin Mendoza
Benjamin Victor Consing of Grade 8 who was in his wakeboarders attire and Bettina Gayle Micu, Grade 9, in her archer‟s attire, bagged this year‟s Mr. and Ms. Intrams. Samantha Nicole Delgado of Grade 5 and Jino Reids Calma bested the other candidates in the Intermediate Level. Zyrene Isabelle Montilla of Grade 3 and Raven David Gonzales of Grade 2 brought home the bacon in the Primary Level.
The objectives of the search were met to encourage not only academic excellence but also the development of personality, confidence and discipline through sports.
The committee was headed by Mrs. Irma Magno. Leading the board of judges was the school’s physician, Dr. Sarate. The Candidates were judged according to personality, beauty, bearing, body symmetry and uniqueness of sports attire.
Kyle Dolor and Anfernee Maghirang bagged 3rd place and 6th place respectively in the KSC Junior Chess Tournament held on August 27, 2011 in Karama, Dubai.
Dolor, a grade 9 student and Maghirang, a grade 7 student were both trained by their mentor, Mr. Edwin F. Caliyon, a grade four teacher and TPS Chess Club Moderator. The tournament was made possible under the auspices of the Dubai Expats Chess Club, an organization of chess enthusiasts. The event was opened for elementary and high school students from different schools here in UAE in order to discover chess prodigies.
Grade 6 and Grade 10 were declared champions in the Elementary and High School Category, respectively in the 2011 Intramurals held on December 11-16 at the Philippine School.
Students competed by year level in seven different sports events in the recently concluded Intramurals namely: basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, long jump, chess and 100-m dash. Students from Grade 4, 5 and 6 competed in the elementary category while the Grade 7, 8, 9 and 10 students out did one another in the High School Category. There were also 2 divisions in the different sports events: male division and female division. During the awarding ceremony, the following winners were declared: For the elementary category, Grade 6-champion; Grade 5-1st runner-up; Grade 4-2nd runner-up. For the high school category, Grade 10-champion; Grade 8-1st runner-up; Grade 9-2nd runner-up.
It was such a tiring week but it is all worthwhile because of the camaraderie and spirit of sportsmanship that was gained by the students.
The athletes of The Philippine School brought home the bacon in several events from the recently concluded Filipino Inter School Athletic Association (FISAA) 9th season.
The team of the elementary students emerged as champions in chess while the high school boys finished as 1st runner up. Our very own coach, Mr. Edwin Caliyon was also adjudged as Best Coach. The elementary female road runners were the 2nd runner up and so with the football and sepak takraw team. Both elementary boys and high school girls got the 1st runner up medals in long jump. In volleyball, the elementary boys‟ team got the 1st runner up trophy while the high school boys and elementary girls were both 2nd runners up. 2nd runners up trophies were also won by the elementary and high school boys.
There were six schools which participated this season: FEPS and NFPS from Sharjah, PISCO and TFCA from Abu Dhabi and UIPS from Dubai. This is the second time that TPS has joined the FISAA. Mr. Richard R. Zulueta, our Sports Coordinator is this year‟s Vice Chairman.
Both opening and closing ceremonies were held at Salah al Deen Sports Hall. TPS also became hosts to some events like volleyball, basketball, table tennis and chess.
By: Melvin Mendoza
Blue team from Grade 10 snapped the last win of the Basketball event downing their rival, the Green team during the elimination round. They took control of the game despite hardships to guard the opponents.
The Seniors played a fast game with Rubiano on the floor and Neil Carlos as student coach. They managed to score a lot of easy baskets and surprisingly Leyte added three points on the scoreboard.
Junior’s team also executed well. However, the refs were not pleased with the team so they dished out few technical fouls. The fouls from both teams slowed the game but selected players from Green team proved efficient with good points like Almannaei, Lagrito and Muñoz.
When the last 10 seconds was announced, there was no doubt that the Blue team would win the game.
Championship games were played at the covered court in the last day of intramurals.