Creativity… ingenuity… resilience… all with a smile… remarkable traits of Filipinos. This month shows some of the highlights at Cuatro Christian School in the month of October.
Grade 2 teachers share signs of encouragement on Teachers Appreciation Day:
Left: Junior high students exploring robotics.
Below: Grade 7 students apply lesson on commercial cooking. The students bought the supplies for cooking, made posters for promotion, went inside the classrooms to promote their products, and cooked and sold them. A fun learning experience in entrepreneurship!
Junior High volleyball team wins Grand Champion at Division 2 Landry Tournament held at nearby Faith Academy. So proud of these students and their coach, Ms. Sherel Francisco.
The Musicians of Tomorrow held their 2nd Piano and Violin Recital on Oct 28. The commitment of these young musicians is truly an inspiration. Although the program is only two years old, the students’ accomplished skill level is truly amazing. These inspiring students and their teacher are praying for 10 more violins and a cello for current students who are sharing a violin and to accommodate new students wanting to join the group. Please let us know if you would like to support this program by donating toward the purchase of these needed instruments.
Nations and Science celebration—Theme: United Towards the Progress of Community and Environment. The event included a parade, a pageant, and dances from around the world.
· All costumes are made from recycled materials.
· All contestants greeted the audience in the language of the country they represented (16 nations represented).
· The Q&A session of the pageant focused on caring for the environment and being a part of the progress.
Elementary Principal Ms. Aileen Yunzal expressed excitement for the parents’ involvement—indeed the entire family—in helping design and make such unique and creative costumes in support of their children and CCS. She said the parents enjoyed collaborating, getting to know each other better, and the opportunity to get away from their routine work. They even started a group chat to help with gathering materials for costumes and decorations and bringing snacks to practices.
Ms Yunzal shared that the parents expressed their thankfulness that their children experienced this kind of activity at a young age and that also served as a good memory for them. Families, friends, teachers, students (elementary and high school), all sharing and helping in the midst of difficulties and hardships in life, made them all feel like one big family. “They are so happy to have the CCS family,” said Ms. Yunzal.
Besides all the highlights shown here, we were also blessed with visits from Morrison School (Taiwan) who taught our students to swim, Seoul Foreign School (South Korea) who provided our students fun activities during our spring break, YCIS (China) who together with our students shared their dreams for the future, and Steve Hackman of Seeds of Hope who shared how the Lord had planted a vision in his heart that led him to start a pilgrimage to fund raise for our new CCS high school.
More next month on progress being made on our new high school. Please continue to pray with us for the decisions being made in the design, building and fund raising for the school. We have a lot to be accomplished to be ready for the next school year!
Thank you each one for investing in the lives and future of our school.