Sir Jenorie San Agustin

By Jedi Mikaela Mariano

“I LOVE teaching,” shared Sir Jenorie San Agustin, one of the new faculty members at SHAP. And his experience as a teacher is undeniably remarkable.

Before becoming a substitute teacher in SHAP, Sir Jeno used to be an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and even some Filipino professionals. He also worked as a head teacher in an international ESL company.

The confirmed this passion “I’m happy to see my students improving. When my students can apply what they learn in their lives; when I see them being confident when they communicate to other people using English; when I see them doing efforts to improve themselves; it’s a priceless achievement”. This is something that all teachers should reflect on as the greatest reward in this career.

Being an effective teacher, Sir Jeno doesn’t have favoritism. He treats everyone equally, and that deserves a full support and participation from students.

“My priority in life is to become successful. I want to help my family when I become successful”, Sir Jeno shared. He dreams to finish his masteral degree and to become a successful teacher. Success is within his reach being a workaholic person.

He is a strong willed person and he hates people who bully. He always stands for those who are being bullied. He is a very pleasant person, approachable and likeable.


Junior artist wins newspaper contest

By Miles Lawrence Basnillo

Sacre-Coeur Assistant Art Editor Carlos Eugene Panganiban (III-Responsibility) nabbed the Second Place award for Editorial Cartooning in the 2012 Para sa Bayan at Lasalyano (BAYLAYN), in De La Salle University-Manila last Jan 21.

Hosted by Ang Pahayagang Plaridel (APP), the official school paper of the university in Filipino, the event conducted lectures to participating high school campus journalists and school paper advisers. Competition and campus tours were also facilitated by APP staff and invited guests.


EDITORIAL: School, Training

Even though students have been made aware of the value of education early on, most of them see schooling, other than a place to meet with their friends, a burden.

Passing in every subject has become every student’s primary goal. The other values that could also be improved on become neglected simply because progress in these areas is hard to quantify and are therefore, not measured through grades.

Students must be made aware that the school is a most effective training ground in preparation for life after school, often labelled as the real world.

In that real world, misinterpreting a direction will merit losses far greater than point deductions.

Breaking rules would result to consequences graver than a trip to the Discipline Office.

Logically, a student who would disobey the simplest rules when he can is more likely to break rules set up by the society when no one is looking.

On the other hand, a student, who can put off leisure until homework is done will most likely require the least supervision from his boss at work. More so, homeworks promote self-study.

Class reporting tests a student’s skill in imparting knowledge to his peers. Participation in discussions exercises one’s right to voice out his opinion, and respect others’. Group work puts people with different strengths and mindsets to perform for a common goal.

A class officer and a varsity captain are in a way more prepared to head a team or start a family than their peers who merely idled their way through graduation.

The school gives a lot of opportunities to develop responsibility, leadership and maturity. Its setup also ensures that in cases when students fail to measure up, there will always be a next subject, a next quarter, a next school year to reform, regroup and try harder with the guidance of their teachers and other school heads.

Students must keep in mind that the real world is like a very difficult combination of oral, written and practical exam. Cramming the night before can only get one so far. Those who consistently do well since the quarter began, are the most poised to lead the pack.


English Month 2011: Extemporaneous event

BATTLE ROYALE High school speakers address current and relevant issues on English Month’s extemporaneous speech event
Photos by Joshua Geronimo

 


Science and Angry Birds: Physics101 in the Bird Game

Illustration by Joshua Geronimo

 

By Rochie Jane Mabelin

ACING THE addicting game called Angry Birds needs no genius at all. But to make it more educational, let’s try to rely less on luck and apply some concepts in Physics class!

With mere mention of the word Physics, I can already hear my fellow Fourth Years complaining, but why don’t we instead just define the term first. So, what is Physics?

Physics defined

Simply, it is the relationship between force and motion. What does it have to do with fluffy red birds? Well, just about almost everything!

Potential and Kinetic Energy

When you start the game, you will have a slingshot, displaying potential energy – a force residing in stationary objects, such as the elastic band tied on both ends of the slingshot.

By pulling the band backwards, its potential energy is being converted into kinetic energy that dispatches your first bird into porcine territory. Kinetic energy is displayed by motion, in this scenario, displayed by the band the the bird. Upon this move, more physics will be involved.

Velocity and Speed, Distance and Displacement

Distance and displacement share a similarity. Distance is the sum of lengths a body has travelled while displacement takes the direction of the distance travelled from the starting point.

Speed is the total distance travelled within a time limit. Velocity, on the other hand, is speed associated with direction.

Speed and velocity, as well as distance and displacement, are terms with usage that always get conflated. Keep in mind that distance and speed are scalar – meaning, the direction of the moving body is not a factor of direction.

Displacement and velocity are vector quantities because they incorporate direction into the equation.

Acceleration: Uniform and Free fall

Acceleration refers to the change in speed, direction or both speed and direction.

In objects that move in uniform motion, neither the speed nor the direction changes in the entire process of movement. The movement would look like in a straight horizontal line from the starting point to the end point. Because there had to be a change greater than zero for acceleration to have a value, a moving object in uniform motion has acceleration equal to zero.

However, any move you will make as you launch your bird into the air will not be considered uniform, even if its path is a straight line.

How come? Simple.. The bird does not move in uniform motion as it would travel from the level of the slingshot’s height, rise to its highest point and because of gravity, a force that constantly pulls everything back to the ground, form an arc in its landing. It’s called free fall motion, where the value of acceleration is -98 m/s2.

Projectile Motion

The combination of all these concepts results to projectile motion – a slightly more complicated physics term, but the best two-word combination describing everything that’s Angry Birds.

By book definition, projectile motion is a body being thrown at an angle besides 90 degrees with the horizon.

We all know that in Angry Birds, a player’s task is to hurl birds in the air. If that’s not projectile motion, I don’t know what it is!

But if you really want to excel in Angry Birds, review your Geometry lessons. More than Physics, the game is all about angles!


Sacredian Archer: SEA Games Gold Medalist

By Christian Heinrich Quesada

SACREDIAN ALUMNUS and sharpshooter Delfin Anthony Adriano (Batch 2009), has recently given pride not only to the Sacredian community but also to all Filipinos by scoring a gold medal with his teammates for a team compound event in Archery at the 26th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, held in Indonesia last November.

 


Campus expansion project due by 2015

XI Issue 1 Cover Story
Art by Changmi Espanola

By Miles Lawrence Basnillo and Aron John Vibar

TO KICK-START the expansion of the school entrance driveway, SHAP held a two-day fundraising event last November 18 and 19.

Titled Family Mid-Year Affair, the celebration featured fun booths from both sponsors and school clubs and a program that culminated in a raffle draw.

Third year student Ivan Paul Rivera (III-Self-Discipline) claimed a brand new Suzuki motorbike, courtesy of Suzuki Philippines, the top prize for the affair.

Other big prizes raffled include a desktop computer with printer and eMachines laptop from Phoenix Publishing House Inc.; 32-inch Panasonic LCD TV from Mr. and Mrs. Horacio Masa, refrigerator from Mr. and Mrs. Alex Pike and three days-two nights accommodation with breakfast at the Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Cavite.

The expansion of the school driveway facing Market Avenue, which is set to be completed before the end of the school year, is only the first phase of SHAP’s latest campus expansion program.

Unveiled just this February by the administration on the celebration of its school’s 11th Foundation Anniversary, it is projected to be fully operational by 2015.

At present, the project’s latest renderings include construction of two additional buildings that will host state of the art facilities and overhaul of existing venues.

On the site where the current canteen and gazebo stand will rise SHAP’s future tallest building. A new canteen will occupy the six-level building’s first and second floors to cater to the growing student population.

A new gymnasium will be set-up on its topmost floor. The building’s other floors will house additional classrooms.

The lot where the present covered court is located will  make way for a two-story building where an Olympic-sized swimming pool and two additional kiddie pools will be built on ground level. The upper level will feature a 1000-seater auditorium.

The open court will be widened to serve as parking lot for accredited school buses.

SHAP campus is no stranger to changes, especially since its student population has increased to more than 1500 at present since it opened in 2000 with the Main Building then only two-levels high.

The building reached its final four-story shape in 2007 while the adjacent Annex Building, that houses the Preschool Department and three Grade School levels,  topped off just last year.

Both buildings have been connected by additional rooms for storage and Grade School faculty and a dance studio just in time for the opening of the current school year.

Aside from the on-going construction in the driveway, the roof deck of the Main Building is being redone to fit in a conference room.

 

CAMPUS LEVEL UP


High School Night in black light

ALL DOLLED-UP Inspired by Barbie fashion, members of the Student Council pose for a quick shot after organizing another successful edition of High School Night
Photo by Richard Allen Adel

By Norman Jess Gayloa and Kimberly Anne Rodriguez

FOR THE fifth straight year, high school students gathered in full force and in fashionable attire for the annual celebration of High School Night  (HSN) last November 19.

Themed “Barbie and Ken’s Wardrobe” the fashion awards became the evening’s highlight among events that include band performances, dance presentations and the parlor game Longest Line.

With effort from the Student Council (SC), who also did the Covered Court decoration, the program went on with no delays or technical issues.

SC President Patricia Que (IV-Loyalty) was hoping that her fellow schoolmates enjoy the evening.  She expressed “Preparing for HSN was tiring. It would be fulfilling if they appreciate our effort.”

Many interviewed seniors said they enjoyed night. Daniel Dela Paz (IV-Fidelity) recalled, “The entrance was very beautiful. It was like a preview of the good things that were going to happen.”

For Junior Marjorie Baque (III-Responsibility) it was the best HSN she has ever attended because of the decoration and the black light party. Sophomore Aileen Buendia (II-Teamwork) thinks that the program could benefit from less performances and more games and dancing.

For first-timer Kyla Isidro (IV-Faithfulness) the program was able to meet her expectations.

Seniors Jennifer Amistoso (IV-Fidelity) and Javier Berlanga (IV-Faithfulness) took home the biggest awards as Barbie and Ken (BK) of the Night. Juniors Jose Miguel Ramirez (III-Self-Discipline) and Leslie Estrera (III-Responsibility) and sophomores Christian Paul Mirano and Alexandra Isabel Suapengco, both from II-Cooperation, were first and second runners up.

Other awards went to Aira Ong (IV-Faithfulness) and Mark Joshua Ines (III-Responsibility) for Best Vintage BK; Christine Joy Bernaldez (III-Reliability) and Roni Christian Pacana (III-Self-Discipline) for Best Sports BK; and Shane Pike (IV-Faithfulness) and Kim Jae (IV-Loyalty) for Best Fantasy BK.

For the first time ever, High School Night gave out awards for the best dressed faculty members.

Recepients were Ms. Lorna Gonzales, High School Principal, and Mr. Luis Tordesillas, English teacher.

Capping the night was the opening of the dance floor set in a frenzied mood by loud music and black light.


School clubs put up fun booths

By Nadine Angelique Rendon

THREE FUN booths were put up by different school clubs to help the school raise funds during the Family Mid-Year Affair, November 19.

Officers of the Peer Counseling Club, Science Club and Student Mentors Club transformed the empty space beside Stairwell A into a marriage booth chapel.

Rings, flowers and photographs were also available for clients who want a more memorable ‘marriage’. The chapel also renders services for couples who want a ‘divorce’.

Table tennis and football varsities redesigned a first year classroom into a horror maze.

The darkened room featured a navigable maze but with pesky jocks in scary attire and makeup.

Math Club provided kids an extra scare by showing Paranormal Activity in their Movie Booth.

“We’re thankful for being allowed to help raise funds for the school,” comments Chelsea Pascual, one of the booth organizers. “We wish do this again next time.”

 


Junior wins biggest prize in raffle draw

By Christian Paul Mirano

A THIRD year student won the grand prize in the Family Mid-Year Affair’s Raffle for a Cause last Nov 19.

Varsity member Ivan Paul Rivera (III-Self-Discipline), who will be taking home a Suzuki motorcycle, was playing basketball in his neighborhood when his entry was drawn for the top prize.

He only learned about the win when he checked his phone and read more than ten messages from friends congratulating him for his win.

“I thought it was just a prank, at first,” shares Rivera. “But when the [school] bus driver went over our house to tell my dad [that I won] I knew it was true. Now, I wouldn’t have to borrow my cousin’s when I need a ride.”

Rivera isn’t legally old enough to get a driving licence but he’s test-driving his prize when he gets home because he already knows how to drive.

This is also his first time winning in any raffle draws.


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