October 18, 2017

Fathers’ Day 2015: Movie Knights

The month of March started with a bang even as the school year neared its end, another successful year with the school's biggest event: Fathers' Day. This much anticipated event not only celebrates the end of another prosperous school year, but also determines the final victor between the school's two houses: Anchor and Vinta.

March 1, 2015 was a day to remember as the Grade 3 parents, who were assigned as the event's coordinators, spearheaded a successful day filled with a variety show, battle of the bands, and booths that were hosted by the different students of the school.

Following the therme "Movie Knights", the school highlighted, various block busters through a flash mob that was participated by students, teachers, and parents. Various movie booths were also established all around the school.

The day ended in celebration as Vinta, which was led by dad and son team captains Gilbert and John Fernandez, finished the day strong as they were crowned back-to-back champions after a fierce battle with Anchor.

PAREF Springdale reigns as MILO Champions

For two consecutive years, the PAREF Springdale Titans have emerged as the Milo Visayas football champions, defeating the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles with a score of 2-0 at a jam-packed Cebu City Sports Complex.

The road was not easy for them as they trained vigorously for weeks to prepare their bodies for battle. Springdale played 3 games prior to the finals, garnering a 7-0 win over the USJR Jaguars, a 10-0 demolition over Canduman National High School, and scoring a 3-1 victory over Abellana National High School in the semi-finals.

Many fans from both teams watched the finals as the Titans controlled the match, launching a barrage of attacks early on, spearheaded by the impressive ball-handling skills of third years' Enzo Ceniza, Jimi Haosen, and Sabin Veloso.

By the 29th minute, Springdale drew the first goal as Veloso calmly took a free kick outside the box and accurately kicked it into the direction of Tyrone Jacalan, who headed the ball into the net.

Springdale continued to attack the SHS-AdC defense in the second half, with Mark Nacional scoring another goal for the Titans as the opposing team's keeper dove to the wrong direction.

"The team performed really well. I thought we would go through a penalty shoot-out by the end of the game, but our defense played extremely well," said goalkeeper Liam Hines, who denied every shot from the Ateneo opposition.

PAREF Springdale Titans football team also won a slot at the National Finals, for which they are to defend their National crown.

Vinta takes first strike in sportsfest

July 25, 2014 – PAREF Springdale had its annual Sportsfest at the Cebu City Sports Complex. Led by team captain John Fernandez, Vinta soared through the gates with 82 points while Anchor, led by team captain Shane Yu, was not far behind with 80 points.

Sportsfest is the first of many competitions this school year between the two battling houses, with Vinta serving as the defending champions. The games are based on track and field, namely, the 50 and 100-meter sprint, 4×100 relay, long jump, shot put, and swimming.

Several records were broken this year. Uri Llaban, a student from Grade 1, set a record time of 4.86 seconds in the 25-meter sprint. Renzo Ong Cabahug from Grade 3 set a time of 8.20 seconds to gain the record for the 50-meter sprint. Markwynn Relos from Grade 6 blazed his way through competition with a record time of 13.63 seconds in the 100-meter sprint. Elmar Carnicer III from Grade 6 threw for 11.7 meters to earn the record for the elementary shot put while Zacc Oliva of Third Year broke the record with 11.75 meters for the high school's edition of the contest.

It was a hard fought battle between the two houses. The school hopes to continue the success of Sportsfest with future competitions to help enrich the sports environment that Springdale is known for.

Recitalists serenade Springdale community

An astounding blend of music filled the night as PAREF Springdale School held its annual Music Recital: Ode to Music last March 14, 2014 at Mariners’ Court, Pier 1, Cebu City.

The school’s Associate Director for Academic Standards Dr. Renante Payod in his opening remarks emphasized the recital as an authentic learning evidence of students in music classes. Spearheaded by the school’s musical director Mr. Mark Axel Melecio, students, teachers, parents and guest performers showcased their musical prodigy through solo and group performances in singing or in playing various musical instruments.

The boys played some of the common Philippine folk songs and globally known nursery rhymes. The Pipers Club also displayed their musical dexterity in playing Pachelbel’ “Canon in D”. Pianists Christopher Veloso and Joseph Verallo amazed the audience in their excellent rendition of classical songs. Flutist Vincent Natera and saxophonist Kamiko Tampus stunned the crowd in their version of “The Prayer”. The event also promoted the unique iPad ensemble with Vince Natera’s flute accompaniment.

The event highlights the different adaptations of multi-awarded musical Les Miserables Prologue, The Man of La Mancha and movie soundtracks such as “Let It Go” from Frozen and “When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt.

Springdale indeed hones students not only in academics, but also in the performing arts.

Superheroes of the Titans: Theme of 2014 Father’s Day

Springdale Titans successfully celebrated its annual Father’s Day last March 2, 2014 at Springdale ground organized and hosted by the Grade 3 batch with the theme “Superheroes of the Titans”.

It was a day of honoring all Springdale’s dads in their significant role as fathers befitted to be called as the Superheroes of the Titans. The annual family day was composed of series of activities like field demonstrations, airsoft tournament, dog show, parlor games, talent shows, band presentation and sports games amused both the parents and sons.

Springdale continues Bonbon outreach

To extend community service to an adopted school, Springdale juniors and seniors taught English and Math and helped in improving facilities in Bonbon Elementary School last February 18-21, 2014 and March 10-14, 2014 respectively.

Headed by their respective class chairman, this year’s Work Camp is geared towards converting the adopted school’s garden into a concrete basketball court for PE classes and social events.

“We worked for a whole week. We all faced challenges that got the best of us, but it was all worth it,” says Julian Cobonpue, III-year class chairman.

Through the helpful proposal from a former Springdale employee Mr. Rogel Tura, the school adopted Bonbon Elementary School as a recipient of its annual Work Camp which is an avenue for students to help in various projects and services for the improvement of its adopted school.

“The students and faculty are very grateful for PAREF Springdale’s support throughout the years,” affirms Ms. Claudia Cabriana, the adopted school’s Master Teacher and Guidance Counselor.

Below is the timeline of projects since 2008 until present:


            2008-2009       giving of monobloc chairs and computer tables

            2009-2010       painting of classrooms

            2010-2011       making of school garden (rice terraces)

            2011-2012       building of school fences

            2012-2013       painting of computer laboratory

            2013-2014       cementing of the basketball court

Springdale continues to invite everyone to participate in outreach programs as it continues to fulfill its oath “…to serve others especially the needy.”

Veloso Advances to Palarong Pambansa 2014

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Grade 8 PAREF-Springdale Titan, Christante Veloso dominated again in the secondary swimming division of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) Meet in the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC)  pool last February 10-11,  2014.

Veloso displayed an outstanding performance as he bagged 3 Gold medals in the 200 Meter Backstroke, 4×100 Meter Relay Free, 4×50 Meter Relay Medley and 1 Bronze in 100 Meter Backstroke which helped the Cebu City Niños secure their 20th straight CVIRAA title as champions.

Veloso will represent Region VII along with other Cebu delegates in the 2014 Palarong Pambansa in Laguna this May 4-10, 2014.

Titans won the 2013 Milo Little Olympics Football National Finals

Springdale Titans Secondary Football Team with Coach Mario Ceniza

TEAM Visayas swept the elementary and high school football fans in impressive fashion, routing their foes in the final day of the Milo Little Olympics National finals.

The elementary team, represented by the Don Bosco Technological Center of coach Joselito Bono, scored a third straight shutout with a 6-0 win over Mindanao to finish the tournament with nine points, five points clear of second placer Mindanao.

On the other hand, Coach Mario Ceniz and the Paref Springdale Titans capped the affair with an 8-0 rout over Mindanao to win the high school title on goal difference.

Visayas and NCR finished with seven points on two wins and a draw, but the rout over Mindanao gave the home boys a seven-goal cushion over NCR, which beat Luzon, 1-0, yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, it was the third straight title for Don Bosco and they did it in dominant fashion, routing Luzon, 14-0, in their first game and blanking NCR, 5-0 next. So dominant were the Bosconians that their goalkeeper Renz Murillo didn’t even get to touch the ball in the first day.

“It was only against Mindanao that he got to touch the ball,” Bono said.

Against Luzon, Christian Agot and Jascha Tabar took turns in menacing the defense and after 59 minutes, both had five goals to their names, with Agot completing a hat trick in the first 20 minutes. ARcangelo Manlosa also scored twice, while Dustin Ramirez and Jay Ian Alinsugay had one each.

Against NCR, Ramirez, Tabar, Agot and Vinz Ybañez had Visayas up 4-0 in just 20 minutes, while against Mindanao, Don Bosco had a relatively slow day. Ramirez scored twice inside 18 minutes to make it 2-0 before Luis Colina had two more and Agot and Tabar added one each in the second half to seal their win.

On target

Aside from the prolific scorers, the other members of the team are Antonio ALforque, Rey Bryan Cruz, Dale dela Cruz, Carlos Orale, Petrovic Pacifico, Luis Buyco and Januar Villarin.

In the secondary division, Springdale knew it had to win by at least two goals to overtake rivals NCR, which beat Luzon earlier, 1-0. And Mario Lorenzo Ceniza, Pericles Dakay Jr., Ryan James Haosen and Luis Alvarez immediately went to work, keeping Mindanao’s keeper Francis Salvo busy.

However, it was Mindanao that got the first real chance but Philippe Palamine’s striker from 10 yards was denied by a foot save by Conner Hines. In the 20th, Visayas finally got on board, Ceniza unleashed a shot from outside the box that Salvo failed to collect, leaving Haosen a simple tap-in to an open goal.

Six minutes later, Ceniza lovely through ball found an open Haosen but he shot high and a minute later, the wily midfielder didn’t take any more chances, taking a wicked shot from 25 yards for the second goal.

So powerful was the shot that Salva was able to tap it with both hands but it still went in. The keeper then signaled his coach to have him replaced. In the 32nd, Dakay, who scored the equalizer against NCR, made it 3-0 with another shot from outside the box.

Things got worse for Mindanao in the second half with Mark Nacional scoring a hat trick, Dakay adding another and substitute Dominic Canas hitting one for the final count.

The other members of the team are James Balao, Julius Caliva, Maverick Jacalan, Xavier Miguel Larrauri, Jose Lipardo, Sabin Veloso, Jon Young and sub keeper Domycko Villacin, who got in in the final minutes of the game against Mindanao.

Published in Sun.Star News Sports.

PAREF organizes 1st national congress

MANILA, Philippines – At the close of the 35th year celebration of the Parents For Education Foundation (PAREF) last August 2012, DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro mentioned in his keynote address that, “among the different models that try to put in place what is enshrined in our Constitution, I cannot think of any other model except the PAREF Foundation — where parents take on a very definite role, engages teachers and educators and institutionalizes this model of how parents and teachers can work together so they are a part of the curriculum, the community, and the environment that the school will be and what they intend their children and their graduates after they finished.”

As a response to the invitation of the DepEd Secretary “to ensure that the rest of the schools in the Philippines can learn from your model…how parents can actually be fully engaged and how they can implement what is enshrined in our constitution that the parents are the primary agents of education for their children,” PAREF is organizing the First National Congress on Home and School Collaboration entitled “Together to Get There.” This will be held on Jan. 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SMX Convention Center Taguig, SM Aura Premiere, Taguig City.

Dr. Andrew Mullins will be the event speaker. In his position as headmaster of Wollemi College in Sydney, Australia, he has involved parents in the process of developing values in young people. He is the author of Parenting for Character. He has done his doctoral thesis on the neural bases of virtue. He was formerly the headmaster of Redfield College in New South Wales, Australia.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/sunday-life/2013/11/03/1252321/paref-organizes-1st-national-congress

PAREF Springdale won the team title in golf.

CEBU, Philippines – It was a collage of schools and winners in the team and individual competition of the 013 Visayas ICTSI-Inter School Golf Championship held at the Cebu Country Club last October 27-28.

Golfers from Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), University of  San Carlos (USC), Cebu International School (CIS), Centre for International Education (CIE) and PAREF Springdale won the different division team and individual championships.

SHS-AdC won the Girls 2 division (Grades 8-12) behind the duo of Ericka Lim and Alyeska Yunam. Lim also won the division’s individual title after scoring a two-day total of 89 points, topping LK Go (89) of CIE via tiebreaker. Yunam was second runner-up with a 79.

On the other hand, Gen Nagai of CIS won the individual gold medal of the Boys Juniors division (Grades 9-12) with his total of 105 points, but CIE topped the team championship behind the trio of  Wei Wei Gao, Ryo Haga and Jun Haga who combined for a total of 230 points. Gao was runner-up in the individual category (102) while Airon Sorino of Cabangcalan High School won the bronze with this 79.

In the Boys Midgets 1 division (Grades 6-8), Wei Yu Gao of CIE won the individual plum, nipping Gilbert Purcia IV of  SHS-AdC  via tiebreaker after both delivered a total 91 points after two rounds. Jed Daniel Yap of SHS-AdC was second runner-up after submitting 84 points.

PAREF Springdale though, won the team title behind the trio of  Scott Patrick Reyes, John Edward de los Reyes and Ryuya Tatara. Tatsuyoshi Ochiai of the Singapore School of Cebu (SSC) dominated the Boys Midgets 2 division (Grades 3-5) with 79 points, trailed by Ren Moromasa of CIE (49) and Connor Macan (37).

Junia Gabasa of  BRIGHT Academy topped the Girls 3 division (Grades 3-7) with 105 points, followed by Angela Pearl Mangana (101) of Asian College of  Technology (ACT) and Jordan Paige Ouano (43) of  SSC.

USC golfers topped both the boys and girls Seniors division (College) with Harvey Sytiongsa (92) topping teammate Shotaru Suda (79) and John Philip Hernandez (78). Jenny Lerio won the girls individual title with a 55, while Carrie Sytiongsa had a 44.

The 2013 Visayas ICTSI-Inter School Golf Championship is being held for the first time in Cebu, patterned after its regular series of inter-school tournaments in Metro Manila. It has attracted some 45 golfers coming from 10 schools in Cebu.

The tournament applies the Modified Stableford scoring system which is also known as the Molave Points System. All players played two rounds at the Cebu Country Club. The team and individual champions qualify for the national finals which will be held December 16-17.

See original article from FREEMAN