September 25, 2017

Springdale wins in Knowledge Challenge

The Bethany Christian School and PAREF Springdale swept wins during the elementary eliminations of the 2nd BTC Knowledge Challenge on Sept. 10.

The teams from grade 3 to grade 6 dominated the first round of the inter-school quiz bee at the Banilad Town Centre (BTC) and will compete in the finals on Sept. 24.

St. Theresa’s College and Acedemia del Christifidelis also had three teams going into the finals as well as Cebu Bradford School with two teams.

A team each from Cebu Eastern College, Childlink Learning Center, Marie Ernestine School and St. Paul Learning Center also made it to the finals.

Each team has three students. The eliminations for the secondary division will be held today, Sept. 17 at the second floor lobby of the BTC main building.

While 11 schools competed in the elementary division, 10 schools have registered teams to compete from first to fourth year levels.

Other than the schools mentioned, the Don Bosco Technology Center and Harvest Christian School also competed in the high school division.

Jiggy Junior of Y101-FM is quiz master. Now in its second year, the Knowledge Challenge is in collaboration with the Department of Education that reviewed the quiz items and provided the judges.

The winners will receive golden BTC medals and gifts from BTC tenants, while the school with the most number of winning teams will get a trophy as overall champion.

Published in the Inquirer News on September 17, 2011.

Stepping into the Classrooms of the Future

By Andre Miko Alazas
Photo by Enrique Benedicto

The 24th of June 2011 marked PAREF Springdale School’s launching of the Genyo e-learning system, a Singapore-based online learning management system.

Handled by Diwa Learning Systems, Inc., the ground-breaking learning system aims to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom and to make everything easier for students, teachers, and parents.

With its newly created Genyo Computer Lab, PAREF Springdale can boast of being one of the first institutions in the Visayas to implement the said e-learning program.

“We want to promote self-directed learning through technology in a highly competitive 21st century environment,” says PAREF Springdale Academic Director Dr. Renante Payod.

The ribbon-cutting, which was done by Dr. Payod and Diwang Learning Systems Executive Director Gina Limstrom, was immediately followed by the elections of the Student Body Organization' s EXECOM members.

This is the first time the Commission on Elections of the school used an online voting system as opposed to its outdated counterpart – manual elections. The tally of votes was easily seen at the end of the day.

With this, PAREF Springdale hopes not only to intensify its curricular standards, but to enhance its student’s attitude towards learning.