September 21, 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.

Embarking on e-Learning

PAREF Springdale School intensifies its curricular standards by utilizing a Singapore-based online learning management system to complement its existing curricular programs. This e-Learning system is designed to promote self-directed learning.

The system enhances students’ attitude towards technology through the web- based access of lessons and other learning enrichment resources like virtual experiments, online activities and exams. It captures the students’ short attention span and diverse interests with multi-media interactive contents designed to make learning fun, interesting and relevant.

For our teachers, this system provides a convenient teaching resource with over 65,000 ready-made lesson plans, tests, tutorials, audio and video files, and activities available at their fingertips. It hones their creativity and resourcefulness in developing learning plans which definitely cater to students’ diverse needs and interests. It also provides more class interaction time rather than do administrative tasks as it allows easy monitoring of students’ progress and class standing by generating relevant reports such as item analysis and students’ performance on certain activities.

In totality, this system will equip our students and teachers with the necessary expertise making them highly competitive in the 21st Century environment.

For our parents, this system provides value for their money as it allows them to tutor their children using the interactive modules available in the system. This also ensures access to filtered, structured, and up-to-date contents. It also provides convenience in monitoring their children’s progress at the comfort of their homes.