SRCM Sci-Math Celebration In The Midst Of Pandemic By: Pauleen Marie De Guzman

Monthly events occurring in Saint Rita College-Manila are really anticipated by many, but the month of September is known to be centred in Science and Mathematics activities participated by the students of this school and this celebration happened on September 30, 2021.

A Sci-Math (Science and Mathematics) event was launched on September 7, 2021 with a theme “Invigorating Science and Math Education in the midst of Covid-19 Pandemic”. With this said event, activities and contestS were prepared by the Sci-Math Club; Mini-Me Contest for Kinder to Grade 3 students, E-Poster Contest for students in Grades 4 to 6, and Jingle Contest for Junior High students. Students’ were given 2 weeks to prepare.

The event occurred live in the school’s Facebook Page, started with a prayer led by Ms. Sheena Cantos, a Grade 10 student and followed by the National Anthem. “Without Science, the modern world will not be modern world by any means,” a line from the Sci-Math President that was very remarkable. Then the celebration was emceed by a student named Angela Cristobal and proceeded with the mechanics, presenting the contestants and the awarding.

Mini-Me Contest revolves with the imitation of a famous scientist or mathematician. Participants should present a video of them imitating whom they chose and they have to leave a famous line by the person they’re imitating with a maximum time which is 2 minutes. The jury of this activity were Ms. Princes De Gracia, Mr. Louie De Roja and Ms. Joean Geronimo who are teachers from Saint Rita College-Manila. The second activity which was the E-Poster Contest was about two representatives from each grade level. They should create an E-Poster that was aligned to the said theme. Jury of the E-Poster Contest were Ms. Michelle Carido, Mrs. Charita Junatas and Mr. James Ebesa. The last activity was the Jingle Making Contest with 5-10 participants from each grade level. They should pass a maximum of 3 minutes video presenting their jingle that was aligned to the theme. The set of judges are also teachers from SRCM, they were Mr. Rolando Alfonso, Ms. Julie Villato and Ms. Zaira Madayag.

The awarding ceremony started with Ms. Liezel Marticio, a teacher from Saint Rita College-Manila who is also a moderator of the Sci-Math Club presented the Certificate of Appreciation to the judges. While the other Sci-Math Club moderator, Mr. Francisco Almine announced the winners of the contests. Mini-Me winners were Kyann Bantug placing 3rd runner up, Khristina Cortado placing 2nd runner up, Gabrielle Mueca placing 1st runner up, and Chaille Galang was announced as the Mini-Me Champion. E-Poster winners were Alexie Guinto placing 3rd runner up, Antionette Espiritu placing 2nd runner, Kendra Beltran placing 1st runner up, and Christelle Galang got the Championship in E-Poster Contest. Lastly, the Jingle Making winners, 3rd Placer is the Grade 9 – Love, 2nd Placer is the Grade 7 – Faith, 1st Placer is the Grade 10 – Humility, and the Jingle Making Champion was Grade 8 – Hope.

A closing remark was given by Mr. Almine and ended his speech with a quote from one of the greatest philosophers, Aristotle “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” The celebration was ended with a video prepared by the members of the Sci-Math Club and a prayer led by a Grade 6 student, Mr. Gibson Esguerra.

Virtual Celebration of Buwan ng Wika 2021: A preservation of Our Culture and Tradition By: Angeline Alby de Mesa

On the 31st of August 2021, Saint Rita College of Manila and the Apilino Club held a series of events and competitions entitled “Buwan ng kasaysayan at Wikang Pambansa” with the theme of “Kasaysayan at Wikang Filipino, tungo sa Tagumpay ng Delokonisasyon ng Isip at ng Sangkatauhan”

The event was spearheaded by Filipino Club moderator, Mr. Jo-Nathaniel Valbuena and Ms. Joeanne Geronimo, which was hosted by the Grade 9 student, Johanna Garay. At exactly 1:00 p.m. of the said date, the online program commenced through Facebook live and officially started with the opening prayer which is led by Angeline de Mesa also of Grade 9-Love, followed by the singing of the National Anthem.

Selected Ritarians were invited to participate in various competitions such as Pagmodel ng Tradisyunal na Kasuotan from preschool to Grade 3 pupils which highlighted the importance of traditional clothing as they reflect the values of our heritage and cultural identity. Because of Ritarians’ creativity and uniqueness, Elementary students from grade 4 to grade 6 also competed in Paggawa ng Social Media Card at Islogan. Finally, the students from Junior High school proudly performed their piece in Masining na Pagkukuwento that illustrates how language and storytelling can connect people together.

During the event, it was evidently clear that the skills and abilities of these Ritarians was impressive and inspiring with the way they showcased their talents and creativity. Awards were also given to those who excel in the said program. The 2nd runner up for the Pagmodel ng Tradisyunal na Kasuotan was given to Reilly Alain Seril of grade 3-saint Ezekiel Moreno, while the 1st runner up was awarded to Chaille Jaden Galang of Grade 2-Saint Rita, and the Champion for the Pagmodel ng Tradisyunal na Kasuotan is Zhim Carlisle Macapa-ar of Grade 3-St. Ezekiel Moreno. For the Paggawa ng Social Media Card at Islogan, the 2nd runner up was awarded to Chrissy Shylah Siojo of Grade 5-St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the 1st runner up was awarded to Ehzra Geanna Kindra Quila of Grade 6-St. Joseph, and the champion is Clara Sopia Serrano of grade 4-st. Possidius. The declared winners for Masining na Pagkukuwento was given and received by Samantha Ashley Guinto of Grade 10-humility, 3rd runner up, Jacy Rhian Dais of Grade 8-hope, 2nd runner up, Maria Samantha Ayaton of Grade 9-love, 1st runner up, and the champion is Angela Marie Cristobal of Grade 7-faith.

One of the facilitators, Ms. Joeanne Geronimo, adviser of Grade seven faith emphasized how Ritarians never give up amid the covid-19 pandemic, and quotes “Hindi magpapahuli, hindi magpapadaig at higit sa lahat handang lumaban sa anumang larangan” which is a clear message of hope and inspiration to all Ritarians.

The celebration of the Buwan ng kasaysayan at Wikang Pambansa were definitely a success because it highlights the willingness of Ritarians to participate despite the Covid-19 pandemic. It also embodies the preservation of our culture and tradition.

C.O.L.C CLUB. PRESENTATION

The rosary devotion has been given to us by our own blessed mother Mary, as a way for us to draw closer to the Lord through her, as a way for us to deepen our relationship with God through prayer, by removing from us the distractions and the temptations of our daily living, and instead focusing ourselves on the Lord and His mother, through which we may grow ever deeper in spirituality and in commitment to God, and through the rosary, we may grow ever better as Christians, and also even inspire others to follow in our good examples.

The Queen of Heaven and of the Earth brings us all that we should request. Our spiritual mother, Mary the mother of God with the power of the Holy Spirit brought “the Word Made Flesh” to our world and our lives. The cause of our joy, Mary, is a figure in our lives that we can have as a mother to nurture us when we are suffering, and to join us when we jubilant. She is the one that we can send our cries, our mourning’s, and our joviality. She hears all voices and accepts all people; she loves each and every one of us. Our mother celebrates our life with us at all times. I believe she visits those who are sick in heart, mind, and soul; to them she brings reason and new life back to their souls. These people have been blessed in an inexplicable way.

Ritarians! SRC-M Library offers you a short story about “The Hare and the Tortoise.”

Ritarians!
SRC-M Library offers you a short story about “The Hare and the Tortoise.”
Stories help us understand others and ourselves. We feel empathy with the characters we encounter in stories. This ability to learn from stories is a skill that will help our students throughout their lives. In addition to academic goals, stories enrich lives and provide guidance to living.
The short story was narrated by Sr. Mashyll Entac, A.R., our Assistant Principal in SAINT RITA COLLEGE- MANILA, Inc.

WORLDBOOK ONLINE AND OTHER RESOURCES IN SRC-M LIBRARY

SRC-M World Book Online (WBOL) provides the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia in an interactive, online environment. When you search World Book Online, you are not searching the Web; you’re searching the same material you would trust from your local library.

All of the content on World Book Online is similar to our encyclopedia content, but can be updated on the fly! Unlike the Web, the information found on World Book Online is reliable and organized, and gives you, the user, and easy access to credible and current information. World Book Online provides a user-friendly research environment. Users have more control over search results and can use predictive or advanced search options to filter results. Each database returns a variety of content types, including articles, images, videos, etc. The more advanced databases return up to 20 content types! Citations for each article, media, and source are included on the same page. A consolidated layout makes it easier to find research tools, videos, audios, and more information in convenient tabs or menus. A fixed header allows quick and easy access to the tools and features in the navigational bar from anywhere on the article page.

 

HOW TO ACCESS WORLD BOOK ONLINE.

  • Launch the My World Book Accountpage by clicking on one of the access areas (for more detail on how to launch this page scroll down) or click Access on the side-menu.
  • Click create an account.
  • Fill in the form and click submit.
  • Note: To use the teacher features in World Book Wizard, be sure to select teacher under account type. Once you have an educator code from World Book, the teacher account allows you to create classes, assign content, and monitor student progress.
  • A confirmation message indicates that your account was successfully created. Click OKto return to the location originally selected.
  • You are now logged in to your My World Book accountand will remain logged in as you move between products.

Access the “My World Book Account” page

You can create an account from several different areas within World Book Online.

Note: You will only see products that are part of your account subscription.

If you are not signed in to an existing account, clicking on any of the following areas will launch the My World Book Account page and allow you to log in to an existing account or create a new one.

Aside from world book online we have also,

 

Current Awareness

The Library informs its patrons of the new acquisitions through its website and social media accounts.

Scan and Deliver Services

Patrons may get full-text electronic journal articles and book chapters from subscribed databases and open and free access resources. With this service, students will be able to read the library resources they need anytime.

 

Online Book Borrowing/Reservation

Step.

  1. Send your request to srcmlibrary2021@srcm.edu.ph or message us through text or messenger with the title and author of the book.
  2. Wait the notification in your Facebook, messenger or email for confirmation of your request.

Online conversations with Ask- A-Librarian thru Facebook, Email and text

Online book borrowing and reservation

Online book request

  • This service is designed to provide access to resources tailored fit to the request of the library community.
  • Students and faculty may send their suggested books and recommendations to be purchased via email srcmlibrary2021@srcm.edu.ph.

Self & Environment: Stop the excessive CO2! BY: Geann Wil P. Estaris

Smoking has led to many deaths from cases such as stroke, diabetes, and cancer, which accumulates to about 70% of all deaths in the world. This study is based from the World Health Organization (WHO). But we still see people who smoke in our day to day lives, which can cause asthma or even worse, lung cancer. Diabetes also causes fatal damage due to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. To prevent these things happening to you, stop behaviors such as smoking, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. Not preventing behaviors such as these, can lead to obesity and HBP (High Blood Pressure). Smoking or CO2 cannot hurt you, it is running out of oxygen that can hurt you, but it can also hurt the environment, not just you.

 

Climate Change can deal massive damage to our environment. The probable causes of this sudden change in heat are, deforestation, pollution in land, water and air, and you guessed it! Smoking! Due to oil pumps burning oil which produce electricity and CO2, better known as smoke. CO2 can affect and hurt our environment because of too much smoke that can replace our oxygen, with CO2, which is bad. To prevent all of these, we need to replace our oil pumps with solar panels to generate energy without polluting the air. Switching from oil pumps to solar panels or windmills will be expensive, but it will be worth it.

Therefore, we shall stop the excessive production of CO2, as it can lead to deaths of human kind as well as the earth itself.

 

 

 

 

Congress: ARSCian’s One with God

 

 

On February 5-7, 2021 Ritarians had their ARSCian National Congress that took place through a Facebook live. Attendants are teachers and students from AR schools watching the live stream. The purpose of the event was to be inspired and be connected to God.

The event first took place in February 5, 2021 at exactly 7:00am. Students and teachers from around the AR schools watched the live stream. The 1st day of the live stream had approximately over 1,000 – 2,000 streamers. Sr. Mary Ann J. Lumactao, AR, Sr. Ingrid C. Guerina, AR, Mo. Lucena L. Antipala, AR, Dra. Ellaine Mira-Tentativa, Neala Eufrocina E. Mira, Fray Kenneth Onda, OAR, and lastly Michelle Dee Marquez were the speakers on the first day. They talked about their encounters and struggles in life and how they managed to surpass them.

February 6, 2021 at exactly 7:00am, SRCM held a virtual mass that led to the topic of the day, “leadership.” The students were taught what a leader should be and how to maintain relationship within a community.

February 7, 2021 was the last day of the said event. Their topic was leadership with God at the center and also held “Concert of Hope” teaching the students how to see light of hope in the midst of crisis.

 

Lastly, “If God brings you to it; he will bring you through it.” and lastly “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker.”

“Life-Giving Ritarians, Communicating Truth and Love Towards Unity and Harmony” Nicole Therese Cleofe

 

Being a student of Saint Rita College Manila for 4 years now, I have learned so much values and lessons not only from the faculty and staff but also from my fellow students during my time here. We helped each other out on broadening our knowledge and honing our skills and we also went through some tough times together. Because of these different experiences, we have come to learn a lot of valuable lessons which we can use in our lives. As Ritarians, we can use these lessons we have learned from our school to communicate it to the people who might have the need to hear it.

Saint Rita College Manila have these four core values that we never forget to say during our morning assemblies and these core values are Service-Oriented, Responsible, Charitable, and Modest. The school always emphasizes on these four core values and makes us understand the importance of having these values implemented in our lives. Ritarians use these four core values to communicate truth and love to the people. A Ritarian never hesitates on lending a helping hand to those in need and do acts of charity in their own ways especially to those who are less fortunate. Ritarians are responsible and modest people so they act as a role model to those who are around them.

Now that we are in the middle of a pandemic, alongside with it are fights between people, be it the government or even between family members. This is a really crucial time for all of us and the people are straying away from one another. Now, really is the time that we need to help each other out in order to make progress. As Ritarians, we are supposed to unify people through love. Although it is hard for us to do so since we are all in quarantine, social media is really a useful platform for us to use on these times. Every words and media we share online matters and we have to make sure that it is the truth to avoid creating more feuds between people and making the situation of the world worse than it is. We are taught to be responsible Ritarians and this must show in what we share on our posts online.

We all know that our main mission as a Christians is to spread the Good News in order for us to be united in harmony and be a part of the salvation which is the will of God. We should set our goals on achieving peace and making the world a better place not only for us living in the present but also for those people in the upcoming generations. Applying the values of a Ritarian in our lives even though we are not inside the campus will be of help on us in communicating truth and love. When the time comes that we will finish our studies in this school, we will always be a Ritarian and will always implement the values of being service-oriented, responsible, charitable, and modest.

 

SEASON OF CREATION

Season of Creation

Feature: : Reduce, Recycle, Reuse (3Rs)

We live in a culture of having and buying,
where it is often easier to get something new
rather than take care of all that we have.
Let’s try to reduce by simplifying the
consumption of certain products that may
be unnecessary (whether water, energy,
food, or household products), reuse by
looking for another purpose for our things
or sharing them with others, and recycle
in the appropriate manner once a product
has fulfilled its functions in every way.
When we do this in our homes, workplaces,
churches, and schools, we not only help our
earth but initiate a culture of giving in our
communities.

One Mind, One Heart, Onward to the Lord!

GIFTED RITARIANS: CREATORS OF COMMUNION

 

Joyful faith

“Faith is a gift from God. And so, we are joyful in this special jubilee year,” Archbishop Valles said.  He explained to Vatican Radio that they are also joyful because they have experienced that faith has given meaning to life. “In a sense, faith helps us to navigate through the journey of life,” and this faith is lived not only individually but also in the family and in the community.

Witnessing to faith in Jesus in the Asian context, according to Pope Francis, Archbishop Valles said, means to show the joy of believing. “It is joyful to believe and entrust our lives to Jesus.”  Life in the Philippines, he said, is difficult but faith helps them to be strong amidst the storms of life and forge ahead, assured that the Lord with them.  This is the reason behind the joy of the 500 years of the Christian faith in the Philippines – the joy of living in the Lord.