PEHM DEPARTMENT WELL PREPARED FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Various activities were mounted by the PEHM department in preparation for SY 2018-2019 starting with summer trainings and workshops. Coach Dharies Creencia of the Basketball Varsity Team started the selection process for his squad early in April while Teachers Eric Medenilla of the Music Club, Kennedy Tabon of CADENCE, Bheverly Rolda of Danzartes and Chito Maramag of Malebox conducted dance and music performance workshops during the summer vacation.
The composition of the two Basketball Varsity Teams (Team A and Team B) was announced Last May 1 after several weeks of tryouts with students from CDN and different schools participating. It was learned from Sports Development Office head Mr. Dennis Cabanban that interested Casans may still try out for the remaining slots.
Meanwhile, a recital of the Performing Arts groups dubbed as “MusiCASAyaw” culminated their workshops last June 2 at the Auditorium of the Elementary Campus in Phase 6, San Pedro, Laguna to highlight the talents of the members with members’ parents, teachers and other supporters in the audience. The activity was deemed successful judging from the reactions and feedback of the audience.
Danzartes, CADENCE, Music Club and Malebox are still open to aspiring members to bolster their groups for future performances which are already lined up for the school year. Among these activities will be a Cultural Show at the Insular Life Theatre in Alabang, Muntinlupa City scheduled as the culminating activity of the 38th Foundation Celebration in January 2019.
With these undertakings, these groups along with the other departments are up and more than ready for the challenges of the school year.

Malebox members sing and dance during the musiCASAyaw recital last June 2 at the Phase 6 campus stage.

Malebox members sing and dance during the musiCASAyaw recital last June 2 at the Phase 6 campus stage.

CADENCE member Bianca Lavin represents her choir during the culminating activity of the performing arts groups' summer workshops.

CADENCE member Bianca Lavin represents her choir during the culminating activity of the performing arts groups’ summer workshops.

Danzartes members entertain the audience at the recital with their energetic choreography.

Danzartes members entertain the audience at the recital with their energetic choreography.

A much improved edition of the Music Club shows everyone how practice really makes a group better and more entertaining at the free recital mounted by the PEHM department.

A much improved edition of the Music Club shows everyone how practice really makes a group better and more entertaining at the free recital mounted by the PEHM department.

Young basketball enthusiasts go through the drills during the summer-long varsity tryouts at the gymnasium of the High School campus in Pacita 2, San Pedro, Laguna.

Young basketball enthusiasts go through the drills during the summer-long varsity tryouts at the gymnasium of the High School campus in Pacita 2, San Pedro, Laguna.

Batch 2002 Triumphs in CDN Interbatch Alumni Basketball League

Former Champions Batch 2002 proved their might once again in the CDN Interbatch Alumni Basketball League as they won over Batch 2012 with a score of 73 – 50 in the Finals held at the Phase 6 campus Basketball Gym, San Pedro, Laguna where they received their trophy with batchmate Leo Neil Viado as Most Valuable Player.

Spearheaded by Sports Development Officer Dennis Cabanban, the League drew 10 batches that participated in the summer games. Declared as Mythical 5 players were Jok Jok Raña, AJ dela Cruz, Kenneth Non, Jan Jason Malumay and Bryan Ilarde.

The next edition of the league will follow soon as declared by Mr. Cabanban who was elated by the successful season of the unifying games.

Sports Development Officer, Mr. Dennis Cabanban hands over the MVP trophy to winner, Mr. Leo Neil Viado of Batch 2002

Sports Development Officer, Mr. Dennis Cabanban hands over the MVP trophy to winner, Mr. Leo Neil Viado of Batch 2002

1st Runner Up trophy hoisted by Bryan Uy of Batch 2012 as they pose together with Mr. Dennis Cabanban of CDNSDO.

1st Runner Up trophy hoisted by Bryan Uy of Batch 2012 as they pose together with Mr. Dennis Cabanban of CDNSDO.

CDN Batch 2002 flash the Victory sign also a sign for their batch after winning the Interbatch Basketball League.

CDN Batch 2002 flash the Victory sign also a sign for their batch after winning the Interbatch Basketball League.

Batch 2002 and Batch 2012 players pose right after their final games last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 Gym.

Batch 2002 and Batch 2012 players pose right after their final games last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 Gym.

The two dueling batches fight for the championship during their scrimmage at the CDN Phase 6 gym.

The two dueling batches fight for the championship during their scrimmage at the CDN Phase 6 gym.

3 out of 5 awardees included in the Mythical 5 were awarded their medals after the Final game last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 gym. L to R: Kenneth Non, AJ dela Cruz and JokJok Raña.

3 out of 5 awardees included in the Mythical 5 were awarded their medals after the Final game last Sunday, May 6 at the CDN Phase 6 gym. L to R: Kenneth Non, AJ dela Cruz and JokJok Raña.

15 Senior High Casans Pass Admission Exams and Receive Scholarship Grants From Several Japanese Universities

The 15 successful Grade 11 Casans pose with Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro after passing the admission and scholarship tests given by Japanese Universities.

The 15 successful Grade 11 Casans pose with Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro after passing the admission and scholarship tests given by Japanese Universities.

15 out of 15 Grade 11 Casans passed the Japan University Examination (JPUE) held last October 2017 at the Senior High School Department after a written test and an interview done via Skype. The following Casans were subsequently granted scholarships after the interview held through the internet: Gabrielle Kim Baldoz, Anna Angelica Obsequio, Mary Jane Lore, Jeric Jacob Sorita, Jason Rowel Reyes, Andrei Christian Palo, Abraham Carl Militar, Christian Lawrence Carrillo, Brian Monteino, Jules Adrian Balota, Austin Gyan Marbella, Kenneth Luis Dandal, Mark Jason Janala, Joshua Livi Regaspi and Bryan Kristoffer Ferrer.

In Asia, the admission tests were held in Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. Since the first time it was administered in 2014, over 300 students have successfully fulfilled their dream to study in Japan. Here in the country, only Casa del Niño Science High School was chosen among all schools in Southern Luzon. Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro said that, “This fact alone is a testament to the prestige, caliber and ability of our institution in developing world-class students.”

Among the prestigious schools that accepted the 15 Casans are Kagawa University in Takamatsu, Chiba University in Inage Ward, Chiba Prefecture and Yamagata University in Yamagata Prefecture, all National Universities in Japan. 12 other universities also participated in the program and will gladly welcome the Casans in case they decide to accept the offer and enroll in their campuses.

Aside from the entrance exams, passers of the admission test must study the Japanese language as a prerequisite before enrolling.

Dr. Rosario Acierto, President of Casa del Niño Schools System, Inc., expressed her pride and congratulations to the Casans and their parents for this achievement. “I wish these students will take this once in a lifetime opportunity which will open doors for a bright future and successful career,” she said.

Grade 10 Reaps Overall Championship At Conclusion of CDN’s 37th Foundation Celebration

CDNSHS Principal Mr. Richard Pustasa and Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro award the Championship banner to Grade 10 representative Christine Grace Tenio during the Awarding Ceremonies of the 37th Foundation Celebration last Monday, 29 January 2018.

CDNSHS Principal Mr. Richard Pustasa and Senior High School OIC Mr. Herbert San Pedro award the Championship banner to Grade 10 representative Christine Grace Tenio during the Awarding Ceremonies of the 37th Foundation Celebration last Monday, 29 January 2018.

Senior High School dancers beam with pride as they perform a reprise of their winning piece after being adjudged winners of the Hiphop Challenge held earlier during the weeklong celebration.

Senior High School dancers beam with pride as they perform a reprise of their winning piece after being adjudged winners of the Hiphop Challenge held earlier during the weeklong celebration.

During the Awarding Ceremonies of the 37th Foundation Celebration of Casa del Niño held last Monday, January 29, 2018, Grade 10 was declared overall Champion after all scores were tallied. Some of the games that were contested were Basketball Boys and Girls, Volleyball Boys and Girls, Chess, Game of the Generals, Tug of Love, etc.
The celebration begun on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 with the CEO, Ms. Farah Acierto-Cabanban, officially starting the festivities. During the week-long commemoration, Casans took part in showcasing their abilities in programs such as Casans Got Talent and Fun Run. Students who were not exposed prior to these activities now have a new found fame and confidence, making the celebration a successful event.
Kudos to the MAPEH Department, Sports Development Office, Student Council Officers and Faculty Members who helped in organizing and facilitating the various activities held during the week.

CDN HOLDS PASKUHAN NIGHT DESPITE RAIN

On the evening of December 16, 2017, Casa del Niño performers trooped to the San Pedro City Plaza in front of the old Municipal Hall to showcase their talents as the institution’s participation in the city’s annual Paskuhan program. It started drizzling early which prevented a prompt commencement of the school’s prepared repertoire.
After a delay of almost an hour, the event started with a prayer performed by all the groups that prepared for said program. Led by Sir Kennedy Tabon, singers of the different choirs namely CADENCE, Music Club, Danzartes and Malebox together with soloists Seb Saldavia and Shane Brutas went up on stage to pray for a peaceful and dry night.
However, the show was interrupted several times by an intermittent drizzle which threatened to halt the event altogether. After a few stoppages, the performers went on with the show and finished their prepared songs and dances.
As usual, dancers from our branch in Santa Rosa also participated with a lively number that showcased their terpsichorean talents. A group of teachers also contributed a dance number to the proceedings. To add flavor to this year’s preparation , a group of 10 selected male Casans modeled barongs and coats designed for pageants, weddings and special occasions by Student Affairs Director Mr. Chito Maramag.
Hosted by Grade 8 student Miguelle Zander Jose and Princess Sabando of the Senior High School, the CDN Paskuhan Night ended peacefully and successfully after a couple of hours. Teachers and parents who watched the show were unanimous in declaring the show a worthwhile event which made them proud to be part of Casa del Niño Montessori & Science High School. Credits go to the trainors of the performers: Mr. Kennedy Tabon of CADENCE, Ms. Bheverly Rolda of Danzartes, Mr. Eric Medenilla of Music Club and Mr. Chito Maramag of Malebox. Congratulations teachers and Casan performers.

Ten selected Casan models paraded in coats and barongs designed for special occasions by Mr. Chito Maramag.

Ten selected Casan models paraded in coats and barongs designed for special occasions by Mr. Chito Maramag.

The audience of CDN's Paskuhan night sit it out with umbrellas despite the rain.

The audience of CDN’s Paskuhan night sit it out with umbrellas despite the rain.

Casans Dominate Rotary Club-Sponsored Provincial Inter-School Competition

The victorious Casans pose after delivering their winning pieces together with their mentors. From left are Ms. Kiah Librea, Rabbanah Galilei Mendoza,Maria Angelina Isabel Ebora. Tanya Granados, Bianca Reyes(Topmost) and Ms. Yoly Jakosalem.

The victorious Casans pose after delivering their winning pieces together with their mentors. From left are Ms. Kiah Librea, Rabbanah Galilei Mendoza,Maria Angelina Isabel Ebora. Tanya Granados, Bianca Reyes(Topmost) and Ms. Yoly Jakosalem.

Four Casans took home medals in an inter-school competition sponsored by Rotary Club District 3820 last September 2, 2017 at the New CAS Auditorium, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna. Students from several schools in Southern Tagalog competed in two categories: Oratory & Impromptu Speaking. With an over-all theme of Great Convergence 2017 the competitions focused on Voices of the Youth and Rotarians in Making a Positive Difference in the World.
Representing Rotary Club of San Pedro (RCSP), Ma. Bianca F. Reyes was 1st Runner-Up in the Oratorical Contest while Tanya Fracesca R. Granados was declared Champion in Impromptu Speaking.
Carrying the torch for Rotary Club of San Pedro South, Maria Angelina Isabel A. Ebora placed 2nd Runner-up in Oratory while Rabbanah Galilei P. Mendoza snatched the 2nd Runner-Up position in Impromptu Speaking.
Being an area level competition, the Champions of both Oratory & Impromptu Speaking will move on to the Finals of the whole District 3820 sometime in November 2017 where winners of Laguna (Area 1), Batangas/Mindoro (Area 2) Quezon/Marinduque (Area 3) and Bicol (Area 4) will compete against each other.
The winning Casans were trained by Ms. Yoly Jakosalem together with Ms. Kiah A. Libiran, both Faculty Members of Casa del Niño Science High School’s English Department. Dr. Mark G. Acierto, EVP for Academics and a Past President of RCSP was instrumental in making their participation possible.
Rotary Great Convergence (formerly known as Rotaryo Educare) is an event to uphold Rotary’s commitment in developing youth leaders while focusing on Literacy and Education. The Laguna-wide contest was spearheaded by Rotary Club of Los Baños Makiling.
CDNSSI President Dr. Rosario Acierto lauded the students and their parents for bringing honor to the school and continuing the legacy of academic excellence for which Casa del Niño is known .

CDNSSI Enters Partnership With Autodesk

Dr. Mark G. Acierto of CDNSSI and Engr. Jomarc E. Baquiran of Autodesk sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the CDNSSI President's Office.

Dr. Mark G. Acierto of CDNSSI and Engr. Jomarc E. Baquiran of Autodesk sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the CDNSSI President’s Office.

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Senior High School Director Mr. Herbert San Pedro together with Autodesk Staff Members witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Senior High School Director Mr. Herbert San Pedro together with Autodesk Staff Members witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Dr. Mark Acierto and Engr. Jomarc Baquiran shake hands as a symbol of their understanding while members of the Autodesk staff look on.

Dr. Mark Acierto and Engr. Jomarc Baquiran shake hands as a symbol of their understanding while members of the Autodesk staff look on.

Dr. Mark G. Acierto, Executive Vice President of CDNSSI recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Autodesk, a global software company to enhance the curriculum of Casa del Niño Science High School, particularly the Senior High School Department. Representing Autodesk during the signing was Engr. Jomarc Baquiran who came with members of his staff.
For its educational advocacy in the Philippines, Autodesk has partnered with MechaniWeb to bolster the global competitiveness of the Filipino Students with the aid of Autodesk Technology using Fusion 360, its latest design software.
Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development which combines fast and easy organic modeling with precise solid modeling, allowing students and professionals alike to make their designs manufacturable. Their education in this particular software will elevate the students’ technological abilities to be at par with those in advanced countries like Singapore, United States and Germany where the software is used as a design tool.
With the signing of the memorandum, Senior High School students will begin their Fusion 360 education by participating in an intensive 2-day workshop at De La Salle Zobel in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Autodesk will also follow this up with asssistance as Fusion 360 will be taught in the Senior High School during the School Year.
After completion of the course, the students will be able to design their own product from idea to prototype.
Dr. Mark Acierto is confident that with their education in this latest tool incorporated in our school’s curriculum, Casans will have more relevant knowledge that they can use immediately or in the future in an age where technology is driving almost every aspect of the workplace.

NEW CDN BILLBOARDS TO COME UP THIS APRIL 2017

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small pACITA sQUARESeveral billboards have been prepared to be installed late this month, April 2017 in strategic places along the community. The billboards will feature students of the different departments of CDN San Pedro, Laguna: Pre-School, Elementary, Junior High School and Senior High School.
For the Senior High School shots, the students were brought to Laguna Techno Park for their shoot at the actual Immersion Site: Creotec Philippines, a Semi-Conductor manufacturing company that produces, among others, scientific equipment and computer-based gadgets.
The image models were chosen based on their looks, attitude and academic performance.
For Pre-school, the models are Khirklyn Cazandra Nabayo, James Bernard Gonzales and Reign Hailley Buluran.
Elementary: Emmanuel Juan Antonio Karpat, Francine Klaudette Quaile and Manuel Christian Macabuhay.
Junior High School: Aaron Mitra, Reign Valles and Juan Miguel Enriquez
Senior High School: Kim Baldoz, Jeric Jacob Sorita, Tricia Ranes and Val Tenio.
The production of the billboards are an annual undertaking which is aimed at attracting enrollees to the different departments of Casa del Niño Montessori & Science High School.

SORITA & DIAMANTE CROWNED KING & QUEEN AT THE CASAN FORMAL BALL

Winners of the special awards pose after being proclaimed winners during the Casan Formal Ball at the Main Ballroom of Alabang Country Club last Friday, 3 March 2017.  From L to R are Kent Caro and Danica Conti (Faces of the Year), Manuel Carlo Cabailo and Bianca Reyes (Mr, & Ms. Junior) Jeric Jacob Sorita (Mr. Science 2017), Stephen Sorita and Nicole Diamante (King and Queen of the Ball) Zia Villarente (Miss Science 2017) Johann Mabanto and Janielle Cullado (Mr. & Ms. Senior), Nathaniel Luiz Alsim and Reign Vales (Stars of the Night)

Winners of the special awards pose after being proclaimed winners during the Casan Formal Ball at the Main Ballroom of Alabang Country Club last Friday, 3 March 2017. From L to R are Kent Caro and Danica Conti (Faces of the Year), Manuel Carlo Cabailo and Bianca Reyes (Mr, & Ms. Junior) Jeric Jacob Sorita (Mr. Science 2017), Stephen Sorita and Nicole Diamante (King and Queen of the Ball) Zia Villarente (Miss Science 2017) Johann Mabanto and Janielle Cullado (Mr. & Ms. Senior), Nathaniel Luiz Alsim and Reign Vales (Stars of the Night)

Discotillioners prepare for the traditional dance performed in a non-traditional way.

Discotillioners prepare for the traditional dance performed in a non-traditional way.

Entryway to the Alabang Country Club where the Casan Formal Ball was held last Friday, 3 March 2017.

Entryway to the Alabang Country Club where the Casan Formal Ball was held last Friday, 3 March 2017.

Stephen Sorita and Nicoloe Diamante pose at the stairway of Alabang Country Club after being declared King and Queen of the Ball respectively.

Stephen Sorita and Nicoloe Diamante pose at the stairway of Alabang Country Club after being declared King and Queen of the Ball respectively.

Stephen Sorita and Nicole Diamante were declared King and Queen of the Ball during ceremonies at the Main Ballroom of the Ayala Alabang Country Clubhouse in Muntinlupa City where the Casan Formal Ball was held last Friday, 3 March 2017.
Other winners were Kent Caro and Danica Conti (Faces of the Year) Nathaniel Luiz Alsim and Reign Vales (Stars of the Night) Manuel Carlo Cabailo and Bianca Reyes (Mr. & Ms. Junior) and Johann Mabanto and Janielle Cullado (Mr. & Ms. Senior). Sitting as judges for the special awards that night were Ms. Bhevs Rolda, Ms. Yoly Jakosalem and Mr. Richard Pustasa.
The ball started promptly at 6PM and lasted until 12 Midnight in peaceful and orderly ceremonies highlighted by a Discotillion performed by selected Junior and Senior students of Casa del Niño Science High School.
This year’s Casan Formal Ball was the first time it was held outside a hotel and though the experience was tedious for the organizers, it was well worth it as the venue was grand and the attending students enjoyed the evening so much .
(Some photos courtesy of Dhastine Mana-ay of Casan Plug)

CDN Sports Development Office Spearheads Bingo Socials for Improvement of School Facilities

Students and parents alike enjoy several games of Bingo during the socials organized by the CDN Sports Development Office last Saturday, 11 February 2017.

Students and parents alike enjoy several games of Bingo during the socials organized by the CDN Sports Development Office last Saturday, 11 February 2017.

The Sports Development Office of the High School Department recently held a well-attended Bingo Socials at the CDN Gym last Saturday February 11, 2017 where parents and students alike enjoyed the games during a sunny but mild day.
The Grand Prize, a 32” TV Set was won by senior student Cedrick Tallada although the most coveted prize was a Bike won by a female student from Grade 9, Andrea Malabanan. The bicycle drew a lot of participants from the male student population as biking is one of the most popular sports activities for young men these days.
Prizes ranging from gift certificates to a sack of rice drew a sell-out crowd that gamely played the cards prepared by the SDO to fund several projects including a covered path for the use of students most specially during the rainy season. The Sports Development Office is led by its leader Mr. Dennis Cabanban.