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International School Manila For ATTENDANCE

concerns, please
contact the HS Office

(Sam Ramos or
Laurie Atilano)
Tel: 840 8650 / 840 8653
or email

Dear Parents,
For the week of February 9 - 14

The first week of February is already behind us! In the high school we try and make Monday, February 9
sure that the month of February is as uninterrupted as possible, so that it can be IB 12 Japanese/Korean A1 Orals
the “engine room” as we drive forward on curricula coverage, IB internal 2.30pm Homeroom
assessments, extended essays and preparation for the grade 11 and 12 exams in
March. Tuesday, February 10
IB 12 Japanese/Korean A1 Orals
Having made that statement I am absolutely amazed with the amount of activities IASAS Math Competition (ISM)
that have just been completed, is on going as you read this, or will soon be IB 12 Chem Field Trip (La Mesa)
underway! Let me give some details. Our Model United Nations (MUN) trip to The Geography Gr. 10 Field Trip (La Mesa)
Hague was successfully completed last week and we were acknowledged as having
one of the strongest and most successful delegations. The PTA ran a very well Wednesday, February 11
attended and fun, Family Fun Day, including an excellent Band Aid performance by Student Late Start
our high school musicians, ably supported by high school teachers; James Atkinson, IB 12 Japanese/Korean A1 Orals
Tom Nazareno and Brian Howrey. Our grade 12 IB Diploma students have been 10.55am Grade Level Assembly
busily meeting with their extended essay advisors in the “Via Voce”, an oral
defense of their essay. Our juniors are equally busy contemplating the start of Thursday, February 12
their extended essay process by visiting with different high school departments and IB 12 Japanese/Korean A1 Orals
getting a sense of the scope and process of the extended essay investigation. Gr. 10 Course Selection Class Visits
IB 11 Math S/H Portfolio Start

As I write this I am tog over to watch via a Ustream feed, our boy’s rugby team Friday, February 13
defeat ISB! All second season IASAS fixtures and results can be found through the IB 12 Japanese/Korean A1 Orals
IASAS website at Gr. 10 Course Selection Class Visits
IB 11 Math S/H Portfolio Start
IB 12 Eng/Fil A2 Written Tasks DUE
In addition to all our co-curricula activities we also continue with our extensive
service learning program. Tomorrow we have over 100 students, teachers and
Saturday, February 14
parents participating in a GK 777 build. We have a Child hope weekend at ISM this
SBP Field Trip
weekend and next weekend there is a Samahang Bukas Palad(SBP) fieldtrip
Dates to Remember
On Tuesday our top mathematicians compete with our IASAS sister schools in the
annual IASAS math competition. Later this month we have the annual and much Feb 16: IB 12 English A1 World Lit 2
anticipated Battle of the Bands and in between all of these activities teachers, DUE
counselors and the administration have begun the information phase of course Feb 16-17: IB 12 English B ORALS
registration for next school year. High school course registration week is set down Feb 16-20: IB Language B orals
for the end of this month, February 24-27. Feb 16-20: Gr. 10 Course Selection
Class Visits
It is indeed lucky that this weekend is a no homework weekend and students can Feb 16-20: Gr. 9 & 10 Do what you
take a well deserved breather! are (English Classes)
Feb 17: HS Progress Report
Have a great weekend! Feb 19: 5.30-6.00pm Gr9 Parent
Course Registration Meeting
William Brown Caroline Brokvam Feb 19: 6.00-7.00pm Gr10 Parent
Mr. William R. S. Brown Dr. Caroline Brokvam Course Registration Meeting
High School Principal Assistant Principal

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From the Guidance Office:

11:25 am - 12:05 pm TALK/PRESENTATION
Room 1057 by Ahnes Hong, UBC Reprentative

*Please check out our guidance website for more upcoming events and news

From the Athletics Office:

February 9 to 13, 2008
HS GYM High School Boys
MS GYM High School Girls

HS FIELD High School Boys Softball

MS FIELD High School Girls


Poetry for our planet
A competition for all ISM students
To celebrate our earth, ECo are inviting you to write a poem on the topic of Environment. This can be an ode, an elegy,
an epic, a limerick… it’s totally up to you.

The winning poem will be published in the yearbook!
Please submit all entries
By Monday March 9th

I dream of a better life,
And to myself I say:
“If we had been more concerned about this planet…
…would earth have turned out another way?” (Grade 6 student, 2004)

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University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, University of
Kamran Heinrich Ahmad
Sarah Jane Ahmed Loyola University Chicago, Concordia University
Mark Jedric Ang De La Salle University Manila, University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University Manila,
Daisy Birchenall University of Dundee, University of Leeds, University of the
Philippines, University of Stirling
Pace University, Manhattanville College, University of San
Antoinette Brillantes
Francisco, Syracuse University (Accelerated Liberal Arts)
Isabel Chamberlain Saint Mary's College of California
Brandon Chin Coventry University
Louie Chua University of San Francisco
John Jacob Benjamin Co De La Salle University Manila, Ateneo de Manila University
Vicente Jaime Maria Constantino Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines
Jan-Michael Nadora Cruz De La Salle University Manila
Jasmin Dargani Lesley University, Pace University
Bangor University, University of Exeter, University of Sussex,
Suzannah Davis
Lancaster University, University of Stirling
Alexandra Amanda Eduque Barnard College
Ron Richard Chow Habla Ateneo de Manila University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Liberal Arts & Sciences), New York University
Sung Yeon (Tammy) Joo
(Tisch School of the Arts), University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Fordham University (College of Business
Shao-Ting Ko
University of Asia and the Pacific, Ateneo de
Michelle La O'
Manila University, La Salle University
Da Hee Lee Purdue University
Jun-Ho Lee University of Michigan
Louie Angelo Lee University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Maria Josefina Limcaoco Stanford University
Marine Charlotte Maupin University of Dundee, Middlesex University
Ateneo de Manila University, University of
Maria Lourdes Margarita Mojica
Edinburgh, University of Nottingham
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising,
Jeane Catherine Catherine Napoles
Glion Institute of Higher Education, Johnson &
Gabriella Alexandra Navas
Wales University
Jennifer Patricia Ng Savannah College of Art and Design
Marianne Oh University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Yu Ohyama Glion Institute of Higher Education
Ateneo de Manila University, University of the
Rina Noelle Opinion
Menlo College, Saint Mary's College of
Janina Marie Paredes
California, University of San Francisco
Ana Laura Laura Perez O. Santillanes The University of Tampa
Ateneo de Manila University, University of the
Maria Rebecca Pelaez Plaza
Antheia Brittni Rae Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

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University of Western Ontario, McMaster
Saadia Rahman
University (Faculty of Health Science)
Daisy Recto Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University, Wentworth Institute
Kannah Marie Alvarez Salazar
of Technology
Zara Sibtain Manhattanville College, Randolph College
Queen's University, University of Western
Laura Smith
De La Salle University Manila, Rutgers, The
Kenley Aldridge Tan
State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick
Kenichi Tsusaka (Cumagun) Ateneo de Manila University
Solongo Tumurbaatar Glion Institute of Higher Education
Anh Hai Vo South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Mariama Wurie Queen's University
Amanda Yong Yu Duke University
Wei Onn Yuen Cornell University (College of Art, Arch., & Plan.)
Nissim Zeitoune Curry College
University of South Dakota
Brian Zimmerman

Summer Language Study / Home-stay / Travel Program to SPAIN
The ISM High School Modern Language Department is pleased to announce its Summer Language Study /
Home-stay / Travel Program to Spain from June 6th to July 4th 2009 for students aged 13 to 19 years old.
The program aims to develop students’ language proficiency and to broaden his/her cultural knowledge. This
program is being offered in cooperation with Escuela Internacional Madrid (TANDEM), a school in Madrid and
San Sebastian, Spain. Students will continue learning and, more importantly, will practice Spanish through
total immersion in the classes and during the home-stay. The school finds families for students to stay with,
assists in locating appropriate local resources for the group’s activities, plans outings, maintains a list of local
medical and emergency resources, and helps with the orientation for group leaders.

The language course proposal is to have 4 class sessions (45 minutes each) of language and culture from
Monday to Friday, from 09.30 to 13.00 each day (with a break from 11.00 to 11.30). The classes will include
language and culture subjects as well as adequate preparation for the cultural visits. Students will complete a
placement test in order for the school to form groups based on the level of Spanish.
Last year, 15 students from ISM traveled to Spain and all of them reported dramatic improvements in their
acquisition of the Spanish language as well as outstanding experiences with their home-stay families and one
another during their time in Spain.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this summer course, please contact Laurie Atilano
or Samantha Ramos in the High School Office, or email Adriana Vargas at

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Santa Fe Relocations Presents Robin Pascoe in
South East Asia

Traveling spouses, international school communities, global mobility and Human Resource
practitioners, and relocation specialists worldwide applaud Robin Pascoe’s pragmatic but sensitive
approach to the joys and challenges of families and global relocation. She is deeply committed to
helping families make the most of the sometimes challenging privileges of living, working, and
raising a family abroad.
As the Expat Expert, Robin is well known abroad for her inspirational and informative articles,
corporate presentations, and best-selling books. She is the author of five widely-used books on
global living, including “Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On Demand World”; “A
Moveable Marriage: Relocate Your Relationship without Breaking It”; and “Homeward Bound: A
Spouse’s Guide to Repatriation.” Robin will be speaking about the content of all of her books
during her five-country lecture tour of South East Asia, beginning in mid-February 2009, with
Manila as first stop. In 2007, Robin toured and lectured in Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. In
April 2008, five cities were covered by her India leg tour……….All of these were made possible by
Santa Fe.
Robin’s profession as a journalist makes her ideally suited to reporting on the trends in
expatriate experiences. She has written for expatriate newspapers, magazines and web sites and
has been interviewed by numerous international publications including The Wall Street Journal,
The Washington Post, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The International Herald
Tribune, Working Mother Magazine, Utne Reader, BBC, CNN, and others.

Date: Feb. 16 2009, 6PM to 8PM
Venue: ISM Campus Little Theater
Organized By; International School of Manila
Contact Details for reservations: Ms. Armie Marie Bausas Tel : 632 840 8410

Note : Please bring your school ID to be presented at ISM
entrance gate

For more information about the individual presentations Robin will deliver in connection with her books, please visit And for information/details on places and dates of her South East Asian
speaking tour, you may contact Robin at

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