One of the advocacies of St. Stephen’s High School, being a Christian educational institution that envisions itself to be a school after God’s heart and a lighthouse to the community is producing good and quality readers – developing the passion or love for reading.
With the above objective, this academic year’s Parent-Teacher Seminar for the Elem. was focused on educating the parents with the guiding principles on motivating their children to read in partnership with the school especially with the teachers.
The Children’s Anniversary Celebration last Sept 22, 2013 was indeed a moment to remember for each one of us. The program was well attended inspite of the heavy rains. Distinguished guests grace the occasion. Ptr. Don Huan, our St. Stephen’s Parish’s associate pastor, blessed us with an opening prayer and prayer of blessings for our Sunday School teachers in recognition of Teachers’ Day. Then our very own SSHS school directress, Mrs. Marianne Tan inspired us through her testimony of how the Sunday School ministry has made a great impact in her life. She has given us a timeless advice that we need to keep memorizing God’s word, be prayerful and be a lighthouse wherever we are planted as her opening remarks.
Last September 15, 2013, St. Stephen’s High School made another milestone in one Inter-School Chinese Lantern-Making Contest, for being the only school that bagged a total of 5 awards (2 major and 3 special), out of the 9 entries. This project was co – sponsored by the Chinese Filipino Business Club and the Chinese Filipino Association of Chinese Schools in celebration of the Moon Cake Festival held at the Lucky Chinatown Mall.
The PREPTA sponsored the activity “MEET MY FEET” last September 6, 2013. The children together with their parents/guardians decorated their own pairs of slippers. The objective of this activity was to discover and enhance the creativity and artistic abilities among children. Everyone decorated their pairs of slippers beautifully and with excitement using their own materials. Winners from each class were chosen and recognized. The activity was indeed successful.
The SSHS Interact Club supported the Rotary Club's ALAY LAKAD 2013 last September 1, 2013 with its theme Lakad Bayan Para sa Kapayapaan at Quirino Grandstand, Manila.
SSHS Interact Club had their induction under Mrs. Shirley Sobremonte, Manila Midtown Rotary Club president last September 11, 2013 at St. Stephen's High School HS AVR. Mrs. Judy G. Tan, school principal and other administrators graced the ceremony.
St. Stephen’s High School envisions itself to be a school after God’s own heart and a lighthouse in the community, in the country and in the whole world. For this vision to be realized, different academic and non-academic programs have been employed and implemented after a thorough study. This academic year 2013-2014, the school is making the students engaged in a fun and interesting Reading activity through the Reading Program from Scholastic, the Assessment and Enrichment Program (AEP).
The Career Conference is a 4-day event held last August 1-2 and 5-6. It aims to prepare the Junior and Senior students for college and expose them to the different courses and college/universities available for them. Likewise, it seeks to encourage them to learn from the experiences of invited speakers who were alumni of the school. Featured topics during the event are: “God’s Will In My Career Choice”, “Career Trends” and “Making Right Choices”.
This year’s International Mathematics Competition (IMC) was held in Singapore on August 2 – 5, 2013. Miko Johnson Co (Grade 8 – Violet) and Hans Markson Tan (Grade 8 – Violet) are the St. Stephen’s High School Math wizards who were part of the Philippine delegation that garnered 23 gold, 45 silver and 93 bronze medals. They competed with elementary and high school math wizards from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Iran. Miko Johnson Co and Hans Markson Tan made their school and country proud by garnering a Gold Medal each.
With a heart to help the financially - challenged but deserving students to continue their education at St. Stephen’s High School, All the invited alumni artists - Mr. Almond Ponge(pianist), Ms. Sharon Joyce Tan(soprano soloist) and Mr. Arwin Tan (conductor of NOVO CONCERTANTE) selflessly supported the concert. In addition, Mr. Fredeline Parin, our school’s Marching Band trainor and conductor, (1st trumpet of Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra) also shared his musical talent.
The presence of our very own school choirs: Elementary Chorale, with Ms. Melody Na Sia as the conductor and Ms. Patricia Lim as the accompanist; The Angelic Voices under the direction of Ms. Aileen Go and choreographed by Ms. Rosemarie Rivera and last but not the least, the Stephenian Chorale as its conductor Ms. Patricia Lim and accompanist Ms. Melody Na Sia altogether made the audience applauded in crescendo.