Dear Brent families,

Here’s to an exciting week celebrating BOOKS, WRITERS, and LIFELONG LEARNING!

Below are the following activities for the week:

November 14-December 14 | / LS Readathon

16 | Wed | LS, MS and US Assemblies featuring local book authors

17 | Thurs | House Games | Beach Ball Volley Games | ALL LEVELS (GR 1- 12, Beginners, Juniors, Intermediates, Seniors) Note: GAME RULES & SCHEDULE 

18 | Fri LS Book Character Parade

18 | Fri after school Lower School Pool Noodle Party

19 | Sat | L and C Practice with Dr. Gev at the St. Nicholas Chapel

9-10 a.m. for Orchestra, 10:00-11:30 Community Choir

19 | Sat | GIN Nature Care/Bonfire & Barbecue 2p.m. (afternoon)

25|Fri| – Grade 8 Class bonding overnight on campus

26 | Sat|  – BM 11 and 12 Field Trip to Baguio Benguet Community Credit Cooperative (BBCCC) and Good Shepherd’s Mountain Maid Training and Development Foundation Inc (MMTDFI)

29 | Tues|  – PTA Gen Assembly

29| Tues | Ganza School Photos

Also, we had a wonderful week of activities last week, and we’d like to acknowledge all who contributed to these events!

  1. All School Chapel Chapel Assembly – November 9, 2022 | Thanks to the chapel team: Mrs. Donna Nebrija, our Grade 12 officers, Dr. Julie Sibucao, Mr. Kurt Salvador, Ms. Elaine Ferrer, Dr. Gev Sacley, our student performers and acolytes for all their hard work. Thank you to Mrs. Candy Reyes-Alipio of The Knitting Expedition for sharing her story of how her social enterprise started.

Opening Song – Emma Louise Orendain, Gr. 4

Opening Prayer – Dayeong (Sarah) Sin Gr. 12

The Epistle – Sungphyo (SP) Son Gr. 12

The Gospel – Breanne Alexis Tan Gr. 12

Grade 2 and 3 Presentation | Ms. Elaine Ferrer



























Introduction to our Speaker – Ms. Donna Nebrija

Intercession: Le (Stephen) Chang Gr. 12, Seyoun (Sally) Choi Gr. 12

Closing Prayer – Seth Vincent Luna Gr. 12

Closing Song/Recessional – Emma Louise Orendain Gr. 4

Accolytes: Angeli Balagot Gr. 11, Denny Kim Gr. 11

  1. November 7 STUCO Anti- Bullying Poster Making winners |  Congratulations to the winners of the  Anti-Bullying Poster-Making Contest from October 13 – 21.   Paolo Marquez (Gr. 8), Jane Choi (Gr. 10), and Danica Bautista (Gr. 11)! Thank to our STUCO Officers Alfonso Quizon, Sally Cho, Denny Kim, Angeli Balagot and supervisors, Mrs. Geraldine Reyes and Mr. Joshua Paludipan.

  1. November 8 Tues- Grade 4/5 Baguio Botanical Gardens Visit (Block 1 and Recess) |  In the Grade 4 & 5 Social Studies class, the students are currently learning about the rainforest and the plants, animals, and people that live there. Baguio is almost classified as a temperate rainforest and has very diverse plants and animals. This can especially be seen at the Botanical Gardens! Thanks to Ms. Laura Johnson for planning the activity as well as to Ms. Kat for chaperoning as well.

  1. NHS Visit to Helping Hands – Tuesday, November 8 | Our NHS students visited Helping Hands where they hosted a number of activities for the children. Thank you and well done to our NHS members and supervisors, Bb. Nelly Doliente and Ms. Donna Nebrija.

  1. Grade 9 and 10 Beneco Field Trip -Thursday, November 10, 2022 | Our grade 9 and 10 ICT students visited BENECO to see how computer networks are applied in the following systems:

  1. geographic information systems;

  2. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

Thanks to Mr. Kurt Salvador for coordinating and Mr. Drew Hare for chaperoning.

6. Senior Bonding Activity | November 11, Friday – 12 | Our Grade 12 class had the following objectives for this overnight activity. 1)To strengthen social connections and create memories as a class in their last academic year of high school. 2)To actualize independence and develop self-regulation skills among peers. Thanks to Ms. Donna Nebrija, Ms. Nelly Ann Doliente, Ms. Almae Caluya, the Grade 12 Homeroom officers, Mr. Paul Engler, and our BISB support staff for making this happen. Cheering for our seniors!



7. Lessons and Carols Rehearsals Schedule:

We will be providing the folders with all the carols. Below is the schedule of sectional rehearsals as well as final rehearsals:


November 16, 2022 (Wednesday)

Community Choir

3:00 – 3:45 PM

November 19, 2022 (Saturday)

Orchestra and Community Choir practice

November         22 (Tuesday)

Community Choir, Children’s Choir, Ringers, Readers, Orchestra, (final rehearsals)

3:00 – 5:00 PM

                          29 (Tuesday)

All performers and readers (final rehearsals)

3:00 – 5:00 PM

December         1 (Thursday)

All participants (final rehearsals)

3:00 – 5:00 PM

                          4 (Sunday)

All participants (final rehearsals)

Call time:


Lessons and Carols: 7PM

8. Middle School Community Service | SOCIAL SQUAD PROJECT | from Dr. Julie Sibucao

December 8, THURSDAY, 8 a.m.-11:30 AM

We would like to share with you the details of the community project combining MS Religious Studies, MS Homeroom, and CAS. The program and activities were planned with the help of Teacher Tess and SP Son (Grade 12). The goals of the community service project are

  1. Collaboration project between MS students and CAS

  2. Apply values and principles learned from RS lessons

  3. Plans to sustain the project for the benefit of the target community

The program will feature an opening assembly, and activity stations for dance, arts and crafts, music, and sports. These will be held in different areas of the campus.

Middle School students will also be gathering items for the Christmas bag to be distributed to the participants. MS students will bring one item each day beginning Nov. 21 until Dec. 2. The list of things to buy for the Christmas bag and waiver were given to students last week. Cheering for our Middle School students and faculty!

9. Lower School Production Rehearsals are in full swing! Here is the schedule leading to performance night! More updates are to come from Ms. Kat Moredo, Lower School Head. Cheering for our LS students and faculty!

10. SY 2021-2022 Ganza | Last school year’s yearbooks have been distributed to our LS students. MS and US students and staff from last school year may start picking up their Ganza from Ms. Pia at Ogilby.

Thank you and have a good week ahead!


Dr. Celeste R. Engler

School Principal