Dear Brent families,

We had quite an exciting week of activities last week alongside preparations to finish Semester 1 strong!

Here’s sharing a few photos and updates.

  1. Lessons and Carols Rehearsals | Thank you to all who came to last Saturday’s and Tuesday’s practices! Also, thank you to all who sent their return slips back to Ms. Pia. Tickets will be released through your student on December 1, Thursday.

Below are the remaining rehearsal dates this week before the Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church:

November  29 (Tuesday)

All performers and readers

General Rehearsal

*Ursula Daoey/ C Engler  to come

3:00 – 5:00 PM

December  1 (Thursday)

All participants

General Rehearsa

*Ursula Daoey/ C Engler  to come

3:00 – 5:00 PM

December  4 (Sunday)


(Participants’ call time 4 p.m.)

Lessons and Carols Service: 7PM

  1. Lower School Production Rehearsals have been ongoing. Here is the updated schedule leading to performance night on December 15, Thursday, at 6 p.m.! More updates are to come from Ms. Kat Moredo, Lower School Head. Here’s cheering for our LS students and faculty!

Below are upcoming rehearsal dates and times:

December 5

2:30 – 3:30 pm


LS All play run through/Costume Rehearsal- Gym

December 7



Tech and Night Rehearsal – Gym

  1. STUCO Activities | Thank you to STUCO for a meaningful assembly about gratitude on Wednesday, November 23!

Also, well done for Friday’s Everything-but-a-Backpack-Day. We saw a lot of creativity and fun there! Congratulations to our winners:

Upper School- Aiden Drew, Grade 11

Middle School- Thor Winterfeld, Grade 7

Lower School- Seoha Kim, Kinder

Thanks to our STUCO officers, Ms. Geraldine, and Mr. Joshua. Well done, STUCO!

  1. Thanks to the NHS for a delicious bake sale on Thursday, November 24! Congratulations to our NHS officers, members, and Bb. Nelly and Ms. Donna.

  1. House Games | Thanks to coach Boy and our house heads and leaders for a good game of soccer last Thursday. There will be no house games this week and next week.

  1. Well done to our Grade 8 for their bonding overnight on campus. Thanks to Ms. Geraldine, and Mr. Joshua for organizing and chaperoning. Thanks also to the support team!

  1. Well done to the Grade 11 and 12 BM and ECON Class for their field trip on Saturday! Thank you Ms. Donna for coordinating and supervising and Ms. Nelly for helping chaperone. They visited the Baguio Benguet Community Credit Cooperative (BBCCC) and Good Shepherd’s Mountain Maid Training and Development Foundation Inc (MMTDFI). Thanks to our support team!

  1.  Congratulations to ANDRE ROSS MIKAEL MARQUEZ, Grade 10, for passing Team Philippines’ auditions for the 2023 WCOPA World Championships of Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 25! We’re mighty proud of you, Bulldog!

 Information on WCOPA: “This international meet is often cited as the official “Talent Olympics” for aspiring performers and entertainers, and the only event of its kind held annually in the “Hollywood area,” entertainment capital of the world.

 Similar to the Olympics, only invited and qualified competitors (called Worldstars) representing different countries, vie each year in a fierce competition for the Bronze, Silver, and Gold, and the “Grand Champion Performer of the World” title. The 26th Annual WCOPA will be held in Anaheim, California on July 28 – August 6, 2023.”

“A popular highlight of the festivities is the spectacular Opening Ceremony featuring a colorful Parade of Nations at DISNEYLAND! The much-anticipated, priceless Worldstars® Boot Camp is an unmatched phenomenon of educational seminars and workshops by industry experts!

In the recent competition, WCOPA 2022, Team Philippines came home with a total of 266 Awards and Medals! 38 Gold, 59 Silver, 85 Bronze, 44 Semi-Finalist Medals, 8 Finalist Medals, 1 Scholarship, 29 Division Winner Plaques, the 1st Place Award for Extraordinary National Director, and 2nd Place Best in National Costume!” (source)


Nov 29, Tues

Ganza Photo taking – all school @Neutral grounds | 7:45 for ALL students

Nov 29, Tues

PTA assembly- postponed to next sem

Nov 30, Wednesday

Holiday (no classes)

December 1, Thursday

Classes resume | Day 1

December 2, Friday

End of Clubs

December 4, Sunday

Lessons and Carols

December 8, Thursday (holiday)

Middle School Community Service: Social Squad

December 9, Friday

PTA party- Dining Hall- more details to come

December 12-16

Middle School Summative Assessments submission week (Grade 6-8)

December 13, Tuesday

BISB employee Christmas fellowship 3:00-5:00 P.M.

December 15, Thursday

Lower School Production

December 14-16

Upper School Exams (Grade 9-12)

More details to come on December Summative Assessments.

Have a good week ahead, Bulldogs!


Dr. Celeste R. Engler
School Principal