We’re off to a great start with our first full week of school. We have been enjoying some lovely weather during orientation last week, our first flag-raising ceremony on Monday, and our assemblies this morning. We’re also delighted to have Mr. Dick Robbins, President and CEO of our three Brent Schools, with us this week. His warm words of welcome and encouragement were greatly appreciated on Monday.

Here are some important updates for the week:

  1. Assignment Notebooks: To support effective time management, our re-printed assignment notebooks are now available for distribution to students who have not yet purchased them. The cost is Php275, and it will be billed to the student’s account. Each student getting an assignment notebook will need to sign a receiving sheet as a reference for billing. We’re committed to helping our students develop strong study habits and time management skills.


  1. Tea Parties for Lower School and Middle/Upper School: We’re excited to invite all parents and guardians to our upcoming Tea Parties. Join us for:

  • Middle/Upper School Tea Party: August 22, Tuesday, 3:15-4:15 | Dining Hall

  • Lower School Tea Party: August 23, Wednesday, 3:15-4:15 | Dining Hall

  1. Auditions for “Into the Woods” – Middle and Upper School Production: Today is the day for auditions! Let’s show our enthusiastic support for our students as they audition for this exciting production. Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:30-5:30. Cast list will be posted Thursday night or sooner. First rehearsal is Friday, August 18th!

  1. House Leaders Applications: Reminder that House Leaders applications are due this Friday, August 18. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this leadership opportunity.

  2. Class Officers Election: The election for Class Officers will take place on Tuesday, August 22, during Long Homeroom. Make your voices heard and participate in this important process.

  3. No Classes on August 21 – Ninoy Aquino Holiday: Please note that there will be no classes on Monday, August 21, due to the Ninoy Aquino Holiday.

  4. Volleyball First Cuts: Mark your calendars for Friday, August 25, as it is the day of the Volleyball First Cuts. This will determine the 15-player roster for the upcoming season.

  5. Uniform Update: We anticipate receiving new uniform supplies by the end of the month. We will send a list of our official apparel, sizes, prices, and days when these are worn soon. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide the best options for our students.

  6. Junior Council Speeches and Election: We’ve had our Junior Council speeches during the Lower School Assembly this morning. Cheers to all those who ran for office! The results of the election will be announced soon.

  1. Socio-Emotional Learning Session: In the Middle and Upper School assembly, Ms. Almae Caluya facilitated a Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) session on the topic of encouragement. You can find her presentation slides here. More details to come from the Guidance Office.


As we bring this bulletin to a close, let’s carry forward the inspiring theme of encouragement. Remember the wisdom from 1 Thessalonians 5:11: ‘Encourage one another and build each other up.’ These words remind us of the strength that lies in supporting each other’s journeys.

Let’s embrace the challenge to #BeMyBestAtBrent, lifting each other’s spirits and championing one another’s successes. With each encouraging word, kind gesture, and supportive action, we contribute to a culture of positivity that defines our community. So, as we move forward, let’s remember the impact our encouragement can have, both individually and collectively.

Let’s be the driving force that uplifts and inspires – and let’s do it together, united by the shared goal of being true encouragers at heart. Thank you for your continued support.


Dr. Celeste R. Engler