Dear Brent families,

What an amazing week we have had so far! Here are some updates, acknowledgments, and a list of exciting activities coming our way this month!


  1. NO CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 SIPAT ANNIVERSARY. Classes will resume on September 14, Thursday, following a Day 1 schedule as an effort to keep the Brent campuses aligned.

  1. Faculty Professional Development | International EARCOS Workshop on Teaching and Assessing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Guided by the expertise of renowned speaker Jeff Utecht, this event will take place at Brent Manila on September 16-17. Over 100 educators from different international schools across Asia will be attending. To ensure full participation, our faculty will leave campus on September 15, Friday, at 1:30 p.m., leading to a half-day school schedule. Dismissal will be at 12:30 (but 11:30 for PreK) Kindly see the schedule below. This adjustment underscores our commitment to continuous learning and growth. As our educators immerse themselves in this enriching professional development experience, we reaffirm our dedication to providing a quality education for our students. Thank you for your support!

  1. Half Day schedule on FRIDAY, Day 2, September 15

Note: PREK DISMISSAL IS AT 11:30 (no change 🙂 ).



10 mins

Move Time


5 mins

Block 1


60 min

Move Time


5 mins

Block 2


60 mins



20 mins

Block 3


        60 min

 (PreK dismissal at 11:30 a.m.)

Move Time


5 mins

Block 4


60 min


No clubs, sports practices, office hours, rehearsals, or after school activities | Parents, please pick up your children on time. 🙂

  1. MAP Testing. We have finished 4 days of MAP testing so far and it has been smooth sailing! Thank you so much to the whole team for supporting our students through this process. We will continue class MAP testing on Monday, September 11, 2023. For students who missed their schedule of MAP testing during class, please feel free to schedule an after-school make-up with Ms. Almae or Ms. Jennie.

  1. College Talks. We will be hosting the following college talks this month: September 14, 2023 with Atty. Michael Lindsay and Griffith University  (Australia) for our Grade 11 and 12 students during 1st and 2nd block.
    September 19, 2023 with Enderun Colleges for Grades 10 – 12 at the Little Theater. Parents are welcome to join us!

  1. Host Country Culture Assembly | Spotlight on Baguio on Tuesday, 7:45-8:25 for Middle and Upper School Students: In addition to classroom talks facilitated by Bb. Nelly Ann Doliente on Philippine culture/s, the assembly on Tuesday will focus on Baguio’s history and its amazing features as a city. Thank you to the NHS for leading the assembly as well.

  1. Club forms: The club sign up form was sent out on Wednesday and is due next week Friday, September 15th at 6 p.m. Kindly remind your child to sign up for clubs! Clubs start the week of September 19th and run until December 1st.

  1. STUCO Fundraiser. Calling on our Middle and Upper School students! Support our fundraiser and get ready for the welcome dance coming next and other future activities!! This activity will start from September 11 to September 15. The mechanics of the raffle will be explained during Flag Raising on Monday.


  1. Pep Rally Practice -September 14, Thursday

For Lower School: 2:45-3:30 p.m.

For Middle and Upper School: 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Assigned practice venues:

Blue House: Gym

Red House: Little Theater

Yellow House: Chapel

     – **Note:** PreK students do not need to attend. Participants include Kinder students, Beginners (Grades 1-3), Juniors (Grades 4-6), Intermediates (Grades 7-9), and Seniors (Grades 10-12).

  1. FRIENDLY GAMES | TODAY | FRIDAY |  3:30 game for both boys and girls volleyball against SLU. Go Bulldogs!

  1. VOLLEYBALL TEAM BONDING OVERNIGHT- SEPT 8-9  Friday- Saturday. Here’s cheering for our volleyball teams with their overnight bonding on campus. This is coordinated by Coach Drew Hare. Thank you to our coaches: Coach Vince Palaroan (Volleyball Boys), Coach Clarie Mejia (Volleyball girls) and Assistant Coach Marriet Cobaldez.



  1. Hanggul/Korean Books at the Library | Thank you to a Brent Korean family for the generous donation of 187 Hanggul/Korean books for children/youth! Here is the list of books available for borrowing! 감사합니다 (Thank you ^^)

  1. CAS Assembly

Well done to all our CAS Club presenters! Thank you to T. Laura for organizing Wednesday’s interactive assembly!

  1. BRENT HISTORY TALK | APPRECIATING OUR SCHOOL HISTORY with MRS. URSULA DAOEY, former Deputy Headmaster, Brent Baguio | Many thanks to Mrs. Daoey for her invaluable time and wisdom about our school’s history and Mrs. Geraldine Reyes for organizing this memorable and amazing event!

  1. GET TO KNOW YOUR HOST COUNTRY TALK | Thanks to Ms. Geraldine Reyes for coordinating talks on the Philippines by Bb. Nelly Ann Doliente for Grades 6-8! Bb. Nelly also visited the Grade 3, 4, and 5 classes! Mabuhay!


Boarding Program

This August, Cameron Forbes Hall has opened its doors to 9 boarders as their home away from home. Our dorm family quickly bonded over the warmth of our fireplace during rainy typhoon nights, impromptu karaoke sessions, cooking and baking lessons, craft projects, and fun dinners out. More than that, the boarders have been able to pick up on important life skills in working and living with others, cleaning up after oneself, proper etiquette, and grooming.


  1. CALL FOR PERFORMERS: From Mr. James Young | Social Studies Head of Department | Performers are needed for UN day (October 13th, 2023) . We are looking for people who can play instruments or sing particularly in different languages or dialects. Please inform Dr. Gev Sacley if you would like to perform. Open to all- PTA, STAFF, STUDENTS, and ALUMNI!

  2. CAREER WEEK | from Ms. Almae Caluya | Guidance Counselor |  We look forward to celebrating Career Week 2023! Here is a poster with a summary of all the amazing opportunities and conversations we will be having. We are especially excited about Mayor Benjamin Magalong being our speaker for the Career Week Chapel Service on September 27, 2023!

Thank you and have a good weekend, fellow Bulldogs!

Let’s continue supporting and encouraging one another!


Dr. Celeste R. Engler