On Thursday, August 24, 2017, our Grade 1 parents gathered in the Music Room for our first Coffee Morning about Personal Body Safety. This session acts as an introduction to inform parents of the Personal Body Safety program for Grade 1 students, which will be conducted in October.

The Personal Body Safety program aims to build confidence and provide safety skills for our students to protect themselves in uncomfortable or even threatening situations, bearing in mind the three Personal Body Safety Rules: 1) Say “No!” or “Stop!” in a firm voice, 2) Get away to a safe place, and 3) Tell an adult you trust.

As Parents are our partners in bringing out the best potentials of our learners, the second session of our Coffee Morning was the Welcoming and Orientation of our Parent Coordinators this schoolyear.  More than 50 Parent Coordinators came and shared their dreams and aspirations of achieving greater heights this year!

The Student Council of MISB-Elementary, with their moderators, Ms. Sol Fruelda and Ms. Joy Bueno, had their first Leadership Training Seminar last August 26, 2017. The training aimed to provide an opportunity for the students to become aware of the qualities of a good Mentarian leader and to learn the skills required for effective communication and teamwork.

Dynamic and engaging resource speakers were invited to share their expertise and knowledge about leadership.  The seminar started with Ms. Diana Guzman and Ms. Jobelle Perez who allowed the students to discover the characteristics and practices of exemplary leadership. This was followed by an interesting workshop on communicating effectively by Ms. Ma. Czarina Espiritu and Ms. Ellen Marie Llabore. The team building session facilitated by Ms. April Marie Gomez and Mr. John Leonard Gomez, was a great way to end the training. It was a venue for the students to show what they understood about true leadership and the importance of collaboration.

It was indeed a productive and meaningful experience for the MISB – Elementary Student Council!

Coffee Morning:  Personal Body Safety Program for Grade One Parents and Parent Coordinators 2017 Orientation

 

On Thursday, August 24, 2017, our Grade 1 parents gathered in the Music Room for our first Coffee Morning about Personal Body Safety. This session acts as an introduction to inform parents of the Personal Body Safety program for Grade 1 students, which will be conducted in October.

The Personal Body Safety program aims to build confidence and provide safety skills for our students to protect themselves in uncomfortable or even threatening situations, bearing in mind the three Personal Body Safety Rules: 1) Say “No!” or “Stop!” in a firm voice, 2) Get away to a safe place, and 3) Tell an adult you trust.

As Parents are our partners in bringing out the best potentials of our learners, the second session of our Coffee Morning was the Welcoming and Orientation of our Parent Coordinators this schoolyear.  More than 50 Parent Coordinators came and shared their dreams and aspirations of achieving greater heights this year!

Law, Universitas Indonesia

It’s worrying to see that the world is now driven by fear and anger. Some people are just addicted to them and resort to those two for solutions. I mean, Life itself can be very challenging, so why do we want to complicate the matter by constantly getting afraid and angry? So, I think it’s a good time to reflect and get in touch with the “light” within: love,hope,kindness, perspective and ingenuity. Channel the fear and anger into something positive; instead of demonizing others, star empowering each other. The world needs the all the positivity it can get, and it definitely starts within ourselves.”

Architecture, University of Melbourne

At first I thought architecture is all about unique designs and grand innovations but maybe we don’t need something complicated. At its core, a city is already a complex system. We are too focused on the quickest method but not the most efficient solution to a problem. Take the case of flyover, by the time the construction is completed, the traffic will remain as the number of private cars and motorbikes will increase over the months and years. But hopefully, the public can develop more trust and reliance to the public transportation under construction. My architectural background helps me to see on how small-scale can create a long-term positive impact.

Marketing, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya

 

I’m currently enjoying uni life and trying to make the most of it; exploring new things, developing my passions and learning from people around me. I love studying Marketing and Branding and I used to think that an ideal future would be to work in a huge multinational company and strive to the top positions. But now to be honest, I realize that there are so many more possibilities and opportunities out there that interest me and at the end of the day, what matters is doing something you’re passionate about and always growing to become a better version of yourself. I think it’s really important to know yourself, what you’re good at, what you can improve on and always be flexible to change. I believe that as long as you’re happy and learning something new each day, you’ll always move forward. And always make time for friends, family, and treating yourself”.

Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

I’ve always thought that I had everything planned — get an engineering degree, design engines/new machines, and go from there. After 4 years of engineering school, none of my expectations of what engineers do are true. Was it worthwhile spending all these 4 years trying to be an engineer? I’m working full time in a tissue manufacturing company this August and no I’m not designing new engines or machines. I worked there as an intern and it wasn’t particularly fun. I don’t know how I’m going to go through endless tasks of doing something I might not enjoy. But a part of me feels excited going to the unknown. There’s always a way for life to screw up your plans and I’ve learnt to embrace it — what’s so fun with having everything the way you want it to be?