Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Faction Day 2015

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, the 4 factions’ face off! Dauntless, Erudite, Amity, and Candor are competing for the title of “The Strongest Faction”. Each of the factions wore the color of clothes assigned to their factions, respectively: Dauntless with red, Erudite with blue, Candor with white and Amity with yellow, but the members of the student council wore black.
We started the day with a parade. It was led by Melvin from Grade 7 who played the drum as we paraded around the school premises. After parading, we returned to the auditorium. There Ms. Vilma, our principal, gave us opening remarks. Then, the games commenced!
The first activity was a dancing game called “So You Think You Can Dance?” It is led by Tanezia and Audrey Flabian from the student council. The factions were told to incorporate at least 5 of the dance steps shown by Tanezia to their preferred song. Each of the factions were given 30 minutes to prepare their dance while Grade 9 had to  manage simultaneously their group while tending to their goods being sold for the business study week.
The next activities were the sports and painting competition. The sports that the factions were competing for were badminton and table tennis. Each faction should send 4 representatives (2 boys and 2 girls) for each sport. For the painting competition, each faction should also send 2 representatives.
The following activity was the “Acapella This n That”. In this game, the members of each faction will have to use their voice and body parts to create music. They can also perform excerpts of a song, or a mash-up. And last but not least, there was the “Balloonies”! Each faction has to compete in hoarding the water balloons provided by the student council committee. The faction which would have the most number of water balloons would be the winner. They had to prepare themselves getting wet as the balloon could pop anytime.
Aside from activities mentioned above, there was also the inauguration of the new officers of the Student Council 2015-2016. All of the activities ended at 2.45 P.M. It was tiring, but well, it was fun. The students hope that the new officers of Student Council hold more fun activities in the future.

( By: Kyuubi - Grace, Banshee - Elvira, Rambo - Robin and T-Rex - Vianca )

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Of Stressful and Busy Weeks

This week on our EFL class we learn about different types of irony. The topic was introduced to us through the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Earlier this week we were assigned to do a research on Edgar Allan Poe's life. After researching and understanding his life we knew that his life was somehow miserable he was never truly happy. He was known to be the father of horror and mysterious short story as well as the father of short story. The Raven and The Cask of Amontillado are two of many short stories he had written.

Poe always has some types of irony in his work. To understand more about irony, we were given one of his masterpieces, The Cask of Amontillado. We read the story and we also try to compare it to the film. The story is about a guy named Montressor who was seeking revenge to his friend Fortunato, who was a wine connoisseur. In killing or burying Fortunato alive, but somehow Montressor felt guilty this can be proven with this story. He wrote this story as his confession of killing Fortunato and he felt guilty of doing it.

Through this we learn about the three types of irony, Verbal irony, Situational Irony and Dramatic Irony. We were also asked to identify the three types of irony in the story of “The Cask of Amontillado.” Aside from learning irony, we also learn a few new words like catacombs, which means the place where they buries the death and impunity which means exemption from punishment or loss or escape from fines. Not only English words, we also learn 2 Latin phrases, which are, Nemo me impune laccesit which means no one attacks me with impunity and In pace requiescat which means rest in peace.

Outside our EFL class we also have something interesting coming our way next week. Although it’s not for the whole school, it’s quite important for us. The basketball teams, the girls and the boys are joining a competition in Kanaan Global School. It will start on the 14th of September and let’s just pray that we will win this thing. This week is a busy week for us on last Wednesday, September 9 two of our representative went to Kanaan Global School for the Technical Meeting. We also have our last practice last Friday to make sure that both of our teams are ready for the match.

The building is not fully finished as we all know, but this week, they open a new section of the school. It’s the balcony at the end of the hallway. It’s more bright now in the school, however if you take a look at the scenery from the balcony, it is not pretty. When you take a look all you can see is unfinished building and workers pacing back and forth. Although that is a bit disappointing, there is one cool feature that is added. The school installed speakers throughout the school so during dismissal time, you can hear songs being played throughout the school.

I think that is all interesting things we have this week in school. There are a lot of stories not told in this update but those are minor things and unimportant stories. The update of the blog will be posted as soon as possible, but until then, see you later.

( By; T-Rex - Vianca )