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JOURNEY OF OUR DREAMS: TCAPS 15th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

IMG_8537 Another fruitful school-year has come to pass! On this day we celebrate The Children’s Ark Preparatory School’s 15th Commencement Exercises as we congratulate the Graduating Class of 2015! This day marks the first step in the realization of their aspirations. Our graduating class shall bear the flag and see just how they have conquered the obstacles and challenges of grade school life. They are nothing but victorious and they have gained the necessary knowledge and skills they need for the next level. TCAPS congratulates the mothers, fathers and guardians as well who have made great sacrifices in being the forerunners in educating their children. They have gotten themselves together in shaping their sons and daughters’ behavior, characters, abilities and knowledge. Their road to success is wherever you, parents, may be. Finally, the Children’s Ark Preparatory School salutes the driving force behind our little ones — the TEACHERS. No burden it is in developing the learning capabilities of our students and creating them to what they are now — winners. Our teachers’ devotion to hard work, patience, concern and commitment to teach continues to make great changes in our youngsters’ lives. TCAPS always make it a point to teach from the heart, not from the book. Because we believe teaching is touching lives forever. Now as we accentuate this year’s theme — Journey of Our Dreams — we bid our best wishes to our graduates as they begin their step to their journey of a lifetime! IMG_8093 IMG_8133 Prep Salutatorian Xander Jaive M. Piaoan starting off the ceremony with a prayer for blessings and guidance.   IMG_8137 Welcome remarks by Jerome G. Magbojos, Prep Valedictorian IMG_8148 A musical number from the TCAPS students followed by introduction of guest speaker by Ms. Liza Loraine Perez IMG_8156 Guest Speaker Mrs. Fe T. Aviso delivering an inspirational message to the graduating class. IMG_8169     IMG_8196 Presentation of the graduates was ushered in by Ms. Liza Perez together with Ms. Karen Angeles while Ms. Jade Agpalo joined us in the distribution of diplomas. IMG_8202 IMG_8210 IMG_8227 A mini presentation from the brood prior to the distribution of certificates and awards. IMG_8260 Nursery – Hope (above) and Kinder – Charity (below) with Teacher Rosella Aviso IMG_8295 IMG_8342 Grade I – Obedient with Teacher Mara Aloha I. Narvasa IMG_8370 Grade II – Generous with Teacher Jona F. Biescas IMG_8396 Grade III – Faith with Teacher Kellie Grace Santos IMG_8421 Grade IV – Prudence with Teacher Arlene M. Atillano IMG_8439 Grade V – Courteous with Teacher Irish Mae Ramos IMG_8460 Prep – Wisdom with Teacher Liza Loraine Perez IMG_8473 The Class of 2015 themselves Grade VI – Perseverance with Teacher Karen Kristine S. Angeles IMG_8478 Class of 2015 Valedictorian Camille Ann S. Reyes delivering her tender farewell valedictory address followed by the Prep Graduates performing the Graduation Song. A rendition of The Carpenter’s melody hit “Sing A Song.”   IMG_8489 IMG_8494 IMG_8498 IMG_8506 Class ’15 Salutatorian Franxine Thea T. Camacho attesting the Prep Graduates with the Pledge of Loyalty. IMG_8513 The graduating class performing the Graduation Song “Journey of Our Dreams” IMG_8536 Our budding voices serenading the audience with the Song Finale to be followed by a Special Film Presentation. IMG_8544 IMG_8550 IMG_8561 IMG_8564 IMG_8566 Sweet smiles from our Valedictorian and Salutatorian IMG_8574 Ms. Caroline Vargas capping off this year’s ceremony with the Closing Remarks IMG_8579 IMG_8583 Parting shot with our Valedictorian Camille Ann S. Reyes (above) and Salutatorian Franxine Thea T. Camacho. IMG_8586 IMG_8592 The academic team of Children’s Ark Preparatory School: formulating a way to develop the young in educating themselves all through their lives. TCAPS Congratulates the Graduating Class of 2015!


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AN AFTERNOON OF SPLENDOR: THE CHILDREN’S ARK PREPARATORY SCHOOL’S “GINOONG LAKANDULA AT BINIBINING LAKAMBINI AWARDS 2015″

Beauty, they say, is not in the face. It’s a light in the heart. Close our eyes and sense the beauty.

We have found beauty at The Children’s Ark Preparatory School’s GINOONG LAKANDULA AT BINIBINING LAKAMBINI 2015-2016 — an afternoon of styles and glamour as TCAPS kids display their star quality and charms.

The annual event, held at the Don Antonio Heights Clubhouse, encourages youthful participation in pageants and competitions and provides a wonderful experience to children and parents. The engagement aims to provide a balance of activities essential in confidence-building among the young. Beyond the fancy costumes and make-ups, TCAPS students take pride in asserting their own worth and abilities.

Lakandula or Rajah, is the Filipino term referring to an ethnic group’s paramount leader while Lakambini is his beauteous other half. The loveliest couple gets this year’s title.

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The occasion was illuminated by a set of dazzling performances from the students themselves. Starting of with a lyre ensemble by the Grades 1 and 2.

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As an added delight, we have thrown a windfall of prizes to our lucky guests.

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Presenting the candidates for the Children’s Ark Preparatory School’s Munting Lakandula at Munting Lakambini for 2015 to 2016.

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Joge Luan Magbanua

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Riley Ginobly Arcilla

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Nixel Buquing

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Michael Drew Ananayo

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Cayenne Loreign Luna

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Cerise Jireh Arugay

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Kaitlin Venice Rodrigo

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Janielle Adorable

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Alysa Julianne Fabella

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Jaymie Lyne Padrillan

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Presenting the candidates for the Children’s Ark Preparatory School’s Ginoong Lakandula at Binibining Lakambini for 2015 to 2016.

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Kendric Eduarte

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Christian Magbojos

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Adrian Joseph Salim

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Adrian Pacaldo

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Zoe Navalta

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Cyra Carmel Perez

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Joxanne Gredonia

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Kattie Camille Mabiasen

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And the winners are….

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Mr. and Ms. Photogenic winners Nixel Buquing and Cayenne Loreign Luna; Joxanne Gredonia and Kendric Eduarte.

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Winners for the Most Photogenic 2015.

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Nixel Buquing’s performance is not without a feather in cap — Best in Talent

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Kaitlin Venice Rodrigo receiving the Best in Talent award as well.

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Candidates display their Katibayan ng Pagpapahalaga

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Awardees for Best in National Costume

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The talented Adrian Joseph Salim raking in the Star of the Night award.

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The most coveted cups of success. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

 

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Miss Congeniality Janielle Adorable

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Munting Lakambini at Lakandula 2nd Runners-up Alyssa Julianne Tabella and Riley Ginobly Arcilla

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Lakambini and Lakandula 2nd Runners-up Joxanne Gredonia and Adrian Joseph Salim

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Munting Lakambini and Munting Lakandula 1st Runners-up Cerise Jireh Arugay and Joge Luan Magbanua

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Lakandula and Lakambini 2015 – 2016 1st Runners-up Christian Magbojos and Zoe Navalta

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Jaymie Lyne Padrillan, Munting Lakambini 2015 – 2016

 

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Munting Lakambini Jaymie Lyne Padrillan and Munting Lakandula winner Michael Drew Ananayo

 

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G. Lakandula and Bb. Lakambini 2015 – 2016 winners Kendric Eduarte and Kattie Camille Mabiasen flanked by Mr. and Ms. TCAPS 2014.

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 One shining moment for the stars of the night. Congratulations to all!

 

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Kattie Camille Mabiasen, Lakambini of the Year 2015 – 2016

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Teacher Carol with this year’s lovely panel of judges: (L to R) Renne Salvacion, Teacher Alma Aquino, and Shirley Ignacio

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The Children’s Ark Preparatory School’s team of educators poses after another job well done. The aim is not to create students in his own image, but to DEVELOP students who can create their own image. Till next year!


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COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE

A date with movie/comics “characters” as The Children’s Ark Preparatory School held Cosplay For A Cause, a gala of our little cosplayers assembled for the benefit of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society and the Social Development Center (SDC).

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a volunteer-based non-government organization whose goal is to prevent animal cruelty through education, animal sheltering and advocacy. The SDC on the other hand aims at protecting, rehabilitating and training the children, while facilitating their social preparation for future family reunification and community integration.

The SDC, however, is currently suffering from a critical lack of resources, mostly financial and technical. This public institution receives insufficient support to operate full services and meet the basic needs of the children.

Much as cosplay provided the kids a whole lot of fun in playing dress-up with cool characters, our pack of awesome cosplayers have joined together in extending a helping hand and more for the two institutions.

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Preschoolers from the LET’S DANCE Club performing the Let’s Do the Tiger

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Pretties in pink

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Stirring the audiences’ hearts with the Frozen medley.

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TCAPS’ answer to the British pop group One Direction: preschoolers bunny-hopping to the tune of “You Don’t Know You Are Beautiful.”

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Dazzling ladies at the stands

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A pack of goodies for the beloved companions.

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Teachers Liza and Kellie Grace doing the honors.

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TCAPS’ OUTBOUND TOUR: ZOOBIC SAFARI

TCAPS hits the road again!

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School started the last quarter with an educational tour around Zoobic Safari. The whole idea is to provide our kids with hands-on learning experience and a change of settings which can only be effective through field trips and educational expeditions. Some things are best learned out of the classroom. Today, information and knowledge are readily available via the superfast cyberspace. However, taking the kids out there is simply a whole lot different experience. This would literally be “to think outside the box.”

Besides, it is when they set off together in a particular journey that gives them the good opportunity to mingle with each other and have a break from the usual routine of classroom activities. Plus, travel and change of settings creates new vigor to the mind.

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We set out for the awesome woodlands of Zoobic Safari. A five-hectare tourist attraction located on Subic Bay Freeport’s Forest Adventure. The menagerie boasts of diverse exotic animals hanging around their assumed natural habitat. The forest includes a wide range of terrain similarly found in the jungles: streams, grasslands and even caves and nests. The tour, with 11 attractions, takes about 2 1/2 hours to complete.

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Savannah. A haven for ostriches, potbellies, wild boars, and guinea fowls. The place — accessible to all vehicles —  is where playful ostriches roam free. They try to race with cars and even peck at the glass window. The sight of colorful birds and their distinct sounds delights visitors. More and more people turn to the relaxing sound birds make for their meditation, relaxation and sometimes therapy.

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Animals here in Zoobic Safari have become accustomed to the presence of human beings. They hang around comfortably amidst the many visitors. Kids have a grand time wandering about and interacting with deers, ostriches, albino carabao, monkeys, an eagle, miniature horses, bearcats, guinea pigs, ferrets, and many more.

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Animal MuZOOeum.  A rare collection of real stuffed animals, bone collections and preserved animal skin.

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Tiger Safari. A two-hectare enclosed area where we experienced the thrill of getting a close encounter with full grown tigers aboard a customized grill-protected Safari Jeep. There is fear and excitement as we get closer and feel the ferocity of this beasts with their long and sharp teeth. Perhaps a once in a lifetime experience.

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Aeta’s Trail. We took a glimpse of an interesting Native Aeta culture as they perform some of their traditional dances featuring butterfly and war dance; an exhibit of realistic Aeta village complete with their abodes and cooking areas. The show includes an amazing gymnastic ability of the dancers as they perform the Monkey Dance and catapult their way up a tall tree.

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Ocean Adventure. The first and only Open Water Marine Theme Park in Southeast Asia. It has become one of the premiere attractions in Subic Bay, Philippines. Ocean Adventure has a proven record of providing environmental awareness and education combined with wholesome entertainment. Ocean Adventure’s advocacy for environmental protection and its corporate social responsibility programs are second to none.

One of the attractions here is the Balancing Act. A short 15-minute show featuring Kenyan acrobats. We were delighted with their display of their dancing, tumbling and of course, balancing capabilities.

Simply amazing.

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Serpentarium. An old ammunition bunker converted into a menagerie where you will find a showcase of various species of reptiles (snakes, lizards and  turtles). Also included here are lizards, iguanas, monitor lizards, turtles, and other cold-blooded creatures are available for viewing.

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Croco Loco.  A pit of over 200 crocodiles. We walked over the steel grated walkway while the predators snap their mouth below. The fun here is to feed these crocs buy purchasing a chicken and dangling it to these reptiles by means of a fishing rod. See how they jump for food!

At the Crocodile Café, one can view the quick-snappers from a water-level glass observation area..

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Field trips are essential part of school curriculum. They broaden children’s educational experience. Field trips enrich and expand the learning program, bolsters cognition skills by immersing kids into sensory activities, increase children’s knowledge in a particular subject area and expand children’s awareness of their own community.

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School thinks of the excursion as a field study too, not only a field trip. It is a learning experience or experimental learning.


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PAGDIWANG NG BUWAN NG WIKA 2014 SA TCAPS

Mula sa Official Gazzette:

Ngayong Buwan ng Wika 2014, ibinabandera ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) ang halaga ng wikang Filipino bilang wikang nagbubuklod sa bansa. Filipino: Wika ng Pagkakaisa ang tema ng pagdiriwang ngayong taon na magtatampok ng mga gawaing pangwika at pangkultura na pangungunahan ng KWF sa buong bansa.

Muling ipinagdiwang ng Children’s Ark Preparatory School ang Buwan ng Wika noong nakaraang Agosto sa pamamagitan ng pagtatanghal ng tradisyonal at katutubong sayaw at awitin. Ang programa ay kinabibilangan ng aming mga munting mag-aaral. Ito ay upang sa murang pagiisip pa lamang ay mahimok na ang bawat isa sa pagkilala at pagmamahal sa Pambansang Wika.

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UNFOLDING OUR FUTURE ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide

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The Children’s Ark Preparatory School promotes creativity among our little angels. The school provides them the liberty to accomplish a set of activity they may call their own. It is important for kids to try out something new and to be aware of their potentials.

Here’s a peek at how our Grade 5 students take their tasks with creativity:

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