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“A MUSICAL JOURNEY TO THE AGES”

Music is important in the learning process of children. It associates the correlation between student enjoyment and student interest. Singing — as an example — can be an alternative medium in teaching literacy, and developing oral communication sans the direct instructional modulation.

It is important that young students are immersed in an environment that promotes audible expression as an extra part of the curriculum.

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School believes in promoting music and giving children another means of self-expression, allowing them to artistically impart their feelings and emotions they bear, whether it be happiness, frenzy, or frustration. In a very real sense, this is building up their Emotional Intelligence.

More on our student’s EQ, The Children’s Ark Preparatory School held another musical gathering. Dubbed “A Musical Journey To The Ages” the event was held on February 11, 2017 at the Philippine Social Science Center Auditorium in UP Diliman. The musicale was a presentation of our young students’ talent in the field of music as they performed medleys of songs and dances from the Golden Oldies, or from the ’50s to the ’60s era.

The superb presentation was a result of the Coach Nino’s tireless effort in laying it out for everyone. The event was jazzed up by cool raffle prizes and a dance number from our very own faculty members.

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RECITAL DAY: DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S MUSICAL CREATIVITY

Among the Childrens Ark Preparatory School’s mission is to improve our student’s creativity, learning, and their love for music and harmony. We believe that playing and performing music is fun and functional and it will help develop children’s skills which will be of use to them throughout their lives.

Just recently, the TCAPS gave our young students a chance to spread out their flair through a musical performance held at the Don Antonio Heights Homeowners’ Association Clubhouse.

It was a night of glitz and glamor. The audience were delighted to a variety of musical performances featuring the elementary kids dancing to Corbin Bleu’s “Push It To The Limit” and the pre-schoolers exhibiting their dancing skill to One Direction’s “Strong” and “Shake It Up” together with the all-girls chorale.

This was followed by the group’s inspiring rendition of Lea Salonga’s “I Am But A Small Voice” backed up by a lyre and guitar ensemble.

The gallery — consisting mostly of parents — regaled to an interpretative dance by the chorale and selected dancers to Peabo Bryson’s “A Whole New World.”

“Go The Distance” and “Reflection” was performed by the chorale, also accompanied by the lyre and guitar ensemble.

Our musical director, Coach Niño wowed the crowd with his magnificent rendering of an Eric Clapton hit “If I Could Change The World.”

The recital ends with a dance finale for all students featuring the High School Musical’s soundtrack “We’re All In This Together.”

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The opportunity to display one’s talent through the encouragement of a teacher and the enthusiasm of a proud parent builds in a child a sense of pride and confidence.

There is always a time and a place for everyone to take the center stage.


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EARTHQUAKE DRILL: T.C.A.P.S ON CHILDREN’S DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

Manila is No. 5 on Forbes’ list of 20 Most Earthquake Vulnerable Cities. This is because the Philippines lies on the edge of the Pacific plate or, inside the Pacific “Ring of Fire” — a seismic zone where a large number of earthquakes occur. Since the 17th century, the Philippines has experienced over a hundred deadly earthquakes. The latest being the Central Visayas tremor with a magnitude of 7.2 which hit on October 2013.

In a country prone to these hazards, the government has a continued policy stressing the importance of preparedness when a disaster strikes. In the same manner, the Children’s Ark Preparatory School understands the need for readiness and the unique challenges earthquakes pose on its schoolchildren. Not like other natural calamities, earthquakes occur without warning. However, with the right training and careful planning, everyone can be prepared to react appropriately during and after an earthquake, and with ample provisions ready for use.

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TCAPS stresses the importance of drills and practices and how it can reduce alarm and confusion when disaster strikes. The more kids are educated on preparedness the more they are less likely to panic. Doing the wrong thing during crisis is a terrible mistake.

Most earthquake-prone countries require several drills a year. Last July, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority conducted the Metrowide Quake Drill with the aim of providing a “real-world training scenario in preparation for a possible earthquake in Metro Manila.” This required performance of the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” drills and evacuation of premises.

Our teachers didn’t have a hard time conducting this SHAKE DRILL as our kids show great enthusiasm for the exercise.

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The July 1990 earthquake is probably the most destructive and the most tragic disaster in the history of the Philippines. A great number of schoolchildren perished in this earthquake particularly those in Central Luzon. It occurred just when classes were only moments away from being over.

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School underscores preparedness among our kids with utmost concern, and makes it a point to prioritize readiness as to natural calamities especially earthquakes. We hope for the best and expect the worst, but the bottom line is we cannot be unprepared when bad things strikes.

Below are numbers to call when disaster strikes:

National Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) hotlines
(02) 911-1406, (02) 912-2665, (02) 912-5668, (02) 911-1873

Philippine National Police (PNP) Hotline Patrol
117 or send TXT PNP to 2920

Red Cross hotline
143, (02) 527-0000, (02) 527-8385 to 95


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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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A Date With The Docs

It’s Doc’s day at the school last  July 19, 2011 as TCAPS’ schoolkids underwent medical and dental check up. This is in keeping with the school’s mission of a regular wellness examinations and the updating of developmental health and safety issues. But isn’t scheduling medical appointments for these healthy and cheerful faces, when they are feeling fine, seem like a waste of time? TCAPS is aware that the saying “prevention is better than cure” is very true. The school is poised for regular medical check-ups that will pick up any potential problems, in order to be a step ahead in terms of preventing diseases or on-toe for any necessary treatment. To think many large corporations are programmed to have their executives undergo a full medical examination every year, no reason schoolchildren should not have the same equal privilege. While most everyone experiences some degree of nervousness when it comes to seeing their doctor, for many children the time spent waiting for their appointment is a very stressful situation. The longer they wait, the more anxious they become. As they become more stressed and anxiety builds, the waiting time seems longer and the time seems to pass slower. Some light moments with the medical staff can help relieve the nervousness.     with Nurse Jonathan Tintero ,,,, One of the sad facts about dental check up in the Philippines is that more than half of the time the reason children don’t see a dentist regularly is because of financial issues. People should understand the importance of having their children seen regularly by their dentist. In most cases,  parents prioritize more on a routine check-up with their pediatrician or on some immunization appointment but never consider a routine dental check up to be as important. TCAPS policy of making sure kids are healthy does not stop on a regular doctor visits or immunization. The children’s teeth are important too. Inspecting the ear canal and eardrum   MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. From left to right: Dr. Stephanie Anne Abella, Dr. Ruth Cabrera, Dr. Honely Mores, Dr. Ela Camille Romero and Dr. Tecson with TCAPS teachers…


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Our School

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School(TCAPS) believes that each child needs to grow and develop spiritually, emotionally and mentally to be a worthy member of its community and society. Thus, the school aims to give the child an opulent learning experience by providing them a facilities wherein they can study, learn new things, socialize and bond with new friends and teachers.

The school’s method of teaching adapts the Progressive/Interactive Learning Approach, such as the Content Based Instruction (CBI) wherein the teachers based their teahing on the contents of the books they are presently using, the Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) students were encouraged to ask questions and discover things with their teacher’s guidance and the Problem Based Learning (PBL) wherein the Four W’s, what, where, who and when were frequently used by the teacher to develop the critical thinking of the students.

The school curriculum also aims to develop our child through developmental methods and activities such as, Educational Tour or Field Trips, Community Tours, plays, discussion periods, innovative learnings and other related activities. In such activities, the child’s talent and skills are identified and maximize to its potential.

The Children’s Ark Preparatory School Teachers are highly competent to do various procedures needed in teaching. The teachers are to provide flexible program and environment for children to develop varied interest and aptness. TCAPS teachers are important figures in a classroom, aside from being a teacher they also play the role of being a second mother with much emphasis on guidance and supervision. Self-discipline is develope in the pupils using different approaches and patterns of development. Children are instead, praised and encouraged to perform best at his own pace.

Community involvement is one approach of TCAPS that enjoins other members of the community in child development and understanding. Formal and informal organizations and extra curricular activities involving interaction with other society members are considered. This includes Parents-Teachers Association, Barangay and non-government organizations involving nature, philanthropy, camaraderie and other similar activities included in the total learning process.