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MAYOR EDGARDO D. PAMINTUAN
Inspirational Message for HFA Junior Assembly Elections
February 26, 2016 ¬ 8:00 a.m.

   To the candidates of the Junior Assembly, I wish you all the best. Remember that it does not matter whether you win or lose: what matters is what you can do help the community. I’ve lost my fair share of battles in the past, but I never let those deter me. Some of us may experience defeat and may give up ‐ but when you’re down, remember that there is no other way but up.
   The first thing that I could share with you is to put God above everything else. With proper guidance and prayer, you will be able to accomplish anything. Being in the Junior Assembly may take time off your schedules as students ‐‐ but if you believe that what you are doing is in service to God, then everything that you’ll be accomplishing will be worthwhile. As a former Familian, I hold the Benedictine motto, ORA ET LABORA ‐‐ Prayer and Work, close to my heart. And I am proud to say that these words have guided, not only me, but also the rest of my family, all through our lives. Like me, my sons are all graduates of Holy Family, and of our successes, whether big or small, are all thanks to God.
   You’ll definitely need guidance, not only from the Almighty, but also from your peers, your teachers and your parents. As members of the Junior Assembly, you’ll take up a huge responsibility of being leaders ‐‐ and being a leader is not an easy task. So if you are having a hard time, don’t hesitate to ask for help. So listen to your teachers who will guide you. You can also ask your friends and classmates in making a decision.
   Speaking of decisions, as leaders, you will have to make difficult and even unpopular ones. As mayor, I am faced with difficult decisions every day. Sometimes, I would like to put up a project which would benefit a group of people, but, at the same time, the same project would invoke criticisms from a different group of people.
Thus, you have to be consistent and firm in your decision making. You can’t make or change decisions midway through just to please others temporarily. I was nominated, chosen, elected and given the responsibility to make the hard decisions that would benefit the most citizens in the long run. As you make and deliberate on these decisions, some students will be happy with your decisions, while other students won’t. When this happens, be firm, seek the guidance of God through prayer, and have good faith that you made a decision that would benefit the majority of the community in the long run.
   Finally, I would like you to enjoy your reign as leaders and have fun! Being a leader can be stressful at times, but the feeling that of accomplishment that you get after making something happen ‐‐ coupled with a smile of acknowledgement from your teachers, a simple pat on the back from a friend, or hearing your parents say “you did good”, can be truly priceless. More often than not, these simple gestures of appreciation are all it takes to remind us why we chose to become leaders in the first place, and the reason SHOULD be this: we simply want to serve.
   Being a student leader is not only a position, it is also a job which entails the responsibility of uplifting the Benedictine values amongst yourselves as you become role models for the students. You are chosen to be instruments, not only for peace, but also to be the voice of the whole student body.
   There is no such thing as a natural‐born leader. I myself did not think that I would become the mayor of Angeles when I was young, let alone have my government named as one of the most efficient in the country. We usually do not see these awards coming, as what we’re simply doing is fulfilling the basic needs of our citizens, such as providing them proper health care, education, opportunities and so on.
   The advice I got from my peers, my successes and even my failures molded me to become the person I am today ‐‐ and I hope that this short talk of mine, in one way or the other, could inspire you to become great leaders, not only in the eyes of the community, but also in the eyes of the Almighty
   As we always say, in everything we do, THAT IN ALL THINGS … GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED.
   Thank you very much and God bless us all!

Virgen de los Remedios and the Sto. Cristo del Perdon visit HFA 

On October 3, the images of the Virgen de los Remedios and the Sto. Cristo del Perdon visit Holy Family Academy (HFA) with the theme “Cruzada ning Pamanisi at Lugud” or “Crusade for Penance and Charity”.

 A simple Kapampangan program which narrates the history and the devotion of the Catholic faithfuls in Pampanga follows after the arrival of the images.

 The whole faculty and the class officer’s line-up in the driveway with white and light blue flags which represent Marian colors as the community’s way of welcoming the images.

 The school also gives an opportunity to each class to pray the rosary in front of the images. The students also have the chance to offer flowers to the images.

 A mass presided by Rev. Fr. Xian, SSP concludes the event. Rev. Fr. Xian highlights the topic of miracles in line with the gospel which is about the feeding of the 5,000. The mass also includes the blessing of the three school personnel as the new character animators.

The male faculty and NTP members carry the images to the vehicle that will bring the images back to the Holy Rosary Parish church. The singing of the “Himno Oficial Ning Virgen de los Remedios de Pampanga” accompanies the send-off ceremony of the images.

 

 

 

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HFA - HS Inducts New PTA Officers

   Sister Mary Ignatius C. Aquino, OSB, together with Sister Edna Quiambao, OSB, leads the induction ceremony held at Holy Family Academy (Old Site) on August 29.

The event aims to give recognition to the newly elected PTA officers of the institution. The program begins with a Holy Mass.

Following the mass is the opening remarks of Sister Mary Ignatius C. Aquino, OSB, as she enlightens the teachers and the parents about the words of God.

The PTA also gives back to all the attendees with a raffle of items including two flatscreen TV’s. The emcee, Mrs. Marvi S. Yosuico, leads the drawing of raffle entries after each segment of the program.

Mrs. Mary Christie C. De Leon, the outgoing president, presents her accomplishment report including the allocation of the funds and the report of the treasurer.

The presentation of the amendments involving the constitution of the PTA follows led by the now PTA president, Mr. Juden Sarmiento.

Dance performances from the HFA FAMERS and the Dancers of the Elementary Department highlight the event. Aside from the students, the parents paired with some teachers also display their dancing skills during the event.

Engr. Jaime Cunanan is the recipient of the first flatsceen TV while the principal of the Grade School Department, Mrs. Maria Lucia Facundo, wins the second flatscreen TV.

The event concludes with the giving of lunch meals to all the attendees of the event.     

 

HFA REPRESENTATIVES JOIN THE ABS STUDENTS’ CONGRESS

“Our Benedictine Heritage, Our Kind of Leadership”. This was the theme of the Association of Benedictine Schools (ABS) Students’ Congress held in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. last August 17-20, 2015 at the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM) The Congress was attended by students and faculty members from different Benedictine Schools around the country namely HFA, SAA, SSA San Fernando, SSC Manila, SSC Westgrove, SSA Marikina and SSA Bacolod. Holy Family Academy sent participants consisting of the Junior Assembly officers, Club and Grade Level Representatives and Administrator and Faculty representatives namely Mrs. Maria Lucia S. Facundo Second Lay Principal, Mrs. Jannett M. Tarenio Student Activities Coordinator, Mr. Santillian JA Moderator. The ABS Students’ Congress is an event wherein all the Benedictine schools gather together for leadership training. It is being held once every two years. The objectives of the congress are to enrich the Benedictine culture and to enhance the leadership skills of chosen students through talks about Benedictine leadership. The said event was filled with fun activities like tree planting, seminars, workshops, song compositions and The Amazing Race which promoted teamwork among the participants because they had to work with other students from the different ABS schools. The participating schools also performed their cultural presentations in “ABS Got Talent”.

HFA-GS Teachers Attend Seminar-Retreat Sessions

St. Scholastica’s Center of Spirituality , Tagaytay City, August 3, 2015—To nourish the minds and spirits of its roster of teachers, Holy Family- Grade School Department (HFA-GS) provided a three-day retreat integrated with a seminar on Christian and Islamic faiths. Emeritus Abbot Timothy Wright, a renowned promoter of faith unification through the establishment of commonalities instead of differences, was the distinguished speaker and Holy Eucharist celebrant, teachers were made to listen to a topic centering on the four pillars of faith on their first day at St. Scholastica’s Center of Spirituality. After the said session, adoration was held. On the second day, a Holy Mass was celebrated followed by two segments of seminar sessions tackling the roles of Adam, Jesus, and Mary in the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur’an. The third day was held with lauds, Holy Mass, and a Lectio Divina in three traditions (i.e., Islam, Catholic, and Hebrew) as culminating activities. When asked about how he views the teachers of HFA-GS having had multiple seminar sessions with them, Emeritus Abbot Wright said that “[the HFA-GS Staff] are living testaments that Filipino people are not only academically excellent, but [they]also prove how deep the spirituality of a Filipino Christian is”.

Familians Conduct the Annual Share-a-Meal Program

   Last July 30, 2015, the Work Education teachers in coordination with Mrs. Jannett Tarenio, the School Activities Coordinator, and Mrs. Karen Gutierrez, the School Community Involvement Program Coordinator, conducted the Share-A-Meal Program in Cutcut Elementary School.

   A group which was participated by selected Indak Club members, Boy Scouts, Homemakers, Young Writers club members and JA officers prepared a mini-program to showcase the talents of the familians and to entertain the beneficiaries of the Share-a-Meal Program. After series of dance numbers, porridge, fruits and red iced tea were served to pupils of Cutcut Elementary School.

   The funds used for the said activity were earned during the Food Fair Activity of the Work Education Area which was also one of the many activities of Holy Family Academy during the celebration of Nutrition Week.

 

 

 

The Holy Father Shows Mercy and Compassion to Filipinos

The most awaited Papal Visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015 was a milestone in the history of the Catholic Church. The Filipinos were quite jubilant. Some who were not able to see the Pope in person or attend his mass were constantly glued to the television just to see what is happening. The theme for the Pope’s Visit was “Mercy and Compassion”. He arrived on January 15, at around 5:00 pm. Before he got off the airplane, he was seen peeking through the window a number of times, genuinely smiling. He was undeniably excited and happy to be here. When Pope Francis finally got off, the looks on the faces of the Filipinos who welcomed him were indescribably happy and joyous. Greetings were given by President Benigno Aquino III and some of the highest officials in the government and military service. They had a little chat afterwards. After the ceremony, he was welcomed by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishops and the Bishops. Pope Francis gave Cardinal Tagle a hug like they were long lost brothers. After that, he went straight to the Apostolic Nunciature using his pope mobile especially made for him waving and smiling to all Filipinos along the way who patiently and tirelessly waited for him to pass by. The so called “People’s Pope” went to different places particularly to the University of Sto. Tomas, a pontifical university and in Tacloban where he really intended to go to console and express his love for the typhoon Yolanda victims. On January 18, 2015, Pope Francis had his culminating mass at the Quirino Grandstand which gave the Philippines a record breaking event for its largest papal crowd in the history. The Filipinos were truly blessed to have the Pope’s presence in the country for five days making the Philippines a crime free zone in the world for at least within those days. As a stated expectation in the papal message, many anticipate that soon Filipinos will emerge as “Outstanding Christian Missionaries”. May our countrymen remember to make decision and act accordingly based on a sound mind and heart. The pope further councouraged the Filipinos to think well, feel well and do well.

 

Familians Share Books to Pupils of Talimundok Elementary School

The Share a Book event is an activity in which Familians get a chance to share their blessings with others by donating old books to encourage others to read. Luckily, the Familians have been chosen to donate in Talimundok Elementary School at DAU last November 25, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn. The said event was indeed a day overwhelmed with fun. Familians are active when it comes to giving donations and other outbound experiences. On this day, Holy Family Academy donated their old books. This was participated by some chosen pupils and school staff. The pupils felt very happy and surprised upon receiving the books. They were told by their teacher that they can choose books of their choice. We felt an overwhelming joy upon seeing the happy and unforgettable smiles on their faces. There were also story telling activities for pupils in the lower levels. The first part of the story telling was done by Miss Joy Bangayan, for the grade I-Rose where all 23 pupils in the class participated. Another story telling was done by the J.A. president and her vice-president.

 

The second part was done by Mrs. Calara who read a story for grade II- Pearl with 40 pupils.The children were very active especially during the comprehension check where set of questions were answered and they got more excited when they heard that prizes will be given. The prizes and books that they received brought an immeasurable happiness evidently seen from their smiles and on us also. The pupils and teachers of Talimundok Elementary School felt happy with what we have given to them. Once again, our Share a Book was truly a success. Thanks to the Familians who donated their old books.

HFA Volleyball Varsity Team Wins its First CLRAA Championship

“Sports is a way of life” was the theme of the recently concluded Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) meet 2014. It was held last December 8 to 12, 2014
in Zambales Sports Complex, Iba, Zambales. The event lasted for five days wherein elimination rounds took place during the first three days and the remaining two days were allotted for the quarterfinals, semifinals, and the much-awaited championship round. The team who emerged as victors were as follows: Team Zambales – 2nd runner-up, Team Pampanga – 1st runner-up, and Team Angeles City – the Champion. It was also the first championship for team Angeles City in the history of CLRAA. This event was wrapped up by the awarding of medals to the winners and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Again, congratulations to the HFA Men’s Volleyball Elementary team headed by their coach Mrs. Agnes D. San Miguel and team captain John Vearl Edward Karam for their achievement. The whole HFA Community whishes you good luck in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa 2015 which will take place on May 3 to 9, 2015. The Share a Book event is an activity in which Familians get a chance to share their blessings with others by donating old books to encourage others to read. Luckily, the Familians have been chosen to donate in Talimundok Elementary School at DAU last November 25, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn. The said event was indeed a day overwhelmed with fun. Familians

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Testing Dates for Junior High School and Senior High School

All Saturdays of December 2015 to March 2016

Dec. 2015    5 & 12
Jan. 2016    9, 16, & 23
Feb. 2016    6, 13,20, & 27
Mar. 2016    5, 12, & 19

 

All Fridays of April 2016

Apr. 2016

 

   1, 8, 15, 22, &

   29

 

Every Tuesday and Thursday of the week for May 2016

May 2016

Tuesday

   3, 10, 17, 24, &

   31

 

May 2016

Thursday

   5, 12, 19, & 26

 


 

Testing Dates for Junior High School and Senior High School

All Saturdays of December 2015 to March 2016

Dec. 2015    5 & 12
Jan. 2016    9, 16, & 23
Feb. 2016    6, 13,20, & 27
Mar. 2016    5, 12, & 19

 

All Fridays of April 2016

Apr. 2016

 

   1, 8, 15, 22, &

   29

 

Every Tuesday and Thursday of the week for May 2016

May 2016

Tuesday

   3, 10, 17, 24, &

   31

 

May 2016

Thursday

   5, 12, 19, & 26

 

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