by Ernelyn Jimenez
Saint Columban College Basic Education – Grade School and Junior High School Departments gathered together for the Parents’ General Assembly, August 6, 2016 at SCC YDC Gym, Pagadian City with the theme: Family and School: Channel of Mercy and Compassion.
The assembly started with a holy mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Belstar O. Ediang. He pinpointed that the foundation of the family is love. “..this God first and foremost once called mercy and compassion. Family is miraculously done by that mercy and compassion”.
School President, Rev. Fr. Gilbert M. Hingone formally welcomed parents and teachers on the annual general assembly. It was then followed by the Opening Salvo by Kasadja Dance Ensemble.
Ms. Lesley Ann T. Villar, OIC Principal of Grade School Department introduced the faculty and staff of GS followed by an awe-inspiring dance by the teachers. Then, Dr. Gilbert M. Celesio presented the teaching staff of Junior High School Department and amused the crowd with their intermission.
Grade School, Junior High School and General Officers of each Department were then inducted by the School President, Fr. Hingone.
Sr. Ammie Adoremos, CB elicited Pope’s message of Mercy and Compassion to the parents with a multimedia and highlighted her talk with this phrase “Family is the problem, but family is the solution”.