Posted by: Admin | September 14, 2018

New KMMS Teachers

The school year of 2018-2019 is progressing very well with 220 pupils in 9 grades. Some of the grades run morning and afternoon sessions with two different groups of children, others hold all day classes. Our teachers are not only busy with regular lessons, but also special programs and celebrations prescribed by the Department of Education, for example Language Month and Nutrition Month Celebrations.

Language Month Celebration

Nutrition Month Celebration

We are very grateful for this year’s group of teachers. Their dedication and enthusiasm for their jobs and especially for making a difference in the lives of KMMS children is a pleasure to watch. In addition to teaching regular school subjects, they are also very dedicated to teaching the Word of God to the little hearts.

We would like to introduce to you our new teachers who joined us this school year.

Sheryl M. Sabales (Kindergarten)

Sheryl is 23 years old, is married and has a 9 months old son. Her husband, Michael, works for his mother in a public market.

Sheryl comes from a family of 9; she has 3 brothers and 5 sisters. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Caraga State University and the current school year is her first year of teaching. She lives close to the school so she doesn’t have to spend much time traveling to and from work.

Sheryl very much enjoys singing and dancing. Teaching is her passion. She likes teaching everything, but science has a special place in her heart. Above all, her greatest desire is to impart the Word of God to the hearts of the children. Most of her classes are taught in English except, when needed, Filipino is used. She gives her all in everything she does.

Jay-Ann T. Mabaga (Grade 1)

Jay-Ann is a single 21 year old who lives with her parents in Doongan (within 1 hour distance from KMMS). She is the 2nd oldest of 6 children; she has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. She loves reading, she also loves children, and has compassion for the poor.

Jay-Ann completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education in Agusan College Incorporated (ACI). As can be seen from her choice of a bachelor’s degree, she prefers to teach older children, but feels that it is God’s plan for her to work in Kingdom Message Ministry School at this time. She teaches in English, yet speaks in her mother tongue when it is needed for better understanding. Her favorite subjects are Biology and English. This is her first year of teaching.

Jay-Ann loves teaching. She believes learning is a big part of a child’s life and she wants to have a part in it.

Maria Victoria Ebuna (Grade 2)

Maria is a single 23 year old and lives in Magallanes with her parents and one sister. She has to travel quite a long distance to get to school. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Secondary Education in Northern Mindanao Colleges in Cabadbaran and came to KMMS with one year of experience in another private school.

Maria wanted to be a teacher since her 3rd grade when she got inspired by her teacher. Even though she prefers to teach high school level, she is very grateful for her job at KMMS as this position gives her the opportunity to follow her dream job and passion. She really enjoys teaching Science and Biology but also MAPEH (music, art, physical education, and health). She instructs her pupils mostly in English, but uses her mother tongue as needed; for example, one student in her class doesn’t speak any English.

Maria plays some guitar and likes to sing in a choir. We are very grateful to have her on board this year.

Christeline D. Alcuizar (Grade 6)

Chisteline is a single 24 year old. She lives with her grandmother very near the school. She is the 2nd oldest of a family of 7. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Elementary Education in Caraga State University and has one year of teaching experience. She loves to teach children, especially the little ones. She loves to teach English and Filipino, instructs mostly in English, but switches to her mother tongue for better understanding

Growing up Christeline herself was a sponsored child, like a majority of KMMS children. She received her scholarship from the Municipality of Butuan City. Christeline is very confident and really enjoys teaching. She has two dreams – she would love to travel around the world and learn how to drive.

New KMMS Teachers

Posted by: Admin | July 5, 2018

The New School Year Has Started!

The new school year 2018-2019 has started and we are glad to inform you that its first three weeks have been running very smoothly. Brother Mark and Sister Rita Jantzi returned from the Philippines a couple of days ago and are pleased to report that the KMMS children are doing well and are happy to see their classmates again.

We are very blessed this year with four new teachers whose profiles we will be able to share with you in the weeks to come. Three of our last-year teachers were offered well-paid positions in the public school system and so three new ones joined us to replace them. One more teacher was hired to accommodate an additional grade as this year we are operating Kindergarten through 8th grade. God is truly moving us on!

Most of the children who attended KMM School last year have also returned this year. Even sixth graders that officially graduated from elementary school can be seen on the KMM School’s premises in the 7th grade. It is a joy to see them desire to continue their education. Some of our last-year’s students changed their residence and therefore their school and a few transferred to public or vocational schools. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors trusting the Lord that He will continue to keep them and guide them. We have also welcomed a number of new pupils from the underprivileged community and are looking forward to seeing them succeed.

Our sponsorship progress this year is as follows:

We appreciate all your continuous support. Without you, the running of the KMM School would be impossible. Thank you for being a part of this on-going, life giving work in the Philippines.

Posted by: Admin | April 15, 2018

Progress of the KMM School

Dear Sponsors and Friends of Kingdom Message Ministry School,

It is with great joy to write this letter concerning the KMM School in the Philippines and the progress that is being made.

At present we have 205 children at the school and their 2017-2018 school term has just ended. Their summer months are in April and May. The new school term of 2018-2019 begins the second week of June.

It has been a very successful year with our second graduation of sixth graders. (In the Philippines, K-6 is elementary, 7-9 is middle school and 10-12 is high school.)

As we have labored in twice-yearly visits at the KMM School, we marvel at its growth and upward progress. The school continues to expand each year beginning with an 8th grade this coming school term. We have also negotiated a new 3-year lease with the landlord. With this new lease we have also acquired the use of another floor in our second building. It was with our previous lease that we began occupying the first floor of the second building. This additional floor will help with extra space to accommodate our growth up to the tenth grade level.

We will begin in April with summer school for those who are in need of reinforcement in reading as well as our summer repairs and reconstruction.

Each year as we add on a grade, it also requires the hiring of an additional teacher. We are very blessed with our current group of teachers and staff at the KMM School. They are very committed and diligent in their vocation to teaching the children. All but one of them will be returning for the new school year.

The greatest blessing is seeing the growth of our children at the school. This will be our 9th year of operation so many that started in Kindergarten will now be in the 8th grade. Many of the children and their parents have expressed great appreciation for the KMM School and the sponsors who enable their children to partake in a private school that, without our help, it would be impossible for them to have a quality Christian education.

Please be assured, beloved sponsors (for that is what they call us in the Philippines), that your contributions and sponsorship of the children is making this all possible.

Thank you and God bless you.

Brother George Herrig
On behalf of the KMMS Stakeholders

Posted by: Admin | January 5, 2018

Teacher’s Day

As each previous year, the Parents’ Association organized the Teacher’s Day to be celebrated in Kingdom Message Ministry School. It was just a small “Thank You” from the children and their parents to the teachers for all their hard work throughout the school year. This year’s Teacher’s Day was a great success. Everybody enjoyed their time together and the teachers were very blessed by the gifts they received.

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Posted by: Admin | January 5, 2018

Educational Awareness

Towards the end of 2017 Kingdom Message Ministry School had a few very special visitors. The local police asked permission to conduct a session with Grade 7 students related to drug usage. Their presentation was very well received. They were also able to join us for our weekly feeding and enjoy the company of our children.

Posted by: Admin | January 5, 2018

Thanksgiving Day

The children of Kingdom Message Ministry School have chosen a day, in which they gave thanks to God for all His goodness towards them during the year of 2017. They would also like to express their gratitude to you, their sponsors and donors, for all you have done for them during this year. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!

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Posted by: Admin | November 4, 2017

Hand Washing

Another Department of Education requirement placed upon the Philippine schools was to instruct the students in how to properly wash their hands. Playing with water – what fun we had!

Posted by: Admin | November 4, 2017

Science Lab and Garden Tools

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors we were able to equip our newly set up science laboratory. Also, we were able to purchase garden tools for agricultural projects as required by the Department of Education for higher grades (Grades 7-8). We are very grateful to all of you who made this possible. Thank you from all our happy pupils.

Posted by: Admin | November 4, 2017

Parents-Teachers Conference

September 22, 2017 marked Parents’ and Teachers’ conference for the first quarter of the school year. Each grade level teacher held meetings with individual parents and their children. The teachers reported the children’s grades to the parents for the first grading period and together they shared ideas how to help their children achieve better grades. They also exchanged thoughts on finding ways to assist the children with their overall improvement.

Posted by: Admin | November 4, 2017

Language Month Celebration

The time had come once again for the Filipinos to celebrate the National Language. In 1937 Filipino was announced to be the official language of the Philippines. This language is a mixture of Spanish words and English alphabets. This year’s celebration theme was called, “Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago” (“Filipino: Language of Change”).

Kingdom Message Ministry School observed the festival by holding a poem, singing, and dancing contest. Our children were divided into two categories. The first category included Kindergarten through Grade 3; the second category included Grades 4 through 7. Pupils of Grade 3 under the advisory of Teacher Adonis Artista won the first category. The second category was won by Grade 5 pupils under the advisory of Teacher Lovella Lapasanda. Everyone enjoyed their time together very much as you can see in their happy faces.

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