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.

Posted by: Admin | August 28, 2017

Feeding Program Resumed

After numerous changes and activities during the first few weeks things have settled down to a normal routine and we were able to resume our favorite weekly feeding program. As in previous years, the parents took the responsibility for preparing nutritional food for both the children and the staff. You can see the grateful faces of the recipients, which are saying, “Thank you for all your care for us.”

Posted by: Admin | August 28, 2017

2017 Nutrition Month Celebration

As each year, Kingdom Message Ministry School celebrated the mandatory Nutrition Month as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. This year’s theme was “Healthy diet, gawing habit – for life!” (“Healthy diet – make it a habit for life!”)

The National Nutrition Council aimed to achieve the following objectives in the schools with this activity:

  1. Promote the consumption of healthier foods and discourage the eating of unhealthy foods
  2. Encourage families and individuals to eat a balanced diet with a variety of food in the right quantity and maintain an ideal body weight to reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases
  3. Create awareness among them on making the right choices of food
  4. Encourage the food industry, producers, distributors, and farmers to make healthy foods available to all

KMMS’s activities were very successful. Everyone was very cooperative and enjoyed their time together.

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Posted by: Admin | August 28, 2017

Teacher’s Seminar

When the last week in July approached, the School Division Superintendent called all teachers to attend a seminar on Classroom Management. Our teachers very much appreciated this opportunity and gained much knowledge which they have already begun to put into practice. You can see their happy faces in the pictures below.

Posted by: Admin | August 28, 2017

New School Premises

Dear Sponsors and Supporters of Kingdom Message Ministry School,

In July we were able to show you how our school building was taken apart and then put back together (to view the pictures, please follow this link). This time we would like to show you at least some of the premises in their 2017 final state. We are so blessed to know that all the summer reconstruction was finished in time for the new school year and we can again enjoy our classrooms and offices to their fullest capacity.

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Posted by: Admin | June 26, 2017

Summer 2017 in the Philippines

Greetings from the Philippines! The new school year 2017-2018 has started and everyone is happy to be together once again. Before we get to introduce to you our new faculty and staff and show you our children in their new uniforms, we would like to show you the exciting changes our school building had gone through over the summer months (April & May).

During the course of the last school year it was discovered that termites damaged much of the main building. The owner of the property scheduled major remodeling for the summer and kept his word. A number of workers spent several weeks taking apart and putting back together what would once again become “our” school.

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Once the pillars and walls were back in their places, the cleaning/painting/decorating crew of parents, teachers and students stepped into their places and got the classrooms ready to receive their little people. We are very grateful for all those who rendered their services as well as all those who made it possible by donating their resources. May the Lord bless you for your generosity.

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Posted by: Admin | April 11, 2017

KMM School’s First Graduates

It is hard to believe that the school year 2016-2017 has already come to an end. It is even harder to believe that we have completed the 7th year of operating Kingdom Message Ministry School. Even though these numbers may not mean much to most people, they are very significant to us. Concluding the 7th year brings with it our first graduates! How is this possible? In order to understand this, we need to share with you more about the Philippine education system.

Prior to 2011, the number of years of formal schooling in the Philippines used to be one of the shortest in the world (only Angola and Djibouti shared the 10-year basic-education structure). The educational ladder had a 6+4 structure, (i.e., six years of elementary education and four years of secondary education). However, major educational reforms have been implemented to lengthen formal schooling to 12 years on a 6+4+2 structure. A year of kindergarten has also been added, with children beginning their formal education at the age of 5 (versus 7 previously) starting with the academic year 2011-2012. [Note: Philippine private schools, including KMMS, have operated a seven-year curriculum starting a year earlier than public schools.] The extra two years in the 12-year basic education program have been added at the senior high school level, which is an entirely new tier of the education system designed to better prepare students for higher studies or the job market.[1]

With KMM School completing the 7th year of its operation, our first Kindergarteners turned into our first elementary education Graduates. We are very blessed to see these children succeed and are looking forward to awarding the Certificate of Graduation to their younger friends in the years to come.

[1] http://wenr.wes.org/2015/06/education-philippines

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