FA Community Bulletin – August 23, 2017

In This Issue:


Dear FA Community Member,

It has been a wet, soggy week so far. The weather has provided some tests of our resolve in coming to school on rainy days when classes are being cancelled all around us. Thank you for trusting us and praying for us as we make those tricky calls early in the morning hours. If you would prefer to pray by name it is Ricky Clarin, Head of Transportation, Deputy Head of School, Mr. Peter Winslade, and myself (Tom Hardeman) as Head of School. The three of us working together make that final call and would greatly appreciate your prayers for wisdom, clarity, and insight.

This week is High School Retreat. All 226 High Schoolers, along with a batch of the High School staff will be heading out to Rizal Re-Creation. Pray for this time together. Pray for God to use the speaker to reach the hearts of all those in attendance. Pray for the students to have a great time and to experience unity and bonding through this retreat. I will be participating as I have every year since 2006 when I first came. Looking forward to it!

Cross country, soccer, and volleyball all have teams competing this sports season. Pray for the teams to bring glory to God on and off the pitch, course, and court, that we might be a testimony to the schools and teams we play against.

Serving together,

Tom Hardeman

Head of School

The Week at A Glance:

August 24

  • Regular School Day
  • HSD Retreat
August 25

  • Regular School Day
  • HSD Retreat
  • MSD Barkada Bash
August 26

  • HSD Retreat
August 28

  • National Heroes Day
August 29

  • Regular School Day
  • MSD Barkada Activity


  • Girls Varsity Soccer Team will take care of your precious little ones so you can go on a date.
  • WIN WIN: you get priceless quality time, & they raise money for their trip to Thailand!
  • Saturday, August 26. 5pm-9pm @ Elementary Covered Court
  • Babies will be snuggled, older kids will choose soccer drills or playground time
  • P100 per child per hr. Supper included! (3rd child or more 50% off; drop off/pick up anytime; 5pm drop off includes supper, 6pm or later does not)
  • To register, email hagen@faith.edu.phby Friday at 8am. (Late registrants also accepted with limitations.)
  • Limited slots available so register now!


Go on a date to support FA girls soccer!


We are so excited to invite you to…..HEARTS CONNECTED (Connecting women to God and to each other).  This is for all women of the Faith Academy community whether single, married, staff, employees or parent.  Join us to Eat.Laugh.Worship! It’s going to be on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 9 am to 12 noon in Tipunan Hall.

You may bring your favorite dish to share but you are NOT required… JUST COME!! We encourage you to forward and share this with as many friends as you like! There is no cost for this event.

Kindly click here to RSVP. Or sign up in the Central Office no later than August 25, 2017. Those who RSVP online by August 25th will be included in a drawing for a special gift! (If you are not able to come this time, please click here to register  so that we can be sure to invite you for the next Hearts Connected Event).

For more info about this event, please contact: Marla Henderson 0929-159-3646 or Sandra Hilario 0917-803-6205.



You Asked, We Checked:  

The New People’s Army (NPA) has become active again in the kidnapping. Laguna is a known hot spot.  Is it safe for the HS department to hold the retreat in the RRC Camp?

The US Embassy gives our school regular updates regarding security risks in the country.  Last year they advised us to look for an alternative venue for the Senior Trip because of security risks in the south.  We heeded their advice and the Seniors went to Baler, Aurora instead.

As of today, there is no known security threat in Laguna that we have received from the US Embassy.  The latest security warning only deals with southern Palawan and Mindanao.  The students’ security is our number one priority and we will not send them to RRC if we are not confident that it will be a safe and enjoyable place for them to hold their retreat.


Larry Paul,

Security Manager



“Life can make me weary and stressed at times,

I want to stop right now though, Lord, and take the time,

To quiet my soul before You,

Speak to me from Your Word, Please refresh me”


I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother;  Like a weaned child is my soul within me

Psalm 131:2


FA Community Bulletin is a weekly publication of Faith Academy. Articles may be submitted to Rita Quimboy at rita.quimboy@faith.edu.ph no later than 12 noon on Tuesdays or you can call 651-7100 ext 120