FA Community Bulletin – February 13, 2019

In This Issue:


Dear Faith Academy Community Member,

Boy, it’s quiet around here! But wait a minute, aren’t the Middle Schoolers gone on their annual Outdoor Education week? Ah ha, that explains it! J Right now our middle school munchkins are traipsing around Corregidor Island, having a grand time learning from hands-on experiences. All reports are great so far. Pray for continued safety and for the Spirit of the Lord to fall fresh on all involved through their times of praise and worship.

This week we host the girls’ Asia Christian School Conference (ACSC) basketball tournament. Starting today, Wednesday, eight teams, counting our own Lady Vanguards, will be competing for top honors in this exciting event. Come on out and cheer for our Vanguards! Pray for great testimony on and off the courts …and in the stands!J

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) update: Thank you for those who provided feedback and input for our discussion regarding how to go forward with our IGCSE curriculum and testing. After much prayer and discussion, it was decided by the Administration that the best way forward for us is to officially depart from IGCSE membership. This means we will not officially offer IGCSE courses for credit through IGCSE nor will we offer IGCSE testing services. There are a couple of courses for which we will most likely maintain the IGCSE curriculum as they fit well with our program.

Serving with you,

Tom Hardeman

Head of School

The Week At A Glance:

February 14

  • Regular school day
  • MSD OE
  • ACSC Boys BB Korea
  • ACSC Girls BB @ FA
February 15

  • Regular school day
  • MSD OE homeward bound
  • ACSC Boys BB Korea
  • ACSC Girls BB @ FA
February 16

  • ACSC Boys BB Korea
  • ACSC Girls BB @ FA
  • HSD Academic Bowl @ ISM
February 18

  • NO SCHOOL (PK-Gr.12)
  • Staff Work Day
  • MSD Recovery Day
February 19

  • Regular school day
  • ESD/MSD Chapel


The 2019 Vehicle Stickers are now available for purchase in the Business Office. The Valley Golf and Country Club has increased the price to 1200 pesos for each vehicle. Please bring a copy of your OR (Official Receipt) for each vehicle. If you have not previously purchased a sticker for your vehicle we will also need to have a copy of your CR (Certificate of registration). For those who have recently purchased a vehicle please bring the deed of sale and copy of the OR.

Faith Academy Security will be reminding drivers of the need to purchase the 2019 sticker. As of February 11, 2019, the Faith Academy security guards will begin the process of pulling drivers without stickers aside to remind drivers to get the sticker.

For those of you who are not aware, Faith Academy purchases a special blue colored sticker from Valley Golf and Country Club as required for passing through the Valley Golf area. While the Golf Club sells other stickers, the blue one, is unique to Faith Academy and is used for entrance onto the Faith campus.


Faith Academy is now requiring all private drivers to have an official Faith Academy ID and lanyard. Please visit the Business Office to arrange for the private driver ID. The cost is 250 pesos.

For those interested in having private drivers park on campus, please visit the  the Business Office.

Frank Cherry

Business Office



Movies, television and culture-at-large often demean and belittle the role of fatherhood.  Dads are portrayed as inept and aloof men who’s best contribution to the family is the paycheck they bring home and a willingness to resign to “whatever Mom says.”  However, studies consistently confirm what the Bible reveals, THE WORLD NEEDS A FATHER.

Founded on common sense, decades of global studies and biblical principals for healthy families, THE WORLD NEEDS A FATHER is a global movement of dads committed to building unbreakable families and a healthy community. TWNAF helps fathers bring heaven home.

This life-changing, father-affirming seminar is coming to Faith Academy on Tuesday morning, February 26th, 8am-12noon.   The event is FREE and will be held in rooms Cadd 119-120.

THE WORLD NEEDS A FATHER is presented by BRIDGE for dads of Faith Academy students, in conjunction with the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to [email protected]edu.ph with “rsvp THWNAF” in the subject line


Save the date and join us for the “All School International Potluck, Picnic” on Tuesday, February 26th at the Elementary Soccer Field from 2-4:30 pm.

The PAC committee received such positive feedback from last semester’s All School Picnic that we decided to merge the annual International Potluck (where you bring a dish from your culture) with the picnic style.

Since we are such a diverse community, whenever we gather, for any occasion, it is an international day of fun!  Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, games, and food to share (enough for 8 – 10 people).  We will also have a time of worship!

~ PAC Committee


Register and submit your payment to the Faith Academy Business Office until February 12th!  (Dorm Style Room: P2700 / Family Room: P3200 – Limited Space Left!)

Ladies, come join us as we press pause on our busy lives and get away for a fun weekend together. Time to rest, relax, and refresh ourselves in worship, God’s Word, and creation. We are excited to have Deonna Tan-Chi come and share with us on Saturday morning. February 22-24, 2019 at Rizal Re-Creation Center.

We hope that you can make this time for yourself – register here, bring a friend and get ready to make some new ones!


We can do nothing without prayer. All things can be done by importunate prayer. It surmounts or removes all obstacles, overcomes every resisting force and gains its ends in the face of invincible hindrances. ~ E.M. Bounds

Friends, let’s come together and pray for our school and our community!

Tuesday mornings at 7:15 am in the Tipunan Prayer Room.

“Oh, worship the King, all glorious above.
Oh, gratefully sing his power and his love;
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise..”

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come before Him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness  1 Chronicles 16:29

FA Community Bulletin is a weekly publication of Faith Academy. Articles may be submitted to Rita Quimboy at [email protected] no later than 12 noon on Tuesdays or you can call 651-7100 ext 120