By Maya M. Padillo
Kids looking cute and gorgeous in their different costumes and performances are what make the yearly Moving Up activity the most anticipated event of Stockbridge American International School (SAIS).
With this year’s theme: “Oh, the places we’ll go!”, the event was highlighted with different careers that these tots would like to become someday: a police officer, soldier, fire officer, zookeeper, chef, pilot, cabin crew, and more.
The kids look cute and adorable on stage performing confidently.
The school’s Moving Up held recently at the activity center of Abreeza Mall, opened with a parade of Graduates of the preschool students. Dressed in their togas, the graduates walked proudly with their parents.
Students were also recognized for their achievements during their preschool years. It was highlighted with their exciting journey filled with exploration and discovery of new things; challenges that were courageously conquered; skills that were strengthened and goals which used to be as tall as Mt. Everest were achieved.
They were rewarded with certificates and medals for their academic achievements.
Another part of the ceremony that makes this event very special was the graduates’ tribute to their parents, thanking their parents and guardians of their love and support through their preschool years.
The program was capped by the kids’ singing of the Stockbridge community song and a photo opportunity with the school’s mascot Stocky.
Stockbridge American International School formerly Tumble Tots Philippines is welcoming recent developments as we transition to a new American International School. Recently, a partnership was forged with Nacel International School System (NISS) to offer excellent American education based on American standards and an international curriculum that allow students to access study in a variety of countries and cultures; all within the same K-12 educational system.
The NISS manages overseas educational projects with branches all over the world. NISS aims to convey its high quality American-internationalized education to other countries, preparing students of all ages for success in an ever-increasing global community. NISS cultivates relationships and partnerships with key players in the educational and international fields. It has offices and affiliates in more than 50 countries, providing an excellent network of liaisons and resources. Locations include: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador , Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.
The new SAIS program provides the best of liberal international education through the promotion of creativity, individualism, problem solving skills, research tools, and the use of various learning programs for all subjects from preschool to early primary years. The school incorporates the best in the Minnesota State Academic Standards, Common Core Standards, and Department of Education Standards.
SAIS is the first and only American International School in Davao and in Mindanao offering DepEd recognized curriculum and following American state standards. Kinder Graduates 2016 will receive International Diploma from partner school in USA St. Paul Prep School (Minneapolis, USA). SAIS is now accepting up to Grade 3 for SY 2017-18.
Stockbridge American International School offers Early Childhood Programs from 6 months to 5 years old and K12 programs from 5 to 8 years old. For inquiries, you may visit them at (Davao) Stockbridge Building, Mabini corner Araullo Street, Davao City (call 225-1847 or 0922-250-1492) or (GenSan) JIB Building, Lleon Llido Street, City Heights, General Santos City (call 301-0111 or 0923-659-5469).