SMAD Welcomes the Year of the Dog with the theme...


“Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018 as One Family of God”

 As a Filipino-Chinese community, the Marisians welcomed the Year of the Dog last February 15, 2018 through a showcase of the different talents of students through singing and dancing. This event was spearheaded and made possible by the SMAD Chinese teachers with the joint efforts of the Elementary and High School Chinese club Moderators and its members.


The activity started with a Doxology led by the Friends of Antoñita…



…and was followed by the Lion Dance and Feeding of the Lion

The Chinese New Year Celebration was formally opened by the GS Chinese Club President, Juan Carlos Jaravata.


Selected Grade 1 boys performed the “Jian Wu” or Sword Dance while the selected Grade 1 girls performed a Chinese Folk Dance..


The Young Dancers guild showcased their dancing prowess through a modern Chinese Dance 


 In ancient times, dance was regarded as a kind of physical exercise that help harmonize the body and mind.



Above ,you can see the Junior Dancers Guild performing a Traditional Dance.

To demonstrate the rich heritage of music that is part of the chinese cultural landscape today, a chinese vocal duet was rendered by the selected Grade 7 students.


Here, below,are the Junior High School Dancers Guild incorporating modern dance moves in their Chinese dance presentation.


Some words of Thanks and Gratitude for the success of the Chinese New Year Celebration was given by the Junior High School Chinese Club Vice-President, Toshiko Iwasaki.


The event was supported by Sister Lina F. Cornelio, F.I., Mrs. Lezel Picardal (GS Activity Coordinator), Dr. Rodilla Tumanda (Principal), and Miss Shirley Genovate (GS Academic Coordinator)