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First Time Online Viewing of Grades Stirs Excitement

At exactly 12:00am of September 27, DLSZ parents began accessing their children’s grades via the family portal and for the first hour, 215 parents have already viewed.  By 5:25 pm, 2,937 have successfully logged in.  In the convenience of their home, in their offices, or while on the road, they were able to see the results of their children’s performance in school.

Not to be left out in the excitement, DLSZ’s Br. Rafe Donato FSC Night High School (BRafeNHS) had their viewing of grades a week ahead, trailblazing the way for the rest.

Indeed, DLSZ’s enhancement of this service is just the beginning of creating the future that we desire!

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Globe Telecom Philippines recently solidified its intent to partner with DLSZ’s sports program. DLSZ President Br Dennis Magbanua, FSC, and Globe Telecom Inc. CEO Mr Ernest Cu with Green Archer United FC Team Manager Mr Monchu Garcia, inked a memorandum of agreement last September 18, 2012 that formalized Globe’s support for DLSZ’s football program in the next seven years. Watch for the grand unfolding of this Globe sponsored ‘event’ this coming January 2013 — the first of its kind for any Philippine K-12 educational institution.


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DLSZ Commences Online Viewing of Grades on September 27

De La Salle Santiago Zobel (DLSZ) School’s continuing effort in improving its academic services has taken a step further through the implementation of the online viewing of grades. In this way, parents can readily access their child’s grades without leaving their houses or taking a day off from work. This innovation proves that DLSZ finds ways to maximize the use of technology. De La Salle Santiago Zobel is one of the first basic education schools in the Philippines to forgo printed report cards. Truly, this institution creates your desired future today.

To commence this new method, the first term grades of DLSZ students will be viewable online this Thursday, September 27, 2012.

In viewing the grades, please be guided by the steps below:

  1. Log on to the Family Portal using your Family Account.
  2. Once logged in, click the View Grades button below the name of your child.
  3. A window with reminders will appear. Click the “I have read the reminders above.” statement.
  4. Press View Grades Now.
  5. Press Print if you wish to have a copy.

Should you encounter any difficulty, please email for assistance.

The parent-teacher conference is scheduled on Friday, September 28, 2012. There will be no classes on this day. The homeroom advisers and subject teachers will be available to meet with you in their respective classrooms from 8:00am – 12:00pm.

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NAUCP Accredits DLSZ As One of Its Members

De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ), thru the Social Action Office, has passed all necessary requirements as a UNESCO Club and is now an accredited member of the National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NAUCP) Inc.

DLSZ is “now part of a global grassroots movement that develops understanding and support for UNESCO and its programmes”.

Being a member of the UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines entails a number of benefits:

  • THE DLSZ programs, services and activities (e.g. SAO in the fields of literacy & education, training, environmental protection, cultural appreciation, exposure and outreach activities, advocacy, ALE & exchange program for LS Partners; SCAO for its ALE for students; CAO’s face to faith and other socio-cultural programs) will be recognized by the UNESCO Philippines and UNESCO International because it does not only promote the realization of our Lasallian Mission but also contributes to the UNESCO’areas of work, and the realization of our country’s Millennium Development Goals and other national and international development efforts towards personal and social transformation.
  • We can get the support of UNESCO clubs to help us strengthen and provide more offerings for socio-cultural activities, alternative learning experiences (classroom and field trips) to our students.
  • We can avail of the trainings and other capacity building sponsored by the National and International UNESCO either free of charge or with discounts.
  • We can assist UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines in evolving policies and standards in facilitating the attainment of quality education for all and lifelong learning for sustainable development; advocating for science knowledge and policy for sustainable development; addressing emerging social and ethical challenges; fostering cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace; contributing to building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.
  • We can help to establish and implement feasible projects and mechanisms for the promotion of networking among institutions for upgrading the professional growth of UNESCO Clubs officers and members in the Philippines;
  • We have a strong ally to undertake a nationwide advocacy campaign complementary to National Commissions’ effort in the promotion of peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication, and information.
  • We can establish close coordination and linkages with other international organizations particularly the Asia Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (AFUCA) and World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA);
  • Our membership in UNESCO and other upcoming engagements will help us also to meet the following CBMs stated in our AVATARS:

1. Achievement in Arts, Sports & Academic

  • Intensify and expand student programs to be able to provide opportunities for them to excel in academics,    performing arts and visual arts, and sports

2. Accessibility to Lasallian Education

  • Create programs that will cultivate a culture that is more sensitive and caring to the poor, the foreign students, and children with special needs

3. Relationship Building among Lasallians

  • Develop and sustain linkages with various entities for educational enrichment and social transformation

4. Service to Society and the Environment

  • Expand and strengthen partnerships with relevant government agencies, non-government organizations (NGO) and public schools.
  • Heighten the involvement of the school in environmental conservation efforts.Photo credit: National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NAUCP) Inc.

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Andrea Orbeta Shoots Triumph in Tri Meet Indoor Archery Competition

In the recently concluded Tri Meet (La Salle, Ateneo and UP) Indoor Archery Competition, Andrea Catalina Pardo Orbeta (DLSZ 2013) hauled two gold medals and a silver medal in the qualifying round, olympic round, and team event respectively held last September 23, 2012 at De La Salle University in Taft, Manila.

Andrea competed against 18 women archers in the qualifying while her tandem with Gino Quinio from DLSU landed them in second place, losing only by one point.

“This was Andrea’s first indoor archery event. She normally competes outdoor 40-70 meters, so this was a big change for her. I am glad she did very well,” shared Mrs. Yvette Orbeta, Andrea’s mother.

She is set to compete in another tournament next week at the Manila Polo Club as she is also part of their Archery Team.

Congratulations, Andrea! Animo La Salle!

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Luntiang Binhi Writers Bag Four Medals in Division Press Conference

Luntiang Binhi Publication (LBP), the official student publication of Brother Rafael Donato Night High School (BrafeNHS), won two gold and two silver medals in the recently concluded Muntinlupa Division Press Conference with the theme, “The Role of Campus Journalism in Creating Future Leaders,” held last September 18-21, Southernside Montessori School, Muntinlupa City.

Elijah Felice E. Rosales (V-B St. Zita) emerged as champion in Sports Writing, and second place in News Writing, both in English category.

Furthermore, Nica J. Bangcuyo (7-C St. Bernadette) topped the Filipino Editorial Writing while Elizabeth V. Dequiña (V-B St. Zita) ranked second in Filipino News Writing.

Mr. Mark Anthony V. Bercando, LBP Adviser, trained and accompanied the participants in the said contest.

LBP presently competes in the 2012 Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (RSSPC) being held at St. Mary’s Academy-Caloocan. The RSSPC winners will represent NCR in the National Schools Press Conference (NSPC 2013) which will take place in Tacloban City, Leyte.

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Br.Superior-General Exhorts All Lasallians To Create Bonds of Peace

Br. Superior-General Alvaro Rodriguez FSC called upon all Lasallians throughout the world to observe the International Lasallian Days of Peace from September 21 to October 21 by promoting and defending the rights of the children and adolescents.  Below is the complete transcript of his message in English:

“For the Peace Day this year the theme  proposed was to create bonds of peace together and the question along with that was: How can we be agents of peace for the children of our world?

“Our Founder asked us to always start from reality as the place where we can find God’s call in our regard and to collaborate in his plan of salvation. Today, unfortunately, the reality we are presented with regarding children and peace is tragic and it is a call for solidarity and commitment. We could recall as a very sad reminder the thousands of children that have been killed in the military conflict recently in Syria.

“As I have mentioned on other occasions the defense of the rights of the child should be a characteristic trait of all Lasallians. Our recent General Chapters invite us to be more aware of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, approved in 1989, to cooperate with organizations that work for the promotion of these rights, and to be attentive to the violation of these rights, alerting authorities in such cases.

“There are situations to which we cannot remain indifferent. Today we hear about more than 250,000 boy and girl “soldiers;” 275 million children who each year witness acts of domestic violence (“with devastating psychological consequences that may mark them for life”); 218 million children obliged to work – and, therefore, without the possibility of studying –; more than 126 million used in dangerous practices, intrinsically violent ones; 5.7 million children forced to work in payment of debts, 1.8 million involved in prostitution and pornography, and 1.2 million who are victims of trafficking for that purpose.

“We know that today, to the great disgrace of societies in the North as well as in the South, children constitute the most fragile and vulnerable link. It is a drama that knows no geographic or social borders and it also strikes millions of minors in financially advanced countries, because its roots are hidden in a culture and in behavior that does not recognize the child as a bearer of rights or as persons to whom you have to listen with much attention.

“As an Institute we came into being for children and their defense and we need to have that posture deeply rooted in our hearts and the heart of all those who share the Lasallian mission. Education gives us many possibilities to do this. It is not just about combating everything that is opposed to the rights of children and adolescents but it also deals with preventing any form of violence, recalling that children and young people today in our classrooms will be the men and women of tomorrow who, with their convictions and attitudes, will be able to change any kind of practice that is seen to be to the detriment of children.

“Young Lasallians, we are counting on you to make the Defense of the Rights of the Child a banner of our Lasallian family. What can you do? I think that you can do a lot, whether by direct volunteer service or active participation in local organizations that work to defend the rights of children, or by respectful and cordial treatment of the children you relate with. This is our concrete way of creating bonds of peace together.”  (Taken from

In response to this call, the International Council of Young Lasallians (ICYL) has issued an invitation for all Lasallian schools, groups and communities to come together around the theme of Peace.  ICYL is encouraging every Lasallian to share his/her thoughts and feelings about ways to promote in our communities the International Lasallian Days for Peace and to send a clear message that Lasallians are not only committed to praying for peace, but that we also need to take specific actions to nurture peace, first in our own lives and then within our communities!

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Notice of DLSZ Offices Shutdown on Sept. 26, 3:30-4:15PM

DLSZ offices will be closed on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 3:30-4:15PM to allow the Administrative Service Personnel (ASP) and Staff to attend the Town Hall Assembly (THA).

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DLSP Central House Bulletin-5th Edition

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De La Salle Philippines has released the 5th issue of the Brothers’ Central House Bulletin.

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