Rigour is synonymous to extreme thoroughness, meticulousness, strictness, and carefulness. Often, educators equate rigour with difficulty. However, academically rigorous learning experiences mean sufficient and appropriate challenge for students, not simply difficult. Rigorous experiences motivate students to learn more and learn it more deeply, while giving them a sense of personal achievement when they overcome the learning challenge. Lessons that are simply difficult will more likely lead to disengagement, resentment, and frustration (Glossary of Educational Reform).
South Mansfield students are not only proficient in academics and values. Our athletes have also been winning in basketball, volleyball, futsal and in other sports in inter-school competitions.
South Mansfield athletes once again demonstrated their skills in sports! The Grade School Basketball varsity defeated their opponents in the recently-concluded League of Southern Manila Schools (LSMS) Basketball Tournament held at Brent International School—Manila last December 01, 2018. The team composed of Amos Cruz, Rhys Evangelista, Dylan Del Rio, Yñigo Delen, Jahlil Cartagena, Jamez Buenaventura, Ian Batistiana, Pablo Gonzalez, Prince Salinas, Jed Clavecilla, Heherson Sarenas, Amatheus Ladia, Luis Gargollo, and Jax Patdu, ranked second in their bracket defeating schools such as St. Michael Laguna, Casa del Niño Montessori School, and University of Perpetual Help System Laguna.
South Mansfield students demonstrate growth mindset and grit in an array of activities whether inside or outside the school.
Last November 10, 2018, the Royals Chorale won 3rd Runner-up in the Muntinlupa Inter-School Choir Competition with their heartwarming rendition of Christmas songs. The competition was held at the Muntinlupa City Sports Complex. The SMC Chorale is under the baton of Mr. Kiefer Hernandez.
South Mansfield College enhances leadership potentials and capabilities of the students through varied activities. Leadership is also part of the curriculum.
This year, 14 high school students represented the school extraordinarily well and gave the school prestige during the 30th YMCA National Assembly of Students in Baguio City.
Last November 3-6, 2018, our high school students stood out and became a team to beat by actively participating in the different activities during the national convention for the youth.
The following are the prestigious awards that our SMC Royals received during the conference:
1.Most Outstanding Delegation for 3 consecutive years
2.Outstanding Delegates—Reggie Mae Novelo & Francine Belen
3.Loyalty Awardees—Reggie Mae Novelo, Francine Belen, and Sarah Wileman
4.Committee Chairs—Dianne Villena, Miguel Secuando, Francine Belen, and Reggie Mae Novelo
5.Best Resolution—Dianne Villena
6.First Runner-up—Mr. YMCA Lakan 2018—Miguel Secuando
The delegation was composed of Matthew Gante, Spencer Fritz Petalio, Fonteriza Pasatiempo, Fatima Rabanera, KC Ambing, Andrea Li Santos, Chantel Peji, Natalie Hirshbein, and Alexandra Castillejo.
The YMCA National Assembly of High School Students is a gathering of selected student leaders from different public and private high schools nationwide. This year, around 800 delegates participated in resolution writing and other meaningful activities. The assembly is a venue by which they could share their views and ideas about current issues and concerns affecting their lives. They are provided an opportunity to formulate concrete plan of actions that they may implement in their respective schools.