Student of the Month

May 2019

At a glance

Each month, Brent Subic’s IB Diploma Programme teachers will choose a student who embodies the featured Learner Profile.

For the month of May, we are featuring a student who embodies the learning profile Reflective.

Seungmin Sim
Tom is the ever quiet guy who listens attentively in class.  Everything he does is methodical and he does not waste his time.  His quiet demeanor does not hide the fact that he has a very deep understanding of things.  This was manifested when he talked about “destiny” in one of the Chapel presentations.  Destiny as a subject is not something that people think about in such depth as Tom has discussed it when he did the TedTalk last year.  It can be sensed that he took a lot of effort and thinking in preparing his talk and he did it with conviction.  He does not talk much nor does he question much but he reflectively forms his opinion based on deep understanding of facts and reality.

Seungmin Sim – Our REFLECTIVE Student of the Month.

Seungmin Sim
Seungmin SimGrade 12T

Francesca HilarioFrancesca Hilario

Francesca is a very positive and persistent student. She gives her all in class and makes sure to consistently ask questions in order for her to learn and develop her skills. Even outside class, she continues to learn with eagerness and isn’t afraid to push her limits. Furthermore, she is a very outgoing student, and therefore works well with others and is always willingly there to help her fellow students. As a fellow classmate and friend, I know that she will have a bright future ahead of her because of her enthusiasm and curiosity to learning.

Francesca has a curious mind and loves to explore the mysteries of life. Cesca is very bold in asking questions because she has the burning passion to learn.

Cesca is an inquirer because she is always the one that asks the questions. Especially in biology, she would ask unique questions to Ms. Senina and always end up having an extra homework about her question.

Francesca Hilario – Our INQUIRER Student of the Month.

an jiwonJiwon An

Danny is a very diligent student but he does not limit himself to the knowledge acquired inside the classroom. He exposes himself on varied activities that helps him widens his understanding of things and ideas both locally and internationally. He is very aware of what is happening in his surroundings and always have a healthy opinion on facts presented before him.

Jiwon An – Our KNOWLEDGEABLE Student of the Month.

elijah ferrerElijah Ferrer

Elijah is an exemplary thinker in our batch. When people our age usually just go with the flow, what is trending or popular, Elijah would often think outside the box. He enjoys going down the path less travelled and discovers and have new experiences rather than going with what is comfortable and less risky. Moreover, he is inherently curious and shows interests in a variety of things. He is open minded about different ideas and shows appreciation to diversity in beliefs and culture. However, the characteristic that I admire about Elijah is his willingness to accept his weakness, that at times his ideas are wrong and improve his shortcomings.

Out of all the candidates, I believe that Elijah is the one that best fits the Thinker Profile. Elijah always demonstrates analytical thinking towards things in and out of class; He does not do things just because everyone else does it. When encountered with issues and problems, he stops to think of proper ways to approach them, always considering the perspectives and ideas of others if they are beneficial in solving the problem or not. Of course, Elijah always considers the ethical factors before doing something big. He shows these thinker traits especially in the club Students for Students, where he thinks of ideas and suggestions that seem small, but are greatly beneficial for those in need-the community of St Francis.

Elijah Ferrer – Our THINKER Student of the Month.

gabriella calimlimGabriella Calimlim

Gabie has never failed to communicate whenever she’s put into a group to work with. She is always willing to help her classmates, given any situation. Gabie is a creative and versatile student who displays the characteristics of a communicator. Gabie exceeds very well in a group environment and can easily grasp into any situation thrown at her. She often takes the leadership role and willingly collaborates with others while expressing her ideas and listening to her group mates’ ideas.

Gabriella Calimlim – Our COMMUNICATOR Student of the Month.

Min Ji NamMin Ji Nam

Sonia Nam is the most responsible student in her batch. She is very level-headed and can see and resolve issues objectively. She is very focused and yet has the ability and sense to be well-rounded. She intentionally did not apply to be an NHS member even if she was invited because she does not want to sacrifice her role as this year’s President of the Student Council. She wants to make sure that she does her job to the best of her abilities. She has the maturity level that helped her make sound decisions but also has the heart to identify and accept limitations both within herself and others.

Sonia Nam is a very hardworking and determined student. She makes sure that everyone is involved and treats them with the upmost respect. She is a student who is committed in making a difference at this school and getting the work done, whatever the consequences, which is seen with how she leads the Student Council.

Javier Antonio RamosJavier Antonio Ramos

Javi is one of the most diligent and hardworking students in the batch. He is always fair and honest.

Min Ji Nam & Javier Antonio Ramos – Our PRINCIPLED Students of the Month.

hanna knillHanna Knill

Hanna is a very good mediator amongst her friends because she has the ability to see things in different perspectives. She is a very good listener and has the gift of discernment which often helped in making a sound opinion on the matter at hand. She is well-respected and is not shy on voicing her thoughts on things no matter how unpopular it might sound to others.

Hanna is very open minded to pretty much anything. No matter what is the situation is, she is always never biased and sees everything and anything in different perspectives. She takes the time to listen to everyone’s opinions even though they are disagreeing to her claim. She may be quiet in class and in person which can also means she is able to listen to everyone’s opinion in class and she also expresses her thoughts and her opinions.

Hanna Knill is always open to appreciate others opinions no matter the situation whether that’s in the class or outside of the classroom. She is able to take out her personal preference in order to put herself in another one shoes to understand their situation and apply her knowledge. She is also not shy in repelling another one’s opinion however she will keep a open mind and accept others criticism and take their opinions into consideration.

Hanna have changed me as a person because i was close-minded and inconsiderate toward others.

Hanna personifies the aspects of open-mindedness. She understands and always takes the time to appreciate different cultures and people’s background. She is open to different perspectives and values everyone’s opinion. She also evaluates her decisions based on different points of views and seeks to grow from the experience. As her friend, I know she was able to withstand difficult situations by keeping mind of everyone’s opinions.

Hanna is the epitome of an open-minded person. She is capable of evaluating all aspects of a situation before stating her own opinion. She will willingly listen to opinions of others and address her feedback with respect. She is able to overcome challenges with confidence as she has the ability to turn a situation around by keeping a positive outlook.

Hanna Knill – Our OPEN-MINDED Student of the Month.

ju yeon choiJu Yeon Choi

Sally has been a very active member of many service organizations in and out of school. She shows genuine care and concern for the feelings of others but this does not cloud her opinion on things. She is very objective and performs her role to the best of her abilities. She can move people to do their share of responsibilites in order for them to be better at their jobs. She does not grab the limelight to be praised. She does her work because she loves what she is doing.

Ju Yeon Choi – Our CARING Student of the Month.

zachery kyle hansesZachery Kyle Hanses

Zach demonstrates the aspects of a risk taker, especially this school year. He became one of the house captains, is part of the varsity council, and joined all three ISAC sports as well as APAC swimming. His biggest challenge this year was taking on football, which was a relatively new sport to him. He pushed himself to his limits and deserves the title of risk taker.

Zachery Kyle Hanses – Our RISK TAKER Student of the Month.

Ju Yeon ChoiJu Yeon Choi

Academics, Extra-curricular activities, sports, relationship, leadership activites, name it and Sally has been excelling or has been an active member of it all. On top it all, her positive outlook in life is contagious. She complains with a smile on her face because she understands that she has to do it anyway and she has to do it really well. She gets stressed just like most if not all of the students because she cares and she always wants to give her best. She expresses her contrary opinions without sounding negative. Her happy personality says it all.

Ju Yeon Choi – Our BALANCED Student of the Month.

Seungmin SimSeungmin Sim

Tom is the ever quiet guy who listens attentively in class. Everything he does is methodical and he does not waste his time. His quiet demeanor does not hide the fact that he has a very deep understanding of things. This was manifested when he talked about “destiny” in one of the Chapel presentations. Destiny as a subject is not something that people think about in such depth as Tom has discussed it when he did the TedTalk last year. It can be sensed that he took a lot of effort and thinking in preparing his talk and he did it with conviction. He does not talk much nor does he question much but he reflectively forms his opinion based on deep understanding of facts and reality.

Seungmin Sim – Our REFLECTIVE Student of the Month.