Recent News and Updates

Extended Home Learning

For the well-being of our community, we at Brent Subic will continue with our Home Learning program through April 14, 2020. Students will not report to school during this time. It is our goal to resume regular classes on April 15, 2020.

While Home Learning has some limitations, I am confident in our ability to continue with the level of high quality learning for which we are known. There are also opportunities here for students to take on greater ownership of their own education. Parents, thank you very much for providing guidance at home, and students, thank you for showing the grit that comes with being an accomplished learner at Brent school!

As always, we will continue to keep you informed as the situation progresses.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/Upper School Principal

SAT Cancelled – March 14

Brent International School Subic takes its role as an SAT testing center as well as its commitment to health and safety very seriously. Due to increasing concerns surrounding the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines, Brent International School Subic has officially closed as a testing center this Saturday, March 14. Students registered to test at our center will receive an email from College Board regarding next steps and should communicate with them directly for any requests regarding refund or rescheduling.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and look forward to hosting future administrations of the SAT.

COVID-19 Update: March 9, 2020

Dear Brent Family,

The new Coronavirus cases in the Philippines may be creating some anxiety in our community. I invite you to pray for the peace and safety of the Brent Family as a whole.

In addition to prayers, here is an update on our response to the newest cases of Coronavirus. We will continue to follow and take into account various agency recommendations. The situation may change quickly, and we will continue to provide information via email and our website.

Continuing with classes tomorrow, Tuesday, March 10, Brent International School Subic is implementing and recommending the following precautions:

  1. All activities involving the participation of other schools outside of the Brent community will be suspended effective immediately.
  2. The weekly disinfecting with Virosolve will continue every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This includes handrails, door handles, light switches, etc.
  3. The hand sanitizer Sterillium will continue to be available in all areas of the school, including classrooms, offices, security stations, and the cafeteria.
  4. Daily temperature checks of all individuals entering the campus will continue. Students, families, and employees should remain home if they have even mild symptoms of illness out of consideration to the rest of the community.
  5. The self-isolation expectations outlined in our March 1 update remain in full force.
  6. We urge anyone with travel plans outside the country during Easter Break to reconsider. It is possible anyone returning from abroad could be required to self-quarantine by that point. It is also possible to be stranded outside the country making access to resources and online classes difficult.
  7. Prepare a plan for your children to have supervision and internet access in case we need to go to Home Learning. We have been preparing for the possibility for some time.

Thank you for your patience, kindness, and self-discipline as we continue to navigate this situation. God bless.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/Upper School Principal

COVID-19 Update & PTCs

Good day Brent Families,

Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTCs) and all other activities planned for Monday, March 9. There will be no offices open on Monday, either. This comes after the recent diagnosis of multiple new cases of Covid-19 in the Manila area, and the Department of Health’s recommendation that the alert level be raised to “Code Red”.

By cancelling the PTC’s we will be given an extra day to monitor and assess the situation surrounding these new cases in the Philippines.

Fortunately, to date Brent Schools have been able to continue with classes as usual. Our plan is to continue with classes on Tuesday March 10, however, the possibility that the Covid-19 virus spreads more widely is real, and we must all be prepared for the possibility that we are forced to move to Home Learning. We will continue to update you as the situation develops.

In the meantime, I have attached the guidelines we have developed to facilitate high-quality Home Learning should the need arise. Please familiarize yourself with this document and reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

As always, the health of our entire Brent community (students, staff, teachers, and families) remain our top priority and concern.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/Upper School Principal

SAT Info March 14

Brent International School Subic welcomes all students who have registered to take the SAT on our campus on Saturday, March 14, 2020. However, students are advised to be aware of our school’s policies surrounding protection against the spread of Covid-19 during this round of SAT testing.

  1. Students with travel to China (including Special Administrative Regions), Japan, South Korea, Iran, or Italy within 14 days of the testing date are requested to self-isolate and abstain from testing. This also applies to students who have been in close contact with anyone who has travelled to these countries.
  2. Body temperature scans will be conducted upon arrival. Students with a body temperature reading of over 38°C will not be permitted to enter campus.
  3. Parents, caregivers, and drivers are to drop students off at the main entrance. Only students are allowed on campus during the testing period.

Please arrive early to allow for any delays that these measures might create. Students affected by the above policies should contact the College Board with regard to cancellation, rescheduling, or refunds. We thank you for your cooperation as we work to safeguard our staff and students against the ongoing concerns surrounding this global health issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

PTC – March 9, 2020

Our Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Middle/Upper School Conferences will be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) while the Lower School will be held in their respective classrooms. There are sign up sheets posted for you to indicate the time you’d wish to see/meet a teacher.

Covid19 Update – March 1, 2020

Dear Brent Family,

The Centers for Disease Control issued new travel advisories for Italy and Iran, raising them to Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel. Based in part on these new advisories as well as considering the upcoming Easter Break, Brent is updating our guidelines for community members’ self-isolation upon returning from travel.

As we approach Easter Break, all Brent community members should reconsider travel to any country with a CDC level 3 (“Avoid Nonessential Travel”) or State Department level 3 (“Reconsider Travel”) or 4 (“Do Not Travel”) advisory due to COVID-19. The list of affected countries and the warning level changes daily. Please monitor developments through the State Department and CDC websites. Brent is also adding Japan to this list based on the country’s own decision to close down all schools.

All Brent community members returning to the Philippines from China (including special administrative regions), South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran must notify the school level principal and self-isolate for 14 days off campus.

Any individuals who may have been in close contact with someone who has been infected by COVID-19, or who exhibits symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection, should also self-isolate. The self-isolation guidelines may change quickly, so please stay informed. For additional information on how to gauge your risk of COVID-19 infection, see the CDC website.

Thank you,
Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/ Upper School Principal

James L. Gordon Day

On February 14, 2019, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11217 declaring January 17 of every year as Special Non-Working Holiday in the City of Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in recognition of the achievements, contributions and heroism of James Leonard Tagle Gordon.

In accordance, this Friday January 17th will be a special non-working holiday at Brent Subic. There will not be classes and the school will be closed.

Jingle Bell Beach

Ticket Price: Php100.00
Venue: Brent Subic MPH
Date: December 17-18, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM

House Cross Country 2019

We will be having a House Cross Country on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9:15AM to 10:15AM. Parents are invited to watch and there will be a special parents run. They are welcome to join and win a special prize. The event will be held at the Brent Soccer Field.

Christmas, Here We Come!

Christmas Concert and Art Exhibit
Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:30PM
MultiPurpose Hall
Featuring: MS/US Drama, Band and Choir Students

Art Tales

A visual collection of stories by Brent Subic students.

Grade 7, Grades 9-12: November 25-29, 2019
Kinder – Grade 5: December 16-20, 2019

IBDP Info Session

Come and learn more about Brent Subic’s IB Diploma Programme. Join us for the IB Diploma Programme Info Session for Grade 10 Parents and Students. This will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 7:40 AM at the MS/US Library.

PTC – October 7, 2019

Our Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Middle/Upper School Conferences will be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) while the Lower School will be held in their respective classrooms. There are sign up sheets posted for you to indicate the time you’d wish to see/meet a teacher.

Morning Coffee at Brent

I wanted to take this moment to invite you to “Morning Coffee at Brent” on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:30am.
Stay informed, engage in conversation, and have some snacks.
We hope to see you there!

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Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/ Upper School Principal

Philippine Day 2019

Come and join us on FridaySeptember 6, 2019 as we celebrate Brent Subic’s Philippine Day!

Parents and guests are encouraged to join the Parade at 12:00NN to 12:20PM. The Show will follow at 12:20PM to 1:30PM. Other fun activities are lined up for the students after the program.

Everyone is urged to dress up in Filipino costume or wear the colors of the Philippine flag with pride.

We would like to thank our strong Filipino community of parents and teachers/staff for helping organize this event.

Magkita-kita po tayo! See you there!

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Spirit Week 2019

Our Spirit Week will be on September 2-6, 2019. Below are the themes:

Monday – House Rally
Wear your House shirt and wear fancy accessories to match your house team color.

Tuesday – Sports Team Tuesday
Dress up in your favorite sports team’s gear/merchandise. You may also wear the Brent varsity uniform

Wednesday – Famous Wednesday
Dress up as your favorite local or international celebrity (can Athletes, actors/actress, influencers, musicians, etc.

Thursday – Throwback Thursday
Come to school wearing any groovy trends from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s.

Friday – Philippine Day
You may wear the traditional Filipino Barong Tagalog, Baro’t Saya or simply the colors of the Philippine flag.

Everyone is encouraged to participate and show our school spirit!

House Rally 2019

We are inviting you to join our House Rally 2019 on Monday, September 2 at 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Morning Coffee at Brent

I wanted to take this moment to invite you to “Morning Coffee at Brent” on Tuesday, August 27th at 8:30am.
Stay informed, engage in conversation, and have some snacks.
We hope to see you there!

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Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/ Upper School Principal

National Heroes Day

In observance of NATIONAL HEROES DAY, please be informed that Monday, August 26, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

Ninoy Aquino Day

In observance of NINOY AQUINO DAY, please be informed that Wednesday, August 21, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

Eid’l Adha 2019

Dear Brent community,

In observance of Eid’l Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, Brent schools will be closed on Monday, August 12, 2019.
There will be no classes on this day.
Thank you very much and have a wonderful long weekend.

Commencement Ceremony 2019

Please join the Brent Subic community as we celebrate this year’s Commencement Ceremony to be held on May 31, Friday, at 10 AM. The event will be held at Brent Subic’s Multi-Purpose Hall.

IB Night 2019

The IB Department will be holding its annual IB Night with the theme “Celebrating the work of IB Class 2019!” on May 29, Wednesday, at the Brent Subic MPH. The event starts at 6:30 PM.

1st Brent Golf Tournament

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We will be having the 1st Brent Golf Tournament on June 4, 2019 at Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, Carmona, Cavite. Click this link to register. For inquiries, you may contact Ms. Shan Mapa via mobile, 0918 945 5492, or you may send email to alumni@brent.edu.ph.

June 4, 2019
7:30am Shotgun
Green Fee and Buffet lunch c/o Brent
Caddy Fee, Golf cart rental, etc c/o personal account

Change to Academic Calendar

Good day Brent community,

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that we have made a slight change to our academic calendar for this current school year.

We have decided to flip the schedule for Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28.

What this means is the Faculty In-Service day will now be on Monday the 27th of May, while students will attend school on Tuesday the 28th of May. This provides a long weekend for those students who will not have make-up exams, and allows us at the school to better prepare for the end-of-year activities.

Thank you for your flexibility, and as always, supporting Brent Subic. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful day.

Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/Upper School Principal

Festival of the Arts 2019

Click the banner to download the US Concert program.
US Concert – April 25, 6:30PM
LS/MS Concert – May 3, 6:30PM
All Level Art Exhibit – April 25 – May 3

MAP Test Spring 2019

The MAP test for Spring 2019 will be held on April 22 to May 8.

Easter Break 2019

Easter Break 2019
No classes on April 15 – 19
Classes will resume on April 22

Araw ng Kagitingan 2019

In observance of Araw ng Kagitingan, please be informed that Tuesday, April 9, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

Dear Edwina Jr.

Brent International School Subic Presents

Dear Edwina Jr.

Cast
Justin Chen | Gabie Calimlim | David Lee
Valeria Zibule | Kathrina Cudia | LJ Bala
Christine Lim | Paul Park | Kelly Lee
Taewoo Kim | Tamara Achmat | Peter Park
Sally Choi | Karl Cudia | Arial Lee | Zoe Cabalang
and the Dear Edwina Jr. Ensemble

April 4 & 5, 2019 | 6:30PM
Multi Purpose Hall | Php 150.00

Directed by
Louise D. Fernandez

Music by Zina Goldrich Book and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Original New York Production of “Dear Edwina” produced by Daryl Roth

Dear Edwina Jr. is presented through special arrangement with
and all authorized materials are supplied by
Music Theatre International, New York, NY
(212) 541 – 4684 MTISHOWS.COM

Book Week 2019

Reading is my Superpower
Book Week 2019
March 25 – 29, 2019

IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2019

The IB Visual Arts department will be having an exhibit featuring the artworks of IB Visual Arts 12 candidates, Hanna Knill and Julianna Lantape. This will be on March 12 – 15, 2019 at the Brent Atrium.

PTC – March 11, 2019

Our Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Middle/Upper School Conferences will be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) while the Lower School will be held in their respective classrooms. There are sign up sheets posted for you to indicate the time you’d wish to see/meet a teacher.

International Food Festival 2019

Good day Brent Subic community,

The Brent Subic International Food Festival will be held on Saturday March 2, 2019 starting at 5:30PM.

Our parents, students, faculty and staff have been working hard to prepare great food and wonderful performances for the food festival. We hope to see many of you at the soccer field on March 2 to enjoy this great celebration of our school community.

Tickets are now available for purchase from the Brent Subic Bookstore.
Note: If you purchase your tickets at the bookstore before March 2, you will receive a P50 discount on the ticket price.

I hope to see you all this year’s International Food Festival.

Michelle Almanzor
Activities Director
Brent International School Subic

Early Dismissal – January 7, 2019

Good morning Brent Community,

If you are residing in the Binictican area you are aware that we are currently without water. Brent Subic is also without water at this time.

I have spoken with a representative from Subic Water and she has informed me that there is a major line break affecting the entire Binictican area, and that her estimate for repair is about 6 hours.

This means the school must close early today as we do not have enough drinking water, water to prepare lunches, nor water for the proper operation of our sanitation facilities.

Today we will be dismissing…

…Lower School students at 10:50 AM
…Middle and Upper School students at 11:15 AM

It would be greatly appreciated if you could arrange to have your child/children picked up from school at these times.

We sincerely apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Respectfully,

Mr. Brett Petrillo
Headmaster/Upper School Principal

The Christmas County Spelling Bee

A Lower School Christmas Production
December 12-13, 2018
Brent Subic MPH | 6:30PM
Ticket Price: Php 100.00

House Cross Country ’18

We will be having a House Cross Country on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 9:15AM to 10:15AM. Parents are invited to watch and there will be a special parents run at 9:50AM. They are welcome to join and win a special prize. The event will be held at the Brent Soccer Field.

Food Fest ’19 Parent Meeting

We will be holding a Parent Meeting for the Food Festival 2019. This will be on December 5, 2018, Wednesday at 8:00AM. The meeting will be held at the MS/US Library.

IBDP Info Session

Come and learn more about Brent Subic’s IB Diploma Programme. Join us for the IB Diploma Programme Info Session for Grade 10 Parents and Students. This will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 3:00PM – 4:30PM at the MS/US Library.

Bonifacio Day 2018

In observance of Bonifacio Day, please be informed that Friday, November 30, 2018, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

Sparkling Lights of Christmas

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Multi-Purpose Hall
Featuring: MS/US Drama, Choir, Band Students
Click the banner for the Christmas Souvenir Program

The Sparks of Art!

MS/US Art Exhibit
Grade 6 and Upper School
November 26 – 29, 2018
Brent Atrium

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Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018

November 22, 2018
Thursday at 4:30PM
Brent School Grounds

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ISAC Volleyball Tournament 2018

Welcome to Brent Subic for the 2018 Girls’ & Boys’ ISAC Volleyball Tournament! Click the image to open the ISAC website.

PTC – October 8, 2018

Our Parent-Teacher Conferences for this semester will be held on October 8, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Middle and Upper School will hold the event at the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) and the Lower School will be at their respective classrooms.

Please indicate the time you wish to see/meet a teacher on the sign up sheets posted on the bulletin boards in front of the multi-purpose hall (MPH).

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Shortened School Day

Please be informed that we will have a shortened school day on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Clubs will also be cancelled on this day.

Brent Subic is undergoing a self-study process, which is a key component of our re-accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). During the afternoon of September 12th a representative of WASC will be working with our faculty and staff to help us prepare for this process.

The Lower School will be dismissed for the day at 12:45 PM.

The Upper and Middle School will be dismissed for the day at 1:00 PM.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and understanding as we go through the self-study. Our ultimate goal is to become the best school we can be for you and your children.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

@BrentSubic is now on Twitter!

@BrentSubic is now on Twitter! Stay informed and follow along as we celebrate learning!

Philippine Day 2018

Come and join us on Friday,  September 7, 2018 as we celebrate Brent Subic’s Philippine Day! This year’s theme “Bayani Tayong Lahat” (We Are All Heroes) will focus on Filipino Heroes and what it means to be a hero.

Parents and guests are encouraged to join the Parade and watch the Show, taking place from 11:45 – 1:15 pm. If the weather is good, we will have the flag raising ceremony at the parking lot and then continue the parade into the gym for the show. Other fun activities are lined up for the students after the program.

Everyone is urged to dress up in Filipino costume or wear the colors of the Philippine flag with pride.

We would like to thank our strong Filipino community of parents and teachers/staff for helping organize this event. Indeed, you are heroes! Maraming salamat! Thank you!

Magkita-kita po tayo! See you there!

Spirit Week 2018

Join us as we celebrate Spirit Week 2018! Below are the themes of this year’s event which will be held on September 3 to 7.

  • House Rally Monday
  • Tacky Tuesday
  • Animal Day Wednesday
  • Movie Character Thursday
  • Philippine Day Friday

So dress up, have fun, and bring out the spirit in you!

National Heroes Day

In observance of NATIONAL HEROES DAY, please be informed that Monday, August 27, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

Eid al Adha

In observance of “EID AL ADHA”, there will be no school and offices on Wednesday, August 22.

Ninoy Aquino Day

In observance of NINOY AQUINO DAY, please be informed that Tuesday, August 21, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

Open House SY18-19

Come out and meet your teachers, check out your classroom, and see friends! You’re invited to Open House on Monday, August 6. Lower School starts at 9 AM while Middle and Upper School will be at 10:30 AM.

IB Night

The IB Department will be holding its annual IB Night with the theme “Celebrating the work of IB Class 2018!” on May 29, Tuesday, at the Brent Subic MPH. The event starts at 6:30 PM.

Commencement Ceremony

Please join the Brent Subic community as we celebrate this year’s Commencement Ceremony to be held on May 31, Thursday, at 10 AM. The event will be held at Brent Subic’s Multi-Purpose Hall.

Moving Up Day

Our Moving Up Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 30, at the Brent Subic MPH. Below is the schedule of activities.

8:15 AMMoving Up Banner Ceremony
House Champion Award
Moving up Speeches (Grades 5, 8, & 12)
US Major Awards/ Bishop Brent/IB excellence
New Student Council members announcement
9:30 am - 10:45 amMS/US Academic awards Assembly

Baccalaureate Service

Brent Subic seniors, parents, and families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Service on May 29, Tuesday, at 8:15 AM at the Brent Subic Multi-Purpose Hall.

No Classes – May 14, 2018

As per Proclamation 479, signed by President Duterte, Monday May 14th has been declared a special non-working day nationwide. This will allow all citizens to fully exercise their voting rights.

Brent International School Subic will be closed on Monday, May 14.

Festival of the Arts

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Brent International School Subic proudly presents The Little Mermaid Jr! This MS/US production will be shown on March 22 and 23, 2018 at 6:30PM at the Multi-Purpose Hall.

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Math and Science Week 2018

We will be celebrating our Math and Science Week with the theme “A Day in a Life of a Scientist” on March 13-16, 2018.

PTC – March 2018

Our Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Middle/Upper School Conferences will be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) while the Lower School will be held in their respective classrooms. There are sign up sheets posted on the bulletin boards for you to indicate the time you’d wish to see/meet a teacher.

House Field Day 2018

Brent Subic will be having our House Field Day! The event will be held on February 23, 2018, Friday, at 1:30PM at the Brent Field. Parents are invited to come and watch.

IB May 2018 Exam Schedule

Download the IB May 2018 Exam Schedule.

IB Mock Exam Schedule

Download the IB Mock Exam Schedule.

Grades 11 and 12 Exam Schedules

Listed below are the links for the Grades 11 and 12 exam schedules.

House Cross Country

We will be having a House Cross Country on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Parents are invited to attend.

Bonifacio Day 2017

bonifacio_80x80In observance of Bonifacio day, please be informed that Thursday, November 30, 2017, will be a non-working holiday for all Brent Subic employees. There will be no classes.

 

EARCOS Leadership Stories

On October 28, 2017, our very own President and CEO of Brent Schools, Mr. Dick Robbins, presented at the annual East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) Leadership Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr. Robbins spoke of being transformational while addressing over 1,000 educational leaders from all over Asia.

Grade 10 IB Info Session

There will be an IB Info Session for the Grade 10 students and their parents to be held at the Brent Subic MS/US Library on November 23, 2017 at 7:30 AM.

PTC – October 2017

Dear Parents,

Brent International School Subic takes this opportunity to invite you to a conference with your child’s/children’s teachers. Our Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Middle/Upper School Conferences will be held in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) while the Lower School will be held in their respective classrooms. There will be sign up sheets posted on the bulletin boards for you to indicate the time you’d wish to see/meet a teacher.

This event will help you understand the progress your child/children are making. We look forward to meeting you on our PTC Day.

Spirit Week 2017

Show your Brent Subic Spirit and join us as we celebrate Spirit Week! This year will be a little different. We’ll start with a bang on Monday morning with the House Rally, students will wear house uniform all day, and end on Friday with Philippine Day. Below are the themes for our Spirit Week which will be held on September 25 to 29.

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So dress up, have fun, and bring out the spirit in you!

IB Info Session

There will be an IB Info Session for the Grade 12 students and their parents to be held at the Brent Subic MS/US Library on September 14, 2017 at 7:45 AM.