This grand homecoming is the peak of our 40th anniversary celebration. I surmise that upon entering Gate 5, memories of your school life came into play. Each one has stories to share…stories that speak about sense of wonder in learning, your journey with your mentors, sportsmanship exhibited during your intrams, the language of hope you have whispered to the poor children and parents nearby, the spiritual guidance tirelessly given by our beloved late Father Guzman, Father Lisa, and the rest are to be written in your autobiography. Your stories are part and parcel of how you are now and your personal trajectory.
On the part of Woodrose as an educational institution, we also have stories to share which have a prologue characterized by a great dream passed on to us by St. Josemaria. He inspired us through his words: dream and your dreams will fall short! How we evolved as captured by the exhibit outside this multi-purpose hall says it all!
Let me end by saying thank you, we are sorry, and continue helping us…
- Thank you for the invaluable support you have given us;
- We are sorry for whatever we have done that may have hurt you during your school life. You could fill in the blanks: we could have been less dogmatic and thus less judgmental and more open-minded, more understanding. We have learned so much from you. Tell us more what we can still improve on.
- Continue helping us…in what way? We need teachers in History, Literature, Science, Economics, Business Management. Share your expertise with our young learners. We need mentors. You can be our effective mentors. We need more students. Behind each new student is a new family we are reaching out to. You cannot imagine how happy we are to have more children of our alumnae enrolled in Woodrose.
Let this be a refrain within our 40th year anniversary: thank you, sorry, and help us! We learned this refrain from Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor of St. Josemaria.
Happy 40th anniversary to all of us!
Marielle Benitez (fourth from left) — Photo Courtesy of Mia Montayre
Marielle Benitez, class of 1998, steers the under-16 girls national youth football team to a second-place finish in the AFF Championship in Vientiane, Laos.
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Declutter this summer!
Drop off your old clothes, toys, books, shoes, appliances, and anything and everything else you don’t need at Gate 5, Woodrose School between now and April 29 for the WAA Garage Sale. Kindly label packages “WAA Garage Sale Donations”.
This is a fundraising project of batch 2015 for the benefit of the High School extension building.
Thank you in advance for your donations!
Movie Screening of Beauty and the Beast
by Bubbles de Mesa
The Class of 1984, the first batch to graduate high school from Woodrose, held an exclusive screening of Beauty and the Beast at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center on March 19, 2017. The sold-out screening was part of a series of events planned by the Woodrose alumnae in celebration of the school’s Ruby Anniversary. Aside from the 1984 graduates, many more alumnae came with their families and friends to support the event.
The screening was sponsored by Meralco, as well as URC, which provided all the guests with various snacks including Griffin’s, Mintini Sweet Mint, Nissin Cup Noddles, Calbee, and Nova. URC also sponsored some games before the actual movie screening, the Nissin Cup Pyramid Game and Griffin’s Lucky Bear Game.The winners received gifts packs of Nissin Cup Creamy Searfood and Griffin’s cookies.
Over the next few months until the end of the year, the Woodrose alumnae will be holding events that would serve as an opportunity for alumnae to meet and reconnect with their batchmates as well as other graduates. These events will lead up to the Homecoming on November 18, 2017. We hope to see all of you in every event!
We begin the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Woodrose on the month of the Holy Rosary, this October 2016, with Holy Mass and an offering of 40 roses in prayer and thanksgiving to our patroness, Our Lady of Woodrose.
Isa Lorenzo, Woodrose Class of 1991, one of the eight TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service) Awardees for 2016.
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