OPENING OF SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016
(June 10, 2015)
It is a beautiful morning to start the school year. And I am so happy and eager to welcome all of you. Welcome back to St. Anthony School… a school with faculty and staff who are “high-spirited” and “generous” to serve those who are enrolled here.
I would like all of us to start the school year on a positive or warm spirit. I am so happy that we are opening the new school year three days before we celebrate the feast of our patron saint, St. Anthony. We seek for his intercession. Through his prayers and guidance, may you come here everyday not only to face the rigors of secular education but, more importantly, to have the willingness to embrace the core values of this institution and get to know deeper our Lord Jesus Christ.
The “banderitas” that welcomes you signifies “celebration”… a “fiesta atmosphere”… a happy atmosphere. I wish that all of you celebrate your daily stay at St. Anthony… celebrate your education… celebrate your friendship with your old and new classmates… celebrate the service of your teachers as this school year, we are celebrating the 80th year of our foundation.
We hope to have a meaningful celebration… full of fun-filled activities… memorable activities that will make St. Anthony a place where one can happily learn, where one can joyously experience the love of God and the love of neighbor, where one can celebrate learning and growing.
With this, by the authority vested in me by our Superintendent, the Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence Luis Antonio Tagle, I now officially declare the school year 2015-2016 open.
REV. FR. EMILIO A. ASCAÑO, LRMS