The SVCS Shalom Club was established in 2012, an opportune time for San Vicente Catholic School with the 50 th Anniversary of Vatican Council II and the opening of the Year of Faith. The Club strives to represent both the fruit of and action for the mission of Jesus and works to bring about peace and justice locally and globally.
The membership of the Club consists of students from grades 6 through 8. With the Club being fairly new, it is hoped that its student membership will increase.
During the school year, SVCS Shalom Club organized various activities to serve as a reminder that we are all a living instruments of peace, despite our differences.
My Personal Resolution to Peace in our School
September 9-13, 2013
With the assistance of the parents, student wrote a personal resolution/oath to bring peace to the school that was placed on the Shalom Dove. Students discussed the importance of creating and maintaining a culture of peace in the school. It was also an opportunity to discuss sections of the Student Handbook that touches on positive character and rules pertaining to bullying, etc.
Peace Day Prayer Service
September 20, 2013
Wave for Peace
September 20, 2013
In observance of the International Day of Peace “Peace Day,” students, families, faculty and staff joined our Shalom Club for its very first Wave for Peace. The Wave for Peace took place in Barrigada.
Students, teachers, parents, and families were invited to make signs encouraging peace.
Peace Pole Design Contest
San Vicente Catholic School coordinated a Peace Pole Design Contest for all Homeroom Classes that were interested in participating. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners were published and featured on the Pacific Daily News. The model will be used to construct the school’s peace pole which has yet to be constructed.
Human Rights T-Shirt Design Contest
January 27, 2014
San Vicente Catholic School (SVCS) held a Human Rights T-Shirt Design contest in observance of Human Rights Day and part of its Catholic Schools Week festivities. The school’s 6th – 8th graders were tasked to design a t-shirt advocating the respect of human rights. This activity was coordinated by the Middle School Language Arts teacher and SVCS Catholic School Chairperson, Mrs. Belen De Fant and was sponsored by the SVCS Shalom Club. The contest was judged by Ms. Alicia Limtiaco, the United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, Mrs. Tina Blas, SVCS grandparent and wife of the former Lt. Gov. Frank F. Blas, and Ms. Ann Leon Guerrero, SVCS teacher.
Here is a list of some recent reports and resources in English and Spanish, which may be of interest.
Building a New Agricultural Future: Supporting Agro-Ecology for People and Planet was recently published by Oxfam (http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/
Talitha-Kum launches a counter trafficking campaign at 2014 FIFA World Cup. For details, visithttp://gritopelavida.blogspot.
Human trafficking affects nearly 6 million children in the world http://bice.org/en/news/news/
State of the World’s Children 2014 by UNICEF, marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Children, summarizes a quarter century of efforts to ensure that children’s rights are respected. While the situation of children has improved in many countries, the mortality rate of those under five years of age (18,000 per year) is alarming. Read more inEnglish and Spanish; full UNICEF report in English and Spanish.
Welcome to the San Vicente Catholic School family and our official website!
Here at San Vicente Catholic School, we are proud of each and every one of our students. Our school family fosters an environment of trust, in which all can experience mutual respect, reverence for each person and cooperation. Upon entering our school, visitors are welcomed by friendly faces and a nurturing environment in which students are challenged to do their best, both in academics and extra-curricular activities.
As you view our website, you will undoubtedly witness our lived mission. You will see that with faith formation at the heart of all we do, our academic, athletic, and spiritual programs flourish, where students grow in body, mind and spirit.
We invite you to learn more about San Vicente Catholic School. It is truly the students, the parents, the faculty, the staff and the administration working together that keeps the San Vicente School spirit vibrant and dynamic.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.
In Christ Jesus, Sister Joseph Ann Quinene, SSND Principal
RENWEB AFFILIATIONSan Vicente Catholic School utilizes an integrated school management software to more efficiently and effectively communicate with our parents. Parents are able to access their children’s grades, teacher lesson plans, and homework any time of the day or night!