Monday, June 17, 2019


As Tapulanga Foundation held its 8th Silay Summer Workshop this 2019, 125 students received their certificates last May 31 for completing the month-long workshops from different classes such as Baking, Basic and Advanced Drawing and Painting, Guitar, Hip Hop Dance and Swimming.

The foundation is truly blessed and thankful to all the sponsors and donors who made possible for scholars to join the workshops, especially AY Foundation, our major sponsor and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. and Norconsult Management Services, Phils., our minor sponsors. Thank you also to all the students who participated and gave their best in learning.

To all the coaches and teachers who shared their passion to the students: Coach Jubal Zayco, assisted by Alyzandra Gwyneth Dingcong and Erika Dane Zayco for Swimming; Sir Ramon De Los Santos, assisted by Myron De Los Santos for Basic and Advanced Drawing and Painting; Sir Jun Davo for Guitar; Sir Champ Tipon, assisted by Dhenice Armada and Vincent Soluta for Hip Hop Dance; and Annelie Paul and Franzi Osterrieder for Baking, we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!


To God be all the glory! 

You can view photos of the workshop:

May 6-10, 2019 (Week 1)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Morning Session) Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Afternoon Session) Click Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop Class:Click Here
Swimming CampClick Here

May 13-17, 2019 (Week 2)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Morning Session) Click Here 
Basic and Advance Drawing and Painting: (Afternoon Session)Click Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop ClassClick Here
Swimming CampClick Here

May 20-24, 2019 (Week 3)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and PaintingClick Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop ClassClick Here
Swimming CampClick Here

May 27-30, 2019 (Week 4)
Baking Camp: Click Here
Basic and Advance Drawing and PaintingClick Here
Guitar ClassClick Here
Hip Hop ClassClick Here
Swimming CampClick Here

Graduation (May 31, 2019):  Click Here






















Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Baking workshop

This year the school didn't only offer swimming, drawing and painting, hip hop and guitar classes but also  baking class which Annelie and I were in charge of.


We started our first day of baking on May 6th. During the four weeks of baking, we had four different groups of 5 to 7 students. Each group had 5 days of baking.

Week 1: May 6 -  10


Week 2: May 13 -17


Week 3: May 20 - 24


Week 4: May 27 - 31

We learned every day something different. On Monday we baked banana chocolate chip cupcakes, on Tuesday Pretzels which is a typical German food and on Wednesday apple pie. On the next day we made sweet bread out of half of the dough and with the other half we made some little pizzas. Friday was our sweet day so we baked cookies and brownies.










At the end of May, the Tapulanga Foundation arranged a graduation where the students of all workshops got a certificate and the hip hop and guitar classes showed what they learned during this four weeks through intermission numbers.

It was a great honor for us to spent time with the students and to enjoy baking together. We are hoping that all of them will continue baking whenever they have the chance to because they all did a great job!

See you again!
Annelie & Franzi

Friday, May 24, 2019

Week 26 [April 15-19, 2019]


This Monday, we had a free dental clinic for 80 scholars between 7 and 16 years old. 

After the dental treatment, free medicines were given to them.


Thanks to the dentists and one doctor ... they were able to restore everyone's healthy teeth again. Though they weren't only helping the children and the ones with teeth problems, but also the parents came to get a free check-up of their dental health and the doctors did a basic checkup at some of the patients.



Thanks to all the people who helped making this day happen!

See you next week!

Franzi & Annie 👋


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Week 25 [April 8-12, 2019]


It's the last week of the school year 2018-2019. Franzi's family came to the Philippines for two weeks and stayed one day in school. Her youngest sister is the same age as the elementary students of St. Francis of Assisi. So after a short while, they started to communicate with each other. Even though it was a little bit complicated due to the language barrier, they made it by learning some words of each other's language and by playing games.


On Friday, the grade 6 students had their graduation. Before all the students got their certificates and medals, a mass was held.


After giving away all the awards, the class sang "A Million Dreams."



The next day was the day of grade 10's moving up ceremony. They had a mass too. After this, everyone got their certificates and diplomas before they started to sing their own chosen song too. After all the festivities, students started to say goodbye to each other.



We wish them all the best on their future!

See you next week!Franzi & Annie 👋

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Franzi's and Annelie's Weekly Journal: 2-Day Holiday!

[Week 24 : April 1 - April 5, 2019 ]

The students were really lucky this week because they had two days without school. While it was a holiday on Tuesday, the students had a day off one Wednesday because all the teachers and the Tapulanga office had their Lent recollection in Nature's Village on this day.



During the rest of the week, the daycare and kindergarten practiced for their moving up which will be this coming Saturday, April 13. Grades 6 and 10 practiced too for their ceremony which will take place at the end of April. All the other classes started with their performance tasks. The performance tasks are the first part of the exams. In the following week, the children will write their last exams of this school year.




See you next week! 👋

Franzi and Annie
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Franzi's and Annelie's Weekly Journal: A friend came to visit!

[Week 23 : March 25 - March 29, 2019 ]

We had another visitor from Germany this week. On Tuesday, Annelie's friend, Johanna, arrived. She joined the P.E. classes on Wednesday during which we introduced her to all the students.

In this classes, we practiced how to pass the ball really fast from one team mate to another while the enemy team tried to block them and get the ball. At the end, we started to play a game again.


On Thursday the whole Tapulanga office had their yearly summer trip. This time we went to Lakawon where everybody had the chance to go swimming, take pictures and eat a great lunch.



When we arrived Friday in the morning, I was really confused because all the students were sitting in the classroom and writing a test, but it wasn't exam week yet. The teachers told me later that it was an achievement test to know how well the students learned in English and Math during the school year.

On the next Monday, we had two special guests, the sponsors Sir Rafe Totengco and Sir Michael Lawn. The two visited our school and the grades 8 to 10 performed their cheer dances for them. Everyone was really blessed.




The following day, grade 6 and grade 10 started with their final exams. While they had their performance task on this day, they had to write the exams the other days.

Wednesday was our P.E. day again so we did some exercise to get to know the technique and in the end we had a game. Sadly grade 10 wasn't able to join because of their exams.

On the last day of the week, Friday, the grade 5 had their free day which means that they went to Bacolod City to go swimming. Grade 4 had the chance to go swimming too but they went there on Thursday. So we hope all the children had fun.

See you next week! 👋

Franzi and Annie


Friday, March 29, 2019

Franzi's and Annelie's Weekly Journal: We had friends from Germany!

[Week 22:  March 18 – March 22, 2019]

During this school week, nothing really special happened despite the fact that we had some visitors again. Franzi’s Boyfriend, Luca, together with her two friends, Julia and Jana, came from Germany to visit her in the Philippines after travelling around Luzon. They were eager to see how our work looks like. 

On Monday and Thursday, we showed them our normal schedule at St. Francis. We first went to our classrooms for English, Science and Math classes, then went to the Library and read stories in daycare and kindergarten. The kids were so excited to see new faces and lost their shyness by asking a lot of questions. It was really fun to see how our friends and the students interacted with each other.


On Wednesday, we could continue with our handball tutorial during P.E. class for Grades 7 to 10. This time, we started to get used to the ball with some passes and throws after a warm up specialized for handball. The students participated very well and they seem to had fun practicing their handball skills and playing with the ball. You could see that they already had some experience in dribbling and passing through basketball. So, we could already play a little handball game at the end of the day with grade 10. We only have few weeks left until the end of the school year so we will speed up and introduce some defending and attacking techniques and tactics. We are confident that we will see a real handball game at the end of our tutorial.





See you next week! 👋

Franzi and Annie