Student Development Center

  • SDC Personnel
  • SDC Services
  • SDC Activities

The Guidance Department of St. Scholastica's Academy was pioneered by Sr. M. Ligouri del Rosario, OSB, in 1961 and served as the Guidance Director. At that time, 63 students were enrolled and were served by the Guidance Department. The student population rose year after year, necessitating for additional Guidance staff. In the 70’s, there was one Guidance Director, 2 counselors and 1 secretary. At present, with a steady enrolment of more than 3,200 students in Grade School and High School combined, we have 1 Guidance Head, 5 counselors in High School, 5 counselors in Grade School, 2 Psychometricians and 2 secretaries willing and happy to serve the students and the school community. 

SDC Personnel

Student Development Center
Life Mentor, Kindergarten


Ms. Eilynvina
Grades 2 & 6
Ms. Analea

Grades 1 & 3
Ms. Mikaela

Grades 1 & 5
Ms. Loraine
Grades 2 & 4
 Ms. Maria Lourdes
Guizama, RGC

Grades 11 & 12
Ms. Katleen Maye
Haban, RGC

Grades 10 & 12 Tuklas Talino Moderator
Ms. Leonida

Grade 7
Ms. Ma. Triza Mannag, RGC
Grades 9 & 12
Ms. Alyssa Jania Marilla
Grade 8


Ms. Jen
Dapitin, RPm

Ms. Gladys

Ms. Kristine

Ms. Catherine




Student Development Center Services

It is the goal of the Guidance Department to help each student discover her needs, assess her potentials, gradually develop life goals that are individually satisfying and socially desirable, formulate plans of action, and proceed towards realization. The specific Guidance Department services are as follows: 

  • Information service collects information and disseminates it to the person served.

  • Testing service obtains objective measurements and interprets results for the benefit of the individual.

  • Counseling service provides students and other individuals with the opportunity to work with the counselor whenever necessary.

  • Follow-up service continues the activities begun in other services until all needs for services shall have been met.

  • Research and evaluation service seeks new information and other important data for the development of programs that would answer the needs of the school and the students.

  • Social Skills Program provides students’ interaction for positive development of one’s ability to communicate and understand other individuals.

LINK is a newsletter to enrich parents with skills on how to handle children of the 21st century.

  • PTEP (Parent-Teacher Education Program) is an annual symposium for parents and teachers whose aim is to help them gain knowledge and skills in handling children and adolescents. Resource persons are invited to discuss specific topic/s designed for each group or level being served.

  • Guidance Period or Class is aimed at providing students activities that will enhance and develop their self-concept and become better persons.


Career Guidance Celebration
S.Y. 2017 – 2018


“You and I, We Make a Community”

St. Scholastica’s Academy Marikina celebrated its annual Career Guidance Program. The celebration started last July and will continue all throughout School Year 2017-2018. The Student Development Center spearheaded the program with the theme of “You and I, We Make a Community”. Various activities were prepared for the Grade School and High School students of SSAM in order to increase their level of awareness and appreciation of their interests, talents, abilities, and values. The activities also provided opportunities for them to be familiar with the different careers through collaboration and interaction with the other members of the school community.

The Grade School Life Mentors started giving classroom-based career activities during their guidance period. The Kindergarten students had an interactive activity wherein different professions were introduced. Afterwhich, they did an activity entitled, “Color My Future”, where they were asked to design the picture with the clothing of their chosen career. In addition, Ms. Loraine Minay, the Grade 4 Life Mentor, gave the activity entitled “Mark My Future”, in which the students made bookmarks symbolizing their dream careers. Ms. Mikaela Garcia, the Grade 5 Life Mentor, facilitated the activity “Career Recipe”, wherein the students determined the preparations they will need in order to become successful in the future. Ms. Eilynvina Garcia, the Grade 6 Life Mentor, conducted the “Career Blueprint” activity, which allowed students to show their accomplishments when they were in Grade 5 and also include their short-term goals at present until they reach Grade 8.

Furthermore, there will be other lined up activities for the primary level for the succeeding months. The Grade 1 will be asked to write a thank you letter to show appreciation to the community helpers. Moreover, the Grade 2 students will have a “Meet and Greet the School Workers” activity wherein they will be given an opportunity to meet the selected school workers and show them appreciation of their contributions in school through workplace visitation. The Grade 3 students will have an activity entitled, “My Future Career” where the students will be encouraged to think and draw what they want to be when they grow up. The selected activity output of Grades 3 to 6 will be on display along the corridor of the Student Development Center all throughout the school year.

The highlight of the Career Guidance Celebration was the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Career Parade held last August 2, 2017. They wore costumes of their choice showing what they want to be when they grow up. The Preschool teachers, Grade School Life Mentors and Administrators also wore different career costumes and joined the activity. As the Kindergarten students passed by the classrooms of the Junior High School Department, they were given treats such as candies, stickers, and pencils. While for the Pre-Kindergarten level, interactive activities were prepared by the Grade 12 students. The said activities were related to the different academic strands in Senior High School. Students from the Humanities & Social Sciences (HUMSS) had a story-telling activity. Accountancy & Business Management (ABM) students introduced the concept of numbers through pretend grocery shopping activity. The Arts & Design (AD) students prepared an activity by which the students were asked to dress up the paper dolls based on their chosen career. Last but not the least, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students provided a chance for Prekindergarten to observe and experience different scientific experiments.

The program was concluded by awarding the winners who were Most Creative, Most Unique and Best in Costume. Chosen participants were given certificates and tokens of appreciation. In the Pre-Kindergarten level, Maria Keziah L. Del Rosario (PK-Mabait) and Ziara Miel A. Viliran (PK-Magalang) were chosen for the Best in Costume; Caia Ysabel C. Sison (PK-Mabait) and Jasmine Claire J. Paraiso (PK-Magalang) for the Most Creative and Maria Isabel C. Singh (PK-Mabait) and Kyrie Sofia Ysabelle P. Ruzol (PK-Magalang) received the award for Unique Costume.

Furthermore, for the Kindergarten level, Daenerys Zarya G. Inciong (K-Maayos), Ma. Dana Agatha M. Guizama (K-Masigla), Carmela Patrice S. Galang (K-Masikap) and Ayo Gamela B. Montaña (K-Masinop) are the winners for Best in Costume; Vien T. Ricohermoso (K-Maayos), Alohi Geline Rae E. Macalinga
(K-Masigla), Hanna V. Santiago (K-Masikap) and Michi Sophia Tabanao (K-Masinop) received the Most Creative award; and Riane R. Agramon (K-Maayos), Brianna Adele P. Villarin (K-Masigla), Caitlyn L. Borja (K-Masikap) and Caela Rae T. Manlogon (K-Masinop) were awarded for the most Unique Costume.
There were also winners for the Best in Costume among Pre-school teachers, administrators, and Life Mentors. They are: Ms. Anna Marie Purificacion (Pre-school Head Teacher), Mrs. Jennifer Medina (GS Activities Coordinator), Ms. Concepcion Soberano (PK- Mabait adviser), Ms. Edna Domo (K-Masigla adviser), Ms. Dianne Zamora (K- Maayos adviser), and Ms. Analea Cando (GS Life Mentor).

With the on-going joint effort of the administrators, faculty, staff, parents, life mentors, students and different school community members, the Career Guidance Celebration was a success!

Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus!