Kulasaya 2018

Every year, Saint Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina conducts a school fair, which is usually held on the first Friday and Saturday of February. It is a 2-day event that celebrates the feast of St. Scholastica as well. Scholasticans, together with their families and friends, enjoy a wide variety of rides, games, booths, and more.

The fair begins with the Holy Eucharist at the High School Quadrangle. For this school year, it coincides with the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus, also known as the Candelaria. After the Mass, the students proceeded to different places. There were many booths. At the Sacred Heart and Sister Joaquina Dining Hall area were the food booths, with a wide variety of food, such as barbeque, shawarma and pizza. The senior high school students prepared and sold cupcake and popcorn. Well-known food suppliers had pop-up booths as well.

Three rides at the grassy area in front of the lobby were Vikings, Caterpillar, and the Elephant Carousel. These rides were enjoyed by all ages. From teachers, grade school and high school students, parents, siblings, and even students from different schools.

There were different stalls and booths that sold merchandise and other goods that are trending to children and teenagers like flower crowns, shades, caps, Korean items, and shirts. For high school students, they enjoyed the “jail booth” wherein assigned grade 10 class officers catch those whom they find is appropriate for the criteria they are looking for.

Not only were there much food to eat and items to buy, but also there were many arcade games at the SLH. There were games to play and many prizes to win. While the school fair was on-going, events and performances were held at the new building, also called as the “Band Collision”. The school community and invited bands played songs on their instruments and sang favorite tunes.

The High School Dance Concert was another event a lot of students were eager to go to. The High School Dance club prepared and practiced for a long time for this event. They performed cultural dances and modern dances.

On the second day, the Field Demonstration was held. The MAPEH Area worked hard for this special event every year. Students from Kindergarten until Grade 10 practiced hard for a successful performance.

There was also a Mini Bingo Socials at the SICC.

The jubilant and joyous mood continued for the rest of the day, but all events must come to an end. To formally end this year’s school fair, the Thanksgiving Liturgy occurred at the SICC to praise and thank God for the wonderful blessings received for this year.

This year’s school fair is truly a joyous and successful one. Everyone had time to enjoy, relax, and have rest from all the schoolwork. I’m sure we’re all eager for the next one.