VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

College Visits will continue during the 2020-2021 school year! Virtual visits will be scheduled during Independent Study, Student Wellness, and after school. Students can sign up for a virtual visit through Maialearning. Note: Some visits require an additional registration before students gain access to the visit. Information is posted on Maialearning.

 

BINAN CHRISTMAS CHARITY

Dear Brent family,

We hope you are safe and well. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to push through with our annual, face-to-face Biñan Christmas Charity. However, we are delighted to inform you that Brent has decided to proceed with this year’s Christmas Charity in a different way in order to help the Biñan community and the communities ravaged by the super typhoon “Rolly” and our School agency staff.

By continuing our Brent tradition of giving back to the community every Christmas season, we would like to ask for your help and support for this year’s Christmas Charity 2020 to share the spirit of Christmas giving with our community.

The donation will be sent to two places: half to Biñan and the other to a community in Catanduanes or in Camarines Sur and some for our Brent agency staff.

Donations can be in cash or in kind, and either would be much appreciated. Cash can be deposited to Brent International School Manila Inc., and indicated for Brent Cares Christmas Charity fund. Please find Brent School bank details here.

Donations in kind can be:

  • rice, noodles, bottled water (355ml or 500ml)
  • 3-in-1 coffee sachets, canned goods, 1kg pack sugar
  • blankets, towels, clothing, soap
  • fever, colds, cough medicine (tempra forte or biogesic tablets)
  • face masks, face shields, rubbing alcohol, PPE

These can be delivered at the drop off area at the Brent Manila campus. The Christmas Charity drive will start on Thursday, November 12 and end on November 25, 2020, and the Christmas family packs will be sent out on December 15.

We hope you can look into your hearts and bring out the Christmas spirit to share with others.

 

ONLINE PAYMENT FEATURE

An online payment feature has now been integrated into BASIS. This will allow parents to make credit card payments using Mastercard, Visa JCB, AMEX, and debit card with Mastercard and Visa logos.

Brent has partnered with BDO and iPay88 to handle the payment processing. This means BASIS will not be handling financial transactions directly but will facilitate the connection between clients and the payment gateway (iPay88), who in turn authenticates and processes the payment to the bank.

Since we are at the initial stages of implementation, we will start with the Lion’s Card payments (e.g. school resources, APAC, books, cafeteria, etc.). As we progress through the school year, we will be including payment for tuition fees.

To view instructions on how to make payments through BASIS, please click on this step by step instruction link. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us:

  • Accounting Office: cpermito@brent.edu.ph. ; +63 (2) 8779-5140 local 412
  • BASIS Help Desk: basis@brent.edu.ph

 

UPDATES FROM THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE

 

FROM THE HEADMASTER – WASC ACCREDITATION VISIT

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and the whole extended Brent Family,

Our accreditation visit by the committee from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) concluded on Thursday, November 12. The visiting committee’s report was remarkably positive. They said, among other things, that, “The school should be proud of the fact that the Brent spirit and culture shines through and reflects a school that is vibrant, caring and compassionate.”

A huge “Thank you” goes out to everyone who helped give feedback for our Self Study and those who served on our many Focus Groups. A special thanks is owed to Mr. Wyks who spearheaded the entire study.

The WASC Focus on Learning review process takes several years, and is challenging in the best of times. These have not been the best of times, and to complete this accreditation online while delivering a rigorous distance learning program is a testament to the remarkable people who make up our community.

Our hard-working students, their supportive families, and the dedicated professionals in every department and at every level throughout our school have created a community that is greater than the sum of its parts, and the WASC committee could see your commitment and the warm, caring culture you have created.

Thank you all.

Sincerely,
Jason Atkins
Headmaster

 

WEEKLY TECH TIPS

Brentonians are adapting their skills to respond to the needs of a changing world while using technology in an ethically responsible manner. Let us all be safe and healthy while online learning! #BrentPride … #BrentManila

 

UPCOMING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Monday, November 30: No school/Brent offices will be closed in observance of Bonifacio Day. When we return to school on Tuesday December 1, we will hold Day 2 classes.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH US

Please note that we have provided the names of all US faculty on our website for ease of communication: https://brent.edu.ph/academics/upper-school/faculty/ . For the most part Faculty emails are their first initial and last name followed by @brent.edu.ph. If there is anything else we in the Upper School can do to help you better understand our learning program, please feel free to contact us at upperschool@brent.edu.ph.

Sonia Bustamante

SONIA BUSTAMANTE
Upper School Principal

Todd Wyks

TODD WYKS
Upper School Assistant Principal