SMMS Marks 61 Years of Excellence, Celebrating a Vibrant Legacy of Unity, Faith, and Wisdom!

April 8, 2024

St. Mary Magdalene School (Parochial) Inc. recently commemorated its 61st founding anniversary with a three-day celebration filled with festivities, camaraderie, and reflection. The theme for this milestone event was "Building on the Foundation: Strengthened by Faith, Guided by Wisdom," echoing the school's commitment to nurturing holistic development grounded in Christian values.

On April 3, 2024, the first day of celebration commenced with a solemn Mass presided by Fr. Cron, where students, faculty, and staff, alumni and parents gathered to offer thanksgiving for the blessings received throughout the school's journey. Following the Mass, the atmosphere transformed into one of joy and spree as the KARAKOL Dance Performance took center stage. Vibrant costumes, rhythmic beats, and spirited dancers brought the celebration to life, captivating the audience with their energetic performances.

Day 2 of the anniversary celebration showcased the diverse talents of the SMMS community with the SMMS Got Talent competition. From captivating musical performances to awe-inspiring dance routines, participants fascinated the audience with their creativity and passion. Adding to the festive atmosphere, the traditional “Katoobigan” (basaan) ceremony which brought joy and laughter as students and faculty engaged in the joyful and playful water splashing tradition, symbolizing cleansing and renewal.

On the 3rd day, the celebration was marked by spirited sportsmanship and friendly competition as students, alumni, parents, and teachers came together for basketball and volleyball games. Cheers echoed throughout the campus as teams battled it out on the court and sand, showcasing their skills and teamwork. The day was not only about competition but also about camaraderie, as participants bonded over shared experiences and memories.

The celebration concluded with an uplifting awarding ceremony, as well as honoring outstanding achievements and contributions to the SMMS community. As the school looks back on 61 years of excellence, it reaffirms its commitment to building on the foundation of faith and wisdom, guiding its students to brighter futures ahead.

As the anniversary celebration drew to a close, participants departed with hearts full of gratitude and memories to cherish. Furthermore, the event served as a testament to the enduring legacy of SMMS and the unwavering commitment of its community to uphold its mission of holistic education rooted in faith and wisdom.