CIIT Senior High’s Arts & Tech Week Sparked with Innovation and Creative Brilliance

CIIT College of Arts and Technology’s commitment to delivering students an enriching arts and tech experience was demonstrated during the recently concluded event of the Senior High School department SIBOL – ALAB: Bursting with Passion and Artistry held from March 18 – 22.  

The term “alab” encapsulates a blaze of intense passion; ardor; fervor; and enthusiasm. This event, dedicated to our CIIT SHS Students, showcased exhibits where they could proudly display their work, along with talks and activities to build connections with individuals and professionals who share similar interests.

Opening of the Art Sparks Exhibit

On March 18, we launched the thrilling event with the Art Sparks Exhibit opening ceremony, held at the students’ lounge. This ceremony previewed what awaited in the days ahead, featuring traditional and digital illustrations, as well as mixed media art like dioramas made by our talented CIITeens at CIIT Senior High School

Sining-Sine: Short Film Fest

That very day, we also hosted Sining-Sine: Short Film Fest. This special event featured a curated collection of short films made by our Grade 12 students alongside nominated video campaigns done by Grade 11 students. The short movies spanned various genres, including horror, romantic comedy, and feature films, addressing significant topics such as mental health, relationships, and social issues. 

We aimed to spotlight the immense talent of our  CIIT SHS students by giving them a platform to show off their film-making and writing skills on the big screen. 


CreativePreneur Talk with Justine Ureta

The following day, on March 19, we had a creative entrepreneurship talk by CIIT SHS Alumna, Ms. Justine Ureta, who is currently studying at De La Salle University. She shared insights about her entrepreneurial journey, offering valuable advice on business management and strategies for growth, whether you’re already in business or contemplating starting one. Additionally, she provided diverse perspectives on monetizing our students’ passions and propelling their artistic careers forward. 


Fundamentals of Front-End Development with Paolo Tolentino 

Mr. Paolo Tolentino graciously dedicated his time and expertise by leading an insightful workshop on the Fundamentals of Front-End Development. Paolo Tolentino is an alumnus of CIIT Senior High School under the Programming strand and is currently a student at CIIT College of Arts and Technology taking up BS Computer Science.

This session provided essential principles and best practices for front-end development, catering to students interested in delving into HTML and CSS or exploring JavaScript frameworks.


Simultaneous Activities

We also organized a trio of fun activities to bring our community closer. First off, there was Doodlenook: A Doodle Wall, an interactive canvas where students could freely express themselves, resulting in a colorful mosaic of shapes and strokes. It’s the perfect way to unwind and let creativity flow!

Then, there’s Arcadia: A Game Station, a hub of camaraderie and competition where friendships blossomed amid the thrill of gaming. It’s all about connecting with fellow enthusiasts in a laid-back atmosphere.

Lastly, our ART-repreneurs’ Fair is our way of championing creativity and innovation within our community. This event displayed the talents of local artisans and entrepreneurs, turning our hallways into bustling marketplaces filled with unique treasures waiting to be discovered. 



Gawad Parangal ng Sining-Sine (GaPas)

The highlight of the culminating day was the Gawad Parangal ng Sining-Sine (GaPas) held at the CIIT Interweave Building – the future home of CIIT Senior High. Derived from the Tagalog word “gapas,” which means “reaping of rewards or harvest,” this event held immense significance. It was our moment to honor and applaud our aspiring SHS filmmakers’ creativity, talent, and storytelling excellence! 


Bursting With Passion and Artistry 

For years, CIIT’s Senior High School has nurtured a dynamic community where creativity thrives and technology is readily accessible! Here, students are empowered to express themselves fully and refine their skills to the fullest extent. 

So never doubt yourselves, CIITeens. With our supportive environment and advanced resources, there’s no limit to what you can achieve! 

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