A group of Primary 2 students from St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School sang their way into the hearts of residents of St Joseph‘s Home on Feb 17, the 10th day of the Lunar New Year.
The girls were accompanied by members of the Canossian Alumni Association (CAA) along with a few teachers, including their principal, Mrs Eugenie Tan.
Also in attendance were Sr Theresa Seow, Provincial Leader of the Canossian Daughters of Charity (FDCC), Sr Janet Wang and Sr Dorothy Lim, spiritual director of the CAA.
The eight-year-olds provided an upbeat and entertaining half hour repertoire consisting of a Chinese New Year jingle and English melodies including I Can Sing a Rainbow, Top of the World and Bruno Mar’s Count on Me with a solo accompaniment on the ukulele.
The residents were also presented with oranges and enjoyed luch sponsored by the CAA.
The Canossian Schools/Alumni Partnering Programme aims to foster stronger bonds through the collaboration of alumni members getting involved in events and engaging with current students, teachers and parents at the Canossian institutions – namely Canossa Convent Primary School, St Anthony’s Canossian Primary and Secondary Schools, as well as the Canossian School for the Hearing Impaired.
This is the second partnering activity that St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School has organised with the CAA, the first being a Children’s Day excursion to Universal Studios Singapore in October last year.
At the end of the visit, the 27 gleeful little girls were told by Sr Theresa Seow that “these ‘CAA aunties’ used to be like you, students at St Anthony’s, wearing the same uniforms as you did. They loved the school so much that they volunteered to accompany you on this visit here!”