Some 150 Montfort Secondary School students, staff, parents and alumni visited St Theresa’s Home at Upper Thomson Road on Oct 19.
The Parents Support Group (PSG) and Montfort Alumni felt this was one way to help Montfortians realise their vision of being “a Man for Others”.
The students performed a lion dance and a wushu demonstration, while the National Cadet Corps students performed a precision drill.
Principal Andrew Tan also sang three songs for the residents, including Collin Raye’s Love Me, while the alumni performed three songs, including I Will Follow Him and We’re Together Again.
The nurses, who were mainly Filipinos, were also invited to perform the song, Child, in Tagalog.
During the mealtime, the volunteers brought food to the residents and later joined them in an impromptu karaoke session.
The Montfort community had also raised $4,500 prior to the visit and the cheque was handed over to Brother of Mercy Thomas Chia, the home’s assistant director of nursing. Goodie bags and 200 Toyogo boxes with snacks for each resident were also given out.
The event was the first joint activity organised by the secondary school PSG and alumni.