Boys take their first step in former convent school

Canossa Catholic Primary 1 boys join the girls on their first day of school.Visibly nervous and shy but the boys soon found their feet after a warm welcome to the new co-ed Canossa Catholic Primary School, as they mingled with the girls.For the girls, this was the first time that they had boys in their [...]

Canossa Convent bids farewell as an all girls’ school

Boys will join the school from next yearCanossa Convent Brownies marching in with the new school flag.Jared Ng Nov 13 was a historic occasion at Canossa Convent Primary School as it marked its last thanksgiving celebration as an all girls’ school.From next year the school in Sallim Road will be going co-ed after 77 years.Canossa [...]

Students dress up as saints, learn about work of Canossian nuns

St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students dress up as saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day.By Perpetua HoStudents of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School dressed up as their favourite saints and learnt more about the work of the Canossian Sisters at two separate events recently.About 250 parents, students, Canossian Sisters and staff came together to celebrate [...]

Art exhibition promotes racial, religious harmony

Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, listening to St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School students as they explain the meaning behind some artworks.By Jared Ng The Canossian Sisters and three Canossian schools organised an art exhibition to celebrate racial and religious harmony in Singapore.The three schools [...]

Canossian educators go on learning trip in Italy

Singapore Canossian educators (seated, front and right) seen here with Italian school children. Fifteen educators from the different Canossian education institutions in Singapore went on a two-week learning journey in Italy as part of the recent launch of the Canossian Education Charter.The charter was launched on May 26 in Singapore and is to be used [...]

Canossians launch education charter, focus on ‘formation of the heart’

Launching the Canossian Education Charter on May 26. From left: Sr Louisa Lim (supervisor of Canossian Schools), Sr Cecily Pavri (local leader of the Canossian Formation House), student Kimberly Tan, Sr Theresa Seow (provincial leader of the Canossian Sisters) and Mr Gerard Ee (chairman of Canossian Mainstream Schools and Canossian School Boards of Management).By Jared [...]

CHARIS affiliates launch vocational centre for poor youths in Myanmar

Canossian Sr Angela Ng speaking to trainees at the Gate of Hope vocational centre.Two CHARIS affiliates have jointly opened a vocational centre in Myanmar to cater to impoverished youth.The Canossian Sisters and the Magdalene Mission Myanmar (M3) opened the Gate of Hope centre in Nyuang Shwe on March 25.The centre, located in the Shan State’s [...]

Students, parents bond in school’s Lenten retreat

A St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School student praying over her parents during the school retreat.A hundred and twenty students of St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School (SACPS) together with 80 parents came together for a Lenten retreat organised by the school.The March 31 retreat, which was focused on Faith, Hope and Love, was in line with [...]

Sr Angela called to the Lord

OBITUARY Canossian Sr Angela Garavaglia passed away on March 3.Canossian missionary, Sr Angela Garavaglia, passed away peacefully in Vimercate, Italy, on March 3 at the age of 86, and after 68 years of Canossian Religious life. She was born in Inveruno, Milan, in Italy, on April 10, 1930 and joined the Canossian Missionary Novitiate in [...]

Canossian schools put on Christmas choral concert

Children from Magdalene’s Kindergarten performing at the combined Canossian thanksgiving and Christmas choral festival on Nov 18.The six educational institutions of the Canossian Daughters of Charity came together to perform a Thanksgiving and Christmas Choral Festival recently.Titled Musica Gioiosa (Joyous Music), the festival was held at the Church of the Holy Family on Nov 18. [...]