Do you have your children’s interest at heart?

This is made even tougher when one considers the pressure placed on children in striving for academic excellence and juggling social media and peer pressure.What then, can parents do?“Your mindset and attitude are key,” said Father Henry Siew. “Are you God-centred or worldly-centred? Relationship or achievement oriented?”Parents are often pressured by external factors such as [...]

Bringing out the best in each young person

Archbishop William Goh with the newly commissioned principals (from left): Ms Pauline Fun, Mdm Rachel Ang, Ms Ow Yang Jing Yi, Mrs Karen Tan, Mdm Rebecca Ng, Ms Loh Sing Huay and Mr Martin Tan. Photo: VITA ImagesPatricia AngCatholic educators should be proud of themselves if they are able to transform the lives of students, [...]

Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

Happiness is within reach, if only we …

Mission work can be an eye-opening experience. Here, a volunteer shares his experience helping the mentally and physically disabled in Malacca. A youth feeding a resident of Happiness Centre for the mentally and physically disabled. Ian C.As our buses pulled over at a centre for the mentally-disabled, I wondered what it would be like meeting people who [...]

Putting fun into preschool education

Preschool educators doing a Zumba workout.When 75 Catholic preschool educators congregated at Catholic Kindergarten, a preschool managed by the Marist Brothers, it was to learn about the educational approaches and practices of the kindergarten. It was for them to deepen their professional knowledge.But in learning, there should also be an element of fun. And, the [...]

New Year: Putting on new perspectives

As we begin the new year, I am sure many of us would ask this basic question, “What will this year be like? Will it be any different from last year or the previous years?” Most, if not all of us, would hope for a “better” year, whether that means one that moves us closer [...]

Serving needy kids in Pattaya

Morning walk for children from day care centre. It was a mission trip to bring love, hope and joy to underprivileged children in Pattaya, Thailand. But for the 46 mostly young Singapore missionaries who went, they received from their beneficiaries as much as they gave.The missionaries, mostly aged 13-18 from the Church of Christ the [...]

Gratitude to Mary for being our Mother

The Church celebrates the feast of Mary, Mother of God on Jan 1. A Religious Sister offers this reflection.Mary my Mother, we would like to wish you a very happy new year, to thank you for your faithful help and to ask for your continued protection and guidance. We won’t wait for Mother’s Day to [...]

Italian Catholic community celebrates Christmas

Archbishop Marek Zalewski and Fr Timothy Yeo together with members of the Italian Catholic community at their special celebration. This time of the year brings excitement and joy to many. Lights, ribbons and decorations are seen everywhere and cheerful songs fill the air. But is this really what Christmas is all about? This was raised by [...]