Supporting schools in their mission

Catholic schools share the mission of the Church. The Archdiocese Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS) works with Catholic schools to strengthen the Catholic ethos in their communities by supporting them in their mission to provide a holistic education that includes the dimension of spiritual growth and the fulfilment of potential of gifts and talents given [...]

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 [...]

The draw of Catholic education for students

Parents and educators share what they believe are the strengths of Catholic education in this feature to mark Catholic Education Sunday, celebrated on the weekend of Sept 8-9.Christopher Khoo Though both Mrs Maggie Lee Dabbs and her husband were not Catholics when their son was due for school enrolment, they decided to put him into [...]

Learning how schools put Catholic values into practice in study trip

S’pore Catholic educators visited Church-run schools in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast recentlyGroup photo at taken at the Brisbane Catholic Education Office.Singapore Catholic educators saw how Church-run schools in Australia integrated the Catholic ethos into the school community and curriculum during a recent visit.Eleven principals and vice-principals of local Catholics schools, ranging from preschool to [...]

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 [...]

Learning about ministering to ethnic and religious diversity in Australia

Two Singaporean educators (right) observing students at the ecumenical Emmaus CollegeEight principals and teachers from Singapore Catholic schools learnt how their Australian counterparts integrate the Catholic ethos in their schools’ curriculum and community during a study trip.Two schools stood out in particular for the visitors during the June 4-10 trip to Brisbane and its outskirts, [...]

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 [...]

What’s at the heart of a Catholic school?

Educators, students discuss this at a recent education conferenceArchbishop William Goh joins students in their breakout session during the Catholic Education Conference.What sets Catholic schools apart from their secular counterparts? It’s the “Christian motive”, said Archbishop William Goh. Catholic school educators serve “because we want to reveal Jesus to students, to give them a higher [...]

11 principals commissioned for Catholic schools in the new year

Archbishop William Goh poses with newly commissioned principals (from left): Ms Phyllis Chua, Mrs Fiona Tan, Mr Daniel Ang, Mrs Allison Lim, Ms Cecilia Lim, Mrs Juliana Conceicao, Ms Christina Teo, Mrs Trace Teo, Mrs Jennifer Teo, Ms Christina Michael and Mrs Judina Cheong. Also in the photo (from left) are Fr Edward Seah, Deacon [...]