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 [...]

St Theresa’s Convent celebrates 85th year, aids charities

Current and former school leaders cut the anniversary cake on April 6 as Fr John Bosco looks on.In place of the 5Cs that society advocates – namely cash, credit card, condominium, car and club – young people today should cultivate compassion, chastity and character, in order to be the cornerstone of their community.Fr John Bosco, [...]

Help for all under one roof as Agape Village opens

Volunteers, staff and beneficiaries of Catholic charities look forward to Nov 21 opening of Agape Village, the Church’s one-stop social services hub serving the marginalised and those in needIt has been three years in the making and now the Catholic Church’s first integrated social services centre is set to open. Agape Village at Toa Payoh [...]


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong receives a gift of a scroll as he officially opened the Good Shepherd Place on May 2. The scroll, presented to him by Marymount Kindergarten children and Sr Joan Lopez, provincial superior of the Good Shepherd nuns, contains the Chinese character for “a spirit of good will”.The Good Shepherd Place, [...]

St Joseph’s Home moves to Mandai

Residents will stay at holding site for two years until new home is ready One hundred and thirty-nine residents moved out from St Joseph’s Home in Jurong and were taken in ambulances to their temporary  home at 9 Mandai Estate on Sept 13.According to Canossian Sr Geraldine Tan, the St Joseph’s Home’s administrator, the residents [...]

Assumption English School looks forward to new building

Assumption English School (AES) students can look forward to better facilities and more educational resources when they return to their Bukit Timah campus, a move scheduled for next June.The school is presently at its temporary location in Queensway, having moved there in December 2012.The Catholic secondary school is currently undergoing PRIME, the Education Ministry’s Programme [...]

New pastoral centre for Our Lady of Lourdes

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is building a pastoral centre to better cater to the needs of its parishioners and the largely South Asian migrant communities it serves.The Lourdes Pastoral Centre is the second phase of a project to enhance the parish. The first phase, which involves repairs and restoration of the church [...]

Boys’ Town’s new facilities for kids, youths, families

Boys’ Town residents can now enjoy new and upgraded facilities with the opening of a new building housing the charity’s integrated centre for children, youth and families.Archbishop William Goh and a few priests celebrated a Mass on Aug 16 to mark the occasion as well as Boys’ Town’s 65th anniversary and Founder’s DayThe new building [...]

Better facilities, more resources

St Anthony’s Canossian Primary and Secondary Schools’ students look forward to brand new school buildings next yearStudents at St Anthony’s Canossian Primary and Secondary Schools can look forward to better facilities and more educational resources when they start the school term next year.Both institutions are presently undergoing PRIME, the Education Ministry’s Programme for Rebuilding and [...]

New building, facilities for Boys’ Town now underway

Posing for a photo after the Nov 30 groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Mr Gerard Lee, Br Dominic Yeo-Koh, Ms Catherine Chua (from the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple), Br Emmanuel, Mrs Tan (wife of Dr Tan), Dr Tan Choon Kim (chairman of the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple), Br Denis, Mrs Irene [...]