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 [...]

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. [...]

Kindergarten kids reach out to people with dementia

K2 student Emily reaching out to an Apex Harmony Lodge resident at a recent celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day. Children from a church-run kindergarten and residents of a purpose-built home for persons with dementia joined hands to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day recently.Thirty-eight residents of Apex Harmony Lodge (AHL) and 70 children from the Church of the [...]

A look at St Anne’s Church in Sengkang

Jared Ng looks at the unique characteristics of the parish, among them an art ministrySt Anne’s Church is located in Sengkang, next to St Joseph’s Convent.St Anne’s Church is home to an art ministry that decorates the church for certain festive occasions.Located in Sengkang, the church also houses St Anne’s Kindergarten and is located next [...]

Canossian nun marks 100th birthday

It was a joyous occasion on May 27 as Canossian Sr Vittorina Lamperti celebrated her 100th birthday at St Joseph’s Home.Forty-four Canossian nuns from Singapore and Malaysia, three priests, residents and staff of the home, volunteers and friends attended the event.Among them were seven of the Italian nun’s “boys” whom she loved and cared for [...]

Kindergarten kids bring Easter joy to the elderly

Cheery, exuberant children stole the hearts of St Joseph’s Home residents recently as they sang, danced and gave away special handmade gifts to their appreciative audience.The 70 kids from the Canossian-run Magdalene’s Kindergarten sang hymns and Easter songs, and danced to popular songs from the 1960s to the 1980s at the home located at Mandai [...]

Three new principals commissioned

“How can we be instruments of mercy according to the vocation we are in?” asked Archbishop William Goh, in his homily during the Principals’ Commissioning Mass on Jan 23. More than 100 educators, principals, students, relatives and friends of the new principals attended the Mass, which was held in Montfort Secondary School. The three new [...]


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, [...]

More than 100 in Battambang outreach

It was the first time that a large group of 118 ACTS volunteers, led by spiritual director Fr Jovita Cyprian Ho, travelled to Battambang Prefecture in northwestern Cambodia from Dec 6-13 last year to do mission work.Previously, about 30 ACTS volunteers went there annually.The volunteers, who also included non-Catholics, formed various teams, and set out [...]