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 [...]

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, [...]

How Zachary overcame the odds for his O levels

Despite severe nosebleeds and bouts of dizzy spells arising from a nose tumour, he persevered through his whole exam in hospital.Zachary Chew with his mother, Mrs Irene Chew (left), and form teachers Mr Edmund Tham and Mrs Tracy Lee.Christopher KhooIt was just two days to his first O level exam paper, and Zachary Chew found himself hospitalised for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IJ student overcomes illness to do well in PSLE

Efforts of teachers, classmates live up to motto to help others in needJoanna Chong with her parents and form teachers Ms Regina Julian and Ms Melina Chua (far right).Christopher KhooHer cheerful demeanour and shy smiles belie the painful physical challenges she has had to endure over the past few years.Thirteen-year-old Joanna Chong was diagnosed with [...]

“A Man For Others” – Montfort’s way to relieve disaster

A Montfort Junior School student customising his fabric pouch at the arts and crafts stall.On Sept 28, much of Palu, Donggala and Mamuju in Sulawesi, Indonesia, was devastated by an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami. The disaster claimed thousands of lives, injured many others, destroyed infrastructure and homes, leaving survivors without shelter and basic needs.At [...]

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 [...]

Hai Sing Catholic puts Franciscan values into action

Students ploughing the soil in the vegetable garden.Walking through Hai Sing Catholic School, one can’t help but notice a simple vegetable garden with the students all hands-on at the plot.This garden is part of the school’s green efforts and to also build the character and faith of its Catholic students. After all, St Francis of [...]

A series of activities to mark Catholic High anniversary

A Mass was held concurrently for primary and secondary sections at Catholic High Founder’s Day celebration.The unfurling of a banner by Fr Henry Siew set off a line up of activities to mark the 83rd Founder’s Day celebrations at Catholic High School in Bishan.The celebrations, held from Oct 8-13, with the theme “ConneXions” set the [...]