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 [...]

“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 [...]

Youths SHINE at poly camp

Seventy-eight young people from various parishes came together for the first Combined Polytechnic Catholic Camp organised by the Office for Young People (OYP). Previously organised by the Combined Polytechnic Catholic Students (CPCS), this was the first time that the students were collaborating with OYP to run the camp, also known as SHINE. “After running away [...]

Retreat brings together students from different unis

They could have been out enjoying the Christmas lights and festivities. Instead, 200 young people chose to spend four days in the Combined University Retreat (CUR), to prepare their hearts to receive Christ. The retreat, organised by the Office for Young People (OYP), aimed to help university students have a deep encounter with the Lord, [...]

Bringing Christmas message to kids

Members of the Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society brought cheer to children from the Canossaville Children’s Home with an Advent skit on the true spirit of Christmas.The skit, planned with the help of members of Ubi Caritas, the Catholic society in Yale-NUS College, depicted how Christmas was not about presents or decorations but about [...]

Archbishop, PM note importance of values at Catholic High celebrations

Archbishop William Goh and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong both stressed the importance of values in the formation of students during events to mark Catholic High School’s 80th anniversary.The school is what it is today because of “strong moral and spiritual formation”, said Archbishop Goh during an Oct 13 thanksgiving Mass held on the school [...]

Emblems of S’pore launched

CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent launched Emblems of Singapore, a showcase of student art-works as part of its SG50 celebrations.Twenty-five of the school’s pioneer teachers and members of the Kampong Bahru and Radin Mas community also attended the Aug 6 event.Emblems of Singapore, located along one of the school’s corridors, includes a display of painted wooden [...]

Girls shave their locks to support cancer sufferers

Seven girls and more than 100 boys and male teachers of St Joseph’s Institution International shaved their heads in a show of solidarity with children suffering from cancer.The June 11 event was organised as part of Hair for Hope, a fundraiser of the Children’s Cancer Foundation. In addition, 60 girls, along with one mother and [...]

ADHD didn’t stop him from scoring in GCE A Levels

Joshua Jared Gan from Catholic Junior College (CJC) was discovered to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when he was only in Primary 2.Despite his struggle to concentrate in school and an addiction to computer games, Gan sat for his GCE A Levels last year and when results were released on March 3, he had [...]