Give your child a head start in the Catholic faith

Harvey WeeThere are many scholarly studies that attest to the fact that a child’s personality and development is very much influenced by the home environment. The child’s beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviour are formed through his experience and interaction in the home as much as, if not more, than the school environment. Some parents clamour to [...]

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 [...]

A carnival to honour and model after saints

SJI Junior student trying his hand at a station game.What better way to honour the saints than to get everyone dressed up as one of the holy people to mark All Saints Day.This was the inspiration behind St Joseph’s Institution Junior’s Super Saints’ Party carnival held on Nov 1 at the school.The game stations at [...]

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 [...]

Starting them young to have love for the elderly

Playing the “parachute game” where everyone has to keep flapping the fabric to prevent the ball from entering the hole in the centre.Guided by the principle that it is important for children to cultivate a love for and show appreciation to the elderly, the Marist-run Catholic Kindergarten organised a mission trip to the Miriam Home [...]

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 [...]

School starts new year with prayer, reflection

A teacher assists a Hai Sing Catholic School student with lighting a candle on the first day of school.Hai Sing Catholic School traditionally begins each school year with three activities that seek to bring students and staff of all faiths together. These are the Staff Mission Seminar, the school opening, and the Student Mission Seminar.On [...]

PSLE no hurdle for visually-impaired Montfort pupil

Joshua Babol using the CCTV device, which works as a screen magnifier, to complete his homework as well as for revision.By Jared NgHe began losing sight in his right eye towards the end of Pri 4. In Pri 5, he began to see clouded images in his left eye.However, Joshua Babol did not want anyone to [...]

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 [...]

Be merciful like Jesus, educators told

The Teachers’ Day Mass was held at CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent on Sept 10.“Teachers are called to believe in the mercy of God for unless we are believers of the mercy and receive it, we cannot give it to others,” said Msgr Ambrose Vaz during the Teachers’ Day Mass. Catholics educators from across the island [...]