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Situated within the Canossian Eduplex, the unique borderless
Despite being a Catholic school, the school embraces all faiths, races and special needs.
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Via Veritas Vita
17 November 2017 - Thanksgiving Day at Canossa Convent Primary School and the handover ceremony from Ms Grace Tan to Mrs Eugenie Tan. Thank you Grace for 7 yea...rs of devotion and love to build the school. CCPS will miss you and may God be with you every day as you begin your second tour as Principal of CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel wef 15 Dec 2017.
Our school came together yesterday morning to bid a fond farewell and thank our beloved Principal, Ms Tan for leading our school with love, care, cheerfulness, compassion and commitment.
Ms Tan was commissioned as Principal of CCPS to lead and care for the school since 15 December 2010.
During this time, Ms Tan has been a faithful and committed steward of Canossa Convent Primary School....
Ms Tan has truly been a Canossian role model who has upheld the 3Cs and inspired both our staff and students to do the same.
A farewell video with well-wishes by staff and students was played for Ms Tan. She was also presented with a PowerPoint presentation of a special picture book entitled, 'The Caring Tree' -- which was lovingly written and illustrated by our CCPS teachers and pupils.
A huge huggable Canossian bear was presented to Ms Tan. The bear, wearing the CCPS school uniform with a name tag bearing the name of Ms Grace Tan and 3 badges for our 3Cs symbolises the immeasurable love of the school for Ms Tan -- how much the school will miss her, and how strong the bond we will always have with her.
Ms Tan addressed the school with a thank you speech where she expressed how blessed she has been seeing our girls grow and glow.
Ms Tan concluded her speech by wishing everyone much joy in what they do and the courage to fulfil all their dreams. Ms Tan also thanked the teaching and non-teaching staff and the Sisters for their unending support.
It was indeed a heart-warming farewell in the hall and many a tear was shed; for some, openly and for others, in our hearts.
[Thanksgiving Mass - 7 November 2017]
Thanksgiving Mass saw our Sisters, staff and pupils of CCPS and CS united in their purpose to thank God for his blessings and embrace the grace Christ pours out for us.
Mass was celebrated by Father Oasan and led by some of our P6 Catholic pupils....
Father Oasan reinforced the importance of being thankful.
[Life Skills Workshops for P1-P6 - 9 November 2017]
It was an enriching time in school today as our pupils attended various life skills workshops to equip them with useful and practical skills for greater self-awareness, and to help them effectively handle the challenges of daily life.
A workshop on Social Etiquette and Personal Grooming was thoroughly enjoyed by our P1s and P2s as they learned how to conduct themselves in various social settings and how to keep their hair n...eat and tidy.
Our P3s and P4s attended a Cyberwellness workshop which discussed online dangers like cyber-bullying and the importance of seeking help if they are being bullied or if they know of others who are bullied.
Our P5s had a fun time playing games to help them learn more about financial literacy while our P6s had an Education and Career Guidance workshop to help them understand themselves better so as to plan for their future careers.
[Deepavali Celebrations - 17 October 2017]
Besides the legend of Narakasura, there are many others reasons for celebrating Deepavali. All of them point to one common theme – the victory of Good over evil.
During morning assembly, pupils enjoyed a half-hour concert. Our Primary 1s and 2s, together with the CS pupils ushered the festive mood into the hall, donning colourful clothes as they did a beautiful catwalk, much to the delight of all who were watching them. Our P3 to P6 ...students and teachers performed various dances such as the Bharatanatyam and Bhangra which reflect the joy of Deepavali. The morning's celebrations concluded with an insightful slideshow presentation on Deepavali by our student emcee.
Pupils and staff had a lovely time watching these performances and learning more about the festival. It was a sight to behold with beautiful festive decorations adorning parts of our school.
[Children's Day Celebration - 5 October 2017]
Today we celebrated our beautiful children at CCPS and CS with a special programme for them.
A prayer for the children was said to open the morning's concert....
Next, our ballerinas danced to the song, 'Jesus loves the little children'. This group of ballet enthusiasts had put aside time to train under Ms Joslyn Chew just for this special item and their efforts culminated in a graceful and heart-warming performance.
There was a colourful fashion parade comprising students from all levels who had taken the effort to dress up to the theme of "Super Kids" to show off their dreams, talents and skills.
This was followed by 9 finalists who showcased their God-given talents in singing, dancing and instrumental playing at the 'CCPS 1-min Superstar 2017'.
The students were amazed by a lively 'kungfu' dance performance by their teachers which concluded dramatically with three wooden boards skilfully broken by one of their teachers, Mdm Jessamine Tan who trains in Taekwondo.
At their respective recesses, our students were also treated to game booths run by teachers and parent volunteers, which excited and entertained them.
Everyone went back feeling extra-loved and thrilled to have had a wonderful Children's Day celebrations together as a Canossian family!
We wish all children, "Happy Children's Day!"
[Brownies Skating Programme - 29 September 2017]
The brownies went through a series of inline skating lessons as part of the Skater Badge work.
They learned how to skate, stop, evade falls, and maintain their skates in a proper way. They also picked up safety precautions to ensure that they kept themselves safe while having fun!...
Most of them started with no experience in skating at all. However, they courageously faced their fear of falling and gained confidence in skating after only six lessons! We are so proud of them!
[Learning Journey - 28 September 2017]
Our P1 and P2 students had an unforgettable visit to the Downtown Line 3 Mattar Station, which is right at our school's doorstep.
The friendly staff from SBSTransit and the station master guided our pupils around. They picked up interesting facts such as the safety features of the station. Some pupils also had the chance to activate an emergency stop plunger at the station....
Thank you, @sbstransitltd for the once in a lifetime experience!
[Starlight Camp - 8 September 2017]
The 1-day Starlight Camp was conducted on 8 September from 9am to 9pm.
The objectives for the camp were to build relationships and resilience among pupils....
In the group activities, pupils of all races, cultures & religions were encouraged to interact, share & collaborate with one another to build the common goal of understanding one another with goodwill & harmony, especially through participation in “Save Our Earth” projects.
There was collaboration as a team, evident in the Campfire performances.
Participants formed meaningful relationships built on trust & empathy. The pupils encouraged one another and with the support they received, they shone during their performances in the presence of parents, school staff and volunteers.
During the fun games session, the pupils showed cheerfulness, compassion, kindness, respect & commitment to sportsmanship.
These values are crucial for our pupils to develop strong bonds and learn to care for one another and share with one another.
Pupils from Canossa Convent Primary School were privileged to attend the visit of the International Centennial pilgrim image of Our Lady of Fatima hosted by St Anthony's Canossian Primary School on 14 September 2017. This was in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima.
The pupils recitated the rosary and attended Mass. Father Simon Pereira and Father Francis shared about the message of Our Lady of Fatima to love Jesus and Mary and what they can do to show their love. Pupils wrote their personal devotion and petitions to Our Lady of Fatima. It was collected and offered during mass. The prayer cards were also given to the pupils.
[Brownies Day Camp - 29 August 2017]
The Brownies girls had their first ever Brownies Day camp this year.
It was a chance for them to showcase their creativity through the making of a well-balanced sandwich. In addition, they got to work together to overcome various challenges set by the teachers....
The Brownies enjoyed themselves tremendously.
[Colours of the Bible - 1-17 September 2017]
In this fourth edition of Colours of the Bible, more than 150 entries were received from Singapore, Israel and other countries.
Gloriane from P1 Charity won the first prize for her art work on the holy family....
For the first time, Scripture calligraphy entries also featured in the exhibition. Various artists used a variety of perspectives and mediums to portray Families in the Bible.
Be inspired by the stories, struggles and celebrations of these Biblical families as you journey through this year’s exhibition.
Date/Time: 1-17 September 2017, 11am-9pm daily
Venue: Capitol Piazza B2 Event Space
(13 Stamford Road, opposite St. Andrew’s Cathedral | City Hall MRT Exit D)