Holy Innocents' High SchoolHigh School in Singapore
Thank you n God Bless.
We argued awhile but I gave up ...in the end. No point if this is the way they operate so be it.
This is my first n last time going there.
Do you think I will cheat them of the $4 while I spend $60 on the tickets?!
Aside from this, the ballon stall students are great. � my son was crying as I don't want to buy him second balloons so he walk away crying. The kind boy gave him a ballon. Thank for that.
The boys and girls went on to clear the table and return the trays to the tray-retur
I have Hear You, HERE for YOU!
This afternoon, our Secondary 3 Catholic students came together as a group to pray the Stations of the Cross, as a form of devotion in this season of Lent to reflect on Jesus Christ’s passion and to affirm their commitment to take up their Cross as they lead their own 'Way of the Cross' in their lives.
By Patricia (3 Integrity)
I am Patricia of 3 Integrity. I am most privileged to share this reflection and prayer with you this morning....
HIHS is one of the oldest schools in Singapore having celebrated its 125th anniversary last year. Some of our teachers have taught in HIHS for more than one generation and several of the teachers whom I know in HIHS are in their fifties. We have been time and again told by our parents to show honour and respect to our elders. My mum grew up in the Philippines and she shares with me how the elders in the Philippines are respected and honoured for their contributions to society.
Scripture reminds us to honour and respect the elders in society for example in the book of Job 12:12. The elders are honoured with this verse:
"Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days."
Similarly in the book of Proverbs Chapter 13 verse 1, children are advised to listen to their parents e.g. A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Proverbs 19:20 cautions all to “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.” And again, the emphasis placed on the respect and honour to be accorded to the parents: in Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
With this in mind, let us pray ask Mary, the mother of Jesus to pray for the elders in our society and to intercede for us.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus, Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Sec 3 Adventure Camp - 12 to 14 Feb 2018
HIHS wishes all Chinese staff, students, parents and alumni a happy Chinese New Year! May all have a good time with your friends and families.
The plant in the photo is made by an alumnus, Peter, for the school. Thank you so much, Peter!
HIHS celebrates Chinese New Year as a community, with our friends from Lions Befrienders joining us for the concert and lo hei. The students had the opportunity to learn more about Chinese customs and practices during the celebrations.
By Mr Glenn Chew
There are many types of flowers: lilies, roses, daisies. Each one contains its own beauty and fragrance. Some bloom yearlong, others only in the spring, while others bud forth in the heart of the summer’s heat. In pondering the lessons of nature, Sister Thérèse stated the following:...
I understood that every flower created by [God] is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would lose its springtide beauty, and the fields would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues.
Thérèse also understood “that God’s Love is made manifest as well in a simple soul which does not resist His grace as in one more highly endowed.” Not everyone could be a rose; otherwise, the diversity of souls would be lost and the unique beauty of each would not stand out, manifesting the beauty of God in its own unique way.
Some souls are like “field flowers.” These lowly and simple flowers reveal a particular charism in that God shows His infinite greatness by stooping down from Heaven to bestow His grace upon them. It is through these simple and humble souls that God’s profound love is made most evident.
Most people are created by God to be simple and hidden among the masses. But God sees the beauty of every soul He creates, even if the world fails to perceive it. Each “flower” is radiant to Him, and He chooses to descend to each soul He has created so as to manifest His glory through them.
At times we all feel as if we are unimportant. We lose focus on the uniqueness of our own lives and fail to see our own inner beauty that was placed there by God Himself.
Know that God has descended to you and desires to bring forth the beauty of your soul. Know that you delight Him and He sees you, loves you, and accepts you as His little child. Your soul becomes truly beautiful the more fully you embrace His perfect will, in small and great ways. Accept who you are and become who you were made to be by allowing yourself to become conformed to His perfect will. In doing this, you will shine forth as the beautiful “flower” you were
made to be.
Lord God, Thank you for transforming my soul into a place for true beauty for all to see. Pray that I may continue to open my soul to the glory of God and allow Him to live within me, shining forth for all to see. Amen
HI alumni, if you would like to come back to visit teachers during Chinese New Year Eve, you can do so from 9:30am, when you can view the concert performances and find your teachers at the same time. Please do not come before 9:30am. Wishing all a happy Chinese New Year!
The Catholic students and staff of the school started off the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday mass this morning with our School Chaplain Fr Frederick Quek.
We pray that we will prepare and ready ourselves spiritually in the days leading up to Easter, and may we use this time to strengthen our faith through acts of giving, sacrifice, humility and love.
2018 is designated as the Year of Climate Action.
As an island city state, Singapore is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. By the end of the century, the projected daily temperature for Singapore could rise by 1.4 degree Celsius, wet months are likely to be wetter, dry months drier, and there could be more intense and frequent heavy rainfall. The mean sea levels could rise by up to 1 metre.
We need to take collective action to build a sustainable future.
By Mr Glenn Chew
We Remind ourselves that we are in your presence O Lord....
We will take Refuge in your loving heart.
You are our Strength in times of weakness.
You are our Comforter in times of sorrow.
And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him; and he was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and seeing him, he fell at his feet, and begged him, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live." And he went with him.
While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house someone who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?" But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not fear, only believe." And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to them, "Why do you weep? The child is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside, and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."
And immediately the girl got up and walked (she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. (Mark 5:21-43)
Let us speak for a moment of the pains and anxieties which parents take upon themselves and endure in patience out of love and affection for their children. Here, surrounded by her family and
by the sympathy and affection of her relations, a daughter lies upon her bed of suffering. She is fading in body. Her father's mind and spirit are worn with grief. She is suffering the inward pangs of her sickness. He, unwashed, unkempt, is absorbed wholly in sorrow. He suffers and endures before the eyes of the world. She is sinking into the quiet of death... Alas! why are children indifferent to these things! Why are they not mindful of them? Why are they not eager to make a
return to their parents for them? But the love of parents goes on nevertheless; and whatever parents bestow upon their children, God, the parent of us all, will duly repay.
Do you approach the Lord Jesus with expectant faith or with skeptical doubt? People in desperate or helpless circumstances were not disappointed when they sought Jesus out. What drew them to Jesus? Was it hope for a miracle or a word of comfort in their affliction? What did a grieving father expect Jesus to do for his beloved daughter who was at the point of death? Jesus gave hope where there seemed to be no human cause for it because his hope was directed to God.
It is another beautiful and sunny day today for the Sec 3 students at Changi Adventure Centre. They have much fun learning to work together as a team. Thank you to the teachers and student leaders, and we hope the students will have fond memories of this experience to recall in the years to come.
By Mr Yap
When you see a friend, you might wave and say, "Hi." Or you might exchange high fives or low fives with a friend or group of friends. If you are meeting someone for the first time, you might shake that person's hand. If you are greeting your grandmother or your aunt, you might even exchange hugs....
In Japan, however, people usually greet each other differently. Maybe you have seen Japanese people meet and greet each other. They don't wave. They don't shake hands. They don't exchange high fives. They don't hug. They bow.
Sometimes they bow once; sometimes several times. Sometimes they bow slightly, and sometimes they bow deeply. How many times they bow and how deeply they bow depend on a lot of things. One of the things that determines how low and how many times a person bows is how much older the other person is. In the Japanese culture, an older person deserves more respect, and so a young man greeting an elderly man will show his respect by the way he bows.
Now you don't have to start bowing to your parents or grandparents. But you could take a few hints from the Japanese. You see, many people in our world don't respect their elders. They think their parents and grandparents don't know anything. They think that only young, pretty people are worthwhile. They think elderly people are not as smart or as important or as valuable as young people. But the Japanese don't think so. And neither does God.
God commands all of us to treat older people with respect. He says that we should show respect for him "by standing up in the presence of elderly people and showing respect for the aged" (Leviticus 19:32).
God's Word makes it clear that respect for our elders is right. It is right to treat older people respectfully. Paul told Timothy, "Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as though he were your own father." He also said, "Treat the older women as you would your mother" (1 Timothy 5:1-2). Because respect for your elders is right.
So whether it is your parents, grandparents, teachers or other adults, treat them with respect, and show them that you will consider their opinions and suggestions in what you are planning to do. Let us pray.