P6 Graduation Ceremony


Friday, 15 November 2019, was our P6 Graduation Day. In the presence of esteemed guests and family, our P6 CHS gentlemen celebrated their achievements and completion of primary school education in Catholic High School (Primary).

Our Principal, Ms Soh Lai Leng Magdalen, marked the beginning of the ceremony with a meaningful and inspiring message and shared her nuggets of wisdom with the graduands on how to navigate the world with the values they have learnt in CHS. It was not just a proud day of celebration for our graduands, their family and friends but also one for them to reminisce the memorable times they have spent in CHS through the video montage put together by their teachers.

Our P6 graduands received their graduation certificates and various awards from their form teachers who have accompanied them in this critical year. The event wrapped up with our graduands proudly presenting the song, “We Are The Young”, as the Graduating Class of 2019.

We wish our graduands success in the next phase of their educational journey. May they always dream bigger and be the salt and light of the world.


 

Leader-Gentleman


Prize-Giving Ceremony 2019


This year’s Prize-Giving Ceremony was held on 15 November with the theme, “Let the Journey Continue”. This momentous occasion not only celebrated the outstanding achievements of our gentlemen in their academic and sports excellence, but also affirmed the good behaviour and character of our pupils. Through this continuous journey, our pupils embody the school vision passionately and display the qualities of being a leader, gentleman & bilingual scholar in all areas of learning.

Our Masters of ceremony, Ryan Koh and Matthew Chia, led the event confidently as they took the audience through the ceremony effortlessly by sharing their experiences and learning points as Catholic High gentlemen. Our prize winners beamed with pride as they went on stage to receive their prizes from our distinguished Guest of Honour, PSG Chairperson, Mrs Cheryl Lee Cheang. We were also honoured to have our CHS Concert Band and Edward Becharas Choir joining us in the celebration as they swept the audience off their feet with their spectacular performances.

The ceremony came to a close with another touching action where appreciation cards written by our prize winners were presented to their parents to thank them for the care, encouragement and support that they have given our gentlemen. The day, indeed, left an everlasting impression on people’s minds.

 

Leader-Gentleman


Primary 1 Orientation


On 13 November, the school opened our door to welcome our new 2020 cohort of pupils and their parents to our P1 Orientation. It not only marks the beginning of their primary education but also a journey with us as part of the CHS family.

The P1 pupils had their orientation tour of the school compound while the parents were engaged with an online game to learn more about the school. There was also a remarkable performance by our Chinese Orchestra pupils. The day ended fruitfully with pupils making new friends and parents going home with bags of uniforms and textbooks.

We look forward to starting the journey with our P1 pupils, touching their lives and transforming them to leaders, gentlemen and bilingual scholars.

 

Leader-Gentleman


Peer Support Leaders Training Programme


Since 2018, some of our Primary 3 gentlemen, who have displayed a natural disposition and interest in rendering social and emotional support to their peers, were nominated by their Form Teachers to take up the role of Peer Support Leaders. They received specialised coaching from the School Counsellor in identifying and approaching peers in distress, attending skills and referring the peers to teachers for further help. The Peer Support Leaders also met up monthly with the School Counsellor to learn specific peer helping skills and discuss some of their challenges in offering support. In the process, they provided support to one another and bonded stronger as a team.

In August 2019, our Primary 4 Peer Support Leaders attended Cyber Wellness Leaders’ Development Programme over 3 days to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills necessary to support their peers in cyber issues. In overall, it was heartening to see the leaders enjoy the process of designing their own games to create awareness of Cyber Wellness among our gentlemen.

In November 2019, the Primary 3 and 4 Peer Support Leaders convened for a combined session for the big group to mingle and network with one another. During the session, they took part in ice-breaker activities and shared their experiences in peer helping and peer influencing efforts in school. It was heartening to hear from their stories that they prided themselves in supporting their peers and they were keen to learn more to become better Peer Support Leaders.

 

Leader-Gentleman


Updates on Catholic Matters


In the second half of the year, we continue to instill the values of love, faith and hope in our community of Catholic, Christian and those who hold the same universal beliefs.

Catholic Education Sunday, was commemorated throughout Singapore. On September 15 our primary school boys and parents, together with the school staff, participated at the Mass in our nearest parish in Ang Mo Kio. Our boys co-served as lectors and wardens. Brian Raditya Andradi, our P6 gentleman, also shared his experience with the parishioners on how the school contributed to the deepening of his faith.

Father Henry Siew, our SMC chairman conducted the annual PSLE Thanksgiving Mass for the Primary 6 pupils. Parents attended the 4 days prayer service organized by the Catholic Parents prayer group. The prayer service was commenced with a Thanksgiving mass celebrated by Father Joe Lopez and over the next 4 days of exams, daily rounds of prayers were made by our faithful parents throughout the exam timings, to pray for blessings over all the P6 gentlemen.

Father Edward Seah also led 30 over boys in the adoration of the Eucharist, to grow their spirituality and love for Jesus Christ. His light-hearted homily taught the boys the wisdom of differentiating between needs and wants.
This year’s Parent – Child Relationship Building workshop drew 100 over participants. We were blessed to have the Novena Church Redemptorist Mission team, comprising of Father Terence Wee and Fr Simon Pereira. They shared the principles of parenting right with connection and influence. The children also had a fruitful time learning about their unique selves. Our Parent-Child Relationship Building workshop also drew 100 over participants. We were blessed to have the Novena Church Redemptorist Mission team, comprising Father Terence Wee and Fr Simon Pereira. They shared the principles of parenting right with connection and influence. The children also had a fruitful time learning about their unique selves.

 

Bilingual Scholar


Chinese Language 华文
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) 特选学校旗舰课程


SAP40 and Mother Tongue Week / 母语周兼特选40活动

7月2日至7月6日,公教中学附小举办了母语周兼特选40活动。
这次母语周兼特选40活动的目的是让学生更好地了解我校作为特选学校的历史,感受本土文化和中华文化。

特选40特展在7月2日掀开序幕。苏校长当天早上在礼堂颁发证书给五忠信班的郑皓宸同学和五柔和班的王健嘉同学,他们代表公教附小参加了今年特选40特刊发布会的诗歌朗诵表演。之后,校长宣布特选40特展兼母语周正式开始。

此次特展,我们特别设计了5款限量版明信片,其中的图案都是我们3至5年级学生的中华美术作品。我们也在这周让学生写下对特选学校的反思与感想,学生的反应相当踊跃。

配合特选40主题,我们也在这周进行母语周,活动有新谣卡拉OK、娘惹蜡染、香囊制作和传统游戏滚铁环。

每天早上,一踏进校园,就能听到亲切的新谣歌曲,它像一缕晨光,温暖了人心,开启了一天的美好时光。休息时间,同学们来到电脑室学唱新谣歌曲。学生了解了新谣,也让他们为新加坡感到骄傲,因为新谣是新加坡特有的。

在食堂,同学们可以学做娘惹蜡染和制作香囊。老师们向学生介绍娘惹蜡染这一传统工艺,学生亲手绘制,感受本土的娘惹文化。很多人都知道端午节有吃粽子和划龙舟的习俗,但是很少人知道端午节也有佩戴香囊的习俗。学生在制作香囊的过程中认识了艾草和薰衣草,同时也知道了它们的药用功能,进而接触了中医药文化。滚铁环这一传统游戏,同学们玩得不亦乐乎。学生了解到祖辈、父辈们的游戏就是这么简单有趣。

另外,食堂的美术展展出了三年级至五年级学生的传统美术作品,诸如:风筝、泥塑、水墨画、剪纸和脸谱,老师和家长看了都赞不绝口。

通过一周的特选40兼母语活动,让学生都以自己是“特选的孩子”为豪,同时也明白了本土文化也有深厚的底蕴,并感受到中华文化的博大精深。

 

Bilingual Scholar


Chinese Language 华文
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) 特选学校旗舰课程


3rd CHS Inter-Primary Chinese Chess Competition 2019
2019第三届全国小学象棋友谊赛

为了弘扬中华文化,促进中国象棋活动的开展以及增强学校之间的交流,公教中学附小于七月十六日举办了第三届的象棋友谊赛。这次的象棋友谊赛共有148名学生参加,他们分别来自11所小学:宏文学校、爱同学校、培青学校、胜宝旺小学、康林小学,南洋小学,乐赛小学,菩提学校、德行学校、海星中学附小和公教中学附小。
● 初小组成绩(由小四或更低年级的学生组成):
冠军-公教中学附小C组
亚军-公教中学附小A组
季军-菩提学校D组
● 通校组成绩(所有年级):
冠军-乐赛学校B组
亚军-乐赛学校A组
季军-宏文学校
2019第三届公教附小象棋友谊赛圆满结束,我们期待明年再见。

Bertram Chiew Geng Heng 蒋庚恒 公教中学附小 亚军
Brian Chiew Geng Cheng 蒋庚澄 公教中学附小 亚军
Manfred Wong 黄铭峰 公教中学附小 亚军
Wu Yutong 吴昱彤 公教中学附小 冠军
Chia Shao Jie 谢邵捷 公教中学附小 冠军
Lee Kim Chuan 李骐全 公教中学附小 冠军

 

 

Bilingual Scholar


Chinese Language 华文
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) 特选学校旗舰课程


16th Char Yong Cup Xiangqi Competition 2019 / 第十六届茶阳杯全国小学象棋校际赛

来自象棋提升班的16名学生于11月6日代表公教附小参加由象棋总会举办的第16届“茶阳杯”全国学生象棋团体赛。全国学生象棋团体赛在碧山民众俱乐部举行。

我校成绩不俗。陈永康(5仁爱)、吕元杰(5仁爱)、陶冠乐(5温和)和陈凯哲(5坚忍)获得公开组优胜奖;李骐全(3温和)、詹汶晟(3良善)、谢邵捷(3良善)和黄铭峰(3良善)获得初小组第五名;蒋庚澄 (4平安)、蒋庚恒(3良善)和吴昱彤(3平安)获得了初小组亚军。

我们热烈祝贺以上的获奖者,希望我们公教象棋提升班的同学继续努力,为校发光发热。

 

Bilingual Scholar


Chinese Language 华文
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) 特选学校旗舰课程


P3 Cultural Camp—Weiqi / 小三围棋文化营

2019年9月3日下午,我校150位三年级的学生参加了2个小时的围棋训练班,这是我校近几年首次把围棋放进年度文化营活动。

首先,学生先了解围棋的历史,然后再学习围棋的规则。与象棋相比,围棋的规则和玩法比较复杂,但是大多数的学生都能在短时间明白围棋规则,并能够和对手开始对弈。学生在愉快的气氛中完成了今年三年级的文化营。

根据课后的调查,学生纷纷希望明年能再有机会参加类似的文化营,让他们接触更多中华文化艺术。

 

Bilingual Scholar


Chinese Language 华文
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) 特选学校旗舰课程


Mid-Autumn Celebration and Chinese Calligraphy Competition/
中秋迷你嘉年华兼书法比赛

在中秋佳节来临之际,我校进行了一系列的庆祝活动,让学生在欢乐的气氛中了解中秋这一传统节日。

周会时,三、四年级的学生表演了以中秋为主题的相声、朗诵和猜灯谜等节目。相声表演、朗诵赢得了阵阵掌声,猜灯谜则把周会的气氛推向了高潮。

我校还举办了亲子灯笼制作比赛,家长和孩子们一起发挥创意,把再循环物品变成美丽的艺术品。同学们踊跃参加,得奖作品在食堂、教员办公室走廊展出,老师和家长看了都赞不绝口。

9月17日,学校举办了中秋迷你嘉年华。在休息时间,同学们一边品尝月饼、柚子,一边猜灯迷得奖品,每个人都喜笑颜开。

在欢庆佳节时,我们不忘关怀社区里的年长者。我们鼓励孩子们从他们的零用钱中捐出一元给“心愿社区关怀服务中心”的老人。

9月17日下午,小学礼堂翰墨飘香,约100名学生怀着对书法艺术的热忱,挥毫互比高下。恰逢中秋时节,此届主题为“花好月圆庆中秋 ,挥毫泼墨迎佳节”。

中学华青会成员主持整场文娱活动。心愿关怀中心的老人受邀同庆。他们除了大展歌喉,秀其歌艺,还与学生提笔挥毫,现场一片温情洋溢。

比赛掀开序幕后,参赛学生专心致志,力使一字一言神气相映,彰显汉字的形体美。比赛结果,成绩如下:

恭喜这些得奖的学生!
比赛圆满落幕。期待明年更多学生参加书法比赛,水准更上一层楼。

 

Bilingual Scholar


Mathematics


Lower Primary Mathalympic

Our annual Lower Primary Mathalympics held on the 5th of August had an overwhelming response from our Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils. It is an engaging and fun competition whereby the lower primary pupils get to pit their wits against their schoolmates in a game of Connect 4.

In order to win the game, the pupils are required to make a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row of 4. Every year, the response from the participants is positive as they enjoy the game which allows them to test their analytical skills.

 

Bilingual Scholar


Science


P6 GEP

During the mid-year holidays, our Primary 6 gentlemen went through an enrichment programme on Energy and Forces. The programme aimed to engage pupils in scientific inquiry that will help them to develop the habits, attitudes and dispositions scientists possess as well as to gain 21st century competencies such as critical and inventive thinking and effective communication skills.
It was a 2-hour long lesson which provided pupils with hands-on experiments and engaging activities. Pupils explored and applied concepts of forces and energy conversion as they created a simple rolling toy with the materials provided. They then explained their evolution of understanding, design and ultimate solution. At the end of the lesson, the pupils took home their self-made toy – the Rolling Creature.

P4 Scientists @ Work

The Primary 4 pupils attended an engaging lesson on Light and Shadows during the Science Week in Term 1. During the lesson, pupils were introduced to the basics of how shadows are formed and explored the factors that affect shadow formation. At the same time, they had the opportunity to assemble and take home their very own viewers using simple materials.

It was indeed an enriching learning experience for our young gentlemen where their curiosity was stimulated through this experiential learning.

 

Bilingual Scholar


English


Primary 2 An Afternoon at the Theatre

An Afternoon at the Theatre was held on 16 August, in the school hall, from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The theme, ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, created an opportunity for our P2 gentlemen to gain a deeper appreciation of the Earth’s animals and the environment they live in. Speech & Drama skills empower children to be lifelong learners and effective communicators, where they, in turn will have a positive impact on their community. Our young gentlemen not only developed their language skills but also discovered the power of imagination as the stories came to life on stage, allowing them to see the world with insight, humour and compassion. They performed in front of a live audience, where their magical performance gave life to the fantasy world that they had created for themselves through the exciting stories.

 

Parent Support Group (PSG)


What a whirlwind productive year it has been! Starting with welcoming enthusiastic P1 parents, to celebrating Chinese New Year in style, to a record-breaking Family Day fundraiser and finally, to saying “All the best, see you soon!” to our P6 gentlemen, Ms Soh and Mr Chan. As they say, all good things must come to an end and we’ve certainly enjoyed ourselves volunteering and supporting the school in 2019. A big thank you to the school leaders, teachers and administrative staff— it has been a privilege to work with all of you; and the boys, who have made our volunteering mutually gratifying.

We have been so fortunate to have many willing, supportive, talented and diverse parents who continually want the best for our gentlemen. And we look forward to welcoming parent volunteers — new and repeat — as we all play an important part in supporting our boys’ holistic education.

Happy holidays to you and your family, see you in 2020!

 

Dads @ CHS


This year, we had new activities as well as the old favourites for fathers and sons to bond. Here’s a look at our fulfilling year:

1. Community Service. To nurture our young to be useful contributing members of society, we had two community engagements: (1) helping to bring parents and sons together in the school’s newspaper collection to raise funds for the CNY lunch for old folks (2) our traditional Meals with Love activity in collaboration with Touch Community Services to bring hot meals to the frail elderly.

2. Talks. Our April workshop on Managing and Understanding Teens with psychologist speaker, Mr Nicholas, was well-received. We also joined the school to share with our Sec 2 gentlemen on the possible dangers of mobile usage and the need to be responsible mobile users.

3. New activities. Kayak with Dad @Ubin in April was our first water activity. Learning to work together, our participants explored the mangrove swamp and learned more about Nature. Golfing with Dad@CHS was a hit, as dads and sons learned golfing skills. Our inaugural Dads@CHS Father-Son Rollerblading event saw our participants learn how to rollerblade.

4. Dads@CHS Signature events. Our annual Ocean Dreams and Moontent saw dads and sons spend meaningful time bonding together.  ‘Movie under the Stars’ brought the whole family to join in an evening of movie entertainment. Dads@CHS and PSG collaborated together for this event for the second year running.

5. Family Day Activities. This year, we had two activities – Soccer Mania and All-Star Shoot-out. It was heartwarming to see our dads and sons play together. We have no doubt these will become fond memories and help build stronger father-son bonding.

Thank you for your support, everyone! See you in 2020!