Catholic Programmes for January 2019

Dear parents,

We invite you to join us for the following events in the month of January 2019.
Please click below to view the list of events in January 2019.

NOV Catholic Calendar

Thank you!

Sally

CHS Catholic Parents Commissioning 2019

Open to all Parents of Catholic, Christian faith and any who wish to join.

You’re invited for CHS Catholic Parents Commissioning 2019. At the beginning of the year, the school hopes to bring together faith-filled parents for fellowship, and build a community which understands and supports her efforts in nurturing the children spiritually.

Date:
11 January 2019 Friday

Time:
7.30am – 9.30am
(You may leave between programs – full agenda to be shared)

Venue:
St. Peter and Paul’s Room (Secondary School, Level 5)

*RSVP: *
http://bit.ly/cpsgjan11rsvp

OUR B.I.G. NEWS Issue 2018-5 Semester 2




Prefect Investiture


On 26 June 2018, we welcomed a new batch of Prefects to our Student Leadership fraternity. This year’s theme for our Prefects’ Investiture is “THE LEADER IN ME – Confidence. Humility. Service”. 17 of our Primary 5 leaders and 45 of our Primary 4 leaders were invested as Prefects. Additionally, 8 of our Primary 5 Prefects received their appointments as Prefect Council members. They are representatives of the student body and they embody the best in student qualities that the school has to offer. The occasion was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Rev Fr Dr Henry Siew, Chairman of School Management Committee and Chairman of the School Chaplaincy Team. The event was also graced by our proud parents who presented the Prefects’ ties to their sons during the ceremony. It was indeed a memorable moment for the CHS family as we welcomed the leaders of our future.


 

Leader-Gentleman


P6 Graduation Ceremony


16 November 2018 marked an important milestone for our P6 pupils as we celebrated the successful completion of their primary school education and bade them farewell in a poignant ceremony themed “Be the Salt and Light of the World”. It was a reminder to our graduates to not only preserve the goodness within the world, but also to be a positive influence just like the flavour enhancer.

Our Guest-Of-Honour, Mr Ryan Lim, gave an inspiring speech, reminding our graduates about what the school had done for them. He hoped to see more of our graduates complete their ten-year education at CHS (Secondary).Steeped in meaning, our P6 pupils received their graduation certificates and awards from their form teachers who had journeyed with them in this challenging year. The Lau Eng Swan Award was also given to honour our ex-pupils who were among the top scorers in the 2017 PSLE and chose to continue their education at CHS (Secondary).

We wish our P6 graduates the very best as they embark on the next phase of their academic journey. May they always shine their light for all to see and be a beacon of hope in the darkness.

Prize-Giving Ceremony 2018


“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for your welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

The theme of this year’s Prize-Giving Ceremony is “Our Journey Together”. It emphasizes the celebration of the shared journey towards the pupils’ holistic development. Every journey has its story about how the gentlemen build their character through love, creativity and constancy of purpose in seeking improvement. This year, we interviewed a few pupils to share their journey in how they built their grit and resilience in overcoming challenges which enabled them in becoming a “Leader, Gentleman and a Bilingual Scholar”.

This year, the school initiated two awards namely, (i) CHS Gentleman Award and (ii) CHS Bilingualism Award to affirm pupils who exhibited exemplary character and proficiency in both languages respectively.

This journey would not have been made possible without the care, encouragement, guidance and support of our teachers and parents. Congratulations to all the prize recipients and we hope that all of them can continue to scale to greater heights in 2019!

Primary 4 & Primary 5 Sports Day


The P4 & P5 Sports Day was held on 23 May 2018. The event was opened with a torch relay around the school track by the Principal and Vice-Principals. The pupils watched and cheered as the torch was passed from hand to hand and finally to our Principal, Ms Soh who lit up the cauldron, marking the start of the Sports Day.

This year, the pupils engaged in one of the four sports on offer – Captain’s Ball, Floorball, Soccer and Volleyball. Through their participation in the inter-class games, the PE Department aimed to help the pupils foster a sense of unity in diversity. The pupils also learnt to appreciate that while they are different, they can be united in the spirit of love and care.

The pupils also found out more about recent sporting events like the Youth Olympic Games and how athletes of diverse backgrounds and conditions could come together to compete and display Olympic values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence.

The day ended with a prize presentation, where pupils learnt to display sportsmanship by recognising and applauding for the victory of their fellow sportsmen.

Aesthetics CCA Games Day


The Aesthetics CCA Games Day was held on 6 August 2018. The pupils engaged in one of the four sports on offer
– Captain’s Ball, Floorball, Handball and Soccer. Through their participation in the inter-CCA games, the PE Department aimed to provide opportunities for pupils to foster team spirit and bonding within each CCA and among all the Aesthetics CCA groups.

The day ended with a prize presentation and Modern Dance CCA emerged as the overall champion for this year’s Games Day. Through this experience, we believed that all the pupils learnt to display good sportsmanship by appreciating and applauding for the efforts of others.

Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)


The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) was launched at Catholic High School (Primary) on 22 March 2018. A banner printed with “Do Something Kind, Make a Difference” was unveiled at the event.

The objective of the SKM is to inculcate graciousness in our school where pupils will show consideration and kindness to the people around them by being mindful of their actions. Seven Kindness Ambassadors from Primary Five represented our school in the Friend of Singapore (FOS) project which is part of the SKM.

For the FOS project entitled Happy Toilets, Happy Users, the Ambassadors were dedicated to improving the conditions of our school toilets. Various posters were put up in the boys’ toilets to remind pupils to show consideration to users and cleaners of the toilets.

Pupils gave a resounding response when the Ambassadors talked about the need to be responsible users of the toilets. With strong support from the school management and also the pupils, the Happy Toilets, Happy Users project was a success!

 

Bilingual Scholar


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


2018年北京之旅

5月27日,40位公教中学附小的五年级学生在老师的陪同下搭乘飞机前往北京,为期7天的北京浸濡之旅就此拉开了序幕。

此行的目的是让学生亲身感受中华文化和体验异国风情,从而开拓视野并与北大附小的学生建立友谊。学生不仅有机会和北大附小的学生一起学习,而且还到北大附小伙伴的家寄宿一晚,体验当地的家庭生活。

6月3日凌晨,为期7天的浸濡活动结束了。学生们带着满满的礼物、友谊及祝福,依依不舍地踏上了返回新加坡的班机。2018公教中学附小的北京浸濡之旅就此圆满完成。

第七届《翰墨书香迎国庆》中小学生书法比赛

来自书法提升班的九名学生于7月13日代表公教附小参加由培青学校与福清会馆联办的第七届《翰墨书香迎国庆》中小学生书法比赛。近200名中小学生参赛。我们的学生不负众望,赢得5个奖杯。

优胜奖分别由林彦丞(6喜乐)、林燿杨(5坚忍)和林晋宇(3仁爱)取得。陈俊玮(6仁爱)和郭璟佚(6喜乐)赢得安慰奖。

参赛学生有如此优越的表现,除了得到良师的指导外,还靠自身不懈的努力,以及对书法艺术的热爱

恭喜他们,并希冀再创高峰!

 

小一汇报演出《放飞梦想》

2018年4月24日下午,我校的礼堂呈现了一场别开生面的演出,让舞台成了一年级孩子们发挥演艺才华的天地,超过五百名家长齐聚一堂观看了孩子们精彩的表演。

一年级各班的学生在小一汇报演出《放飞梦想》中,展现了自己在16个小时演艺班所学的演艺技巧,将一出出的儿童寓言剧呈献给观众。演出的剧目包括《猴子捞月》、《鹬蚌相争》、《狼来了》、《小斑马过河》、《黔驴技穷》、《自作聪明》、《和书一起飞》和《狐假虎威》。他们充满童趣的演出给爸爸妈妈们带来了不少欢声笑语。

家长纷纷表示很高兴看到孩子们能够自信地用华语在舞台上表演。《放飞梦想》在家长们的鼓掌声中圆满落幕。

2018年第二届公教中学(附小)象棋友谊赛

为了发扬中华文化,促进中国象棋活动的拓展以及增进学校之间的友谊,公教中学(附小)于八月七日举办了第二届的象棋友谊赛。比赛采用积分编排制,一共进行了六轮比赛。裁判使用电脑软件配对。每轮每队派3 名学生入场。今年象棋友谊赛的反应热烈,共有114名学生参加,比去年增加了27名。参赛者他们分别来自七所特选小学(宏文学校、白沙小学、培青学校、爱同学校、菩提学校、海星附小和公教附小)。

通校组成绩(学生的年龄无限制):冠军-宏文学校A组、亚军-公教中学(附小)A组、季军-菩提学校A组

初小组成绩(由小三或更低年级的学生组成):冠军-公教中学(附小)A组、亚军-菩提学校A组、季军-宏文学校A组。

2018第二届公教附小象棋友谊赛圆满结束,我们期待明年再次举办此比赛。

亲子讲华语比赛

2018年的亲子讲华语故事比赛在第三学期圆满结束。今年参赛的组别可说是别出心裁,表演形式更是多样化。今年参赛的组别呈献了讲故事、相声以及唱歌等节目。值得一提的是,今年参赛的队伍都是我们的“常客”,往年都曾参赛。我们真要感谢这几个家庭每一年的支持。相信他们最大的收获就是能与孩子轻松地学习华语并促进亲子之间的关系。比赛是其次,最重要的是家长能抽空与孩子们一起为比赛做准备。

2018文化随意门活动

8月15日下午,186位公教中学附小三年级和四年级的学生浩浩荡荡地来到新加坡专业剧场Singapore Repertory Theatre观看了一场特别的演出《戴高帽子的猫》。著名儿童文学作家苏斯博士的长青作品《戴高帽子的猫》,经由英国国家剧院改编,成为一部充满魔幻色彩和诙谐趣味的舞台剧。

此行的目的不仅是提供机会让学生置身艺术剧目中,更是让孩子们亲身感受语言文化之美。苏斯博士创作的每则故事,都结合了文法、语法、韵律、拼音、道德、伦理、宽容态度与人文精神,让孩子们看戏的同时仿佛上了一堂语言文化课。这次文化随意门的活动反应热烈,圆满成功,让我们更加期待“文化随意门2019”。

2018 庆中秋母语周活动

9月11日至9月18日,公教中学附小举办了庆中秋母语周活动。

9月11日早上,升旗礼过后,两位五年级的学生说了一段相声,邀请华文部鲁伟忠主任和特选课程部陈文龙主任与“嫦娥”、“玉兔”合影,拉开了庆中秋母语周的帷幕。

这次母语周活动丰富多彩、同学们兴趣盎然。

在图书馆里,设置了嫦娥奔月背景板。休息时间,同学们纷纷来和“嫦娥”合影,而且是拍立得,照片即时可拿。每天休息时间,等待拍照的同学排成了长龙。有的同学甚至一下课就来拍照,然后才去休息。有的同学排队排了好久也没能和嫦娥合影,只好第二天再来。

在食堂里,每天休息时间有三个摊位,每天活动各异。有制作冰皮月饼、中秋灯笼彩绘、制作传统竹片书签、艺术卷纸和传统投壶。让学生在动手过程中,进一步了解传统文化。食堂里的美术展,三年级至五年级学生创作的惟妙惟肖、以弘扬传统文化为主题的美术作品,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。

课堂上进行的导读活动,老师和同学们分享了《嫦娥奔月》的故事,也和同学们一起赏析和中秋有关的古诗词,让学生进一步领略到古诗词的文化内涵。

在进行这些活动的同时,也举办了书法和亲子灯笼制作比赛。家长和孩子一起制作灯笼的过程中,孩子们不仅了解了传统文化,也增进了他们和父母之间的感情。

这次庆中秋母语周活动的特殊意义还在于对学生进行了以“关爱“为主题的价值观教育。我校和心愿社区服务团体合作,邀请该团体的乐龄人士来我校参加庆祝会和享用午餐。学生们积极为心愿社区服务团体捐款。

一周的庆中秋母语周活动,虽然短暂,但是意义深长。它不仅让学生了解了中华传统文化,特别是中秋节日的来历和习俗,而且也弘扬了传统文化的价值观,学生获益匪浅。

中秋节校内书法比赛

9月11日本校为迎中秋,举行校内书法比赛。本届主题定为“花好月圆庆中秋,挥毫泼墨迎佳节”。近120名爱好书法艺术的学生参与其盛,互磋技艺,为发扬这个古老精深的艺术尽一份力。

中秋佳节人团圆。人团圆体现的不外乎关怀敬爱的优良传统,值得代代传承。为此,本校特邀心愿关怀中心的老人与学生共庆佳节。老少提笔挥毫,交流心得,其乐融融。

比赛掀开序幕后,参赛学生均尽心发挥,一笔一画,至为认真,精神可嘉。比赛结果,成绩如下:

甲组 乙组
金奖 林燿杨 5坚忍 金奖 林晋宇 3仁爱
银奖 杨泽凯 5仁爱 银奖 陈睿璘 3温和
银奖 梁开亿 4温和 银奖 黄凯俊 3喜乐
铜奖 陈仁毅 5喜乐 铜奖 刘睿凯 2柔和
铜奖 蔡逸溪 4温和 铜奖 黄钰傑 3坚忍
铜奖 葉浩民 4平安 铜奖 林靖澄 3温和

恭喜这些得奖的学生!
比赛圆满落幕。希冀活动年年越办越好,更多学生喜欢书法艺术,并发扬光大。

 

Mathematics


Our annual Lower Primary Mathlympic is a fun and engaging competition where our Primary 1 to Primary 3 pupils get to pit their wits against their schoolmates in a game of Connect 4. This year, it was held on 5 August 2018 in our primary school hall. In order to win the game, the pupils were required to be the first in making a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row of 4.

Every year, the number of pupils participating in this competition is overwhelming as pupils enjoy playing this game that tests their analytical skills.

English


An Afternoon at the Theatre was held on 17 August, in the school hall, from 3.30 to 5 p.m. The theme ‘Around The World In 8 Tales’ gave an opportunity for the P2 pupils to know more about the various cultures around the world. Speech & drama skills empower children and enable them to develop self-confidence, a creative imagination, empathy, and maturity in interpersonal skills. Our pupils 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, and humour. They performed in front of a live audience and transported them into the fantasy world that they had created for themselves through the many exciting stories.

 

Science


Science Eureka

Our Primary One and Two pupils were introduced to Science through Science Eureka!, one of our signature Science programmes in E3 (Engage, Explore and Enrich). Science Eureka! aims to provide our pupils with authentic and enriched learning opportunities and develop 21st CC through experiential learning.

The Primary One and Two pupils were engaged with two storybooks, which were aligned to the topics – Life Cycles, Digestion and Animals. These 3 topics are the topics in our Lower Block Science, under Diversity, Systems and Cycles. The teachers read the storybooks to the class and then engaged them through enriching discussions. After which, the pupils embarked on the worksheets. The two worksheets helped to reinforce what they had learned about the life cycles of plants and animals and how their amazing body helps in the process of digestion.

We strongly believe that Science Eureka! will help to provide our Primary One and Two pupils with experiences which build on their interest and stimulate their curiosity about the environment.

P6 Post-exam Activities

This year in November 2018, our Primary 6 pupils went to the Science Centre for the “Unstoppable Force vs Immovable Object” as part of their post-exam activities. The boys participated in hands-on activities and an amazing race around Science Centre. They were able to apply various concepts of Science and Mathematics taught in school. Topics like Energy and Forces, and Geometry and Tessellation, helped them to strategise to create an impenetrable shield wall to defend their territory in this fun activity. The programme was indeed enriching and it provided edutainment for our boys.

 

Gifted Education Programme


Lee Kuan Yew All-Round Excellence Award (2018)

Our 2017 Gifted Education Programme (GEP) pupil, Gareth Lau (from P6 Gentleness) has been awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Award for All-Round Excellence in August 2018.

Gareth is an all-rounder. He is a humble, positive and highly motivated pupil who puts in his best effort in his academic areas as well as his CCA commitment.

In September 2017, Gareth represented Singapore to take part in Wushu competition in Korea for two weeks before his Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). To pursue his passion for Wushu, he did not participate in the PSLE Listening Comprehension exam. Upon returning to Singapore after his Wushu competition, Gareth put in his best to prepare for the PSLE. His unwavering determination to achieve his goals is commendable.

Gareth possesses leadership qualities. As a prefect, Gareth carried out his duties with pride and responsibility. He shows his caring side by working with his classmates in planning and executing activities for the elderly at Xin Yuan Community care for Service Learning.

As captain of the school Wushu team, he trained conscientiously and demonstrated leadership as well as team spirit. Despite his busy training schedule, Gareth has not failed to keep up with his work by submitting his written school work and assignments punctually.

Teachers in the GEP department from Catholic High School (Pri) are very happy and proud of his achievement, and we would like to wish him the very best as he continues with the next phase of his education journey. We look forward to Gareth inspiring others with our 公教 tradition of service to others, society and nation!

International Math and Science Olympiad 2018

The International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) is an annual competition in Math and science for primary school pupils.

Three of our gentlemen were selected to Team Singapore after intensive training at NUS High They represented our country in the IMSO – Science Team in Zhe Jiang, China from 28 September to 4 October 2018.

Achievement:
Teo Kai Wen (5 Faithfulness)
Science Experiment Champion,
Gold Medallist
Jerald Koh
Silver Medallist
Sachin Narayanan
Bronze Medallist

Student Development Team


This year, we had a Primary 3 pupil, Teo Gun Rui, who expressed a strong interest in promoting board games in school. We supported his idea by providing him platforms for implementation so as to realise his aspirations.

Two sessions of board game activities were carried out as post-exam activities on 8 and 15 November 2018. These sessions were only limited to Gun Rui’s classmates in a pilot study so as to assess its suitability before bringing the rest of the school on board. There was an overwhelming response from his classmates as they supported him by participating in two games of Monopoly and Blokus during their recess.

Even though Gun Rui and his team met challenges in the course of the games, they also learnt values and skills that might not be taught in the formal curriculum.

P1 Orientation 2018 (for P1 Pupils 2019) Briefing Slides

P1 Orientation 2018 (for P1 Pupils 2019) Briefing Slides

P1 Orientation 2018 (for P1 Pupils 2019) Briefing Slides, Download

School Tour for 2019 P4 GEP Cohort on 12th Nov 2018, 3:00 p.m.

School Tour for 2019 P4 GEP Cohort on 12th Nov 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to your child on his successful selection into the Gifted Education Program (GEP). Catholic High School would like to invite you and your child to a tour of our school premise on 12th Nov (Monday) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Programme:
2:45 Registration
3:00 Opening Address by Principal
3:30 Walk about school tour & interaction session with teachers
4:15 End of School Tour

Please register via the following link
Catholic High School - School Tour for 2019 Primary 4 (GEP) Intake