Deepavali Celebrations 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.
Brownies Learning Journey
Art Club Learning Journey
14th July 2017
Our P2 to P5 art club members went on an inspirational learning journey to the SYF art exhibition 2017. They took in all the exhibits, marvelling at the creativity of the artists behind each masterpiece.
Minister Ng Chee Meng's Visit to Canossa Convent Primary School
P4 Learning Journey
CCPS Open House 2017
It was a big success!
We also would like to say a big thank you to our partners -- Canossaville Children and Community Services (student care and pre-school), St Anthony's Canossian Secondary School (our affiliated secondary school), Canossian School (for the hearing impaired) and all the Sisters from Canossa Convent who supported us at our Open House today!
CCPS Environment Outreach to St Magdalene Kindergarten
CCPS P3 to P5 green ambassadors went to St Magdalene's Kindergarten during environment outreach week.
The green ambassadors put up a Reader's Theater performance on the story "The Earth Day Hen & Friends" to spread the message on the importance of resource conservation (3Rs) to our community. We also invited the little ones to our school where our green ambassadors shared the importance of water conservation. All had fun as they interacted with one another.
Make a Difference Programme
CCPS Celebrated Environment Week
Pupils were treated to an entertaining and educational skit on the importance of trees as part of a series of assembly programmes to raise environmental awareness.
They also had fun taking part in craft activities with recyclables during recess. Pupils created plastic flowers out of used plastic bags. On leaf-shaped pledges, they also pledged to do their part to save the Earth.
Enthusiastic in their contributions towards the school's recycling efforts, pupils brought plastic containers and bottles to deposit into the school's recycling bins. These efforts also counted in the recycling competition open to all classes.
Library Activities - Month of May
This exciting month of May, the CCPS Library features books that have been made into movies!
Pupils have been borrowing and reading books such as Dr Seuss' 'The Car in the Hat', Roald Dahl's 'The BFG', 'The Witches' and 'Fantastic Mr Fox', classics like 'The Jungle Book', 'Alice in Wonderland', Oliver Twist', Around the World in 80 Days', 'Sherlock Holmes', and popular fiction like 'Spiderwick Chronicles', 'Bridge to Terabithia' and 'Smurfs'.
Pupils were also spotted doing the library activity worksheets on 'The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend'. These pupils walked away with some prizes for their attempts at reading the book and completing the activity.
The library also conducted several storytelling sessions in Term 2 on Tuesdays during the 9.40am recess and on Wednesdays during the 9.10am recess. More such engaging programmes are in the pipeline for Semester 2.
The library is indeed a place where time is well-spent unwinding with a good book, as some of our pupils do while waiting for their afternoon activities or while waiting for their parents to pick them up from school.
Learning Journey - P1 Social Studies Trail - Exploring our Neighbourhood
26th April 2017
We took our P1 pupils out for a learning journey around our neighbourhood.
Pupils deepened their appreciation of our school's rich history and foundress, St Magdalene with a gallery walk around our heritage room, accompanied by our teacher docent who delivered an insightful running commentary.
With the aim to broaden the pupils' understanding that CCPS is part of a neighbourhood, the second part of our trail saw pupils visiting various parts of our neighbourhood. They walked past landed property and HDB flats, bus stops, and the MRT station along Merpati Road. They also visited the minimart, bakery, Fair Price supermarket and the bustling Circuit Road wet market.
From their walk, our P1s learned about the livelihood of the shop owners and market stall hawkers. They also realised how well-planned and self-sufficient the neighbourhood is, and how life is made convenient for its residents and the people who study and work there, as a result.
Learning Journey to University Cultural Centre - Brass Band CCA
The CCPS brass band went on an inspiring learning journey to the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation 2017 at the University Cultural Centre.
They watched several Secondary School ensembles perform their two choice pieces.
Impressed by the confidence, passion and synergy exuded by each ensemble, our brass band members are motivated to doing their very best in the SYF Arts Presentation next year.
Learning Journey to ArtScience Museum
P5 and P6 pupils from Multimedia Club and the pupils from Artitude went on a combined learning journey to the ArtScience Museum. The girls attended a workshop titled Fun with Photograms and explored the Future World Exhibition.
It was an unforgettable experience for these young ones as they explored the possibility of combining art and science technology to produce amazing works.
Learning Journey to Science Centre Singapore
A group of our P5 students thoroughly enjoyed themselves on their science learning journey to the Science Centre Singapore on 24 April.
They were encouraged to conduct scientific inquiry and discovery beyond the classroom.
Given the opportunity to attend an engaging workshop entitled 'Diversity of Cells' conducted by the DNA Learning Laboratory, they took joy in learning more about plant, animal, bacteria, fungi (yeast) and protist cells.
P3 Social Studies Trail
Our P3 pupils had a fun and enriching experience as they went through different activities planned for their Social Studies Trail, which was conducted on 13 and 20 April.
The learning experience started off with an introduction to the living conditions in Singapore in the 1900s. The pupils then proceeded to various learning stations where they discovered more about the development of public housing in Singapore throughout the years.
The trail finally ended with a sharing session, in which pupils were given the opportunity to express their appreciation for the hard work that our forefathers put in to develop Singapore into the peaceful, thriving nation that we live in today.
A Distinctive School Experience at CCPS
We hosted 2 kindergartens in our neighbourhood - PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ MacPherson and
MacPherson Sheng Hong Childcare Centre.
The tour of our school campus was an eye-opener to these precious kindergarten children, who also enjoyed a fun lesson and experienced buying food at our canteen.
To make the day even more meaningful and memorable, our P1 and P2 pupils played buddies to our guests. Thrilled to have this opportunity, they enthusiastically guided their newfound kindergarten friends through the process of buying food from the canteen.
Tucking into the delicious food, they bonded through play and conversation.
Commemorating Earth Day
Over a period of three days (19-21 April), our pupils, in a commendable show of commitment to saving the Earth, actively pledged to do their part to conserve energy.
In a whole-school effort to save the earth, fans were switched off in their classrooms for 15 minutes.
Other fun activities for the various levels to raise awareness on environmental protection, included writing an acoustic poem, doing a crossword puzzle and colouring.
Our "little lights" of Canossa Convent and Canossian School sang and danced joyfully at today's Easter celebration .
P2 CCA Exposure Day
Learning Journey to ArtScience Museum - Multimedia Club
The P3 and P4 members of CCPS Multimedia Club had an awesome treat today, learning about cyanotype, which is a photographic printing process using ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide, to paint their own universe.
They also had great fun entering the futuristic world of high-tech interactive artwork at Future World. They were awed when they saw their vibrantly coloured buses, spaceships, rocket ships and buildings entering into a bustling and lively cityscape on the wall.
The pupils were also fascinated when their 3D digital drawings were turned into physical paper craft patterns that they could assemble into unique 3D models.
Learning Journey to Sungei Buloh
Our P6s had a great time outdoors at Sungei Buloh on 10 April 2017, observing the many species of birds and animals in this beautiful nature reserve.
International Friendship Day
The theme for 2017 International Friendship Day (IFD) is Asean 50. As a small nation, Singapore needs to maintain good relations with the other countries around her. This day is dedicated to the understanding of Singapore's relations with her neighbours, and aims to nurture in all of us the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different people.
Pupils in Canossa Convent Primary School commemorated 2017 International Friendship Day by wearing ethnic costumes to school and attending an assembly programme. During the assembly programme, student emcees shared information on the various ASEAN countries. There was also a fashion parade by pupils from different countries where pupils paraded in their ethnic costumes on stage and shared facts about the country they were from. The interactive quizzes on facts and information on the various ASEAN countries provided a platform for pupils to appreciate cultural diversity and learn about the countries around Singapore.
Awareness Talk for P1
Through the talk, pupils learnt that everyone has his/her own strengths and areas of weakness. One must persevere to overcome one's areas of weakness. Pupils also learnt that being compassionate (one of our school values) includes putting themselves in the shoes of others, seeking to understand and hence appreciating them.
Total Defence Day
This year, the theme for Total Defence Day (TDD) is Together We Keep Singapore Strong. Singapore has remained safe and peaceful over the past 51 years because of the efforts of all Singaporeans. This is essentially Total Defence.
Canossa Convent Primary School commemorated Total Defence Day by going through the five aspects of Total Defence, which represent the key pillars of society. Classroom activities on Total Defence were also carried out during the Character and Citizenship Education lessons.
During the assembly, our multimedia club pupils produced a video on “How can we play a part in the Total defence of Singapore?” Pupils acted out different scenarios which
showed how they can play a part in the 5 aspects of Total Defence in small ways in their daily life.
Teachers and pupils also did a fun Total Defence Rap which is unique to the school. The rap served as a summary and reiteration of the 5 aspects of Total Defence and how everyone can play a part in Total Defence.
As part of our school’s curriculum to develop your child holistically, all Primary 5 pupils participated in an adventure camp on the 5th and 6th of January 2017. The two days one night camp was packed with fun activities which were enjoyable and challenging. Highlights include Amazing Race at Sentosa, team building games, Talent Night and Outdoor Cooking. The pupils learnt to work well together to solve puzzles at the Amazing Race and to cook a meal for lunch. Such moments were much treasured!
Pupils had the opportunity to express their creativity, using pop songs and dance, as they worked together quickly within a short time to come up with songs or cheers for the Talent Night segment. What a showcase of talent!