If you have any remaining deposits on your PPS accounts, we would appreciate it if you could submit your pps balance refund application before 30 April 2015. You could either collect the money in person or donate it to the school’s ‘Fund for Student Development’. Please download the PPS Balance Refund Application Form from the school website and return the completed form to the School Office by fax or via email. After 30 April 2015, any unclaimed deposit will be allocated to the Fund for Student Development as donations.
Your cheques or donation receipts will be available at the School Office for collection from 2 July until 10 July 2015 (Monday to Friday).
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Wash hands frequently with liquid soap, especially before handling food or eating, after going to toilet, or when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretion after coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes and avoid visiting wet markets with live poultry or contacting poultry especially when travelling to H7N9 virus affected areas.
Maintain good indoor ventilation, including opening windows as widely and as many as possible.
If symptoms of influenza-like illness are developed, you should seek medical advice promptly and avoid returning to the school if you are sick.
To commemorate our College’s 155th anniversary, Candentia, the Student Council co-organised Fiesta, a fun fair with the Parent-Teacher Association. On the auspicious occasion, the presence of our former principals, Sr Maria and Sr Bernadette, has added tremendous joy to us. It is our pleasure to have Ms Teresina Chan, Ex-officio member of AA, as well as Ms Fiona Chan and Ms Winnie Yu, Chairmen of AA and PTA respectively, with us at the opening ceremony.
Fiesta, meaning ‘celebration’ in Spanish, serves as a platform for Sacred Heartists from different generations to celebrate the school’s success in collaborative efforts. The fun-raising programme involved current students, teachers and parents in unleashing their potentials to recreate a thoughtful fair that accommodate guests with interests in puppet shows, drama, dance and singing performances, Chinese culture, European cultures, street food, molecular ice-cream, aromatic coffee and the like. Student Councillors' one-of-a-kind decor with chains of bubbly balloons dangling across the playground was breath-taking enough. Those visiting the stalls run by different clubs and teams in the covered playground and thematic games in the classroom would definitely tell you what a welcoming atmosphere there was in the air.
What’s more, visitors who wished to take home gorgeous anniversary keepsakes could shop around those two days for souvenirs of their own choices from booths run by the Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Team and the Student Council at the entrance. Or they could purchase a few photos from the entrance capturing unforgettable moments of the school life. The choices were exhaustive. The funds will ultimately be spending on S5 Extended Learning Week, a learning week for developing learner autonomy through exploration.
As in Sr Veronica’s prayer at the opening ceremony, we have to pay tribute to the Canossian sisters who responded to the calling for educating girls and went to great lengths to establish a school for girls who used to have no way for schooling. We are also in debt with all the dedicated alumnae, parents and friends for their unyielding support for Sacred Heart vision of education through prayers, sponsorships and voluntary service.
Seeing the importance of being global-minded, the Ambassador of Learning and Gifted Education Team organised Global Awareness Days. On 9 – 10 February, more than 200 Ambassadors of Learning and students nominated by the teachers attended the Global Awareness Day.
This programme aimed at nurturing future leaders’ cultural sensitivity. Students across the forms and classes attended different interactive workshops to explore and experience cultural diversity.Workshops included German Christmas Cooking, Capoeira, Creativity and intercultural stand-up comedy, Latin American music exploration, Singaporean culture, Hebrews and Singlish etc. Through these workshops, students got to know more about fascinating things: that “Singlish” is so different from English because it is a mixture of 7 kinds of language and dialect; Brazilians are died-hard supporters of Capoeira, a form of Brazilian martial art, and that Hong Kong-born Indians have hard times growing up in an unfriendly community.
This two-day programme not only provided students with the opportunities to interact with international guests, but also effectively raised their global awareness towards what makes a successful person. As one of the Ambassadors of Learning said, “It opened my eyes to the world and showed me the importance of intercultural competence. I never regret having attended this interesting programme”