Canossian Alumni

Canossian alumni visit refurbished alma mater

Posted on 18 Dec 2015

Close to 500 alumni of St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) toured the newly-refurbished school and played netball with current students during a “Homecoming” celebration on Aug 24.

After slightly over two years, the school in Bedok North completed its Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools (PRIME).

The Aug 24 event, organised by the Canossian Alumni Association, saw the attendance of ex-students aged 18 to 80, curious to see what the new campus had to offer.

The afternoon’s programme began with the alumni holding their 36th annual general meeting.

Former school principal Sr Cecily Pavri told the crowd that in 1989, she had envisioned a performing arts niche for the school.

Sr Pavri, who is now the Canossian Supervisor of Schools, added that not only was the school a pioneer in Singapore to achieve this, but today a new performing arts block – with dance studios, music rooms and a Black Box theatre – stands as evidence of that dream.

Other new facilities include an indoor sports hall, an artificial turf field and a science playground.

A Mass, celebrated by Fr Johnson Fernandez, followed.

There was also a guided tour around the premises led by current student leaders in the school, while those who were game for it played a friendly match of netball against the current school team.

Ms Melissa Jayme Chan from the class of 2005 commented that the new school is “so big and breezy, brings back lots of great memories”.

“I miss my school!” she quipped. 

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