St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School

by | Jun 28, 2022

St. Anthony's Canossian Secondary School

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St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School: Things To Know About

St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School (SACSS) is a government-supported autonomous Catholic girls’ secondary school in Singapore’s Bedok neighbourhood. It’s a member of Singapore’s Canossian family of Catholic girls’ schools.

The school is well-known for its dance and acting programs, which have broadened students’ understanding of the arts while catering to the peculiar requirements of kids with various artistic abilities. It provides – education to deaf pupils who do not need to communicate through sign language.

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Father Jose Pedro Santa Anna de Cunha of Saint Joseph’s Church established a school for underprivileged parishioners in August 1879.


As a result, the Saint Anna’s School in Middle Road started with six kids enrolled. The school got renamed Saint Anthony’s Boys’ & Girls’ School in 1886.

When the first four Canossian sisters arrived to head the Portuguese Mission school, it was a haven for the impoverished and neglected. The turn of the century signalled the start of a new era for the school. In 1906, Saint Anthony’s Girls’ School became Saint Anthony’s Convent.

A new church, nuns’ rooms, a kindergarten, and the first Junior Cambridge class (equivalent to Secondary 3 or 4) got added. In 2002, St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School was granted autonomous school status in honour of its outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements. The year came to a close with a – historic event. Sr. Cecily Pavri was the final Canossian Sister-Principal to manage the school after 108 years of Sister-Principals. 

In 2004, SACSS got formally recognized as a Performing Arts Education (PfE) speciality. SACSS took another step forward in its PfE program in 2005 when Drama – was introduced as an O-level School Initiated Examination (OSIE). In 2007, the school was honoured with another important award, the Best Practice Award for Teaching and Learning.

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You must maintain your health.

Our approach to well-being gets integrated, concentrating on the holistic relevance of our girls’ social, emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and academic well-being, with an established student development team for every level. We recognize that when you feel good about yourself and have control over many elements of your life, you face hurdles and challenges with – confidence and believe in your ability to overcome them. Our goal is to help you understand what constitutes excellent health so that you may create and achieve goals to guarantee that your health is a top priority.

Pursue your goals.

Our Canossian education is known for its breadth, which allows you to pursue your passions through various modules and CCAs that encourage your creative side and allow – you to expand your portfolio beyond the classroom. 

You will gain a wide range of abilities through our Performing Arts, Young Scholars Programme, Talent Take-off, and Applied Learning Programs, which may not get offered in the MOE curriculum. These courses were developed and presented in collaboration with alumni, suppliers, and educational institutions, and they cover a wide range of topics. You’ll learn how to synthesize ideas from several professions and interact in multidisciplinary contexts, which are highly regarded and necessary in addressing many of the world’s problems.

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