Catholic Education Conference 2017

Archbishop William Goh

13 March 2017

CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)



07.45 Mass
08.45 Prayer Service, Inspiration 1, Heart of the stakeholders (Breakout Session1), Panel, Response by his Grace, Archbishop William Goh
12.30 Lunch



13.30 Inspiration 2, Heart of Catholic School (Breakout Session 2), Tea Break, Sharing and Closing, Prayer Service
16.30 End

Heart of a Catholic School

Sharing Different Perspectives on Catholic Education, Transforming the Future of Schools

The Catholic Education Conference 2017, themed ‘Heart of a Catholic School’, captured the many perspectives of the value of a Catholic education, and to affirm its relevance to present and future education landscape. Through video, personal testimony, sharing, panel discussion and breakout sessions, the voices of different stakeholders in Catholic schools were heard, on how an education in a Catholic school is life-giving, inclusive and transformational. Through these voices, we crystallised the fundamentals at the heart of a Catholic school that make the difference in the lives of young people under its charge.

Attended by sponsoring authorities, school leaders, teachers, students, parents, alumni and school chaplaincy teams, the diverse composition added to the richness of the views and discussions.

The conference programme in the afternoon saw School Teams come together to consolidate the learning from the morning and plan for the year and beyond, helping participants translate their reflections into actions for each school.

The biennial Catholic Education Conference provides a platform for all interested to meet and share ideas and views about Catholic education in Singapore.


We are thankful for the sponsors who have helped to fund this event:

  • Marymount Convent School Alumnae
  • Gerard Tan
  • Willie & Julie Cheng
  • Janet Ang
  • Maris Stella High School- School Management Committee
  • Canossian Daughters of Charity
  • Canossian Alumni Association
  • Laurence Lien
  • Freddie Yeo
  • Ben Wong
  • Mavis Tutorial Center Pte Ltd
  • Martha Fernandez
  • Veronica Tan