Dear Parents/Guardians and Anthonians,
A Happy New Year 2019 to you and your family! We trust that you have had a restful year-end break and we welcome Anthonians back to school for the new school year. We also welcome our new cohort of Primary 1 Anthonians who have joined us this year. I am certain that 2019 will bring with it continued blessings, as we strive to continue to provide all Anthonians with abundant opportunities to learn and develop holistically.
In St. Anthony’s Primary School (SAPS), we strive to provide an education that prepares Anthonians to be equipped for both the opportunities and challenges that will come their way. The mission of the school is to enable our children to learn how to learn and to learn how to live, to become persons of integrity and persons for others in God’s service. This mission articulates our desire for Anthonians to learn and develop holistically, anchored in sound values, as well as to strive to be the best that they can be and be willing to step forward to serve, thereby making the world around them a better place, especially for the last, the lost and the least.
This year is a rather special year for us at SAPS. We will be celebrating our 140th Anniversary as a school and Singapore’s Bicentennial (1819 – 2019), the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Rafes’ arrival in Singapore, which was one of the “key turning points” that changed Singapore’s trajectory as a nation. We will also be celebrating our founder’s (St. John Baptist De La Salle’s) Tercentenary of the completion of his earthly life (1719 – 2019) and the Lasallian Brothers have chosen the theme “One Heart, One Commitment, One Life” for the worldwide celebrations. We would like to thank God for blessing us with the many people who have selflessly contributed to the growth and development of the school and our nation, Singapore. We hope that all Anthonians will learn from those who have come before us and develop an intrinsic motivation to do the right things in their daily lives and to do things well, as well as to have a deeper purpose for doing what they do, well, and thus be the best that they can be. We also hope that Anthonians will be ready to contribute selflessly to their community and nation in the future.
We look forward to an exciting year and wish you a Blessed New Year 2019!
Ms Cecilia Lim