At SACSS, our parent volunteers are known as Canossian Co-Educators. We strongly believe in forming a tripartite relationship between the school, the parents and the girls.
Through the years, we have been involved in several activities to support the school. We have run booths for the Night Festival and other Fund-Raising Projects and Carnivals, helped with the sale cookies and flowers for Mothers’ Day and even done breakfast meals for Teachers’ Day. We are most proud of our Greenery@SACSS Project which is an effort to promote a green model school and enhance the vibrancy of the school environment through nature.
GREENERY @ SACSS (Collaboration with Parent-Volunteers)
In an effort to promote greening and to become a green model school, special attention is given to the landscaping of our school. Planting of trees and flowers provides a sense of seasonal change that enhances beauty and vibrancy of the environment. However, bringing greenery into the school does more than just beautify. It allows for the expansion of teaching and learning beyond the confines of the classroom, creating ‘borderless classrooms’.
The Greenery @ SACSS is a whole school-approach to introduce greening into the school. Greening adds aesthetic quality to the urban design thereby promoting a more pleasant school milieu and to soften the harsh concrete surroundings.
This includes the setting up of the following places:
a. Evolutionary Ecological Trail
b. Medicinal Herbal / Sensory Garden
c. Ornamental (Edible Yard, Herbs and Spices, Food Crops) Garden
d. English Garden
e. Hydroponics Farm and Experimentation Room (Autopots Project)
As one of the key stake-holders of the school, parents’ involvement and partnership is crucial to the school. As part of our efforts to engage with parents and partners, our Canossian Co-Educators have formed a committee that works on the Greenery@SACSS Programme.
Currently, we have a Garden Committee comprising parent-volunteers that help to look after and to maintain the plants and green areas of our school (English Garden, Herbal Garden, Ornamental Garden, Ecological Trail, Strawberry Plots, Grape Vine, Passion Fruits and many other plant varieties, on a regular-basis. The committee will be looking into ways to beautify the school grounds and create a community through our gardens so as to extend the potentials of the gardens. We are aware that not everyone has horticultural experience, however, and we welcome you to come on board to join in the gardening activities.
We have also collaborated with two organisations at present, National Park Board (NParks) and Fengshan Topaz Residential Committee, who offer their services and share gardening tips with our staff and parents. As a follow-up to the first workshop on ‘Indoor Gardening – Terraniums & Dish Gardens’, NParks will be conducting their second workshop on ‘Outdoor Gardening’ to share with parents and staff of the school on how to care for plants, on 12 May 2015, from 2.30 – 4.30 pm.
Programme Details for Gardening Committee
Activity Day : Every Tuesday
Time : 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue : School Gardens
Note : Gardening tools, plant fertilizers and plant boasters are provided, however, you may want to bring your own gloves.
Outdoor Gardening Workshop
We are glad to announce that there will be an outdoor gardening workshop conducted by the officers from the National Parks Board (NParks) on 12 May 2015,Tuesday, from 2.30 – 5.30 pm at Biology Lab 2, Level 2, SACSS. It will be a session where parents can learn gardening skills and get horticulture tips from the NParks officers through the activities held at our school gardens.
All parents are welcome to join us. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please drop an email to our Programme Co-ordinator, Mdm Sangeeta Gokhale,GREENERY@SACSS at CCEsacss@gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!
To find out more about the programme, just drop us an email at CCEsacss@gmail.com and our Programme Co-ordinator (Mdm Sangeeta Gokhale, GREENERY@SACSS) will be more than happy to assist you.