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The theme for our celebrations is Crescendo. Crescendo (krə-shĕn′dō) is a music term that describes a gradual increase in loudness. It is used to instruct music performers to go towards a point that is higher than what is current.
As the theme of Crescent’s CG60 celebrations, it symbolises the school's rise from humble beginnings to where we are today. It also symbolises every Crescentian's journey of growth in Crescent, and how each one is empowered to make an increasing impact in society.
It serves as an inspiration to our girls to rise above the challenges of the day, and represents our aspiration to constantly reach to higher points of achievement and impact.
Watch this space, as we unfold a whole year of celebration of CG60!
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Did you know when our Band was founded? Well, it began in September 1967, two years after Singapore's independence. Back then, it was a Brass Band with merely 35 members. In 1978, it became a full-fledged Symphonic Band with a total strength of 160 members!
All these would not have been possible without the dedication, grit and constant guidance of the Founding Father of the CGS Band, Mr Lee Seck Chiang, who celebrated his 85th birthday last July.
“We either do it well or don’t do it at all” - his constant reminder has become the guiding principle for many of the past and present CGS Band members.
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Class of 2014 - Teo Sze-Anne
Do you have short stories or recollections of your time in Crescent? Would you like to share these stories and recollections in celebration of CG60? Please sign up for a date and 20-minute time slot, come down to school and a film/photo crew will be here to capture your stories.
We want to feature your story on Facebook and Instagram. Each short story should start with the words "I remember, when we were in Crescent ...” Following this link (http://tinyurl.com/crescentrecollections) to sign up for Crescent Recollections!
The available dates are: 13 February and 20 February.
See you there!
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Nicole and Pauline Ang
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You are free to do community projects with any community organisation of your choice. All funds raised will be given to The Rainbow Centre and HCA Hospice – two long-term community partners of the school.
Because in this CG60 year, Crescent Gives Back!
Follow this link to tell us if you’d like to join us! (http://tinyurl.com/crescentgivesback)
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CG60 LADIES & LEADERS OF CHARACTER
Do you know of any ex-Crescentians who have made significant contributions to society? Do you know of any of them who display admirable strength, passion and spirit in the field they have ventured into?
In our CG60 year, we celebrate 60 years of nurturing ladies and leaders of character. Hence, we would like to acknowledge outstanding Crescentians who fulfil the following criteria:
- Have graduated from Crescent, AND
- Are prominent leaders in their respective fields, OR
- Are actively involved in serving our community with clear and definable benefits to individuals or society as a whole, OR
- Have demonstrated admirable strength of character in overcoming adversities
The nomination and selection process is as follows:
Potential candidates are identified by the CG60 Steering Committee members who comb through publications and other public records.
Ex-Crescentians are also encouraged to submit names with write-ups for consideration. A panel consisting of representatives from the School Advisory Committee, CGS Alumnae Association, the School and Past Principals will undertake the task of selecting the CG60 Ladies and Leaders of Character. These selected ladies will be featured at our 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 1 September 2016.
Wait no further! You're encouraged to submit a write-up to provide reasons for nominating an ex-Crescentian and describe how the nominee meets the selection criteria stated above. Visit this link to submit your write-up
Nominations should reach us by 1 April 2016!
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Some of our Crescent teachers are ex-Crescentians. Can you guess who these teachers are?
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On the left: Shawn Lim Su Kuan, Class of 2014
On the right: Nicole Lim Su Fang, Class of 2011
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Sisters of Crescent, from Past to Present
From L to R: Aunties Quek Ser Choon (Class of 1978), Quek Wei San (Class of 1977, AM2@CGS) and Nieces Quek Su Yi (Class of 2014), Quek Su Ning (4G3, Class of 2016)
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Listen to what these ex-Crescentians have to say about what student councillors had to do when they served the school in the past.
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What do these ex-Crescentians remember fondly about learning together at CGS?
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‘March for MacRitchie Event’ – 4G3’s S-Via at the National Library
With the theme of the environment, we conducted Origami and Book Reading sessions for our S-VIA project at the National Library. During the Origami hands-on session, we had the opportunity to interact with children. Their curiosity was piqued as they came up with numerous animal-printed Origamis of cranes, puppies and foxes, to name a few.
At the half hour mark, those of us who were participating in the Book Reading session gathered under a gigantic tree where children and their parents were seated. They were eagerly listening as we promoted environmentally-friendly habits such as using dish towels instead of paper towels and no littering to provide a safe environment for animals.
The day ended with a quiz and handmade bookmarks were awarded as prizes to the children who were able to answer the questions accurately which reinforced our objective of creating awareness about the environment.
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I&E Club’s Valentine’s Day Fundraising Sale
On the 10th and 11th of February, the Innovation and Enterprise Club held our annual Valentine's Day Sale to raise funds for Rainbow Centre Singapore. During the sales, I&E Club members sold a wide variety of products such as helium balloons, DIY chalkboads confectionary and laptop stickers. From planning to implementation, this social enterprise project spanned over two months involving all Secondary 2 to 4 members.
The event received an overwhelming response from the student body. We were very glad to donate $1000 from the proceeds to the ‘CG60 Crescent Gives Back Initiative’ so that we could help the less fortunate in our community.
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School Buildings and Facilities
Aren't you curious to find out what our school looked like in the past?
Did you know that back then the main entrance to our school was along Prince Charles Crescent?
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Mother & Daughter from Crescent:
Ong Siew Muay (Class of 1979) & Janice Leong (Class of 2010)
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Family members of Mdm Christina Low (Class of 1983) - Head of Department PE/CCA
First Row from L to R: Mdm Jaime Wang, Mdm Flora Wang, Mdm Wang Tik Cher [Aunts graduated in the 70s]
Back Row from L to R: Ms Laura Wang, [Cousin graduated in the 90s] , Ms Judy Low, Ms Jeanne Low, Mdm Christina Low, Ms Catherine Low [Sisters Graduated in the 80s]
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2016 for the PSG began with parents heeding the call to "Come Swing With Us" CNY Recess Sale as we ushered in the Year of the Monkey.
Generous parents donated cash and food. Equally generous girls purchased delectable snacks and delicious food to share with good friends or bring back home for their family!
For the PSG members, it was a time of camaraderie, appreciating what we had, and giving back to the school.
The festive carnival-like atmosphere set the tone for the real celebrations over the long weekend. Thank you for making this a success!
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On 6 March 2016, our Red Cross cadets participated in the Red Cross Flag Day to raise funds for our local humanitarian efforts. The funds raised would go towards the following services:
- Red Cross Home for the Disabled
- Community FirstAid
We believe that the involvement in this project helped engender a spirit of social consciousness in our cadets and emphasise the values that we want our youth to embrace.
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4S1’s S-ViA with Beyond Social Services (BSS)
Our class, 4S1, carried out our S-ViA from late February till mid-March. We had the pleasure working with the Beyond Social Services (BSS), a non-profit organisation comprising only volunteers with the aim to curb delinquency among disadvantaged youths and to assist them in tackling their problems.
Our class took part in the mini Free Marts organised by BSS to engage the children living in the Henderson Estate to complete an educational survey and to know the children there. We helped BSS distribute flyers, mCan the stalls nd administer the survey on the actual days. In addition, we conducted a donation drive in Crescent to collect items in good condition to support this event. Overall, it was meaningful as we learnt that not everyone is fortunate to receive education, and that we should not take anything for granted.
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AVA – SG Caring Hearts
On 17th March, AVA club had the pleasure of working with SG Caring Hearts to make fabric roses from scratch. These roses will be sold on Mother's Day this year and all proceeds will go to Caring Hearts beneficiaries. It was not easy initially as we had to acquire sewing skills within a short span of time. Despite the initial struggles, we managed to make a total of 110 roses! We were so proud of ourselves. We also hope that all of us will play our part to help Singaporeans who are less fortunate than us.
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Watch what the Hockey Team, Batch of 1998-1999, has to say about their CCA.
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The Library Club had our ViA project at the NLB Jurong Library by planning a story telling session and also introducing the work of local writers. We scanned through the books earnestly, deeply engrossed in our work to plan a story telling session. At the same time, we learnt what kind of books can appeal to the younger kids. The second task we had was to prepare book reviews about local writers to help introduce them to book lovers. We were also given the opportunity to help the library to foster the love of reading as well as book lovers in choosing their books. We then decorated the book reviews, laminated and proudly displayed them at the board in the Jurong Library Reading Corner.
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Did you know that Crescent used to have its Cross Country at MacRitchie Reservoir?
Part of the running route was in the forested area where the terrain was undulating. Sometimes, the students were even confronted by monkeys along the track!
Here are some shots from Cross Country 2000.
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CG60 Gala Dinner
@ Pan Pacific Marina (1 Sept)
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Crescent Track & Field ViA @ the Food Bank Singapore
On the 29th and 31st of August 2016, the Crescent Track and Field team visited the Food Bank Singapore as part of our Values-In-Action experience. The Food Bank Singapore is a registered charity that aims to address the issue of hunger in Singapore. As food prices continue to rise, many middle- to low-income families face problems paying for food as their wages may not be keeping up with food prices. The Food Bank Singapore collects unused or unwanted food which is then redistributed to needy families through a network of beneficiaries such as family service centres, various types of homes, soup kitchens and other voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs).
Over two afternoons, we helped to sort, pack and catalogue food that will eventually go to needy families in Singapore. Although the two sessions were short, we found the experience meaningful as we knew our efforts would directly contribute towards benefitting other families. We look forward to the next opportunity in making a positive contribution to our society.