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Catholic High School (Primary Section)

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Guide to know about the Catholic High School 

Under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore, Catholic High School (CHS) is one of Singapore’s most prestigious schools. Although it is a Catholic school, it accepts Catholic and non-Catholic pupils. The Catholic High School (Primary Section) was created in the basement of the Church of St Peter and Paul on Queen Street in 1935 by the late Rev. Fr. Edward Becheras, a French missionary. To meet the demand for spaces, CHS moved to its current location in Bishan in 1992. Through inquiry-based learning, research, and passion pursuits, all students in our OP and IP tracks continue to benefit from our forward-thinking curriculum centered on building 21st-century abilities such as critical and creative thinking, civic literacy, and communication skills. 

School mission

To create Catholic High School (Primary Section) as a leader in innovative and demanding programs, a trailblazer in character development, and a lighthouse for the excellence mentality, hard rooted in Christian principles.

Vision for the School:

The Catholic High student is a leader, gentleman, and multilingual scholar with a character who is enthusiastic about life, studying, and serving others.

Philosophy, culture, and ethos in the classroom:

All of our activities as a Catholic mission school are motivated by love. We make sure that pupils build a Mindset of Excellence and that they like learning. Our school’s style of education, in which every student is a Leader, Gentleman, and Bilingual Scholar in the making, is built on the strengths of our tradition, alumni, and parent support group. The CHS experience provides a curriculum rich in academic distinction, leadership and character development, athletics and aesthetics excellence, and a unique dual-track approach with the O-Level and Integrated Programmes (IP).

Co-curricular Activities:

Catholic High School provides a variety of Co-curricular Activities for our OP and IP students to explore their interests and abilities. The CCAs ensure that our students have a well-rounded educational experience that fosters and encourages friendship, resilience, life skills, leadership attributes, and other talents. It enables our pupils to have a balanced adult life. As a result, our students have excelled in national contests, performances, and other possibilities.

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) instill in children a feeling of graciousness and awareness of our multi-racial society’s rich history and heritage. We offer six Visual and Performing Arts CCAs that have received positive feedback and recognition at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations.

The following are the six CCAs in the Performing Arts:

  • Chinese Drama
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Edward Becheras Choir
  • English Drama
  • Modern Dance
  • Symphony Band

Physical sports help students develop discipline, tenacity, fair play, and team spirit. We have eight Physical Sports CCAs, all of which have won medals at the National School Games.

The following are the eight CCAs for Physical Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Floorball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu

Uniformed Groups (UG) aspire to develop students into excellent global citizens by instilling self-reliance, resilience, discipline, and a sense of service to others. We have five CCA Uniformed Groups, all of which have received Gold Unit Awards for several years.

The following are our five UG CCAs:

  • NCC Air

  • NCC Land
  • NPCC
  • Scouts

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