CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School Secondary

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Learn More About The CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Secondary

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Secondary was the new name for the school, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reopened the school in 2013 to commemorate the school’s 80th anniversary. The school began a Joint Integrated Program with Catholic High School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, and Eunoia Junior College and celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2018. Singapore’s Chinese population was quickly growing in the 1930s. The Infant Jesus nuns decided to build a Chinese-medium primary school to provide education for Chinese girls. Victoria Girls’ School opened on January 16, 1933, in the former Hotel van Wijk building. There were forty students and a Chinese teacher in the class. Its first Principal was Sister Solong. In 1995, the Ministry of Education granted the school status in honour of its high-value academic achievements. The school underwent PRIME from the end of 2009 to 2012 to become future-ready. 

CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls School Secondary students

School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

St Nicholas Girls’ School, CHIJ, has a long and illustrious history, strong school culture, and ethos. Based on the IJ values of Truth, Justice, Freedom, and Love, our girls get given opportunities to grow holistically and develop their leadership abilities. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Secondary values character development, academic success, a powerful family atmosphere, sisterly love, and a multilingual culture as a Catholic mission and Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school. Each student’s potential gets maximised as a sense of gratitude and compassion is fostered in our unique and demanding education. We aspire to develop leaders who are compassionate and inclusive and want to and can contribute to the greater welfare of society. We value culture, the arts, music, athletics, other hobbies, and academic success to develop our girls into well-rounded women with the highest sensitivities. Under the caring leadership and supervision principal and professors, CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Secondary develop into Girls of Grace, Women of Strength, and Heart-Centered Leaders.

School Vision

Girls of Grace, Women of Strength, and Heart-Centered Leaders

School Mission

The creation of a Christ-centered school community in which all members work together to promote truth, justice, freedom, and love and focus on the needs of those who get marginalised.

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CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Secondary School aims to produce women with successful and knowledgeable skills and capacities via education. Major programs in English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese are available. Other classes, such as PE and Aesthetics, help pupils broaden their academic horizons.

Unique Programs & Services:

The Leadership Development Program helps students at CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School Secondary School develop and flourish as leaders. They will have the opportunity to master their potential and talents as future leaders through activities and character-building group sessions.

Co-curricular activities (CCAs):

Physical Sports:

  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Table Tennis
  • Track and Field

Uniformed Groups:

  • Girl Guides
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)
  • St. John Brigade

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Art Club
  • Band – Symphonic
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama – Chinese
  • Drama – English
  • Orchestra – Chinese
  • Orchestra – String

Clubs and Societies:

  • CHIJ Youth Mission
  • Chinese Cultural Society
  • Debate
  • Green Club
  • Infocom Club
  • Library
  • Mind Games Club
  • Publications

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