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All You Need To Know About The CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent

CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent was founded by Father Nicholas Barre, a Minim priest. He founded a program for underprivileged girls in Normandy, France, in 1962. He later founded the Infant Jesus Sisters order with the help of two ladies. They were dispatched to Penang by the Apostolic Vicar of Malaya, who thought they were too inexperienced to open a school in Singapore. In late 1852, the second set of sisters arrived in Penang. Pioneers on the Hill, In-Service, and Love is the theme for the 2015 CHIJ STC. To mark Singapore’s 50th anniversary, Secondary Three students went on a learning journey to the Changi War Museum, the Johore Battery, and the Sook Ching Massacre sites. On August 7, 2015, all CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent pioneers will invite to our school’s National Day Celebration and Student Leaders Investiture.


CHIJ St. Theresas Convent Auditorium

School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

St. Theresa’s Convent, a Catholic mission school in Tanjong Pagar, was founded in 1933 to a pressing need for education for the daughters of underprivileged workers at the Tanjong Pagar Harbour, Hospital, and Railway. The CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent school commits to delivering a high-quality education to all students and focuses on needy pupils. Our pupils should equip with information, skills, and values for life, not merely for exams, according to the Theresian Brand of education. We believe that education should prepare the Theresian student to think beyond himself to help others in the community.


CHIJ St. Theresas Convent Students

  • School Vision

For God and Others, we are a community of Leaders and Learners.

  • School Mission

To build a Christ-centered school community where everyone works together to promote truth, justice, freedom, and love, with a specific focus on the needs of those who get marginalized in some manner.

  • School Motto

Virtue is simple, and duty is unwavering.

  • School Values

LOVE: We love God and others because we get committed.

TRUTH: We stand up for truth with our conscience.

JUSTICE: We work for justice for the underprivileged with compassion.

FREEDOM: We have the freedom to choose truth, justice, and love when we have courage.


CHIJ St. Theresas Convent Music

Co-curricular activities (CCAs):

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Band – Symphonic
  • Choir
  • Dance – Modern
  • Drama – English
  • Ensemble – Angklung
  • Ensemble – Guitar

Clubs and Societies:

  • CHIJ Youth Mission
  • Debate
  • Infocom Club

Physical Sports:

  • Floorball
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Softball
  • Ten-Pin Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

Uniformed Groups:

  • Girl Guides
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)

Subject offered:

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art (O Level)
  • Basic Chinese
  • Basic Malay
  • Basic Tamil
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Normal (Academic)
  • Combined Humanities (History, Social Studies, and Geography, Literature)
  • Computer Applications
  • Design and Technology
  • Elements of Business Skills
  • English Language
  • English Language (Syllabus A)
  • English Language (Syllabus T)
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food and Consumer Education
  • Geography
  • Higher Chinese
  • History
  • Humanities (Social Studies and Geography)
  • Humanities (Social Studies and History)
  • Humanities (Social Studies and Literature in English)
  • Literature in English
  • Malay
  • Malay Normal (Academic)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Syllabus A)
  • Mathematics (Syllabus T)
  • Music
  • Music Normal (Technical)
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Syllabus T)
  • Tamil
  • Tamil Normal (Academic)
  • Food Studies (N Level)

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