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promises to be an exciting one as the school celebrates its 85th
Anniversary. The theme for this milestone anniversary “Memories and Legacies
signifies the deep appreciation of our school’s rich history, culture and
traditions whilst celebrating the contributions – past, present and future - of
every member of the St Nicks family. The school has received many blessings
over these 85 years and moving ahead, we will continue to strengthen our spirit
of gratitude and giving which has been so integral to the school’s ethos.
Since the school’s establishment in 1933, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
has been nurturing generations of accomplished young ladies who are anchored on
sound values and driven by passion and purpose.
As a catholic-mission SAP school, we offer a unique educational experience,
one that is future-oriented, yet rich in culture and heritage. As a full school
offering both a well-established GCE ‘O’ Level Programme as well as an
innovative Integrated Programme, we offer a range of enriching and authentic
learning experiences catered to the needs of our students. Our dynamic
curriculum reflects our commitment to help every child realise her fullest
potential. Our girls enjoy an extensive range of holistic experiences to help
them cultivate their abilities and talents in pursuit of all-round excellence.
And indeed, many of our girls have moved on to make an indelible mark and blaze
new trails in numerous fields.
What truly sets St Nicholas apart is our distinctive ethos and
character. With a history spanning more than 8 decades, traditions are
rich and ties, enduring. Like a rich tapestry that weaves through the lives of
every staff and students, 饮水思源 (gratitude) and 姐妹同心 (sisterly love) are deeply embedded in the St
Nick’s spirit. Our girls are blessed with many talents and are successful in so
many areas. Yet, they continue to live out the IJ motto of Simple in
Virtue, Steadfast in Duty, possessing the humility to learn and improve,
appreciating those who have helped them in ways big and small and placing
others before self. The strong family culture continues to grow in the school.
Our girls see each other as sisters, addressing each other affectionately
as 姐姐 or 妹妹 and the friendships formed in this school will follow them for the rest of
As we prepare our girls for the increasingly volatile and complex world,
we are mindful that the school has to continuously review and refresh our
curriculum to ensure that our girls have the necessary qualities, competencies
and dispositions to succeed in the future. To this end, we are guided by our
vision to develop our students as Girls of Grace ▪ Women of Strength ▪
Leaders with Heart. By the time our girls graduate, we hope to have
developed in them a strong moral compass to navigate the tumultuous world, the
resilience to persevere through setbacks, and the desire to go beyond self to
contribute to the larger community. We are confident that our girls will
continue to shine brightly as role models and inspire the hearts and minds of
those around them.
As the adage goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The school is blessed
to have the amazing support of the IJ Board, our parents, alumni and partners.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of them
for their invaluable expertise, unstinting help and countless sacrifices.
Together, we will continue to walk the journey with our girls. May the spirit
of St Nicholas continue to touch the lives of generations to come!
Thank you and God Bless
Mrs Fiona Tan
This page was last updated on: Wed, 20 Dec 2017