Our Values, Our Purpose
Our humble beginning, as a school in a hut on the premises of the Church of St Peter and Paul at Queen Street, continues to drive our beliefs and aspirations to provide quality education for all, Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The ethos of our far-sighted and global-minded Founder, Rev. Fr. Edward Becheras, continues to guide our education philosophy in championing bilingual experiences for our students.
Our School Motto, Care, Honesty, Service (亲爱, 忠诚, 敬业乐群) propels our actions, forming our School Vision: the Catholic High student is a Leader, Gentleman, and Bilingual Scholar of high integrity and robust character, who is passionate about life, learning and service to others (公教学生是个具有高尚情操,坚韧个性,同时,热爱生活,热爱学习,并且愿为人群服务的领袖,双语学者,与彬彬君子).
- As a Catholic mission school, love is the motivation behind all our actions. We ensure there is Joy of Learning in school life, and that our students develop a Mindset of Excellence.
- Our school’s core values underpin every member’s attitude, actions and aspirations. These School Values of Love, Creativity, Constancy of Purpose and Continuous Improvement permeate our curriculum and are exemplified in school processes, our teachers’ work and stakeholders’ support. These factors have forged a strong tradition of excellence in all-round development of students, an outstanding legacy of producing visionary leaders and a strong network of alumni members from different fields who are dedicated, and supportive of our school.
- Guided by our Motto, Values and Vision, we aspire to touch the lives of every student who comes through our institution, and in turn, transform their futures and through them, the futures of others
Showing love for one’s nearest next of kin, one’s fellowmen and all living things. This is a manifestation of the spirit and essence of traditional Chinese culture.
One who wishes to attain a whole personality ought to be honest, faithful, sincere and to be imbued with other fine virtues.
The ability to serve springs from one’s recognition of being part of a community and one’s responsibility to his fellow human beings.
“我们的校训是亲爱忠诚 , 敬业乐群。所以在这个校训下，我们同学们都能互相帮助，互相支持。在我日后工作，在我办这所大学（新加坡科技设计大学）的时候，成为我的座右铭。比如在创办新加坡科技设计大学的时候，我们除了把握学问和知识的追求方面，我们还把重点放在培养技能和学生态度，让学生有健全的教育。”
– Professor Chong Tow Chong (Catholic High Alumni/1972), President of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and President’s Scholar
To establish CHS as a school of distinction in innovative and challenging programmes, a forerunner in character building and a beacon for the mindset of excellence, firmly built upon the foundation of Christian values.
The Catholic High student is a leader, gentleman and bilingual scholar of high integrity and robust character, who is passionate about life, learning and service to others.
We do everything with LOVE 仁民爱物
We pursue our goals with CONSTANCY OF PURPOSE 锲而不舍
We promote CREATIVITY 革故鼎新
We seek CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT 力争上游