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CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School

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Established  16 January 1933
School code  7118
Enrolment  Approx. 3,000
Founded  16 January 1933
Session  Single session
Gender  Female
Motto  德纯义坚
Number of students  3,000
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Type  Government-aided Autonomous Special Assistance Plan

CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School (SNGS) is an all-girls Catholic primary and secondary school in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. The school is one of 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) schools in Singapore. The school is one of the designated Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools.


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Victoria Girls' School

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Saint Nicholas Girls' School was established by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus on 16 January 1933 as "Victoria Girls' School", a Chinese-medium primary school for girls. The school was housed in the former building of Hotel van Wijk, run by missionaries to provide education for daughters of Chinese-speaking families, including disadvantaged families and wealthy Chinese merchants alike. In 1941, the school expanded into a full school. From only Primary classes to both Primary and Secondary classes.

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In 1946, the enrolment expanded and the convent was unable to accommodate all students, the school relocated to the school complex of the sister CHIJ school, Town Convent, at Victoria Street by 1949.

Attainment of SAP Status

In 1979 St. Nicholas Girls' School was accorded the Special Assistance Plan (SAP). The Special Assistance Plan was introduced in 1979 as a long-term scheme to preserve the best Chinese-stream schools as bilingual schools to nurture effectively bilingual students inculcated with traditional Chinese values. Under this scheme, the school offers both the English and Chinese languages as first languages to Special Stream students. Also in that year, a pre-primary section was established.

Relocation to Ang Mo Kio

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By 1980, the Victoria Street premises could no longer hold the whole school and some classes had to move out. They were temporarily held at the former Tao Nan School building at Armenian Street and the former Raffles Girls' Primary School at Queen Street.

In 1982, St. Nicholas Girls' School was provisionally relocated to Toa Payoh, and subsequently to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 in 1983. St. Nicholas Girls' School moved into its permanent premises at Ang Mo Kio Street 13 on 2 January 1985. The new campus was declared open by Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, then Minister for Education, on 23 August 1986.

Renaming as CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School

In 1992, St. Nicholas Girls' School was renamed "CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School". The school was granted autonomous status by Ministry of Education in 1995 for recognition in value added academic performances.

In 2013, CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School introduced the Integrated Programme (IP) in collaboration with Catholic High School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. The schools are designated a new junior college, Eunoia Junior College, to cater for the programme.

CHS-SNGS-SCGS Joint Integrated Programme

CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School jointly offers the Integrated Programme (IP) in collaboration with Catholic High School, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Eunoia Junior College from 2013. Under the programme, students may skip the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level examination in the respective schools, and complete year 5 & 6 of pre-university education in Eunoia Junior College leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examination.

As a dual-track school, 4-year Secondary Special/Express course is offered alongside the Integrated Programme.

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  • References

    CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School Wikipedia