CHIJ Katong Convent is an autonomous all-girls Catholic secondary school opened in 1930. It is one of the 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) schools in Singapore. It is known for providing it’s students with a well-balanced and holistic education. The school also has had many notable alumni including an MP, a lawyer, an ambassador, etc.
Being an IJ school, CHIJ commits itself to the proclamation and living of the gospel in every facet of its life. It gives priority to the poorest and the weakest in the society. The choices and decisions are made from the viewpoint of the disadvantaged. It is committed to the total development of the person in her uniqueness. The school works for a just society and is always ready to reach out to others motivated by God-like love. CHIJ aims strives not just for excellence in academics, sports and arts but believes in the development of the heart, soul and mind.
Last year CHIJ Katong Convent had a cut-off aggregate of 227 for PSLE. Based on this cut-off aggregate score, CHIJ Katong Convent ranked 65th nationwide. The aggregate score has stayed around this score for a few years. In 2018, the aggregate score was 225 and the school ranked 60th and 224 with ranking 63 the year before.
CHIJ katong convent also welcomes students currently studying in Primary 6 to apply for admission into the school via the Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise. The school is looking for girls who have special talents that will contribute to their dynamic and vibrant community. Female students who have special talent or ability in Performing arts, Sports and Games, Languages and Humanities or Visual arts, design and media are eligible to apply for the school via DSA.
OFFERING THE BEST
Schools make it a point to provide the best for their students in various aspects. Hence, there are various programmes and extra activities that are initiated with the aim of providing holistic education. There is a myth that gets circulated that top schools often pressurize their students and cause them to be stressed out.
Without a shadow of a doubt, there are much more activities, programmes and initiatives going on in top schools. However, it is untrue that students are stressed out. For students who struggle to keep up with studies and handle their various other commitments, the school arranges necessary sessions to help students catch up. Tutors’ dedication is applaudable and often under-estimated; they are in fact the true heroes who never give up on their students!
CHIJ Katong Convent is indeed one of the most reputable schools. This is all because of the efforts that the school has taken for years to guide their students to produce the best results. Top scorers are not made in a day or so. It takes lots of time and patience on both sides (teachers and students) in order to achieve excellence!