CHIJ Saint Joseph's Convent
|CHIJ Saint Joseph's Convent|
62 Sengkang East Way, Singapore
|Motto||Simple In Virtue. Steadfast In Duty.|
|Principal||Ms Pauline Fun |
The school was founded in 1938, as a private school in a rented house at Flower Road. Initially there were 21 pupils and three staff – comprising one nun from the Order of the Holy Infant Jesus and two teachers. Prior to [World War II], the enrolment rose to 79 students.
After the war, the school reopened in 1945 in a bungalow lent to the school by a neighbour. New school buildings were erected at the original site in 1947, and at Hillside Drive in the 1950s.
The school taught both primary and secondary students until 1974. The school's primary classes were then moved out to form two new schools – CHIJ Ponggol (later renamed CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity) and CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel.
CHIJ St Joseph's Convent moved to a new campus in Sengkang in 2000.
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- Sylvia Lim: Member of Parliament, Aljunied GRC; Chairwoman and CEC member, Workers' Party of Singapore
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