弦歌讽诵八十年

From a Small Seed a Mighty Tree Shall Grow

十年树木,百年树人,公教中学屹立新加坡八十年,为社会各领域培养了不少中坚人才。公教校训是“亲爱忠诚”,中学加上“敬业乐群”的惕励。在专业或工商范畴作出卓越贡献,这是历届校友孜孜以求的人生目标。

If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

The Catholic High School experience is one that is not merely academic. We believe in producing intelligent, inquisitive and independent minds. We believe in well-roundedness, and a balanced education that comprises academia, passions and moral values. We ingrain in our students the desire to be the best that they can be, and equip them with the tools to excel in life.

Some 80 batches of students have passed through our school’s gateway. At Catholic High, we also provide a caring environment for our students. It is this culture that instils in our students and old boys a genuine sense of civic-mindedness and the desire to provide service to others. As such, we have nurtured a crop of leaders and professionals in various fields – the crème de la crème who give back to society and our school the way Catholic High strives to provide for their students. They have gone on to breathe meaning into this in their respective lives and careers upon graduation, pioneers and leaders with the mission to contribute to the disciplines and to society.


Our Strong Network of Illustrious Alumni

With more than 80 years of heritage of excellence, CHS has a strong network of illustrious alumni who give back to society and our school.

Many of CHS’ alumni are prominent public figures serving the international, public, community or business sectors. They continue to contribute to our school and support the learning of our student and school events. The following video shows our alumni and Singapore’s Prime Minster, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, speaking at our 80th Anniversary Founder’s Day Dinner in 2015:

Some of our alumni are:

Politics and Governance: Leaders of Bilingualism

  • Mr Lee Hsien Loong (3rd Prime Minister of Singapore)
  • Mr Lim Swee Say (Minster for Manpower and former NTUC Secretary-General)
  • Mr Gan Kim Yong (Minister for Health and Minister in charge of the Chinese community affairs)
  • Mr Baey Yam Keng (Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth)
  • Dr Lee Chiaw Meng (Former Minster for Education, subsequently Minister for Science and Technology and then President of Nanyang University)
  • Dr Ow Chin Hock (Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister in charge of Chinese community affairs)
  • Mr Fong Sip Chee (Former Minister of State for Culture)
  • Mr Chan Chee Seng (Former Senior Parliamentary Secretary: Finance, Trade and Industry, Internal Affairs and Education)

Science: The Masters and Their Teachers

  • Prof Lim Yean Leng (Director, Raffles Heart Centre; former Director of the National Heart Centre)
  • Professor Chua Nam Hai (Andrew W. Mellon Professor & Head of Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology at the Rockefeller University, New York City)
  • Professor Louis Chen Hsiao Yun (Mathematics, National University of Singapore)
  • Dr Tan Kok Swang (Scientist Emeritus, Canadian Health Ministry)

Education: Grooming the Next Generation

  • Professor Su Guaning (President Emeritus, Nanyang Technological University)
  • Professor Chong Chi Tat (Director of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, NUS; former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Deputy President and Provost, National University of Singapore)
  • Professor Tan Chin Tiong (Founding President, Singapore Institute of Technology as its founding President, former Provost and Deputy President of Singapore Management University.)
  • Professor Chong Tow Chong (Founding Provost, Singapore University of Technology and Design. A*STAR Executive Director of the Science and Engineering Research Council and Data Storage Institute)
  • Mr Choo Thiam Siew (CEO, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Former President, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Mr Chen Hung, (Former Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic)
  • Mr Moo Soon Chong (Founding Principal, Singapore Sports School)
  • Mr Lim Nai Tian (Founding Principal, Hwa Chong Junior College)

Sports & the Arts: Gentlemen with Passions

  • Mr Lim Jim Koon (Former Chief Editor, Lianhe Zaobao; Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy)
  • Mr Chua Ek Kay (Artist, Cultural Medallion 1999)
  • Mr Ng Yak Whee (Artist)
  • Mr Kuo Pao Kun (Playwright and Director, Cultural Medallion 1990)
  • Assoc Prof Liang Wern Fook (Writer, Playwright, Lyricist, Cultural Medallion 1990)
  • Assoc Prof Quah Sy Ren (Essayist, Playwright)
  • Mr Kwok Kian Chow (Senior Advisor to National Art Gallery Singapore, Founding Director of Singapore Art Museum and National Art Gallery Singapore)
  • Mr Adalia Jesse Colin (Wushu – Martial Arts, Team Singapore; Youth Olympic Silver Medalist 2014)
  • Mr Kendrick Lee Yan Hui (Badminton, Team Singapore;World Junior Championships Silver 2002)
  • Mr Timothee Yap Jin Wei (Sprinter, Team Singapore;Summer Olympics Rio 2016)
  • Mr Ignatius Low (Head of Media Solutions, Integrated Marketing, Singapore Press Holdings)
  • Mr Moses Lim (Actor, comedian, entertainer and food connoisseur)
  • Mr Tay Ping Hwee (Actor, director and screenwriter)
  • Mr Edmund Chen (Actor, author and producer)
  • Mr Elvin Ng (Actor)
  • Mr Chai Yee Wei ( Director, writer and producer)
  • Mr David Lee Fu Nang (President, Singapore Film Society)

The Church: Fishers of Men

  • Rev John Chew Hiang Chea (3rd Metropolitan Archbishop and Primate, Province of Anglican Church in South East Asia; 8th former Bishop of Singapore)
  • Marist Brother John Lek, FMS.
  • Fr Paul Lian-Kok Goh, SJ (Retreat Director, Jesuit House, Hong Kong)

Extraordinary Careers: Extraordinary Men

  • Major-General Hoo Cher Mou (Former Chief of the Republic of Singapore Air Force)
  • Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin (Supreme Court Appellate Judge. Former Attorney-General of Singapore)
  • Professor Chao Tzee Cheng (Former President, Singapore Society of Pathology; former President of the Medico-Legal Society)
  • Mr Laurence Lien (Philanthropist, Chairman of Lien Foundation)
  • Mr Daniel Teo (Philanthropist, conserved and established an arts centre at the former Catholic High School campus at 222 Queen Street)

Student Outcomes