CHIJ Saint Nicholas Girls' School
(referred to as "SNGS
" or "St Nick's
") is an all-girls' Catholic primary
and secondary school
in Ang Mo Kio
. The school is one of 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus
(CHIJ) schools in Singapore. SNGS has led the group of IJ schools with excellent results in sporting and academic achievements. The school was founded in 1933 by Father Nicholas Barre, originally as a Chinese school. Today, SNGS is one of the premier educational institutes in Singapore, ranking third in the list of top secondary girls' schools, and among the top 10 secondary schools in Singapore. SNGS has produced the top student for the GCE O' levels for 3 years in a row ( 2008, 2009, 2010)
There is affiliation for the students of the primary division during their Primary School Leaving Examination
. Students need to score less points to be accepted into the secondary sector of SNGS. The points vary every year.
The school's first location was in Hotel Van Dyke between 1933 to 1949. It was run by missionaries for daughters of wealthy Chinese merchants.
In 1946, the enrolment expanded and unable to accommodate all students, the school relocated to the Town Convent, at Victoria Street. The school remained there from 1949 to 1971.
Victoria Street and others 1972-83
In 1971, the school population has again increased to 1500. Mrs Hwang-Lee (the then-principal) appealed to the Ministry of Education
for permission to relocate... Read More