CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
is an autonomous all-girls Catholic
school in Singapore
. Founded in 1854, the school is the oldest of the 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus
(CHIJ) schools in Singapore. The school was renovated and moved back to 626 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 in January 2006, after having spent nearly three years (2003, 2004 and 2005) at a holding site in Thomson Road. Sr Anne Wong was CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)'s first principal until 2000. Miss Theodora Tan served as Principal till July 2006, when Mrs Regina Lee, the present Principal, took over.
"Simple Dans Ma Vertu, Forte Dans Mon Devoir" - meaning "Simple in my Virtue, Strong (for a female speaker) in my Work", loosely anglicized as "Simple in Virtue, Steadfast in Duty".
Students wear a knee-length blue pinafore with a belt at the waist, a white blouse with a Peter-Pan collar beneath the pinafore, with white socks, white-based sneakers and shorts. Councillors, who were known as prefects previously, wear a pin above the school badge. Council badges are: junior councillor (green), councillor (white) and 'noblesse oblige' for councillors in the executive committee. Committee members of co-curricular activities (CCA) wear a gold badge with the words 'CCA Committee' on it. The heads of the CCA wear a similar badge with the words 'CCA Leader'.
During official engagements, students representing the school (councillors on most occasions) wear the formal uniform consisting of a... Read More