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Principal's Message 

Back in 1953, Rev Bro Lawrence Robless, who was then the Brother Director of St. Patrick’s School,

purchased a piece of land in the Siglap area for the development of a new primary and feeder school
for St Patrick’s School. Rev Bro Stephen Buckley envisioned a school amidst the coconut and rubber
plantations in the eastern part of the island to cater to the growing number of boys seeking
education in the east.

Construction of the new primary school began in 1956 and it became a reality in 1957. The new
school was named St Stephen’s School, after the first martyr of Christianity. Thus, the history of St
Stephen’s School began.

2017 will mark a new milestone for our school as we will be celebrating our 60 th anniversary. We
have indeed come a long way and thousands of boys have passed through our gates and many have
gone on to hold key positions in both government and private sectors. However, our brand of
education goes beyond achieving academic results and successful careers – it is our holistic brand of
education that also emphasizes character development and service. For our school, it is important
that our Stephenians understand themselves and others and develop their talents in service to
society, to nation and to the world. Our Motto reads “Credere Et Servire”, meaning “To Believe, To
Serve”. To this end, I would like to thank all our Pioneer Educators who helped to create the
Stephenian brand of education and who have committed their entire teaching career to build our
school. I would also like to thank all present teachers and staff of our school for continuing to
enhance our brand of education. I would also like to thank all our stakeholders especially old boys
and parents who have supported us all these years.

We have several activities to mark our 60 th anniversary and we invite all our stakeholders to join us.
To our old boys, do get in touch with us as we have just launched our old boys association last year
(St Stephen’s Old Boys Association or SSOBA for short). More activities will be planned by SSOBA to
bring old boys together for reunions.

Credere Et Servire
Thomas Koh