(i) Our Stephenian Experience
|Credere et Servire - Men of Integrity & Men for Others - Faith, Service and Community|
The Stephenian Experience
(a) The Lasallian primary school in the East
Saint Stephen's School is one of the seven Christian Brothers Schools in Singapore, commonly known as the CBS or Lasallian schools, after our founder - St. John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers of youth.
Set up in 1957 as the Lasallian primary school in the eastern part of Singapore and as a primary feeder to St. Patrick's School, St. Stephen's School was named after the first Christian martyr Saint Stephen.
Today St. Stephen's school, together with all the Lasallian primary schools, are affiliated primary feeder schools to both Lasallian secondary schools St. Joseph's Institution and St. Patrick's School.
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(B) A Lasallian Education
The Stephenian education is anchored on our Lasallian philosophy of education - Faith, Service & Community - a strong emphasis on values & character, service and a keen awareness and involvement to better the world around us.
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| Signum Fidei is Latin for 'Sign of Faith' and refers to the 5-Pointed Star that is both insignia and motto of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (F.S.C.)|
founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle in 1684 to provide schooling for the boys from poor families.
Today, the Christian Brothers Schools are found all across the world, commonly known as the Lasallian schools, after our founder St. John Baptist de La Salle.
| “To touch the hearts of your students
is the greatest miracle you can perform.”|
- St. John Baptist de La Salle
(II) Our Stephenians - Our Boys
Voices of our Stephenians
You have heard our Stephenians sharing on their St. Stephen's lives & what makes it so special for them.
Join us and in turn paint your Stephenian Experience ahead.
(III) Our Stephenians - Our Teachers
Our Stephenian Hearts
hear Our Stephenian Teachers share about their passion and joy of teaching and their hopes for our boys.
Get a glimpse into their what makes them tick - the Heart of a Stephenian Teacher.
(IV) Our Stephenian Storeys @ 20 Siglap View
The school's 3 acres grounds at Siglap View is the home to our Stephenians, where they play, live, learn and grow up together.
(V) Our Old Boys & Our Parents
We share a dream, and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Lasallian
(VI) Frequently Asked Questions
A. Registration Matters
1. How can I register my child for the Primary One Registration Exercise in the school?
The Primary One Registration Exercise is an exercise for a child to register for a place at Primary One in a mainstream school. It is tentatively conducted between July and August each year. You can register your child for the Primary One Registration Exercise only during the period of exercise and the phase that you are eligible for registration.
Please refer to the MOE website for information on the various registration phases and procedures.
2. Where do I find out the school vacancies still available?
You could get the latest updates of school vacancies and balloting information during the Primary 1 Registration Exercise from the link below:
3. Is my residential address used for registration within 1 km from St. Stephen’s School?
With effect from 2010 P1 Registration Exercise, parents can check the home-to-school distance category (at no cost) from the Singapore Land Authority's One Map School Query Service. The SchoolQuery service allows parents to quickly and conveniently check the proximity of their home to a school.
Parents can access the website www.onemap.sg, select the ‘SchoolQuery’ service then click on the ‘Find Schools near a building’ option button and provide their residential address under the ‘Find Location’ box found at the top right of the webpage. A list of schools which are ‘Within 1 km’, and ‘Between 1-2 km’, will be displayed.
B. General Matters
1. Must my son be a Catholic to study at St. Stephen's School?
St. Stephen's School is a government-aided, mission school of the Christian Brothers Schools and under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore.
While we are a Catholic school, we take in students of all religions and cultures. The word 'Catholic' means universal, and we emphasise the Catholic universal values and our Lasallian culture in our curriculum and programmes.
2. Do I / does my son need to attend religious programmes?
As a mission school, spirituality programmes and Catholic events are part of our culture and heritage.
There are spirituality development programmes for Catholic students and students who are keen to know more about the Catholic faith. These include Catechism lessons, holy days of obligation masses, penitential services, Easter celebrations et cetera. Parents are also welcome to attend the masses and join in the Praying Parents sessions conducted on Tuesdays. (Not conducted during this COVID period.)
Non-Catholic students attend the school’s Ethics lessons on character formation, value inculcation and the human condition. a traditional strength of mission schools and a Lasallian school trademark - these Ethics lessons augment the Character and Citizenship lessons and the FTGP lessons that all primary schools carry out.
3. How much are the school fees?
The fees payable for Singapore Citizens currently are:
Monthly school fees
Monthly miscellaneous fees
Monthly second-tier miscellaneous fee (maximum)
For more details on school fees, please access this link:
C. Affiliation and Partners Matters
1. Is St. Stephen's School affiliated to any Secondary School?
As part of the Christian Brothers Schools, St. Stephen’s School is affiliated to the following Secondary Schools:
- St. Patrick’s School
- St. Joseph’s Institution
Please refer to the following Ministry of Education’s website for more information regarding affiliation: https://www.moe.gov.sg/microsites/psle/FAQs/affiliation.htmlThe Christian Brothers Schools family in Singapore are:
- De La Salle School
- St. Anthony's Primary School
- St. Joseph's Institution Junior
- St. Joseph's Institution International
- St. Joseph's Institution
- St. Patrick's School
- St. Stephen's School
2. Application for Alumni Membership
If you are the alumnus of the school, you may sign up via the portal for our alumni, St. Stephen’s School Old Boys Association (SSOBA), from our school website at:
3. Application for Parent Support Group
You may sign up for our parent support group, SPARK, from our school website at:
D. Other Queries
1. What are the school hours like?
St. Stephen's School is a single session school.
i) School Hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday:
7.30 am to 1.30 pm
ii) Recess times are as follows:
Primary 1 & 2
9.45 am to 10.15 am
Primary 3 & 4
10.15 am to 10.45 am
Primary 5 & 6
10.45 am to 11.15 am
*Note: Alternating timings between the 2 levels per Recess Time for COVID Safe Management Measures.
iii) Snack break are as follows:
Primary 1 to 4
12.00 pm to 12.10 pm
Primary 5 & 6
9.00 am to 9.10 am
iv) Lunch break
For students who need to stay back in school for Co-Curricular Activities, Remedial lessons or Enrichment lessons, lunch will be from 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm. This will be mainly for Primary 3 to Primary 6 students.
2. How do I travel to St. Stephen’s School via public transport?
The nearest MRT station is Kembangan MRT Station which is within 10-15 minutes of walking distance from the school.
Our school is also accessible via bus. Available bus services along Upper Changi Road are 2, 24, 25, 32, 33, 40, 67, 152, 854
3. School-based Student Care Centre
YMCA is the current school-based Student Care Centre (SCC) for the school. To find out more about their student care services, please contact YMCA (SCC) at 98218990 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(i) What are the operating hours for the Student Care Centre (SCC)?
1.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
(ii) What are the components of the Student Care Centre (SCC) after-school programme?
The programme consists of various components such as homework guidance and supervision, enrichment activities, in-house counselling for parents and students, as well as holiday activities and outings during the June and December holidays.
4. Registration for School Bus Services
You may find out more about our school bus services via our school website https://ststephens.moe.edu.sg/our-community/school-bus-services or contact the School Bus Services Coordinator directly at 9628 5679 for further details.
5. Are students allowed to bring their mobile phones to school?
The school allows students to bring their mobile phones as a mean to contact their family.
However, students must not take out their phones during timetabled lessons, so as to ensure they stay focused and make good use of their time during breaks.
Students are allowed to use their mobile phones to contact their parents during recess and at dismissal time only.
This E-Open House is put together by the Organising Team:
Voices of our Stephenians: Mdm Yasmin Angullia & Mdm Nadira Binti Noordin Our Stephenian Hearts: Mrs Tan Chor Kheng Frequently Asked Questions: Mr Danny Koh
Virtual Campus Tour: Mr Charles Timothy D'Cruz, Ms Poh Shu Hui, Ms Marianne Woo Wai Mun & Ms Leraine Leow Media Support for all videos and 360: Mr Daniel Chua, Mr Ashokh Padmanathan & Mr Mohd Riduan Bin Ismail