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Our School Motto

CREDERE ET SERVIRE  TO BELIEVE AND TO SERVE

History of our Motto

Extracted from the Message by former Principal Mr T. O. Aeria in the CBS (Christian Brothers' Schools) Annual '76:
CBS Annual 1976.jpg
Message from Mr T.O. Aeria Principal CBS Annual 1976.jpg

















St. Stephen’s School, since its beginning in 1957, has had no School motto. It has been my pleasant task to supply the School with one. With the assistance of Rev. L. Egan, S.J., I have incorporated into the School badge the motto in Latin: "CREDERE ET SERVIRE". Its English translation is simple: "TO BELIEVE AND TO SERVE".

I hope that our pupils, present and future, will strive to believe in their GOD, their country and its destiny, and in themselves – that they can give of their best. If they have faith in God, country and self, they should serve God, their country and their fellow-men to the best of their ability.

T.O. Aeria
Principal
CBS Annual ‘76

The School Motto and What It Means

MottoBelief StatementAttitude of PupilAttitude of Staff

To
Believe





To believe that God is our Father and we are precious in His sight.




I am Precious and valuable. I must take good care of myself - body, mind and spirit.
I must respect myself and others.
We must take care of each other.


I am precious and valuable. I must take good care of myself - body, mind and spirit.
I must respect and care for myself, my colleagues and pupils.

  To believe that we have God-given talents and should develop ourselves to the full.




I am responsible for my learning and growing up.
I must develop my talents and work to improve in other areas.



 
I am responsible for my professional and personal development.
I must develop my talents and work  to  improve  myself  in  other areas.
Pupils have potential and want to learn and I will teach them well and mould them to be good responsible persons. 
 
To believe that we can work together with others for a better world.


I will learn to use my talents and respect and work with others well.



Together with my fellow colleagues, I will give my best to develop our talents and talents of our pupils. 





To
Serve




 To give glory to God in all we do.




I value the talents that God  gives me.
I use my talents to bring joy to others at work and play.


I value the talents that God  gives me.
I will serve joyfully and use my talents to bring joy to others at work and play.   
  
 To play a role at home and in school.  



I have a part to play at home and in school.
I can make my home and school a better place for myself and others.

I will be a servant leader at home and in school.
I can make my home and school a better place for myself and others. 

 To contribute to the community and nation.






 I must help to take care of Singapore and the world by making good choices.
I can help to make Singapore  and the world a better place by my contributions both great   and small.

I take care of Singapore and the world by making good choices for the common good.
I actively work on ways to make Singapore and the world a better place by my contributions both great and small.