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Our School Symbols

Our School Badge

The Badge comprises a shield supported by a scroll with the ornate edge which indicates a desire to establish tradition. The badge carries the colours, red (the blood which St. Stephen shed for his belief), white and green (the colours of the first school which the Christian Brothers built in Singapore in 1852). The flames are superimposed on the crossed palms, associated with martyrdom, in the centre with the five-pointed radiating star, the Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) which is the insignia of the Christian Brothers of the De La Salle Order, in the circle and cross above it.

The badge worn by the pupils every school day, is intended to inculcate a sense of reverence for the past, the bravery to forge ahead and to invoke the all-embracing sense of belonging.

The school's motto - Credere et Servire - To Believe and To Serve is inscribed on the scroll beneath
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Our School Flag


The St. Stephen's School flag is essentially Green with a Red cross with one arm extended on a marginally white background and the School Badge superimposed on the extended arm.  

The Cross, the School Colours and the Badge are all incorporated in the flag which embodies the totality of our inspiration, hope and belief.


The History of Our Badges

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Photo from St. Stephen's Old Boys Association (SSOBA) Facebook Page.


Left   Our First School Badge (1957), establishing the key insignia symbols - the shield and scroll, the school colours, the five-pointed star Signum Fidei and the embracing laurels.

Middle   Our Second School Badge (1976), with a smaller shield and introducing a horizontal bar upon which is inscribed the School Motto  Credere et Servire  which was introduced that year by Principal Mr T. O. Aeria.

Right   Our Current School Badge (2004), modifying the key symbols - using the original Signum Fidei insignia of the Christian Brothers of the De La Salle Order for the five-pointed star, replacing the laurels with palms symbolising the martyrdom of St. Stephen, and introducing a newly designed flame-like letters for the school's initials SSS. The school colours remain, not as stripes but as green insignia elements against a plain white field. The School Motto is moved onto the scroll and the shield returns to its larger 1957 size.

Read more about the advent of the current Badge in the inaugural issue of The Stephenian Times Nov-Dec 2003.
The issue also featured the Official Opening of our current (then new) school building as well as our own Stephenian orchid the Paravendrum St Stephen's.