Hai Sing Catholic School

Hai Sing Catholic School is a secondary school in Singapore that was founded in 1959 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) sisters.

The then Hai Sing Girls' High School grew out of a vision to provide secondary school education to the girls in the rural area of Upper Serangoon district. In 1978, Hai Sing was named one of the 14 outstanding Chinese secondary schools in Singapore.

Hai Sing has gone through several facelifts. In 1981, it was changed from a Chinese medium school to an English medium school. In 1990, Hai Sing Catholic School became a co-educational institution when it moved into Pasir Ris New Town.

Today the pupil enrollment stands at 1443 in 39 classes. The school has a team of 74 teachers and 18 executive & administrative support staff. Hai Sing is affiliated with the Catholic Junior College.


1959: Hai Sing Girls' High School was founded by the FMM Sisters under the leadership of Sr. Theresa Tsang.

1965: Sr. Bernadette became acting principal.

1969: Maria Ng took over the principalship.

1978: Hai Sing was named one of the 14 outstanding Chinese Secondary Schools in Singapore.

1981: The school opened its doors to English medium pupils.

1983: Mrs. Angela Ow became principal.

1984: The school celebrated its Silver Jubilee.

1988: Mrs. Lydia Wan took over as principal in January.

1990: In January, the school changed its policy to accept pupils of other races, and boys as well. Consequently, the school's name was changed to Hai Sing High School.

1990: In March, the school moved from Upper Serangoon Road to Pasir Ris New Town.

1993: Mr. Sydney Tan became the first male principal.

1992: Official Opening Ceremony of Hai Sing High School: 11 July

1995: Mr. Adrian Codeiro became the second male principal.

1999: The school changed its name to Hai Sing Catholic School to emphasize its Catholic status. Consequently, the school's emblem was modified as well.

2000: Mrs. Mary Koh took over as principal in January.

2004: The school celebrated its 45th anniversary.

2006: Mr. Charles L. Surin assumed the leadership role of the school as the principal on 15 December

Outstanding achievements

  • Lee Kuan Yew Award
  • National Top Student: 2003 -2006
  • Schools' Green Audit Award


Physical & Aesthetics, Outstanding Development Award
Best Practice Award
Sustained Achievement Award
Development Award
Achievement Award

Academic Value-added, Development Award
Achievement Award

  • Of special mention
    • Academic Value-added (Special/Express) — Gold

We are one out of only 21 schools to be awarded a Gold for adding value to our Express Stream students' results

  • Academic Value-added (Normal) — Silver

We are one out of only 17 schools to be awarded a Silver for adding value to our Normal Stream students' results

  • Sustained Achievement Award for Uniformed Groups — 2002 - 2005 (4 consecutive years)
  • Trim and Fit (TAF) Award — Gold
  • Sports and games competitions
    • Presbyterian High School Inter-school Taekwondo Challenge 2006- 2 Golds, 5 Silvers, 3 Bronzes
    • East Zone Volleyball B Boys — 2nd
    • East Zone Volleyball C Boys — 4th
    • Pesta Sukan & Inter-School Archery Competition 2004 — Gold
  • SYF Central Judging
    • Concert Band — Gold
    • Malay Dance — Gold
    • Choir — Silver
    • Dance (International) — Bronze
    • Drama — Bronze
  • Best Unit Awards 2004
    • National Cadet Corps (Land, Boys) — Gold
    • St John Ambulance Brigade — Gold
    • National Police Cadet Corps — Silver
  • Others
    • Value Added Awards (Exp) — 2003
    • Sustained Achievement Award — 2001, 2002 & 2003 (Uniformed Groups)

    Subjects offered

    • Additional Mathematics
    • Art and Design
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Chinese
    • Civics and Moral Education
    • Combined Humanities
    • Computer Applications
    • Design and Technology
    • Elements of Office Administratoin
    • English Language
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Geography
    • History
    • Home Economics
    • Literature
    • Malay (Basic and Higher)
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Physics
    • Principles Of A/C
    • Project Work
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Tamil
    • Visual Arts

    Extra-curricular activities

    Special programs offered

    • MOE Programmes : ENABLE, External Agencies Programs, Monitored, School Remedial
    • School-based Programs : Student Service Leadership Development (School Niche - Service Leadership Centre), Counselling & Care Program (affiliation with Poverello Teens Centre), Lesson For Life.


    • Sr. Theresa Tsang 1959-1964
    • Sr. Bernadette 1965-1968
    • Maria Ng 1969-1982
    • Mrs. Angela Ow 1983-1987
    • Mrs. Lydia Wan 1988-1992
    • Mr. Sydney Tan 1993-1995
    • Mr. Adrian Codeiro 1995-1999
    • Mrs. Mary Koh 2000-2006
    • Mr. Charles Surin Leonard 2006-present


    Hai Sing or "Star of the Sea" is the name given to Mary.

    Like Mary who is said to guide all men and women through life's trials and tribulations, the Star guides and protects the ship (our school). The Star shines brightly and illuminates for us the correct path to God.


    • Mrs. Mary Koh - 8th principal of Hai Sing Catholic School

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