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Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to the CHIJ OLQP website!
At CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace, we cherish our rich history of more than 162 years where the first IJ school in Singapore was founded in 1854 by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus. Today, keeping to the school’s motto “Simple in Virtue, Steadfast in Duty”, our IJ girls are reminded to live upright lives of personal virtue and to contribute their talents in bettering the lives of others around them.
Being a christ-centred school, we firmly believe in the importance of a holistic education that extends beyond the confines of the classroom. We want our pupils to excel not only academically but also physically, socially, emotionally and mentally with strong character and leadership qualities.
CHIJ OLQP is a learning environment where every staff believes that all pupils can achieve high levels of learning and that every staff is committed in nurturing each and every child to help them maximize their potential and achieve our school’s vision of producing young confident ladies who have moral character and genuine love for learning, leading and serving God and others.
As a staff, we will continue to dedicate ourselves to Professional Learning Community initiatives directed towards improving student achievement and school culture. As a school, we will continue to promote the Virtues Project™ in shaping the character of our students. We are indeed heartened to share how our students have grown in this journey and demonstrated the virtues learnt.  Last year, a group of “Sparkling Angels” initiated a Cleaner’s Day to show their appreciation to all the school cleaners - displaying their virtue of thankfulness! This year, our students initiated “Love Your Pet, Love Our Environment” campaign to show their virtues of love, care, respect and consideration for the environment we live in. They will be presenting their project at the “Character Building through Sports & Environment” Symposium on 26 May 2016. The language of virtues has certainly helped our students become more purposeful individuals. We look forward to engaging our pupils further and providing opportunities for them to grow and champion.
This year, we are happy to announce that our school will be embarking on its PERI upgrading project to provide better facilities to support teaching and learning opportunities for our students. More details will be provided in due course.
Indeed, we have been blessed with wonderful students, dedicated staff, supportive parents and partners and God’s grace! We look forward to the strong continued support as we journey towards our school’s vision, “ Learner, Leader, Lady.”
Always remembering to be “Simple in Virtue, Steadfast in Duty”.
Mrs Tan-Lim Kim Gek