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Principal's Message


Screen Shot 2019-01-03 at 5.51.39 AM.pngDear Parents / Guardians,

It is with great joy and blessing that I join the family here at CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace (CHIJ OLQP). An IJ girl myself, I had the privilege of experiencing the IJ education in primary and secondary school. Grounded in values and Christian teaching, the 10 years of IJ education has indeed played a major part in making me who I am today.  As an educator, I began my teaching experience back at my alma mater, believing strongly in wanting to share the IJ experience and culture with future generations, and allowing the IJ spirit to live on.


CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace has established itself on a firm foundation through the many years of the CHIJ history. The many accolades which the school has received are testimony to the strong belief in quality education as well as the commitment and dedication of the staff, students and parents. This, I am certain, will continue to guide us all as the school continues to grow from strength to strength. We have also shared success stories of our students and valuable lessons from staff, parents and stakeholders.  


As each child enters the gates of our school, special in her God-given uniqueness, the school provides a variety of student-centric experiences to develop the unique abilities of each child. Grounded on its motto, ‘Simple in Virtue, Steadfast in Duty’, the school has set the pathway to develop Enthusiastic Learners, Humble Leaders and Gracious Ladies. The strong belief in providing a holistic education, where students are developed to grow holistically in the wide range of knowledge and skills identified through the academic, aesthetics, physical, social, moral and emotional domains, and providing opportunities to explore and develop talents and potential, enables staff and parents to work collaboratively for the success of our students. 


The school prides itself in its staff-valued environment, where all work in unity for the common good of the school and its students. All staff commit themselves to providing quality student engagement in the classroom and developing strong teacher-student rapport for a quality school experience across the six years. As a team, we are the light for our students, the beacon in darkness - guiding them in moments of doubt, and teaching them the value of love and the importance of goodness.  


In providing each child with quality and valuable learning experiences, the school believes in a healthy home-school partnership. The strong collaborative ties established between parents and the school provide a safe and supportive environment for each child to learn and grow confidently. The staff and parents coming together as good role-models for our students help provide a sense of direction for them.


As the educational landscape continues to evolve, at CHIJ OLQP, we strive to give our students the best education that they deserve and we wish for all our students to be happy learners in the foundation stage of their educational journey. In the words of John Dewy, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Thus, we look forward to working together with all parents and partners to give the children the love, support and experience they would need as they journey through the 6 years in CHIJ OLQP. 


May this year be a meaningful and blessed one for all of us - students, staff and parents - as we hold on to our dreams and grow together as an IJ family. 



Your partner-in-education,

Mrs Karen Tan

Principal