St. Gabriel's Primary School
"Shaping lives for service to God and nation"
- Keeping the Flame Alive,
- The Gift is Theirs,
- Giving Pupils a Voice,
- The Community Connect
The school follows the footsteps of our founder, St. Louis Marie de Montfort, whose belief was to ‘Love each child as a son of God’. This is the school’s Core Belief - Loving Each Child as our Own. We are committed to truly educating the students by nurturing in them, the ‘flame of inquiry’ so that they will be prepared for a life of learning. A suite of effective academic programmes cater to the different learning needs, styles and interests of our pupils - the Inquiry Week, the Louis Marie de Montfort (LMM) class for the academically gifted, and bridging programmes for those who need the support. We believe that every child is ‘gifted’ and inspire them to discover their potential. A stable of co-curricular activities that is varied and interesting provides an exciting and immersive school experience for students. Each child is given a ‘voice’ so that they may learn to have a heart for others, through service to God and the nation.
St Gabriel's School opened its doors on 3 June 1953 to its first intake of 212 pupils who attended classes ranging from Primary One to Standard Two under the supervision of Rev Bro Louis Gonzaga and seven pioneer teachers. The school was then located at the junction of Hillside Drive and Upper Serangoon Road. It was officially declared open on 13 December 1953 by the then Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore and Malacca, Mgr Michael Olcomendy.
When the enrolment of the school rose to over two thousand pupils in the 1960s, a project to build a separate primary school was launched.
On 2 January 1969, the whole of the primary section of St Gabriel's School comprising 31 classes with an enrolment of 1350 pupils moved into the new building at the junction of Highland Road and Yio Chu Kang Road. The first Principal of the primary school was Mr Paul Lee Poh Soon.
The primary school was blessed by Archbishop Michael Olcomendy and officially declared open by the Hon Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Member of Parliament for Upper Serangoon, Mr Sia Kah Hui on 12 July 1969.
On 2 January 1988, the 31 classes of 1350 pupils of the school moved to its present premises in Lorong Chuan. The official opening celebration of the school was held on 29 September 1989. The school was blessed by the Archbishop of Singapore, Rt Rev Gregory Yong, and declared open by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of National Development and Home Affairs.
The school was further upgraded in 2005, and in 2017, a new block, housing the Indoor Sports Hall, the Student Care Centre, the Band, Dance and Music rooms was built. Play and innovative outdoor learning spaces were also added to enhance the learning experience of our Gabrielites
A Gabrielite will be God-loving, disciplined, gracious, caring and a life-long learner
Shaping Lives for Service to God and Nation
Labor Omnia Vincit
which means “Labour conquers all things” in Latin
Special Student Development Programmes Offered
We offer a differentiated learning programme where students will enjoy school, challenged to do their best by cultivating their innate curiosity. Students enjoy the learning journeys, outdoor lessons, inquiry learning and other authentic learning opportunities.
A special curriculum is also offered to gifted students – the Louis Marie de Montfort (LMM) class at primary 4 and 5. LMM class students enjoy learning at a more rapid pace, through:
- A literature programme;
- Mathematics Olympiad that stretches the students’ thinking skills;
- An enriched Science curriculum, adapted from the MOE’s gifted education branch that cultivates interest in scientific phenomena;
- The higher Mother Tongue Language (Chinese) syllabus;
- IvP – innovation programme to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit and dare.
We offer the Montfortian Character and Citizenship Education (MCCE), to nurture students to become God-loving, exemplary citizens. The MCCE is a signature programme that incorporates inspirational stories based on our founder, Montfort, Citizenship Education and Social and Emotional Learning competencies. Students are given various opportunities to grow their ‘voice’ and lead others from the heart, through the Montfortian Leadership Programme (MLP). Students initiate community improvement projects. They have opportunities to participate in overseas immersion programmes and lead in the Values-in-Action projects, in collaboration with the wider community.
Life-Skills and Enrichment Programmes
Students have opportunities to discover their talents in various ways. We offer:
- The Programme for Active Learning (PAL; for students to discover their aptitude and interest in the Sports and Games, Outdoor Activities, Performing Arts (Art, Music/Dance and Drama), available for the primary 1 and 2 students.
- A wide range of CCA such as wushu, badminton, football, golf, robotics and many more, available for primary 3 to 6 students.
School Management Committee
The SMC is responsible for ensuring that the provisions of the Education Act (Cap 87), the regulations made thereunder and the terms of MSS's constitution are complied with.
Supervisor of Schools, Bro Dominic Yeo-Koh Tuan Kiok
Chairman, Mr Henry Phang
Vice-Chairman, Mr Yeo Ann Tai
Honorary Treasurer, Mr Andrew Ng
Secretary (Secondary), Mr Stephen Chin
Secretary (Primary), Mrs Catherine Chiang
Member, Dr Chen Sze Hua
Member, Mr Francis Wong
Member, Mr Charles Lee
Member, Mrs Esther Loo
Member, Ms Grace Chong
220 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556742
Tel: 6280 3628 | Fax: 6382 0344
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Service: 73, 105, 159
Nearest MRT Station: Lorong Chuan MRT Station