Archbishop William Goh blessing the grounds of Marymount Convent School on Jan 13.

Staff and students of Marymount Convent School had every reason to celebrate as the new school year began.

After two years of upgrading works, during which the school functioned at a holding site in Toa Payoh, they returned to spanking new facilities at the school’s former site on Marymount Road.

And on Jan 13, Archbishop William Goh and five priests celebrated a special Mass to mark the opening of the school year and conducted a blessing ceremony for the school.

“Be grateful for what you have received from your teachers,” he told the primary school girls during his homily. “What your teachers have given you, you must return to others with service, love and charity,” he said.

To the school staff gathered for the Mass, Archbishop Goh told them that “an integral part of school life is the work of education and formation”. However, “educators must also be mentors to the young children – to lead with love and care so that they too may do the same in the future.”

The celebration, which was also attended by students’ parents, saw the unveiling of a new school plaque and a thank-you speech by principal Allison Lim.

Marymount Convent School students singing during the Mass, held in their school hall.

Archbishop Goh and the priests present then proceeded to bless the various parts of the school.

Mrs Lim told CatholicNews she was grateful to those who had supported Marymount Convent School. “We are filled with gratitude for the support received from parents, the Good Shepherd Sisters, alumni members and all others involved.

Today is truly a blessing from God.”

The school’s new and upgraded facilities include an indoor sports hall, a gym and three additional blocks housing special rooms such as a dance studio and band room.


The upgraded school, located along Marymount Road.

Marymount Convent School was officially opened in 1958 by the Good Shepherd Sisters. The Religious congregation was founded by St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier in France.

The school was one of the congregation’s first projects in Singapore after its nuns came here in 1940. Today, it is a place of education for about 1,200 students.

The school is organising a homecoming dinner on July 31 for past and present students in conjunction with its 60th anniversary. For more information, contact the school at 6256-6701. For alumnae, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

By Jared Ng
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