In 2014, the Sisters in Singapore celebrated the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Good Shepherd Sisters to Singapore, in 1939.
In 1958, Marymount Convent School was founded based on the philosophy and values of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Today, the website of the School highlights a core value of the Foundress of the Sisters, Saint Mary Euphrasia with the words: “Every child is more precious than the whole world!”
Through the years many girls have graduated as women of knowledge, integrity and dignity to serve as useful members of society.
“We believe that a good foundation in primary level education is very important. Marymount Convent School strives to provide abundant opportunities for our pupils to develop holistically in the academic and non-academic areas. We believe in engaging our pupils in their learning and also teaching them to take responsibility for their own learning and development.” Ms Cecilia Lim, Principal
For some time, pupils and teachers have been learning about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In this way they have gained a better understanding of the environmental impact of their actions, and also participated in environmental programmes and activities to raise awareness within communities and organisations.
The Environment Champion Programme is a capacity building programme organised by the National Environment Agency to equip the school’s Green Ambassadors with knowledge to enhance their understanding of key environmental issues and take ownership to care for the environment.
Now the environmental efforts of the Marymount Convent School have been recognized. The School has been awarded the Lotus Award in the School Green Awards and a Gold Award for the 3R Awards.
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