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Principal's Message

Mr Kelvin Lim.jpgWelcome to Montfort Secondary School.

As a Catholic, all-boys, mission school, every boy who comes to us is a gift and duty God has placed under our charge. In the Montfortian education we offer, character and values formation is the cornerstone on which we build the child to be a Scholar, Sportsman, Gentleman, Leader, and ultimately, a Man for Others. Our curricular and co-curricular programmes have been reviewed to emphasise the building of stronger student confidence, catering for greater student voices, and greater empowering of students in exercising their agency with responsibility and conviction. We will continue to enhance our curricular and co-curricular offerings to help our students achieve personal success, and at the same time, imbue in them the value of other-centredness and find fulfilment in their service of others. 

Our school has a long and illustrious history, and 2021 marks the 105th year of our founding. Throughout the course of our rich history, the fundamental principle for our students to live their lives by has remained unchanged, and is codified in our school motto, 
Age Quod Agis - Do well in whatever you do.

It is this constancy of purpose that has seen the school nurture generations of Montfortians who give back to the community and society. Through dedication and unwavering effort, the school continues to grow from strength to strength. The school’s achievements are the fruit of the commitment and industry of our past and present School Leaders, School Management Committee members, staff, students, parents and alumni.

Both young and senior alumni often share fondly with me stories and memories of their teachers, as though those yesteryear happenings have occurred just yesterday. Such is the positive and lasting impact Montfort teachers have on their students. Indeed, the teachers are what make Montfort Secondary School special. Academic achievements are important as they provide students with options, but it cannot be the sole purpose of education. Beyond preparing students to do well in their studies, our teachers are committed to nurturing holistic students, with an emphasis on character and values, and go the extra mile in caring for the boys. While the teachers may have come and gone, this trait of Montfort teachers remains ever constant.

Although 2020 has been particularly difficult for students and staff, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many aspects of our lives, we are thankful that we are all safe and healthy. 2021 will not be without its challenges, but fortified by the camaraderie members of the Montfort family share, and trusting in God’s care, provision and protection, we enter 2021 with gratitude and optimism.

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Kelvin Lim