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All you need to know about Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

September 13, 2018


Maris Stella High School (Secondary) 海星中学 "Hai Xing Zhong Xue", located at 25 Mt Vernon Road (right outside CC12 Bartley MRT), is a Catholic all-boys school.


Bus Services: 28 , 93 , 100 , 135 , 155 , 158

Telephone: 62803880


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Affiliation: Maris Stella High School (Primary), Catholic Junior College

Religious/Clan Affiliation: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore



  • Principals

  • Notable Alumni


Academic Subjects


Maths and Sciences

  • Additional Mathematics

  • Mathematics

  • Physics (SPA) a.k.a Pure Physics

  • Chemistry (SPA) a.k.a Pure Chemistry

  • Biology (SPA) a.k.a Pure Biology

  • Combined Science (Physics/Chemistry/Biology, any 2 subjects)


  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Chinese Language

  • Higher Chinese Language

Humanities (and Aesthetics)

  • Geography

  • History

  • Art

  • Design & Technology

  • Food & Nutrition

  • Music

  • Combined Humanities (Social Studies & another Humanities subject at elective level)

Here's a promotional video created by Marist students and teachers for the Humanities department.


Bicultural Programme - The Brother Chanel Programme


Maris Stella High's Bicultural Programme, also known as "The Brother Chanel Programme", according to its official website, "aims to develop our Marists to be effective bilingual and bicultural gentlemen with strong national and cultural identities, global awareness, cross-cultural skills as well as 21st Century competencies."


One of its greatest highlights include:


National Chinese Short Film Competition for Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges



 Promotional video for the ninth NCSF competition in 2016


Consecutively championed by Maris Stella High (Secondary)'s Chinese Language Department for 11 years and going, NCSF began its early days in 2007 as an event by the school's Chinese Literary, Drama and Debate Society and has since gained nationwide recognition extending its reach from secondary schools to also include junior colleges. The annual event is also graced by local filmmakers such as The Fortune Handbook and Taxi! Taxi! Director Kelvin Sng and Where Got Ghost? Co-Director Boris Boo. Student entries are available for replay on the NCFS YouTube channel.




Mrs Woo-Koh Soo Min, since 2016

Mr Lim Choon Kiat, 2009 - 2015

  • Promoted to Superintendent, 2015 - 2017

Bro. Anthony Tan Kim Hock, 1984 - 2009 (retired)

  • Senior Assistant (old title for Head of Department), Maris Stella High School

Bro. John Lek, 1982 - 1984 (called back to Catholic church to serve in other religious areas)

  • Chemistry Teacher

Bro. Chanel Soon, 1958 - 1981 (deceased)


The Marist Alumni is quite impressive


Notable alumni include:


Mr Ong Ye Kung, MP and current Minister for Education

Mr Lee Yi Shyan, MP and former Senior Minister of State

Dr Koh Poh Koon, MP and current Minister of State

Dato' Low Tuck Kwong, Indonesia Billionaire and founder of Bayan Resources

Mr Moses Lim, local artiste and comedian

Mr Cavin Soh, local artiste


You can also find out more through the Maris Stella High School Alumni Network website.


Many old boys return to Maris Stella as teachers


  • Mr Koh Yew Kiat, HOD CCA

  • Mr Wu Yao Quan, Covering Subject Head (National Education) and Maths Teacher

  • Mr Paul Seah Ching San, Subject Head (Student Management) and Humanities Teacher


Maris Stella has also produced many school leaders


Notable teachers/senior management who have left Maris Stella High (Secondary)


Mr Stephen Tay, Principal, Serangoon Garden Secondary School

  • Vice Principal, Balestier Hill Secondary

  • Vice Principal, Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

Mr Paul Leong, Vice Principal, Ngee Ann Secondary School

  • HOD ICT, Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

  • PE Teacher, Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

Mr James Peh, Vice Principal, Cedar Primary School


Fun Fact: Female Physics Teacher is also a SEA Games gold medallist


32 year old Mdm Tao Yi Jun, a Physics teacher at Maris Stella High School (Secondary), is also a SEA Games gold medallist for Wushu and was featured on Yahoo News, Straits TimesMothership and The New Paper for her Kungfu stunts in a comedic Teachers' Day video production in 2014.







[1] School Information Service (SIS):


[3] Homecoming for a bus driver's son (Dr Koh Poh Koon):


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