The phrase Home of the Overcomers, which visitors will notice as they enter the school compound, enjoins all Crestians to pursue challenges and overcome them with confidence. Our emphasis on character development, centring on the school values of Proactive, Righteous, Caring and Self-Motivated, provides the moral compass for Crestians to overcome and excel in cognitive and co-curricular domains.
We have designed the Crestian experience to prepare our students for the future workplace and society. Our belief in the importance of communication in the workplace and society drives our efforts to develop Crestians to be effective communicators of the 21st century. Advocacy speeches delivered by students during morning assemblies, news broadcasting and advertisement production modules in the curriculum, and carefully planned interactions with tourists, immersion students, and Singaporeans outside of school, are part of the school’s programme to hone our students’ abilities to express their ideas and feelings to different audiences in a variety of modes and settings.
Our emphasis on communication extends beyond the languages. As the Music Satellite of East Zone Centre of Excellence for Creative Arts, we take pride in nurturing our Crestian learners of tomorrow through music and the performing arts. Our music lessons equip all students with the skills to play musical instruments such as ukulele and guitar, arrange music using technology, and perform in an ensemble setting, while school-wide activities such as the Cheering Competition, Crestian Got Talent, and recess performances allow interested students to showcase their talents. Students who prefer to express themselves kinesthetically can look forward to the outdoor experiences during our level camps and Experiential Learning Programme.
Programmes, however, constitute only part of what PRCS offers. What we hold dear as a school is the relentless quest for excellence, steeped in a culture of positive self-belief and care. Such a culture is evident in the close monitoring and strong support provided by our dedicated teachers, who play an integral role in instilling the right values in our students and realising their potential across the learning domains, so that all Crestians will, as exhorted by our school song, acquire the wisdom to believe in themselves and find within them the necessary capacities to excel.
And excel they have. We are gratified that many of our graduates have exhibited strength of character and made significant contributions in their institution of higher learning and workplaces – graduates who were once Crestians, and are now Crestian Overcomers. As the school celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020 with our current and former Crestians, we welcome you and your child to consider making this Home of the Overcomers your child’s second home for his/her secondary education.
Tan Shun Loong