The Stellar 60s
The 1960s were marked by a dramatic increase in enrolment. The school had to establish two sessions to cater to the increased demand and classrooms spilled over to the Brothers’ residence.
In 1963, St Patrick’s became a co-ed school with the introduction of pre-university classes. The Brothers, together with an excellent team of teachers, were indeed pillars of the school and a good team spirit prevailed. The school made its mark in interschool quizzes, debates, judo, soccer, tennis and cricket, smashing 27 sporting records in 1969! The Pre-U classes had outstanding performances at the national level, and most notably, Barry Desker obtained the coveted President’s Scholarship in 1965 – the first from the Brothers’ Schools in Singapore to do so. We went on to produce two more President’s Scholars – Dennis Yong and Moses Lee from the class of 69.
The 1960 cricket team with Mr Subramaniam, who was a teacher in 1958 and later went on to become the first Vice-Principal in 1979
For the first time in the history of the Christian Brothers, a Superior General came to visit in 1962.
Bro. Nicet Joseph is inspecting the guard of honour accompanied by Bro. Justinian
The 1963 tennis team
Bro. Lawrence at his happiest among children
The champion debating team of 1969, bringing honour to the school on national television.
Moses Lee, Edmund Pereira, Dennis Yong, Victor Khoo (left to right)
An aerial view of the school in the late sixties