Look up - Lift up
The school motto is Look Up, Lift Up – that is, we look up to God and lift our eyes unto Him who is the source of our strength and our hope.
The school crest has a cross above the words Paya Lebar MGS signifying that Christ is above all. The lines radiating from the cross suggest that the light of God will shine through the school. The background is yellow which stands for brightness and light, for the school is to be like a beacon to the community.