Manjusri Secondary School
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|Manjusri Secondary School
Knowledge, Conduct, Benevolence, Aspiration (智行慈愿)
|20, Ubi Avenue 1, Singapore 408940,|
|Principal||Mr Low Chun Meng|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, light blue|
Manjusri Secondary School is a Buddhist secondary school located at Ubi Avenue 1, Singapore.
School Information and History
The school was set up by the Singapore Buddhist Federation in 1982, in the school's old campus, located in Sims Drive, the Kallang area of Singapore. In 2009, the school moved to a new campus which was officially opened on 22 April 2010. The move allowed the school to share resources with its affiliated primary school, Maha Bodhi School.
The new school campus contains three blocks, namely the Teaching Block, the Special Technical Block as well as the Co-Curricular Activities Block. The Teaching Block, which consists a total of 5 levels, contains all the classrooms of the school. Also found in the teaching block is the school's General Office, Staff Room and the School Hall on levels 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The Special Technical Block, or often shortened to the "Special Block" is where the many laboratories of the school is located. Such laboratories includes the different Science Labs and the Computer Labs. The Design and Technology studios can also be found in the Special Block, widely spread out across the first level. The Co-Curricular Activities block, or "CCA Block" for short, is home to the rooms of mostly the uniformed-grouped Co-Curriculum Activities (CCA) of the school. These includes the NPCC Room, NCC Room, Girl Guides Room, as well as the Scouts Room and den.
The school also has a "learning street", on ground level in between the Teaching and Special blocks. Previously containing many science-related equipments, Manjusri's learning street is now down to just a few items, including the Pond where much aquatic life can be found.
The school celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2012. The annual school anniversary concert was held in April 2012 at the LASALLE College of the Arts in conjunction of the school's 30th Anniversary. In November, the school organised a Home-Coming dinner to wrap up its 30th anniversary, where Mr Heng Swee Keat, the Minister of Education was invited as the Guest-Of-Honour. Alumni, Teachers past and present, as well as current students were invited to this event. 
School Motto and Core Value
智 (Wisdom), 行 (Conduct), 慈 (Benevolence), 愿 (Aspiration)
Manjusri Secondary School logo.png The school badge has an oriental design, which consists of the letter M, standing out in bold maroon with a graceful lotus resting on it.
A thin border of pale-red defines the badge, giving it added character and uniqueness. The letter M represents "Manjusri", the name of the school. The white lotus is symbolic of the school's aim and ideal to instill in its pupils purity of thought and exemplary behavior through Buddhism. Maroon signifies brotherhood, warmth and sincerity while pale-red denotes youthfulness and vitality.
Nurturing Manjusrians who are anchored in values whilst global in perspective.
Passionate Learners, Compassionate Leaders
The school song is sung every day during the school's morning assembly, after the singing of the National Anthem "Majulah Singapura" as well the recitation of the Singapore National Pledge. The school song is sung in Chinese.
The lyrics, when translated to English has the following meaning:
Bodhisattva Manjusri, the Light of Wisdom.
Glowing in our hearts and illuminating our minds.
Free us from greed, anger and ignorance
As we strive for exemplary conduct.
Forward we move with our heads held high.
With great loving kindness and compassion,
We help all sentient beings.
We overcome all delusions.
The Truth of the Dharma,
The teachings of the Buddha,
Forever shining far and bright.
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