Serangoon Secondary School
|Serangoon Secondary School
Seek, Strive, Serve
|Principal||Mr Jaswant Singh|
|Colour(s)||Blue, white, orange|
Serangoon Secondary School is a government secondary school in Hougang, Singapore. The school was established in 1928. In 2001, the secondary school was moved to its present location at 11 Upper Serangoon View.
- Blue signifiies piety and sincerity
- White embodies pure and wholesome, purity in thought, word and deed
- Orange represents strength, integrity and endurance
'The Eagle' derived from its German counterpart-the German Eagle- symbolises self-discipline, dignity, esteem and power. The lamp symbolises knowledge.
- 1928 - named Serangoon English School in a double-storeyed building in Simon Road.The school is for boys.
- 1937 - three standards were added. The school provided education up to Standard Eight (or Secondary Three in present-day terms).
- 1942 to 1945 - during the Japanese Occupation, the school was used as the Japanese Normal School for the training of officers in the Japanese education service.
- 1965 - it remained a boys' school for almost twelve years until the introduction of Pre-University classes for both boys and girls.
- 1952 - extensions were completed, including a Science block with Science laboratories on the ground floor and an assembly hall upstairs.
- 1957 - the last of the primary classes and the school became a secondary school for Upper Serangoon District.
- 1965 - the first Pre-University class was formed and this section soon extended to include two Pre-University One classes and two Pre-University Two classes.
- 1967 - Serangoon English School shifted to Lowland Road. It was later renamed Serangoon Secondary School.
- 1976 - owing to the establishment of Junior Colleges for Pre-University students, the Pre-University section of the school was closed.
- 2000 - the school moved to its own present premises at Upper Serangoon View.
- 2008 - the school celebrated its 80th anniversary.
- History of Serangoon Secondary
- Education Minister's speech at Serangoon Secondary School's 80th Anniversary Dinner.