Bedok South Secondary School
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|Bedok South Secondary School
尚义中学 (Shàngyì Zhōngxué)
|Motto||Success Through Endeavour|
|Principal||Ms Pauline Fun|
|Colour(s)||White and Light Brown|
Bedok South Secondary School (BDS) is a government, co-educational 'N'/'O'-level preparatory secondary school of the Ministry of Education of Singapore and serves secondary one through five. The school is situated in the Bedok neighbourhood, just a few hundred metres from Tanah Merah MRT Station.
The school is one of the very few schools selected to construct an indoor sports hall and also one of eight schools to be selected for the 'Teach Less, Learn More' programmes.
Founded in 1980, Bedok South Secondary School shared its premises with Temasek Secondary School and Hong San Primary School. BDS was located in Bedok housing estate – the eastern part of Singapore before being relocated to the current premises at 1 Jalan Langgar Bedok. The new campus was officially opened on 21 February 2004 by Mr Abdullah Tarmugi, Speaker of Parliament and MP for East Coast GRC (Siglap).
The school is one of the first 20 schools in Singapore to have an indoor sports hall constructed in its premises. In 2009, the sports hall was fully constructed.
Full school time line
BDS introduced an extensive IT and Thinking skills programme.
2002 and beyond
The year 2003 marked the school's move into its new premises along Jalan Langgar Bedok.
On 17 December 2007, Mr Krishnan Aravinthan became the new principal of Bedok South Secondary School until his new posting to start up Spectra Secondary School in 2012. Ms Pauline Fun took over the reins of the school from 17 December 2012.
Staff and student population
The school currently has a staff strength of 87 teachers and 1474 students as of 2012.
- "Secondary schools near MRT stations" (PDF). Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board. Retrieved 20 September 2016.