Bedok View Secondary School
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|Bedok View Secondary School|
|Tanah Merah, Singapore|
|Principal||Mrs Valerie Pinto (2016-present)|
Bedok View Secondary School was founded in January 1977, initially sharing the premises of Chai Chee Secondary School. It started with 5 classes in the English stream and 4 in the Chinese Stream. Mr Mohd Said B H A Samad, the principal-designate, served the school for three and a half years until June 1981. Mr Soh Guan Ba took over as principal from June 1981 to December 1995. Mr Ee Chye Heng joined the school from 1995 to 2000, after which Mr Khairunan bin Ali took over the post. From 2008 to 2011, Mr Boo Chong Han was principal. In 2012 to 2015, Mr Jeffrey Low took over as principal. From 2016, Mrs Valerie Pinto is the principal.
In January 1978 the school began functioning in its current premises and was officially opened on 28 September 1979 by Tuan Haji Sha'ari Tadin, former MP for Bedok. It was the 139th school built by the government and the first government secondary school in Bedok New Town.
In 1992 major alterations and renovations were carried out, and a 4-storey classroom block was built under the Extension and Alteration Project. The school now has 36 classrooms, a language laboratory, a commerce room, two computer laboratories and six science laboratories. Extensions to the library, staff room and canteen were also carried out. The school subsequently underwent PRIME[clarification needed] and the entire project was completed in mid-2005, providing up-to-date facilities for pupils and staff.
A sports hall has been completed, which is available for the use of the public. This is a SGD 14 million joint investment from the Singapore Sports Council and the Ministry of Education.
The school enrolment in 2015 includes a total of about 240 students in each level, with 4 classes of the Express stream, 2 classes of the Normal Academic stream, and 1 class of the Normal Technical stream in Secondary 1.
The compulsory uniform consists of white blouse or shirt (which does not need to be tucked in) and beige bottoms. A maroon coloured school tie must be worn for morning assembly on Mondays for the school. Boys in secondary 1 and secondary 2 must wear short trousers, graduating to long pants in secondary 3 (typically the year in which students turn 15). Female students' skirts must be at knee level. Students are not allowed to tint or dye their hair. Boys must have short hair. Girls wear pleated beige skirt. All students must wear white socks, which must be clearly visible. Student councillors or simply referred as Councillors or SCs must wear a dark blue tie every day.
- Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim: Member of Parliament
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