Cedar Girls' Secondary School

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Cedar Girls' Secondary School
Sekolah Menengah Perempuan Cedar
சீடார்ப் பெண்கள் உயர்நிலை பள்ளி
Potong Pasir
Type Government, Autonomous
Motto Honesty, Perseverance, Courtesy
Established 1957
Sister school Victoria School
Session Single session
School code 3004
Principal Mdm Cheng Hwee Yeang
Gender Girls
Enrolment Over 1,400
Colour(s) Blue, grey, yellow

Cedar Girls' Secondary School is an all-girls educational institution/high school established in 1957 in Singapore with an enrollment of 507 girls, 40 classes and a staff of 180. The school went single session in 1992 and gained autonomous status in 1996. All classes are in the Express or Integrated Programme (IP) Stream. According to the school ranking system put in place in 2004, Cedar is a Band 1 school, making it one of the top secondary schools in Singapore.


  • M. N. Oehlers (1957), first principal of Cedar, designed Cedar's blue and grey uniform
  • P. C. Tan (1958–1976), longest serving principal (18 years)
  • Niva Dutt (1977–1983)
  • Tan Chen Choo (1984–1996)
  • Tay Sor Har (1996–2000)
  • Susan Leong Kum Fei (2001–2005), current Director of SEAMEO RELC
  • Ou-Yang Geok Cheng (2006–2012), current principal of the School of the Arts (SOTA)
  • Cheng Hwee Yeang (present)


On the 14 February 2007, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that under the programme PRIME Phase 9, eight more schools will be upgraded from 2008 to 2010.[1] Cedar Girls' is one of those selected.

Cedar moved to a holding site at 3 Geylang Bahru Lane from Dec 2007 to Dec 2009 during the upgrading. The holding site was formerly the site of Victoria School from 1984 to May 2003. After Victoria School vacated the building, it was occupied by Saint Andrew's Secondary School from Jun 2003 to Dec 2004 and later on by Geylang Methodist Secondary School from Jun 2005 to Jun 2007. In Dec 2009, Cedar moved back to its present site and started the new academic year in 2010 at the new building.

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