Coral Secondary School

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Coral Secondary School
Coral Secondary School.png
Photo of Coral Secondary School
31 Pasir Ris Street 51 518901
Pasir Ris
Type Government, Mixed School
Motto Confident lifelong learners impacting the Community
Established 1999
Closed 2016
Session Single Session
School code 3610
Principal Mr Ari Manickam (till 2016)

Coral Secondary School was a government secondary school in Pasir Ris, Singapore, which offers a four- to five-year course leading to a GCE 'O' Level or a GCE 'N' Level certificate and to a Centralised Institute, Junior College, Polytechnic or the Institute of Technical Education. The school merged with Siglap Secondary School in 2017 with the merged school being named as Meridian Secondary School which is currently being held at the current premises of Coral Secondary School.

About Coral[edit]

Coral Secondary School opened in January 1999 with 6 Secondary one classes (3 classes of Express; 2 classes of Normal [Academic] and 1 class of Normal [Technical]). The initial staff comprised 17 teaching staff and 8 support staff. The school began its lessons at Siglap Secondary School and moved to its new premises on 15 November 1999. RAdm Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, officially opened it on 19 May 2001.

The original name of the school in Chinese is a literal translation of the word 'coral'. However, it had been changed to 'Yunhai', which can be interpreted and written in two versions: the original or the simplified form. The original version literally means cloud and sea. It is believed that corals grow well in the sea with a cloudy sky. The Chinese characters emphasises the importance of tradition and culture as well as the beauty of art and music. Hence, the school has adopted the original version of the interpretation of 'coral'.[citation needed]

The school merged with Siglap Secondary School in January 2017, with the school function at Coral Secondary School itself. However, the school will operate from January 2017 under a different name, Meridian Secondary School.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Justin Chua: Singer; Male Runner-up of Project SuperStar (season 3), Mediacorp TV Channel U

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