Guangyang Secondary School

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Guangyang Secondary School
光洋中学
Guāngyáng Zhōngxué
Sekolah Menengah Guangyang
கோங்யாங் உயர் நிலைப்பள்ளிl
GY Sec Sch crest.jpg
Address
8 Bishan Street 12, Singapore 579807
Coordinates1°20′40.9″N 103°51′2.04″E / 1.344694°N 103.8505667°E / 1.344694; 103.8505667Coordinates: 1°20′40.9″N 103°51′2.04″E / 1.344694°N 103.8505667°E / 1.344694; 103.8505667
Information
School typeGovernment Secondary
MottoStrong in Principles, Steadfast in Duty
Established1 January 1987; 32 years ago (1987-01-01)
SessionSingle session
School code3238
PrincipalAlvin Lim
Colour(s)         Gold, Navy Blue
BudgetPossibility: 1M>
Website

Guangyang Secondary School is a government secondary school in Singapore. It was merged with Braddell-Westlake Secondary School in 2006. The school is currently a co-ed, single session school, located in Bishan, Singapore.

History[edit]

Kong Yiong High School (1986)[edit]

Guangyang Secondary School has its humble origins in Kong Yiong High School which was located at Yio Chu Kang Road.
However, in 1986, Kong Yiong High School was closed due to a sharp drop in school enrolment.[1]

Guangyang Secondary School (1987–2005)[edit]

In 1987, the School Advisory Committee of Kiong Yong High School left a sum of about $60,000 which was to be given to a school that adopted its name.

While the new school was being set up in Bishan, it was decided that the old dialect name "Kong Yiong" be used. Hence, the new school came to be known as "Guangyang" which is the hanyu pinyin equivalent of "Kong Yong". Thus, Guangyang, hanyu pinyin equivalent of "Kong Yiong" a government English medium school, was set up.

In its early months, Guangyang Secondary shared the premises of Zhonghua Secondary School.

Reopen[edit]

The new school, costing $7 million, is a modern complex with excellent facilities. It had 28 classrooms, a library, an audio-visual theatrette, six science laboratories, two home economic rooms, an EOA room, four computer laboratory, an IT-enabled resource room, two technical workshops, a football field, a basketball court and a volleyball court (which has been converted into a street soccer court), and lastly, an indoor sports hall (shared with Guangyang Primary School).

The school was officially opened on 27 June 1990 under the helm of her first Principal, Mr Leong Khin See. The school had her second Principal when Mrs Alice Tan Lee Huan assumed her position in 1993. Guangyang Secondary School achieved the distinction of being one of the Top 18 Value-Added Schools in the Special/Express stream.

The school's third Principal, Mrs Ng-Ong Phiak Kim then took over since mid December 1996. The school was ranked as one of the Top 20 Value-Added Schools in the Special/Express Stream for consecutive 2 years. Guangyang ushers in the new year 2001 with her fourth Principal, Mrs Ngiam Geak Kim. Mrs Ngiam assumes position from 1 January 2001. She retired that same year.

Miss Low Chee Moon took office as Guangyang Secondary School's fifth Principal in 2002.

PRIME[edit]

In December 2002, the school undergoes PRIME and was temporarily shifted to Toa Payoh so that rebuilding could take place at its present site. However, due to the economic downturn that year, most of the school buildings that were built in 1987 were not demolished but heavily renovated to suit the needs.

Merging with Braddell-Westlake Secondary School[edit]

In 2003, Ministry of Education (MOE) announced that Guangyang Secondary School and Braddell-Westlake Secondary School will merge in 2006. The secondary one cohorts of both schools collaborated to produce a ceramic mural wall that will be installed in the new merged school in early 2005.

In June 2003, Guangyang Secondary returned to its Bishan Campus. The school was presented Value-Added Award (Bronze) for its commendable performance in the 2004 GCE O Level Examination.

Post merger (2006–present)[edit]

Mrs Tan Miao Ling took over as the school's sixth Principal in 2006. Guangyang Secondary School and Braddell-Westlake Secondary merged. Guangyang Secondary's name is retained. Mr Benjamin Kwok became the seventh Principal in December 2012.

Mr Alvin Lim took office as Guangyang Secondary School's eighth Principal in December 2017. He joined Guangyang Secondary as a Vice-Principal in 2017.

Change in school uniform design[edit]

The old school uniform was phased out in 2015, with the last batch of students wearing it graduated then.

The new school uniform is designed to allow students to wear the shirt or blouse without tucking into their Bermuda shorts, trousers or skirts.

The school tie must be worn for the whole of Wednesday and school events/functions.

Male students in Secondary level 3 and above are given the option to continue to wear their Bermuda shorts instead of long trousers.

School Activities[edit]

Camps[edit]

Secondary 1 Orientation Camp[edit]

The Secondary 1 Orientation Camp is a 2-day, 1 night camp, that would usually be organised during the first week of Term 1. The new secondary ones will camp overnight in school. They will learn more about the school such as the school song, tying of school ties, etc. At the final day of the camp, each class will come up with a class cheer and the class with the best, will win.

Secondary 2 Adventure Camp[edit]

The Secondary 2 Adventure Camp is a 3-day, 2 nights camp, that would usually be organised during the last week of Term 1. They will be staying at an external campsite, where they will learn to push the limits of their comfort zone by experiencing both high element and low element courses.

Secondary 3 Overseas Camp[edit]

The Secondary 3 Overseas Camp is a 4-day, 3 nights camp, that would also be organised at the end of Term 1. The school will bring them overseas, where they will experience and do Rice Planting so as to appreciate the hardwork farmers do to get a bowl of rice for everyone to enjoy. (The Overseas camp will be replaced with Outward Bound Singapore (OBS) camp for 5 days and 4 nights in 2019)

Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)[edit]

The range of CCAs available in the school includes the following,

Physical Sports[edit]

  • Cross Country
  • Badminton (Boys/Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys/Girls)
  • Football

Uniformed Groups[edit]

  • Girls' Brigade
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Land
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)
  • Red Cross Youth

Clubs & Societies[edit]

  • Audio-Visual (AV) Club
  • Info-Comm Club
  • Outdoor Activities Club
  • Green Club

Performing Arts[edit]

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kong Yiong High School at Yio Chu Kang Road, circa 1948 - BookSG - National Library Board, Singapore". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2019-10-03.

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