Guangyang Secondary School

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Guangyang Secondary School
光洋中学
Guāngyáng Zhōngxué
Sekolah Menengah Guangyang
கோங்யாங் உயர் நிலைப்பள்ளி
GY Sec Sch crest.jpg
Address
8 Bishan Street 12, Singapore 579807
Coordinates 1°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
Type Government
Motto Strong in Principles, Steadfast in Duty
Established 1 January 1987 (1987-01-01)
Session Single session
School code 3238
Principal Mr Benjamin Kwok
Colour(s)          Gold, Navy Blue
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.

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.

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 Yong" 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 ndoor 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.

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 took office as Guangyang Secondary School’s seventh Principal in December 2012. He joined Guangyang Secondary as a Vice-Principal in 2011.

School culture[edit]

School crest[edit]

It reflects the aspiration of our students towards illuminating the world with their radiance, like the dawn of the rising sun over the vast ocean.

The exuding energy of the sun brings life and growth, radiating with integrity, courage and steadfastness.

The perpetuating Guangyang spirit guides us confidently into the future to contribute to society - by making an impact to lives and excelling in all our pursuits.

The colours of the school crest are gold and blue. Gold represents Being Strong in Principles, while blue denotes Being Steadfast in Duty.

School song[edit]

In Guangyang we start with a sense of purpose

We are strong in principles, steadfast in duty

The light always beckons in our horizon

Without wavering we work towards it

In our hearts we begin with conviction

We have faith in knowledge in learning how to learn

Guangyang will be our light

The light to excellence forever more

School uniform[edit]

There are two different school uniforms.

The old school uniform, featuring dark coloured stripes will be last worn by Secondary 4 students of 2015.

The new school uniform, allows students to wear it without tucking into their bermudas, trousers or skirts.


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


Upper Secondary Boys are given the option to continue to wear their bermudas instead of long trousers.

For Secondary 4 students[edit]

Secondary 4 students are given the option to wear the old school uniform.

The old school uniform must be tucked into trousers or skirt.

For Secondary 3 and below[edit]

Secondary 3 and below must wear the new uniform, tucked out.

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.

Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)[edit]

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

Sports & Games[edit]

  • Track and Field
  • 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

Performing Arts[edit]

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Drama

Notable alumni[edit]

- Gabriel Quak Jun Yi: National football player

External links[edit]