Henderson Secondary School

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Henderson Secondary School
Henderson Secondary Pic.JPG
Location
100 Henderson Road, Singapore 159544
Information
TypeGovernment
MottoEducation for Life
Established1974
Closed2017
SessionSingle-session
School code3016
Colour(s)White, Dark Blue

Henderson Secondary School (Abbreviation: HSS) was a mixed/co-ed, single session, government school in Bukit Merah, Singapore. It was located at 100 Henderson Road, Singapore 159544. It was closed and merged with Bukit Merah Secondary School in 2017.

History[edit]

Henderson Secondary School was established in 1974 on Friendly Hill at Preston Road, headed by Gan Kee Soon.[citation needed]

In 1976, the new school compound, which cost more than S$2 million to build, was officially opened by the then-Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Lim Guan Hoo.[1]

In the year 1994, the school shifted to a temporary holding campus in Queensway to make way for the rebuilding of the campus in Henderson Road. Three years later, the school held a homecoming event where all the students and the principal took a walk from the temporary school back to the new campus.[2]

In 2017, Henderson Secondary was merged into Bukit Merah Secondary due to reduced enrolment in both schools.[3]

Principals[edit]

Principal Years served
Gan Kee Soon 1974-1979
TP Naidu 1979-1981
Lau Kam How 1981-1988
N Subramaniam 1988-1996
Ho Woon Ho 1996-2000
Yeo Chin Nam 2000-2008
Simen Lourds 2009-2016

Cultural exchange[edit]

The school was host to twenty visiting students from Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abdulud Bakar Secondary School in Brunei.[4] 2007 was the first time that this cultural trip had taken place with secondary students.

Sports[edit]

Henderson Secondary School excelled in many sporting activities.

During Mrs Ho Woon Ho's tenure as Principal, sporting CCAs were cultivated strongly into the students lifestyle. This is an initiative to keep students away from drugs and illegal activities.

Cross-country running and swimming were sporting events in which the school performed well at a national level.

From cross-country, Henry Wong had always ranked within the top 10 in the school nationals competition.

From swimming, Fu Chuanyao Henry won 2 bronze medals in the school national competition for the B division and A division. He initially started off as a breaststroker, but slowly developed into a freestyle sprint specialist. He stills actively swim and participates in Masters competition. In the recent SEAP masters competition, he showed his tenacity despite his age, claiming 2 golds and a silver

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MP To open Henderson school". The Straits Times. 14 September 1976. Retrieved 16 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ School history Archived 2007-12-20 at the Wayback Machine accessed 28 November 2007
  3. ^ Lim, Kenneth (4 March 2016). "22 secondary schools to merge over next 2 years due to falling demand". ChannelNewsAsia. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  4. ^ 20 students leave for S'pore to take part in four-day SIP, Brunei Times. 10 September 2007 Accessed 28 November 2007

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