Jit Sin High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jit Sin High School National-type (Cluster School of Excellence
Chinese: 日新国民型中学(卓越学校); pinyin: Rìxīn Guómínxíng Zhōngxué
Jit Sin High School logo.png
Respect, Love, Diligent, Humble (敬爱勤朴)
Jalan Binjai, Taman Sri Rambai,
14000 Bukit Mertajam

Coordinates 5°20′35″N 100°26′47″E / 5.343130°N 100.446405°E / 5.343130; 100.446405Coordinates: 5°20′35″N 100°26′47″E / 5.343130°N 100.446405°E / 5.343130; 100.446405
Type State school
Established 2 March 1918 (1918-03-02)
Sister school Jit Sin Independent High School
The Heights School (Australia)
Principal Mr. Lim Thian Aun (林天安)
Enrollment approx. 3000
National ranking 50 [1]

Founded in 1918, Jit Sin High School (Malay: Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Jit Sin; Chinese: 日新国民型中学) is a co-educational Chinese vernacular secondary school in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.


Jit Sin High School (JSHS) used to share the same compound with Jit Sin Independent High School at Aston Road. In 1992, Jit Sin High School moved to a purpose-built campus in Taman Sri Rambai. Students attend classes from Form 1 to Form 6, and they are organised into morning and afternoon sessions. Jit Sin High shares the same school anthem with Jit Sin Independent High School as well as its primary school counterparts, SJK(C) Jit Sin (A) & SJK(C) Jit Sin (B).

The school is known nationwide as a top elite school for its excellent academic results in public examinations such as Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR),[2] Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)[3] and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)[4] consistently every year. The school's success is largely attributed to its merit-based admission of students from primary vernacular education. The entry requirement is set at a maximum of 9 accumulative points scored in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) over 7 subjects, where an A constitutes to 1 point and E is 5 points, meaning that prospective students had to score straight As, or near-straight As, whomever ranked best, so as such until the intake for that particular academic year is full.

In October 2011, Jit Sin High School was awarded the title of Cluster School of Excellence [1](Sekolah Kluster Kecemerlangan), and is the first vernacular secondary school in Penang to achieve this premier status.


The school consists of two sub-schools, divided by form level. The sub-schools are:

  • Secondary school: Form 1 to Form 5
  • Pre-University: Form 6 (Lower sixth and Upper Sixth)

Jit Sin High School branch campus[edit]

New branch campus at Jalan Tasek, Sungai Bakap, Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang, which is located at the south of Bukit Mertajam is currently undergoing constructions. It is built due to physical limitations at its current location, and to cater to an ever-expanding student intake.


No. English name Chinese name Years assumed post
1 Mr. Song Ban Kheng (deceased) 宋万庆(已故) 1962-1980
2 Mr. Yong Bong Shin 杨旺成 1980-2000
3 Mr. Hwong Seng 方成 2000-2006
4 Mr. Tan Kim Tong 陈金忠 2006-2013
5 Mr. Tor Peng Chiang 杜秉章 2013-2015
6 Mr. Lim Thean Aun 林钿安 2017-Now


Uniform Bodies[edit]

  • Girl Guides (Pandu Puteri)
  • Youth Cadet Corps (KRS)
  • 06th/23rd Bukit Mertajam Scout Troop (Pengakap)
  • Red Crescent Society (PBSM)
  • Male Police Cadet Corps (KPL)
  • Female Police Cadet Corps (KPW)
  • Philharmonic Orchestra (JSPO)
  • Chinese Orchestra (JSCO)
  • Firefighters' Cadet Corps (KBP)
  • Wushu
  • Karate
  • Judo
  • Taekwondo

Clubs and Societies[edit]

  • Chinese Language
  • Malay Language
  • English Language
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mathematics
  • History and Geography
  • Life Skills
  • Science Society
  • Invention and Robotic
  • Information, Communication and Technology
  • Electronics
  • Buddha Religion Society
  • Debating
  • Consumer
  • Drama
  • Chinese Language Debate
  • Counselling
  • Lion Dance
  • Junior Chamber International
  • Music and Soundcraft
  • Environmental Protection
  • Choir
  • Criminal Defense
  • Youth Chamber of Commerce
  • School Beautification
  • Recreation
  • Task Force
  • Media and Radio
  • School News
  • Cultural
  • Christian Youth Movement

Sports and Games[edit]

Sports Houses[edit]

  • Red
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue


In 2007, the Harmonica and Choir Club and Environmental Cadets have been disbanded as a uniform body and re-categorised into clubs, following new guidelines set by the Ministry of Education.

The school has seen changes made by the 5th and current principal in order to improve the schooling atmostphere as well as the declining discipline among the students – notably the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras. Stricter regulations has also been enforced by the school disciplinary board.

Wi-Fi is available campus-wide by the IT Department in 2010, but made exclusive to the staff room.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Yeoh Chen Chow 杨正超

Is an alumnus of Cornell University. Product Manager at JobStreet.com. Founder of ReCom.org (The Worldwide Malaysian Students Network). Secretary of Malaysian Mensa Society and American Universities Alumni Malaysia. Chairman of Cornell Alumni Admission Ambassador Network.

  • Tan Yunn Chzuan 陈韵传

Broadcaster at Astro(TV) AEC Evening Edition.

  • Andrew Tan 陈势安

Singer based in Taiwan.

  • Ong Ching Yee 王菁忆

News Anchor of 8TV

See also[edit]


External links[edit]