Marsiling Secondary School
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|Marsiling Secondary School|
|Motto||Make Your Mark|
|Principal||Mr Goh Aik Choon|
|Colour(s)||Blue, red, yellow|
Marsiling Secondary School (abbreviation: MSL) is a government co-educational secondary school in Woodlands, Singapore. It was founded in 2000. MSL is now in Marsiling Road, Singapore, having been temporarily housed at the premises of Woodgrove Secondary School from 2000 to late 2001, due to prolonged delays in construction of the Marsiling campus when the company handling the construction failed in mid-2000.
Marsiling Secondary School was inaugurated as a result of a shortage of secondary schools, especially in anticipation of the record number of primary-school leavers in 2000. Mrs Choy Chee Meh was appointed the first principal of MSL, and acquisition of land at the current site began shortly after the decision to establish the school. Primary-school leavers had little interest in choosing MSL at first, compared with the long-established secondary schools in Woodlands.
However, staff and students built up the school's reputation by engaging new initiatives, such as the Apple-MOE Collaborations.
MSL was involved in the three-year Apple-MOE Collaboration in which Apple Macintosh computers were introduced, and the education model used in the United States devised by educators and Apple Computer was applied. During this period MSL hosted three Edu-Pi camps, a two-day educational workshop to encourage the use of Apple products such as iMovie and the Mac OS.
Culture and values
The school has adopted the core values of P.R.I.D.E., which stood for Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Diligence, and Enterprise. A.C.H.I.E.V.E. was adopted as the school's core aims: Academic Excellence, Character Building, Healthy lifestyle, IT way of life, Excellence in Aesthetics, Valued relationships, and Enriching partnerships.
One of the most severe punishments used by the previous principal, public caning, has been found unnecessary by the present principal. However, as at most Singapore secondary schools, private corporal punishment is in regular use. Caning with a large rotan is administered in the office (to male students only) by the Head of Discipline whenever their behaviour requires it. MSL policy is that the cane strokes are always delivered to the seat of the boy's trousers.
Lesser offences are punished with detention class which is held every day Monday to Thursday.
- School history, Marsiling Secondary School.