Ngee Ann Secondary School

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Ngee Ann Secondary undergoing renovation, photo taken November 2007
Ngee Ann Secondary School
Yì ān Zhōng xué
Righteousness and Courtesy
Tampines, Singapore
Type Autonomous
Established 1994
Session Single, mixed
School code 7310
Principal Mr Albert Lim
Enrolment Approx. 1400
Colour(s) Blue, yellow

Ngee Ann Secondary School (abbreviation: NASS) is an autonomous government-aided secondary school in Tampines, Singapore. The school was started by the Ngee Ann Kongsi, a Teochew clan foundation. Set up in 1994, Ngee Ann Secondary was a successor to the now defunct Tuan Mong High School which closed in that same year. It is also the youngest school in Singapore to be awarded the autonomous status. It has won several awards, including the Singapore Quality Class Award and Best Practice Award in Teaching and Learning. Construction works for PRIME have been fully completed in late 2010.


  • Mr Tan Thiam Hock: 1994-1998
  • Mr Bob Koh: 1998-2003
  • Mr Chua Chor Huat: 2004-2008
  • Mr Adrian Lim: 2008-2013
  • Mr Albert Lim: 2014-


After the PRIME upgrade in 2010, these are some of the facilities available.

  • Air-conditioned Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Indoor Sports Hall
  • Gym
  • Maths Modelling Room
  • Pario Studio
  • Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • Auditorium
  • Wordworks Lab
  • Art studio
  • Media Resource Library
  • Dance Studio
  • D&T Studio



  • Badminton (Boys/Girls)
  • Basketball (Boys/Girls)
  • Table Tennis (Boys/Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wushu
  • Outdoor Adventure Club (ODAC)
  • Archery
  • Soccer

Uniformed Groups[edit]

  • National Cadet Corps (NCC)
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)
  • Scouts
  • Girl Guides

Performing Arts[edit]

  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Guzheng
  • Symphonic Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Jam Band
  • Choir
  • International Dance
  • English Drama and Debate Society (ELDDS)

Clubs And Societies[edit]

  • Multimedia Infocomm Club
  • Arts And Innovation Club
  • International Chess Club
  • Photography Club
  • Horticulture & Environment Club


Secondary Three Overseas camp[edit]

In 2008, the school sent the first batch of Secondary 3 students on a 3D2N overseas camp held in January on a farmland in Malaysia. The aim is to bond the new secondary three students and help them settle into their new classes as well as to expose them to life outside the confines of urban Singapore. Activities such as rafting, trekking and mountain-climbing are held during the camp. From 2008 to 2012, the annual camp had been held at Kahang Organic Rice Eco-Farm, Kahang town, located near Kluang, Johor. From 2013, the location of the annual camp was shifted to Tanjong Sutera Resort, Tanjung Sedili, near the town of Kota Tinggi, Johor. Other schools with similar camps all shifted to this location.

School Awards[edit]


  • Future Schools @ Singapore [3]
  • Singapore Innovation Class Award
  • 2011/2012 National Arts Education Spark Awards
  • MOE Academic Value-Added Award [Express/Normal]
  • 2011 IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Award in R&D
  • 2011 SPRING Singapore NIQCC Award
  • 2011 Excellent Service Award


The completed main building
Bridges on the 3rd and 4th level link the main building and classroom block together. Photo taken from 4th level of classroom block

Location [4][edit]

The school is located at 1, Tampines Street 32, Singapore 529283. Bus service 291 (Townlink) and Bus 28 stop outside the school gate. The school is located very near to two infamous places in that area, the 201 shopping district and Tampines Mart. Students occasionally frequent these two areas for lunch and project discussion. The future Tampines East MRT Station on the Downtown Line (completed in 2017) will also be located at a close proximity to the school.

School Song [5][edit]

We'll walk hand in hand through the years
with brotherly love and care
Work hard to achieve great heights
in studies and in games
Stormy weather there'll always be
so let us be prepared
Be loyal to country
Contributing to society
Righteousness and Courtesy
we'll abide this golden rule
Ngee Ann our great guard
we give our best to you
Righteousness and Courtesy
we'll abide this golden rule
Excellence in all we do
we'll do it just for you

Motto [6][edit]

Righteousness and Courtesy


Education is available in the four official languages of English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. As of most other schools in Singapore, NASS follows the system of bilingualism, which was initiated as a policy in 1978 by the Singapore government.[7]

From 2012, Ngee Ann Secondary School will offer the Enhanced Art Programme to provide greater opportunities for students with keen disposition and capability in art to develop their talent, as said by the Ministry of Education (Singapore), to provide an enriched learning environment. Ngee Ann Secondary is only 1 of the 4 schools in Singapore to offer this programme. The other programme which the MOE have offer with similar objectives is Enhanced Music Programme.

Infocomm Technology[edit]

The school has invested in the use of Information Technology for education. The school has currently two computer labs and ICT Studio for students that houses 40 computers each. A new subject, Computer Studies (CS), had also been started by the Singapore government in 2006,[8] and NASS accepts its first batch of CS students in 2008. and as of 2009, NASS has around 40 CS students in total. NASS has also been selected as one of the schools in the East to be known as EZ COE ICT (East Zone Center of Excellence Infocomm Technology) [9] on the 30 August 2007. The other school is Victoria School.


  • The school choir was among 1 of the 15 schools in Singapore selected to perform as part of the Combined school choir for National Day Parade 2005
  • Jarod Lee did the school proud by winning the third season of Campus SuperStar. The show is a direct spin-off from the successful Project SuperStar 《绝对 SuperStar》. Jarod beat all 2000 over hopefuls in winning the title. He later became part of Mediacorp TV50 in 2013.
  • The school Volleyball 'C' Girls team won the National Junior Volleyball championship (under 16 group) organised by Volleyball Association of Singapore in December 2010 beating their rival school, Dunman Secondary School 2-0.
  • For the first time in the school history, all 4 Uniform Group (NCC (Land), NPCC, Scouts, Girl Guides) achieve the GOLD award in their respective competitions in 2011.
  • The school along with Raffles Girls' School hosted the inaugural Singapore Maths Modelling Challenge in July 2011.
  • In 2014, the school Volleyball 'B' Girls team won the National B division Volleyball Championship after 10 years beating St. Hilda's Secondary School in the final.

Records Broken[edit]

  • In March 2009, the school broke the Singapore Books of Records for making 15,000 paper dragons and 13,500 maxu boxes as part of the 15-hour challenge where students stayed in school for 15 hours.
  • In August 2010, the school broke the Singapore Books of Records for putting together a giant map of Singapore from 79.100 sign postcards.
  • In August 2011, the school broke the Singapore Books of Records for the biggest paper origami display with 61,146 hand folded paper origami hearts.


  • Concert Band: Bronze
  • Choir: Silver
  • International Dance: Silver
  • English Drama Club: Silver
  • Guzheng: Gold
  • Chinese Orchestra: Gold with Honours


  • Concert Band: Bronze
  • Choir: Gold
  • International Dance: Silver
  • English Drama Club: Silver
  • Guzheng: Gold
  • Chinese Orchestra: Gold with Honours


  • Choir: Distinction
  • Chinese Orchestra: Distinction
  • English Drama Club: Accomplishment
  • Guzheng: Distinction
  • International Dance:Accomplishment

Notable Alumni[edit]


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