Orchid Park Secondary School

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Coordinates: 1°24′55″N 103°50′17″E / 1.41528°N 103.83806°E / 1.41528; 103.83806

Orchid Park Secondary School
兰景中学
Sekolah Menengah Orchid Park
OrchidParkSec
Location
10 Yishun Street 81
Yishun
Singapore 768454
Information
Type Government-aided
Co-educational
Motto Onward and Persevere
Established January 4, 1999 (1999-01-04)
School district North Zone N6 School Cluster
Authority Ministry of Education, Singapore
Session Single session
School code 3605
Principal Shawal Bin Hussin
Enrollment 1500
Colour(s)          Green and Yellow
Website

Orchid Park Secondary School (OPSS) (Chinese: 兰景中学, Pinyin: Lán Jing Zhong Xué, Malay: Sekolah Menengah Orchid Park) is a co-educational government secondary school in Yishun, Singapore.

History[edit]

Orchid Park Secondary School begun its operation in January 1999 on the premises of Woodlands Ring Secondary School with a staff of 16 and a student population of 360. The school moved to its current premises at 10, Yishun Street 81 on 13 September 1999. The official opening of the school took place on 21 April 2001, led by Dr. Tan Boon Wan, Member of Parliament for the Ang Mo Kio GRC.

It was decided that a grand arts event be held every three years. Arts Panache I on the theme 'Love and Peace' was held on 3 April 2004, and Arts Panache II, a musical entitled 'Club Soul', took place on 13 and 14 April 2007. On 13 April 2002 the Art Gallery was opened, featuring art pieces by pupils.

The school's first venture into business enterprise, the Art Rock Cafe, was officially declared open on 13 April 2002. It is a business run by pupils after school hours. To provide more opportunities for pupils to develop entrepreneurial skills Le Shoppe was opened on 8 April 2005. Another manifestation of business enterprise in the school is The Wardrobe, equipped with period and dance costumes available on-line for loan to other schools.[1]

Principals[edit]

Principal Name Years Served
Mr Low Eng Kee 1999 - 2007
Mrs Helen Tan-Lee 2008 - 2013
Mr Shawal Bin Hussin 2014 – [2]

Co-curricular Activities[edit]

Orchid Park Secondary School offers the following extra-curricular activities (termed Co-curricular Activities in Singapore).[3]

Uniformed Groups

Performing Arts

  • Joaquim Chorale
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Wind Orchestra
  • Guitar Ensemble

Clubs & Societies

  • Art Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Mediatech

Sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OPSS History". www.orchidparksec.moe.edu.sg. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Staff Contact List". www.orchidparksec.moe.edu.sg. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  3. ^ "CCAs". www.orchidparksec.moe.edu.sg. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 

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