Queensway Secondary School

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Queensway Secondary School (QSS)
Queensway Sec Logo.jpg.png
Location

2A Margaret Drive, Singapore149295

Queenstown
Information
Type Government
Motto Success Through Diligence
Established 1961
Session single
School code 3007
Principal Mr Benjamin Lui Seng Cheong
Colour(s)          Purple, white
Website

Queensway Secondary School (abbreviation: QSS) is a co-educational, government secondary school situated in the residential area of Queenstown, located in the central-western part of Singapore. It offers a four to five-year course leading up to the GCE 'O' Level or 'N' level exams. The school motto is "Success through Diligence".

The school is currently led by Mr Benjamin Lui Seng Cheong.

History[edit]

Queensway Secondary School started operating from 2A Margaret Drive in 1961. It was one of the first English Academic schools to be built after Singapore attained independence. It was officially opened by Mr Lim Teck Hin, MP for Tiong Bahru on 2 September 1961. In that year the school had only 7 classes with 8 teachers and 248 students.

The development of school followed the growth of Queenstown. By 1963, the school had 36 classes and 50 teachers. It then became a two session school. In 1975, 2 new classroom blocks were built to cater to the increased enrollment. In addition, a Science Laboratory, a Home Economics Room, AVA and Music rooms and an enlarged tuckshop were built.

In 2000, Queensway absorbed students from Mei Chin Secondary School, which had closed down, and had also merged with Buona Vista Secondary School in January 2001.

The school has since undergone a re-building programme in 1999 and the new campus was completed on the same historical site in December 2001. The new Indoor Sports Hall and Atrium was completed in July 2009 and officially opened by Mr Baey Yam Keng, then MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC on 15 April 2011.

Emblem[edit]

The QSS emblem is three designs against a purple background - the purple represents loyalty.The upper part of the emblem depicts a touch encircled by laurel. The torch represents learning and knowledge, while the laurel is the success attained as a result. The left bottom design originates from the emblem of the City of Singapore - a lion on a castle.

The lion represents courage and excellence, while the castle on which it stands represents strength and stability, while the spider web at the emblem showcases the obvious - diligence of the spider as it spins the web.

Co-curricular activities[edit]

Sports and Games

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Cross Country
  • Sepak takraw (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls and Boys)
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball (Girls and Boys)

Uniformed Groups

  • Boys' Brigade
  • Girl Guides
  • NCC (Land)(Girls and Boys)
  • NPCC
  • St. John Ambulance Brigade

Performing Arts

  • Band - Concert, Choir and Drama
  • Dance - Chinese and Malay

Clubs and Societies

  • Art and Craft club
  • Library Council
  • Media Resource Club
  • Infocomm Club
  • Photographic Society
  • Publications
  • Green Club

Others

  • Prefectorial Board

Uniforms[edit]

The attire for QSS are white shirt with white shorts for lower secondary boys, white pants for upper secondary boys and white blouse with a purple skirt for girls. Upper secondary prefects have a different design of uniforms. The inner collar is purple while there is no purple label with the word "Queensway" sewn above the pocket. The girls have different skirts which is at a design of a narrow skirt opening the letter "A". The school badge is worn above the breast pocket and all students have to wear the purple school tie during Friday assemblies. For the P.E T-shirt, the design is a polo tee with no collar, the base colour is purple while the rim around the neck is the house colour. For the newer P.E T-shirt design introduced in 2016, The right/left side is white with no house names printed behind.

The houses are named after the legendary creatures found in Greek mythology such as Centaur, Griffin, Pegasus, Phoenix & Unicorn. Centaur is represented by red, Griffin is represented by blue, Pegasus is represented by yellow, Phoenix is represented by green and Unicorn is represented by white.

Other Programmes[edit]

School-based

  • English Ingenium Programme
  • Enviro-Science Programme
  • Life and Applied Science Programme
  • Applied Learning Programme
  • Learning For Life Programme

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]