Tanglin Secondary School

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Tanglin Secondary School
Dōnglín Zhōngxué
TSS Crest Badge.png
301 West Coast Road, Singapore 127391
Clementi, West Coast
Coordinates 1°18′36″N 103°45′28″E / 1.309941°N 103.757828°E / 1.309941; 103.757828Coordinates: 1°18′36″N 103°45′28″E / 1.309941°N 103.757828°E / 1.309941; 103.757828
Type Government-aided
Motto Strive for Success
Established January 1964
Session Single
School code 3511
Principal Ng Ngoing Kheng
Color(s) Yellow, Grey

Tanglin Secondary School is a Government secondary school in Clementi, Singapore.


Tanglin Technical Secondary School (1964 - 1993)[edit]

Tanglin Secondary School which was located at Commonwealth Avenue in the area called Tanglin Halt was officially opened by Mr Ong Pang Boon, Minister of Education,on 16 October 1964. It was Singapore’s first technical school, and the first institution in Singapore to admit female students to technical courses. It was renamed Tanglin Technical Secondary School in 1969.[1]

Tanglin Secondary School[edit]

It was switched later to the Chinese medium pre-university classes, and, renamed Tanglin Secondary School and relocated to the current premises at West Coast in 1993.[1][2]

Merger of Clementi Woods Secondary School[edit]

In 2014, the Ministry of Education announced a merger of Clementi Woods Secondary School with Tanglin Secondary School, taking effect in 2016. This was taken into consideration of the critical student population of the two schools, that a merger will allow for more unitised resources for a more holistic education environment. The merged school retains the name and campus of Tanglin Secondary.[3]

Special Programmes[edit]

  • Bias for Engineering (Niche)
  • Bias for Arts (Niche)
  • Multimedia Digital Science Enrichment
  • Y2Y Entrepreneur Incubation Programmes
  • School Family Education
  • BASICS Character Education
  • School Exchange and Twinning Programme
  • Music Education Programme for Secondary 1 and 2
  • Dance Education for Secondary 1 and 2 boys and girls
  • Environmental Education Programme
  • Advanced Elective/Elective Module Programme(AEM/EM)
  • Applied Graded Subject (AGS)

Notable Alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Our History - Tanglin Secondary School". TSS. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tanglin Sec may celebrate its 50th birthday by saying bye bye | Mothership.SG". mothership.sg. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "8 secondary schools to merge into 4". The Straits Times. SPH. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2016.