Whitley Secondary School

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Whitley Secondary School
惠厉中学
Sekolah Menengah Whitley
WSS sch logo.jpg
Towards Knowledge and Sportsmanship
Location
Bishan
Information
Type Government, Secondary
Established 1965
Session Single session
School code 3015
Principal Mr Hong Zi Yang
Enrolment approx. 1,500 (in 2007)
Colour(s) White, Brown
Website

Whitley Secondary School (abbreviation: WSS) is a co-educational government secondary school at 30, Bishan St 24, Bishan, Singapore. Students are known as 'Whitleyans'. Whitley Secondary is the (School Cluster) Centre Of Excellence for National Education of Singapore for South Zone.

The school was located at 430 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 from 2006–2007 and now the school has been moved back to 30 Bishan Street 24.

40th anniversary celebrations[edit]

In 2005, the school celebrated its 40th anniversary and had its first musical cum gala dinner followed by a musical cum festpiel night. On 22 October the school organized the InE Carnival. A funfair was organised, with stalls selling goods and art pieces to raise funds for the major renovation (PRIME) for Bishan Campus.

Homecoming March 2008[edit]

On 31 December 2007 students and teachers marched from Toa Payoh Holding Campus back to the new Bishan Campus.

Co-curricular activities[edit]

Uniformed groups

  • Girls' Brigade
  • Boys' Brigade
  • NCC (Land)
  • NPCC
  • Girl Guides

Performing arts

  • Modern Dance
  • Malay Dance
  • Indian Dance
  • Concert Band
  • Drama Club
  • Choir

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Artisic Gymnastics
  • Gymnastics Trampoline
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Track and Field Club
  • Golf Club
  • Badminton

Clubs and societies

  • Art Club
  • Infocomm Club
  • Broadcasting Club
  • CABIN Club
  • Library Club
  • Design & Technology Club
  • Chess Club
  • Green Club
  • TAMIL LDSS
  • Innovation & Enterprise Club
  • Photography Club

Achievement[edit]

( National/South Zone Inter-School Sports Competition )

  • Gymnastics (Trampoline) - C Division Girls - 4th, C Division Boys - 3rd, B Division Girls - 4th, B Division Boys - 3rd

(SYF Central Judging Dance/Choir/Band Competition)

  • Chinese Dance, 2003 - Silver, 2005 - Silver, 2007 - Silver
  • Indian Dance, 2003 - Bronze, 2005 - Bronze, 2007 - Gold (With Honours)
  • Malay Dance, 2003 - Bronze, 2005 - Silver, 2007 - Silver
  • Choir, 2003 - COP, 2005 - Bronze, 2007 - COP
  • Concert Band, 2003 - Silver, 2005 - Silver, 2007 - Silver,2009-silver

(Other Achievement)

  • CHERISH Award - Silver
  • Alumni - Vanessa Ann Thomas won 3 awards together with her five member team in Crowbar Awards 2007
  • Singapore Mathematical Olympiads Competition 2007
    • SMO Junior Results: 2 Silver, 7 Bronze, 2 Honourable Mention
    • School Rank: 28th
    • SMO Senior Results: 2 Silver, 4 Bronze, 5 Honourable Mention
    • School Rank: 25th
  • Trim and Fit Award 2006 - Silver
  • Maths Olympiad 2006 - 2 Silver Awards(Shawn Tan Han Liang), 2 Bronze Awards (U Bhalraam and William Ong), 4 Honorable Mention Awards(Song Hui Xuan). Overall 27th Position
  • Roving DV 2006 (by Mediacorp and NYJC) - Best scripting award
    • Huang Han
    • Tan Chong Der
    • Li Jie
  • Action Script Awards - Kok Mun Jun - Merit Award (2005)
  • Broadcasting Club - Wannabe DJ Competition First and Fourth positions. Best Talent Award, Best Jingle Award, Most Popular Performer award
  • Chinese Media Camp (South Zone)- Best News Award (2005)
    • Vinson Chen
    • Fu Yan
    • Ma Qun
  • Hollaback Crew Competition
    • Second, 2 Teams went in the finals
    • Teacher won 98.7FM's Most Supportive Teacher Award.
  • Cluster's Chinese Book Review Competition
    • Upper Secondary - First Prize
    • Lower Secondary - First and Third Prize
  • Cluster's Tamil Language Camp
    • Drama competition - First prize (Upper and Lower Secondary)
    • Dance competition - First and Third Prize
  • Trim and fit award - Silver (2004)
  • Girl Guides - Chia Shi Min - President Guide Award (2004)
  • RAYSE Competition - Stamps
    • Samuel Bong - Gold award with distinction
    • Chong Yi Huai - Gold Award
    • Jonathan Ang - Silver Award
    • Xie Zhisen - Silver Award
    • Kok Mun Jun - Bronze Award
  • "Thirukural " Research Competition - 3rd Prize
  • Creative Science and Innovation Competition - 1st Runner-Up and "Most feasible Idea" award.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Valen Low: Head of Singapore Arm Wrestling, Oceania Arm Wrestling Champion u80kg(2014), Asian Youth Arm wrestling Champion 65-70kg(2014), Most decorated Arm Wrestler in Singapore history
  • Kathleen Tan: Regional Head of Commercial, Air Asia
  • Soh Kong Pheng: Chief Executive, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Mindef, 2008-2010
  • Edwin Siew: Head for Training Development, Outward Bound Singapore

References[edit]