Yishun Town Secondary School

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Yishun Town Secondary School
Sekolah Menengah Yishun Town
Ytss logo.png
6 Yishun Street 21, 768610
Coordinates 1°25′57.46″N 103°50′15.85″E / 1.4326278°N 103.8377361°E / 1.4326278; 103.8377361Coordinates: 1°25′57.46″N 103°50′15.85″E / 1.4326278°N 103.8377361°E / 1.4326278; 103.8377361
Type Government-aided
Motto We Will Excel
Established 1986
Session Single Session
School code 3045
Principal Ms Sharon Yeo
Enrolment Approx. 1,200
Colour(s)  Blue   Yellow 

Yishun Town Secondary School (abbreviation: YTSS) is a co-educational secondary school in Yishun, Singapore.


The school was first established in 1986, originally sharing its premises with Yishun Secondary School and Yishun Junior College.[1] In 1988, the school moved into a new S$8.1 million campus along Yishun Street 21.[2]


Principal Year
Lim Yam Meng 1986–1995
Ooi Cheng Hock 1995–1999
Tan Teck Hock 1999–2005
Tan Yee Kan 2005–2011
Tan Chuen- Yin 2011–2015
Sharon Yeo 2015–present

Identity and culture[edit]


We will Excel


The school logo incorporates the letter Y. It stands for the town of Yishun and for its youthfulness. The four arrows represent the development of the heart, body, mind and soul. The circle symbolises the goal of a well-rounded pupil. Yellow arrows and circle represent the vibrancy of the school's endeavours.[citation needed]

Co-Curricular Activities[edit]

Student council[edit]

Renamed from the Prefecture Board in 1999, the Student Council consist of selected student leaders chosen by the recommendation of teachers at the Secondary 1 or 2 levels. They are responsible for discipline of the student body, and are involved in planning for school initiatives and events.[citation needed]

Values Inculcation Programme (VIP)[edit]

This program was formed in 2005 as a result of an integration between Pastoral Care (PC) and Civics and Moral Education (CME). The aim of VIP lessons are quite similar to both the PC and CME lessons, that is to enable the students to make well and informed choices, as well as to become responsible and moral citizens that contribute to the society. The VIP Program is compulsory for all students.[citation needed]

Innovation and Enterprise (I&E)[edit]

An initiative (Innovative, Daring, Enterprising and Achievable Suggestions, or IDEAS) that allows students to generate, develop and implement new and innovative ideas on school-related issues. Awards are given to recognise students who have come up with innovative ideas that benefit the school. The I&E program is offered to all students in YTSS.[citation needed]

Creative Skills Inquiry (CSI)[edit]

CSI provides students with the opportunities to develop the spirit of inquiry, to be critical and creative. It requires students to work in teams, see interconnections between the different disciplines, undertake research and to present their findings innovatively and confidently. This program is offered to students when they are in the Lower Secondary levels.[citation needed]

Learning Styles[edit]

Learning styles was introduced 2007, by principal Tan Yee Kan, as the upper secondary equivalent of the CSI programme. Its teaches the Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles system, in which students are taught how to use their learning style to study in the most efficient manner. The trainings are typically held during curriculum time, over a two-day period, and are conducted by Teo Yew Chye. The trainer is known to incorporate martial arts into the lessons to enhance it.[citation needed]

Relation with other schools[edit]

Yishun Town Secondary School, Nan Chiau High School & Xinmin Secondary School hold combined sports meets yearly since 2013 to give student athletes from the participating schools a platform to showcase their physical talent and also for the schools to unite to celebrate and enjoy. Apart from the inter-school competitions among students, parent-teacher races are also featured to engage the parents and school staff.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Three schools in Yishun share same premises". The Straits Times. 3 January 1986. Retrieved 10 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ "New school". The Straits Times. 29 July 1988. Retrieved 10 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  3. ^ "Combined Sports Meet and National Day Celebrations 2015". xinminsec.edu.sg. Retrieved 3 December 2015.