Whampoa Secondary School

Whampoa Secondary School (Chinese: 黄埔中学) (formerly Whampoa Secondary School(Chinese) (Chinese: 黄埔华文中学) ) was a secondary school in Kallang, Singapore.

Whampoa Secondary School
Coordinates1°18′52″N 103°52′58″E / 1.3144°N 103.8828°E / 1.3144; 103.8828
School typeGovernment-Aided
(Towards an all round education)

School history edit

Whampoa Secondary School was established in 1961 at St. Wilfred Road as a Chinese middle school. The school was named after Mr. Whampoa Hoo Ah Kay, a pioneer merchant who also served as the first Chinese member of the Singapore Legislative Council in 1867.[1] The school was recognised for their values-driven education and discipline.[2]

In 1978, Whampoa Secondary School (Chinese) was initially included in the list of newly established Special Assistance Plan Schools. However, with the concern from the Ministry of Education over the quality of students admitted, the number of SAP schools were amended to nine, which excluded Whampoa Secondary School (Chinese).[3] The school was converted to an integrated school, and renamed Whampoa Secondary School in the 1980s, to enrol students from the English Language streams due to falling enrolment (and declining popularity of Chinese schools).[4] The school was eventually closed in 1994 with insufficient cohort size.

References edit

  1. ^ "Whampoa Secondary School (Chinese) at St. George's Road between 1961 and 1963 - BookSG - National Library Board, Singapore". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ "消失的华校 - 国家永远的资产" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ Lee, Kuan Yew (2011). 李光耀 - 我一生的挑战 - 新加坡双语之路. Singapore Press Holdings. pp. 97–122. ISBN 978-981-4342-04-9.
  4. ^ "whampoa secondary school | fionaseah.com". fionaseah.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.