Yio Chu Kang Secondary School

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School is a co-educational government school in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore. It was first opened in 1966, and moved to its current site in 1982.

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School
3063 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Singapore 569868

Coordinates1°22′41″N 103°50′30″E / 1.3781°N 103.8418°E / 1.3781; 103.8418
MottoPursuit of Knowledge, Service to All
PrincipalMrs Betty Chow
Colour(s) Green   Orange 

History edit

Yio Chu Kang Secondary began operations in 1966, and was set up in response to a request by Yio Chu Kang residents to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew for a secondary school.[1] It was initially located at the tenth milestone of Yio Chu Kang Road, housed in a S$444,000 campus.[2] In 1982, the school moved to new premises along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and the new premises were officially opened on 26 August 1983 by Lau Ping Sum, Member of Parliament for Yio Chu Kang.[3]

Merger with Chong Boon Secondary School edit

In January 2018, the school merged with former Chong Boon Secondary School.[4] The merged school is located at the current Yio Chu Kang campus. At the time of the merger, the principal was Mr Yeo Kuerk Heng.[5]

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Community spirit still strong at school". The Straits Times. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Work to begin on new $1.1 m school". The Straits Times. 9 September 1965. Retrieved 21 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  3. ^ "School's day". The Straits Times. 12 August 1983. Retrieved 21 November 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  4. ^ Auto, Hermes (4 March 2016). "Ministry of Education to merge 22 secondary schools into 11 schools by 2018 | The Straits Times". www.straitstimes.com. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Chong Boon Secondary student who died after 2.4km run was popular school athlete". TODAY. Retrieved 20 June 2022.

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