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Temasek Secondary School
淡马锡中学
Sekolah Menengah Temasek
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Address
600 Upper East Coast Road
Information
Type Autonomous, Government
Founded 1980
Session Single session
School code 3030
Principal Tan Chee Siong (Mr)[1]
Vice Principals Ong Chun Ghee (Dr)[1]
Lim Siang Jiun (Mrs)[1]
Enrolment 1321
Colour(s) Navy blue, yellow, gold
Website

Temasek Secondary School (abbreviation: TMS) is an autonomous secondary school in Singapore and serves Secondary One through Five. It was founded in 1980 sharing a campus with Bedok South Secondary School at Upper Changi Road.[2] In 1995, the school attained autonomy.[3] In March 1999, the school moved to its current campus at Upper East Coast Road.[3]

School culture Edit

School crest Edit

The school crest has historical references. Its main colour, navy blue, represents the sea which recalls Singapore's original name 'Temasek' (meaning Seaport Town) and from which it derives its name. The supporting colours are red and gold. Red represents brotherhood and team spirit while gold is symbolic of prosperity and progress. The motif depicts two lions holding a radiantly burning torch. The lions signify the nation and the school. The torch illuminates the nation's and school's ethos of a well-balanced curriculum of education and sports.

President's ChallengeEdit

Template:NOT The school has been participating in the President's Challenge since 2005, raising funds for it each year with help of sponsors. It has broken many records for charity every year which are recorded in the Singapore Book of Records including record of making the largest number of balloon animals at a time, and the record for the most number of people having a chocolate breakTemplate:Cn raising S$30,000 for the President's Challenge Fund. In 2007, students built Singapore's "Tallest House of Cards"Template:Cn with the final card being placed in a ceremony attended by President Sellapan Ramanathan. These cards, sponsored by Nestle raised S$30,000Template:Cn for charity.

Over $70,000Template:Cn was raised in 2008 for the President's Challenge, far surpassing their projected amount of SGD$40,000. The school set two records: Singapore's Largest Heart Montage Using Cards and Mostwas raised for the President's Challenge. The school also set two Singapore Records: the Largest Montage Made from Packet Drinks and the Most Number of People Having Breakfast Cereal at the same time.Template:Cn In 2010, together with Emway (Singapore) as the main sponsor, the students raised over $60 thousandTemplate:Cn for the President's Challenge setting two Singapore Records: the Longest Banner Drawn by the Most Number of People Drawing and the Most Number of People Playing Pictionary at the same time.Template:Cn

In 2011, together with National Family Council (Singapore) as main sponsor, the students have raised over $50 thousand for the President's Challenge. The school again set a Singapore record: Most Number of People Doing Crunches in 2 HoursTemplate:Cn, during its TMSA Sports Fiesta.

Annual camps and tripsEdit

The school runs two Resilience Camps for the students. The Secondary One students attend a local adventure camp while the Secondary Three students undergo a week-long camp in Pahang, Malaysia.

Student leadershipEdit

Template:NOT Four student leadership groups .Template:Cn include the Student Councillors whose duties include flag-raising and announcements, and helping to run school-based activities. The Peer Support Leaders organise character development programmes, and the Sports Captains promote health and sports in the school and lead students in Physical Education classes. Class Managers assist teachers in the management of class affairs,and the organisation to organize class based events, barbecues, and the Teachers' Day celebrations.

AwardsEdit

Template:NOT Temasek Secondary School attained autonomous status in 1995.

  • Most Inspiring Teacher Award (2008) (by The Straits Times) - Mr. Eddie Tan
  • School Distinction Award (SDA)
  • Best Practice Award (Staff Well-Being)
  • People Developer Award (since 2003)
  • Singapore Quality Class (since 2004)
  • Green Award-Lotus (since 2003)
  • Sustained Achievement Award (Physical Fitness) (since 1998)
  • Sustained Achievement Award (Uniformed Group) (since 2003)
  • Sustained Achievement Award (Sports) (since 2007)
  • Sustained Achievement Award (Uniformed Group) (since 2008)
  • Thinking Culture Award (Since 2004)
  • Character Development Award (Development Award)(Since 2006)
  • National Education Award (Development Award) (Since 2007)

AmenitiesEdit

Template:NOT The school moved into a new campus in 2000. which has many facilities including Template:Flatlist

  • Chinese Orchestra Room ( CO room)
  • Multi-Purpose Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Field (synthetic grass)
  • Four Computer Laboratories
  • iMac Laboratory (Music Room)
  • Dance Studio
  • Band Room
  • Audio-Visual Theatrette
  • Six Science Laboratories
  • Two Home Economics kitchens
  • Needle Work Room
  • Woodwork Workshop
  • Two Design and Technology Workshops
  • Shooting Range
  • Netball Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Multi-purpose Room (Learning Hub)
  • Multi-purpose Room (Student Centre)
  • Library

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AchievementsEdit

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SportsEdit

2002

  • Track and Field - Nationals 'B' Div Boys 400m 1st

2004

  • Canoeing - C' Div Boys 4th - (From T2- 500m Gold pair)

2005

  • Netball - 2nd Tier East Zone Challenge League, obtaining the 1st and 3rd place for 'B' and 'C' division respectively.
  • Softball - In the East Zone competition, crowned champion for the 'B' division boys team.

2006

  • Canoeing - Both the 'B' and 'C' Division girls came in as champions, and the 'C' Division boys 4th in the Nationals.
  • Shooting Club (Air Rifle and Air Pistol) - Both 'B' and 'C' Division Air Rifle girls secured 2nd place, while the 'B' and 'C' Division Air Rifle boys attained 3rd and 4th places respectively in the Inter-School Zonal Championships. In additional, Shazunah Bte Aman clinched a 3rd position in the National competition individual event. In the NJC Open Inter-School Shooting Competition, the Air Rifle girls came in 1st, and the Air Rifle boys came in 4th. In the HomeTeamNS Inter-School Shooting Competition, the Air Rifle girls came in 3rd, and the Air Rifle boys came in 4th.

2007

  • Canoeing - Both the 'B' and 'C' Division girls came 3rd in the Nationals.
  • Shooting Club (Air Rifle and Air Pistol) - The 'B' Division Air Rifle girls, and 'C' Division Air Pistol girls emerged as champions, the 'C' Division Air Rifle boys and girls teams and the 'B' and 'C' Division Air Pistol boys teams came in 2nd, while the 'B' Division Air Rifle Boys came in 3rd in the Inter-School Zonal Championships. In additional, the Air Pistol 'C' Division girls came in overall 3rd and the Air Pistol 'B' Division boys came in overall 4th, doing our school proud in the National competition team event. In the NJC Open Inter-School Shooting Competition, the Air Rifle girls secured the 1st place once again, the Air Rifle boys came in 2nd, and the Air Pistol girls and boys teams came in 4th. In the HomeTeamNS Inter-School Shooting Competition, the Air Rifle boys came in 4th once again, and the Air Pistol girls came in 3rd. In the NTU Open Inter-School Shooting Competition, the Air Rifle boys came in 3rd, and the Air Pistol girls came in 4th.

2008

  • Temasek Secondary School won the Cheering Award in the Annual Combined Sports Meet as well as first prize in the Teacher's Race.

2009

  • Temasek Secondary School won the Cheering Award in the Annual Combined Sports Meet.

2010

  • Temasek Secondary School won the Cheering Award in the Annual Combined Sports Meet for the third time in a row.

2011

  • Temasek Secondary School won the Cheering Award in the Annual Combined Sports Meet for the fourth time in a row.

Straits Times

  • The Temasek Canoeing Team was featured on the Straits Times on 22 April 2011, in the Sports section.

Performing ArtsEdit

2004

  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) placed 1st in the National A cappella Championships (High School Category).

2005

  • At the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging,
    • the Temasek Chorale (Choir), Freestylers (Dance) and the Temasek Chinese Orchestra obtained Gold awards.
    • the Temasek Wind Ensemble (TWE) was awarded the Gold with Honours.
  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) placed 2nd in the National A cappella Championships. In addition, Ryan Chan was awarded the vocal percussionist of the year award.

2006

  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) (two teams) placed Champion and 2nd runner-up in the National A cappella Championships (High School Category).

2007

  • At the SYF Central Judging,
    • the Temasek Chinese Orchestra and the Freestylers attained Gold awards.
    • the Temasek Wind Ensemble and the Temasek Chorale attained Silver awards.
  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) (two teams) placed 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up in the National A Cappella Championships (High School Category). Lin Xuefang was awarded the vocal percussionist of the year award.

2008

  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) placed Champion and 1st runner-up in the National A Cappella Championships (High School Category) and won the award for Best Soloist (Stephanie Lim), the Percussionist of The Year (POTY) award (Lin Xuehen), the Best Costume award as well as the Audience Favourite award for a first ever total of 6 out of 6 possible awards for any team in the high-school category.
  • At the 21st Century International Band Competition, the Temasek Wind Ensemble was awarded the Gold award.

2009

  • At the SYF Central Judging:
    • the Temasek Chinese Orchestra attained the Gold with Honours award.
    • the Temasek Chorale attained the Gold award.
    • the Temasek Wind Ensemble (TWE) attained the Silver award.
    • the Temasek Freestylers attained the Bronze award.
  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) placed 1st runner-up in the National A Cappella Championships (High School/JC/ Polytechnic Category). In addition, both teams that were sent in attained Silver awards.

2010

  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) placed 1st and 2nd runner-up in the National A Cappella Championships (High School/JC/ Polytechnic Category). In addition, both teams that were sent in attained Silver awards.

2011

  • At the SFY Central Judging:
    • the Temasek Chinese Orchestra attained the Gold award.
    • the Temasek Chorale attained the Gold with Honours award.
    • the Temasek Wind Ensemble (TWE) attained the Silver award.
  • Temasek A Cappella Group (TAG) was published full-page (Page 6) on IN, The Straits Times in April.

Clubs and SocietiesEdit

The Temasek IT Club (now known as Infocomm Club) has won awards in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, including Silver, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, while the Temasek Robotics Club won the Best Video Award at NJRC (National Junior Robotics Competition).[4] and won the Presentation Award and the third for the Research Award at the National Junior Robotics Competition 2010. The club was also placed fourth in the Dance competition in Canberra, Australia at the annual Robocup Junior Australia Competition.

Uniformed GroupsEdit

The Saint John Ambulance Brigade (SJAB) has won several awards including a Silver award three times. The school's National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) won a Silver award for the annual NPCC Unit Proficiency Assessment (UOPA). and the National Cadet Corps achieved Gold Award in 2010.

Musicals and Productions Edit

Each year since 2007 the school has produced a musical or a theatre play.

Notable alumni Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Temasek Secondary School, Organisational chart, retrieved 2011-10-02
  2. Temasek Secondary School, History, p. 1, retrieved 2011-10-02
  3. 3.0 3.1 Temasek Secondary School, History, p. 2, retrieved 2011-10-02
  4. http://www.science.edu.sg/ssc/upload/mid1/type9/cat0/8714_312_List%20of%20Winners.pdf
  5. "Fann-ing up: Actress Fann Wong wants to take on more challenging roles in the near future", The Sun, 5 April 2007
  6. "Fann Wong", Movie Music News, 26 October 2008
  7. "Leap of love", Michelle Tay, The Straits Times, 18 February 2008
  8. "Joanne Peh : A star in girl-next-door", Jeannie Tay, Nanyang Chronicle
  9. "Star track", Hong Xinyi, The Straits Times, 11 July 2004

External linksEdit

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