| Yishun Town Secondary School |
毅道中学 (yì dào zhōng xúe)
Sekolah Menengah Yishun Town
We Will Excel
|Principal||Mrs Ng Chuen Yin|
We will Excel.
The school logo incorporates the letter Y. It stands for the town Yishun and for its youthfulness, with a zeal to forge forward to face the challenges of the new millennium. The four arrows represent the development of the heart, body, mind and soul. The circle symbolises the goal of a well-rounded pupil. The blue background represents a peaceful school atmosphere. Yellow arrows and circle represent the vibrancy of the school's endeavours.
Together in work and in play
In all our endeavours
Forward we shall go
With a zeal to learn
An eagerness to serve and a tenacity
Show our love and loyalty
To country and school
Let's aspire to greater heights
In all that we do
Chorus: Onward, onward we shall go Yishun Town will excel (2x)
Come my brothers and sisters of Yishun Town With one voice, oh let us sing To keep our flag and colours flying high We pledge to make this our destiny
Though the storms and trials of life may come
As we strive towards our goals See the light of our spirit shine through We'll excel in heart, body, mind and soul
Yishun Town, let this be our gift to you As we stand tall to face the challenge Let all around us hear our cry as we shout
We will excel We will excel
|Lim Yam Meng||1986–1995|
|Ooi Cheng Hock||1995–1999|
|Tan Teck Hock||1999–2005|
|Tan Yee Kan||2005–2011|
|Ng Chuen- Yin||2011 -|
|1999-2000||1st||Ronnie Shu||Boys' Brigade||Quek Wee Boon||NPCC|
|2000-01||2nd||Lou Shi Nee||Basketball||Kenneth Chew||Boys' Brigade|
|2001-02||3rd||Sin Hui Zheng||St. John||Nur Dayana||NCC (Sea)*|
|2002-03||4th||Lim Mei Esther||Band||Arivinthan Ahwahday||NPCC|
|2003-04||5th||Tan Hseng Ho, Gabriel||Boy's Brigade||Pang Jia Khee||Girl Guides|
|2004-05||6th||Ong Eng Wu||NCC (Land)||Noradilah Wasani||School Band|
|2005-06||7th||Nikita Sharda||Basketball||Tong Zhi Hao Jeremy||NCC (Land)|
|2006-07||8th||Kevin Peh||NCC (Land)||Mendoza Ethel Nicol||Basketball|
|Pang Zhuang Yi||NPCC|
|Ken Seah||Boys Brigade|
|2008-09||10th||Ng Shi Wei||Boys Brigade||Ho Hui Sze||Choir|
|2009-10||11th||Wong Jia Hui||Basketball||Timothy John||Boys Brigade|
|Khoo Ai Hui, Amanda||NPCC|
|2010-11||12th||Sherrin Pok||Infocomm Club||Murni Marisa||Girl Guides|
|2011-12||13th||Marcus Khoo||Choir||Lye Ji Kang||Boys Brigade|
- NCC (Sea) has been disbanded since 2003.
Honorary student councilEdit
The Honorary Student Council Board (HSC) was established in January 2002. CCA Leaders and Lead Monitors are invited to join midway through their third year (it was the start of the fourth year during the first two batches of HSC). These students are members of the HSC for a term lasting 12 months. They assume membership positions from their seniors on 1 July. However, unlike the Student Council, the selection for the President is not known until late August.
The HSC was dissolved in mid-2007. In place a group of CCA Leaders and Monitors was formed.
List of honorary council chairpersonsEdit
|2002||1st||fill in||fill in||fill in||fill in|
|2003||2nd||fill in||fill in||fill in||fill in|
|2003-04||3rd||fill in||fill in|
|2004-05||4th||Tan Yue Kiat||IT Club*||Nur Ashiqin||Choir|
|2005-06||5th||Zhang Xing Long||Volleyball||Chan Shu Min||Chinese Dance|
|2006-07||6th||Gerard Loh||NCC (Land)||Lim Yi Ling||Basketball|
|2007-08||7th||Tan Chin Rong||NCC (Land)||Derrick Lim Sheng Hui||NCC (Land)|
- Now known as the Infocomm Club.
Culture and distinctivesEdit
Students join at least an adventure camp, and an outdoor enrichment activity. They can also take part in other activities such as overseas field trips. The Sec 3 camp is held every year, and since 2007, have been held at Kahang Organic Rice Farm, Malaysia.
Yishun Town students have gone to places includingd Lijiang (of Yunnan, China), Auckland, Perth, Sabah and Mount Kinabalu (both in east Malaysia). They once also held overseas leadership camps in Peninsular Malaysia.
Values inculcation program (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 the VIP is quite similar to both the PC and CME lessons once held before the integration. That is to enable the students to make well and informed choices, as well as to become responsible and moral citizens that could contribute to the society. The VIP Program is compulsory for all students.
Innovation and Enterprise (I&E)Edit
An initiative (Innovative, Daring, Enterprising and Achievable Suggestions, or IDEAS) 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. 
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. 
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.
The houses of Yishun Town were created in 1999. They are operational only for track-and-field competitions (previously the track-and-field competitions were inter-class)
- Vinson (green)
- Bromo (blue)
- Everest (yellow)
- Etna (red)
They are names of mountains (Vinson and Everest) and volcanoes (Bromo and Etna). Vinson has won the school-based track and field competitions 3 years in a row (2002–2004), until Bromo ended its run in 2005. Etna won in 2006. However, principal Tan Yee Kan ended the use of houses in 2007 and introduced an annual cross country run. The run is held at Sembawang Park.
Other Programmes and activities Edit
Programmes includes the annual Speech day, Drama-In-Curriculum Programme, Beyond Classroom Day and Community Heart Day. Besides, overseas field trips are held annually. One of the few special programmes would be the production by the Drama Club in 2008, named 'Twisted'.
- Kelly Poon, female winner of MediaCorp TV Channel U's Project SuperStar
- Hazlina Halim, newscaster and television presenter at MediaCorp Suria who is also a radio deejay at MediaCorp Ria 89.7 FM
- Zhu Hai Experimental High School, Zhu Hai City, Guangdong, China (珠海市实验中学)
- Jinan No.19 Middle School, Jinan, Shandong, China (山东济南市第十九中学)
- ↑ Yishun Town Secondary School to Become Autonomous School from 2010
- ↑ Welcome to YTSS Online
- ↑ Results of the 46th National Interschool Chess Competition
- ↑ Bloggers' Favourites , The Straits Times, September 13, 2005
- ↑ Volleyball Results, The Straits Times, March 3, 2006
- ↑ Just Like a Class Outing, The New Paper, May 17, 2006