Commonwealth Secondary School

Commonwealth Secondary School Singapore

Everything You Need To Know About The Commonwealth Secondary School

Commonwealth Secondary School gets founded in 1964, a year before Singapore gained independence. It began as Tanglin Integrated Vocational Secondary School and was one of the first schools established in Queenstown in the 1960s to serve school-aged pupils. The school was renamed Tanglin Secondary School after five years. The school’s name gets changed in 1972 to commemorate the first meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government in Singapore the previous year. A Prefect’s Room and a great library were among the most additions to the school. It also had a music room, which housed the first military band at the institution. In 2006, the Commonwealth Secondary School relocated once to its West Coast Road facility, which gets just a short distance from Pandan Reservoir. It has also reinforced its character development program by using the Servant Leadership model and improved teaching and learning by implementing Differentiated Instruction throughout the school.


Commonwealth Secondary School Auditorium

School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

Commonwealth Secondary School believes that each kid is unique and has the potential to become a future champion of something worthwhile. Every kid is guided by a Champion Mentor from Sec 1 to graduation to be a Compassionate Leader, based on our WEALTH values (Warmth, Enterprise, Adventurousness, Loyalty, Tenacity, Honour). They’ll figure out their abilities, strive for greatness, and choose a meaningful cause to advocate. Commonwealth Secondary School fosters Confident Learners with a Growth Mindset and the 5 Minds (Disciplined, Synthesising, Creating, Respectful, and Ethical) for the future in a flourishing community for invention, discovery, expression, and accomplishment. We develop Imaginative Trailblazers through school-wide Design Thinking and Trailblazer Maker education providing professional development for educators from other schools in using Design Thinking and Maker Education to enlarge the joy of learning and entrepreneurial dare in students as the West Zone Centre of Excellence for Design and Innovation.

  • School Vision

Every CommonWEALTHian is a self-assured learner, caring leader, and creative trailblazer.

  • School Mission

Commonwealthians as Champions of Today and Leaders of Tomorrow is the school’s mission.


Commonwealth Secondary School Students

Co-curricular activities (CCAs):

Physical Sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Cross Country
  • Dragon Boat (Boys)
  • Netball
  • Soccer (Boys)

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Band – Concert
  • Choir
  • Dance – Chinese
  • Dance – Indian
  • Dance – Malay
  • Drama – English
  • Urban Nature


Commonwealth Secondary School Classroom

Uniformed Groups:

  • Girl Guides
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) (Land)
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)
  • Singapore Red Cross Society

Clubs and Societies:

  • Eco Club
  • New Media Club
  • Robotics Club

Commonwealth Secondary School CanteenCurriculum:

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art
  • Art (NA Level)
  • Basic Chinese
  • Basic Malay
  • Basic Tamil
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese B
  • Chinese Normal (Academic)
  • Computer Applications
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Elements of Business Skills
  • English Language
  • English Language (Syllabus A)
  • English Language (Syllabus T)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food and Consumer Education
  • Food Studies (N Level)
  • Geography
  • Higher Chinese
  • Higher Malay
  • Higher Tamil
  • Humanities (Social Studies and Geography)
  • Humanities (Social Studies and History)
  • Literature in English
  • Malay
  • Malay B
  • Malay Normal (Academic)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Syllabus A)
  • Mathematics (Syllabus T)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Syllabus T)
  • Social Studies Normal (Technical)
  • Tamil
  • Art (NT Level)
  • Literature In Tamil

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