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Riverside Secondary School

Riverside Secondary School

Learn more about the Riverside Secondary School

Riverside Secondary School began in 1987 on the grounds of Fuchun Secondary School, under the direction of Mrs Ngiam Geak Kim, the school’s principal. With the initial class of Secondary One pupils, there were nine instructors and two non-academic staff members. Mrs Lu Kheng Lui became the second principal in December 1996, and Riverside Secondary School became a single-session school in 1999, thanks to improved facilities and resources. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, was also present at Riverside Secondary School‘s 30th-anniversary celebration in 2017. The inaugural alumni homecoming dinner gets hosted in conjunction with the 30th anniversary.


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School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

Riverside Secondary School aims to holistically develop Riversidians through the domains of “Leadership Development,” “Aesthetics Appreciation,” “Meta-Cognitive Capacity Building,” “Moral Values Inculcation,” and the development of “Physical Capabilities” and “Social-Emotional Competencies,” guided by the school motto “My Best and More.” The Riverside Secondary School values Respect, Service, Passion, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Tena’s Academic rigour, leadership, and character development artistic quality are essential aspects of the school’s curriculum. Character and leadership development is a values-based approach to educating pupils in personal, social, moral, ethical, and civic responsibility.

  • School Vision

In a demanding learning environment, a loving community exists.

  • School Mission

To develop all-around people with integrity and elegance who are prepared to address global issues.

  • School Crest

The blue ‘C’ on the left represents the school as a loving community within a demanding learning environment that nurtures the Riversidian’s overall development. The red circle indicates Riverside’s advancement in leadership, aesthetics, metacognition, physicality, sociality, and morality.


Riverside Secondary School parking

Co-curricular Activities:

Riverside’s Co-curricular Activities program seeks to build students of high character and worth, equipping them with the skills and competencies they need to pursue their hobbies and reach out to others. CCA at Riverside encourages our students’ entire development via real and meaningful learning in the following three areas:

  1. Learning new skills, knowledge, and values
  2. Self-discovery and talent development
  3. Interaction with others on a variety of levels

Physical Sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Softball (Girls)

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Band – Symphonic
  • Choir
  • Dance – Chinese
  • Dance – Indian
  • Dance – Malay
  • Dance – Modern
  • Drama – English
  • Media Club
  • Visual Arts Club


Riverside Secondary School cafeteria

Uniformed Groups:

  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) (Sea)
  • National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDC)
  • National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC)

Clubs and Societies:

  • Robotics Club

Education In Character And Citizenship:

Citizenship and Character Riverside’s mission is to build good character in pupils who get guided by the school principles, the RS SPIRIT. Students also learn the skills and attitudes necessary to navigate future educational and professional routes and become active contributors to their communities and countries. The following topics get covered in CCE:

  1. Cyber Wellness
  2. Education and Career Counselling
  3. Mental Health 
  4. Education in the Family
  5. Education at the national level (NE)
  6. Education on Sexuality

CCE is taught in weekly CCE classes and included in school-wide activities like CCAs and NE commemoration days. A caring and supportive educational atmosphere based on excellent teacher-student connections and strong peer support and bonds enhance learning.

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