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Serangoon Secondary School

Serangoon Secondary School gate

All You Need to Know About the Serangoon Secondary School

Serangoon Secondary School first opened its doors in 1928 as Serangoon English School in a two-story structure on Simon Road. It was the only government co-educational school in Singapore, serving as a feeder school for Raffles Institution. Three additional standards were added in 1937, bringing the school’s total quality to eight. 

After terminating elementary school studies in 1957, the school officially became a secondary school for the Upper Serangoon area. In 2001, the school moved to its current location at 11 Upper Serangoon View to commemorate the new century, and it continues to deliver a student-centred, values-driven education. Serangoon Secondary School celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2018.


Serangoon Secondary School grounds

School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

SSS has a 92-year history with a long list of distinguished alumni. It provides students with a diverse selection of alternatives and gets supported by a caring and innovative culture. Our students, known as StaRs, get holistic nourishment through comprehensive programs that develop each child’s strengths and ambitions, helping them achieve holistically. Innovative teaching approaches combined with real-world applications, such as Inquiry-Based Learning in Science and Integrated Coursework in Craft and Technology, enable students to enjoy learning. Our pupils get exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities at home and abroad. 

Recognizing students for their abilities and efforts has become an essential part of our culture, and it extends beyond receiving awards. Upper Secondary students may also compete for the Serangoon Star Awards, which recognize achievement in co-curricular areas such as student leadership, uniformed organizations, aesthetics, and athletics. Serangoon Secondary School appreciates our collaborators and collaborations that help us increase student learning. Optional studies in computing and mobile robotics get also offered for those with a specific interest in these disciplines. Through our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in Harnessing Student Leadership in the Service of Community, our students refine their leadership abilities while working for the greater good. Our Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in Real-world Explorations in ICT includes drone programming and 3D printing and ensures that our students are future-ready.

Co-Curricular Activities:

CCAs (Co-Curricular Activities) are an essential platform for students to explore their abilities and interests. They play a vital role in ensuring that students receive a well-rounded education. Our students get provided several opportunities to realise their full potential and create high-value results. Our kids trust in their ability to succeed because of the school’s outstanding successes in CCAs. This strong belief in one’s talents and potential is a necessary mindset for the twenty-first century. CCAs have a significant impact on a student’s educational experience. As a result of their continuing involvement, they develop excitement, leadership, teamwork, friendship, and a sense of belonging. Active engagement in CCAs cultivates values, and social-emotional abilities are crucial in conquering future obstacles.


Serangoon Secondary School bldg

Clubs and Societies:

  • Audio and Video / PA Club
  • Infocom Club

Physical Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Netball

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Band – Symphonic
  • Choir
  • Dance – Contemporary
  • Dance – Malay
  • Drama – English
  • Ensemble – Mixed Instrument

Uniformed Groups:

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

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