Dunman High School

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Dunman High School
Sekolah Tinggi Dunman
Opened 14th October 1956
Address 10 Tanjong Rhu Rd, Singapore 436895
Principal Mr Tony Low
Vice Principal Mdm Tey Kah Hwee
Mr Keith Tan
Ms See Pei Loo
Abbreviation DHS
Vision 培育“堂正君子、社稷栋梁” 的顶尖学府
(The premier school of Leaders of Honour.)
Mission 培育“关怀、服务、领导”社会的德明人
(To nurture our students to Care, to Serve, and to Lead.)
Motto 诚·信·勇·忠
(Honesty, Trustworthiness, Moral Courage, Loyalty)

Dunman High School (DHS) is an autonomous co-educational secondary school in Kallang, offering the Integrated Programme and the Special Assistance Plan (SAP). Since its adoption of the Integrated Programme in 2007, it has nurtured three President's Scholars, and is one of the leading co-educational high schools in Singapore in terms of academic results. It is also one of the largest government schools in Singapore in terms of physical area.


On 14 October 1956, in the midst of the Chinese middle schools riots, the Ministry of Education established the predecessor of Dunman High School, Kallang West Government Chinese Middle School, along with other schools like River Valley High School and Hua Yi Secondary School. It was renamed Dunman High School after Thomas Dunman.

In the 1956 riots, Chinese middle-school students who subscribed to the communist ideology staged sit-ins and demonstrations, disrupted classes, and in effect shut their schools down. The function of the newly established Kallang West Government Chinese Middle School was to allow students who had no wish to be embroiled in communism to have a place to study. The premises of a newly built primary school at Mountbatten Road were loaned, and the initial enrolment included about 100 boys from The Chinese High School, with 10 teachers. In December 1957 the school moved to Dunman Road and was renamed "Dunman Government Chinese Middle School".


Principal Years Served
Sun Hwan Sin 1956 – 1959
Chen Jen Hao 1959 – 1969
Shu June Mai 1969 – 1978
Lim Nai Yan 1978 – 1993
Cheah Chak Mun 1994 – 1998
Tan Thiam Hock 1998 – 2004
Sng Chern Wei 2004 – 2009
Foo Suan Fong 2010 – 2016
Tony Low 2017 – present
德明中学 矗立加东
亭亭松影 习习海风
集我英才 汇于一家
文艺科学 同冶同攻
树模楷 教诚信
立风范 诲勇忠


Sports Sports (Senior High) Performing Arts
  • Air Weapons Club
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wushu
  • Sailing Club
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Activities Club
  • Singapore Youth Flying Club (SYFC)
  • Soccer
  • Taekwondo
  • Chinese Society
  • Beijing Opera
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Chinese Orchestra
  • Guzheng Ensemble
  • Choir
  • English Drama Society
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • String Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
Clubs and Societies Student Interest Groups (Senior High) Uniformed Groups (Junior High)
  • Art Club
  • Chinese Society
  • Literary
  • Calligraphy
  • Community Service Club
  • Infocomm Club
  • Library Society
  • Lion Dance (Scout) (Junior High)
  • Mathematics Society
  • Mind Sports Club
  • Oratorical Society
  • Photographic Society
  • Robotics Club
  • Science Society
  • Anime, Comics and Gaming (Senior High)
  • Culinary Club(Senior High)
  • Environmental Club (Senior High)
  • International Strategic Affairs Council (ISAC) (Senior High)
  • Publications (Senior High)
  • Mass Communications Society (Senior High)
  • Beijing Opera
  • Japanese Cultural Club
  • Malay Society
  • Medical Society
  • Music Society
  • The Crew (AV Support for Events)
  • Touch Rugby
  • Unformed Group (UG) Council
  • Girl Guides
  • National Police Cadet Corps
  • Scouts
  • St. John's Ambulance Brigade

Student Council[edit]

The student council is the student welfare body that work closely with the school committee to bring forth initiatives and changes for the school. They are also responsible for the daily functions of the school.

Notable alumni[edit]


  • Josephine Teo: Senior Minister of State (Finance & Transport) and Member of Parliament
  • Alex Yam: Member of Parliament; Executive Director, People's Action Party HQ
  • Low Yen Ling: Mayor, South West CDC; Member of Parliament; CEO, Business China


  • Ng Ser Miang: Former Vice-President, International Olympic Committee


  • Vincy Chan: Hong Kong singer
  • Michelle Chong: Director, actress and television presenter
  • Kuo Pao Kun: Singapore's pioneer playwright, theatre director, and arts activist; attended Kallang West Government Chinese Middle School (Dunman High School) in the 1950s.


Junior Colleges ViewTalkEdit
Junior Colleges Anderson Serangoon Junior CollegeAnglo-Chinese Junior CollegeCatholic Junior CollegeEunoia Junior CollegeJurong Pioneer Junior CollegeMillennia InstituteNanyang Junior CollegeNational Junior CollegeSaint Andrew's Junior CollegeTampines Meridian Junior CollegeTemasek Junior CollegeVictoria Junior CollegeYishun Innova Junior College
Others Dunman High SchoolHwa Chong InstitutionNUS High School of Mathematics and ScienceRaffles InstitutionRiver Valley High School
Defunct Innova Junior CollegeJurong Junior CollegeSerangoon Junior CollegeTampines Junior College