Dunman High School
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".
|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|
|Sports||Sports (Senior High)||Performing Arts|
|Clubs and Societies||Student Interest Groups (Senior High)||Uniformed Groups (Junior High)|
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.
- 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.