River Valley High School
River Valley High School (RVHS) is an autonomous educational institution that offers the Integrated Programme in Singapore. Founded in 1956, it is one of the Special Assistance Plan high schools designated by the Ministry of Education in recognition of its heritage and excellence in education.
Singapore Government Chinese Middle School
River Valley High School was founded as Singapore Chinese Middle School. It was the first Chinese middle school set up by the government, occupying the premises of Seng Poh Primary School, it was later renamed Queenstown Government Chinese Middle School and subsequently River Valley Government Chinese Middle School when it was moved to Strathmore Avenue.
Designation of Special Assistance Plan
River Valley High School admitted its first batch of English stream pupils when it was selected as one of the nine Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools in 1979. It shifted from River Valley to West Coast in December 1986. Due to the smaller school campus at the West Coast site, the school became a double-session school. It reverted to a single-session school in 1993 after adding new blocks to the West Coast site. It was among the first six schools in Singapore to assume the ascendance to autonomous status in 1994. For its achievements in its CCAs, it was also one of the first schools to receive all three available Sustained Achievement Awards when it was first offered by the Ministry of Education in 2001.
Introduction of Integrated Programme
In 2006 River Valley High School was officially designated a 6-Year Integrated Programme school. Under the programme, students follow a six-year Integrated Programme curriculum which allows students to sit for the GCE 'A' Level examinations at year 6 without taking the GCE 'O' Level examinations. The final batch of GCE 'O' Level students graduated from River Valley High School in 2007.
|Suen Yi-Chern||1956 – 1960|
|Lim Hui Eng||1960 – 1962|
|Wong Cheong Chie||1962 – 1964|
|Wong Bing Chie||1964 – 1974|
|Leong Fan Chin||1974 – 1993|
|Tham Tuck Meng||1993 – 2003|
|Ek Soo Ben||2003 – 2009|
|Koh Yong Chiah||2009 – 2012|
|Teo Khin Hiang||(2012 – present)|
Co-curricular activities (CCAs)
|Performing arts||Uniform groups (Years 1 - 4)||Sports||Clubs, academies and societies|
Government and politics
- Ang Mong Seng: Former Member of Parliament
- Peh Chin Hua: Former Member of Parliament
- Goh Meng Seng: Founder and Secretary-General, People's Power Party; Former Secretary-General, National Solidarity Party
- Kym Ng: Television host and actress
- Marcus Chin: Television presenter, actor and comedian
- Wendy Cheng (Xiaxue): Prominent blogger