Yio Chu Kang Secondary School

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Yio Chu Kang Secondary School
永康中学 / 崇文中学
Sekolah Menengah Yio Chu Kang
Information
Opened 1966
Address 3063 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Singapore 569868
Principal Mrs Carol Lim
Vice Principals Ms Sarah Abdullah
Mr Kevin Lim
Mr Dalbir Singh
Abbreviation YCKSS
Vision A Community of Learners, Leaders and Innovators.
Mission To nurture students of character who thrive through love of learning and a willingness to grow and lead in meaningful service to self and others..
Motto Pursuit of Knowledge, Service to All

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School (YCKSS) is a government-aided secondary school located in Ang Mo Kio. Founded in 1965, the school was the 61st one established by a newly independent Singapore, and one of two built that year. The school was an answer to requests made personally to PM Lee Kuan Yew by farmers when he visited the rural community of Yio Chu Kang. The original building was sited at the 11th milestone / 16km Yio Chu Kang Road.

Officially opened by then Minister of Education Mr Ong Pang Boon, it started as an integrated English-Chinese stream school as part of government efforts to house two or more language streams under one administration and one principal. Thus, schools such as Yio Chu Kang Secondary School became a critical strategy in early nation building to emphasise the importance of bilingual education and to increase socialisation of students from different language mediums.

Since then, the school has undergone four campus transformations, reflecting closely the growth and challenges of our nation, as well as the aspirations of her students and her community. The story of each campus revolution is a remarkable tale of the steadfast spirit of a school born of humble origins and the valiant efforts to survive and thrive in the face of enormous changes in Singapore’s education, economic and social landscape. In doing so, the school has remained true to her original ideals of Pursuit, Knowledge and Service.

Merger

In 2017, with the anticipated changes to the school as a Merged School, a growing Pathlight Satellite School, and to cater to more small group teaching, some classrooms were installed with partitions. Fortunately timed with the merger was the General Renovation and Repair (GR&R) Exercise at the end of 2017, during which the entire school was repainted with a fresh colour scheme and a new look was given to the school foyer and the staff cabinets outside the main staff room.

To echo the Merged School identity, a new school sign was erected at the main gate to display the name of the school in English and the adoption of Chong Boon’s Chinese name, 崇文中学. Fifteen solar panels from Chong Boon, a legacy of her strong environmental education programme, were installed in Yio Chu Kang Secondary School.

The school merged with Chong Boon Secondary School in 2018.

A new classroom block began construction, slated to complete at the end of 2019. This block will provide an additional 6 classrooms and a covered void deck for student activities.

CCAs

Clubs and Societies Performing Arts Sports Uniform Groups
InfoComm Club Band Badminton NCC
Library Club Chinese Dance Basketball NCDCC
Mechatronics, Aeronautical and Robotics (MARS) Club Choir Floorball NPCC
Drama Netball Red Cross
Indian Dance Taekwando
Malay Dance Volleyball
Modern Dance
The school song
Midst congenial surroundings
Stands our school in Ang Mo Kio.
We the students love our school
With united heart and soul.
Let us cherish high ideals,
Love of knowledge, love of truth,
Health of body, health of mind,
Care and love for all mankind.
Let us join in our school song
With one aim, one heart, one voice.
Let us press ever onwards,
Let us together rejoice!

Discipline

When a pupil breaks the school rules or commits offences, the pupil may be faced with one or more of the following consequences:

  • The pupil's name will be reported to the Ministry of Education through the School Cockpit system. The School Cockpit (Offence Module) system is a computerised system designed to track pupils' behaviour in school.
  • Pupil may be warned and counselled for the offence that he/she committed.
  • Pupil's parents may be called in to see the Teachers, Vice Principal or Principal.
  • Pupil may be caned for the offence (male students only).
  • Pupil may be internally suspended from lessons or externally suspended from school.
  • Pupil may be expelled from school.
  • Pupil may be referred to external agencies such as the Police or Homes of Juvenile Offenders.

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