Autonomous Status and to Greater Heights
In Jan 1995, Temasek became an autonomous school and a centre for Higher Malay language learning. Higher Chinese language classes were also started for our own students. Furthermore, computer enrichment and the personal and social education (PSE) programmes were launched. This was also the year when Mr Loo Pui Wah took over the appointment of Principal of Temasek Secondary School.
In 1996, Temasek phased in a structured enrichment programme; subsequent programmes launched included the IT Masterplan for Education in 1998; the Thinking Programme in 1999; and the Inter-Disciplinary Project Work(IPW) in 2000.
Over the years, student’s academic results have improved exponentially under the guidance of the quality teaching staff coming to the school.
In Mar 1999, Temasek moved to a new school building at 600, Upper East Coast Road. The official opening of the new school building was held on 4th Aug 2000. “A Torch for Temasek” – a musical presentation was performed to commemorate the event.
In continuation of the tradition of aesthetics education in Temasek, a musical production “The Sound of Music” was presented in 1995. “Oliver” was presented in Apr 1996 and “Good Times” in the following year.
Mrs Ou Yang Geok Cheng become Principal of Temasek in Jan 2001. The school garnered the Sustained Achievement Award for Physical Fitness in that year for Uniformed Groups the 2002. The school also achieved the People Developer Standard in 2003 and the Singapore Quality Class Award in 2004 in recognition of the excellent administrative practices.
Additionally, the school began offering places to scholars from People’s Republic of China in 2001 and participated in the Hong Kong – Singapore Exchange Programme in 2002 and the 3rd Asean Exchange Programme in Thailand. Temasek was also involved in mass display items in the 2002 Singapore Youth Festival and 2002 National Day Parade.
In the sports arena, Temasek won 2 overall Golds at the National Championship in canoeing in 2002. The canoeing team has continued putting up strong performances that have put it in the top three places at the National level every year.