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Pasir Ris Secondary School is a co-educational secondary school in Singapore. It was one of the first secondary schools to be established in the area, then called Pasir Ris. Today, the area is known as Tampines, Pasir Ris being another area close by, but the school's name has been left unchanged. The school has been ranked among the top 50 schools in Singapore, over the past 3 years, based on academic results.

History Edit

Template:Unreferenced section Pasir Ris Secondary School was established in January 1985 at the premises of Chongzheng Primary School, while its own premises were under construction. With 11 Secondary 1 classes and 16 teaching staff, it was the first secondary school to be established in Tampines New Town to serve the growing population there. The school moved to its own new campus at Tampines St 21 on 8 April 1985. It was officially opened in August 1987.[1] The founding principal was Miss Paramita Bandara.[2]

In 1997, more classrooms were added to the school so that it could go single-session in 2000. A new wing was built on the campus, adding a new science lab and other facilities such as more computer rooms and IT resource rooms. The school began its single session on 2 January 2000 with 39 classes.

The school was validated and in 2004, Pasir Ris Secondary received the People Developer Standard (PDS).

The school underwent PRIME in 2005 to provide students with a more conducive environment through the improvement of school facilities. During this period, the school was relocated to temporary premises on Bedok South Road, the former premises of the Temasek Primary and Secondary Schools.

Upgrading of the school buildings was completed by November 2007, except for the sports hall, construction of which started much later than that of the rest of the school, as it was added to the plans under a Ministry directive to progressively provide secondary schools with indoor sports halls. Pasir Ris Secondary School is part of the first batch of schools to receive this facility.

The school has a fully wireless-networked campus. Wi-fi access is available in many public areas in the school.

AcademicsEdit

Template:Unreferenced section In 2005 the school was placed in Band 9 for the Express stream and Band 5 for the Normal stream on the school achievement table. In 2006, the school was placed in Band 8 for the Express stream and Band 2 for the Normal stream. The school achieved SAA in Aesthetics, Uniformed Groups and Sports over the last 4 years. It has also achieved Niche status in Chinese Orchestra by the Ministry of Education in 2008.

This table is obtained through comparison of the schools' results in the GCE 'N' and 'O' Level examinations. These results mean that the school is ranked among the top 30 schools in Singapore.

Pasir Ris occasionally uses corporal punishment in the form of caning (for boys only) to maintain good standards of behaviour. On some occasions the punishment has been carried out in front of the student body.[3]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. "Schools left to decide on students' discipline: Education Ministry", Channel News Asia, Singapore, 26 January 2006.

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