Chua Chu Kang Primary School (CCKPS) started operations on 2 January 1994 with 400 students in P1 to P4, at South View Primary School as the holding site. When the school moved to its present site in 1995, it had an enrolment of 1500 students in 44 classes from P1 to P5. The school was officially opened by the then MP for Hong Kah North, Dr John Chen, in June 1997. Since its inception, the school has had 4 Principals. The current Principal is Mrs Lee Wai Ling who was appointed in December 2011.
The Principals and Vice-Principals to date are as follows:
Mr Raja Rajendra 1994 – 1999
Mrs Yue Yoke Mun 1999 – 2005
Mr Francis Foo 2005 – 2011
Mrs Lee Wai Ling 2011 – Present
Vice Principal Year
Mr Tan Boon Chee 1994 – 2007
Mr Mathiyazakan 2004 – 2005
Miss Pearly Ng 2007 – 2008
Mdm Sharon Ng 2008 – 2010
Mdm Leong Kit Yee 2009 – Present
Mdm Chilukuri Dimps 2011 – 2013
Mdm Siti Rashidah 2013 – Present
Mr Arthur Sow 2016 - Present
Mr Arthur Sow 2016 - Present
The School Vision is "Empowered Learners, Creative Minds" and its 5 strategic thrusts are:
1. Quality Teaching and Learning – A school that attains not only quality academic results but also provides for an excellent quality of school experience for our pupils so that there is a supportive and challenging environment for learning
2. Leverage on Technology for Learning Excellence –Technology will be an important means by which we will empower learning in the school
3. Provide a Vibrant Arts and Sports Environment so as to promote creativity and healthy lifestyle – Through active involvement in sports and the aesthetics, we will equip our pupils with the appreciation and skills to seek for holistic growth in their talents beyond the academic, as well as to be empowered for a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
4. Nurture every pupil to be a confident, conscientious and caring citizen – By helping our pupils to develop the habits for personal and social effectiveness and skills for creative problem-solving, we will empower them to be confident, self-directed, active and concerned citizens. These are the hallmarks of a leader for the 21st Century.
5. Develop Quality Staff – A strong emphasis on professional development for our teachers so that they can deliver a learner-centric curriculum that is caring, differentiated and engaging.
In 2011, the school continued to shine in providing a holistic educational experience for the pupils. CCKPS was once again the World RoboCup Champions (the competition was held in Istanbul) as well as the NJRC overall Champions. In ICT, our pupils emerged Champions in the National Education Website Design competition, WIZLearn competition and Runners Up in the Kids Witness News competition. In Sports, our basketballers continued their excellent performance in the Zonal and National Championships. The Junior boys clinched the National championship and the Junior Girls (4th). In the zonal competitions, CCKPS were the Junior Boys champions) and zonal runners-up (senior boys, senior girls and junior girls). In the PSLE, the school continued its upward trend and exceeded comparable schools and National in almost all subjects. The school also continued to perform well in external competitions such as the National Math Olympiad, where we clinched the top ten schools award. The school continued to receive interest in its Leader for Life programme from visitors from Indonesia, China, South Korea and Australia. We had a special treat for our students and staff when Sean Covey visited the school in November and awarded CCKPS the accolade of being a Leader In Me School.
In 2010, the school was re-certified for MOE's Character Development Award and also obtained the Sustained Environment Award for the School Green Audit Awards. Our efforts in ICT also saw the school being invited again, from among only a handful of schools, to apply for the 2nd phase of the Future Schools programme. In the PSLE, the school continued its upward trend and exceeded comparable schools and National in almost all subjects. The school also continued to perform well in external competitions such as the National Math Olympiad, where we clinched the top ten schools award. As part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) education programme, a Run for Excellence programme was introduced for P3-P6 which was very well received. The school was also selected to share at the MOE ExCEL Festival, how it used a PBL approach to promote cultural awareness of its assigned country Mozambique for YOG. The school continued to receive interest in its Leader for Life programme from visitors from Indonesia, China, South Korea and Australia. The school Robotics Team represented Singapore for the fifth time since 2004 in the World Robotics Olympiad in Manila, Philippines.
In 2009, the school was externally validated on 1-3 April under the MOE. School Excellence Model and recertified as a People Developer Organisation for the 2nd time. Some of our practices have been captured in SAB's Best Practices database and we were invited to share our practices under the Teacher Work Attachment Programme for 2010. For the first time, the school attained 2 National titles in Basketball. To further enhance the Personal & Social Effectiveness programme, the school broaden the programme with a Leadership focus to encourage all pupils to imbue the leadership elements of character, service and contribution. The school's effort in pupil character development was shared with many local schools and also recognised by educators abroad. The school shared its 'Leader for Life' programme with educators from South Africa, Philippines, India and two hundred Taiwanese elementary schools. Ms Rachel Ng, a 2008 graduate, was awarded the Prime Minister Book Prize.
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