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School History

1994

Chua Chu Kang Primary School started operations on 2 January 1994 with 400 students from Primary One to Primary Four under the leadership of Mr Raja Rajendra using South View Primary School as the holding site. Mr Tan Boon Chee was appointed as the vice-principal of the school.

Hist 1.jpgOfficial handling of the school keys to the School Leader at the school foyer (1994)

1995

The school moved to its present site in 1995. It had an enrolment of 1 500 students in 44 classes from Primary One to Primary Five.

Our Primary 5 students from Art Club won the Distinction Award In the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF).

hist2.jpgThe first Annual Speech and Prize Presentation Ceremony in the School Hall (1995)


1997

The school was officially opened by Minister of Parliament for Hong Kah North, Dr John Chen, in June 1997.

1999

Mrs Yue Yoke Mun took over the leadership of the school while the school bid farewell to Mr Raja Rajendra.

The Parent Support Group was formed.

Our Basketball Senior Boys emerged as National Champions in the National School Games.

2000The school leaders crafted the school vision “Towards becoming Creative, Cultured and Knowledge- based Pillars of Society” with all staff in an envisioning exercise. 

2001

The school went through Programme for Rebuilding and IMproving Existing Schools (PRIME). A new teaching block and school hall were constructed.

 2002
The school achieved the People Developer Standard Award.   
  
The school collaborated with Keat Hong Zone 5 RC in ‘CCKPS – Rhythm with the Community’. 
   
The school held an IT Open House – iTopia 

2003

Minister of State, Mr Chan Soo Sen, visited the school.

The school embarked on a new venture – to use videos to capture best practices in teaching and learning using Information Technology (IT) to provide a platform for teachers to learn and share their best practices.

Our Football Senior Boys emerged 1st in the West Zone Division and as National Champions in the National School Games.

2004

The school celebrated its 10th anniversary. Mr Ahmad Khalis Abdul Ghani, MP Hong Kah GRC, was our guest of honour.

Minister for Education, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, visited the school.

Mr Mathiyazakan was appointed as the second vice-principal.

The school embarked on its first Overseas Community Involvement Project to Hanoi, Vietnam.

Our Drama Club emerged as Division 1 Champions in the Odyssey of the Mind National Competitions.

The school participated in the International Conference for Educational Technology (ICET).

The school embarked on a Values Inculcation Programme to increase students’ interest and understanding of the school’s 4 core values of Care, Respect, Teamwork and Lifelong Learning. Care, Respect, Teamwork represent the interpersonal values to help each student become more than they can be individually by building effective and successful relationships with others. The last value, Lifelong Learning, is a value of renewal that emphasises that each of us need to continuously seek to improve and grow ourselves.

2005

Mr Francis Foo was appointed the third principal to lead the school.

The school became one of twelve SEED CL pilot schools.

2006

The school was awarded the LEAD ICT@Schools Scheme for the use of video technology in teaching and learning.

At the 2006 National Junior Robotics Competitions (NJRC), the Robotics team won the Overall Championship and was awarded 2nd in Best Presentation Award, 3rd in Best Research Award, 1st in Most Creative Journal Award and 2nd in Best Mechanical Design Award.

The school was awarded its first Lotus Award by the Singapore Environmental Council for the School Green Awards.

2007

Ms Pearly Ng was appointed vice-principal of the school.

The school was awarded the Character Development Award.

The school received international recognition for the use of web-collaborative platform for Teaching & Learning (T&L) in the Asia-Pacific magazine, “Enterprise Innovation”.

The school received the Sustained Achievement Award in Performing Arts.

The school received the Sustained Achievement Award in Sports.

The school won the Best Costume Award in the Anti-Drug Dance Competition held in conjunction with the 2007 Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign.

2008

Senior Minister of State for Education and National Development, Ms Grace Foo, visited the school and announed that the school was awarded Programme for School-Based Excellence in Robotics.

Mdm Sharon Ng joined the school as a vice-principal.

The school was awarded the National Education Development Award.

The school was awarded bronze in the CHERISH award. The CHERISH (CHampioning Efforts Resulting in Improved School Health) Award gives recognition to schools which establish comprehensive health promotion programmes for students and staff through the fostering of good physical, social and emotional health for optimal learning.

The school received the Sustained Achievement Award in Sports.

The school received international recognition for its Personal & Social Effectiveness Programme and was featured in Stephen Covey’s book, “Leader in Me”.

The school organised its first Aesthetics trip to Beijing, China to expose students to a different culture and environment and to better understand social and cultural influences on aesthetics as well as a greater appreciation of the arts.

A Learning Plaza was constructed to become a vibrant hub of learning interactivity.

The Art Gallery was launched at the Annual Prize Presentation Ceremony by Mr Howard Shaw, CEO of the Singapore Environment Council.

Our new school uniform was unveiled.

Our Indian Dance won Gold in the Singapore Youth Festival.

2009

Mdm Leong Kit Wee was appointed vice-principal of the school.

The school sent a group of Primary 5 students on its first cultural cum environment study trip to Perth, Australia.

The school organised its first Arts Festival.

The school received the Sustained Achievement Award in Performing Arts.

The school received the Sustained Achievement Award in Sports.

Our Basketball Senior Girls emerged 1st in the West Zone Division and as National Champions in the National School Games.

In 2009, 3 other core values were added. They were Excellence, Discipline and Diligence. These new values, embedded in our school motto, school song and school badge represent the personal values to help each student to be effective, independent and responsible individuals.

2010

The school organised its first enrichment programmes in Sports and Aesthetics Programmes such as Gymnastics, Ceramics, Keyboarding and Percussion Instruments.

2011

Mrs Lee Wai Ling was appointed the fourth principal.

Mdm Chilukuri Dimps joined the school as vice-principal.

The school was awarded the National Arts Education Glow Award.

Our Badminton Senior Girls emerged 4th in the West Zone Division in the National School Games.

Chua Chu Kang Primary was recognised as a ‘Leader in Me School’ by Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education, who visited the school.

Hist3.jpgChua Chu Kang Primary is recognised as a ‘Leader in Me School’ in 2011 by Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education.

2012

Minister of State for Education, Mr Lawrence Wong, visited the school.

Officials and students from Pelita Nusantara School, Indonesia, visited the school as part of the school’s twinning programme.

2013

Mdm Siti Rashidah joined the school as vice-principal.

The school embarked on its first “Pack a Hamper” Drive in collaboration with Lam Soon Community Centre to help needy families.

2014

Robotics was recognised as the school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP). With the extra support provided, the school continued to expand and improve the quality of its robotics programme.

The school was accorded the Learning for Life Programme (LLP), ‘A Confident and Caring Leader – Leading Through C.A.R.E.’. With the extra support provided, the school funded level-wide leadership training workshops for all students.

Educators from National Taipei University of Education visited the school to find out more about our Mother Tongue (Chinese Language) Programme.

The school hosted delegates during the ICTLT Delegates Visit.

The School celebrated its 20th Anniversary at Warren Golf and Country Club. Mr Zaqy Mohamed, Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC, was the Guest Of Honour.
hist4.jpgThe School celebrated its 20th Anniversary at Warren Golf and Country Club in 2014. Mr Zaqy Mohamed, Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC was the GOH 

2015

The school was chosen to represent the Ministry of Education as the Primary Schools Sector to share updates on our Education System with Singaporeans living overseas during SG Day, an event organised by the Overseas Singaporean Unit.

In 2015, the school reviewed the school mission and ‘Nurturing Creative and Values – driven Leaders to be Contributing Citizens’ was drawn out in alignment to the MOE’s 21st century competencies and student outcomes.

2016

Mr Arthur Sow was appointed vice-principal (administration) of the school.

The school had its first Music Fiesta for Primary 2 students who got to enjoy a day of music exploration.

The school sent its first group of selected Primary 5 students for a cultural trip to Penang. The students visited UNESCO sites and had the opportunity to interact with local students and attend various lessons in Penang.

The school was awarded Best Practice in Teaching and Learning

The school was awarded Best Practice in Student All-Round Development.

The school was awarded Best Practice in Staff Well-Being and Development.

Our Floorball Junior Girls emerged as National Champions in the National School Games.

2017

Mrs Sheree Chong joined the school as the fifth principal.

The school held its first Consortium Games Day where students and teachers bonded together.

The school held its first musical at ITE College West with Minister Gan Kim Yong as our Guest of Honour.
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The School’s first Musical at ITE College West in 2017. Minister Gan Kim Yong was the GOH.

2018

With the belief that every child can learn and the importance of Joy of Learning, the school deepened its approach in Formative Assessment (FA) to close students’ learning gaps appropriate to their learning abilities. The school incorporated FA strategies into its T&L and worked on deepening effective feedback practices. T&L resources were customized to close students’ learning gaps.

PERI upgrading was completed with a new Indoor Sports Hall added to the premises.

hist6.jpgPERI Upgrading: An Indoor Sports Hall is added to the school premises (2018).

2019

The school embarked on a strong partnership with NIE to deepen staff’s application of Assessment for Learning (AfL) to help students to learn effectively. Core AfL teams were formed. Partners from NIE provided insights on feedback practices on how the school can further refine its practices to ensure effective teaching and learning processes in the school.

The school’s mission was reviewed and a new mission ‘Bringing out the best in each child’ was drawn out. The new mission, with a focus on recognising each student as individuals and nurturing the strengths of each student, provides clarity and direction for the next chapter for the school.

The school reviewed its core values based on the relevance of the current core values to students’ needs and expectations, alignment to school’s vision and alignment to the 21st century outcomes.

The school celebrated its 25th anniversary.

hist7.jpgThe school celebrated its 25th Anniversary in School (2019).

2020

Ms Lim Chwee Eng joined the school as vice-principal (administration).

The school’s vision was modified from Empowered Learners, Creative Minds to Empowered Leaders in alignment to the school’s direction to mould students to become effective leaders for life.

The school also embarked on a new Values Education programme with Integrity, Resilience, Care and Respect as the new core school’s core values.

Our Alumni was set up.

The school embarked on Growth Mindset to help staff to embrace changes in T&L. There was a tremendous increase in reflection of T&L practices and sharing among staff within school. Some staff shared their journey on AfL at NIE platforms, cluster and national levels.  The school had regular visits from an NIE consultant who provided feedback on lesson plans and delivery.

The school was selected to pilot the PDLP (Personal Devices Learning Programmme) for primary schools.

The school embarked on a journey of Differentiated Instruction with the focus on personalised learning, to ensure that there is customisation for the learning of every child.

The new school uniform was unveiled.

Mrs Low Boon Hwee joined the school as vice-principal.