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12 MARCH 2020 project #Wecare 

28 Feb 2020 was supposed to kick-start our 40th Anniversary celebrations (TMS40) with the first major event for Term 1, the school's 39th Speech Day. Due to COVID-19, we had to suspend the event till further notice. 

While we continue to work hard to manage COVID-19, we realised that we can still celebrate TMS40 in other meaningful ways. Project #WeCare is the brainchild of the Student Rep Committee, which comprises the presidents and vice presidents of the school's five Student Leadership domains. This is because as part of the student leadership development programme, LEAD@TMS, students are encouraged to contribute to the school and community. Together, they planned to show appreciation to the cleaners who have put in so much hardwork to keep our school and community clean and safe during this battle against COVID-19.

During the week of 2 March, the student leaders began the planning by interviewing the cleaners to learn more about their lives and also what items would be useful to include in the goodie bags. What followed was a mass outreach to the school to share with all classes on how the school can contribute resources for the goodie bags.

Within a week, over a thousand items were collected from students, staff, alumni and parents. To commemorate TMS40, with the help of Southeast CDC, 40 of these goodie bags were presented to cleaners in the Bedok Division under East Coast-Fengshan Town Council and another 16 goodie bags given to the Operations staff and contract cleaners supporting TMS on 12 March 2020.

As a school, we are thankful to our student leaders for initiating this project and kick-starting TMS40 Celebrations in a meaningful way to serve family, school and nation!



Annually, Temasek Secondary celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Cross Country Run on the eve of Chinese New Year. This year, the school decided to do something for the community instead as part of our TMS40 celebrations. Instead of a run, we did Walk For Rice, which allowed staff and Temasekians to donate rice and instant oatmeal to needy families in the community. We are proud to share that with everyone's effort, we have managed to donate 21,740 bowls of white rice, 21,740 bowls of brown rice and 10,870 bowls of instant oatmeal to needy families. We have indeed exemplified our school motto, We Care, through this. Well done, everyone!  



Since 2018, Camp Culture evolved to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of "culture" in Singapore. This 3-day non- residential learning experience, from 7-9 Jan, is designed to help students appreciate the multiculturalism of Singapore and deepen understanding of Singapore's approach to overcoming its challenges through gleaning first hand information on the Singapore identity and the heritage of her diverse communities. 

Students visited the Kranji War Memorial, Red Hill Heritage, Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple  and Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre. Students then returned to school to have facilitated discussion to promote perspective taking and student agency. 


Jan 2020 secondary 4 normal course elective modules

Our Normal Course students went through three full days of Elective modules, covering areas such as Baking and Barista, Sports and Wellness, DJ and Sound Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Drones Piloting and Airline Services. The students gained a lot of insight into the industries behind these skills, and picked up useful skills for future studies. The students excitedly showcased what they had learned on 10 Jan to their teachers and peers by sharing pastries and desserts, and letting their teachers and students have a first class in-flight service.



Our heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2019 for the GCE O Level results.  We are very proud of your achievements and hard work. All the best to your future endeavors, and may you get into the institution and course of your choice!


JAN 2020 sec 1 l.i.v.e. Camp

To create more opportunities for the Secondary 1 students to get to know their peers and form teachers beyond Orientation, they went for the Sec 1 L.I.V.E. Camp from 7 Jan to 9 Jan. During the camp, the students were led by their Secondary 4 seniors on a learning journey to S.E.A. Aquarium and National Museum of Singapore to learn more about marine life and Singapore's past. They also had an authentic learning experience for Mathematics at Gardens By The Bay. Students also challenged the high element course at the Boys/Girls Brigade campsite. 

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JAN 2020 sec 1 orientation

A warm welcome to our newest members to the Temasek Family. 

With the help of the student leaders, our Secondary 1 students got to know the school and their peers through a series of talks and ice-breakers. Last Friday on 3 Jan 2020, the Secondary 1 students were entertained by their seniors during Night's Out. As per TMS tradition, the juniors were properly inducted today on 6 Jan 2020 during the  Secondary 1 Student Investiture where they received their school badges .

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A Helping Hand From our Temasekians

On 29 Dec 2019, 3 Temasekians (Nur Hakim, Stanley Lau and Mohamed Zulkarnaen from Class 409 [2020]) were cycling at East Coast Park when they witnessed a collision between a 7 year old pedestrian and a 16 year old cyclist. The boys stopped to help by applying first aid to both the cyclist and the pedestrian. As the cyclist needed further medical aid, the three boys called for an ambulance and stayed with the cyclist until the paramedics arrived.

Well done boys! You have truly exhibited the school motto of We Care. 

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As the TMS Freestylers prepared for Super24 2019, their journey and learning experiences were captured by CNA. Our Freestylers shared a lot about how being involved in dance has taught them about appreciation of culture, teamwork, and the courage to step out of their comfort zone.

You may view the video here.

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Release of GCE-N Level results 2019

Our heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2019 for GCE Normal (A) and GCE Normal (T) results.  We are very proud of your achievements and hard work. All the best to your future endeavors.

MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA)

The MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) is a MOE-wide Award to encourage all MOE staff to continually and consistently serve both internal and external customers with excellent service.

This year, we are very proud to announce that six of our TMS colleagues have been given a Silver Award for their excellent service. They are:

  1.  Mr Ali Bin Jaafar
  2. Mrs Andrea Chan Ying Hui
  3. Dr Bryan Tan Yong Hao
  4. Mr Mohamad Arfan Bin Ambran
  5. Miss Nurul Huda Bte Mohd Kamarulzaman
  6. Mrs Ong-Chia Hui Lin


A life-saving act from a temasekian

We Care is our school motto. Recently, Diniy Qurratuaini, a student from Class 309 and a cadet from National Civil Defence Cadet Corps, displayed selflessness and quick-thinking to save a woman's life after an accident.

You may read more about her story here.


Singapore mathematical Society annual prize presentation ceremony 2019

We are pleased to announce that Temasek Secondary School has received the Commendation Award for the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 2019. In addition, Chen Yuxin from 302 also achieved the 23rd placing in the Senior Section for the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad 2019. 

Well done, Temasekians!

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(Picture: Shahrul with his parents, 
together with Mrs Dayna Chia, Principal of Temasek Secondary and 
Mrs Marilyn Soh, Form Teacher of Shahrul)

the lee kuan yew (LKY) award for outstanding normal course students

We are very proud to announce that Shahrul Aswad (Class of 2018), our Temasekian of the Year (Normal Course), has received the LKY award for Outstanding Normal Course Students. This award is given to students who have achieved outstanding results in the GCE 'N' Level examinations. 

Congratulations Shahrul!

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Young Trailblazers Competition 2019

Our Secondary Three TIPpers (Students from the Temasek IGNIS Programme) have recently taken part in the Prudential Young Trailblazers Competition where their entry had impressed the judges and was recognised as the Best Business Plan and Best Pitch. Through this journey, they have exhibited values of teamwork, resilience and performance excellence. Well done, TIPpers!

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17th National Secondary Schools Chinese Creative Writing Competition

We are proud to announce that our student, Yang Xizhe from Class 202, had clinched the Gold Award (Lower Secondary category) for her beautifully written essay in the 17th National Secondary Schools  Chinese Creative Writing Competition. She received her award at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan on 13 August 2019. Congratulations, Xizhe!

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NCDCC Affirmation Day ceremony

On 13 July 2019, Nur Rabia'Tul Adawiyah received the Singapore Civil Defence Force-National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (SCDF-NCDCC) Pinnacle Badge at the NCDCC Affirmation Day Ceremony at Heartbeat@Bedok. This badge is the highest accolade given to the most outstanding cadets who have displayed exceptional leadership qualities and have made extensive contributions to their units in school and at HQ-NCDCC at the national level. Well done to our cadet!

In addition, 9 NCDCC cadets also performed a sand art piece titled 'Our NCDCC Story: From School to SCDF' which portrays the journey of LTA Jadyn Toh, who started her journey as a NCDCC cadet and continued volunteering as a NCDCC volunteer and being accepted as a SCDF regular today.

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National day Parade participation

This year, Singapore celebrates her 54th birthday back at the Padang and we are very proud to have our Secondary One Temasekians being part of the Finale Act.

These students had dedicated many hours, including weekends in the last few months, to perfect their routines and formations such as the Changi Airport control tower and the Supertree of Gardens By the Bay.

Many thanks to the teachers and parents who have supported our Temasekians in being part of this historical parade. 

You can watch a short video of their journey here.


Temasek Charity Challenge 2019

As part of our National Day Celebrations, our Secondary Two to Five Temasekians took to the streets around Singapore to raise funds for the beneficiaries of the President's Challenge.

Our Temasekians were glad to have this opportunity to give back to society and were also heartened by the public's generosity which saw them raising about $23,000 in just one day. 

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Winners of Super24

Our Temasek Freestylers have done it again! Despite coming in 2nd runner up in the preliminary rounds, they persevered and stayed focused on giving their best in the Finals which was held on 3 August 2019. We are proud to announce that they have overcome the odds to emerge Champions this year.

Congratulations to the Temasek Freestylers for this wonderful achievement!

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East zone A*Star Research competition

Our Secondary Three students from the Temasek Ignis Programme (TIP) specialising in Math/Science Research competed in the East Zone A*Star Research Competition on 2 August 2019. We are very proud to share that the team comprising of Andrew Chong (301), Eunice Goh (301) and Angus Kong (303) have achieved the Silver Award for the East Zone category from a field of 72 teams.

Well done, Temasekians!

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Artwork by Fatin Batrisya

Live On Design Competition

The Secondary Three Art students had recently participated in the ‘Live On Design Competition (LODC) organised by the National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU).  The LODC 2019 is part of NOTU’s pilot trial to integrate learning and compassion into school’s curriculum through organ transplant donation and transplantation. Out of 262 entries, the Organisation shortlist 30 winners. We have 5 students from TMS who won the Merit, Special and Distinction awards.

The winners are:
Lin Zhi Yao (307) - Merit, Ng Xi  Yi (305) - Merit, Merrilyn Tan (305) - Merit, Haris Suhaimi (305) - Special, Fatin Batrisya (307) - Distinction

Through the design competition, students not only explore their ideas with a different perspective, they also gain insights on the delicate and emotive nature of organ donation and transplantation. Congratulations, Temasekians!

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From L to R: Mrs Dayna Chia, Principal of Temasek Secondary School, Renny and her Mother

Congratulations to our Alumni, Renny!

Congratulations to Renny from our Class of 2016! A Silver and Medalist for Film and Sound Engineering, she will go on to pursue a Diploma at Lasalle on scholarship. Renny's passion in film saw her pursuing a Nitec course even though she was offered DPP. Driven by her passion and purpose, Renny has worked towards achieving performance excellence in what she does. 

We wish her all the very best in her future pursuits!

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SPSSC Sportsmanship award

Sean Chew from our Temasek Wushu has been awarded the SPSSC Sportsmanship Award from the Singapore Combined Schools Sports Council in the recent National School Games. This award is given annually to a school athlete who best exemplifies the attributes of character, integrity, and sportsmanship and is from a sports team that took part in the National Schools Games.

Sean is an exceptional role model. His hard work and passion all these years , his consistent display of selfless devotion and care to his peers, grit and perseverance in the face of challenge deserve to be recognised. Congratulations, Sean!


Student article featured in duo hao

We are pleased to share that our student, Claudia Mong Yunxuan from Sec 301, had her article on Temasek's celebration of International Friendship Day featured in the most recent issue of Duo Hao which is a Chinese student newspaper. Well done Claudia!

You may click here to view the article.


The unity young writers festival 2019

Recently, a group of Temasekians from the Temasek IGNIS Programme (TIP) participated in The Unity Young Writers Festival 2019 organised by Unity Secondary School. This event provides a platform to celebrate local poetry and nurture our budding student poets. Students were provided with the opportunity to learn and interact with local poets such as Alvin Pang, Charlene Shepherdson, Jennifer Anne Champion, Jollin Tan, and Marc Nair so that they may be inspired to develop and express their voices in writing. The students were then given 6 weeks to write and submit their own original poetry pieces based on the competition theme of nostalgia. 

We are very happy to share that one of our students, Venetia from Class 204, has emerged first runner-up in the poetry writing competition out of 200 entries from 27 secondary schools.

You may read the poem here.

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From L to R: Shahrul Aswad (Temasekian of the Year - Normal Course), 
Muhd Arsyad (Temasekian of the Year - Express Course);
Ms Amanda Chong, Ashton Ng (Temasekian of the Year - Express Course) & Anastasia Tan (I am Resilience)

38th Speech Day

Our school's 38th Speech Day was held on 18 April 2019 to celebrate the achievements and successes of our staff and students. We were delighted to have Miss Amanda Chong, Lawyer-Poet and Social Justice Advocate, to grace the occasion as our Guest of Honour. She shared with the audience on the importance of doing good with our privileges. She also presented our Temasekians of the Year with their awards on stage, and took the time to interact with them and commend them.

It was indeed a joyous occasion for all. Congratulations to all the winners!
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Student Leaders Investiture

On 12 April 2019, our Secondary 2 students were formally inducted where they received their respective student leadership badges.  The EXCO members of each of the five student leadership groups were also officially inducted where they will take over the reins of guiding their juniors and inspiring their leadership groups to greater heights. 

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International Friendship Day

To commemorate International Friendship Day, the Young Ambassadors, together with our international scholars, helmed the assembly programme on 8 April 2019. Besides sharing with their friends about various cultures, they also conducted a mini quiz. Our Temaskians were also treated to a dance performance by the scholars and a sing-along by the Young Ambassadors to highlight the importance of friendship regardless of one's cultural background. 

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Destination Imagination

On 6 April 2019, our Secondary Three TIPpers (Temasek IGNIS Programme) participated in the Destination Imagination competition and was achieved 2nd placing. 

As part of the competition, they had to present a medical mystery. They chose the carpgras syndrome after some deliberation and prepared a model of a brain as a visual aid for their showcase.  Well done, TIPpers!


Career Guidance Day

On 4 April 2019, we hosted representatives from various Junior Colleges, Polytechnics, Institute of Technical Education Colleges to share about their various courses and programmes available. We also hosted industry experts to share about their experiences in different professions. All these were done to provide our graduating students an opportunity to explore and examine viable education and career options. Indeed our Secondary Four/Five Temasekians found these sessions to be very useful for their post-secondary plans. 

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Our Temasek Chorale

Our Temasek Chorale participated in the inaugural 'Voices of Singapore Festival' held at the historical CHIJMES Hall on 18 March 2019. It was a one-day festival under the artistic direction of Conductor Darius Lim, which aims to bring "Singing Singapore" together. 

On 24 March 2019, our Temasek Chorale also joined various choral groups ranging from school choirs to award-winning vocal ensembles in the inaugural concert "In One Voice" at the Victoria Concert Hall. 


Student LEaders convention

On 15 March 2019, student leaders from the five Student Leadership groups came together for the Student Leadership Convention. Besides going through workshops on project management and creative problem solving, student leaders also had the privilege to listen to Shamsydar Ani, Masterchef contestant and ex-Temasekian, share her inspiring stories of creativity and leadership.


End of Term 1

While you enjoy your well-deserved break, do not forget to take time to reflect on the words of wisdom from your Discipline Master, Mr Alex Chua. As always, Mr Chua would write poems to remind students to take care and strive to be the best versions of themselves. 

This March school hols cannot come fast enough for me at least,
I need this coming week to recharge and find some inner peace,
So I ask you Temasekians in your freer time “what would you do?”
I know our canoeists are competing this weekend accompanied by their teachers and Mr Boo.

Don’t live your life based on the likes you can garner on Instagram
And stop trying to follow me - I am boring and very unglam!
Live in the real world here and now and not in cyberspace,
be present and punctual to school, I miss seeing your face.

You can change if you want as nothing is ever truly cast in stone
‘Cos where there’s a will, there’s a way for you to change the tone.
Sometimes angry as your DM may be from the disappointment at your behavior;
I can scold, counsel, warn and nag but in the end you are your own savior.

The yardstick I use to measure all of you is high indeed,
I expect no less from you in thoughts, words and deeds.
Surely you do not want me to lower my standards or expectations
‘Cos I still believe in you that to others, you can be an inspiration.

Alex Chua


Sec 3 Normal course elective module showcase

On 7 March 2019, after eight weeks of lessons whereby our Secondary 3 Normal Course students were exposed to the different skills from modules such as Culinary, Tourism & Management, 3D Product Design and Visual Arts Mixed Media, they got to showcase their work to fellow peers and teachers. They were very excited to share their learning process and final products which included a three-course meal, and various innovative projects.
(L to R: Mr James Lim [Vice-Principal of TMS], Mrs Dayna Chia [Principal of TMS], Chloe Soo, S. Prithika, Wee Hong Hong)

Singapore Science & Engineering fair

We are proud to share that three Secondary 4 TIPpers took part in the final judging of the 2019 Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) , a national science research competition jointly organised by MOE, A*Star and Science Centre Singapore. These students first took part in a full day of intense judging by industry experts on 6 March 2019. They showcased their research project on the impact of drinking carbonated drinks, and proper oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay of primary school students to the public on 7 March 2019. 

Congratulations to the team!
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To understand more about the significance and importance of Total Defence, our Temasekians were treated to a talk by LTC Richard Koh on 18 February 2019. He shared his experience on water rationing as a child and highlighted some of the issues Singapore is currently facing. He also elaborated on the recently announced sixth pillar of defence - digital defence, and how we can play our part in keeping Singapore secure. 


cross-Country run

On 4 February 2019, the school gathered at Bedok Reservoir for its annual cross-country run, as well as to usher in the new lunar year. Apart from participating in the run, a number of Temasekians also put up performances, shared jokes and dedicated words of encouragement and affirmation to their peers. 

We would like to wish everyone a prosperous and healthy new year! 

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Sec 1 L.i.v.e. Camp

To create more opportunities for the Secondary 1 students to get to know their peers and form teachers, they went for the Sec 1 L.I.V.E. Camp. During the camp, the students were brought on a learning journey to various heritage locations in Singapore by their Secondary 4 seniors. They also had authentic learning experiences for Mathematics, Science and Geography at key locations around Singapore. Students also challenged the high element course at the Boys/Girls Brigade campsite. 

2019 resilience camp

sec 3 resilience Camp

It had been a fun and challenging week for our Secondary 3 students who completed a 5 day-4 night camp at Pulau Ubin and Sentosa. From navigating checkpoints to building their own water rafts, students had to step out of their comfort zones, and find strength and resilience to complete the camp activities with their classmates. They also had the opportunity to make use of their knowledge learnt in class in an outdoor setting.


Release of gce o level results

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

This marks the beginning of a new chapter for you, with many possibilities ahead. We wish you success in your future endeavours.