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Principal's Message


Greendale Secondary School has achieved much in our short history. Today, Greendale Secondary is recognised for our consistently value-added outcomes, caring and dedicated staff and quality school experience for our students. With our unique and holistic experiences, as well as value-adding results, Greendale graduates have done well and successfully progressed to post-secondary educational institutions of their choice.

School of choice. It is heartening to learn that we have established a reputation for being a school with positive tone and discipline. Through sound values and character education efforts, we have made improvements. The community’s commendations when students demonstrate the school’s R3ISE values (of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Self-Discipline, Empathy) is testament that we are on the right track.

Making a difference. As one of the first few schools in Singapore to pioneer the Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in ‘Design, Technology & Engineering’ and Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in ‘Outdoor and Adventure Education’, the school will continue to build these distinctive strengths to develop the necessary 21st Century life-skills and attitudes among our students.

Greendale, Our Home – We believe that every child is unique. A caring culture and supportive school environment will help every child learn and attain the highest possible levels of social and academic achievement. The quality school experience is only possible because of our caring, passionate and skilful teachers and positive student relationships with peers, teachers and staff as well as close partnerships with parents.

We have uniquely Greendale processes to develop committed learners. We engage students through teaching & learning routines and study skills in the form of TEACH and LEARN protocols, and SOAR strategies. These are complemented by regular reiteration of AABBC classroom routines to enable students to be self-directed in their learning. There are also efforts to customise teaching & learning in meeting different needs of students. These include subject banding and encouraging the use of differentiated assignments and resources within the class, particularly through our Curriculum Innovation efforts since 2017.

We strive to develop confident leaders and are most proud of our Uniformed Groups – NCC, NPCC and the Red Cross Youth. They have attained consecutive Gold Awards for their respective Best Unit Competitions in the last ten years. Our talented Performing Arts CCAs look forward to strong performances at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentations in 2019, following our  successful second public performance, Eladneerg II at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) in April 2018. The B Division Football Boys attained 4th position at the School Zonal League Competition in 2018, our first since the Football CCA started 8 years ago. Our Clubs & Societies CCAs include the Robotics Club CCA that has attained outstanding results such as Gold & Bronze Awards for World Robot Games (Singapore) in 2018.

On Citizenship and Character Education or CCE, Values-In-Action, National Education and Student Leadership Development are prominent aspects of a Greendale student’s holistic experience. Robert Greenleaf’s Servant leadership principles underpin our character and leadership development efforts. External partners like the Social Innovation Park and Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) enrich and make the students’ character learning more authentic. Ms Claire Chiang, a social activist and entrepreneur, has supported the school for the esteemed Claire Chiang Student Leadership Awards since 2011.

We look forward to a new year as A School of Choice that Makes a Difference: Home of Committed Learners, Critical Thinkers and Confident Leaders. We are committed to work hand-in-hand with parents and the community to develop 21st Century-Ready young men and women.

Ms Amy Ng

Principal

(Updated 14 December 2018)