|Mr Gideon Yong Kek Shong (Vice-Principal 1)|
The school is committed to fulfilling its vision of ‘Nurturing Talents, Sharing Success’ and developing Newtowners to be resilient learners, compassionate citizens and confident leaders.
The school believes that teachers are the key to students’ learning and in line with our strategic thrust of developing passionate and professional staff, our teachers will be continually developed and equipped in the areas of curriculum knowledge, curriculum innovation and assessment so as to provide quality teaching and learning for our Newtowners.
We place strong emphasis on character development, values inculcation and the development of leadership, 21st Century Competencies and sense of citizenship. Our school has vibrant and customised curriculum and programmes to develop the unique talents and interests of our students.
With the development of info-communications technology, there is a need for our students to acquire visual communication skills such as how images, typography and symbols are being understood and utilised by a larger group of audience. To prepare our students for the future and to equip them with critical and inventive thinking skills, the school has identified Visual Communication as its second niche under the Applied Learning Programme (ALP).
The school adopts a thematic approach for the ALP which focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of photography. The Tier I Programme is integrated in Sec 1 and 2 Curriculum subjects such as Science, Art, English Language and Humanities and the Tier 2 Programme is customised for students with higher ability and interest.
We are proud that New Town Secondary School has developed many cohorts of students who are successful and contributing members of the society and we are confident that the school will fulfil its mission of nurturing the youths of today for the challenges of tomorrow.
Mr Gideon Yong Kek Shoong
|Mr Tom Chan |
New Town Secondary School’s vision of “Nurturing Talents, Sharing Success” is anchored on our belief that every student is unique and talented in his or her own way. This education philosophy guides us to see the potential in all our students, nurture their talents and help them realize their aspirations.
It takes a village to raise a child, and we are grateful for our many supportive stakeholders and partners who continually contribute in one way or another to provide varied and holistic learning experiences for our students bringing out the best in them.
Our Parent Support Group (PSG) work together with the school to support the learning and development of students. Through active participation in schools events and providing invaluable feedback for improvement, students have the strong home support to grow and develop through their formative years.
We have a committed alumni who are always ready to give back to their alma mater. Many of them are well-established in various fields and have shared their experiences and expertise with our students to widen their horizons and help them to be future-ready. We look forward to them “Sharing Success” through inspiring their juniors to achieve their aspirations and also become useful citizens who make positive contributions to our nation.
Our industry and community partners are very supportive of our school’s programmes, including our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in Community Youth Leadership. Students are given learning opportunities for our students to develop their leadership and character during their Service Learning and Work Attachment Programme, enabling them to make connections between what they learn in school and learning and exposure that they will pick up beyond the school.
It is indeed a privilege to be part of the New Town family. Together with teachers, parents, and community partners, I look forward to helping our students achieve their aspirations and dreams. Education is the human enterprise of paying it forward!
Mr Tom Chan