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Our school started in 1957 as a Chinese school with only 6 classrooms in an old residential building in Oxley Road. It was then known as Singapore Girls' Vocational High School.
In 1976 the school was re-sited to Toa Payoh East and re-named Pei Dao Secondary School. This new building, costing 4 million dollars, was fully sponsored by private businessmen and organisations.
In 1978, the school took in English stream classes and became co-educational.
In 1986, the school relinquished its aided school status and became a government school.
Pei Dao was renowned for its prowess in volleyball B and C divisions, winning many championships at the local and national level since 1982. It has also won value-added awards for Express or Normal courses in the GCE "O" level examination for the years 1993,1995 and 2000.
Pei Dao Secondary School was re-named Punggol Secondary School when it was relocated to Punggol new town in 2001. However the school retained its Chinese name because of its strong emphasis on character development of pupils. Punggol Secondary School will continue to shine as a beacon of truth and wisdom and will be the model school in Punggol new town.
Official School Opening
1 August arrived a promising day for the school. It was going to be a historic occasion and significant milestone in the school's history. For months the school had been fervently preparing for the event, putting together a meaningful programme.
The weeks before the events were filled with anticipation and excitement as our pupils practised hard for the parade, mass display and concert items, under the supervision of our teachers and the trainers. All in all, the event involved about 800 pupils and staff members.
When the day arrived, our pupils were ready to display their talents and camaraderie. By 4.30pm, the marching contingents and Guard of Honour were ready for the arrival of the Guest of Honour, Penny Low, Member of Paliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. Joining the Principal in the welcome party were Mr Lee Tiong Sa, Chairman of the School Advisory Committee, Mr Roy Quek, Director/Corporate Services, MOE, Mrs Yu Sing Tong, Deputy Director/Schools North and Mr Manogaran Suppiah, Cluster Superintendent N4. The GOH also received a rousing welcome from the school prefects and the Lion Dance Troupe from Balestier ITE lending their support.
After a series of mass display and March Past, the guest were brought on a virtual tour of the school. Many were impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities enjoyed by our pupils.
The concert started, Our guests were entertained with a modern dance, a repertoire by the school concert band and an opera performance "Ne Zha", which was a legendary story about resilience and courage.
To end the celebration on a "palatable" note, the school expressed its hospitality by treating our guests to a sumptuous dinner and a live performance by a group of musically talented pupils.
We truly appreciate the support of our pupils' parents and other well-wishers in making the event a success. We are also grateful to Ms Penny Low for gracing the occasion.
With the Official Opening, the school embarks on a challenging journey towards excellence. To realise our vision of becoming a value-added school, we will continue to bring about quality learning and sound character development among our pupils.
Message from Ms Penny Low(MP, Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC)
It is both a privilege and a challenge to be the first school built in the latest new town in Singapore. As the pioneer school in Punggol 21, Punggol Secondary enjoys state-of-the-art facilities available to the new generation schools. Meanwhile the school faces a challenge - to establish itself as a choice school that is able to imbue confidence and pride in its stakeholders. These include members of the community.
Message from Mr Goh Soon Guan
Punggol Secondary School has the distinction of being the first school built in Punggol 21, the latest new town in Singapore. Its Chinese name Pei Dao is an indication of its strong emphasis on values inculation and character development,
Principals who have headed the school (in chronological order)
- Mdm Wang Yu Ching 1957 - 1969
- Mr Ling Ling 1970 - 1978
- Mr Lim Chin Chee 1979 - 1983
- Mr Wong Tong Hoi 1984 - 1990
- Ms Chee Mei Chun 1991 - 1996
- Mr Ow Chiong Hoo 1997 - 2000
- Mr Goh Soon Guan 2001 - 2004
- Mdm Lee Eet Fong 2005 - 2011
- Mr Benedict Keh 2012 -
History from 1957