Nan Chiau was founded in 1947 by Mr Tan Kah Kee a Singaporean businessman, community leader, and philanthropist who also set up Hwa Chong institution. Their motto is Sincerity and Perseverance.
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A School of Care
I was a playful student then and was admitted under the Normal Academic stream (it was before Nan Chiau got the SAP status). I was motivated by my seniors in CCA to not give up and work hard to get the chance to switch to the Express stream for better education opportunities. Still remembered the quote "没有伞的就要更拼命地跑", meaning if you are not privileged, you must work harder than the rest to be successful.
In my journey, my teachers, particularly my math teachers Mrs Sim and Mr Lee Ah Ngee, helped me a lot with the very subject that I was struggling in. With their help I managed to transfer to an Express class at sec 3, and scored distinction for both E Math and A Math. Also, Mr Lee shared with me a lot of his personal views and insights which impacted me a lot as I mature along the way. My peers are also caring towards me, always being my moral support and are willing to help me when I was troubled.
I would also like to share a bit on the last few weeks leading to my O Levels, which I truely thank the school and my seniors for. The school organised Night Study Programme for all graduating students to stay up in school to study. It may seem quite normal across the premier schools in Singapore, but one thing that distinguished my school out was the strong Nan Chiau spirit that the school had.
Our seniors, some even already studying in university, came back every single night to offer guidance despite their heavy commitments. One of my CCA seniors even sat with me to go through the syllabus and correct my misconceptions on the topics when he came back every alternate days to coach, which prepared me a lot for the graduating examination.
In all, Nan Chiau is not just a school, but another home of great inspiration that I truely don't regret joining. Despite the high academic standards, I learnt a lot from my 4 years journey.
An Innovative and Inclusive School
Nan Chiau High School is an SAP school, but despite that it does not merely focus on just the infusion of Chinese culture to its students. Nan Chiau High had a successful Science and Lifeskills programme in place for a very long time since the early 2000s, according to a senior teacher. And as I compare with other SAP schools Nan Chiau High is indeed the only school to offer such programmes apart from its SAP programme.
As for the school environment, the campus is quiet and conducive as it is nestled away from busy roads unlike several other schools which have to endure the noises from the traffic, while still remaining convenient with quite a number of bus services linking to different parts of Singapore and a LRT station within walking distance. I also like how the school emphasise a disciplined yet caring environment that encourage students to help one another as a school. My daughter enjoyed the fairly competitive and lively culture since she appealed in 2 years ago, and had shared with me numerous times on how her seniors have helped her in studies and in various aspects of school life, and that she have no regrets appealing into the school.
Overall, I do feel the school have really provided a very good blend of holistic education for its students, and this is worth to be shared as a good practice.
A School of many wonders.
Nan Chiau has an extremely conducive environment with its well kempt exterior and interior which make me proud to be a Nan Chiau Ren. However, I often tend to step on damp balls of toilet paper left behind by some inconsiderate prankster which ironically also dampens my experience.
Most of the time, the teachers seem to zoom pass in a blurry of faces and I feel even more stressed as they are so busy yet I am just relaxing between classes. Yet, they manage to take time out to provide a listening ear, for instance a teacher who helped me through my various teen angst problems. I was stunned when even the principals and teachers alike wrote a special note to wish me well in National Examinations.
My friends with their unique personalities and humorless jokes which poke fun at almost everything had indubitably too enriched the my school experience.