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    The Beginning

    Pasir Ris Crest Secondary started in the Millennium Year with 16 staff and 320 students. Mrs Teo Khin Hiang was the pioneer Principal who began the relentless effort to make the school one of the top choice schools for Primary Six pupils in Pasir Ris.
     
    The construction of the school building commenced in June 1998 and the official Handover Ceremony took place in 16 December 1999. 
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    East Zone Centre of Excellence for Music

    Under the leadership of the first principal, Mrs Teo Khin Hiang, the school became the East Zone Centre of Excellence for Music in 2000. The inauguration of COE Music was graced by then Minister for Education Rear Admiral (NS) Teo Chee Hean, who also officially opened the school Audio Library in 2002. In the same year, the school’s radio station, ‘Rev It Up’ was officially opened by the then Minister of State for Education and Manpower Dr Ng Eng Hen. The Centre has since then provided opportunities to many students to pursue different genres of music and develop their talents.


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    Fencing

    In 2001, Fencing was also offered as a unique co-curricular activity for our students. The PRCS Fencing Club was formed with twenty members. In 2003, our fencers competed against other schools in the First Minime Fencing Championships and clinched Gold and Bronze medals. Our fencers went on to take part in National Fencing Competitions and have done the school proud with excellent results, with some of our fencers chosen to represent Singapore at international competitions. Since then the school has produced many outstanding fencers at the National Level.
     
     




     
    In 2009, Pasir Ris Crest was accorded the Niche School (Fencing) status. The school was also selected to house the Junior Sports Academy for Fencing based on excellent achievement track records, the fencing culture and management support.

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    Official Opening

    On 12 July 2002, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary was officially opened by the then Education Minister, Rear Admiral Teo Chee Hean. It was an impressive event and an important milestone in the history of the school. 
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    The Beginning of NYAA

    The National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Programme is the school’s flagship programme that is offered to all students. Through a systematic and structured programme, all students acquire a new skill, involve themselves in 15 hours of community service, participate in at least 20 hours of physical recreation and take part in a rugged, 2-day adventure. The school has continued to be one of the top schools in the National Youth Achievement Award programme. 
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    People Developer Award Certification

    In 2003, the school received the People Developer Award, showing the importance the school places on building staff capacity and the recognition that staff play in the development of young minds.

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    Our Second Principal

    In December 2004, Dr James Ong became the school's second principal and continued to bring the school to greater heights.
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    Our Achievements

    The school pursues its drive towards being a choice school in Pasir Ris by continuing to place value on academic achievements while emphasizing on character development and discipline. The achievements of Pasir Ris Crest bear testimony to the school’s relentless efforts in promoting the holistic development of her students. In 2005, the school received its first Academic Value-Added Award (Gold) for the Normal Academic stream and in 2007, the Academic Value-Added (Gold) for the Express Stream. In 2009, it received the Sustained Achievement Award (Academic).The Sustained Achievement Awards for Uniformed Groups (2008) and Aesthetics (2008) further reflect the school’s commitment to providing a all-round education for its students.
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    Overseas Community Involvement Programme


    In 2006, the school embarked on its first Overseas Community Involvement Programme. Their service learning project included constructing a classroom at Koksrok Elementary School in Cambodia and making donations to the Green Gecko, a shelter for street children, as well as the Handicapped Rehabitation Centre. 
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    Top Students

    In 2008, PRCS is proud to produce 2 top students at the national level in the GCE ‘N’ Level examinations. Safiah Bte Yahya, the top GCE ‘N’ Level (Malay) student and Yeung Wai Hing was the top GCE ‘N’ Level (Chinese) student.
     
    Since then, PRCS has continued to produce top students at the national level for the Normal and Express streams annually.

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    Twinning Programme

    The school’s twinning programme with Nan Hai Experimental Middle School in Guangdong province, China, aims to broaden our students’ perspectives, learn about other cultures and interact with fellow students from different backgrounds.
     
    Both schools signed the memorandum of understanding formalizing the twinning agreement on 10th November 2008.

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    Our 10th Anniversary


    In 2009, the school celebrated its 10 years of providing all-round education for Crestians. The Guest of Honour was Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
    In 2009, the school also opened its Indoor Sports Hall which serves to enhance the all-round educational programmes that the school provides.
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    Re-envisioning

    A re-envisioning exercise led by school leaders that involved all PRCS staff took place as the school entered its 10th year. Staff members reflected on the challenges and achievements made by the school. At the end of the envisioning exercise, the new Vision “A Choice School. A Caring Home”, and the new Mission – “Nurturing TOMORROW’s Citizens, who are the pride of the family, Society and Nation, TODAY” provided the direction and motivation for the school in the next phase of its development. By this time, the identity of students have evolved to be that a Crestian-Overcomer, aligned to the school motto of Pursue and Realise Challenges.

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    Our Third Principal

    In January 2010, Mrs Woo Soo Min took over at the helm as the third principal of Pasir Ris Crest Secondary.
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    21st Century Competencies: Pilot School

    To sharpen the brand of education to prepare all Crestians to be Overcomers who are ready for challenges of the 21st Century in line with the school mission, the school embarked on the journey as one of the pilot MOE schools to infuse 21st Century Competencies into its Total Curriculum in 2011. To date, 21st CC standards have been incorporated into the various subjects as well as co-curricular areas for Lower Secondary.
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    Implementation of TLLM Ignite

    In 2011, the school was selected to implement its curriculum innovation project under the TLLM Ignite 4 Programme. Under this project, the Humanities Department explored the use of Problem-based Learning approach to the teaching of Geography.
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    Our Achievements

    The school continued to build on its earlier foundation to help students achieve in both academic and co-curricular areas. It clinched the Silver Academic Value-Added Award for Express stream in 2012. Crestians continue to do well at the GCE O level examinations and gained entry into top Polytechnic courses and Junior Colleges. When the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) and DES-to-Polytechnic Programme (DPP) was introduced in 2013, a good 23% of the 2012 NA cohort qualified for the PFP and 61% for the DPP.

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    Our Achievements

    In the same year the Uniformed Groups received its 7th Sustained Achievement Award for the outstanding achievements of groups such as the National Police Cadet Corps, National Cadet Corps, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Girl Guides and Boys’ Brigade at the various best unit competitions and the Performing Arts Group clinching its 2nd Sustained Achievement Award for outstanding performance at the Singapore Youth Festival
    At the Sporting scene, PRCS has become a force to be reckoned with in the Fencing arena, emerging champion in a number of National Competitions.
    As the East Zone Music Centre, the school continues to inculcate the appreciation, learning and performing of Music at the school and zone level for the benefit of Crestians and students of the zone as well as the staff of PRCS and beyond.  

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    Student-Centric Focus

    At the end of 2012, in the review of the school’s strategic directions, the 5 Desired Student Learning Outcomes were developed to lend greater focus our value proposition to all stakeholders:
     
     




    An Active and Engaged Learner
    An Innovative Problem-solver
    An Effective Communicator
    A Self-disciplined and Responsible Leader
    An Active and Concerned Citizen with Global Awareness
     
    At the same review, whilst keeping its vision to be “A Choice School, A Caring Home”, the school refined its Mission to “Nurture TOMORROW’S Learners, who are the pride of the family, Society and Nation, TODAY” to lend greater emphasis on nurturing life-long learners who are ready for the future.
     
    Indeed, PRCS has come a long way since its inception and is now among the top choice for both staff and students seeking a secondary school with achievements in the academic and co-curricular areas. It continues to nurture Crestians Overcomers with good academic grounding and sound character ready to pursue and realize challenges in life!

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    Applied Learning and Learning for Life Programme

    The school’s proposed Applied Learning Programme, Crestian Communicators of the 21st Century, and the Learning for Life Programme, Nurturing Crestian Learners of Tomorrow through Music and the Performing Arts were approved by MOE in 2014.
     
    The school’s Applied Learning Programme seeks to enhance the learning of communication skills for all our students as they are essential skills to thrive in the 21st Century. The ability to think on one’s feet, and present lucid and sound arguments are important and necessary skills to work in today’s globalised world. On top of the school’s oral skills and Critical and Spontaneous Writing Programme, students go through a 4-year programme that comprises of storytelling, news reporting and broadcasting, dramatisation and persuasive communication.
     
    The Learning for Life Programme seeks to equip students with a range of music skills to encourage them to pursue music as an interest beyond school days. Through learning music and performance, students learn values and life skills to be self-disciplined persons and leaders. Music is used to serve and help others through infusing music in the Values-in-Action projects. The learning of music supports the holistic development of students, addressing their needs in various domains such as intellectual, emotional and social, and allowing them to use music to express themselves.

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    PRCS 15th Anniversary Celebrations

    In 2015, PRCS celebrated its 15th Anniversary with the theme Appreciate. Celebrate. Anticipate.We appreciate the efforts by all stakeholders, students and staff who have contributed to the building of the school to where it is today, celebrate the many milestones that the school has crossed, the challenges overcome and successes achieved by both students and staff, and anticipate the coming of age of PRCS as A Choice School, A Caring Home, marked by the achievements of students and staff.
     
    To commemorate this significant milestone, the year was lined up with several events. The PRCS Jog-a-thon was a fund-raiser that involved all students, to encourage them to show care for others by raising funds for needy students. To build school spirit and stretch students’ potential, our first-ever record-breaking event PRCS Breaks Record! was held. We successfully set two Singapore Book of Records for the Longest Cheering Relay and Longest Body Percussion Chain. The school also broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Body Percussion Chain! Once again, PRCS proved that what we believe is what we will achieve! Our 15th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner brought together graduates and students for a grand reunion.  We ended our celebrations on a high note with our public PRCS 15th Anniversary Musical. The musical was an enormous success and provided an opportunity for our students to showcase their talents in the performing arts.

  • PRINCIPAL.jpgOur Fourth Principal

    In January 2016, Mr Balamurugan Krishnasamy became PRCS’ fourth principal. In the year he was with us, he introduced the Advocacy Programme so that students’ voices and their concerns could be heard. He looked into pedagogy and strengthened AfL practices so that teachers’ competency in the classroom is levelled up. He made the physical environment more vibrant with the newly-renovated library, the public speaking podium in the parade square and the Piet Mondrian inspired colours for the school buildings.

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    Our fifth Principal

    PRCS welcomes the year 2017 with our fifth principal, Mr Tan Shun Loong.

2000

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The Beginning

Pasir Ris Crest Secondary started in the Millennium Year with 16 staff and 320 students. Mrs Teo Khin Hiang was the pioneer Principal who began the relentless effort to make the school one of the top choice schools for Primary Six pupils in Pasir Ris.
 
The construction of the school building commenced in June 1998 and the official Handover Ceremony took place in 16 December 1999. 

2000

1383536370569534238.jpg

East Zone Centre of Excellence for Music

Under the leadership of the first principal, Mrs Teo Khin Hiang, the school became the East Zone Centre of Excellence for Music in 2000. The inauguration of COE Music was graced by then Minister for Education Rear Admiral (NS) Teo Chee Hean, who also officially opened the school Audio Library in 2002. In the same year, the school’s radio station, ‘Rev It Up’ was officially opened by the then Minister of State for Education and Manpower Dr Ng Eng Hen. The Centre has since then provided opportunities to many students to pursue different genres of music and develop their talents.


2001

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Fencing

In 2001, Fencing was also offered as a unique co-curricular activity for our students. The PRCS Fencing Club was formed with twenty members. In 2003, our fencers competed against other schools in the First Minime Fencing Championships and clinched Gold and Bronze medals. Our fencers went on to take part in National Fencing Competitions and have done the school proud with excellent results, with some of our fencers chosen to represent Singapore at international competitions. Since then the school has produced many outstanding fencers at the National Level.
 
 




 
In 2009, Pasir Ris Crest was accorded the Niche School (Fencing) status. The school was also selected to house the Junior Sports Academy for Fencing based on excellent achievement track records, the fencing culture and management support.

2002

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Official Opening

On 12 July 2002, Pasir Ris Crest Secondary was officially opened by the then Education Minister, Rear Admiral Teo Chee Hean. It was an impressive event and an important milestone in the history of the school. 

2002

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The Beginning of NYAA

The National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Programme is the school’s flagship programme that is offered to all students. Through a systematic and structured programme, all students acquire a new skill, involve themselves in 15 hours of community service, participate in at least 20 hours of physical recreation and take part in a rugged, 2-day adventure. The school has continued to be one of the top schools in the National Youth Achievement Award programme. 

2003

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People Developer Award Certification

In 2003, the school received the People Developer Award, showing the importance the school places on building staff capacity and the recognition that staff play in the development of young minds.

2004

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Our Second Principal

In December 2004, Dr James Ong became the school's second principal and continued to bring the school to greater heights.

2005

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Our Achievements

The school pursues its drive towards being a choice school in Pasir Ris by continuing to place value on academic achievements while emphasizing on character development and discipline. The achievements of Pasir Ris Crest bear testimony to the school’s relentless efforts in promoting the holistic development of her students. In 2005, the school received its first Academic Value-Added Award (Gold) for the Normal Academic stream and in 2007, the Academic Value-Added (Gold) for the Express Stream. In 2009, it received the Sustained Achievement Award (Academic).The Sustained Achievement Awards for Uniformed Groups (2008) and Aesthetics (2008) further reflect the school’s commitment to providing a all-round education for its students.

2006

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Overseas Community Involvement Programme


In 2006, the school embarked on its first Overseas Community Involvement Programme. Their service learning project included constructing a classroom at Koksrok Elementary School in Cambodia and making donations to the Green Gecko, a shelter for street children, as well as the Handicapped Rehabitation Centre. 

2008

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Top Students

In 2008, PRCS is proud to produce 2 top students at the national level in the GCE ‘N’ Level examinations. Safiah Bte Yahya, the top GCE ‘N’ Level (Malay) student and Yeung Wai Hing was the top GCE ‘N’ Level (Chinese) student.
 
Since then, PRCS has continued to produce top students at the national level for the Normal and Express streams annually.

2008

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Twinning Programme

The school’s twinning programme with Nan Hai Experimental Middle School in Guangdong province, China, aims to broaden our students’ perspectives, learn about other cultures and interact with fellow students from different backgrounds.
 
Both schools signed the memorandum of understanding formalizing the twinning agreement on 10th November 2008.

2009

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Our 10th Anniversary


In 2009, the school celebrated its 10 years of providing all-round education for Crestians. The Guest of Honour was Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
In 2009, the school also opened its Indoor Sports Hall which serves to enhance the all-round educational programmes that the school provides.

2009

13829429851791623199.jpg

Re-envisioning

A re-envisioning exercise led by school leaders that involved all PRCS staff took place as the school entered its 10th year. Staff members reflected on the challenges and achievements made by the school. At the end of the envisioning exercise, the new Vision “A Choice School. A Caring Home”, and the new Mission – “Nurturing TOMORROW’s Citizens, who are the pride of the family, Society and Nation, TODAY” provided the direction and motivation for the school in the next phase of its development. By this time, the identity of students have evolved to be that a Crestian-Overcomer, aligned to the school motto of Pursue and Realise Challenges.

2010

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Our Third Principal

In January 2010, Mrs Woo Soo Min took over at the helm as the third principal of Pasir Ris Crest Secondary.

2011

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21st Century Competencies: Pilot School

To sharpen the brand of education to prepare all Crestians to be Overcomers who are ready for challenges of the 21st Century in line with the school mission, the school embarked on the journey as one of the pilot MOE schools to infuse 21st Century Competencies into its Total Curriculum in 2011. To date, 21st CC standards have been incorporated into the various subjects as well as co-curricular areas for Lower Secondary.

2011

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Implementation of TLLM Ignite

In 2011, the school was selected to implement its curriculum innovation project under the TLLM Ignite 4 Programme. Under this project, the Humanities Department explored the use of Problem-based Learning approach to the teaching of Geography.

2012

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Our Achievements

The school continued to build on its earlier foundation to help students achieve in both academic and co-curricular areas. It clinched the Silver Academic Value-Added Award for Express stream in 2012. Crestians continue to do well at the GCE O level examinations and gained entry into top Polytechnic courses and Junior Colleges. When the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) and DES-to-Polytechnic Programme (DPP) was introduced in 2013, a good 23% of the 2012 NA cohort qualified for the PFP and 61% for the DPP.

2012

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Our Achievements

In the same year the Uniformed Groups received its 7th Sustained Achievement Award for the outstanding achievements of groups such as the National Police Cadet Corps, National Cadet Corps, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Girl Guides and Boys’ Brigade at the various best unit competitions and the Performing Arts Group clinching its 2nd Sustained Achievement Award for outstanding performance at the Singapore Youth Festival
At the Sporting scene, PRCS has become a force to be reckoned with in the Fencing arena, emerging champion in a number of National Competitions.
As the East Zone Music Centre, the school continues to inculcate the appreciation, learning and performing of Music at the school and zone level for the benefit of Crestians and students of the zone as well as the staff of PRCS and beyond.  

2013

1383536794856770057.png

Student-Centric Focus

At the end of 2012, in the review of the school’s strategic directions, the 5 Desired Student Learning Outcomes were developed to lend greater focus our value proposition to all stakeholders:
 
 




An Active and Engaged Learner
An Innovative Problem-solver
An Effective Communicator
A Self-disciplined and Responsible Leader
An Active and Concerned Citizen with Global Awareness
 
At the same review, whilst keeping its vision to be “A Choice School, A Caring Home”, the school refined its Mission to “Nurture TOMORROW’S Learners, who are the pride of the family, Society and Nation, TODAY” to lend greater emphasis on nurturing life-long learners who are ready for the future.
 
Indeed, PRCS has come a long way since its inception and is now among the top choice for both staff and students seeking a secondary school with achievements in the academic and co-curricular areas. It continues to nurture Crestians Overcomers with good academic grounding and sound character ready to pursue and realize challenges in life!

2014

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Applied Learning and Learning for Life Programme

The school’s proposed Applied Learning Programme, Crestian Communicators of the 21st Century, and the Learning for Life Programme, Nurturing Crestian Learners of Tomorrow through Music and the Performing Arts were approved by MOE in 2014.
 
The school’s Applied Learning Programme seeks to enhance the learning of communication skills for all our students as they are essential skills to thrive in the 21st Century. The ability to think on one’s feet, and present lucid and sound arguments are important and necessary skills to work in today’s globalised world. On top of the school’s oral skills and Critical and Spontaneous Writing Programme, students go through a 4-year programme that comprises of storytelling, news reporting and broadcasting, dramatisation and persuasive communication.
 
The Learning for Life Programme seeks to equip students with a range of music skills to encourage them to pursue music as an interest beyond school days. Through learning music and performance, students learn values and life skills to be self-disciplined persons and leaders. Music is used to serve and help others through infusing music in the Values-in-Action projects. The learning of music supports the holistic development of students, addressing their needs in various domains such as intellectual, emotional and social, and allowing them to use music to express themselves.

2015

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PRCS 15th Anniversary Celebrations

In 2015, PRCS celebrated its 15th Anniversary with the theme Appreciate. Celebrate. Anticipate.We appreciate the efforts by all stakeholders, students and staff who have contributed to the building of the school to where it is today, celebrate the many milestones that the school has crossed, the challenges overcome and successes achieved by both students and staff, and anticipate the coming of age of PRCS as A Choice School, A Caring Home, marked by the achievements of students and staff.
 
To commemorate this significant milestone, the year was lined up with several events. The PRCS Jog-a-thon was a fund-raiser that involved all students, to encourage them to show care for others by raising funds for needy students. To build school spirit and stretch students’ potential, our first-ever record-breaking event PRCS Breaks Record! was held. We successfully set two Singapore Book of Records for the Longest Cheering Relay and Longest Body Percussion Chain. The school also broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest Body Percussion Chain! Once again, PRCS proved that what we believe is what we will achieve! Our 15th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner brought together graduates and students for a grand reunion.  We ended our celebrations on a high note with our public PRCS 15th Anniversary Musical. The musical was an enormous success and provided an opportunity for our students to showcase their talents in the performing arts.

2016

PRINCIPAL.jpgOur Fourth Principal

In January 2016, Mr Balamurugan Krishnasamy became PRCS’ fourth principal. In the year he was with us, he introduced the Advocacy Programme so that students’ voices and their concerns could be heard. He looked into pedagogy and strengthened AfL practices so that teachers’ competency in the classroom is levelled up. He made the physical environment more vibrant with the newly-renovated library, the public speaking podium in the parade square and the Piet Mondrian inspired colours for the school buildings.

2017

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Our fifth Principal

PRCS welcomes the year 2017 with our fifth principal, Mr Tan Shun Loong.