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Principal’s Message


2017 is a momentous year for Nan Hua High School as we celebrate our remarkable journey of 100 years in the most meaningful manner; characteristic of a vibrant educational institution that remains steep in traditions whilst focusing on innovation as it strides ahead confidently into the ever-changing future.  As Nan Hua continues this journey as an established and respected institution of learning, we pay tribute to the tireless effort of our staff, Parent-Support Group, Alumni, community partners and the School Advisory Committee, past and present, in making Nan Hua what it is today. We are proud that at its core, Nan Hua has preserved the best of its cultural heritage and traditions and will continue to provide a student-centric, values-driven education for our Nanhuarians to be confident, creative, cultured with a passion for learning.

As Nan Hua celebrates 100 years of excellence and persist in pioneering changes for a better tomorrow for all, we are mindful of preparing our students for the outside world and the cherished traditions that we are entrusted with. Our Character Education programme anchored on our 8 school values continues to cultivate in students a sound moral grounding and a positive sense of self-awareness that will propel them to enrich the lives of others while remaining grounded in humility.  Our success in creating a niche in environmental efforts where Nanhuarians constantly strive to play their part as responsible citizens demonstrates our belief in giving back to the larger community we are largely a part of.

Our centennial excellence is only possible because our predecessors had laid a firm and solid foundation that serves as the bedrock from which we build our successes. As we continue in our exploration to engineer more breakthroughs, disciplinary literacy through academic discourse and dialogic talk remain central in the classroom. As educators, we are keen in becoming reflective practitioners as well as role models in life-long learning. As such, effective dialogues on understanding how various forms of engagement can lead to deeper learning and better outcomes are conducted to aid in the development of a rigorous curriculum.     

In our centenary, we see an enduring Nan Hua spirit of excellence.  In the 2016 GCE ‘O’ Level Examination, nearly 60% of our students scored six or more distinctions with 20 scoring 10 distinctions. Complementing our outstanding academic achievements, all six Uniformed Groups achieved Gold Award at the various Best Unit Competitions and all our nine Performing Arts CCAs did us proud by attaining Certificates of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. In Sports, the Athletics Club timely created school history by being the champion for B Division Girls in the National Schools Cross Country Championships. We have also clinched top positions in badminton, table tennis and netball.  All these bear testimony to how character and values education have developed skills, competencies and attitudes for our students to continue to thrive and grow.

Nan Hua has indeed grown strength to strength and as we continue to break frontiers in our commitment towards excellence, we are grateful for our stakeholders, in particular, the Alumni, whose relationships with the school have flourished from generation to generation. The manifestation of the school values that Nanhuarians hold dear in their hearts, years after they leave the school, can be seen in the preparation leading to and during the Centennial Road Run, Nan Hua Yuan and exceptionally so during the Centennial Dinner. These platforms saw a meaningful gathering of Nanhuarians from the past and present to renew their ties through shared memories. The Alumni centennial publication that weaves beautiful narratives, detailing the school’s milestones through the test of time, aptly encapsulates the pride and joy of being a part of the Nan Hua family.

We are indeed very privileged to work with numerous partners who support us continually, namely our School Advisory Committee, Parents Support Group and Alumni. With such collegial partnerships, we look forward to another illustrious 100 years ahead.

Mrs Tan Jong Lek Principal