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1917 Nan Hua Girls' School


The school was started by a group of Chinese businessmen, initiated by Mr Xiong Shangfu, an educator, at Coleman Street.


侨领暨教育家熊尚父先生发起,联同一群华商创办了
<<南华女学校>>,校址在哥里门街

School History 1917, Nan Hua Girls' School

1918

The school moved to Bencoolen Street

学校搬迁到明古连街


1924

The school closed down due to lack of funds

因经费不足停办


1928

The school reopened

学校复办


1939

A branch school was set up in Middle Road.

在密鸵律增设分校


1941

A new school was built at Adis Road. The main school was called Nan Hua Girls' High while the  school at Bencoolen Street was name Nan Hua Girls' High (Branch).

School History 1941, New School Building 01

School History 1941, New School Building 02
School History 1941, New School Building 03


1945

The main school reopened after WWII.

二战结束,正校复办

School History 1945, reopened after WWII

1946

The branch school reopened

明古连街的分校复办


School History 1946, Graduation Certificate

School History 1946, Graduation Photo
Recipient of award – Mdm Ding Baozhen, a primary six pupil in 1946 The first batch of graduands after the Japanese Occupation.
School History 1946, Class Photo

School History 1946, first batch of graduands after WWII

1956

The main school was known as Nan Hwa Girls’ High School.

正校定名为<<南华女子中学校>>


School History 1956, staff photo
Staff photograph
School History 1956, kindergarten class
Kindergarten class in branch school
School History 1956, BBC Programme
British Broadcasting Corporation making a television programme on pupils having lessons

School History 1956, class photo
 School History 1956, BBC news article 

1957

Sports Day


School History 1957, Sports Day 01 School History 1957, Sports Day 02

1958


School History 1958, Athletes Group Photo School History 1958, Dance Event
Our athletes

Won’t you dance with me?

School History 1958, Relay Team Training
Our relay team training at the Padang, 1959

1961

The branch school was separated from the main school.

正校与分校之行政分开

School History 1961, Sports Day 01
Sports Day, 1961
School History 1961, Girl Guides
Girl Guides in action
School History 1961, Basketball Court 01
At the basketball court
School History 1961, Sports Day 02
School History 1961, Graduating class
Graduating class
School History 1961, Basketball court 02

1962

A new school building was erected along Bencoolen Street.

明古连街的新校舍落成

School History 1962, Bencoolen New School Building

1964

The branch school was named Nan Hwa Primary School and in the same year, it became co-ed and took in both boys and girls.

分校改称<<南华小学>>

School History 1964, Graduating class

School History 1964, Group photo

1972

English became the medium of instruction for Mathematics and Science subjects.

数学与科学改用英文教学

School History 1972, showcasing work done in English

School History 1972, listening post in English lesson

Showcasing pupils’ work done in English. An activity using the Listening Post during an English  lesson.

1978

The school offered both Chinese and English streams classes

开办英文与华文并重的双语班


1979

The school started pre-primary classes

开办启蒙班


School History 1979, Pre-primary classes get together session

School History 1979, Pre-primary class

The pre-primary classes in 1979.

School History 1979, Pre-primary class performance


1983

The main and branch schools moved into one compound in Clementi Avenue 1. The school became an English medium school offering Malay, Tamil and Chinese as mother tongue languages.

正校与分校迁至金文泰一道的新校舍。正式以英文为第一语文,而华文、马来文及淡米尔文为第二语文.

School History 1983, Clementi Ave New School Building

Our completed new school building

School History 1983, Clementi Ave Building taking shape

The new school building taking shape. 

School History 1983, Official Ceremony School History 1983,Parade Square
The official opening of new building at Clementi Avenue 1 in 1985
School History 1983 English Lesson in Language Laboratory School History 1983, Unveiling Nan Hua Bell
An English lesson conducted in the language laboratory Unveiling of the sculpture, “Our Heritage and Beyond”
School History 1983, VIPS touring around the campus School History 1983, Morning Assembly
The VIPs touring the new campus Morning assembly at the new school building
School History 1983, offering Mother Tongue subjects School History 1983, Tamil Class
Nan Hua Primary School offered other mother-tongue languages besides Chinese

1989

The school became a Special Assistance Plan School.

成为特选学校,并开设学前预备班


1992

The school ceased to offer preparatory (pre-primary) classes.

学校停办启蒙班

School History 1992, Mrs Lim Soon Tze Director of CDIS MOE

Mrs Lim Soon Tze, Director, CDIS, MOE 

School History 1992, IT Consultants from Istrael

Dr Zimra Peled Dr Elad Peled, IT consultants from Israel

School History 1992, Mr Thaman Shammugaratnam, Deputy Secretary, Policy, MOE

Mr Thaman Shammugaratnam, Deputy Secretary, Policy, MOE 


1995

The school was one of the six selected schools involved in the AITP (Accelerating the Use of Information Technology in the Primary Schools) Programme.


学校是六所实施资讯科技学校之一

School History 1995, Accelerating the Use of Information Technology in the Primary Schools Programme

1996

The school became an IT Demonstration School.

学校被教育部选为十所资讯科技示范小学之一

School History 1996, Became an IT Demonstration School. Nan Hua Primary

1998 (November)

The school was relocated to Jalan Lempeng and started Gifted Education (GE) classes.

学校迁至惹兰仑平30 号,同时设立高材班


School History 1998, New Compound at Jalan Lempeng 01

School History 1998, New Compound at Jalan Lempeng 02

New school compound at Jalan Lempeng

New school compound at Jalan Lempeng 

School History 1998, Morning Assembly at New School Company

School History 1998, Moving to the new school building

School History 1998, Principal's message on being selected as GEP Centre

The feelings of the principal on the school being selected as a GEP centre 

2000

The school underwent PRIME (PRogramme for IMproving Existing Schools)

在教育部“ 现有学校翻新计划” 下,本校进行扩建


School History 2000, Former SMC Chairman, Mr Cheong Wing activating the machine

The former chairman of the SMC, the late Mr Cheong Wing activating the machine.

School History 2001, Ground breaking CeremonyGround-breaking ceremony 


2002

The new school building was completed.

新校舍扩建工程完竣

School History 2002, new school building after Prime

2003

The new school building was officially opened and the school turned single session.

新校舍开幕,学校实行单班制

School History 2003, GOHs at the official opening 01

School History 2003, GOHs at the official opening 02

Opening of new school building

School History 2003, 86th Anniversary Musical 01

School History 2003, 86th Anniversary Musical 02
The Musical – A Galactic Visitor

2005

The school attained the SQC (Singapore Quality Class) Award and the People Developer Standard
(PDS) Award.

学校荣获新加坡素质级证书及


The school also embarked on its bi-culturalism journey and pupils were involved in an exchange programme to Dalian, China for the first time.

学校推行双文化教学。在交流计划下,我们的学生到中国大连去浸濡

School History 2005, Bi-culuturalism to Dalian, China 01

School History 2005, Bi-culuturalism to Dalian, China 02

School History 2005, Bi-culuturalism to Dalian, China 03

School History 2005, Bi-culuturalism to Dalian, China 04


2007


The school offered GE programme pupils an alternative experience – the P4 Twinning programme whereby the GE programme and mainstream pupils come together for lessons in the non-core subjects, giving the former greater opportunity to interact with classmates from the mainstream.

学校开设新课程<<双联班>>让小四高材班学生与主流小四学生一起学习、交流


Took in non-Chinese pupils who are reading Chinese.

接受非华族的小一新生

Nan Hua Primary School which was founded in 1917, celebrates her 90th Anniverary. Nan Hua is honoured to have his Excellancy, President of the Republic of Singapore S.R. Nathan gracing this very special day.

2008

Build a New Indoor Sports Hall Ground Breaking Ceremony

School History 2008, Indoor Sports Hall and Library Extension Ground Breaking Ceremony 01

School History 2008, Indoor Sports Hall and Library Extension Ground Breaking Ceremony 01