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East Spring Secondary School was set up in 1999. This was deeply entwined with
the history of Tampines, where a school was needed to meet the growing
families in the area.
During this time, the Ministry of Education was embarking on its Thinking
Schools, Learning Nation framework and East Spring’s pioneer staff and pupils
were at the forefront of twenty-first century pedagogies with its new and up-to-
Nurturing the Holistic Child in the 21st Century
East Spring Secondary School was quick to adapt to MOE’s Teach Less Learn
More phase, with overseas learning journeys, charity bazaar and fund raising
and its various community engagements.
Through our various programmes, this was supported by our R2ISE (and its
eventual refinement to R3ISE) values that anchor our weekly lifeskills
programme. This is complemented by our weekly Success for Learning (SFL)
programme that is tailored specifically for the diverse needs of our students.
A New Era
MOE’s announcement in 2011 regarding the shift towards a student-centric
values-driven education affirmed what we have always been doing at East
Spring. We continued to develop East Springians into Creative Learners, Upright
Citizens, and Global Thinkers, with the Global Thinkers Curriculum and the
Student Leadership Programme to further prepare our students for the 21 st
The Lee Hsien Loon Award Award for Innovations in Normal Course that we
received in 2017 affirmed our efforts and approach of yesteryears. We will
continue to focus on our three main domains – teaching and learning, character
development, and student leadership development – to continue designing
learning experiences that will bring out the best in every student.