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2020 is a special year for Xinmin Secondary School as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary. Over the past 75 years, Xinmin has grown from a village school to the outstanding institution that it is today. As the first government school offering three academic tracks to be awarded the School Excellence Award (SEA) – the pinnacle award presented by the Ministry of Education to schools that are recognised for their excellence in school practices and student outcomes – Xinmin Secondary School continues to keep abreast with developments in education to prepare our students well for an exciting future ahead.
Beyond providing them with a strong foundation for further learning, we equip all our students with 21st century competencies by infusing the development of competencies like critical and analytical thinking, collaboration and leadership in our daily teaching and learning, and through our school programmes. We want our students to be actively engaged in learning and provide opportunities for students to create, connect and cultivate in the process of teaching and learning. In line with our nation’s aspiration to become a Smart Nation, we also harness technology with resources on the Student Learning Space.
The secondary school years are a time where students explore their different interests and strengths and work towards their aspirations. We support this by offering our students multiple opportunities to discover and pursue their interests and passions, and through these experiences, develop holistically. It is also for this reason that we offer a range of options to our students in both the academic and co-curricular areas. We expose students to some of the knowledge, skills and concepts in Drama and Computing via our signature programmes, RefleXions@Xinmin and Coding@Xinmin, respectively. Students who have discovered their talents and interests in these subjects may subsequently offer them at the Upper Secondary level.
Complementing the rigorous and enriching school-based curriculum, our school also offers state-of-the-art facilities like the Creative Arts Complex for our students to extend their learning of, and deepen their appreciation for the arts. It also presents our students with a platform to perform for the community and through this, build positive relationships with our neighbours in the community.
Of course, Xinmin Secondary School could not have achieved all this without our fraternity of committed and competent staff members and strong support from our stakeholders. The trust and confidence, parents have given to the school have played a significant role in how the school can continue to deliver the best educational experience for each of our students. In particular, we closely partner the parents of our students to develop good character and better support the learning of each child.
Our Alumni and School Advisory Committee (SAC) have also been generous in providing guidance and resource support, and in sharing their expertise in contributing to providing a better learning environment and school experience for our students. Testament to the strong support our school receives from our Alumni and SAC include, fund raising for the construction of our Creative Arts Complex, and the recognition for good performance from staff and students. We also appreciate our community and educational partners in providing the opportunities and support for our students to discover their talents and develop important values and competencies.
Here in Xinmin, we are committed to developing our students into Curious Learners, Compassionate Contributors and Confident Leaders. Indeed, Xinmin Secondary School has an established tradition of producing graduates who move on to create positive impact in their respective fields. We would like to extend a warm welcome to the new members to our Xinmin family and we are confident that you, like many others before you, will benefit from and enjoy the Xinmin experience!