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Relocation of YISS in 2021

- MOE Press release 13 SEP 2018


        To meet the demand for secondary school places in Punggol, MOE will be relocating Yusof Ishak Secondary School to a new site in Punggol in 2021. The school is currently located in a part of Bukit Batok where demand for school places is falling.  

      Yusof Ishak Secondary School was established in 1965 as Jubilee Integrated Secondary School and was renamed Yusof Ishak Secondary School in 1966. The school is named after the first President of Singapore, the late Mr Yusof Ishak, and opened by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 1966.

        By relocating Yusof Ishak Secondary School to Punggol, we will be able to preserve the established history and rich culture of the school, and its contribution to the teaching fraternity through the Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), which it currently hosts.


        Yusof Ishak Secondary School’s new school site at Punggol will continue to host the CTLE, with better facilities provided. These include an interactive learning centre with video streaming capabilities, a learning lab with an attached observation room, an enlarged classroom with additional space for observers, and a covered breakout space for outdoor learning activities.

        The CTLE was set up in September 2015 as a partnership between Yusof Ishak Secondary School, the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST), and the National Institute of Education (NIE). CTLE offers a new model of professional development to strengthen the connection between theory and practice in pedagogy. This is done by providing more authentic and applied learning opportunities for pre-and in-service teachers to learn by observing innovative pedagogies in a real classroom setting.

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