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School History

Hong Kah Secondary School (HKSS) started operation in 1994 with 14 Secondary One classes. There were 6 Express, 5 Normal(Academic) and 3 Normal (Technical) classes.  It was the holding school for Pioneer Secondary School which moved to their own school in 1995.
 
Hong Kah Secondary School was officially opened by the MP of Hong Kah GRC, Mr Harun A. Ghani on 28 June 1996. The school presented its first batch of pupils for the GCE 'O' and 'N' Level Examinations in 1997. The year 1998   saw the school offering its full  complement of examination  candidates, which included its first batch of  Sec 5N pupils.
 
The school functioned as a single session for 3 years and became double session in 1997 as the enrolment increased to 1200 pupils. In line with the National Education Policy, the school has become single session since the year 2000. 
 
The table below shows changes of leadership in the school :

PrincipalVIce-Principal
Mrs Yeo Chin Nam (1994  - 1997)Mrs Tan Sor Poh (1994)
Mrs Lee Swee Chun (internal, 1994-1997)
Ms Tay Bee Hian Dorothy (1997 – 2001)Mr Tan Chin Eng Adolphus (1997 - 1998)
Mr Ho Soo Guang (1998 - 2000)
Mrs Mary Bay Chua May Lin (2001 - 2007)Mr Yeo Wee Chong (2000 - 2002)
Miss Wong Yu Yuh (2002 -  2004)
Mr Mohamed Razali (2004 - 2006)
Mrs Tan Wan Yu (2007 - 2013)Mrs Tonnine Chua (2004 - 2008)
Ms Chew Tock Lee (2009 - 2011)
Mdm Sung Mee Har (2013 -        ) Mdm Cheong Siew Lee Valerie (2010 -    )
Mr Yong Mun Chong (2012 -          ) 

Origin Of The Name Hong Kah

Hong Kah is named after the Hong Kah GRC but the term originated from the old Hong Kah Village in Jurong.  The village, more popularly known in Teochew as ‘Hong Kah Choon’ which means  ‘Christian Village’.

The village started when the pastor of St. John’s Church applied from the Government the use of 10 parcels of land.  The land was distributed to 10 Church member-families, including one for the Church itself.

However, the whole Jurong area was redeveloped.  The original village and its inhabitants were relocated but the name was retained – at least phonologically.  Now, the term in Mandarin (丰嘉) encompasses the meaning of abundance and praises.
 
HKSS is proud to take its name after Hong Kah GRC.  Indeed, HKSS aims to serve the larger Hong Kah community and beyond.