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sch_history.jpgNgee Ann Primary School History

Ngee Ann Primary School has its roots in 1940. That year, the Ngee Ann Kongsi's Board of Directors which comprised the late Mr Lee Wee Nam, the late Mr Yeo Chan Boon, the late Mr Lim Kim Seng and a few other members set up a girls' school in a bungalow owned by a Kongsi member at River Valley Road, opposite what is now the AA building. It was named Ngee Ann Girls' School. In 1967, it started accepting male pupils and refocused its activities to become a primary school.

In 1980, it took on its current name. In 1982, the school relocated to its current premises at Marine Parade. It was officially opened on 30 March 1984 by the Marine Parade MP, Mr Goh Chok Tong, who was then the Minister of Defence and Second Minister for Health.

With the increasing pupil enrolment of more than 1800, the premises and facilities became inadequate. Hence, in order to meet the demands and challenges of the new millennium, the Ministry of Education decided to demolish the building and rebuild a new one on-site. The school then moved to a holding school at Tanjong Katong Road in December 1998.

The new Ngee Ann Primary School building henceforth was ready by November 2000. With much anticipation, the school finally moved back to Marine Parade in December 2000.