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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.


義安小学的前身是義安女校,她创办于1940年。那年,義安公司的董事,包括已故的李伟南先生,扬缵文先生和其他的一些董事,在里峇峇利路其中一个董事所拥有的一所洋房,也就是今日的汽车公会大厦对面,创办了一所女校。1967年,学校开始招收男生并重新专注于学校的一切学习活动。

1980年,学校正式改名为義安小学。1982年,学校迁入马林百列现址。新校舍在1984330日由马林百列选区的国会议员,也是当时的国防部长兼卫生部第二部长吴作栋主持开幕仪式。

由于学生人数增加至超过1800人,校内的设施已不敷应用。为了应付新纪元的要求与挑战,教育部决定拆除学校而在原址兴建一所崭新的校舍。学校于1998年搬迁至丹戎加东路的临时校舍上课。

新的義安小学于200011月建竣,在我们的热切期待下,学校于200012月迁回马林百列上课。