HOME > About Us > History
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Jurongville Secondary School (JVS) was established on 15 Dec 1993. A pioneer group of 9 teachers, together with the addition of 15 more teachers later in the year, formed the nucleus of the new school. The first Principal was Mdm Sun Huey Min, who was concurrently the Principal of Commonwealth Secondary School. Mdm Sun served as the school’s Principal from Dec 1993 to Dec 1995. It was under her guidance that the pioneer batch of HODs and teachers, crafted the school’s crest, song, motto, mission and vision. In Jan 1994, JVS, housed within Commonwealth Secondary itself, opened its doors to 507 Secondary One pupils, spread over 14 classes - 6 Express, 5 Normal Academic and 3 Normal Technical.
In Dec 1995, JVS welcomed Mr Mohd Khairunan as its next Principal. At the same time, it bade farewell to Commonwealth Secondary School which relocated to new premises. JVS remained on the same site and officially took over the location as its home. In Jul 1997, the school was officially opened by Mr Kenneth Chen Koon Lap, then-Member of Parliament for Hong Kah GRC. Later on, a new extension block was built. This was officially opened by Ms Ho Peng, then-Deputy Director Schools 2, Ministry of Education, on 17 Apr 1999.
In Dec 2000, Mr Ong Kock Hua took over as the third Principal of JVS. It was under his leadership that the Cluster Science Learning Centre was officially opened on 19 Apr 2002. The Guest of Honour was Professor Leo Tan, then-Director, National Institute of Education. It was also during his tenure that the school celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The celebrations were launched by Mr Lim Boon Heng, then-Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC, during the Speech and Prize-Giving Day on 9 May 2003.
Mr. Shawal Bin Hussin took over as the fourth Principal from Dec 2006. Under his leadership, the school underwent PRIME (Project for Renovating and IMproving Existing Schools) from 2010 to 2011. The new campus with enhanced facilities opened up many opportunities for innovative and impactful teaching and learning experiences for the students. In 2013, JVS’s “Sports for Life” programme, which focuses on building character through sports, was accorded MOE’s niche status.
Mr Benny Lee Kah Chong took over the baton as the fifth Principal in 2013. Under his leadership, the school expanded the students’ learning experiences with the launch of its Applied Learning Programme, “In Heath We Thrive – Connecting the Science and Skills in Health and Wellness” which aims to provide students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) authenthic learning experiences. He was also vital in advancing the staff professional development with the J’LEaD (Leadership Exposure and Development) and J’TeACH (Teacher Advisor Coaching with a Heart) programmes to impact the quality of student’s learning.
The incumbent Principal, Mdm Flora Ong Fei Min, took over in Dec 2015.
Informal feedback from stakeholders as well as members of the community indicated that JVS is respected and well-thought of by the immediate neighbourhood. It has managed to establish itself as a reputable school; one that is capable of providing quality, holistic education. These views are supported by the increasing number of pupils choosing JVS as their choice.