School Galleries & Trails
Over the years, we have seen an increasing number of individuals and community groups step forward to play an active role in preserving our shared heritage. The NHB Heritage Grant Scheme has provided support for these heritage enthusiasts to develop heritage-related projects that seek to preserve and promote Singaporeans’ appreciation of heritage.
Woodlands Heritage Trail
By Woodlands Secondary School
Woodlands Heritage Trail aims to develop awareness and appreciation for the history and heritage of the Woodlands community. The trail has 3 different routes which highlight sites and architecture with social, religious, community, economic and nation-building significance. The pedagogy behind the trail involved a specific training programme for trail guides comprising the school's NE Ambassadors. By encouraging active citizenry amongst its students, the school deepened engagement with the immediate community, thereby strengthening social cohesion and community bonding through an understanding and appreciation for the heritage of Woodlands.
The Huamin Primary School Heritage Gallery
By Huamin Primary School
The Huamin Primary School Heritage Gallery is the pilot primary school project for the new heritage corners programme and was launched on 30 May 2014 by Associate Professor Mr Ho Peng Kee. The highlight of the Gallery is a 3D structure spelling out the school’s initials, HMPS, which is also used to house artefacts and a time capsule in specially fabricated display cut-outs.
The Balestier Hill Secondary School Heritage Gallery
By Balestier Hill Secondary School
The Balestier Hill Secondary School Heritage Gallery was launched on 7 June 2014 by then Minister for Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew. Established in the early years of Singapore's development, the school is at the heart of the community's heritage and this gallery is an opportunity to bring to life the rich history of the school and the community it serves.
The Tanjong Katong Secondary School Heritage Lab
By Tanjong Katong Secondary School
The Tanjong Katong Secondary School Heritage Lab is the pilot secondary school project for the new heritage corners programme and was launched on 11 Oct 2014 by then Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Ministry of Communications and Information Mr Lawrence Wong, who is also an alumnus of the school. The corner was conceptualised as a heritage “laboratory” where lessons can be conducted, enabling the corner to be an extension of the classroom.
The Crescent Girls' School Heritage Gallery
By Crescent Girls' School
The Crescent Girls' School Heritage Gallery was launched on 18 October 2014 and captures the contributions made by past principals, the school's journey, growth and its contributions to the immediate community since it was established 58 years ago in 1956.
The Heritage Gallery at Henry Park Primary School
By Henry Park Primary School
The Heritage Gallery at Henry Park Primary School was launched on 7th April 2015 and aims to build a sense of pride and belonging amongst former and present pupils of the school whilst instilling a sense of appreciation for the multicultural and multilingual aspects of the community.
The Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School Heritage Gallery
By Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
The Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School Heritage Gallery was launched on 10 April 2015 to record and honour the school's history and heritage, against the backdrop of Bishan and Singapore's history and development. The Gallery acts as a space to transmit the school's values to students, as well as to act as an extension to the National Education and Social Studies Curriculum.
Our Temasek Beginnings
By Temasek Secondary School
Our Temasek Beginnings traces the history and development of Bedok and Upper East Coast Road since the 1960s. The heritage gallery was launched on 15 April 2015 by the former Principal of Temasek Secondary School, Mrs Tan Suan Imm, and showcases various artefacts of the school and the surrounding areas.
The Broadrick Secondary School Heritage Gallery
By Broadrick Secondary School
The Broadrick Secondary School Heritage Gallery was launched on 24 April 2015 by Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim. Together with a heritage trail, it captures the rich and unique history of the school and its surrounding community of Dakota.
Jing Shan Celebrates 70 Good Years
By Jing Shan Primary School
Jing Shan Celebrates 70 Good Years was launched on 30 May 2015 by MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC Mr Ang Hin Kee. The Heritage Walk and Gallery aims to showcase the school’s 70 years of rich history tell the story of how the school has provided education to the Cheng San community since its inception in 1945.
Creating Connections: Reminiscing the good times in Bukit Timah
By Bukit Timah Primary School
Creating Connections: Reminiscing the good times in Bukit Timah is a heritage trail project by Bukit Timah Primary School (BTPS) to document and celebrate the heritage and development of Bukit Timah. It was launched on 5 June 2015 by then Minister of State for Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information Ms Sim Ann. BTPS was founded in 2001 from the merger of Bukit Batok East Primary School and Bukit Batok West Primary School.
Mee Toh School Heritage Centre
By Mee Toh School
Mee Toh School Heritage Centre was launched on 9 July 2014 by DPM Mr Teo Chee Hean to aid the learning of the school's history and the story of the founder, Venerable Sik Kong Hiap, through a 6-year school history curriculum.
The SPRING Heritage Corridor
By East Spring Primary School
The SPRING Heritage Corridor was launched on 24 July 2015 by Advisor to Tampines Changkat Grassroot Organisation Irene Ng. The project was conceptualised as an “external classroom” to supplement Social Studies, Character and Citizenship Education and National Education lessons.
Pei Tong Primary School & Clementi Community Heritage Gallery
By Pei Tong Primary School
Pei Tong Primary School & Clementi Community Heritage Gallery was launched on 24 July 2015 by Parliamentary Secretary and Mayor of South West District Ms Low Yen Ling. The Heritage Gallery focuses on enhancing learning beyond formal classroom and textbook lessons, emphasising the importance of belonging and playing an active role in the community and nation.
Heritage Wall @ Yu Neng
By Yu Neng Primary School
Heritage Wall @ Yu Neng was launched on 25 July 2015 by then Minister for Education Mr Heng Swee Keat. It forms a centrepiece to highlight how Yu Neng aims to educate, nurture and enable its students as 21st-century learners to pursue their dreams for a better future for their family, community and ultimately for Singapore.
Streets of Singapore: Then & Now
By West Grove Primary School
Streets of Singapore: Then & Now was launched on 6 August 2015. It provides the pupils an opportunity to gain better understanding of how land use in Singapore has changed over time to meet people's needs through housing and Singapore's extensive transportation network. It helps to foster a greater appreciation for the contributions of Singapore's early settlers towards the nation's growth through schools and places of interest.
Carita: A Life Built on Love
By St Anthony's Canossian Schools
Carita: A Life Built on Love was launched on 31 August 2015 to commemorate 135 years of Canossian education in Singapore. The project included enhancing the existing Canossian Heritage Gallery and a publication documenting 120 years of Canossian Education.
The MacPherson Heritage Gallery
By MacPherson Secondary School
The MacPherson Heritage Gallery was launched on 3 September 2015 to capture the school's history and to remember Singapore’s history and heritage, along with the history and heritage of the MacPherson community.
The Yusof Ishak Secondary School Heritage Gallery
By Yusof Ishak Secondary School
The Yusof Ishak Secondary School Heritage Gallery was launched on 23 September 2015 by then Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Kea. The event was also graced by the former Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Mr Hawazi Daipi, and the former First Lady, wife of the late Mr Yusof Ishak, Puan Noor Aishah. The Gallery features a replica of a 1960s era classroom and Foundation Stone.
The Learning Gallery
By Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)
The Learning Gallery was launched on 14 October 2015. The gallery aims to ignite interest in pupils to learn about the world and create global awareness in them through exhibits associated with thematic learning.
Anglo Chinese School (Independent) Heritage Gallery
By Anglo Chinese School (Independent)
Anglo Chinese School (Independent) Heritage Gallery was launched on 1 March 2016. It acts as a focal point for community heritage through documenting the school’s role and contributions towards nation building. The gallery also aims to foster a sense of school pride, belonging and identity to the school and Singapore amongst the students and alumni.
The Tanjong Katong Primary (TKP) Heritage Gallery
By Tanjong Katong Primary School
The Tanjong Katong Primary (TKP) Heritage Gallery was launched by MP Marine Parade GRC, Mr Lim Biow Chuan, on 19 November 2015. It provides an avenue for the extension of students’ learning of school's history and the developments of Katong beyond the classrooms in subjects such as Social Studies and National Education.
MAI Heritage Gallery
By Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah
MAI Heritage Gallery was launched by MP Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mr Saktiandi Supaat, on 30 January 2016. The gallery is in a form of travelling exhibition and it documents the history of the madrasah. The gallery aims to inspire students and encourage them to build a future through an understanding of the past and present.
The White Sands Primary Heritage Gallery
By White Sands Primary School
The White Sands Primary Heritage Gallery was launched on 12 March 2016 and it provides students the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of Singapore's history and their cultural roots as well as experience the richness of the multi-cultural society.
The Xinmin Secondary School Heritage Gallery
By Xinmin Secondary School
The Xinmin Secondary School Heritage Gallery was launched on 21 November 2015. It serves as a mini museum for the school and documents the school's history as well as the development of the community where the school used to be located.
Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future Heritage Gallery
By South View Primary School
Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future (Heritage Gallery) was launched by Director-General of Education, Mr Wong Siew Hoong on 11 March 2016. Through the rich showcase of interactive information, the project aims to forge the spirit of Singapore in the pupils where they will feel a sense of belonging and be connected to their school, community and nation.
The Hong Kah Secondary School Heritage Corner
By Hong Kah Secondary School
The Hong Kah Secondary School Heritage Corner was launched on 23 April 2016 and it showcases the school's history and heritage and aims to nurture a sense of identity, belonging and school pride.
The SJI Junior Heritage Gallery
By St Joseph's Institution (Junior)
The SJI Junior Heritage Gallery was launched on 20 November 2015. The gallery aims to inspire students and visitors with the stories of the people and school events, as part of the school's effort on values education. The gallery tells the story of every milestone the school had gone through since its founding, the successes of the school and the celebration of all the past and current pupils who had or are still making a positive impact on the society.
The Changkat Changi Secondary School Heritage Corner
By The Changkat Changi Secondary School
The Changkat Changi Secondary School Heritage Corner was launched on 8 April 2016 by Minister of State, Ministry of National Development, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Osman. The corner aims to foster a sense of pride and lasting respect for the school's and community's history and heritage.
The Yio Chu Kang Heritage Gallery
By Yio Chu Kang Secondary School
The Yio Chu Kang Heritage Gallery was launched on 22 April 2016 and it aims to heighten students' awareness of the school's history and Ang Mo Kio's heritage. The space serves as an alternative engaging platform to complement the teaching of Humanities subjects, Languages and Character and Citizenship Education.
VJC Heritage Trail
By Victoria Junior College
VJC Heritage Trail is a heritage walk around the campus and aims to celebrate VJC’s heritage and bring it into accessible spaces for students, staff and alumni; allowing them to develop a deeper appreciation of the school’s past and to integrate learning points and inspiration from heritage in daily college life. The VJC Heritage trail was launched on 23 July 2016 by Deputy Secretary (Culture) Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Board, Mrs Rosa Daniel.
Heritage Wall @ TPSS
By Tampines Secondary School
Heritage Wall @ TPSS was launched on 27 October 2016 and aims to document the history and heritage of the school to help students feel a sense of belonging to the school, community and nation.
Heritage Gallery at St Gabriel's School
By St Gabriel's Secondary School
Heritage Gallery at St Gabriel's School was launched on 18 November 2016 with the objectives of promoting better understanding of school's and Upper Serangoon district's history as well as fostering community-based understanding, cooperation and acitivities for inter-racial and inter-religious harmony.
Treasures of Time
By CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)
CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) is the first all-girls Catholic primary school in Singapore. Founded in 1854, the school is the oldest of the 11 Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus schools in Singapore. Treasures of Time was launched on 27 May 2016 by Ambassador Chan Heng Chee and it aims to promote the importance of commitment to nation building through an understanding of valuable contributions of pioneering women.
Heritage Gallery @ St. Margaret’s Secondary
By St Margaret's Secondary School
Heritage Gallery @ St. Margaret’s Secondary was launched on 10 February 2017 by Mrs. Chua-Lim Yen Ching, Deputy Director-General of Education (Professional Development) and Executive Director, Academy of Singapore Teachers. The Heritage Gallery is a rich culmination of the school's history and memories. It is an avenue for their staff and students to get in touch with history and heritage, build a stronger sense of their identity and belonging, their community, and their place in the world. The Heritage Gallery also value-adds the teaching and learning outcomes in the areas of Character and Citizenship Education, History and Social Studies.
The Heritage Corner at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Secondary
By Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
The Heritage Corner at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ Secondary was launched on 14 Oct 2016 and it serves as a space to document the school’s rich history, along with the community heritage and the national heritage. Students will be able to learn how their school has played a part in shaping education of the girls who lived in this community. Through the Heritage Corner, the school aims to inspire the students to grow in character, in line with the school’s ethos and founding beliefs, and follow the footsteps of alumni who have gone on to contribute to community at large.
The National Education Hub @ ITE College Central
By ITE College Central
The National Education Hub @ ITE College Central was launched on 16 February 2017 and serves as a platform to cultivate a sense of belonging and to build the Singapore identity through the shared values of meritocracy, multi-racism, fairness and justice. The NE Hub displays Singapore’s history and heritage in varying passages, from the “Past” to “Present” and into the “Future”. Through this “Journey in Time”, the school aims to incite an emotive experience in the visitors and at the same time, enhancing a key message that the events of the past are building blocks to the present and creation of a legacy for the future.
Lianhua Primary School Heritage Tower
By Lianhua Primary School
Lianhua Primary School Heritage Tower was launched by Ms Low Yen Ling, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mayor South West CDC on 17 November 2016. The Heritage Tower aims to showcase the school's history and cultivate a sense of belonging and solidarity in the students. The space also serves as an alternative engaging platform to complement subjects such as Social Studies.
The St Anthony's Primary Heritage Gallery
By St Anthony’s Primary School
The St Anthony's Primary Heritage Gallery was launched on 21 November 2015. The heritage gallery serves as points of information and reminder of the school's history and heritage where students can learn about what it means to be Anthonian and what schooling was like when the school was founded. They would also learn to appreciate the privileges granted to them as students of today.
The Teck Whye Secondary School Heritage Corridor
By Teck Whye Secondary School
The Teck Whye Secondary School Heritage Corridor was launched on 15 April 2016 by Acting Minister for Education (Schools) Mr Ng Chee Meng. The Heritage Corridor documents the history and heritage of the school and the community and it aims to cultivate a sense of appreciation and interest in heritage. The highlights of the corridor are the mock-ups of the old and new train and classroom.
The Townsville Heritage Gallery
By Townsville Primary School
The Townsville Heritage Gallery was launched on 21 July 2016 by Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education, Dr Janil Puthucheary with the objectives of capturing and presenting shared memories of the school and its community, Ang Mo Kio, and in the wider context of the nation.
The Canossa Heritage Gallery
By Canossa Convent Primary School
The Canossa Heritage Gallery was launched on 23 August 2016 by Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ms Low Yen Ling. The gallery aims to showcase the growth of this institution since its roots, the inception before the world war and its evolution into an Eduplex 75 years thereafter. Having survived the WWII with the British and Japanese occupation within this premise, a rich history belies this site with much to be said about its contribution to society at large.