Nanyang Primary School

Nanyang Primary School

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  • About Nanyang Primary School

    Primary School
    Co-Ed School
    Government-Aided School
    Single Session
    Gifted Education Programme (GEP)
    Special Assistance Plan (SAP)

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  • School Vision

    Learners of Character, Leaders in Action

  • School Mission

    Developing our pupils to reach their fullest potential within a bicultural environment that is steeped in diligence, prudence, respectability and simplicity, thereby enabling them to contribute to society.

  • School Philosophy, Culture and Ethos

    Nanyang Primary School (NYPS) was established in 1917 as the primary section of The Singapore Nanyang Girls' School. NYPS was separated from the secondary section in 1978 due to increasing pupil enrolment and has functioned as a single-session school since 2004. It was accorded the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) status in 1984. In 1990, it began to offer MOE's Gifted Education Programme (GEP).

    The school strives to provide an education which prepares the students beyond academic excellence. With the provision of a bi-cultural learning environment, students are nurtured to be learners of character and leaders who will create a positive impact on their communities and society.

    The Nanyang Curriculum adopts the Head, Heart and Hands approach for the holistic development of the students, as the school believes that internalisation, reflection and putting into action values and skills, are key to learning. The key leverage for the holistic development of students in the Nanyang Curriculum is differentiation which caters to students' different learning needs. Building on its rich Chinese traditions and values while equipping our students with 21st century skills and competencies underscores curriculum innovation in NYPS.

    An extensive culture for learning and innovation permeates the school as evident in the whole school embarking on the Professional Learning Community (PLC) journey, introducing Lesson Study (LS) as an additional tool to Action Research (AR) and Learning Circle (LC) for teachers to implement curriculum innovations that will deepen their pedagogical knowledge.

    The school also believes in establishing strong partnership for the holistic development of students. The key partners comprising the School Management Committee, Nanyang Schools Alumni Association and Parent Teacher Association work collaboratively to preserve the NYPS spirit and identity, reinforcing the values-based culture via role-modelling and their contributions and support.

What are the distinctive programmes?

  • Building Cultural Quotience Through Dance

    Learning for Life Programme (LLP) / Music and performing arts

  • Problem-Solving Through Maker Education

    Applied Learning Programme (ALP) / Innovation and enterprise

What are the subjects?

Civics & Moral Education
Co-Curricular Activities
English Language
Foundation English
Foundation Mathematics
Health Education
Higher Chinese
Individualised Study Option
Physical Education
Social Studies

What are the co-curricular activities (CCAs)?

Visual and Performing Arts

Art and Craft Club

Chinese Calligraphy Society


Dance - Chinese

Ensemble - String

Orchestra - Chinese

Physical Sports

Artistic Gymnastics




Swimming / Flippa Ball

Table Tennis


Track and Field


Uniformed Groups

Boys' Brigade


Girls' Brigade


Clubs and Societies

Chess Club

Green Club

Robotics Club

Weiqi Club

What are the specialised facilities and resources?

  • Allied educators (Learning and behavioural support)