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Pasir Ris Secondary School had its humble beginnings on 2 nd January 1985 at Chongzheng Primary School, our temporary premise, with 11 Secondary One classes and 16 teaching staff. It was the first secondary school to be established in Tampines. On 8 th April 1985, the pupils and staff of the school finally moved into the new school building. It was a day of joy and a new beginning. To ensure that the school had soul and character, the staff members constantly tried to instil a sense of pride and responsibility in all the students. 

Pasir Ris Secondary School was identified for PRIME and was move to a holding school at the former Temasek Secondary & Primary Schools location. The school was upgraded from Jan 2006 to Dec 2007. 

The School move back to its formal location in January 2008. The opportunities offered in PRIME with an indoor sport hall are designed to mount and enhance pedagogical practices and co-curricular programmes to bring the school to greater heights. 


Official Opening

On the 20th August 1987 at 1730hrs the Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Defence) and Member of Parliament for Tampines, Mr Phua Bah Lee, officially opened the school. 

School Building Extension

In 1997, building extension project started immediately after the GCE ‘O’ Level examination to add on more classrooms for the school to go single session in 2000. The school began its single session on 2 nd January 2000 with 39 classes. 


VIP Visits

Minister for Education, Mr Lee Yock Suan visited our school on the 25 th of February 1993. 

First Lady Mrs Umi Nathan, celebrated Teachers’ Day with us on 31 Aug 2000. 
Acting Minister of Education, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam visited our school on the 7 th of August 2002. 


Most Improved School

In 2002, Pasir Ris Secondary School was listed in MOE’s ‘Most Improved Schools’ list for its performance in ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level for the year 2001. 

School Excellence Model

In 2002, the school went through its first SEM external validation in an effort to put in place key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of its programmes as well as to assess and review its key processes.