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CHR History


The history of Christ Church School dates back to 1953 when it was registered as a private school, run by the Anglican Diocese, at Dorset Road. However, due to declining enrolment in 1972, Christ Church and the Anglican Diocese decided to convert the school into a Government-Grant-in- Aid school. In 1973, Christ Church School became a fully government-aided school and was renamed Christ Church Secondary School (CHR). The school started functioning with eight Secondary One classes. In 1985, CHR Secondary School moved to the Tyrwhitt location, taking over the old premises of Victoria School on 15 June. Through sheer hard work and determination, the school pushed ahead to provide value-added education to her students, achieving commendable academic awards as well as improving standing as a school that believes in holistic education driven by students’ needs, talents and abilities.

A new lease of life was further injected when an entirely new campus in Woodlands, equipped with the latest technology for teaching and learning was designated for the relocation of the school in December 2001. Holding fast to her belief that every person has worth and that his/her development can be nurtured to the optimum, CHR Secondary School continues to refine her curriculum to develop the well-rounded student who is confident to face the challenges of the ever-changing society.

Today, we are proud to develop students equipped with the 21st Century skills to be of service to the nation.

Milestones In History
 1953Founded as Christ Church School, a private educational institute at Dorset Road within the Christ Church Parish. The Principal was Revd Canon Samuel Baboo.
 1973Evolved into a government-aided mission school overseen by the Anglican Diocese of Singapore and was renamed Christ Church Secondary School (CHR). The Principal was Mr Daniel Kovipillai. 
  1985Expanded and shifted to 2 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207523.  
 2001Relocated to 20 Woodlands Drive 17 Singapore 737924. Christ Church Secondary School’s Dedication Ceremony was officiated by Rt. Rev. Dr. John Chew, Bishop of the Diocese of Singapore, on 14 December. New School Crest was unveiled. 
 2002 Official handing-over ceremony of Christ Church Secondary School.
 2004CHR’s official School Opening was officiated by Dr. Ong Chit Chung, Member of Parliament for the Jurong GRC. 
2010Inaugural Public Concert ‘Music Moments’ on 24 Nov @ Republic Polytechnic. 
2012Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boonwattana School, Nakhonratchasima, Thailand, on 8 August. 
2012Official Opening of the Indoor Sports Hall by Mr Vikram Nair, Advisor to Admiralty Grassroots Organisations, on 23rd Nov 
2013Official Opening of the Student Drop-In Centre (DIC) by Bishop, Revd Rennis Ponniah, the Diocese of Singapore, on 21st April 
2013 Attained School Niche Status (Outdoor Adventure Learning) in May.
 2013Signing of Letter Of Intent (LOI) with the School of Sports, Heath and Leisure, Republic Polytechnic, on 22nd November. 
2014 1st batch of Sec 1 intake joined CHR under the Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise to build our niche programme.
2014Commencement of Learning for Life Programme (LLP), formerly known as the School Niche Programme, in the area of Sports and Outdoor Education. 
 2015 Commencement of ALP.

School Management Committee Chairman
1973 to 1974Mr S E Jesudason
1974 to 1977Mr P V Samuel
1977 to 1981Mr Davis Chandra Paul
1982 to 1988Mr John Navamani
1988 to 1994Mr K C Selvadurai
1994 to 2012Mr Lau Wan Keong
2012 to date
Mr Andrew Tay Shao Peng

Our Principals
1953 to 1972Revd Canon Samuel Baboo
Mr S E Jesudason
1973 to 1981 Mr Daniel Kovipillai
1981 to 1988Mr Gabriel Rajamoorthy
1988 to 1990Mr Victor Wee Tai Tien
1990 to 1992 Mr David Chen Chee Kang
1992 to 1997Mr Koh Boon Long
1998 to 2002Mr Victor Giam Chong Guan
2002 to 2008Mr Ang Chee Seng
2009 to 2014Mrs Yeo Chin Nam
2015 to 2021 Mr David Lau Yan Boon
2021 to dateMr Adrian Tay Juncheng 

Our Chaplains
1953 to 1972Revd Canon Samuel Baboo
1973 to 1981Revd Canon C A Caldwell
1981 to 1989 Revd J. Villie Devapiragasam
1989 to 1992Revd Kingsley Ponniah
1992 to 2001Revd Canon Dr. A George Karunakaran
2002 to 2007Revd John Sim Teck Chuan
2007 to 2010 Revd Daniel Wee
2011 to 2016Revd Tang Wai Lung
2016 to dateRevd William Tham Kok Meng