Secondary School Open House: November 2023

Keen to visit secondary schools before the release of the PSLE results in late November? Many secondary schools will be holding their open house events around mid-November, and it’s great if you and your child can check out a few schools.

Before you shortlist schools, set aside time to chat with your child about their secondary school aspirations. Here are three ways to approach such conversations:

Focus on Self-Awareness & Personal Growth

Is your child able to state what they’re good at, and where they might need to fill gaps? By understanding your child’s strengths and areas for growth, you’ll be better equipped to choose a school environment that both nurtures their talents and offers support where they need it. 

Here are some reflection questions to discuss with your child:

  • What do you consider to be your top strengths at school?
  • Are there areas where you feel you’d like extra support or help?
  • Did you face a challenge in school this year? How did you handle it?

If your child knows their strengths, look for schools with programmes and co-curricular activities to nurture your child’s talents. If your child needs academic support, you might want to search for schools with strong remedial and peer tutoring programmes.

Discuss Interests & Future Aspirations

To choose a school that will pave the path towards your child’s aspirations, ask your child these questions:

  • What subjects or activities excite you the most?
  • Are there new clubs or activities you’re hoping to join in secondary school?
  • Can you recall a memorable project or activity in primary school? Why was it memorable?
  • What would you like to achieve in the next few years at school?

If your child is passionate about specific subjects or co-curricular activities, search for schools with strong programmes in these areas. Does your child prefer project-based or hands-on learning? Look for schools with an experiential or project-based curriculum.

Talk About Relationships & Social Dynamics

How your child connects with peers, handles conflicts, and views their educators will play a pivotal role in their school experience. This is why it’s important to understand your child’s social needs, and here are some questions that you can ask:

  • What qualities do you value in a friend?
  • How do you feel about attending a new school?
  • What do you expect from your teachers, and what do you think they expect from you?

If your child values friends and teachers who motivate them to be their best, consider schools with rigorous academic programmes and a culture of excellence. On the other hand, if they want a kind-hearted and supportive network, you can seek out schools known for their community spirit and emphasis on character education.

What to Ask at the School Open House

After talking to your child, you should be better equipped to shortlist secondary schools. If you plan to attend open house events, here are five essential questions to ask, to get a better sensing on what makes the school unique:

    • What does this school do really well, in your opinion? (You can ask this question to teachers and existing students.)
    • How would you describe the school spirit here? Are there any special events or traditions that capture this feeling? (Both students and teachers should be able to answer this question.)
    • What opportunities or programmes does this school offer that aren’t commonly found at other schools? (This is a good question for teachers and school leaders.)
    • How does the school ensure student safety, both physically and emotionally? (This is a question for school leaders, and it’s especially important if your child has previously experienced bullying or conflicts at school.)
  • Can you tell me about a student who has experienced growth or achieved something special, due to the strong support of the school? (If you have the chance to have a one-to-one conversation with a school leader or teacher, you can ask questions that require more effort to answer.)

Secondary School Open House Dates

Below, we’ve compiled a list of secondary school open house events in November 2023. For the most accurate information, please refer to the school websites. If the school that you are interested in has not announced an event, please contact them directly for the latest updates.

School Open House Location
Anderson Secondary School 18 Nov Ang Mo Kio
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School e-Open House Ang Mo Kio
CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School   Ang Mo Kio
Deyi Secondary School   Ang Mo Kio
Mayflower Secondary School   Ang Mo Kio
Presbyterian High School 18 Nov Ang Mo Kio
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School e-Open House Ang Mo Kio
Anglican High School 25 Nov Bedok
Bedok Green Secondary School 25 Nov Bedok
Bedok South Secondary School 26 Nov Bedok
Bedok View Secondary School   Bedok
Damai Secondary School e-Open House (from 18 Nov) Bedok
St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School 18 Nov Bedok
St Patrick’s School   Bedok
Temasek Junior College   Bedok
Temasek Secondary School 18 Nov Bedok
Victoria School   Bedok
Catholic High School (Secondary)   Bishan
Guangyang Secondary School 25 Nov Bishan
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School 18 Nov Bishan
Peirce Secondary School   Bishan
Raffles Institution   Bishan
Whitley Secondary School 25 Nov Bishan
Bukit Batok Secondary School 25 Nov Bukit Batok
Bukit View Secondary School 18 Nov Bukit Batok
Dunearn Secondary School 18 Nov Bukit Batok
Hillgrove Secondary School 25 Nov Bukit Batok
Swiss Cottage Secondary School   Bukit Batok
Bukit Merah Secondary School 18 Nov Bukit Merah
CHIJ St Theresa’s Convent 14 Nov Bukit Merah
Crescent Girls’ School   Bukit Merah
Gan Eng Seng School   Bukit Merah
Assumption English School 22 to 26 Nov Bukit Panjang
Greenridge Secondary School 18 Nov Bukit Panjang
West Spring Secondary School   Bukit Panjang
Zhenghua Secondary School   Bukit Panjang
Hwa Chong Institution   Bukit Timah
Methodist Girls’ School   Bukit Timah
Nanyang Girls’ High School   Bukit Timah
National Junior College (Secondary)   Bukit Timah
St Margaret’s School (Secondary)   Bukit Timah
Outram Secondary School   Central
Bukit Panjang Government High School 18 Nov Choa Chu Kang
Chua Chu Kang Secondary School   Choa Chu Kang
Kranji Secondary School 18 Nov Choa Chu Kang
Regent Secondary School   Choa Chu Kang
Unity Secondary School   Choa Chu Kang
Clementi Town Secondary School   Clementi
Kent Ridge Secondary School 11 Nov Clementi
Nan Hua High School 25 Nov Clementi
Broadrick Secondary School   Geylang
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)   Geylang
Manjusri Secondary School 3 Nov Geylang
Bowen Secondary School 18 Nov Hougang
Holy Innocents’ High School   Hougang
Hougang Secondary School   Hougang
Montfort Secondary School 25 Nov Hougang
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) 18 Nov Hougang
Serangoon Secondary School   Hougang
Xinmin Secondary School 11 Nov Hougang
Yuying Secondary School 18 Nov Hougang
Commonwealth Secondary School   Jurong East
Crest Secondary School   Jurong East
Jurongville Secondary School   Jurong East
Boon Lay Secondary School   Jurong West
Fuhua Secondary School 18 Nov Jurong West
Hua Yi Secondary School   Jurong West
Jurong Secondary School 18 Nov Jurong West
Jurong West Secondary School   Jurong West
Juying Secondary School   Jurong West
River Valley High School   Jurong West
Westwood Secondary School 18 Nov Jurong West
Yuan Ching Secondary School   Jurong West
Yuhua Secondary School e-Open House Jurong West
Bendemeer Secondary School   Kallang
Dunman High School   Kallang
CHIJ Katong Convent   Marine Parade
Chung Cheng High School (Main) 18 Nov Marine Parade
Tanjong Katong Girls’ School   Marine Parade
Tanjong Katong Secondary School   Marine Parade
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)   Novena
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School 18 Nov Novena
St Joseph’s Institution   Novena
Hai Sing Catholic School 18 Nov Pasir Ris
Loyang View Secondary School   Pasir Ris
Meridian Secondary School e-Open House (20 Nov) Pasir Ris
Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School 25 Nov Pasir Ris
Edgefield Secondary School 18 Nov Punggol
Greendale Secondary School 18 Nov Punggol
Punggol Secondary School   Punggol
Yusof Ishak Secondary School 18 Nov Punggol
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)   Queenstown
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary)   Queenstown
New Town Secondary School 25 Nov Queenstown
Queenstown Secondary School   Queenstown
Queensway Secondary School   Queenstown
Canberra Secondary School 25 Nov Sembawang
Sembawang Secondary School   Sembawang
CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent   Seng Kang
Compassvale Secondary School 18 Nov Seng Kang
Nan Chiau High School 18 Nov Seng Kang
North Vista Secondary School   Seng Kang
Pei Hwa Secondary School 18 Nov Seng Kang
Seng Kang Secondary School   Seng Kang
Peicai Secondary School   Serangoon
Serangoon Garden Secondary School   Serangoon
St Gabriel’s Secondary School e-Open House (18 Nov) Serangoon
Zhonghua Secondary School 11 Nov Serangoon
Changkat Changi Secondary School   Tampines
Dunman Secondary School 11 Nov Tampines
East Spring Secondary School 8 to 10 Nov Tampines
Junyuan Secondary School 18 Nov Tampines
Ngee Ann Secondary School 18 Nov Tampines
Pasir Ris Secondary School   Tampines
Springfield Secondary School   Tampines
St Hilda’s Secondary School e-Open House (24 Nov) Tampines
Tampines Secondary School   Tampines
Bartley Secondary School   Toa Payoh
Beatty Secondary School e-Open House (14 Nov, 18 Nov) Toa Payoh
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School e-Open House (11 Nov) Toa Payoh
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) e-Open House (11 Nov) Toa Payoh
Maris Stella High School (Secondary) 25 Nov Toa Payoh
Raffles Girls’ School e-Open House Toa Payoh
St Andrew’s Secondary School e-Open House (18 Nov) Toa Payoh
Admiralty Secondary School   Woodlands
Christ Church Secondary School 24 to 25 Nov Woodlands
Evergreen Secondary School 18 Nov Woodlands
Marsiling Secondary School 25 Nov Woodlands
Riverside Secondary School 18 Nov Woodlands
Spectra Secondary School   Woodlands
Woodgrove Secondary School   Woodlands
Woodlands Ring Secondary School 18 Nov Woodlands
Woodlands Secondary School   Woodlands
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School   Yishun
Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)   Yishun
Naval Base Secondary School Nov (TBA) Yishun
Northbrooks Secondary School   Yishun
Northland Secondary School 17 Nov Yishun
Orchid Park Secondary School 25 Nov Yishun
Yishun Secondary School 18 Nov Yishun
Yishun Town Secondary School   Yishun