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Our Principal's Message

Welcome to the web-site of Manjusri Secondary School (MJR).  We are a government-aided school that enjoys the support of the Singapore Buddhist Federation in our inclusive approach to educating all students.  Our school sees its mission as nurturing Passionate Learners and Compassionate Leaders who are future-ready and anchored in values.  We want Manjusrians to be confident engaged learners who are able to face future challenges with courage and resilience; as well as responsible citizens who possess a moral compass and a sense of their purpose and place in society. 

Our vision is to be a Vibrant Learning Community distinguished by Wisdom, Conduct, Benevolence and Aspiration.  Teachers strive to be respected for their professionalism, expertise and integrity (Wisdom & Conduct) in building a culture of learning.  As an educational institution, we seek to embody a spirit of charity and kindness balanced against the pursuit of excellence (Benevolence & Aspiration).  

The school’s signature programmes include (1) Smart City & Assistive Technologies - introducing students through guided team projects to the use of electronics, computing and design engineering to improve the lives of the elderly and disabled; or to create a sustainable environment (2) Learning through the Arts - strengthening students’ exposure to and appreciation of various art forms (music, art and drama) as an avenue for self-expression and to develop their confidence and imagination. Prestigious Mee Toh Foundation Arts Scholarships are awarded to students who are able to balance their studies with active contribution in the performing arts (Band, Chinese Dance, Chinese Orchestra, Choir); (3) Building Learning Power – cultivation of habits and dispositions so that students become learners who can work together with peers in order to face challenges with resilience, resourcefulness and reflectiveness. Our teachers have also begun to introduce elements of Mindfulness in the school character development curriculum. Through the teaching of both thinking skills and mindfulness strategies, students will be equipped with the tools for effective learning and to deal with problems with greater confidence and composure.

MJR students achieved some of the school’s best academic results at the 2018 GCE O level examinations.  96.8% of our Express course students qualified for Polytechnic courses and 77.6% were eligible to apply for ‘A’ level studies at Junior Colleges or Millennia Institute. This was the strongest performance by a cohort in the past 7 years. In the GCE N level examinations of 2018, the Normal Academic classes also attained improved value-added results. 78.9% of candidates obtained 5 or more passes. Almost 70% also qualified for progression to Sec 5.

In the admission exercise for 2019 the school was posted seven Sec 1 classes: 4 Express, 2 Normal (Academic) and 1 Normal (Technical). 84% of our posted S1 students made MJR either their first or 2nd choice option. There was a rise in the mean PSLE aggregate for both the Express and Normal (Technical) course.

The school looks forward to collaborating with parents and the community to provide a balanced all-round education for our pupils; and to ensure that they are ready for the future as morally upright individuals and responsible contributors in society.

Sim Chong Boon