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School History

Year Events

1977 On 23 March, the school started with 287 pupils and 13 teachers, coming from other schools, under the first Principal Mrs Chew Fook Chun.
1978 On 7 April, the school was officially opened by Dr Chiang Hai Ding (Member of Parliament for Ulu Pandan) as Guest-of-Honour.
1980 The school held its first Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations. The event is reported in the local newspapers.

Year Events

1982 The school celebrated her 5th Anniversary.
1984

The school enrolment grows to 2200 pupils.

1985 Mrs Chew retired as Principal and was succeeded by Vice-Principal Mrs Pauline Ong.
1986 Pupils won National Honours in Badminton, Tennis and Gymnastics.
1987 The school changed the girls' uniform. A plain brown pinafore replaced the brown checked one.
1989

Ms Loo Cheng Peng became Henry Park's third Principal.

Primary One and Primary Two pupils were introduced to the Gymnastics Programme.

1990 The Parents' Support Group was formed. The school starts an exchange programme with the Singapore Japanese School.

Year Events

1994 The school started the Overseas Chinese Immersion Programme.
1997

Principal Ms Loo retired and Ms Violet Khor became the fourth Principal.

Henry Park celebrated her 20th Anniversary with Guest-of-Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Secretary (Policy) of Ministry of Education.

Henry Park became a Gifted Education Programme Centre.

1998

Mr Richard Lim Chew Hiong took over as the fifth Principal.

Henry Park introduced the Character Building and the Learning Support Programmes.

The Parents' Support Group evolved into the Henry Park Primary School Parents' Association.

1999

Henry Park introduced home-stay programmes with Japanese pupils.

2000

Mr Lim Boon Heng (Minister without Portfolio, Prime Minister's Office) conducted the Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the new school premises on 9th September.

New school building ground-breaking ceremony was carried out in September 2000.


Year Events

2001

The school held "Movathon" - a symbolic move to the new building in November.

The school holds its first Primary Six Graduation Party.

2002

The new school building was finally completed and handed over by CPG Corporation in December.

The school was accorded the Inaugural Outstanding PARTNERS’ Award.

2003

The new school uniform (a polo T-shirt with brown tartan check details) was introduced.

The school held a Food and Fun Fair in September to raise funds for the school.

The school received the SAA (Sports).

2004

The new school building was finally opened in April. Its new facilities include an air-conditioned multi-purpose hall, a gymnasium, tennis courts, a double-tier driveway and a Home Economics Room.

The school was accorded the Singapore Quality Class Award.

In December, Mr Ng Teng Joo was posted to be the sixth Principal of the school.

2005 The school was accorded by the Ministry of Education with the Good Progress Award for PSLE.
2006

The school started to print the Annual Yearbook to be given to all pupils and staff.

The launch of school-based RICE Values Programme.

2007

The school celebrated the 30th Anniversary with Mr Lim Swee Say (Minister in Prime Minister’s Office) as Guest-of-Honour.

The Junior Sports Academy (Badminton) started in Henry Park.

2008

The school was accorded by the Ministry of Education with the School Distinction Award. The school achieved the Sustained Achievement Awards in Sports, Aesthetics and Physical Fitness.

The school was awarded the Best Practice Award (Teaching and Learning).

The school was recognized for her niche in Gymnastics with the Programme for School Excellence (Gymnastics).

The Indoor Sports Hall was completed in November.


Year Events

2009                

Inaugural Termly RICE Awards.

2011

33% of the Pr 6 cohort obtained at least PSLE Aggregate points of 250.

At year end, the school shifted to holding site, after the release of PSLE results.

2012

The school resided at the holding site (Mt Sinai Road) while waiting for PERI Upgrading works to be completed at the original Holland Grove Road site.

The school celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a Talent Fiesta.

In December, Mr Chia Soo Keng became the seventh Principal.

2013

School’s Niche Status in Gymnastics was renewed.

PERI upgrading was completed in June.

The school moved back to Holland Grove Road.

2014

The Singapore Quality Class (SQC) and School Distinction Award (SDA) were re-certified.

The school was accorded 4 Best Practices:

1. Teaching & Learning,

2. Character & Citizenship Education (CCE),

3. Student All-Round Development, and

4. Partnership.

The school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) was approved by MOE.

2015 

Henry Park Primary became a single-session school.
On 7 April, a special 38th Anniversary celebration was held to commemorate SG50.
Henry Park Express (school's heritage gallery) was opened by LG (Ret) Winston Choo.
The school's Learning for Life Programme (LLP) was approved by MOE.