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SSS Alumni

Calling all graduates of Serangoon Secondary School to join the Serangoon Alumni.


  • The Alumni was registered as a society since 1981.
  • It comprises members from the days when the school was known as Serangoon English School, as well as recent graduands of Serangoon Secondary School.


The Alumni believes that every alumnus is a supportive partner of the school. The active involvement of the Alumni has helped to bring the school to greater heights by:

  • creating a strong sense of community, identity and sense of belonging to the school;
  • providing continual support for staff and students; and
  • drawing on its own diverse expertise and experience to provide learning opportunities for students.

Office Holders

PresidentMdm Joyce Tham
 Vice-PresidentMr Desmond Fu
 Secretary Mr Mohan
 Treasurer Mr Sylvester Heng
 Auditor Mr Lee Toon Seng
AdvisorMr Liew Cheng Song

1. Alumni's Roles and Responsibilities

2. Alumni Support at School Events

      • Alumni as stakeholders and participants
      • Alumni as supporters of student learning and achievement






No. of Alumni in Attendance

Alumni Involvement



21 April 2017 (Fri)


Start point: Social Innovation Park (next to Riviera LRT)

End point: Punggol Park

Min. 2

Run/walk with students & staff

Prize presentation


Staff VIA

2 June 2017 (Fri)

PM (depart school at 12.45pm)

Gardens by the Bay (Flower Dome)

Beneficiary: Residents of Bright Hill Evergreen Home

Min. 2



Sports Day

21 July 2017 (Fri)


Serangoon Stadium

Min. 4 – 5 (include members to form a team for staff/SA/PSG race)


Prize presentation


Graduation Ceremony

29 September 2017 (Fri)


School Hall


Motivational Speech by Alumnus (e.g. Kingsman)


Graduation Night

17 November 2017 (Fri)


To be confirmed

Min. 4 – 5

Attendance (price to be confirmed)

Prize presentation


3. Alumni's Network

      • Alumni’s Meetings
      • Alumni’s Recruitment Efforts 2017 – email address list, contacts

Our Prestigious Alumni

Mr Edmund William Barker (1928 – 1934)

Mr E.W. Barker was educated at Serangoon English School and Raffles Institution. He was school captain and head prefect of RI and a keen sportsman in cricket, hockey, athletics and badminton.

Mr Barker was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Scholarship and graduated with honours in law from Cambridge University.

Mr Barker returned to Singapore to practice law, and was elected as the MP for Tanglin in 1963 – a post he held firmly until his retirement. Besides being Speaker of Parliament and Leader of the House, he was also Minister for Law, National Development, Science and Technology and Labour.

Mr Barker, considered as one of the founding fathers of Singapore, left office in 1988, after 25 years of meritorious public service.

Mr Ngiam Tong Dow (1945 – 1952)

Mr Ngiam Tong Dow attended Serangoon English School from 1945 – 1952. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics, First Class Honours) from the University of Malaya and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.

He has a distinguished public service career, having served as Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministries of Finance, Trade and Industry, National Development and Communications and Chairman of HDB, Singapore Economic Development Board, Development Bank of Singapore, Singapore Technologies Holdings, Telecommunications Authority of Singapore and Central Provident Fund Board. He also sat on the Boards of Directors of Singapore Press Holdings, United Overseas Bank and Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd.

Mr Tee Tua Ba (1949 – 1959)

Mr Tee Tua Ba studied at Serangoon English School, Raffles Institution and Victoria School and graduated with an LLB Honours degree from the University of Singapore.

He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor to the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1967. He was Deputy Commissioner of Police from 1982, Director of Prisons from 1988 and Commission of Police from 1992. Upon his retirement in 1997, he was Singapore’s High Commissioner to Brunei, Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and High Commissioner to Cyprus.

Throughout his career, he received many awards including the Public Administration Award (Gold), the Meritorious Service Medal and the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association Gold Medal of Honour. He was also awarded the ‘Tan Sri’ title by the Malaysian Government upon being conferred the Panglima Setia Makhota (PSM).

Associate Professor Wong Poh Poh (1957 – 1960)

Eminent Geographer, Dr Wong Poh Poh studied at Serangoon English School. He graduated with a B.A. (Hons) and a M.A. from the University of Singapore and a Ph.D. from McGill University. He is widely recognized as an expert in coastal tourism and a leading scholar of climate change and international geoscience projects.

He was a coordinating Lead Author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2003 – 2005) which won the Zayed International Prize for the Environment. He was the only Singaporean on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which shared the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 with former US Vice-President Al Gore.