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11 May 99

PROGRAMME FOR REBUILDING AND IMPROVING EXISTING SCHOOLS (PRIME)

1. The Ministry of Education will launch a major programme, called Programme for Rebuilding and IMproving Existing schools (PRIME), to upgrade or rebuild about 290 schools over a period of seven years, from 1999 to 2005. PRIME is estimated to cost $4.46 billion.

2. PRIME supports the Ministry's "Thinking Schools, Learning Nation" vision by ensuring that all schools have a conducive physical environment to enhance teaching and learning.

3. Under the programme, schools will be fitted with new and upgraded facilities, which include computer laboratories, media resource libraries, IT learning resource rooms, pastoral care rooms and health and fitness rooms. PRIME will be implemented in tandem with the Ministry's Masterplan for IT in Education. Hence, schools will also be networked for access to Internet. Teachers and students can also look forward to bigger classrooms and staff-rooms, and more interaction areas.

4. PRIME will be implemented in three main phases and will involve schools that were built over the last 20 to 30 years. The phasing of schools under PRIME takes into consideration factors such as the age of the school, the state of its existing facilities, and the availability and suitability of sites.

5. Schools constructed before 1997 will either be upgraded or rebuilt. The rebuilding of a school will involve the construction of new buildings either on existing site or on available vacant sites. The upgrading of a school will involve the construction of extension blocks and alteration of existing school buildings.

6. Depending on the extent of construction, the school's entire staff and students may remain on-site while the construction is in progress, or move to a holding school while waiting for construction at the present or new site to be completed. To optimise the use of resources, schools with small enrolments may also merge and/or be relocated.

7. The first phase of PRIME will involve 94 schools (Annex A). Work will commence in early 2000 and is scheduled for completion by end 2001. Meanwhile, work on some schools in the Ang Mo Kio and Bedok areas has commenced.

8. An exhibition on PRIME will be held at Mayflower Primary School from 11 to 12 May 99. The exhibits will be on public display at Bedok Community Centre, from 13 May 99 to 19 May 99, and at Ang Mo Kio Community Centre, from 20 May 99 to 26 May 99. The exhibition hours are from 2 pm to 8 pm (for weekdays) and from 10 am to 8 pm (on weekends). A Ministry official will be present to answer queries. The public can also access the PRIME website at http://www.moe.edu.sg/prime/for further information. The public can also call the PRIME enquiry line at tel: 1800-64710325 (office hours).

Annex A

LIST OF REBUILDING SCHOOLS (PHASE 1)

S/n

School

DGP

Final Location

Expected Completion Date

Remarks

1

Alexandra Hill Pr *

Bt Merah

-

-

-

2

Ang Mo Kio North Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Site at AMK Ave 9

Dec 1999

To merge with Li Hua and Hong Dao Pr in Jan 2000

3

Ang Mo Kio Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Present Mayflower Pr Site

Dec 2001

-

4

Bedok North Pr

Bedok

Site next to former Jaya Pr

Dec 2000

To merge with East Coast Pr in Jan 2001

5

Bedok South Pr

Bedok

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To hold at former Bedok Pr site wef Jan 2000 and merge with Bedok View Pr in Jan 2002

6

Bedok South Sec

Bedok

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To hold at former Temasek Sec site wef Jan 2000

7

Bedok Town Pr

Bedok

Site at Bedok Reservoir Rd

Dec 2000

To merge with Telok Kurau Pr in Jan 2001

8

Bedok View Pr

Bedok

Bedok South Pr Site

Dec 2001

To merge with Bedok South Pr in Jan 2002

9

Boon Keng Pr *

Kallang

-

-

-

10

Boon Lay Garden Pr

Jurong West

Site at Boon Lay Drive

Dec 2001

-

11

Braddell Pr *

Toa Payoh

-

-

-

12

Bukit Batok Pr

Bt Timah

Site next to Jurong Institute

Dec 2001

-

13

Bukit Merah Sec

Bt Merah

Existing Site

Dec 2002

To hold at present Gan Eng Seng School site wef Jan 2001

14

Changkat Changi Sec

Tampines

Site at Simei St 3

Dec 2001

-

15

Charlton Pr *

Hougang

-

-

-

16

Chestnut Drive Sec

Bt Panjang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

17

CHIJ (Kellock)

Central

Former St Teresa's High Site

(in Bt Merah DGP)

Dec 2001

-

18

Chong Boon Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Site at AMK St 54

Dec 1999

To merge with Da Qiao Pr in Jan 2000

19

Chong Boon Sec

Ang Mo Kio

Existing Site

Jun 2002

-

20

Chong Li Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Present Townsville Pr Site

Dec 2002

To merge with Teck Ghee Pr in Jan 2003

21

Chong Shan Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Former Chong De Pr Site

Dec 2000

To merge with Townsville Pr in Jan 2001

22

Corporation Pr *

Jurong West

-

-

-

23

Da Qiao Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Site at AMK St 54

Dec 1999

To merge with Chong Boon Pr in Jan 2000

24

Deyi Sec

Ang Mo Kio

Existing Site

Dec 2002

-

25

East Coast Pr

Bedok

Site next to former Jaya Pr

Dec 2000

To merge with Bedok North Pr in Jan 2001

26

Fengshan Pr

Bedok

Ping Yi Pr Site

Dec 2000

To merge with Ping Yi Pr in Jan 2001

27

Henry Park Pr

Bt Timah

Present Raffles Girls' Pr Site

Dec 2001

-

28

Hong Dao Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Site at AMK Ave 9

Dec 1999

To merge with AMK North and Li Hua Pr in Jan 2000

29

Jing Shan Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To hold at present Da Qiao Pr site wef Jan 2000

30

Keng Seng Pr *

Bt Merah

-

-

-

31

Li Hua Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Site at AMK Ave 9

Dec 1999

To merge with AMK North and Hong Dao Pr in Jan 2000

32

MacPherson Pr *

Geylang

-

-

-

33

May Pr *

Kallang

-

-

-

34

Mayflower Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Site at AMK Garden West (Ave 5)

Dec 1999

-

35

Mei Chin Pr *

Queenstown

-

-

-

36

Min Xin Pr

Bedok

Yu Neng Pr Site

Dec 2002

To merge with Yu Neng Pr in Jan 2003

37

Moulmein Pr *

Novena

-

-

-

38

Nanyang Pr

Bt Timah

Present Nanyang Girls' High site

Dec 2002

-

39

Ngee Ann Pr

Marine Parade

Existing Site

Dec 2000

Holding at former Tanjong Katong Sec site wef Jan 99

40

Opera Estate Pr *

Bedok

-

-

-

41

Peicai Sec

Serangoon

Present Zhonghua Sec

Dec 1999

-

42

Ping Yi Pr

Bedok

Ping Yi Pr Site

Dec 2000

To merge with Fengshan Pr in Jan 2001

43

Presbyterian High

Ang Mo Kio

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To hold at present Li Hua and AMK North Pr wef Jan 2000

44

San Shan Pr *

Toa Payoh

-

-

-

45

Si Ling Pr

Woodlands

Site at Woodlands Ave 1

Dec 2001

-

46

St Stephen's

Bedok

Existing Site

Dec 2000

Holding at former Siglap Sec site wef Jan 99

47

Swiss Cottage Pr *

Novena

-

-

-

48

Tanglin Pr *

Queenstown

-

-

-

49

Teck Ghee Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Present Townsville Pr site

Dec 2002

To hold at present Chong Shan Pr site wef Jan 2001 and merge with Chong Li Pr in Jan 2003

50

Teck Whye Pr

Choa Chu Kang

Site at Teck Whye Crescent

Dec 2000

-

51

Teck Whye Sec

Choa Chu Kang

Site at Teck Whye Crescent

Dec 2001

-

52

Telok Kurau Pr

Bedok

Site at Bedok Reservoir Rd

Dec 2000

To merge with Bedok Town Pr in Jan 2001

53

Temasek Pr

Bedok

Site at Upp East Coast Rd

Dec 2000

-

54

Townsville Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Former Chong De Pr Site

Dec 2000

To merge with Chong Shan Pr in Jan 2001

55

Woodsville Pr *

Geylang

-

-

-

56

Xinghua Pr *

Hougang

-

-

-

57

Yio Chu Kang Sec

Ang Mo Kio

Existing Site

Jun 2002

-

58

Yu Neng Pr

Bedok

Existing Site

Dec 2002

To hold at present Fengshan Pr site wef Jan 2001 and merge with Min Xin Pr in Jan 2003
* Details of plans for these schools will be released by Oct 99

 

LIST OF UPGRADING SCHOOLS (PHASE 1)

S/n

School

DGP

Final Location

Expected Completion Date

Remarks

1

Bedok West Pr

Bedok

Existing Site

Dec 1999

-

2

Bukit Panjang Pr

Bt Panjang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

3

Bukit View Pr

Bt Batok

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

4

Buona Vista Sec *

Queenstown

-

-

-

5

Chongfu Pr

Yishun

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

6

Damai Pr

Bedok

Existing Site

Dec 1999

-

7

Fairfield Methodist Pr

Queenstown

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

8

Geylang Methodist Pr

Geylang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

9

Gongshang Pr

Tampines

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

10

Huamin Pr

Yishun

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

11

Juying Pr

Jurong West

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

12

Kebun Baru Pr

Ang Mo Kio

Existing Site

Dec 2000

-

13

Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Pr

Bishan

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

14

Lianhua Pr

Bt Batok

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

15

Marsiling Pr

Woodlands

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

16

Mei Chin Sec

Queenstown

Queensway Sec Sch site

Dec 2001

To merge with Queensway Sec in 2000 and hold at former New Town Sec wef Jan 2000

17

Montfort Junior

Hougang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

18

Naval Base Pr

Yishun

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To hold at new Secondary School at Yishun Ring Rd wef Jan 2000

19

Northland Pr

Yishun

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

20

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' Pr

Hougang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

21

Pei Chun Public

Toa Payoh

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

22

Princess Elizabeth Pr

Bt Batok

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

23

Qihua Pr

Woodlands

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

24

Queensway Sec

Queenstown

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To merge with Mei Chin Sec in 2000 and hold at former New Town Sec wef Jan 2000

25

Shuqun Pr

Jurong West

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

26

South View Pr

Choa Chu Kang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

27

St Anthony's Pr

Bt Batok

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

28

St Margaret's Pr

Central

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

29

St Michael's School

Novena

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

30

Tao Nan

Marine Parade

Existing Site

Jun 2001

-

31

Xingnan Pr

Jurong West

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

32

Xishan Pr

Yishun

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

33

Yuhua Pr

Jurong East

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

35

Yuqun Pr *

Jurong East

-

-

34

Yuying Sec

Hougang

Existing Site

Dec 2001

-

36

Zhonghua Pr

Serangoon

Existing Site

Dec 2001

To hold at present Pei Cai Sec site wef Jun 2000
* Details of plans for these schools will be released by Oct 99

 



 
 

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