School History-55th anniversary
A message from the Principal
In celebration of our school's 55th anniversary and the opening of our new campus in 2011, the Humanities Department has put together a booklet titled 'The Dunman High Story' which traces our school history from 14 October 1956 to the present.
The Dunman High Story contains interesting anecdotal accounts of both staff and students which we interviewed. Several of the stories were taken from The Straits Times and Nanyang Siang Pau, oral transcripts from the National Archives of Singapore and the National Library and translations of Chinese articles of the school's publications in the 1960s and 1970s. These materials have given us a better insight and at the same time highlighted the key milestones events of Dunman High School.
We also seek to present the school's unique history through multiple lenses and cover the little known facts about this educational institution which played an integral part in churning out impressive scholars and students even before the birth of independent Singapore.
For senior teachers who have taught in this school for many years, it is hoped that The Dunman High Story brings back fond memories of a place that you have called home. For newer staff, the story will help you better understand the rich and long tradition of this SAP school and its long term mission and vision.
Dr Foo Suan Fong
Dunman High School
THE DUNMAN HIGH STORY
Dunman High, a name
Unadorned, yet thought of fondly by the
Numerous who studied here, where
Many’s early memories are adhered.
A place where the talents of many are
How many years has she stood, unwavering,
In stormy weather, in days bright as spring!
Growing, standing strong.
Silently she toils,
Calm in the breeze,
High above the trees,
Overcoming all difficulties,
Offering knowledge to all who will,
Loving and serving, education to fulfill.
Dunman High School,
A name to be spoken of with reverence true!
1986 Class 4A
Chapter 01: Born in the Troubled Fifties: 14 Oct 1956
Chapter 02: From Mountbatten Road to Dunman Road: 14 June 1958
Chapter 03: Dunman High in the Sixties - A Boy's Nostalgias
Chapter 04: Doctor who mistook piece of fat for Appendix: May 1978
Chapter 05: Two Neighbouring Schools called Dunman 1979
Chapter 06: Expat Teacher wants to give part of his pay to Charity: 11 April 1981
Chapter 07: Shining Examples of the All-round Dunman High Scholars
Chapter 08: Strengthen the Dunman High Family Ties
Chapter 09: Dunmanians celebrate a Unique Friendship