Nan Chiau Primary School is one of six schools run by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan. It was formerly the primary section of Nan Chiau High School. Established in March 1947, it is always progressing with the time, continuously undergoing self-renewal in line with the needs of the nation and making positive contributions to the educational development of Singapore.
Initiated by Mr Tan Kah Kee, Mr Lee Kong Chian donated a plot of land at Kim Yan Road as the school site for the building of Nan Chiau Teachers’ Training School.
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan converted the Nan Chiau Teachers’ Training School to Nan Chiau Girls’ High School including an ancillary primary school. Nan Chiau Girls’ High School was founded.
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan invested $2 million in rebuilding the school. The secondary school moved to temporary premises at Guillemard Road while the primary school remained at the original site.
Nan Chiau Primary School is one of six schools run by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan. It was formerly the primary section of Nan Chiau High School. Established in March 1947, it is always progressing with the time, continuously undergoing self-renewal in line with the needs of the nation and making positive contributions to the educational development of Singapore. .
The school began functioning as a full school, with the primary section and the secondary section sharing the same premises.
The school adopted English as its main medium of instruction.
With its first intake of male pupils, the school became co-educational and was renamed Nan Chiau High School.
Relocated to Sengkang New Town in December 2000, Nan Chiau High School and Nan Chiau Primary School operated as two schools in January 2001.
Nan Chiau Primary School was officially opened by RAdm Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education on 8 March 2003.
The school was selected to join BackPack.NET, a collaborative initiative by MOE, Microsoft and iDA.
The school was awarded the LEAD IT School status.
The school was also the Prototype School for Curriculum Innovation under the TLLM (Teach Less Learn More) initiative.
The school achieved the Best School (National) Thinking Culture Award (TCA).
The school received the Programme for School-Based Excellence (PSE) in ICT Award.
The school received the Singapore Innovation Class (I-Class) Award.
Nan Chiau Primary School and the Learning Sciences Lab/National Institute of Education jointly set up the Centre for Educational Research and Application in ICT (CERA).
The school was selected to join BackPack.LIVE, a collaborative initiative by MOE and Microsoft.
The school was appointed the North Zone (NZ) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for ICT.
The school was also named a Microsoft Mentor School.
The school received the Singapore Innovation Class (I-Class) Award for the second time.
Nan Chiau Primary School received the status of FutureSchool@Singapore.
The school launched MyCLOUD and Seamless Learning and was awarded the status of Niche School in Basketball.
The school rolled out several ICT programmes:
- Seamless Learning Science Project
- English Project
- MyCloud Chinese Project
- Knowledge Building Project
- Mathematics Project
- Science Digital Story-telling Project with a Finnish School
Nan Chiau Primary School was conferred the School Distinction Award and three Best Practices Awards in Teaching & Learning, Partnership and Staff Well-Being & Development.
南侨小学成为资讯通信科技引领计划的学校（LEAD ICT School）之一。
南侨小学与南洋理工大学国立教育学院联合设立本地第一个教育研究所 Centre for Educational Research and Application,CERA）