光洋简史

光洋中学,简称光洋。新加坡华文学校。创立于1918年2月25日。原称光洋学校,1959年增办中学部,始称现名。创办人为林和平、汪高来、王文闯、陈长胜、陈有泰等,梁丕笃为首任校长。初期只办小学,学生仅数十名,租赁一间简陋房屋为教室。

20年代,黄奕源曾两任校长,校务遂有进展,学生人数激增,乃筹募巨款,在杨厝港路兴建校舍。1929年黄氏积劳成疾,不幸逝世,由其夫人张清宝接任校长。

1930年新校舍建成,拥有一间礼堂、一间办公室和6间教室,在当时来说颇具规模。1930-1931年光洋财政状况恶劣,全靠陈嘉庚领导的福建会馆拨款千余元,才渡过难关。1939年张清宝去世,由吴福临继任校长,教职员10多名,学生200多名。

1945年10月1日复校时,学生600多名,教员20多名。2年后学生增至千余人。1956年郑允文出任校长。1958年增建14间教室。翌年增办中学部。在几年中,中学部增至14班,学生500余人。

1961年学生人数达1790人。1965年1月,郑国钧任代理校长,同年5月,沈为霖任校长。1968年8月,举行50周年校庆及科学馆落成开幕典礼。1975年两层楼旧校舍重建为四层行政楼,包括12间教室、办公室及音乐室,耗资20多万元。同年学生人数达1800名,其中中学部24班,学生800余名,全部就读于杨厝港路的新校舍,教员70余名。

1979年兴建一座可容纳千人的大礼堂。校训为“忠慎勤勇”。1986年4月1日,宣布停办,师生并入在附近兴建校舍的中华中学。

1987年新的光洋中学在碧山镇再度崛起,成为一间政府中学,由梁竞西任校长。光洋小学仍在旧校址上课。新的光洋中学耗资700万元兴建,拥有教室28间、冷气图书馆、视听室、语言实验室、工艺工厂、电脑室、5间科学实验室等,设备齐全。该校发展迅速,1990年学生人数增至856人,教员48名。新校训为“坚守原则,忠于职守”。1995年在校生近千名,教师46名。

原载区如柏著《百年树人》

 

A Brief History 1918 - 2017

Kong Yiong High School was started by a group of Chinese education enthusiasts on 25 February 1918, offering Chinese as the first language. It was first located next to the Serangoon Post Office, before moving to 993B Yio Chu Kang Road in 1930.
 
During the Japanese Occupation, the school was temporarily closed and reopened in September 1945. In 1959, the school took in secondary classes and was named Kong Yiong High School. In 1978, the school became bilingual offering English as well as Chinese as a first and second language. In 1984, the secondary school branch and the primary school branch separated. The primary school branch was converted into a government school in 1986, while the secondary school branch was closed. 

In 1987, a new government school, Guangyang Secondary School was established in Bishan. In 1988, the primary section of Kiong Yong High School was renamed Guangyang Primary School and moved to Bishan Street 12 in 1993.