This was my Secondary School Posting result in 1974;
And this is my son’s Secondary School Posting result 32 years later;
2 choices at my time compared to the my son’s last year 6 choices – a very drastic change.
Yes, we both ended up in the same Secondary school – Victoria School, but different premises.
Even my father studied Japanese language at Victoria School (then renamed Jalan Besar Boys’ School) during the Japanese Occupation period.
My father told me that he was around Primary School age during the Japanese Occupation, so what he could recalled may be limited.
The above shows the building plan of the old Victoria School during the Japanese Occupation.
“1” was occupied by Kwong Fook Chinese School students where Chinese language were taught secretly.
“2” was occupied by the ‘Victoria School’ students where Japanese Language was taught.
“3” was occupied by Tamil students where Tamil was taught.
So basically during the Japanese Occupation, it was actually occupied by 3 different schools. Sad to say that my father only studied there for about 1yr plus and thereafter he left to work in a Japanese factory.
Yes both my father and I went to the same school too (same location – Tyrwhitt Road) and that’s Victoria School.
So it’s the same School for us 3 Generations – My Father, Myself and My Son.
Victoria School is among the oldest schools in Singapore – 131 years old. Here is the History of Victoria School.