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Mission / Objectives of Department

Our Vision

A discerning Dunmanite who appreciates the environment, keeps up-to-date with current issues, and possesses the ability to link the past, present and future.

Our Mission

The Humanities Department is determined to provide students with a holistic and vigorous learning experience to help our students see the world through multiple lenses. We seek to equip our students with critical thinking and communication skills as well as encourage them to develop a global perspective so that they can become confident persons who are able to navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing world, active contributors and concerned citizens.

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Programmes and Activities

Inquiry-Based Learning

1. Geographical Investigation

Dunman’s Geographical Investigation (GI) provides students with the opportunities to appreciate real-world application of geographical knowledge and help them acquire 21st Century Competencies. From Secondary 1 to Secondary 3, Geography students carry out inquiry-based learning on various issues.

2017/2018 GI Highlights


2. Historical Investigation

Our Historical Investigation (HI) serves as a platform for self-directed learning and discovery to take place. Students are exposed to different historical sources and work towards applying the historical skills and concepts taught during lessons in their investigation. Students also visit Historical sites in Singapore such as the Fort Canning Battle Box.

2017/2018 HI Highlights


Learning Journey

We provide opportunities to make the learning of the Humanities come alive and enrich the educational experience. Learning Journeys make real and concrete what has been learnt in the classroom, broaden the mental horizons of students and contribute to students’ holistic development.   

Some examples of Learning Journeys include:

·      Parliament Sitting Day
·      Navy Open House/ Singapore Armed Forces Open House
·      Mobile Exhibition by Internal Security Department Heritage Centre
·      Moving Theatre: Treetop @ Scape


Overseas Exchange Programme

Every year, the Dunman Humanities Department hosts students and teachers from Santa Laurensia Junior High School on their annual visit to Singapore and Dunman Secondary School. During their visit, our Secondary 2 students are given the opportunity to act as student buddies. Together, they carry out Values-in-Action programmes and presentations on the topic of ‘Sustainable Environment’.


Dunman Secondary also conducts a biennial Overseas Immersion Programme to Jakarta, Indonesia, where we visit Santa Laurensia Junior High School and various geographical and historical places in Jakarta.


Competitions & Achievements

The Dunman Humanities Department provides every Humanities student with opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Geography Competitions
NUS Geography Challenge
    o   2015: Gold Award
    o  2016: Silver Award

History Competitions

Inter-School War and Diplomacy Card Game Challenge

        o   2015: Certificate of Participation

        o   2016: 2nd Runner-up – Individual Category

        o   2017: 1st Place – Individual Category

National Library Board Historical Investigation Challenge 2016

        o   2016: Certificate of Participation

        o   2017: Certificate of Participation