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Dunman 55 Celebration

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Inspiring our future

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The school is working on a collation of stories from former Dunmanites and we would like your stories to be an inspiration to the Dunman family.

Download the word document here and send your stories to: dunman_ss@moe.edu.sg

This year, Dunman Secondary celebrates a key milestone of 55 years in educating generations of students. Since our humble beginning of nine English and three Malay classes at the corner of Dunman Road and Haig Road, we have developed into a well-equipped and modern school. Today, we deliver a variety of meaningful learning experiences that support our students’ growth, interests and learning needs.Dunman’s 55th anniversary theme, “Honour our Past. Celebrate our Present. Inspire our Future,” was based on the idea of celebratory colours.

Honour our Past:
The school has produced many distinguished alumni who have made an impact on our society and who still remain connected to their alma mater. At the same time, Dunman would not be where it is today without the efforts of the staff. We want to take this opportunity to honour and respect our rich and colourful history. Dunman Secondary has become a school of choice in Tampines today - thanks to our Dunman family.

Celebrate the Present:
As the school rejoices and celebrates a major milestone, we remain committed to providing a school where discernment, discipline, daring, determination and duty are a part of life.

Inspire our Future:

We measure our success not just by awards, but by the lives of Dunmanites whom we have touched and changed. Wewant to nurture Dunmanites to be ethical change-makers who are morally upright, are responsible for their futures and desire to bring about positive changes in society.

Several events and activities have been implemented since the launch of our anniversary celebrations in January 2018 and more is yet to come.Here are some of the details:

1) Dunman 55 Launch
A short classroom activity was conducted for the students as they started the year. Students were invited to reflect on what Dunman means to them through questions which captured the slogan: Honour our Past. Celebrate our Present. Inspire our Future.

2) Dunman 55 Logo
The pixelated colours of the symbolic Dunman lion, which represent Colours, the theme of the celebration was designed by our very own ex-Dunmanite, Hoon Jie Ling from the class of 2013. Her artwork is imprinted in Dunman’s history.
3) Dunman 55 Fun Facts Pamphlet
This pamphlet was given to secondary one students as a memento during their secondary one orientation heritage trail in January.

4) HUES 2018
On 29 January, all the Performing Arts groups came together to put up our biennial concert entitled HUES. This concert celebrated the diversity and colourful experiences of a student in Dunman.








5) Do-It-Yourself Dunman 55 Memento
All students and staff were involved in making a personalised Dunman 55 shrink art keychain in February. Students and staff not only created their own Dunman 55 memento but in going through the activity together, also created memories as One Dunman.

6) My Dunman in 55 Picture
A collection of 55 photographs of Dunman beautifully captured by our staff member, Mr Fairuz Jabbar was compiled to depict many facets of the current Dunman experience. Through a year-long exhibition, the Dunman family contributed quotes for the pictures which resonated with them. These photographs have been compiled into a photo book and are now displayed in the Heritage Room.

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7) Old School Model
In honouring our past, the old Dunman Secondary School model was unveiled on Prize-Giving Day on 6 April 2018.


8) Dunman Games Fiesta
In celebration of Dunman 55, the Physical Education Department organised the inaugural Dunman Games Fiesta. Students were treated to a variety of attractions ranging from traditional carnival game stalls, 55 seconds to win it games, to huge inflatables! Through their participation, students accumulated game stamps, which allowed them to exchange for exclusive Dunman 55 souvenirs. Many students stayed beyond the official dismissal time to continue a time of fun and excitement at the attractions.


9) Hi Fifty Five Family Canvas
Current students and staff made handprints on ‘One Dunman’ canvas which has been hung in the atrium to commemorate Dunman’s 55th anniversary.

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10) Dunman Homecoming
Dunman’s 55th anniversary celebrations will culminate with a homecoming event on 10 November 2018, which will serve as a platform for meeting friends both old and new as we connect, recollect and celebrate everything that is truly Dunman.