Beatty Secondary School

Infobox Singapore School
name = Beatty Secondary School

motto = Non Vi Sed Arte "Not with force but with skill"
established = 1953
type = Government
session = Single
principal = Mr Boo Hian Kok
city/town = Toa Payoh
school code = 3003
enrollment =
colours = navy blue and yellow
homepage =
border_color = navy
uniform_color = yellow
coordinates = coord|1|20|31.47|N|103|51|7.55|E|type:edu_region:SG|display=inline,title

Beatty Secondary School is a public school, located in Toa Payoh, Singapore. It was established in 1953 and named for David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty former Admiral of the Fleet for the United Kingdom. The school colours, crest, and motto, Non Vi Sed Arte, are taken from Beatty's coat of arms. cite web |url= |title=Beatty Secondary School |accessdate=2007-12-01 |publisher=Beatty Secondary School]


In 2005, it became only the fourth zonal centre in Singapore to offer Higher Chinese (A Levels) courses. Higher Tamil and malay have yet to be offered in the institution. [cite news |first=Siew Ying |last=Wong |title=More students keen to pursue Chinese Language as full subject |url= |publisher=Channel NewsAsia |date=2005-11-09 |accessdate=2007-12-01 ]

couts in Beatty

Beatty Secondary School is the home to one of Singapore's Oldest existing Scout Troops, Beatty Beaver Scout Group. In recent years, the Scout Group has achieved the Frank Cooper Sands Good Unit Award for 12 consecutive years since 1996. A feat that is undefeated by any other UG in Beatty. The Scout Group was awarded the Silver Award for year 2007. Thus Far, only the Scouts have managed to get a Silver Award for UG, even though the school has 8 Uniform Groups, which has all received Bronze for their efforts.

The Scout Group was formed in 1950, then known as the Victoria Silver Arrows by Mr. Syed Alwi bin Hassan, who was also the first team of Teachers in Beatty in its formative years. Later it was re-formed as the 56th Beaver Scout Group. In the late 1960s til the 1980s, the Scout Group was known as 1504 Beavers, registered under the Kallang District. When Beatty moved over to Toa Payoh North, the Group was re-registered under Toa Payoh District as 05 Beaver Scout Group. From the 1990s til present times, the Group is better known as the Beatty Beaver Scout Group. Whatever name the Group was known as, the spirit of the Beaver has always remained within the Scouts of the Troop, generations after next.

The Scout Group has produced 3 Queen Scout Award recipients and 6 President Scout Award Recipients in its brief 55 years of History. In 2008, the Scout Group celebrated its 55th Anniversary with a Campfire and an Old Beavers' Gathering. The Gathering was well attended by almost 80 Olds Boys & Girls of Beaver Scout Group. It was the first time in the History of Beaver Scout Group that a gathering involved Beavers from the 60s and beyond.

The Scout Troop is very active both in School and the District with the help of a committed and passionate group of Old Boys who assist the ever-changing group of Teachers administrating the Scout Group. The Beavers are better known for their yearly expeditions and overseas trip that they embark on to challenge the Scouts' perspective of Adventure and to widen their outlook of World Scouting.

Media mentions

Interviewed on Channel NewsAsia in February 2007, in a discussion on school upgrading, principal Boo Hian Kok's expressed the view that schools should continue to ask for better facilities, provided they are able to justify their requests and prove they will benefit the students and teachers. [ [ "Prime targets 8 more schools"] , Channel NewsAsia, 15 February 2007]

Awards and achievements

cite web |url= |title=Beatty Secondary School |work=School Information Service |publisher=Singapore Ministry of Education


* Level One Academic Value-added Award: Special/Express - Bronze
* Level One Physical & Aesthetics: TAF Award - Silver


* Level One Academic Value-added Award: Special/Express - Bronze
* Level One Physical & Aesthetics: TAF Award - Silver


* Level One Physical & Aesthetics: TAF Award - Silver


* Level Two Physical & Aesthetics: Sustained Achievement Award (Uniformed Group)


* Sustained Achievement Award (Uniformed Groups) contributed by Beaver Scouts & Boy's Brigade


* SYF 1987 Display Band - Gold


External links

* [ Beatty Secondary School] Official site
* [ Beatty Secondary School] listing in the School Information Service, Singapore Ministry of Education

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