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Temasek Junior College was built in 1976 as the second government junior college in Singapore and opened its door to the pioneer batch of students the following year. The College was bestowed the name “Temasek”, meaning “Sea Town”, and was the old name of our country. Named after the nation in the hope of preserving the spirit of old Singapore in a rapidly modernising age, “Temasek” was chosen to honour the nation's forefathers whose resilience, fortitude and courage had seen Singapore through its early days.
As the College continues to groom and nurture the thinkers, leaders and trailblazers of tomorrow, it can take comfort and pride that the many who have walked through its gates are leading and have made their mark in society, contributing in diverse fields and making a difference. This is an institution that not only celebrates its rich and illustrious past, but also reinvents itself to continue providing quality learning experiences for its students. Under the dynamic leadership of its past & present principals, together with a capable and enthusiastic staff fraternity, the College has grown in strength as a reputable institution. This purposeful pursuit of excellence culminated in the attainment of the School Distinction Award, the pinnacle of achievement under MOE's Masterplan of Awards in 2015, and all five Best Practices awards.