Friday 26 July 2013

The Happy School Singapore 新加坡快乐学校 (Formerly The Happy Free School Singapore 前快乐歌剧社义务学校)

1946 - 1979



The Happy School was established in 1946 by the Director and entire cast of the Singapore Happy Musical Society for the children living in the Geylang area who were out of school. The school offered free education to the poor and received great support from both the Happy World Amusement Park and the community.  In 1947, an extravaganza was held at the Happy World to raise money to build a two storey school building at 67, 69 Geylang Lorong 14. In 1955, the school was converted to a government aided school.

The Happy School School Song


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to put up this wonderful blog. It means very much to me as my mother, Mdm Leong Hei Chin was a Chinese Language and Music teacher in The Happy School.She has since passed on. The Happy School held a very place in her heart as she always mentioned it even when I was a child.
    I still miss my mother very much even though she passed on exactly 50 years ago.
    Reading this post brings back poignant memories. I wonder if her students remember her. They must be in their 60s now.

  2. My father is from happy school, he is now 83. He always tell me about happy school since I was young, thank you so much, thanks for all efforts given to those poor and wanted to study at that olden days.

    1. Hi! I'm a student doing a video on the contributions of th cabaret girls in Singapore. If you are comfortable sharing some of his experiences (such as the ability to attend school), please contact me at c.zhang.0308@gmail.com as I would love to get some personal accounts of the impacts of the school! Don't worry, the questions are nothing too personal and it wouldn't take up much of your time. Thank you!