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.

    1. Hi Angela, happy to have chanced upon your comment. By any chance, are you in contact with any of the ex-teachers, founders or students from Happy School? Could you kindly get in touch with me at cheryl.seng@mavenpotter.com as I'd like to do a cover on this story and any help will be greatly appreciated.

  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.