Nan Hua Primary School commenced as Nan Hua Girls’ School in 1917. It was established by our predecessors to provide educational opportunities for the young and to nurture them into useful citizens.
This sculpture was erected to commemorate the occasion of the official opening of the school’s new building cum 68th Anniversary and to remind us of our rich heritage.
The Sculpture consists of these three components:
- The Foundation is a square column built of five layers of old bricks. The four sides of the square column represent the media of instruction in the four official languages. The five layers of bricks represent the philosophy of the school-providing an all-round education catering to the moral, academic, physical, aesthetic and social needs of the pupils.
- The two pairs of Clasping Arms represent the unity that has prevailed in the school since the beginning.
- The School Crest and Old Bell.
The School Crest embodies the School Motto of Courtesy, Righteousness, Integrity, Sense of Shame, Loyalty, Filial Piety, Humanity and Love.
The Old Bell, which has served the school for many years, beckons us to the past and yet reminding us of the need to work together to uphold the traditions and name of the school in the years to come.
The sculpture was unveiled in 1985 to mark the official opening of the new school in Clementi Avenue 1
The sculpture stood in a commanding position in the quadrangle when the school was relocated to Jalan Lempeng.