Unity Secondary School was established in January 2000 with 17 staff and 364 pupils. Mr N Satianathan, who was appointed Principal-designate in July 1999, became the school’s first Principal.
The official opening ceremony of the school was held on 15 November 2001. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr Yeo Cheow Tong, then Minister for Communications & Information Technology and MP for Hong Kah GRC.
Since the inception of the school, the set of five School Values – Respect, Commitment, Integrity, Compassion and Perseverance” has been established to guide every cohort of Unitians in their character building.
In 2004, the school celebrated 5 Years of Unity (5th School Anniversary) by presenting the musical “To Oz in Unity”.
On 19 December 2005, Miss Tan Siew Piang took over as the second principal of the school. The vision of developing Unity Secondary School into “A school where students and staff have the Passion to Learn, Drive to Excel and Commitment to Serve” was formulated to provide clear direction for the staff and students to embark on the journey of achieving school excellence.
In 2009, the school celebrated 10 Years of Unity (10th School Anniversary) with a fun-fair to raise fund for needy students.
The current Principal, Mr Chan Ying Yin, who joined the school on 15 December 2009, is the third Principal of the school. A holistic student development framework has been formulated to guide the school in Academic Education and Character and Citizenship Education. With the focus on leadership learning as a key platform for student development, the School Motto was reformulated as “Leading Self, Serving Others; Actualising Self, Inspiring Others”. It espouses the aspiration of every Unitian to be a leader of self and others.
In 2010, the school hosted one of the legs of the torch relay of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.
In 2014, the school celebrated 15 Years of Unity (15th School Anniversary) by setting two records in the Singapore Book of Records: achieving the “Most Number of People Bouncing Basketball at the Same Time” in the event “The Unity Bounce” and creating the “Largest Thumbprint Art” in the project “Thumbs-up in Unity”. The talent of Unitians and parents were showcased in “The Unity Spirit Art Exhibition” and musical “Rhapsody in Unity III”.
As a testament to the efforts and contributions of staff, students and our partners in the journey towards school excellence, Unity Secondary School made significant achievements in many areas. The school is accorded niche school status by MOE in Basketball since 2009 and in Uniformed Groups since 2012. The school has also achieved Sustained Achievement Awards (SAA) in Sports, Uniformed Groups and Aesthetics as well as the Development Awards (DA) in National Education and Character Development.
Moving forward, the school will be guided by the Unity Thrust in our strive for excellence: