Mdm Rebecca Lee
Under the able leadership of Ms Rebecca Lee, our longest serving principal, Bendemeer had one of the largest cohorts among the secondary schools with 1980 students and a staff of 99. It was also one of the largest pre-university centres in 1985. There was an emphasis on improving the standard of the English Language among students through oratorical contests and story-telling. Library facilities were improved and more resources were added for pre-university and secondary students to meet the needs of the changing educational landscape.
A wide array of co-curricular activities was introduced to cater to the school population. The school also played a more prominent role in the community. Ms Lee focused on upgrading the professionalism of teachers through centralised workshops and was instrumental in building a strong and cohesive staff culture.
As a strong advocate of saving Mother Earth, the values of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” and thrift were emphasized and staff and students were encouraged to look into giving used items another new lease of life. In 1995, Whampoa Secondary School was merged with Bendemeer Secondary School. Ms Lee was also instrumental in planning and overseeing the construction of our current school building.