Punggol View Primary School Website > Our Family > School Leaders

School Leaders

I joined teaching in 1996 as a Geography and Mathematics teacher in Springfield Secondary School and headed the Pastoral Care and Career Guidance Department in 1998. In 2000, I served as a Curriculum Planning Officer at the Ministry of Education and subsequently headed the Geography Unit. I was appointed Vice-Principal, Bedok South Secondary School in 2003 and Vice-Principal, Shuqun Secondary School in 2006. In 2008, I assumed the role of Principal, Keming Primary School and in Apr 2012, appointed Principal Designate, Punggol View Primary School. 

Mr Tay 2014.jpg

Mr Kelvin Tay

I would like to work with my colleagues and parents of our pupils to provide a strong values-based, holistic education for all pupils in Punggol View Primary. Every pupil in the Punggol View Family is very special and precious to us. Like the starfish story, we want to bring out the best in every pupil, each according to his/her strengths, talents and abilities. We want our pupils to be happy, healthy and safe in Punggol View Primary. We have a vision in Punggol View Primary. We want our pupils to become – Confident Learners, Active Citizens of Tomorrow. We want to realise this shared vision by working with you, your child, your family and our community to grow and glow your child over the next 6 years. 

Mr Chua Chye Hock (VP).JPG
Mr Chua Chye Hock
I started out as a teacher in Chua Chu Kang Secondary School in 1996 and was the Head of Department for Science in Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School in 2000. I went on to serve as a Project Officer in the Schools Division at Ministry of Education and subsequently, Vice-Principal, Rosyth School. Subsequently, I was awarded the postgraduate scholarship to pursue Masters at the Teachers’ College, Columbia University, New York City, USA. Upon returning from my studies, I was appointed as Vice-Principal, Tanjong Katong Primary School. In Apr 2012, I assumed the role of Vice-Principal Designate, Punggol View Primary School. 

I envisage that every pupil of Punggol View Primary would be able to set his/her own goals beyond the academic area, and strive hard to  excel and realise his/her full potential. I would like to see every pupil  develop sound character and leadership qualities so as to better prepare him/her for the future. I believe in working very closely with parents and would like to use every communication channel to reach out to the parents so that they would better understand the educational issues facing the school and build strong relationships that will support their child’s learning, development and achievement in his/her primary school years.

There is a widely quoted proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which beautifully illustrates the intertwined relationships and partnerships required to develop our children holistically.

I believe Punggol View Primary School is one of that special “village” where our caring teachers, dedicated support staff and engaged parents and partners work closely to help nurture our children as they grow and glow into persons of character and become good and useful citizens of tomorrow. By so doing, we want our children to contribute positively and stay rooted as active citizens for SG100.

VPA Mrs Doreen Gan.JPG Mrs Doreen Gan
Vice-Principal (Administration)

Joining this “village” in January 2016, I am humbled by the dedication and calibre of the staff we have on board. Through their encouragement and exemplary enthusiasm, I look forward to leveraging upon my past experience in business, leadership and management as a Chief Financial Controller with both Global and Singapore based MNCs, to make an indelible impact on our children’s growth and development. As a team, we strive to help unlock and realise our students’ intrinsic potential and help them find faith in their future through this early journey of their lives with us, whilst they are still children.