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Ang Mo Kio Secondary School is the first secondary school to be established in Ang Mo Kio New Town. It officially started functioning on 2nd January 1979 in the premises of Hwi Yoh Secondary School with 12 Secondary One classes.
On 12th July 1979 the school occupied its premises at Ang Mo Kio Street 22 and was officially declared open on 20th September 1980 by Mr Yeo Toon Chia, the then Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio Constituency. In December 1999, the school temporarily relocated to Hougang Street 93. In 2002, the school returned to Ang Mo Kio Street 22.
The school was headed by the pioneer Principal, Mr Tan Joo Kheng, followed by Miss Monica Quek Swee Imm, Mrs Tan Guat Kim, Mdm Doreen Yip Woon Yong, Miss Paramita Bandara, Miss Tan Siew Piang, Mr Tan Chee Siong, Mr Abdul Mannan and Mr Chan Kok Tung Tom. The school welcomed the current Principal, Mr Shaw Swee Tat on 15th December 2017.