for the Deaf started in the early 50's. Then, there were 2
schools for the Deaf, The Singapore Chinese Sign School For
the Deaf which provided Chinese education in Sign Language
and The Oral School for the Deaf which provided English education.
The Red Cross also started classes for very young children
and a counseling service for parents of deaf children.
1963, both the Singapore Chinese Sign School for the Deaf
and the Oral School for the Deaf merged into one school at
Mountbatten Road. With the merger, deaf pupils followed the
same curriculum that of their hearing peers. However, in 1978,
the Chinese Sign Section was phrased out. This phasing-out
coincided with another important milestone in the school's
history which was the introduction of Total Communication
Nursery classes were also started in 1986 and they occupied
borrowed premises at the River Valley Community Centre.
In 1987, the school moved from Mountbatten Road into the
present premise in Prince Charles Square. The Singapore School
for the Deaf was then converted to a single-session school
and the Nursery School formed an integral part of it.
The 90's saw a decline in the number of deaf children registered
at the school and thus class enrolment became smaller. The
Parent Education Programme was established so as to help parents
understand their children and their needs.