The school began in 1924 as Geylang Methodist Girls’ School when it was founded by Rev Lloyd Sullivan, together with Mrs Chan Han Kiat and Miss Walker, who were members of the Methodist Church. With a pupil enrolment of 27 girls, lessons were conducted in the sanctuary of Geylang Chinese Methodist Church.
During the Second World War, the school ceased to function and, its classrooms were used as barracks by Japanese soldiers, with the church as a storehouse. In 1949 we were qualified to be given aid by government. With God’s grace, we continued to expand, becoming a full school in 1951 our first batch of pupils took the Cambridge Examination (equivalent of the GCE ‘O’ level Exam) three years later.
The school song was composed in 1975 byMs MJ Graber from World Division of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Church, with music arranged by the principal then, Ms Susheela E Daniel, daughter of Mrs SA Daniel, the Principal then.
As pupil enrolment increased, with the support and financial assistance from the Methodist churches, we built our own premises, and split into two schools – primary and secondary. In 1984, boys were admitted for the first time in the secondary school, giving rise to Geylang Methodist Secondary School. The school was then officially opened by Bishop Ho Chee Sin on 29 Aug. The girls Softball team was formed and has since brought much honour at zonal and national level.
Faced with space constraint, the Rifle Range (located in the basement of the canteen) was renovated and renamed Wesley Hall in 1922 where Weekly chapel services were held.
In preparation for the single session, the school was upgraded in 1998. God continued to pour out His blessings. The School Band participated in the National Competition and was placed in Category 1. In February the following year, the school went single session with 38 classes (1,500 pupils) and a staff strength of 69.
2007 marked another important milestone for our school. Besides the change of name to reflect the oneness of the GM family of schools, it also marked the completion of our re-development project. With the completion of PRIME, we now have additional facilities and improved facilities.
It was God who led His people to start the school and caused it to grow. We believe that He will continue to bless the school even as we remember His faithfulness.