Lianhua Primary School started as a small village school in January 1946 with a student population of just 200 pupils in borrowed premises in the Bukit Timah area. At that time, it was known as Lian Wah Public School. The school then catered for students, who, due to the Second World War, did not have the opportunity to attend school.
In the years that followed, the board of directors raised funds and purchased a piece of land at Duchess Road where a permanent building for the school was constructed. The first Principal served the school for 19 years until 1964 after which Mr. Ding Cha Yee took over. During Mr. Ding's tenure, the school made significant and tremendous progress both academically and in extra-curricular activities. It became one of the premier school in the Bukit Timah area.
Mr. Ding headed the school for 23 years until 1987, when it became a government school and became known as Lianhua Primary School.
The school started functioning in January 1987 at Dazhong Primary School as the new premises were not ready then. It had an enrolment of 574 studemts in 19 classes and a teaching staff of 27 together with a school attendant and a clerk.
In January 1988, the new school building at 2 Bukit Batok Street 52 was ready. The School was officially declared open by Dr. Seet Ai Mee, then Acting Minister for Education, and MP for Bukit Gombak on 8 September 1990. In 1997, Lianhua Primary School celebrated its 10th Anniversary a significant milestone in its history. Mr Ang Mong Seng, the Member of Parliament for Bukit Gombak was the Guest of Honour.
In May 1999, the Ministry of Education embarked on its upgrading and rebuilding programme of existing schools to provide a physical environment conducive to learning and creative thinking. This programme was called PRIME or Programme for Rebuilding and IMproving Existing schools. Lianhua Primary School was identified as one of the schools to be upgraded under Phase One and upgrading works promptly began in Nov 1999.
With the completion of the upgrading project, the school now has 6 blocks inclusive of a brand new 6-storey Admin cum Classroom Block, a spanking new enlarged Hall and Canteen, 2 AV rooms equipped with the latest IT equipment, a well-stocked huge library, 3 thematically decorated Computer Labs and numerous special rooms to cater to the needs of the school's curricular and co-curricular programmes.
The school's science-rich environment also features a comprehensive eco-garden and a big aviary both of which serve as a source of enrichment and pride for our studemts.
As you drive into or perhaps just drive past the school, you cannot help but marvel at the ambience of the upgraded Lianhua Primary School which serves as a clear indication of the direction our school is heading.