Founded in 1886, ACS (Independent) is a Methodist institution with a strong foundation in spiritual values, a tradition of excellence and a global perspective. We are an independent school under the Ministry of Education and an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The school offers two academic tracks: – the four-year Express programme leading to the GCE “O” Levels Examination, and – the six-year Integrated Programme (IP) leading to the IB Diploma programme. The IP allows students to progress from secondary to pre-university education without the requirement to sit the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations. The core purpose of our school is to nurture ACSians to be catalysts for change with Godly values and robust character, equipped and willing to serve and lead in the family, nation and the global community. Our mission is to be a world-class institution, a beacon of truth and light, through the holistic development of our students. Our school vision for Years 1 – 4 students is: Every ACSian a Scholar, Officer, Gentleman For God & Humanity Our school vision for Years 5 and 6 students is: Every ACSian a Scholar, Leader, Global Citizen For God & Humanity
Raffles Institution were founded in June 1823 as the Singapore Institution by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who established the basis for our country’s emergence as a major centre of mercantile trade. He sought to establish a premier educational institution that would serve Singapore well. His vision lives on in our motto, Auspicium Melioris Aevi – ‘Hope of a Better Age’ in Latin.
The name of Sir Stamford Raffles, Founder of Singapore, has been given to some of the most distinguished of institutions in Singapore, among them Raffles Girls’ School (RGS). Sir Stamford Raffles had a vision to establish a premier education institution that would serve Singapore well and RGS is honoured to have his name associated with our school. From humble beginnings in 1879, but with noble aspirations, RGS has progressed remarkably from a one-room department in a boys’ school to a full-fledged girls-only institution, adapting itself continually to the on-going changes in the education landscape. The school motto, ‘Filiae Melioris Aevi’, Latin for ‘Daughters of a Better Age’, is a promise of what is, and a hope of what is to come. Now, 135 years later, the school motto is still, if not more relevant. Today, the RGS name stands as the embodiment of excellence, grit, adaptability and innovation in education. The RGS girl, in her neatly pressed dark blue pinafore, is as much the face of RGS as she is a part of the fabric of Singapore. She comes from all walks of life. She symbolises hope and she excels in all that she does. The RGS girl is a high […]
Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH) was founded in 1917. It is a premier independent and Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school with an intake of over 1700 girls ranging from Sec 1 to Sec 4. Given its vibrant history and rich tradition in bicultural education, NYGH prides itself in providing an all-round holistic education, allowing all girls to thrive in the globalised world of the 21st century. While academic distinction continues to be the hallmark of Nanyang girls, the vision of NYGH is to nurture every student to be a respected member of society. A Nanyang girl is globally attuned while strongly grounded in her history and traditions. As she navigates through the world in her quest for excellence, the Nanyang girl is guided by strong values embodied in the school motto: “勤 慎 端 朴 – Diligence, Prudence, Respectability, Simplicity”. The belief in contributing back to society undoubtedly stems from the school heritage, which is rich in the legacy of the vision and sacrifices of its pioneers.
Keming Primary School is a school with humble beginnings. Established in 1935, it was funded with money from public-spirited and philanthropic pioneers who believed in overcoming all odds to bring education to the villagers. They believed that education was the best way to improve the livelihood of the villagers. In line with the belief, the Chinese medium school was named Keok Ming Public School. In Chinese, Keok (克) means to overcome difficulties and Ming (明) means brightness. When put together, the name Keok Ming signifies one’s ability to overcome adversities for a promising future.
Rulang Primary School was originally known as Joo Long Public School. It was founded in 1930 by Mr Ng Lee Kar, a Jurong Community leader who believed the importance of education as Singapore progressed. It began with only 34 pupils and it was housed in a shophouse at 13th milestone of Jurong Road. Joo Long Public School began to function with Mr Yak Woh Hoon as the head of the school. Four years later, to meet the need for bigger premises, the school moved to Kee San Estate at Jalan Bahar.
Temasek Primary School held its first classes in the premises of Bedok View Primary School in 1979. The school started at its new premises on 2 January 1980 at Chai Chee along New Upper Changi Road with 2,200 pupils drawn from various schools. It moved to its current premises in December 2000 which was officially opened on 19 April 2002. In its History of 37 years, It has produced 10 Prime Minister Book Prize Winners , A top PSLE student, 3 President’s Award for Teachers and one outstanding Youth in Education Teacher. Its Organizational excellence is recognized in its attainment of the Singapore Quality Class and School Distinction Award. It has certainly moved from success to significance and from significance to impact. It has established itself as a popular and much sought-after school by parents.