Tanglin Secondary School

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Understand More About The Tanglin Secondary School

Tanglin Secondary School was built on October 16, 1964, by the Minister of Education and is located on Commonwealth Avenue in Queenstown’s first satellite housing complex and Singapore’s first technical school using Chinese as a teaching medium. Tanglin Secondary School gets renamed in 1969. Mr Lim Hng Kiang, then Minister for Health, Second Minister for Finance, and Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC, declared it open on July 14, 2001. Mr Teoh Teik Hoe, the final principle of the two schools, Jin Tai and Ghim Moh, turned over the site to the newly combined school, Clementi Woods Secondary School, in 2007.


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The BASIC Program:

The BASIC Education Programme, which stands for Belief, Affective Values, Social Intelligences, Imagination, and Competencies, is our Tanglin Secondary School‘s official instructional curriculum, which includes explicit teaching of school values, and social-emotional competencies, and life skills.BASIC also focuses on three major concepts: identity, relationships, and choices, and helps pupils relate to the challenges that these concepts entail.


Tanglin Secondary School Classroom

Education and Career Guidance (ECG):

Education and Professional Guidance (ECG) aims to provide students with the information, skills, and values they need to make informed decisions at each critical educational level, allowing them to manage their career paths and lifelong learning in their lives. Social-emotional competencies proactivity, flexibility, and resilience are cultivated via ECG to prepare pupils for the twenty-first century. ECG’s objectives are to:

  • It enables students to explore feasible education and employment possibilities by providing accurate and thorough information; 
  • It promotes students’ self-awareness, self-directedness, and life skills for continuous learning and training; 
  • It instils a sense of the importance of all jobs and how they contribute to society’s well-being; 
  • It provides students with the knowledge and resources needed to engage their parents and other professional influencers productively.


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School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

We give students various chances to explore and follow their passions, allowing them to define success in different ways, based on our belief that “Everyone Is Different, Everyone Can Succeed.” We work hard to provide a vibrant learning environment where students enjoy studying and are encouraged to explore their passions. We value the spirit of discovery to prepare students for the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. Tanglin Secondary School cultivates in students the ability to think critically, creatively, and inventively to solve issues. We want kids to endure in the face of adversity and be able to grab chances. All based on the principles of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care, and Curiosity to Learn guarantee that students collaborate, lead, and develop into valuable community members.


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Co-Curricular Activities:

CCAs are an essential component of our student’s overall education. Students gain values and competencies that will equip them for a quickly changing world while discovering their interests and abilities via CCA. As they study, play, and grow together, CCA fosters friendships among students from many backgrounds. CCA encourages social integration and strengthens students’ feelings of belonging, dedication, and duty to their school, community, and country.

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