Tanjong Katong Girls' School
Everything you need to know about the Tanjong Katong Girls’ School
Tanjong Katong Girls’ School opened its doors on January 12, 1953, with seven courses, 250 students, and ten professors. TKGS opened its doors on January 12, 1953, with seven sessions. The school began taking pupils from selected Chinese schools the following year, and New scientific laboratories get built-in 1955. To accommodate the increasing enrolment of 1,200 students, TKGS became a double-session school in 1960. In 1962, TKGS became a Chinese-language integrated school. TKGS includes 1,388 students and roughly 120 staff, and the regular curriculum gives Pure Sciences, Economics, Drama, and Music. The Music Elective Program and the Drama Elective Program are available. Every student must take part in at least one core co-curricular activity. Girls who want to help at school can join the optional non-core CCAs. Tanjong Katong Girls’ School ran “immersion programs” for children from Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools in the late 1970s when pupils who spoke Chinese get exposed to English teachings in an English atmosphere.
On January 12, 1953, TKGS opened its doors with seven courses, 250 students, and ten teachers. On January 12, 1953, TKGS opened its doors with seven sessions.
The Aesthetics Department strives to develop learners who value aesthetics and find enjoyment in their arts education. Tanjong Katong Girls’ School will be able to express themselves creatively and communicate effectively, allowing them to grow a lifelong appreciation for the arts. The department fosters students pursuing Music and Art in upper secondary school to find their passions, talents, and shortcomings in their discipline. They gain the capacity to explore ideas, media, and technology as autonomous learners with critical and creative thinking in their trade.
- Key Programmes
- Art Plus Programme
- MOE Music Elective Programme (MEP)
To fulfill the school’s purpose of growing every student into a leader, the school redefines leadership as self-leadership and community service, regardless of rank, position, or title. TKGians are known for being ‘Leaders of Character, Women of Grace,’ which exemplifies the notion of self-leadership. It gets mirrored in our student management system, which uses the Restorative Practice Approach and the Traffic Light Monitoring System to emphasize responsible decision-making and self-leadership.Students get taught to accept responsibility for their activities and consider the consequences of their choices. Our 4-year ViA program, which encourages all TKGians to lead through service to the local and worldwide communities in need, exemplifies leadership through service.
School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:
TKGS is committed to developing strong leaders, accomplished learners, and graceful women. We get dedicated to developing leaders in character, academics, and the arts. We hope that by doing so, students will learn the importance of stewardship and that the finest and brightest TKGians will be encouraged to lead via “noble service” to “serve with honor,” as inspired by the school hymn written by the first principle, Ms. Maude Scott, in 1953. Our desire to remain a distinguished school must begin with every girl who walks through our doors understanding the commitments and responsibilities of preserving a 67-year heritage of excellence.
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