- To aspire, strive, and dare to be active creators of a better age for all. This is taken from the school's motto Filiae Melioris Aevi, which is Latin for 'Daughters of a Better Age'.
What is RGS' mission?Nurturing the high ability girl to be a leader who will realise her talents in service of nation and community.
What are RGS' goals?
To develop fine character and well-being, nurture the intellect and fire the imagination of the RGS girl as a:
Person who is purposeful and aspires towards the greater good with integrity, empathy and resilience.
Leader who values diversity, cohesiveness, and inclusiveness in exerting positive influence and impact on the community.
Thinker who demonstrates a disposition for reflective and flexible thinking, and is willing to take intellectual risks, especially in the face of complex and ambiguous situations.
Pioneer who seeks opportunities and embraces challenges with courage to innovate for the common good.
What are RGS' values?People-Centred, Principled, Passionate, Professional.
When was the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) implemented in RGS?In 1984. We were one of the first two secondary schools to implement the GEP; the other school being Raffles Institution (RI).
When did RGS become an Independent School?In 1993. One of the benefits of being an independent school is the autonomy to develop curriculum materials and adopt teaching approaches that better suit our students.
When did RGS offer the six-year integrated programme (i.e. the Raffles Programme (RP))?Since 2004, students have progressed from the four-year secondary education to the two-year Pre-University/Junior College education without having to sit for the GCE 'O' Level examinations. This allows the school to devote more curriculum time to broadening the students' learning, as removing the time needed to prepare Year 4 students for the GCE 'O' Level exams could be better spent on enriching the curriculum and increasing curriculum time. Also, this facilitates a smoother transition to RI because of the close relationship of the two schools in planning and implementing the RP curriculum.
How many students do we have in total and what is the enrolment number for Year 1?We have a total of about 1,600 students in the four levels. Enrolment of Year 1 students each year is around 400 and our Year 1 students come from more than 100 primary schools nationwide.
What are the school hours for students?School starts at 7.35am and generally ends by 2.25pm or 2.35pm. Each lesson is about 60 minutes long. Many co-curricular programmes take place in the afternoons. CCAs take place in the afternoons on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays while lessons for Third Language, Music Elective Programme (MEP), Special Art Programme (SAP), Regional Studies Programme (RSP) and Chinese/Malay Special Programmes (CSP/MSP) take place on Friday afternoons. On Wednesday afternoons, students usually take part in Talent Development lessons/activities/consultations as well as House Practices and leadership development activities.