Service Learning

We are fully committed to our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Purpose and aim to nurture a sense of service in our children. Tanglin is socially responsible and proud to contribute to the future of Singapore and the world. We believe that everyone in our community can make a difference and we hope that by the time our students leave us they have an informed conscience and the will to act upon it.

From Nursery through to Sixth Form we embed service into students’ experience. In every student’s journey through the school there is the opportunity for meaningful engagement with the local community and the world beyond.

From 3 years old, we support our students’ understanding of global issues and the need for service work. Classes in the Infant School support their own charity and through the Student Council, Infant children can give their input into which charities to support. They also regularly organise fundraising activities and host fun play dates with children from a local children’s home.

This develops in the Junior School, where each year group chooses one local charity. In addition, one international charity is also supported by all year groups. Junior children hold an Enterprise Week to raise money for Caring for Cambodia.

Community service continues in abundance throughout Senior School where several charities and organisations are supported through year group charity weeks involving guest speakers and student-led initiatives, the International Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) projects.

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)

All A Level and IB students must participate in Tanglin’s Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) programme, which provides opportunities for independently managed, experiential learning beyond the curriculum.

Students are required to plan, record and reflect upon each CAS activity. Enjoyable and challenging, CAS is also intended to offer a balance to academic study.

  • Creativity – arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking
  • Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
  • Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit.

Each year CAS students:

  • Work with 30 local organisations
  • Commit 20 hours minimum to each CAS project.