Beyond the Classroom

We do not believe learning should simply be confined to the classroom, but enhanced through a multitude of opportunities to inspire such as day trips, residential visits and acts of social service. These experiences enable our children to excel personally and academically.

Outdoor Education Trips

Outdoor Education Trips nurture independence, support children to build new friendships, and develop resilience and risk taking to enjoy a new experience away from home. Trips include:

        • Year 3 Zoo Sleepover (1 night)
        • Year 4 Pulau Ubin and Sentosa Island (2 nights)
        • Year 5 Malacca (3 nights)
        • Year 6 Sarawak (4 nights).

Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)

Tanglin’s CCA programme provides students with opportunities to pursue a range of interests by developing existing talents or learning something new. Activities range from learning to cook in our Masterchef kitchen to rock climbing and computer game design. In addition to recreational choices, the programme also enables students to trial for and engage in competitive activities.


Sport is an integral part of the Tanglin curriculum. Our excellent sporting facilities enable us to provide a wide range of competitive and non-competitive events throughout the year.

We participate in FOBISIA (Federation of British Schools in Asia) and ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools).

The Arts

Tanglin has a thriving, vibrant and energetic Arts programme which plays an important part in school life.

Throughout the year, there are high-quality ensembles, recitals, performances and exhibitions.

Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)

The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS) is an accredited learning programme that serves as the precursor to the Duke of Edinburgh Award and is an exciting new CCA opportunity for Year 5 and Year 6 children. This programme is designed to stretch different aspects of developing confident individuals through four categories: My Interests (developing an interest or learning a new skill); Get Active, Stay Active (taking part in sport and physical activity); Me and My World (contributing to the local community); and Adventure (outdoor activity and learning, including teamwork and problem solving).

The Year 6 children will work together to plan fundraising opportunities and raise money for the charity, ‘Caring For Cambodia,’ ending their experience with an exciting three night residential overseas trip to Cambodia where they will apply their new skills. The Year 5 children will have the chance to develop their team building and independence further when they head to their overnight camping trip. Award evenings are held to celebrate the children’s achievements.

Activities Funded by the TTS Foundation

As an extension to our bespoke curriculum, children benefit from many activities funded by the TTS Foundation. These include:

  • The introduction of a learn to cycle programme, 'Pedal Power'
  • A service trip to Cambodia in Year 6
  • The development of music awards encouraging further take up of Wind, Brass, and Stringed instruments
  • Visits from inspirational speakers including GB Olympic Swimmers, a choral conductor, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, and The HandleBards.