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.

Residential trips include:

        • Year 3 Zoo Sleepover
        • Year 4 Pulau Ubin and Sentosa Island
        • Year 5 Malacca
        • Year 6 Sarawak
        • Perth Adventure Trip
        • Switzerland Ski Trip
        • Caring for Cambodia (JASS)
        • FOBISIA Music, Maths, Sports

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 and audition for a range of 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), SEASAC (Southeast Asia Student Activities Conference) 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.

We have strong links with the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), and in Year 3 & 6, performances are written in association with an artist-in-residence.

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'
  • Music awards encouraging further take up of Wind, Brass, and Stringed instruments
  • Visits from inspirational speakers including GB Olympic Swimmers, storyteller Roger Jenkins, ex-footballer Alex Duric, performance poet Harry Baker, and mathematicians James Grime and Andrew Jeffrey
  • Contributions towards special days, including Peranakan Day, India Day and Singapore Day.

Junior Model United Nations (JMUN)

Junior Model United Nations (JMUN) offers a fantastic forum for students in Year 6 to discuss world issues, while enhancing their debating skills and confidence in public speaking. In a simulation of the ‘real’ United Nations, students adopt the role of delegates, debating current affairs and issues from the point of view of different countries in order to create and vote on resolutions.

Led by experienced and passionate Senior School students, the children collaborate with other delegates, learning how to debate diplomatically and foster skills of compromise and negotiation with a view to seeking a consensus. Students are also offered opportunities to take part in inter-school conferences.

Representing a specific country’s delegation within a UN committee, ranging from the Security Council to the Human Rights Council, presents an exciting occasion for the children to put their skills into action, as well as meet new people and make new friends.