We are a school that is proud to embrace British values with a strong international perspective which means we follow a British structure of strong pastoral support and guidance, high academic standards and an emphasis on developing the whole child by offering a range of enrichment opportunities and specialisms. Tanglin Senior School is committed to a well-rounded and grounded education and our curriculum is tailored to reflect our long-standing location in Singapore.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum providing a wide range of subjects and disciplines. As well as traditional subjects, the curriculum also includes service learning, outdoor education opportunities and a wide range of Co-Curricular activities that stimulate and broaden student experience. We firmly believe young people are just as likely to learn outside of the classroom as inside it. We also include inquiry based units to encourage the development of research skills, independent thinking and collaboration which traverse subject boundaries. We firmly believe young people can learn from each other as well as from adults.
We relish the opportunity to enable exceptional experiences and enhancements for our community funded by TTS Foundation. These opportunities fall into four sections; Development of Lifeskills; Engaging with Global Issues and the Wider Community; Participation in Creative Arts and Sport and Enhancing Academic Endeavour; all sections are further supported by the TTS Foundation through Visits from Inspirational Groups and Speakers.
We are a centre for inspirational, dedicated and resourceful teachers, managers and leaders who are progressive in their outlook and who stimulate wonder, creativity and imagination. We look to the latest educational research into pedagogy and we embrace developments in technology when they can be used effectively to enhance learning. We are committed to the continued professional development of our staff at all stages and levels of their career.
We aim to develop skills as well as impart knowledge as we realise the importance of students remaining open-minded, versatile, resilient and ready for the challenges of continuing study. We want Tanglin students, as Alumni, to be useful and successful in life beyond school and university who can participate with enthusiasm and will contribute with confidence to the lives of others, society and the world, always taking responsibility and always showing integrity. It is our aim to allow our students to grow, flourish and become confident individuals who appreciate their own worth and that of others.
We aim to be inclusive but we are mindful that we want our students to thrive and flourish and we do not want to set our students up to fail. We continue to explore and extend the opportunities and courses available to give our students every opportunity to achieve success through their selected pathway and to become suitably prepared for life.
We are a happy school that values and cares for staff and students alike. We strive for wellbeing for all in a school that is often very busy but always prepared to be flexible and considerate to the needs of individuals. Emphasis is placed on a healthy work/life balance and the importance of chill-out time and break-out spaces. Our culture thrives on positive relationships between all members of our community and offering support when it is needed or asked for.
We aim to listen carefully and inform effectively. We do this through a range of communication platforms as well as by implementing procedures that allow students, parents and staff to voice their views and concerns. An open door policy is not always easy to adhere to in Tanglin but visitors are always welcomed and inquiries responded to.
We are resourceful and creative in our approach to time and space to ensure both teachers and students have the tools to collaborate and develop into lifelong learners. Our collective view is that buildings, facilities and resources must be safe and facilitate and stimulate learning.
We are not a complacent school. Indeed, senior leaders, middle managers, teachers and support staff are always looking for ways to be innovative, improve and move forward. Every member of the Tanglin community is encouraged to take risks, have a go and feel comfortable aiming high and sometimes failing in a supportive, optimistic and solution-focused environment.
We can all feel proud of the Senior School and recent inspection reports have informed us that we are ‘outstanding’ in all categories. However, whilst outstanding is a great place to be, our aim is to be a ‘Stand Out’ School.