On Monday, 24 September we launched the TTS Foundation 2018 Fundraising Campaign. During the next three weeks, we will be asking our school community to support the TTS Foundation to enable more exceptional opportunities over and above those provided by the curriculum and covered by school fees.
Below are just a few of the 98 exciting projects made possible by community donations last year.
Engagement with Global Issues and with the Wider Community
Ex-Paralympian, Andy Barrow, spoke with Infant children on the importance of following their passion. He said: "As a person with a disability, I was especially pleased to be working with some of Tanglin's youngest students because I believe, exposure to difference at such a young age, creates the perfect platform for children to become well-rounded adults."
Chinese calligrapher and brush painter, Li Jun Ming worked with Junior children, whilst Senior students who were awarded the Deirdre Lew Service Award made positive contributions to the wider community.
Participation in Creative Arts and Sport
Artist in residence, Naomi Iwase, joined the EYFS Music in Movement Programme. The TTS Foundation Music Awards ignited students' passion for learning music and enabled them to play in an ensemble, and our Senior students were inspired through the mAd mArch Drawing Competition, enabling them to exhibit their work nationally.
As a whole-school we were delighted to take the arts out into the community, holding the Botanical Beats at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. "The Botanical Beats showed me that hard work really does pay off. After numerous rehearsals and practices, it was an amazing way to finish off Term 2 with a great performance." Year 10 student.
Visits from Inspirational Individuals and Groups
Infant children learnt new stories and accompanying mime actions with exuberant storyteller, Cassandra Wye. Aleks Duric, S-League footballer gave Junior children a glimpse into what it's like to train as a professional footballer, and Senior students discovered the tricks of the film trade with Director, Guy Larson.
"His visit made me happy and proud because it gave me a stronger growth mindset to play football. I used to have little confidence, but now I have more belief in myself." Year 6 student on Aleks Duric visit.
Development of Life Skills
The TTS Foundation Pedal Power and Blazing Balance Bike programmes have given Infant and Junior children access to cycling activities and taught them essential skills to help build their confidence. "What great news when our daughter started riding the balance bike at school! We are so happy and very grateful for Tanglin to have given her the opportunity to learn new skills." Infant School Parent.
Representative Awards also supported Senior students taking part in several competitions, including the World Scholars Cup, providing them with the opportunity to connect with students from all around the globe.
The TTS Foundation Report of Giving celebrates even more of the inspiring initiatives, events, projects and visits that took place during 2017/18 and includes a wish list for 2018/19.
If you'd like to find out more about this year's campaign, do join us for Music in the Mornings, with performances by our students and staff, every morning from 7.30am during the fundraising campaign – a wonderful way to start the day!
Donations can be made via the TTS Parent Portal. We only accept donations from our current and former parents, staff, students and Governors.
Thank you for your support.