Beyond the Classroom
As well as academic subjects, the Senior School 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 the classroom as in it.
- Outdoor Education Trips
- Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)
- The Arts
- Duke of Edinburgh Award (DoE)
- Activities Funded by the TTS Foundation
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 compete in SEASAC (South East Asia Student Activities Conference), FOBISIA (Federation of British Schools in Asia) and ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools), as well as sporting tours to Australia.
The DoE is a world-wide recognised award for young adults aged 14 to 24. At Tanglin, DoE is open to students from Year 10 onwards, supporting them to achieve their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. It is recognised by universities and employers around the world.
DoE has four elements, all of which complement the academic aspect of Tanglin. For the Adventurous Journey element, students have to plan and execute a journey with a minimal amount of adult intervention. The other three aspects are Community Service, Learning a New Skill, and Sport. All these elements together help to provide students with a well-rounded and holistic education.
- As an extension to the curriculum, students benefit from many activities funded by the TTS Foundation. These include visits from inspirational speakers including: Robert Swan (Polar Explorer);
The England Beach Volleyball Team; Guy Larson (Film Director);
Sugata Mitra (Professor of Educational Technology); James Grime (Mathematician); Jazz Carlin and Lewis Coleman (GB Olympic Swimmers); Tan Chin Boo (Percussionist).