Junior Sports

Sport is a vibrant element of the ethos in the Junior School and is firmly embedded in our school culture, making it central to life at Tanglin. Our structured programme paves the way for a clear and progressive sporting journey in which students' physical literacy is carefully managed to maximise their full learning potential.

Every child experiences the feeling of being part of a team. Whether it is competing in one of our seven House competitions, or many school teams, our Sport for All approach, both in and out of the curriculum, strives to educate every student on the benefits of sport participation at all levels. The value of sport in the Junior School goes beyond physical activity; it endeavours to promote social interaction and healthy lifestyles at school and throughout life. 

All students have opportunities to take part in competitive sport through the House system and the co-curricular activity (CCA) programme. There are also opportunities to represent the school in local and regional tournaments.

Whilst we play our games to win, we do not do so at all costs. We want our students to understand that success is measured by developing teamwork, sportsmanship, skill, respect, commitment, hard work and discipline and knowing that being a young sportsman or woman involves so much more than just ability.

Between the ages of 7 to 11 years of age, we believe in developing athletes for the future rather than the here and now. With this firmly in mind, our team selections, rotations and substitutions are made with respect to the student’s development and enjoyment rather than the result.

Junior School CCAs

Co-curricular activities (CCAs) in Years 3 & 4 aim to provide FUNdamental movement skills - the foundational movements, or precursor patterns, to the more specialised and complex skills used in play, games and specific sports. CCAs focus on providing fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate activities in both structured and unstructured environments.

CCAs in Years 5 & 6 build on the FUNdamental movement skills leading to the understanding of basic rules, tactics and strategy in games and refinement of sport specific skills, as well as developing strength, endurance and flexibility in structured mini-sided games.

Sports Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Football (Boys)
Football (Girls)
Golf (Off-Site)
Pedal Power
Rock Climbing
Starting New at Golf (SNAG)
Swim Development
Table Tennis
Tag Rugby
Tanglin Climbing Team (Off-site)
Tee Ball
TTS Foundation Mini Tennis
Water Polo
Tournaments Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
ACSIS Athletics (8 & Under)
ACSIS Athletics (9 & Under)
ACSIS Athletics (10 & Under)
ACSIS Netball (10 & Under)
ACSIS Rugby (10 & Under Boys)
ACSIS Rugby (11 & Under Boys)
ACSIS Touch (11 & Under Girls)
ACSIS Netball (11 & Under)
ACSIS Cricket (11 & Under)
ACSIS Basketball (11 & Under)
ACSIS Athletics (11 & Under)
ACIS Football (11 & Under)
Phuket Football (11 & Under)
External SRCs (Sports & Recreational Clubs) Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Badminton (Alpha - External)
Basketball (APSM - External)
Cricket (Rex Marten - External)
Football (JSSL - External)
Gymnastic (Gym with Me - External)
Karate (Goju Ryu Karate - External)
Multisports (Sports4kids - External)
Yoga (Everybody Yoga - External)

Note: The information in these tables are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Major Achievements 2017/18

  • 9&U Athletics: ACSIS Champions
  • 9&U Football: Div 1 ACSIS Champions
  • 11&U Cross Country: ACSIS Girls Champions
  • 11&U Athletics: ACSIS Champions; Junior FOBISIA Champions
  • 11&U Netball: Div 2 ACSIS Champions
  • Junior Gymnastics: SEASAC Level 4 Champions