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2019

Singapore Bicentennial Commemoration in RGS


RGS commemorates the bicentennial of the founding of Singapore in 1819. For us, the bicentennial takes on an added significance as the school is named after the person widely credited for the founding of the British port and settlement – Sir Stamford Raffles.

From humble beginnings in 1844 as a one-room department in a boy's school (Raffles Institution), it was only in 1879 that RGS was established as a separate school for girls. Thus, the following commemorative events is also an opportunity for us to revisit the original goals of the school:

1 February 2019: Launch of the Bicentennial Commemoration in RGS

Our Year 2 students kick-starting the Singapore Bicentennial Commemoration in RGS with a skit during morning assembly. Click to our Instagram post here to view a snippet of their skit!

4 April 2019: Hall Assembly Programme

Various student groups present on the school's journey as part of the wider goals of the nation (Development of Leadership, Promotion of Local Languages and Promotion of Local and Regional Knowledge).

Stay tuned for photos from our upcoming field trip to the Bicentennial Experience @ Fort Canning on 19 July 2019!