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RGS 140 Homecoming - Thank You For Coming!


*Updated 22 August 2019

To view more photos from the event, visit our official Facebook page here!

 

Also, watch:

  • 'The Great Migration', a video created by RGS Student Congress 2019 to mark the school's move to the new campus below:

 

  • RGS Homecoming 2019 - 2000s Satellite Sing Along

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Dear Rafflesians and friends

Thank you all for coming today and making our 140 Homecoming a memorable experience. After 60 years in this campus, save a few years at Jalan Kuala, this is our final Homecoming here. I am truly touched by all of you who have come home to reconnect with old friends, engage with former teachers, and just share memories of this place. As an alumna of RGS myself, today is a bittersweet moment for me. While I am happy to see so many joyful faces, I am also sad to know that come October, we will be saying goodbye to this campus. Forever.

This Homecoming has been planned since last year and I must really thank the amazing Homecoming organising committee for making today’s event such a rousing success. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Today, it has indeed taken a village to put together our 140 Homecoming.

I would like to thank the many people who have contributed to this milestone event of RGS:

  • Our energetic Homecoming organising committee co-chaired by the RGS Alumnae and RGS. Thank you, Ms Jeog Lee, President of RGSA, for putting your heart and soul into this event for RGS. You and your team have demonstrated to us the power of sisterhood and the creativity it unleashes when we come together. To the Satellite team leaders – Koh Mui Keng, Zuraida Binte Haji Mohamed Din, Eugenia Lim, Celeste Lim and Gu Weite - thank you and your team for your creativity, enthusiasm and passion.
  • To the RGS Homecoming organising committee, headed by our very own Director of Communications and Partnerships, Ms Lee Su Yin, the months of planning and your zeal in assembling the troops is to be highly commended. Even when the going got tough, you kept a smile on your face and gave your best. To the rest of the staff, lead boards, the Throwback project team, our student helpers and all students who stepped up and initiated activities for today’s event, your efforts are greatly appreciated too.
  • Our performers and alumnae: Melodiem Handbells, RGS alumni choir, Tang Tee Khoon, Rani Singam, Joanna Dong, Miss Lou, Tay Kewei and Kit Chan for showcasing the abundance of talents of our alumnae. Also to our sporting PRGS YOLO mums, once again you awe us with your flexibility and dance skills.  Not forgetting our student performers; the talents of our RGS girls continue to impress.
  • Our wonderful sponsors for today’s event:
  • Our main sponsors:
    • MTech for the tentage and sound system
    • Kreative Lab for the displays and memorabilia
    • White Ombre for the amazing 3-dimensional cake of this campus
    • All our other sponsors - Empress Porridge, The Royals, Pasta Mania, Udders,  Gourmet Hipster,  Churros Republic, The Daily Scoop, Thai Milk Tea,  Golden Bee and Party Mojo for the food that we enjoyed today.

A special thank you to our Guest-of-Honour for Founder's Day Ms Chan Lai Fung, Chairperson of the RGS Board of Governors Justice Judith Prakash, RGS alumna from MOE Ms Liew Wei Li, and all the former Principals and staff for supporting this event. Finally, I would also like to thank all of you -- our guests, alumnae, students, parents and friends. For as much planning as we have put in, you are the ones who are instrumental in making all the work that has gone before worth the while and for embodying the RGS spirit. Even as we move to a new campus, the RGS spirit continues to burn bright. For where the RGS spirit lives, it is home. As the lyrics of a well-known song goes, “This is home surely, as my senses tell me. This is where I won’t be alone, for this is where I know it’s home”. No matter where the RGS campus is, always remember, RGS is Home! 

Thank you all and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Filiae Melioris Aevi

 

Mrs Poh Mun See

Principal

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One more week to the RGS 140 Homecoming. See you soon. Laugh

Click here to register and let us know what time you would most likely be coming down for the HOMECOMING. Please note that parking in RGS will not be available on the day. The nearest car park will be Shangri-La Hotel or Mercure/Novotel at Stevens. Alternatively, you may want to take public transport: Bus Services 105, 132, 190, 972; Nearest MRT Station - Orchard Station or Stevens Station.

Advisory:

Please be informed that images may be captured at the Homecoming through the use of mediums such as film photography, digital photography or video recording. These images may be used on  website, yearbook, brochures or other publicity materials (e.g. newsletters,  Facebook etc.) and may be provided to the media for publication or telecast in local or national media.

Should there be an emergency on the day, everyone is to evacuate from the RGS campus. Please click here for a copy of the Information Map for Homecoming 2019 and an overview of the evacuation routes.

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Would you like to own a memento of the RGS heritage while contributing to a good cause? You can do so by pre-ordering your very own limited edition RGS School Badge Memento Set through The RGS Shop to be collected during Homecoming on 17 August 2019, or thereafter.

The memento set features the evolution of the RGS school badge since 1947, and each badge has been meticulously re-created and encased in an elegant wooden display box. You will also receive the RGS 'Consuming Passion' cookbook with the purchase of each badge set. The nett proceeds of the pre-sales till 31 August 2019 will be donated to Xin Yuan Community Care, one of our community partners in Braddell-Toa Payoh.

⚠️IMPORTANT⚠️ 

📌 Please read the item description on The RGS Shop carefully before placing your orders! Item will only be available for collection from 17 August 2019 onwards.

📌 If you are not able to collect your purchase on 17 August 2019, please select other collection dates (weekdays only) from 20 August 2019 onwards. If you intend to collect the item on 17 August 2019, please indicate date of collection as 16 August 2019 (collection dates that fall on a weekend are blocked-out by default).

📌 To toggle between months on calendar, please mouse-over the top-right hand corner of calendar box and click on the button that appears.

📌 Do make your order through your desktop computer/laptop as The RGS Shop is not optimised for mobile devices.

📌 Please note that order is only confirmed upon successful transaction through our e-payment portal, and you should receive an email notification thereafter.

Click HERE to pre-order now! 😉

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HOMECOMING *NIBBLES...

For all who make their way back to RGS on 17 August (11.30am - 3pm), we have a spread of delightful finger food to satisfy your need to nibble - Daily Scoop Ice Cream; Udders Ice Cream; Carrot Cake and Prawn Paste Chicken from Empress Porridge; Pasta-bilities from Pasta Mania; Springleaf Roti Prata; Churros from Churros Republic and much more.

In celebration of RGS' 140th birthday, a cake in the shape of our Anderson Road campus will be rolled out at the end of the concert programme, around 2.30pm. This 3D cake, constructed and sponsored by **The White Ombré and measuring 120cm x 70cm, will be an engineering feat and a fitting tribute to this campus that has nurtured so many girls to be accomplished Daughters of a Better Age.

*IMPORTANT: As part of the ongoing RGS Environmental Sustainability programme, cups, plates and cutlery will not be provided on the day. You may bring your own or you may choose to participate in the RGS 'Green Is In' programme. This programme is spearheaded by a team of environmentally-conscious RGS girls. For Homecoming, we have sourced for food containers, cups and utensils that are eco-friendly. You may pick these up at stations that are set up near the refreshments. We seek your support for this cause and invite you to make a donation of $2.00 or more for the items which you may also bring home and reuse on other occasions. Your contributions will be channelled to the school's environmental sustainability efforts or donated to social organisations advocating for the environment.

We look forward to welcoming you back to RGS. Click here to register. Do note that parking in RGS will not be available on the day. The nearest car park will be at Shangri-La Hotel or Mercure/Novotel at Stevens. Alternatively, you may want to take public transport: Bus Services 105, 132, 190, 972; Nearest MRT Station - Orchard Station or Stevens Station.

**The White Ombré Pte Ltd is a full service bakery for a wide range of cakes for all occasions. Experts in customised cakes, The White Ombré made the world's largest 4D moving van cake for the Automobile Association Singapore, Changi Terminal 4 cake during their opening ceremony, Volkswagen GTI 35th Anniversary life-size cake etc.

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In part two of our Homecoming update, we are delighted to bring you the Concert @ Amphitheatre Programme:

  • Student Performances - House Dance, Prefectorial Board Cheers, Community Singing, Items by our Year 4 girls, RGS Musical
  • Dance by our Parents for RGS Association
  • Performances by RGS alumnae (you may recognise a famous face or two Laugh)

Our talented group of performers have been practicing hard and the performances... well, you'll just have to see it for yourself on the day (hint: you will not be disappointed).

In addition to the concert, five satellites will be set up to showcase the memories of the various generations of alumnae (for more information, scroll down to part one of our Homecoming update).

We look forward to welcoming you back to RGS. Click here to register and let us know what time you would most likely be coming down for the HOMECOMING. To capture the many faces of RGS girls young and old, we will also be putting up a collage of RGS faces in the shape of the RGS school crest at the HOMECOMING. If you would like to be part of the collage, do provide your photo as indicated when you register.

Please note that parking in RGS will not be available on the day. The nearest car park will be at Shangri-La Hotel or Mercure/Novotel at Stevens. Alternatively, you may want to take public transport: Bus Services 105, 132, 190, 972; Nearest MRT Station - Orchard Station or Stevens Station.

 

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Calling all Rafflesians!!! The final HOMECOMING at our Anderson Road campus will take place on 17 AUGUST 2019, 11.30AM – 3PM. This will be your final chance to walk through this campus and relive many good memories of the days of old. Reminisce with former teachers, catch up with old friends, be entertained by performances by current and former RGS girls (many of whom are now well-known personalities in the entertainment industry)...

Five satellites will be set up to showcase the memories of the various generations of alumnae:

Before 1969: satellite @ Evelyn Norris Hall

1970 – 1979: satellite @ Evelyn Norris Hall

1980 – 1989: satellite @ Evelyn Norris Hall

1990 – 1999: satellite @ Mini-Amphitheatre

2000 – 2018: satellite @ Gym/Walkway along the field/Netball courts

 

Please scan the QR code below or click here to register and let us know what time you would most likely be coming down for the HOMECOMING. To capture the many faces of RGS girls young and old, we will also be putting up a collage of RGS faces in the shape of the RGS school crest at the HOMECOMING. If you would like to be part of the collage, do provide your photo as indicated when you register.

Stay tuned for periodic updates of the event. See you soon!