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“The purpose of school education is to help students develop skills, knowledge and attitudes to be able to live a flourishing life now (well-being) and in the future (well-becoming).”

– Thomas Falkenberg, University of Manitoba

Culture of Care

At RGS, we have a culture of care that permeates throughout the entire school – from School Leaders, Heads of Year, Form Teachers, Subject Teachers, Counsellors, Executive and Administrative Staff, Student Leaders, Peers, Seniors, Alumna to Parents - we have structures and processes in placed to ensure that you will be well supported.

Filiae Centre

The Hong Leong Foundation Filiae Centre, is a one-stop student development centre (a first for Singapore secondary schools). The Centre supports and inspires students to engage in enjoyable and enriching school experiences, nurturing their growing understanding of self and community, and on how they can contribute to a global society. Services and programmes at the Filiae Centre will enable you to develop a sense of balanced wellness in these dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, contextual and developmental.



Counselling


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Students go to their school counsellors when they want to speak with a trusted adult about issues that they are troubled by, and it is no different at RGS. Issues like stress, anxiety, relationships with peers and family, to name a few, are discussed in individual and group counselling with a professionally-trained counsellor.


Coaching


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Teenagers confide in their peers about matters that are bothering them or when they want to know how to become better at certain things. Besides speaking with counsellors, students at RGS also have the option of talking to a peer-helper who is trained in solution-focussed coaching skills and techniques, and who receives supervision from a coaching supervisor.


Thrive Sessions


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To thrive is to develop well, flourish and succeed. Through our Thrive Sessions, you will be motivated about learning (beyond academics), become psychologically resilient, socially and emotionally competent, have a positive outlook on life and proactive personality. Examples of Thrive Sessions are workshops on balanced wellness, resiliency-building, arts-based therapy for mindful self-care and movie therapy for mental health education.


Educational and Career Guidance


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While the services and programmes above address several dimensions of wellness, Educational and Career Guidance (ECG) focusses mainly on the intellectual and vocational aspects. ECG helps students explore their values, attitudes and aptitudes in relation to careers they may aspire towards. To facilitate the latter, students undergo work experience programmes, participate in career days and industry visits, and more.


Financial Assistance


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RGS also provides a slew of financial aid schemes. Financial assistance schemes such as the MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB), school-administered scholarships and bursaries and other bursaries by self-help groups and external institutions are available to our students to help them continue with their education and motivate them to strive for greater accomplishments. School-administered financial aid includes subsidies for enrichment programmes, co-curricular activities and compulsory level-wide school activities. Students who are Singapore citizens with a Gross Household Income of ≤ $2,750 or Per Capita Income ≤ $690 and are recipients of MOE scholarship (ESIS) or are DSA students, will also receive the UPLIFT Scholarship.

Events


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Besides counselling rooms, ECG rooms and the sick bay located at the Filiae Centre , the Deborah Tan Expressions Space (DTES) is a dedicated area for talks, workshops and exhibitions organised with, and for students. DTES is frequently abuzz with activities like open art studio sessions, scholarship booths, exhibitions by institutions for higher learning and experiential programmes on Mental Health Week etc.

Peer Helpers Programme