Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)

20 Anderson Road Singapore 259978
  • +65 67371845
  • rgss@moe.edu.sg
  • http://www.rgs.edu.sg/

Established in 1879, Raffles Girls’ School is today a beacon of education excellence, attracting the best and the brightest in Singapore and around the world. At RGS, there are limitless platforms on which each girl can build to realise her ambitions. Together with a strong record of achievements in both the academic and co-curricular domains, RGS girls are empowered to discover their own unique ways of making a difference in their communities, and in so doing, come to embody the schools’ motto Filiae Melioris Aevi – Daughters of a Better Age

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Established in 1879, Raffles Girls’ School is today a beacon of education excellence, attracting the best and the brightest in Singapore and around the world. At RGS, there are limitless platforms on which each girl can build to realise her ambitions. Together with a strong record of achievements in both the academic and co-curricular domains, RGS girls are empowered to discover their own unique ways of making a difference in their communities, and in so doing, come to embody the schools’ motto Filiae Melioris Aevi – Daughters of a Better Age

Raffles Girls’ School (RGS) is today a leading girls' school providing a holistic education via its 6-year Raffles Programme. The growth of RGS is largely attributed to the commitment of individuals who were passionate about the education of girls in an era when the provision of academic education for girls was considered unimportant.   

RGS’ humble beginnings can be traced to the dedicated committee of eight ladies who were determined to rescue orphans and very poor girls from vice and provide them with care and protection through education. Their efforts to set up a girls’ school attached to the Singapore Institution (later renamed Raffles Institution) were supported by Mrs Cavenagh, wife of the Straits Settlement Governor, who became the School’s Patron. It was their labour and dedication that enabled RGS to make steady progress in student enrolment and established RGS’ status as a distinguished educational institution in Singapore. 

The commitment of good people, many of whom remained unsung heroes, was to continue to be a major factor which helped shape RGS into a premier girls’ school that it is today. 

Vision Mission Goals Values

VISION

To aspire, strive and dare to be active creators of a better age for all.

MISSION

Nurturing the high ability girl to be a leader who will realize her talents in service of nation and community.

GOALS

To develop fine character and well-being in the RGS girl, so that

  • as a Person , she aspires towards higher good for self and others in thought and deeds
  • as a Leader , she demonstrates personal mastery and a sense of mission to create a better age for all.

To nurture the intellect and fire the imagination of the RGS girl, so that

  • as a Thinker , she manifests a reflective disposition and is adept with the intelligent behaviours when faced with complex, unpredictable or ambiguous situations where there is no apparent solution.
  • as a Pioneer , she seeks and seizes opportunities with inventiveness and creativity for the common good.

VALUES

PEOPLE-CENTRED

We put people first. Respect, care and trust underpin all our interactions.

PRINCIPLED

We are fair-minded, take responsibility for our ideas and actions, and demonstrate integrity and moral courage in our behaviour.

PASSIONATE

We believe that conviction, commitment and drive enable us to achieve excellence in all our endeavours.

PROFESSIONAL

We take pride in our work, accept responsibility for our own learning and exercise discernment and open-mindedness in our interaction with others. 

Source: http://www.rgs.edu.sg/ (1 May 2016)

PSLE Cut Off Points to Enter Secondary 1

Raffles Girls' School - IP

 Express (Lower)

 Express (Upper)

2016 PSLE

261

277

2015 PSLE

260

278

2014 PSLE

258

273

2013 PSLE

259

271

2012 PSLE

263

280

2011 PSLE

261

283

Direct School Admissions Information / Open House 2016 Visiting our campus is the best way to learn about the opportunities and experiences RGS has to offer. So come on down to our Open House on Saturday, 20 May 2017, 8am-3pm, to interact with our student

RGS Open House

Date: 14 May 2016

Time: 8am to 3pm

Source: http://www.rgs.edu.sg/ (1 May 2016)

Direct School Admissions Information / Open House 2017

YEAR 1 (VIA DSA)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE DSA-SEC EXERCISE

Successful DSA-Sec students are
  • NOT allowed to participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools; and also
  • NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results. They are expected to honour the commitment to the posted DSA school for the duration of the programme admitted to. If they are admitted via DSA to RGS, they will have to commit to the 6-year Integrated Programme offered by the Raffles Schools, studying 4 years at RGS and continuing on to Raffles Institution for another 2 years.

CRITERIA

  • Applicant must be eligible for Secondary 1 in 2018.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate interest and talent beyond the abilities of students in the same age group and/or have a history of consistent high achievements in either academic, sports, music or visual art talent areas.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate good character, leadership qualities and evidence of service towards the school/community.
  • Each applicant can only apply for one talent area. Switching of talent area is not permitted once the online application has been submitted. 
Important Note: Results of the General Ability Test (GAT) as a selection criterion has been discontinued with effect from 2017. Applicant need not take the General Ability Test (GAT) if they wish to apply for RGS via DSA.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

DSA Application Period 18 May 2017 (Thu) at 2 pm to 4 July 2017 (Tue) at 2 pm
Half-Day Programme 22 July 2017 (Sat) 
Only for selected applicants of academic, music and visual art talent areas
Trials Only for certain sports talent areas.
Interview July – August 2017. 
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email to attend an interview. 
Notification of DSA Results By 30 August 2017 (tentative)
 

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

Submission of documents must reach RGS before 4 July 2017, 2 pm. Submissions after this deadline will be deemed incomplete and withdrawn from consideration.

The application deadline of 2 pm, Tuesday, 4 July 2017, denotes the date and time of receipt of application and accompany documents by the school; it is not a 'post-marked date'. Ample time has been given to all applicants to submit the hard copies of the documents prior to the deadline.

All documents submitted will not be returned to the applicants. Do not send original documents. Applicants must be prepared to produce the originals of submitted documents for verification purposes upon request or when necessary.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

RGS General Office is opened from Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and closed on Sat, Sun and public holidays.

Note: 
Due to a school event and scheduled school holiday (Youth Day), Admissions Office will be closed on 26 May 2017 and 3 July 2017. There will be no collection of DSA application forms and documents or payment. 

The school will be closed from 1 – 4 June 2017 as the school premises will be used for the 2017 International Institute of Strategic Studies Asia Security Conference.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by 30 August 2017 (Tentative).
 
Detailed results of the Half-Day Programme, trials and interviews, if any, will not be released.
 
The school reserves the right not to release the results or the reasons for non-selection and regret that we are unable to provide information on application outcome or status over the telephone.
 
All International Students are required to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they are considered for DSA-Sec admission. For details, please refer to AEIS website at 

https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/international-students/admissions-exercise 

To apply, please click on one of following domains:

DSA Academic
DSA Sports
DSA Music
DSA Visual Arts

 

For further information please refer to MOE Frequently Asked Questions at: 
http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/MOE/apps/fcd_faqmain.aspx?TOPIC=8351#TOPIC_8351

 

 

Source: http://www.rgs.edu.sg/admissions/admission-to-rgs/year-1-via-dsa (12 May 2017)


OPEN HOUSE 2017

Visiting our campus is the best way to learn about the opportunities and experiences RGS has to offer. So come on down to our Open House on Saturday, 20 May 2017, 8am-3pm, to interact with our students and teachers, and get a glimpse of what the RGS experience is all about.

Click here to view the programme of the day.

Source: http://www.rgs.edu.sg/cos/o.x?ptid=74934&c=/qql/latest&func=view&rid=1022 (12 May 2017)