Tanglin Trust School has won International School with the Most Future-Ready Students for two consecutive years.
When it comes to nurturing future-ready students and having the best new addition to its campus, Tanglin Trust School has them both! Our panel of judges have voted Tanglin as the gold winner of both International School with the Most Future-Ready Students and Best New Campus in this year’s Singapore Education Awards.
What makes Tanglin’s students the most future-ready
For starters, Tanglin is the only school in Singapore with a dedicated facility to get them future-ready. The Institute @ Tanglin is a forum that inspires, challenges, and prepares its students for the future. Through its new facility, the school has hosted guest speakers from various industries and organisations including the National Gallery Singapore, Vogue Singapore, and even the University of Cambridge. The Institute also facilitates industry-led workshops as well as intrapreneurship programmes, both of which provide students with real-world experience and insights.
Preparing students for the life after school begins as early as Year 7. This is when students begin to think about their goals and ambitions through learning opportunities with industry experts. This continues in Year 10 through Work Experience (WEX) week when 189 students are placed at over 90 companies. Support continues in Sixth Form through bespoke university counselling and group workshops. Tanglin recently hosted the Lion City Fair where over 110 Universities come to its campus to showcase their Institution.
What makes the Tanglin Centenary Building a gold winner
Officially unveiled in January 2023, the Tanglin Centenary Building is an inspirational new addition to the campus. What started as an idea to celebrate the school’s heritage and enhance its position as a world-class school is now an award-winning state-of-the-art facility.
If you think that the Tanglin Centenary Building is built to grow Tanglin’s student population, think again. The purpose of this 11-storey building is purely to provide the Tanglin community with more facilities and space to learn. The whole school community, including parents, were included in its design process.
The Tanglin Centenary Building houses an Olympic-standard gymnastics centre, an athletic development gym and physio hub, a 50m competition-standard swimming pool, a 15m climbing wall, and the new School of Music. The building also benefits younger students and is home to infant spaces including a new dining hall, multi-purpose learning rooms, and music facilities. Each was designed with the children in mind and used soothing colours, correct acoustics, and specifically sized furniture to create a calming and creative environment. As mentioned earlier, parents’ needs are also considered, and the building features a new parent café along with one of the first co-working spaces within an international school in Singapore. Last but not least, this new building is also home to the Institute @ Tanglin.
Why we love Tanglin
Tanglin may have won in two distinct categories, but we can see how they both go hand-in-hand. Equipping students with future-ready skills is a priority at Tanglin, as seen from it having a specialised facility to prepare students to become future leaders. This facility is also housed on the top floor of its new campus building to reflect its importance. Not forgetting that the Tanglin Centenary Building also features aspirational facilities to help students thrive and succeed, in school and beyond.
Congratulations, Tanglin Trust School!
This post is in partnership with Tanglin Trust School.