We are so happy that Tanglin Trust School has been awarded GOLD in the category of Most Future-Ready Students.
A panel of judges comprising experts from the education industry have assessed and identified the outstanding achievements, efforts, and contributions of some of Singapore’s very best international schools. After weeks of deliberation, they have voted Tanglin Trust School as the Gold winner for Most Future-Ready Students category in the HoneyKids Asia Singapore Education Awards.
Why Tanglin Trust School won Gold for having the most Future-Ready Students
There are several remarkable achievements and well-heeded school ethos that has driven Tanglin to the top of the leaderboard for Most Future-Ready Students. Highlights we identified include:
1. Encouraging out-of-the-box thinkers with a strong moral compass
Tanglin prides itself on never being complacent, with a constant drive to improve not just its facilities, but most importantly for its students. There is a strong focus on lateral thinking and encouraging students to think out-of-the-box. Tanglin is the first school in Asia to receive the Curiosity Approach accreditation! It’s also the only school outside of the UK to be awarded Gold for the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award, a moral framework that empowers children to be responsible, global citizens.
2. Developing a love of learning, strong education foundation and preparation for life beyond school by equipping students with future-ready skills
Tanglin nurtures lifelong learners through its comprehensive British curriculum with an international perspective. The aim is to nurture students with in-demand competencies, which will prepare them for whichever career path they choose. The impressive achievements of alumni from the school are living proof of this. Alumna Yin Noe, CEO of FinTech company Savium, is an example.
Yin has been passionate about information technology since she was at Tanglin. Encouraged by her teachers, she founded the computing club. Today, Tanglin offers courses and co-curricular activities in IT, Coding, Media, and more! In 2017, the Design and Technology facility opened its doors, serving as a gateway to prep its students for the future.
3. Tanglin follows the ‘5C’s’ for flourishing graduates
What are the 5C’s we hear you ask? They form a pentagon of success that has proved a winning combination for Tanglin’s graduates. Critical-thinking, Creative-thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Citizenship skills and unrivalled exposure to evolving technology is a powerful combination that has helped many alumni succeed, thriving in industries that didn’t exist when they were students. Embracing change and offering safe access to technology is another hallmark of preparing students to be future ready.
4. Recognising the importance of learning outside the classroom
Tanglin’s students solve real issues through Co-curricular and CAS (Creativity-Activity-Service) activities, tailored for experiential-learning, through partnerships with external companies. An example is NXplorers, a project led by four Senior students to champion sustainability. The project earned them seed-funding from Shell, based on their idea of utilising renewable water supplies in Singapore to generate electricity by building micro-turbines in storm drains to augment local power supply.
Tanglin’s class of 2022 were admitted to Cambridge and Oxford!
Cambridge and Oxford are among the top ten universities in the world so it’s really a red letter occasion when not one but seven students from Tanglin’s class of 2022 were admitted to these prestigious institutions. Congratulations to Hannah Coulstock, Aadharsh Nandhakumar, Sophia Santos-Pearcy, Amelia Dovell, Eve Reynolds, Sam Caton, and Keishiro Sawa. Their success is further evidence of why Tanglin is an award-winning international school in Singapore in preparing students to be ready for the future, whatever it may hold.
Congratulations, Tanglin Trust School!
This post is in partnership with Tanglin Trust School.