120th Anniversary Celebration Highlights
We are excited to share the upcoming highlights of the 120th anniversary as we celebrate this milestone as a school community.
120 Ways of Giving Back
The spirit of giving back to society has always been a part of the SCGS DNA. When the young Sir Song Ong Siang completed his law studies in Cambridge in 1893, then Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Cecil Clementi Smith gave him this advice:
Do not seek pastures new, but go back to Singapore and try to do the best you can for the colony which has enabled you to get such a good start in life, and especially for your own countrymen.
(Song Ong Siang in 100 Years’ History of the Chinese in Singapore, 1923, pg 245)
The essence behind these words are still relevant today, even as the context has changed. Throughout 2019, SCGS commemorates with 120 Ways of Giving Back, to continually remind our students to be grateful for what they have received, and to be empathetic to the needs of the larger community.
If you would like to partner the school in community projects, please email us at SCGScelebrates120@scgs.edu.sg.
Concert and SCGS Family Day
The year-long 120th Anniversary celebrations opened with the SCGS Family Day, a special event well-loved by generations of SCGS students. Held at Mediapolis@One-North this year, it was a fun-filled day when generations of SCGS kim geks came together to celebrate our school’s birthday with games and food, catching up as they enjoyed the greenery at the spacious park. The school is fortunate to be able to partner our innovative and resourceful Parent Support Group in supporting this event.
Completing the Family Day was our first ever full-school 120th Anniversary Concert, put together by our Performing Arts CCAs from both Primary and Secondary divisions and supported by our Infocomm Club and Art Club students. With an exciting script written by our alumna and English Language Subject Head, the production was transformed into the amazing story of SCGS values, styled with a distinctively SCGS flair by the Creative Director and alumna Denise Tan.
The 300-strong performers presented two full-house concerts, which were received with great enthusiasm and positive review. We are deeply encouraged by our alumnae and parents for their unwavering support throughout the journey.
Homecoming 2019: Celebrating our Heritage
Our school buildings are more than the physical brick walls. They are spaces where experiences are shared, friendships forged and communities built, across generations of girls. Collectively, these lived experiences breathe life into our precious heritage.
And to celebrate our precious SCGS heritage, we are calling all SCGS alumnae to come back for a special 120th anniversary edition of Homecoming 2019! The date is Saturday 20 July 2019, from 9am till 2pm!
Homecoming 2019: Celebrating Our Heritage is a journey down our treasured path of SCGS history. We are pleased to be re-opening our refreshed SCGS Heritage Centre, graced by the Chief Executive Officer of National Heritage Board, Ms Chang Hwee Nee.
Another highlight of Homecoming 2019 is the special exhibition curated by “Keep 37 Emerald Hill” team: they will bring Emerald Hill to our Dunearn Road campus through the amazing stories collected over the course of the conservation campaign. We are glad to know that the proposal is currently being studied by URA – we look forward to good news! If you are keen to have a limited edition hardcopy, please express your interest here!
Of course, this joyous homecoming is made complete with a serving (or two) or our famous Mee Pok and other nostalgic delicacies! Special 120th Anniversary memorabilia will also be launched! Come, make a trip back to nostalgia with friends and family on 20 July 2019!
Were you there at the last Peranakan Night Dinner in 2013? If you missed it the last time, don’t miss the upcoming even grander birthday bash!
Peranakan Night is now open for registration! Please click here to register a table and for more details! Do hurry up to book your table/s before it’s too late!
Bring your family and friends with you to this delightful get-together, and support our cause as we honour our heritage and stay connected with our Peranakan roots. It will be a Lau Jiak evening of warm reunions and hearty laughters! Join other Bibiks and Babas, and come in your kebaya and batik fineries! Savour delicious Peranakan cuisine! Enjoy lovely performances by our very own little Nyonya, and stay for the joget at the end of the evening!
As friends, supporters or alumnae of Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, you have a special place in our extended SCGS family. We would love for you to join in our joyous family get-together through the purchase of dinner tables. The Guest of Honour for the evening is SCGS alumna Mdm President Halimah Yacob, and the fundraising efforts will go towards President’s Challenge.
Updated as of June 2019