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 celebrations will open with the 120th Anniversary Concert and the SCGS Family Day. The Concert is put together by our Performing Arts CCAs from both Primary and Secondary divisions to showcase our students’ performing arts talents. With an exciting script written by our alumna and English Language Subject Head, Ms Jo Ann Lee, this will be a production styled with our distinctive SCGS flair. Don’t miss it!
The SCGS Family Day is another anticipated event well-loved by many. Held at the spacious park at Mediapolis@One-North, it is a natural place to enjoy family time before or after the Concert at the Theatre! The school is fortunate to be able to partner our innovative and resourceful Parent Support Group in supporting this event.
Details of the twin events are as follows:
|120th Anniversary Concert||SC Family Day|
|Date||Saturday 23 Feb 2019|
Evening show, 7.30pm
|11am to 6pm|
|Venue||MES Theatre at Mediacorp
1 Stars Avenue
1 Stars Avenue
Tickets will be on sale soon, watch this space!
Precious Heritage, Treasured Emerald
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.
What then, would be a more meaningful way to commemorate our 120th year as a school than to journey down the treasured paths of our Emerald Hill campus and reminisce our collective stories?
We are glad to have our alumnae leading the cause of conserving our Emerald Hill campus! “Keep 37 Emerald Hill” is a special call-out to all SCGS alumnae to contribute your Treasured Emerald Hill stories for this worthy conservation cause. You could upload your stories and photos on our web portal.
We hope to be celebrating the conservation of Emerald Hill campus together with the re-opening of our refreshed SCGS Heritage Centre come middle of next year. This joyous homecoming will be served together with our famous Mee Pok and other nostalgic delicacies! Watch this space for more details!
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. 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 delightful laughter! 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.
Look out for more updates here!