The SCGS education philosophy stems from our strong belief in providing a holistic and balanced education founded on a bedrock of timeless values and rich heritage. We add richness and active engagement to the learning experience. Our environment offers the warmth and support of a caring family. We nurture every student to grow her interests and aptitude, to achieve her personal best. Each child is different, and the treasures uncovered will be as unique as individual pieces of gold and jade.
Notwithstanding the unique talents of each child, our desire is for every SCGS girl to develop the qualities of a Kim Gek (gold and jade in Hokkien).
The Kim Gek is a young lady who is the pride of her family because she embodies the virtues of filial piety, kindness, propriety and diligence. She has the strength and inner beauty of jade, as well as the flexibility and purity of gold to adapt and thrive in life.
The Kim Gek in the 21st century is a capable woman of character and relevance who is ready for the challenges of a rapidly evolving world. She is a:
Sincere Collaborator who communicates confidently and works well with people across cultural contexts;
Courageous Change Maker who is visionary, innovative, and possesses grit;
Generous Contributor who uses her talents and skills to benefit the community, and stays relevant through continual learning;
Servant Leader who is anchored in values and has a heart for those she serves.
Vision, Mission & Values
To be an asset to the country by developing capable women of character and relevance.
To inspire and develop every student to fulfil her fullest potential, according to her individual pace and aspirations, so as to prepare her for meaningful roles in the community.
To develop strong moral fibre and integrity among our students and the school values of Sincerity, Courage, Generosity and Service.
School Crest & Song
The colours of the school crest are jade and gold. This reflects our desire for every SCGS girl to develop the qualities of a Kim Gek (‘gold’ and ‘jade’ in Hokkien)- a young lady who is the pride of her family because of the virtues she embodies. The Yin-Yang symbol in the crest is the traditional Chinese symbol for balance, representing how seemingly opposing elements can complement each other. The school motto is Sincerity, Courage, Generosity, Service. Taken together, the school crest symbolises the balanced, holistic education we provide to groom Kim Geks who exemplify the values of sincerity, courage, generosity and service.
(GLAD THAT I LIVE AM I)
Glad that I live am I, That the sky is blue;
Glad for the country lanes and the fall of dew;
After the sun the rain, after the rain the sun;
This is the way of life till the work be done;
All that we need to do, be we low or high is to see that we grow nearer the sky.