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  • NEWS: 07 September 2017

    We showed our appreciation to our teachers and non-teaching staff on 30 August.

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    NEWS: 23 August 2017

    Students, staff, and even the House Mascots did their utmost to win glory for their Houses.

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    NEWS: 17 August 2017

    RI alumni Agatha Sacha Lim Lee and Jasdeep Singh Hundal were awarded the prestigious President’s Scholarship in a ceremony at the Istana yesterday.

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    NEWS: 16 August 2017

    The Year 5-6 school population celebrated Singapore’s 52nd birthday in a novel way this year-- they participated in an Amazing Race at the Singapore Discovery Centre and watched local films.

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    NEWS: 10 August 2017

    Our Year 4 Prefects passed the baton of leadership to their juniors at the Prefects’ Investiture on 7 August. The theme for this year’s investiture is ‘Tree of Life’, signifying how the Board branches out to reach to the school community while remaining firmly rooted to its beliefs and morals.

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    NEWS: 07 August 2017

    Literature Week, held from 24 to 28 July this year, presented an opportunity for Year 5-6 students to deepen their appreciation and understanding of literary works.

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    NEWS: 02 August 2017

    On 29 July we held our annual Philosophy Dialogue, in which 150 participants from 18 schools converged in our school for a day of discussion.

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    NEWS: 28 July 2017

    The following speech was delivered by Director-General of Education, Mr Wong Siew Hoong, at our school's 194th Founder's Day on 22 July 2017.

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    NEWS: 26 July 2017

    We commemorated Promethean Day during morning assembly on 24 July.

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    NEWS: 24 July 2017

    We celebrated the 194th anniversary of our Founding on 22 July 2017

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  • ANNOUNCEMENT: 11 September 2017

    The Research Education Congress celebrates our best student projects from the Year 1-4 Research Education programme.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 15 August 2017

    This year’s event will be held at Republic Polytechnic on 9 March 2018. Please register by 30 November 2017.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 21 January 2017

    MOE Sexuality Education (SEd) in schools is about enabling students to understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature, develop healthy and rewarding relationships.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 19 January 2017

    We've launched the seventh issue of Rafflesian Times! In the spirit of going green, we post all Rafflesian Times articles on http://rafflesiantimes.wordpress.com.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 12 August 2016

    We will not be conducting Advanced Placement (AP) examinations at Raffles Institution from 2017.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 01 January 2014

    Whistle blowing refers to the act of disclosing internally to the school's authorised trusted representative of any alleged fraudulent activity.

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  • PROFILE

    Our school was founded in June 1823 as the Singapore Institution by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, who established the basis for our country's emergence as a major centre of mercantile trade.
    Motto

    Auspicium Melioris Aevi

    (Hope of a Better Age)

    Established

    5 June 1823

    FOUNDER

    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

    Mascot

    Griffles
    (a gryphon)

    STUDENT profile

    Year 1-4 (equivalent to secondary): Boys 

    Year 5-6 (equivalent to pre-university): Co-educational

    Size of student body:

    ~ 4000

    Campus Area

    18.65 hectares

    Colours

    Green, Black, White

    Total staff

    (Academic as well as Management, Executive, Technical, Administrative):
    ~ 550

    Affiliations

    Raffles Girls’ School


    * Girls who join the Raffles Programme at Year 1 study at RGS from Year 1 to 4 before joining us for Year 5 and 6.

    SCHOOL MAGAZINES

    Rafflesian Times
     

    Word of Mouth
    (student magazine)

    CONTACT US

    One Raffles Institution Lane
    Singapore 575954
    (along Bishan Street 21)

     

    (65) 6419 9242
    comms@ri.edu.sg

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    BOARD OF GOVERNORS

    Our Board of Governors

    Our Board of Governors guides the school, helping our students to achieve their full potential in learning, leading and serving

    • Mr Choo Chiau Beng (Chairman)
    • Mr Ang Wee Gee
    • Mr Tan Boon Khai
    • Mr Lim Soon Hock
    • Mr Aaron Shahril Yusoff Maniam
    • Dr Habeebul Rahman
    • Mr Chow Kwok Wah
    • Dr Stanley Lai
    • Mr Han Fook Kwang
    • Mr Wee Sin Tho
    • MG Perry Lim Cheng Yeow
    • Mr Moo Yi Sin Jason
    • Mr Lionel Yeo Hung Tong
    • Prof Jackie Yi-Ru Ying
    • Mr Quek Shu Ping

    VISION & MOTTO

    When Sir Stamford Raffles founded the Singapore Institution, he sought to establish a premier educational institution that would serve Singapore well. His vision lives on in our motto, Auspicium Melioris Aevi - ‘Hope of a Better Age’ in Latin.

    Motto

    Auspicium Melioris Aevi

    Values (FIRE)

    Fortitude:

    We face challenges with comradeship, resilience, tenacity and courage

    Integrity:

    We honour our word and faithfully discharge every responsibility

    Respect:

    We appreciate diversity among people and value the distinct contribution of each individual

    Enterprise:

    We embark on every endeavour with foresight, daring and flexibility

    Mission

    Nurturing thinkers, leaders and pioneers of character who serve by leading and lead in serving

    The Rafflesian Principle of Honour

    ‘In intellectual pursuit,
    I shall reflect discipline and passion
    for learning
    and
    In personal conduct,
    I shall live in integrity and regard
    individuals, groups and the
    community with kindness and respect,
    and in so doing,
    uphold the Rafflesian
    Principle of Honour.’

    CREST & ANTHEM

    The crest, based on Sir Stamford Raffles' coat-of-arms, prominently features a gryphon, a twin-headed eagle and a double medallion.

    THE SCHOOL CREST

    The Gryphon

    A mythical hybrid of two regal creatures, the gryphon combines the speed, flight and penetrating vision of the eagle with the strength, courage and majesty of the lion. It sits atop the school's crest, ringed by a crown, symbolic of the institution's enduring strength and its trust in the nobility of intellectual endeavour.

    The Eagle

    The mighty and majestic ruler of the skies is portrayed as twin-headed. One head draws strength and insight from the lessons of the past while the other looks ahead to the rich potential inherent in the future. It is also indicative of the school's universality as it looks to both the East and West for inspiration.

    The Medallions

    A double medallion sits at the heart of the crest. They are a representation of the Order of the Golden Sword, a personal decoration that was conferred upon Raffles by the Sultan of Aceh in 1811. Inscribed upon the upper medallion in Jawi script is a salutation from Sultan Alaudin Jauhar Al-Alam that reads:

    Seri Paduka Orang Kaya Berpedang Mas Thomas Raffles Sultan Alauddin Jauhar Al-Alam Shah Johan Berdaulat

    Translated to English, it reads:

    Honourable Nobleman Thomas Raffles - Order of the Golden Sword Sultan Alauddin Jauhar Al-Alam Shah Sovereign Ruler

     

    Aceh was, at that point, among the most widely respected of kingdoms in the region. The official letter from the Sultan of Aceh that proclaims the award of this title (dated 27 April 1811) is still kept at the Royal Aceh Museum. It highlights the importance that Raffles had accorded to intercultural relations and understanding, and the sensitivity with which he approached both.

    Raffles held this honour in the highest regard and had it incorporated as part of his coat of arms in 1817.

    The lower medallion bears the image of a kris, a distinctive, asymmetrical dagger indigenous to Southeast Asia. Both weapon and spiritual object, the kris symbolises of heroism. The double medallion embodies the school's founding tenet of multiculturalism, and the presence of both Jawi and Latin on the school crest inspires Rafflesians of the need for an outlook that combines the east and the west.

    The School Colours

    The colours green, black and white are the standard colours of the House of Raffles. They occupy the central place in the crest and have been adopted as the colours of RI.

    The Institution anthem, ‘Auspicium Melioris Aevi’ was written in 1961 by E.W. Jesudason, our Headmaster from 1963 to 1966.

    Institution Anthem

    When Stamford Raffles held the torch / That cast Promethean Flame / We faced the challenge of the day / To give our school a name

    The eagle eye and gryphon strength / They led us to the fore / To reign supreme in ev'ry sphere / The sons of Singapore

    Come heed the call Rafflesians all / And let our hearts be stirring / We'll do our best whate’er the test / And keep our colours flying

    Let comradeship and fervent hope / With one voice make us pray  / Auspicium Melioris Aevi  / With God to guide the way.

    History

    HISTORY

    Raffles Institution was founded in June 1823 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, a Briton who established the basis for Singapore’s emergence as a major centre of mercantile trade. It is the oldest school in Singapore, and also one of the most progressive – it welcomed girls and began offering pre-university classes in 1844 and 1886 respectively. In 1879, the girls’ wing was established as Raffles Girls’ School (RGS), and 1982 saw the establishment of Raffles Junior College (RJC), which took over RI’s pre-university enrolment. RI and RJC re-integrated in 2009 under the name Raffles Institution. It jointly offers the six-year Raffles Programme (its version of the Ministry of Education’s Integrated Programme) with RGS.

     

    RI was originally located along Bras Basah Road, where Raffles City now stands. In fact, the library building of RI’s Bras Basah campus is featured on the two-dollar bill in Singapore legal tender. RI moved to Grange Road in March 1972, and then to its current Bishan campus in 1990. At the end of 2004, RJC (which had moved from Paterson Road to Mount Sinai in 1984) held its moving ceremony to Bishan, beside RI.

    In 1984, RI became one of the first schools to offer the Ministry of Education’s school-based Gifted Education Programme.

     

    In 2004, it received the School Excellence Award, the highest award in MOE’s Masterplan of Awards. In 2011, RI was awarded the Singapore Quality Award, the pinnacle award for business excellence in Singapore.

    RI's history is extensively documented in the book, The Eagle Breeds a Gryphon, written by former headmaster Eugene Wijeysingha. While the original edition chronicles the school's history up till 1985, the latest edition includes events up to 2003.

     

    Headmasters and Principals

    RI Headmasters and Principals RJC Principals

    *In 2009, RI and RJC re-integrated under the name Raffles Institution. Mrs Lim Lai Cheng became Principal of RJC in 2008, and Principal of the re-integrated RI in 2009.

    RAFFLES ARCHIVES & MUSEUM

    The Raffles Archives & Museum honours the rich 194-year history of Raffles Institution.

    RAM witnesses the integration of historical documents and artefacts, arranged thematically to allow viewers to experience our school's history.

    Opening Hours and Contact Information

    • 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM on school days
    • Please email Mrs Cheryl Yap (Head, Archives & Museum) if you would like to visit the Museum and are not an RI student or staff 
    • Please email Mrs Yap if you are an alumnus and would like to donate your memorabilia.
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    Archives & Museum CCA

    ORGANISATION CHART

  • Admission to RI

    Admission to Raffles Institution is based on merit, regardless of race, creed, social or financial background. 

    Got a question about admission to RI?
    Drop us an email at admissions@ri.edu.sg.

    admission to year 1 -
    direct school admission (DSA)

    For male Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International students currently studying in local mainstream schools with outstanding talent in academics, sports, or music and aesthetics.

    Each applicant can only apply for one domain. Applicants are not permitted to switch to another domain. Successful DSA-Sec students are NOT allowed to participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise/PSLE Supplementary Exercise.

    Successful DSA-Sec students are also NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results as they are expected to honour their commitment to the school they were posted to.

    Application for Year 1 (2018) DSA has closed for 2017

    •  Frequently-asked Questions about DSA

    •  Application for DSA - Academic

    •  Application for DSA - Sports

    •  Application for DSA - Music

    •  Application for DSA - Visual Art

     

    Admission to year 1 -
    Secondary One (S1) Posting Exercise

    For male Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International Students who are in the local mainstream schools and wish to enrol in Year 1 with their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) grades.

    Please refer to this MOE website

     

    admission to year 1 -
    PSLE Supplementary intake

    (subject to availability)

    For male Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International Students who are in the local mainstream schools and wish to enrol in Year 1 with their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) grades, and have opted for RI in the MOE Secondary One Posting Exercise but were unsuccessful in gaining admission.

    Students who have already gained admission into a secondary school via DSA are not allowed to participate in the PSLE Supplementary Exercise. 

    Application for Year 1 (2017) closed in December 2016

    admission to year 3 -
    entrance exam

    For male Singaporean and Singapore PR currently studying in local mainstream schools with outstanding talent in academics, sports, or music and aesthetics.

    Application closed in August 2017

     

    admission to year 5 -
    direct school admission (DSA)

    For both male and female Singaporean, Singapore PR, and International students currently studying in local mainstream schools who possess outstanding talent in academics, sports, or music and aesthetics.

    Each applicant can only apply for one domain. Applicants are not permitted to switch to another domain. Successful DSA-JC students are NOT allowed to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).

    Successful DSA-JC students are also NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level results as they are expected to honour their commitment to the school they were posted to.

    The DSA application window for Year 5 (2018) has closed.

     

    admission to year 5 -
    Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE)

    The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is conducted annually by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to allow Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level certificate holders to apply for admission to courses offered by Junior Colleges (JC), the Millennia Institute (MI), Polytechnics (Poly) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE).

    Successful DSA-JC students are NOT allowed to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).

    •  MOE's JAE Website

    •  For appeals to a JC course, students have to first meet the cut-off point (COP) of the course for that year’s JAE. Eligible appeals will be given due consideration, subject to available vacancies and the school’s admission criteria.

    •  Application for JAE Appeal has closed  for 2017

    admission for returning singaporeans

    'Returning Singaporean children' refers to children who are Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR) who are living and studying overseas and are currently not attending local schools.

    They include:

    •  Children who are going overseas to live and study.
    •  Children who are currently living and studying overseas
    •  Children who are returning home having lived and studied overseas

    Returning Singaporean students who wish to study in Singapore must go through the Ministry of Education's School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans – Secondary (SPERS-Sec) (for admission into Year 1-4) or School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans (SPERS-JC/MI) (for admission into Year 5). This is applicable for all government, government-aided and independent schools in Singapore, including RI.

    Please refer to this MOE website

     

    Admission for International Students

    The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised admissions exercise conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) around September or October each year for new international students who wish to join mainstream Singaporean primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.

    International students seeking admission to mainstream schools in Singapore should note that English is the medium of instruction and are strongly encouraged to prepare themselves before sitting for the AEIS tests. They should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabi of the level preceding the one they are applying for.

    Please refer to this MOE website

    FEE INFORMATION

    This table shows our fee structure for local students (Singapore citizens), Permanent Residents, and international students.
    Existing Students as of year 2017 (S$ / per month)
    Singapore Citizen 300
    Permanent Resident 530
    International Student (ASEAN)  1350
    International Student (Non-ASEAN)  1800

    Methods of Payment

    Payment may be made in the following ways:

    • Pay annually in advance by GIRO (direct debit from local bank account)
    • Pay monthly by GIRO (direct debit from local bank account)
    • Pay annually in advance by Cash/Cheque
    • Pay monthly by Cash/Cheque

    Independent Schools Bursary (ISB):

    Supplementary Fee

    The school charges a monthly supplementary fee of $35 to cover the operating costs of school facilities.

     

    Boarding Fees

    Every RI (Year 1-4) student is strongly encouraged to stay at the Boarding Houses for at least one term during his 4 years.
    For enquiries on Boarding Fees, please drop us an email at boarding[at]ri.edu.sg.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    Financial Assistance Information for Singapore Citizens

    RI is committed to helping you experience the full Rafflesian Education.

     

    MOE Independent Schools Bursary Scheme (ISB)

    Apply
    Monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) Monthly Gross Per Capita income (PCI) Benefits
    Not exceeding $2,500 Not exceeding $625
    • 100% school and supplementary fee subsidy
    • Free textbooks and school attire (Year 1 – 4)
    • $750 bursary (Year 5 – 6)
    • Transport subsidy of $120 in transport credits per annum
    $2,501 - $4,000 $626 - $1,000
    • 90% school and supplementary fee subsidy
    $4,001 - $5,000 $1,001 - $1,250
    • 70% school and supplementary fee subsidy
    $5,001 - $6,000 $1,251 - $1,500
    • 50% school and supplementary fee subsidy
    $6,001 - $7,200 $1,501 - $1,800
    • 33% school and supplementary fee subsidy

     

    Raffles SCHOLARSHIP Series

    Raffles Scholarship (Year 1-6)

    Current RI students in the 50/70/90/100% Financial Support Tier or are in genuine financial hardship will receive:

    • $4,000 over four years (Year 1 – 4) and S$2,000 over two years (Year 5 – 6) for approved enrichment activities and purchases, such as overseas camps and Gap Semester expeditions.
    • Additional $2,000 living expense allowance a year for 100% Financial Support Tier
    • Additional $1,200 living expense allowance a year for 90% Financial Support Tier
    • Automatic annual renewal of scholarship subject only to promotion to the next level of education and maintenance of good character and conduct (no serious disciplinary offences)

     

    Raffles Scholarship (Primary 5-6)

    Primary 5 and 6 students in the 50/70/90/100% Financial Support Tier (refer to table for eligibility) or are in genuine financial hardship and who have an average of 85 marks and above for four subjects in their past year’s end-of-year examination will receive:

    • $1,000 a year
    • Waiver of DSA application fee

     

    Ministry of Education Scholarships

    Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent School (EESIS)

    The Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools (EESIS) is awarded to the top one-third of students posted to Secondary One in all independent schools, based on their PSLE results. Visit this MOE website for more information on the Edusave Entrance Scholarships for Independent Schools (EESIS)

     

    Music Elective Programme

    Students under the MOE’s Special Programmes – Music Elective Programme will be given fees subsidy. The quantum of fees subsidy will be similar to the EESIS.

  • Overview

    The Raffles Programme is a rigorous six-year integrated programme jointly offered by RI and Raffles Girls' School (RGS)*. It culminates in the GCE A-Level Examinations.

    *  RI Year 1-4 is boys only.

    RAFFLES PROGRAMME

    By bypassing the GCE O-Levels, the Raffles Programme offers students multiple options for research and independent learning in addition to regular curricular subjects. There are opportunities for mentorship, research and attachment with institutes of higher learning or industry partners as well as options for service learning and aesthetic development. The Raffles Programme gives students an opportunity to realise their gifts and develop a sense of citizenship and stewardship in an environment that celebrates scholarship and self-actualisation.

    The Raffles Programme is jointly offered by RI and RGS; girls who join the Raffles Programme in Year 1 study at Raffles Girls' School from Year 1 to Year 4 before joining RI for Years 5 and 6.  RI (Year 1-4) is boys only.

    Students who attended other Singapore secondary schools (neither RI Year 1-4 nor RGS) join the Raffles Programme at RI Year 5-6 via the Joint Admissions Exercise or Direct School Admissions exercise after the release of their O-Level results.

    Visit the Admissions section for more information.

    The A-Level Curriculum and
    RI Year 5-6 subjects

    Students in Year 5-6 will offer the Revised A-Level Curriculum implemented in Singapore from 2006. 

    Find out more about the A-Level Curriculum, RI Year 5-6 subjects and subject combinations (PDF)

     

    Raffles Diploma

    Given to graduands of RI alongside their GCE A-Level certificates, the Raffles Diploma recognises and celebrates student participation and achievements in a wide spectrum of activities beyond academia.

    GAP SEMESTER

    The Gap Semester takes place in the second half of Year 4. It gives each Rafflesian time and space to further discover and explore his values, interests, passion and abilities, so as to develop a strong sense of purpose and a heart for others.

    Year 4 students take their final exam by early August. From August onwards, each student gets to determine his own learning objectives and plan a personalised curriculum that will help him meet these objectives.

    This can take the form of a Student-Initiated Course, Work Attachment Programme, International Course or Local Course.

    Cognitive

    Raffles Philosophy Programme

    A key feature of our curriculum, the Raffles Philosophy Programme introduces students to the art of clear, critical and caring thinking. Through a rigorous curriculum that crosses several key fields in Philosophy including logic, ethics, politics and distributive justice, the programme moulds students into critical, rational thinkers with sound moral beliefs. As a subject that specialises in the birth of human knowledge and theevaluation of such knowledge, our programme also provides an excellent foundation for Knowledge and Inquiry at the GCE A-Levels.

    Learn more about Philosophy

    Research Education

    Our Research Education programme helps students develop the critical thinking skills, interdisciplinary competency, resourcefulness and grasp of group dynamics necessary for research work at all levels. The programme exposes students to real-life issues in various fields such as science, mathematics, engineering, information technology, the humanities, creative writing and social and community service. Students also gain insights and experiences from our partner organisations and research institutes, who provide mentorship to students in specialised areas. Many Rafflesians go on to showcase their work on a variety of platforms, including the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, the Singapore Youth Science Conference and the Humanities and Social Science Research Programme Symposium.

    Learn more about Research Education

    Raffles Academy

    The Raffles Academy is a talent development programme designed to meet the learning needs of students who are exceptionally gifted in a particular subject. It is a four-year programme spanning Year 3 to Year 6 where students attend special pull-out classes that have been designed to offer an enriched and accelerated curriculum with a focus on advanced and conceptually challenging topics. Students can offer a maximum of up to two of the following subjects in the Raffles Academy: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Literature, History and Geography. Students join the Raffles Academy at Year 3 and at Year 5.

     

    Humanities Programme

    The Humanities Programme replaces the Raffles Academy for humanities subjects in Years 5 and 6. Lessons are conducted in an interactive and discursive mode. Enrichment activities, including weekly guest speakers and humanities workshops, are organised during combined civics lessons. Beyond the classroom, students participate in a range of activities, including the Raffles Asia Programme, regular theatre performances, charity drives, outward bound camps and summer schools. At the end of their first year in the programme, students embark on an overseas enrichment trip to an Asian country to experience different cultures, political regimes, economic climates and social milieus.

    Raffles Science Institute

    Established in 2009, the Raffles Science Institute nurtures aspiring scientists to become the future leaders and pioneers of the scientific community. It offers programmes designed to enthuse and inspire our students in their pursuit of scientific knowledge, including Research Electives, Research Attachment programmes, Overseas Science Programmes and Science Outreach Programmes. These include forays into 3D Printing, Food Science, Material Science, Organic Synthesis, and Water and Environmental Sustainability.

    Visit the Raffles Science Institute blog

    Computer Elective Programme

    The CEP is a three-year course that opens a window to key information technology (IT) areas and gets our students to apply what they learn by developing solutions to real-world problems. At Year 2, students focus on game programming and 3-D modelling. At Year 3, they are introduced to computational thinking via Python and work on developing mobile applications. At Year 4, they can choose to continue developing mobile applications or branch into web development.

     

    Academic Departments

    Year 1 – 4
    • Biology (Year 3-4)
    • Chemistry (Year 3-4)
    • English
    • Geography
    • History
    • Infocomm Technology
    • Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Mother Tongue Languages
    • Philosophy
    • Physics (Year 3-4)
    • Research Education
    • Science (Year 1-2)
    • Social Studies
    Year 5 – 6
    Arts 
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Literature
    Knowledge Skills 
    Languages Department
    Mathematics
    • Mathematics
    Science Department
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics

    Character & Leadership

    Raffles Boarding Programme

    The RBP (Raffles Boarding Programme) offered in Year 3 prepares our students for leadership positions in both school and life. Through lessons and other personal development workshops, students gain a better understanding of their perception of the world, and familiarise themselves with the decision-making process that leaders often undertake. To promote the vital spirit of independence and discipline, students also spend one term living at RI Boarding. By living together with their local and international schoolmates, they gain a deeper appreciation of the social and cultural diversity of our world.

    Raffles Leadership Institute

    The Raffles Leadership Institute runs programmes for Year 5 - 6 students that places them in unfamiliar situations so they can learn from personal experience.

    These include the International Service Learning Elective (ISLE), Ecological Literacy Programme and Adventure Leadership Programme (ALPs).

    Visit the RLI website

    Raffles Public Policy Programme

    Offered at Year 5, the Raffles Public Policy Programme is an enrichment elective comprising seminar dialogues with policy experts, student discussions and presentations. Students also undertake an attachment with a government ministry or statutory board for three to six weeks to discover the dynamics and develop a more comprehensive understanding of the work they undertake.

    Character Education

    Character Education at RI helps Rafflesians develop into civic-minded citizens of sound character. All Rafflesians undergo a character and civics course under the mentorship of their teachers and civics tutors. This includes civics elective modules and the Class Camp programme run by the Raffles Leadership Institute in Years 5 and 6.

    Sexuality Education Programme

    The MOE Sexuality Education Programme aims to provide students with a foundation to develop healthy relationships with the opposite sex and to make responsible choices.

    Year 1 - 4 Sexuality Education Programme in RI

    Year 5 - 6 Sexuality Education Programme in RI

    Community & Citizenship

    Community Education

    In the Community Education Programme, students make a positive impact on the lives of others. Students get the opportunity to serve and interact with the wider community and, in so doing, gain a deeper understanding of social, governmental, economic and ecological issues.

    Values in Action and Service Projects

    The school has put in place programmes, resources and support structures to promote cohort-based, CCA-based and class-based volunteer opportunities, both student-initiated and school-sourced. One example is the Foundations of Service Learning programme, which emphasises sustainable community partnership and the ethics of community engagement.

    International Service Learning Elective

    This is a year-long community service programme that prepares students for deeper engagement with both local communities in Singapore and overseas communities in the ASEAN region. Students gain a deeper understanding of the historical, political, social and cultural dimensions of the countries as they plan and implement their service-learning projects.

    Read the ISLE blog

     

    Citizenship Education

    Citizenship Education develops an intellectual appreciation for the context, constraints and challenges faced by Singapore. Students consider the cultural diversity of our nation and learn to think critically about the importance of racial and religious harmony in creating a stable and progressive society. The RI Lecture Series, RI Speaker Series and RI Ambassador Series complement the citizenship education students receive in class by allowing them to interact with Ministers, Members of Parliament, top civil servants, leaders of industry and representatives of foreign governments.


    from the ISLE blog

    Sports & Health

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    RI has a tradition of sporting excellence, with many Rafflesians representing the country at regional and international sporting events. A number of our alumni also contribute to the sporting scene as administrators, facilitators and patrons.
    Off the field, RI also actively develops students in the area of sports science, organising the annual Sports Science Symposium to encourage and showcase student research in this area.

    Physical Education Department

    The Physical Education programme aims to develop students’ physical, mental, ethical and social wellness and is an integral component of our students’ holistic education.

    Physical Education in RI

    E W Barker Institute of Sports

    Named after our former Law Minister and alumnus of the school who also did much to promote the cause of sports in Singapore, the Institute is RI’s hub for sports-related scholarship, teaching and practice.

    Sports Science Research

    Students have the opportunity to present their research projects at events like the Joint Symposium in Exercise and Sports Science held in collaboration with the Singapore Sports Institute, Republic Polytechnic, the Singapore Sports School, DSO National Laboratories and the National Institute of Education as well as our very own EW Barker Institute of Sports Symposium

    Part of the programme also includes embarking on an International Gap Semester Sports Science and Sports based trip. At Year 5 and 6, students may also visit international universities or institutions renowned in sports science as part of their enrichment programme trip.


    photo by Raffles Photographers

    Arts & Aesthetics

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    Raffles Arts Institute

    The Raffles Arts Institute was established in 2014 as a centre for arts education and talent development. We believe that all Rafflesians should be given opportunities to experience the arts and to express themselves in their chosen areas of artistic interest. It is our hope that our students will be part of a new generation that will take the arts to a higher plane of engagement in Singapore.

    Art Elective Programme

    From painting to printmaking to photography, the Art Elective Programme provides students with a fundamental understanding of art history, theory and criticism, and the opportunity to explore a wide range of media in the studio.

    Art Elective Programme
    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Music Elective Programme

    ​The six-year RI Music Elective Programme, one of the Ministry of Education's Special Programmes, emphasises the cultural and technical dimensions of music. Through music history, analysis, composition and performance, music students learn to be independent and sensitive thinkers as well as outstanding pioneers in the national and international arts scene.

    Music Elective Programme
    Frequently Asked Questions

    A Buzzing Arts Scene

    RI has a vibrant musical and artistic community. Students regularly put up performances, discovering the finer aspects of arts production under the tutelage of professional practitioners.

    ARTSeason

    This annual arts festival is the highlight of the year, featuring collaborations between different arts CCAs and partnerships with prominent Singaporean artists and musicians.

    ARTSeries

    This line-up of assembly talks aims to provide varied and diverse authentic learning experiences and enrichment opportunities for our students.

    ARTSpin

    This programme provides a platform for students and teachers from Year 3 to attend arts performances in Singapore together to heighten their appreciation for a range of art forms and to encourage class bonding.

  • Co-curricular activities

    Our students participate in various co-curricular activities (CCAs), which comprise sports, arts, cultural, academic, service and special interest groups

    Through these activities, they experience leadership challenges and bond with like-minded peers while pursuing interests and passions.

    • Year 1-4 CCA Training Schedule for 2017 (PDF File, 270kb)
    • Singapore Sports Council Sports Safety


    Team Raffles

    photograph of the A Division Track & Field Finals by Leong Kit Shan
    Managed by the Students' Council and the RI Prefectorial Board, Team Raffles and Team Raffles (Next Gen) represent something close to the heart, something we each can call our own.

    Houses

    The House System provides a friendly spirit of competition and promotes closer bonding among students. Rafflesians are grouped into five Houses, and for many of them, House activities represent some of their most cherished memories of school life.

    The five Houses are named for headmasters and key figures from RI's early years. Each House is led by a student committee, and has its own unique identity, colour, flag, and a set of cheers.

    RI’s Year 1-4 House system was introduced by Headmaster D A Bishop in 1922. There were four Houses to begin with, named simply One, Two, Three and Four. In 1932, Headmaster D W McLeod renamed the Houses after four famous Rafflesians: Morrison, Buckley, Hullett and

    Phillips. By the end of the year, the number of Houses had increased to ten, with the addition of Houses named after Johnston, Moor, Bayley, Lim Boon Keng, Bishop and Song Ong Siang. Each House was issued with its own jerseys bearing the House colours. The number of Houses was later reduced to six. Sometime after that, Phillips House was disbanded, leaving RI with the final five Houses of Bayley, Buckley, Hullett, Moor and Morrison.

    Over at the former RJC, students were instead grouped into faculties: Arts, Commerce, Computing and Pure Science, Engineering and Medicine. In May 2005, after the school had shifted from Mount Sinai to its current Bishan campus, the faculties were replaced by the current Year 5-6 Houses: Bayley-Waddle, Buckle-Buckley, Hadley-Hullett, Moor-Tarbet and Morrison-Richardson. Each House is an amalgamation of its Year 1-4 predecessors in RI and RGS.

    Year 1 – 4 Houses

    Year 5 – 6 Houses

    Bayley

    Who is the house named after?

    John Barret Bayley assumed the post of headmaster on 20 March 1857 and served the school till 1870. He was one of RI’s most important contributors, laying the foundations upon which a great institution arose. Under his charge, the fledgling school was converted into a proper educational establishment which soon began to register notable academic achievements. In 1864, the Upper School was thoroughly examined and the results of the school were above average. Originally known as the ‘Singapore Institution’, the school's name was changed to Raffles Institution in 1868. In the last year of Bayley's term, a system of pupil teachers was introduced, where two senior pupils were bound to and trained by the headmaster for three years. At the end of the pupils' apprenticeship, they qualified to be assistant teachers.

    It was Bayley’s untiring zeal and ability that brought the institution “from a comparatively small and inferior school” to “a large and flourishing establishment”, as recorded by the school’s trustees in 1870. Under his leadership, the school’s enrolment more than tripled from 130 to 410. After his retirement, he became headmaster of a school in Sarawak. He died in England in 1893.

    House Motto

    Gloria Illustris Semper (Glory Shining Forth)

    Attributes of House members

    Bayleyeans are well-known for their tenacity, determination and courage in the face of adversity as well as their supportiveness for their fellow house-mates. It is a House blessed with a diverse range of talents, both in sports and aesthetics.

    Teachers in Charge

    Mrs Elizabeth Foo
    elizabeth.foo[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Vincent Quek
    vincent.quek[at]ri.edu.sg

    Buckley

    Who is the house named after?

    Charles Burton Buckley was the Secretary to the Board of Trustees from 1883 to 1900, and a prominent resident in colonial Singapore. He had a keen interest in acting, music and cricket. He performed in many amateur theatricals and concerts, and was also a talented stage-manager. Like many other European residents in the colony, Buckley was a cricket enthusiast and frequently went to the field after work. He was also remembered as the owner of Singapore's first motorcar, a 4.5 horsepower Benz Victoria which he nicknamed ‘The Coffee Machine’.

    Buckley bought over and revived the Singapore Free Press, which had ceased publication in 1869, and he sponsored the publication of the fortnightly Rafflesian newsletter, printing it at his office. He was a true friend of the school, serving it as trustee from 1883 to 1900 and was secretary to the Board of Trustees between 1883 and 1888. He was also the adviser to the Sultan of Johore. Buckley Road, near Newton Circle, was named after him.

    Buckley was passionate about the welfare of young people and organised many events for them. Popularly known as the “Children's Friend”, he held Christmas parties for children annually from 1864 to 1911. Some of these parties were attended by as many as 1,000 children.

    In March 1912, he travelled to England with Tunku Ismail, the eldest son of the Sultan of Johore, to arrange for his education in England. During the trip, Buckley caught a chill from which he never recovered, and he passed away on 22 May 1912.

    House Motto

    Unos Spiritus Forte (One Strong Spirit)

    Attributes of House members

    Buckley will fight to the very end with One Strong Spirit - Unos Spiritus Forte.

    Teachers in Charge

    Ms Nur Afiqah
    afiqah.z[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Alvin Chong
    alvin.chong[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Chong Zhebin
    zhebin.chong[at]ri.edu.sg

    Hullett

    Who is the house named after?

    Richmond William Hullett was head of RI from 1871 to 1906, and is our school’s longest-serving Principal. His chief effort was directed towards making RI a centre of advanced education. RI was expanded and developed into a secondary school, and this policy was justified by results – in 1879 the total number of boys examined in the lower standards was 331 and in the higher standards 107; in 1892, only 71 were in the lower and 212 in the higher standards. Two subsidiary schools – one of which was the Victoria Bridge School (today’s Victoria School) – were established as feeder schools. 1883 marked the institution of Queen’s Scholarships, and the Institution became well known for producing many Queens Scholars in the Straits Settlements in the years to come. Mr Hullett was popular amongst the boys, and his departure from the school was regretted by none more than the Queen’s Scholars, whose successful careers owed so much to his kind-heartedness and sound advice. At his farewell ceremony on 27 September 1906, Dr Lim Boon Keng, a distinguished Old Rafflesian, gave a sincere appreciation of Mr Hullett’s work.

    A shy and modest man, Hullett left a legacy which stretched far beyond the shores of Singapore. His influence in the fields of language and education, conservation, exploration and botany has had a lasting impact on the lands of Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Indonesia, England and beyond. During breaks in the academic calendar for school holidays, Hullett would embark on a number of exciting and sometimes rather dangerous expeditions to collect and record exotic plants. He made many significant plant discoveries on Mount Ophir in Malaysia, which was in those days a perilous mountain to climb. One of the plants he discovered is the Bauhinia hullettii (also known as Bauhinia ferruginea var. ferruginea), the flower of which is featured in the centre of Hong Kong’s regional flag.

    On his departure, the Free Press described him as having had ‘more to do with the instruction of the youth of Singapore than anyone living, and probably more than any one person ever had.’

    House Motto

    Fidei Defensor (Defender of the Faith)

    Attributes of House members

    All Hullettians are tenacious, determined and supportive of one another.

    Hullettians always stay strong and never back down when facing worthy adversaries. Hullettians always strive for excellence and are never satisfied. Hullettians always watch out for each other's backs and united we stand, we're a single entity. This is Hullett House.

    Teachers in Charge

    Mr Eddie Chua
    eddie.chua[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Ong Chen Tat
    chentat.ong[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Raymond Chan
    raymond.chan[at]ri.edu.sg

    Moor

    Who is the house named after?

    Born in Macau in 1803, Headmaster Moor came to Singapore in 1830, where he taught in a private school. He became editor of the Singapore Chronicle in 1831, and held the post of Editor of the Free Press till 1837. That year, he gave up journalism and devoted himself to the development of education in Singapore. The Singapore Institution Free School (as RI was known until 1868) moved from High Street to the renewed Institution Building in September 1839, and Headmaster Moor and his family moved to a bungalow built on the land where the attap building which housed the Singapore Institution Free School once stood. Under his supervision, RI progressed from an elementary school with an enrolment of only 50 boys in 1834 to a school with an enrolment of nearly 200 boys in 1843.

    Headmaster Moor’s background in journalism and interest in writing and print led him to contribute largely in promoting a taste for reading in the settlement as well as adjacent islands. In RI he established the first library in Singapore, which was free to all (although only subscribers to the school fund could borrow the books). This was to be the beginning of the Hullett Memorial Library, and consequently Singapore’s National Library. Headmaster Moor obtained books from London publishers and then distributed them throughout the region, but it was so difficult collecting the money for books dispatched to neighbouring islands that he was constantly out of pocket.

    J H Moor held the post of Headmaster until his sudden passing in May 1843. A large number of local people attended his funeral to mark the respect in which they held his character.

    House Motto

    Redoutable et Fougueux

    Attributes of House members

    Fire. Passion. Energy. Moor House - Fiery & Formidable.

    House Anthem

    We are from the Red and Mighty house
    Our flame burns bright for all to see
    We are one together in unity
    There is none we fear
    Our strength's in loyalty

    We are from the Red and Mighty house
    Our eagle flies high for all to see
    Working hand in hand in harmony
    Showing faith and courage in adversity

    We are fiery and formidable
    We will uphold our name
    There is none we fear we'll top them all
    Moor House forever we proclaim!
    Moor House forever we proclaim!

    Teachers in Charge

    Mr Ngoh Shay Piao
    shaypiao.ngoh[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Desmond Chua
    desmond.chua[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Steven Lim
    steven.lim[at]ri.edu.sg

    Morrison

    Who is the house named after?

    Dr Morrison, who co-founded the Singapore Institution which came to be known as RI, was born in 1782 and was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church in 1807. That year, he travelled to China to translate the scriptures to Chinese. It was on his initiative that Christian schools came to be set up at various places, one of which was the Anglo-Chinese College of Malacca. On 1 April 1823, Raffles took the opportunity to convene a meeting with Dr Morrison, and told him of his plans to establish a college in Singapore similar to the one in Malacca. Dr Morrison felt that his own intentions in setting up the College in Malacca could be better realised through the Singapore Institution. Both men worked closely to draw up plans and structures for the Institution - to educate the sons of the higher order of the local people, to afford the means of instruction in local languages to such of the Company's servants as may desire it and to collect the scattered literature and traditions of the country, so as to understand the laws and customs, with a view to helping people. Unfortunately, due to lack of support from Raffles' successor, the Institution building fell into disuse.

    Even though the building of the Institution remained derelict for a decade, Dr Morrison, who was then based in China, wrote: ‘I would rather, even it were a hundred years hence, have the land and the building reserved for the original purpose of native education than for the sake of any object consent to alienate it.' He contributed $1000, which he had collected in China, and promised to contribute an additional $400 as soon as the school building was actually used for education. Although Dr Morrison fell ill and passed away in August 1834, works to complete the new RI building began, partly funded by the money he had bestowed. The Institution building was completed in 1837. The Singapore Institution Free School moved from High Street to the renewed Institution Building in September 1839.

    House Motto

    Orior Supremus (To Rise Above)

    Attributes of House members

    Morrisonians are not overly demonstrative of their abilities but when faced with adversity, they often surprise their opponents with their determination and tenacity. Once they have made up their minds to achieve something, it is usually difficult to stop them. Morrison is closely-knit.

    Teachers in Charge

    Ms Alfiani
    alfiani.f[at]ri.edu.sg

    Ms Siti Melissa
    siti.h[at]ri.edu.sg

    Mr Eugene Lee
    eugene.lee[at]ri.edu.sg

    Bayley-Waddle

    Who is the house named after?

    Bayley-Waddle House was named after Mrs K Waddle and Mr J B Bayley.

    Mrs K Waddle took over as principal of RGS in 1939, just when the Second World War broke out. Mrs Waddle chose to remain in Singapore to head the school – even when her child left for Australia with her grandmother – out of a sense of dedication to the job. This decision cost her her life. On February 12, 1942, Mrs Waddle left on the last evacuation boat just before the Japanese occupied Singapore. She drowned when the boat was torpedoed.

    Mr J B Bayley was principal from 1857-1870 – a trying time for RI, which was plagued by financial difficulties. However, Bayley’s untiring zeal and ability that brought the institution from a ‘comparatively small and inferior school’ to a ‘large and flourishing establishment’, as recorded by the school's trustees in 1870. Under his leadership, the school's enrolment more than tripled from 130 to 410. After his retirement, he became headmaster of a school in Sarawak. He died in England in 1893.

    House Mascot

    The Seraph
    The Seraph, our house animal, is looked upon as an angel of great rank in many religions. It is a golden lion with the wings of an angel. The lion, king of all animals, commands respect through its courage and majesty. The angel, exemplary in its actions, is the embodiment of dignity and grace. There can thus be no animal more worthy of honour and respect as one which is the combination of both a lion and an angel.

    House Motto

    Gloria Omnibus Lucet
    The core of Bayley-Waddle is honour - the presence of dignity in our actions and the worthiness of our peer’s respect. Our House Motto, Gloria Omnibus Lucet (‘Glory on us All’) reflects how each Bayley-Waddlean seeks to build a tradition of honour and victory for our house, by setting a good example through our exemplary conduct, and earning the respect of our peers so as to be worthy of the glory that is “on us all”.

    Attributes

    Honour · Dignity · Glory

    Buckle-Buckley

    Who is the house named after?

    Buckle-Buckley is named after Ms D M Buckle and Mr C B Buckley.

    Ms D M Buckle was the principal of RGS from 1910-1937, and she remains the school’s longest-serving Principal. She made her mark as a trainer who produced teachers with high standards of efficiency, traits which she herself possessed strongly. She was so well-liked by her teachers that they were known to refuse offers of promotion for fear of losing the privilege of working with her.

    Mr C B Buckley was Secretary to the Board of Trustees from 1883 to 1900. He was very interested in the welfare of the school children in Singapore, and popularly known as the ‘children's friend’. In fact, his annual Christmas party for children was attended by as many as 1000 children. In 1886 he also met the entire cost of the school publication, the Rafflesian.

    House Mascot

    The Dragon
    The Dragon – a symbol of courage and bravery since

    ancient times – is our House Mascot. The Dragon is a protector, and has come to symbolise bravery in achieving one’s goals and executing one’s vision. To this end, we trust that BBians will uphold the House and its essential values so that they may be passed down to future generations.

    House Motto

    In Alis Virtutis; Buckle-Buckley is more than just a group of people wearing green. Buckle-Buckley is an identity. It is neither something tangible nor physical but is instead best represented by a strong and courageous spirit. With the motto In Alis Virtutis (Soaring on the Wings of Courage) as the main guiding principles, it is our sincere hope that BBians both new and old will continue to manifest the values of bravery and courage.

    Attributes

    Courage · Strength · Flight

    Hadley-Hullett

    Who is the house named after?

    Hadley-Hullett was named after Ms M Hadley and Mr R W Hullett.

    Ms M Hadley headed RGS from 1946-1950. She returned RGS to her pre-war standards, and was also a strong advocate for sports and the Arts; she initiated weekly music and drama classes as well as an annual Sports Meet. Ms Hadley introduced the House system to RGS and laid down the foundation for a strong culture of music and drama in today’s RGS.

    Richmond William Hullett was head of RI from 1871 to 1906, and is our school’s longest-serving Principal. His chief effort was directed towards making RI a centre of advanced education. On his departure, the Free Press described him as having had ‘more to do with the instruction of the youth of Singapore than anyone living, and probably more than any one person ever had.’ A shy and modest man, Hullett’s influence in the fields of language and education, conservation, exploration and botany has had a lasting impact on the lands of Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Indonesia, England and beyond. During breaks in the academic calendar for school holidays, Hullett would embark on a number of exciting and sometimes rather dangerous expeditions to collect and record exotic plants. He made many significant plant discoveries on Mount Ophir in Malaysia, which was in those days a perilous mountain to climb. One of the plants he discovered is the Bauhinia hullettii

    (also known as Bauhinia ferruginea var. ferruginea), the flower of which is featured in the centre of Hong Kong’s regional flag.

    House Mascot

    The Dark Stallion
    The spirited Dark Stallion shines despite all odds, always gathering speed to outrun its toughest opponents. The unwavering purple flame of the Dark Stallion is testament of its determination, its strength of character and clarity of purpose. With astuteness and confidence, the Dark Stallion will not be subdued in the pursuit of its dreams. Like the Dark Stallion, Hadley-Hullettians will transcend all limits.

    House Motto

    E Tenebris Lux
    “When Darkness Shines”
    Hadley-Hullettians always look out of one another. We never lose our cool and nothing can make us break our stride. No matter how dark our circumstances may seem, we never give up. The darker it gets, the brighter we shine, and that is the mark of a true hero.

    Attributes

    Confidence · Tenacity · Trancendence

    Moor-Tarbet

    Who is the house named after?

    The house was named after Mr J H Moor, RI’s first Headmaster, and Ms Tarbet, who was a Principal of Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary).

    Born in Macau in 1803, Headmaster Moor became editor of the Singapore Chronicle in 1831 and held the post of Editor of the Free Press till 1837. That year, he gave up journalism and devoted himself to the development of education in Singapore. The Singapore Institution Free School (as RI was known until 1868), which he headed, moved from High Street to the renewed Institution Building in September 1839. Under his supervision, RI progressed from an elementary school with an enrolment of only 50 boys in 1834 to a school with an enrolment of nearly 200 boys in 1843. In RI he established the first library in Singapore, which was to be the beginning of the Hullett Memorial Library, and consequently Singapore’s National Library. Headmaster Moor obtained books from London publishers and then distributed them throughout the region, but it was so difficult collecting the money for books dispatched to neighbouring islands that he was constantly out of pocket. J H Moor held the post of Headmaster until his sudden passing in May 1843. A large number of local people attended his funeral to mark the respect in which they held his character.

    Ms Tarbet was the Principal of RGS from 1904 to 1910. She pushed for the start of a teacher training establishment within the school. Trained teachers from this establishment could not only teach in the Girls’ School but also in the Primary school for the boys as well. The training establishment for girls was started in 1906, as the equivalent of an English Grammar School. Six girls attended the school that year.

    House Mascot

    The Phoenix
    Our House Mascot, the Phoenix, is a powerful and immortal creature that will erupt into flames upon death, and rise again from the ashes upon its rebirth. This rebirth represents our undying will for the House no matter how difficult the challenges.

    House Motto

    Conprendite Flammam
    “Igniting the Flame”
    Moor-Tarbet’s aim is to ignite in each member the passion and fiery endeavour that will motivate all to strive for their best. Our house motto symbolises everlasting flames of passion and drive fuelled by the undying hope and optimistic nature of all Moor-Tarbetians.

    Attributes

    Drive · Passion · Hope

    Morrison-Richardson

    Who is the house named after?

    Dr Morrison, who co-founded the Singapore Institution which came to be known as RI, was born in 1782, and was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church in 1807. That year, he travelled to China to translate the scriptures to Chinese. It was on his initiative that Christian schools came to be set up at various places, one of which was the Anglo-Chinese College of Malacca. On 1 April 1823, Raffles took the opportunity to convene a meeting with Dr Morrison, and told him of his plans to establish a college in Singapore similar to the one in Malacca. Dr Morrison felt that his own intentions in setting up the College in Malacca could be better realised through the Singapore Institution. Both men worked closely to draw up plans and structures for the Institution. Unfortunately, due to a lack of support from Raffles' successor, the Institution building fell into disuse.

    Even though the building of the Institution remained derelict for a decade, Dr Morrison, then based in China, wrote: ‘I would rather, even it were a hundred years hence, have the land and the building reserved for the original purpose of native education than for the sake of any object consent to alienate it.' He contributed $1000, which he had collected in China, and promised to contribute an additional $400 as soon as the school building was actually used for education. Although Dr Morrison fell ill and passed away in August 1834, works to complete the new RI building began, partly funded by the money he had bestowed. The Institution building was completed in 1837. The Singapore Institution Free School moved from High Street to the renewed Institution Building in September 1839.

    Ms C Richardson was the principal of Raffles Girls’ School from 1938-1939. She was known for her meticulous English and she constantly drilled in her pupils the importance of articulating the language correctly. She was strict in her management of pupils and evinced a strong focus on discipline. In her short one-year stint as Principal, Ms Richardson stayed in the Principal’s Quarters just behind the school along Victoria Street. She was also known to play a good game of lawn tennis.

    House Mascot

    The White Wolf
    Highly regarded for its ferocity, the white wolf symbolises the fearlessness of the house in the face of adversity, never bowing down to challenges. Together with its fun-loving and intelligent side, the wolf best encapsulates the all-roundedness of the individuals in the house. Yet the most striking quality of the white wolf beyond its individual prowess is its sense of camaraderie. The house motto, Una In Anima Concordes (united as one soul) aptly describes this strength of togetherness, embodied by the forming of a closely-knit wolf pack, and captures the distinguishing value that defines Morrison-Richardson.

    House Motto

    Una in Anima Concordes
    “United as one soul”
    Our house motto aptly describes the strength of togetherness. A united front is important for a house of diverse talents that strive towards a common goal. It is this sense of fellowship amongst strong individuals that holds us together as we face each challenge head-on.

    Attributes

    Intelligence · Unity · Fearlessness

    Raffles Guidance Centre

    The Raffles Guidance Centre supports the well-being of our students, which is of paramount importance.

    Raffles Guidance Centre

    The passionate youth guidance counsellors provide students with social and emotional support, and regularly conduct workshops for students, parents and staff. The Raffles Guidance Centre also works in close partnership with staff, parents and guardians to ensure that every student can be provided with the best care.

    The RGC also runs the Peer Helpers elective, in which a group of students learn basic skills in counselling in order to better help their peers.

     

    The Guidance Centres are located:

    • In the Year 1 – 4 campus next to the Staff Lounge on Level 1 of the Yusof Ishak Block
    • In the Year 5 – 6 campus next to the Innovation Room on Level 1 in Block H

    Year 1-6

    Name Designation Telephone Email (append @ri.edu.sg)
    Gary Koh Youth Guidance Counsellor 66726396 gary.koh
    Woo Mei Hui Psychologist 63193124 meihui.woo

    Year 1-4

    Name Designation Telephone Email (append @ri.edu.sg)
    Zullkarnain Youth Guidance Counsellor 66726388 zullkarnain.a
    Jeffrey Lee Youth Guidance Counsellor 66726397 chungyean.lee

    Year 5-6

    Name Designation Telephone Email (append @ri.edu.sg)
    Aggie Aik Youth Guidance Counsellor 63193139 aggie.aik
    Chua Kah Hwee Youth Guidance Counsellor 63193107 kahhwee.chua

    Higher Education Office

    The Higher Education counsellors provide students with the support, information and guidance needed to help them make choices about their further education options.

    Throughout the year, we work with local and overseas colleges and universities to schedule talks and information sessions to give our students a better idea of the options available to them. 

    You can find us on Level 1M, Block H of Raffles Institution Year 5-6 Campus, weekdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

    Contact us at collegeadmissions[at]ri.edu.sg.

    Former students

    Former students who want to apply to UK/US universities can email us from mid-July onwards to open a UCAS/Naviance account. 

     

    Note: You can certify documents as True Copies at the Student Affairs Centre, near the Year 5-6 Canteen. A friend or family member can do this for you if you are unable to do it in person. Remember to bring the original certificates and photocopies of the required documents.

     

    RI Boarding

    RI Boarding

    We pride ourselves on providing our boarders with a safe and comfortable ‘home away from home’ that readies them for the challenges of school and life beyond school. In addition to great facilities, our caring team of professional staff organise value-based programmes for the students founded on leadership and character development as well as activities such the Amazing Food Trail, RIB Night and month-end movie screenings. These build a great sense of community and camaraderie amongst our boarders. In addition to maintaining the cleanliness of physical space and conducting stringent checks on the quality of our dining and laundry services, we also take a keen interest in the emotional and mental well-being of our students.

    The Raffles Boarding Programme – a Year 3 residential leadership development programme – is held in RI Boarding.

    MEALS

    • Breakfast, lunch (weekends, Public & School holidays) and dinner are served in the Shaw Foundation Dining Hall.
    • We provide Halal as well as vegetarian meal options.

    AMENITIES

    • Air-con equipped student rooms with en-suite bathrooms and toilets
    • Biometric timed-attendance system for enhanced safety / security of boarders
    • Boarding office to provide administrative support to boarders and guests
    • Computer, Reading and Games Rooms
    • Gym and Dance Studio
    • Laundry (DIY & Serviced)
    • Meals at Dining Hall
    • Minimart cum Café
    • 24-hour fire & security systems
    • Sports facilities in school

    PREPTIME

    Prep Time is an essential study period scheduled after dinner on Sunday to Thursday evenings (except during public and school holidays). Tutors and residential boarding staff ensure that the students are studying in their rooms or in the assigned venue in Boarding.

    Block/Cluster Assemblies

    Block/Cluster Assemblies are conducted between 9.30pm and 10.00pm by our residential boarding staff and tutors in all the blocks of the complex to ensure that boarders are back safely.

    Room Checks

    Administered by our boarding staff, it features a system of rubrics that set the tone and guide boarders toward self-discipline in maintaining a high level of room hygiene and cleanliness.

    For enquiries, please drop us an email at boarding[at]ri.edu.sg.

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    Code of Conduct

    Code of Conduct

    The school believes that every student has the potential to be a self-disciplined, principled memberof the school who contributes to the community, society and nation. The school also believes that students and staff members are entitled to a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.

    The Code of Conduct serves to encourage acceptable student behaviour so that everyone in the school community will feel a sense of respect, belonging and security. It focuses on student empowerment, evident from a high level of self-discipline and personal responsibility.

    Download our Code of Conduct (PDF | 1.5mb)

    Uniforms & Books

    FOR YEAR 1 – 4 TEXTBOOKS, PE ATTIRE, HOUSE T-SHIRTS; YEAR 5 - 6 PE ATTIRE & HOUSE T-SHIRTS:

    POPULAR BOOKSTORE

    RI Year 5 – 6 Campus, Block B, Level 1
    (65) 6354 2871

    FOR YEAR 1-6 UNIFORMS:

    BIBI & BABA

    545 Orchard Road, #02-28 Far East Shopping Centre Singapore 238882
    (65) 6732 7022

    Open from Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 7.30pm; on Sundays from 10am to 6pm

  • GLOBAL NETWORKS

    RI is part of several alliances with other schools from around the world.

    Over the years, RI has formed strong strategic partnerships with over 100 educational institutions, think tanks, government bodies, private corporations, charitable bodies and international organisations. These partnerships provide opportunities for our students to apply their knowledge and learn from real-world situations.

    RI places great emphasis on growing alliances, and the need for its students to be exposed to multiple social and cultural perspectives. As part of our efforts to extend our reach to local and global communities, we seek to inspire all Rafflesians to become people who are open-minded, world-ready, sensitive and empathetic to others.

    CROSS-CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

    The Raffles Cross-Cultural Programmes introduce Year 1 to 6 students to the geopolitics, cultures and contemporary issues of different nations and regions. Guided by leaders in international politics and businesses, students conduct research, attend seminars, publish papers and gain immersive experience through various exchange programmes or learning journeys to the region and beyond.

    photo by Raffles Photographic Society

    photo by Raffles Photographic Society  

    Regional Studies Programme

    The Regional Studies Programme equips students with an understanding of Southeast Asian culture and contemporary society, and enables them to be comfortably conversant in Malay Language. Together with the Malay Special Programme, the programmes helps to groom a segment of non-Malays in each generation who can effectively engage the region.

    Raffles Bicultural Programme (China)

    Comprising talks, modules and an immersion trip, the Raffles Bicultural Programme (China) equips students with the skills and competencies needed to operate in China, an emerging global power. Guest speakers from organisations such as Singapore Press Holdings and the universities are invited to conduct talks and modules for the students, focusing on an in-depth understanding of the culture and history of China and the contemporary issues she faces.

    Raffles Reflects Programme (RRP)

    The RRP helps students dip their toes into five core areas of philosophy - ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of science and philosophy of the mind. The programme encourages students to engage with the 'big questions' of life and to develop their own responses to seminal philosophical texts, through teacher-led group discussions and the writing of a short original paper.

    Raffles Middle East Programme (RMEP)

    Recognising the growing importance of the Middle East, which has taken significant steps towards globalisation and increased interaction with other countries, this programme takes students into the region’s fascinating historical, political and economic development. It has four broad themes – Glimpses of the Middle East, International Relations, Opportunities and Challenges, and Government Structures.

    Raffles Asia Programme

    Taking students deep into the issues and cultures of contemporary Asia, the Raffles Asia Programme is run as an independent research project taking place over two terms. Students propose an area of interest for further research, and will be paired with appropriate mentors from relevant fields.

     

    Raffles Global Studies Programme

    Global Studies (Europe) is an inter-disciplinary programme which encompasses social sciences, area studies and other disciplines which contribute to the study of globalisation. The nature, causes and consequences of globalisation will be examined in a variety of domains to assess the extent of continuity and transformation in these domains.

  • Academic Achievements

    Most Outstanding JC Science Student Award

    9/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Result:

    Clara-Ann Cheng (17S06E) won the Most Outstanding JC Science Student Award, which carries with it an opportunity to travel to Sweden to represent Singapore in the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS).


    Ministry of Education Special Awards

    8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:

    The Prime Minister’s Book Prize Recipients

    Primary Section

    Krishanraaj Singh Khaira (Rosyth Primary School)
     

    Secondary Section

    Bhide Varsha Chaitanya (Raffles Girls’ School)
    Lim Ming Han, Jovan
    Mohamed Taufeeq Bin S S Ahamed Kabeer
    Muhammad Dhafer Bin Muhammad Faishal Khan Surattee
    Muhammad Khalis Bin Samion
    Shevarnie G (Bukit Panjang Govt. High School)
    Wei Shu Yang
    Yeo Tsing Ngia (Yang Qingya) (Bukit Panjang Govt. High School)
     

    Pre-University Section

    Jasdeep Singh Hundal
    Yuvraj Chauhan
     

    The Lee Kuan Yew Award For Mathematics And Science Recipients

    Secondary Section

    Fong Khi Yung
    Han Ruobin
    Lee Estelle
    Li Anqi
    Wang Jianzhi
     

    Pre University Section

    Glen Lim Wei An
    Lee Yuan
    Li Jiaqi
    Sheldon Kieren Tan
    Wong Huai Zhe, Matthew
    Wang Kaiying
     

    The Lee Kuan Yew Award For All-Round Excellence Recipients

    Primary Section

    Seow Wen Jun Patrick (Anglo-Chinese Primary School)

    Secondary Section

    Foong Chih Hao, Jared


    2017 International Olympiads

    8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Result:

    iGeo 2017: 14th International Geography Olympiad
    Silver: Lim Ming Han Jovan (18S03O)
    Bronze: James Ding Sinuo (18S06S)

    28th International Biology Olympiad
    Gold: Lucas Yeo (17S03N), Muzammil Arif Din S/O Abdul Jabbar (17S03N)

    49th International Chemistry Olympiad
    Silver: Tang Yimian (17S06E)
    Led by: Mr Tham Zi Sheng

    29th International Olympiad In Informatics
    Silver: Zhang Guangxuan (17S06F), Pang Wen Yuen (17S06B)

    58th International Mathematical Olympiad
    Honourable Mention: Wang Jianzhi(18S06S)

    48th International Physics Olympiad
    Gold: Ma Zhao Yu (17S06F), Bradley Teo Wei Jie (17S06F), Lee Vint Ve Shein Lin Htut (17S06F)

    30th International Young Physicists Tournament
    Team Singapore - Champion
    Team members from RI: Wang Huaijin (17S06F), Fu Xinghong and Rachel Qing Pang (18S06S)


    STEM@Central Singapore - 'Transforming Robots'

    8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    Result:

    RI Infocomm Club sent five teams to participate in the STEM@Central Singapore "Transforming Robots" competition, which required vigorous effort from each of the participants as they applied STEM knowledge to design a robot that could adapt to its environment. Out of the five excellent teams, one team won the award of the "Most Popular Transforming Robot".


    World Schools Debating Championships

    8/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Result:
    Team Singapore - Champions
    Rafflesian team members: Siobhan Tan (18A13A), Ryan Wee (18A01A), Wei Shu Yang (18S03O) and Jonathan Yap (17A01B)

    SPORTING Achievements

    ASEAN Schools Games

    7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:

    Table Tennis

    Team event: Josh Chua (4L), Shawn Chua (4Q) and Dominic Koh (3J)  - Gold 

    Boys' singles: Josh Chua (4L) - Bronze

    Girls' singles: Zermaine Nicole Lew (18S06Q) - Silver

    Swimming

    200m Butterfly: Rhys Ng (3L) - Silver


    National School Games 2017

    7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:
    CCA A Division
    Boys
    A Division
    Girls
    B Division
    Boys
    C Division
    Boys
    Badminton Gold Gold Silver Bronze
    Basketball nil Gold - -
    Bowling 5th Gold NA NA
    Canoe 6th 4th NA NA
    Cricket Silver NA Gold Silver
    Cross Country Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze
    Fencing Silver Gold 4th Bronze
    Floorball Silver nil 4th -
    Golf Silver Silver Gold -
    Hockey Gold Bronze Gold Bronze
    Judo Silver Gold Bronze -
    Netball NA Gold NA NA
    Rugby Silver NA Silver -
    Sailing (Byte) NA NA Gold Gold
    Sailing (Optimist) NA NA NA Silver
    Sailing (Laser) Gold NA NA NA
    Shooting (Air Pistol) Gold Silver Gold -
    Shooting (Air Rifle) Gold Bronze - -
    Soccer nil 4th NA NA
    Softball Gold Silver Silver Silver
    Squash Gold Silver Silver -
    Swimming Silver Gold Silver Silver
    Table Tennis Gold Gold Gold Gold
    Tennis Silver Gold Silver Gold
    Touch Rugby NA 5th NA NA
    Track & Field Silver Bronze Silver Gold
    Ultimate Frisbee (mixed team) Silver (combined) Silver (combined) NA NA
    Volleyball nil nil NA NA
    Water Polo Gold Gold Bronze Silver
             

    Singapore Youth Olympic Festival

    7/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:

    Shooting

    Y17 10m Air Pistol Boys: Milford Oh (18S06I) - 2nd

    Y13 10m Air Pistol Boys: Chen Wendi (1A) - 1st; Yu Qi Yuan (1L)- 3rd


    South-east Asian Junior and Cadet Championships (Table Tennis)

    6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:

    Junior Girls’ Singles

    Zermaine Nicole Lew (18S06Q) - Winner
     

    Cadet Boys’ Doubles

    Dominic Koh Song Jun (3J) - Winner
     


    DBS Marina Regatta

    6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Result:

    RI Dragon Boat came in second in the Girls' A Division DB12 200-metre race, and 5th in the A Division Boys race.


    ARTS & AESTHETICS Achievements

    Nanyang International Music Competition

    7/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    Result:

    Chinese Orchestra - Youth Category (乐队青年组)

    Raffles Institution Chinese Orchestra - Winner


    Young Talents Project 2017

    6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    Result:

    Organised by MediaCorp’s Symphony 92.4FM, the competition is a platform for country’s young musicians to showcase their talents as well as promoting the arts from a young age.  One of the finalists is Jarell Tang Zhi Xian (2I).


    Young Talents Project 2017

    6/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    Result:

    Organised by MediaCorp’s Symphony 92.4FM, the competition is a platform for country’s young musicians to showcase their talents as well as promoting the arts from a young age.  One of the finalists is Jarell Tang Zhi Xian (2I).


    Voice of My Generation

    6/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Result:

    Band Category

    MARYEEMOUNT PEAK: Jediel Yew Shen (18S05A), Alexander Ong Jia Wen (18S03M ), Isaac Tan Le Tian (18S06Q ), Young Zhan Heng (18S03J) & Kingsly Kevin Nathaniel (18S03D)


    Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2017

    4/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:
    Name of CCA Award
    Raffles Indian Dance (Year 5-6) Distinction
    Raffles Institution Military Band (Year 1-4) Distinction
    Raffles Voices (Year 1-4) Distinction
    Chinese Orchestra (Year 5-6) Distinction
    Raffles Chorale (Year 5-6) Distinction
    RI Guitar Ensemble (Year 1-4) Distinction
    RI String Ensemble (Year 1-4) Distinction
    Raffles Modern Dance Distinction
    Raffles Players (1-4) - Club House Accomplishment
    Raffles Players (1-4) - National Language Class Distinction
    Raffles Guitar Ensemble (Year 5-6) Distinction

    Uniformed groups and Community achievements

    National Day Awards 2017

    8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:

    Commendation: Ms Ng Mei Sze


    Singapore Red Cross (SRC) Awards

    7/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:

    Abdul Hadi Bin Abdul Wahab (RI alumnus) received the President’s Youth Award for his exemplary contributions and achievements in their service with the Red Cross Movement.


    National Orienteering Race

    7/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    Result:

    A Division

    02 Raffles Scout Group: Nabeel Muhammad Bin Abu Bakar (17S06R) - 1st


    B Division

    01 Raffles Scout Group: Gan Kah Kheng (3E) and Tan Xu Chen (3E) - 2nd
    02 Raffles Scout Group: Koh Jin Hao (3D)and Tay Ray Ee (3F) - 3rd

     

    C Division

    Raffles Institution - Winner

    Red Cross: Keh Hao Yu (2B) and Samuel Loh Junhan (2G) - 1st
    01 Raffles Scout Group: Zachariah Egan (2E) and Wong Zhong Xian (1K) - 2nd
    National Cadet Corps: Lam Zhen Yi Matthew (2K) and Lim Nguyen Ping, Bryan (2K) - 3rd


    Boys’ Brigade President’s Award

    7/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Result:

    Ivan Tang (17S03K), Neilsen Chan (17S03A) & Teo Kai Jin (17S06I)


    Uniformed Groups Achievements 2017 (Awarded for 2016 Achievements)

    6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Result:
    Name of CCA Award
    01 Scouts Frank Cooper Sands Award (Scouts Unit – Gold)
    Frank Cooper Sands Award (Venture Unit – Gold)
    02 Scouts Frank Cooper Sands Award (Scouts Unit – Gold)
    Frank Cooper Sands Award (Venture Unit – Gold)
    Boys' Brigade JM Fraser Award (Gold)
    Red Cross Excellent Unit Award (Gold)
    National Police Cadet Corps Unit Overall Proficiency Award (Gold)
    National Cadet Corps Best Unit Competition (Gold)

  • Raffles Teacher Academy

    Raffles Teacher Academy

    Established in 2010, the Raffles Teacher Academy (RTA) oversees the professional standards and practices of the teaching faculty in RI. It comprises three specialised departments:

    1. Professional Development & Accreditation

    We champion professional excellence in teaching and learning, and work with the Senior and Lead Teachers of the school to build teacher capacity in customising curriculum and pedagogy for gifted and talented learners, with a strong emphasis on character and values education. We also work with partner universities to develop certification programmes and milestone courses for RI teachers, thereby ensuring that teaching standards are maintained.

    2. Teaching Innovation & Research

    We encourage and support RI teachers who are interested to test out new teaching ideas, and who are keen to embark on a process of reflective practice that is supported by data-driven experimentation and research. Such teaching innovations are subsequently shared with the education fraternity in RI and beyond.

    3. Standards & Assessment

    We work to develop teacher capacity in validating and benchmarking RI’s standards in teaching, learning, and student programming. In this way, we hope to build a culture of decision-making that is based on data gathered from valid assessment practices.

     

    The three departments adopt a comprehensive development framework for teacher professional learning, so as to nurture the traits of a Raffles Teacher amongst its faculty.

    Raffles Parents’ Association

    The Raffles Parents' Association (RPA) was founded in 1988 to establish a formal link between parents of Rafflesians and the school. Through RPA, parents are able to work hand in hand with the school to ensure the holistic development of their children.

    Besides being regularly informed of school developments through various communication channels such as town hall meetings, parents can also actively involve themselves in school activities such as open house, overseas community involvement projects, hosting of overseas students for Chinese New Year, and the annual Golf tournament.

     

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    Staff Directory

    Find the member of staff you're looking for by keying in his or her name, or by searching through the department list. To email that person, simply append "@ri.edu.sg" after that person's email reference.

    Only the names and contact details of key personnel will be reflected in the Staff Directory.

    If you are a parent of an RI student looking for the contact details of a teacher, please refer to the Stamford portal (Year 1-4 or Year 5-6).

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    ADRIAN TAN ,MR
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    AGGIE AIK ,MDM
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  • The Raffles Alumni Office

    The Raffles Alumni Office

    As a school with a long history, we have alumni aged anything between eighteen and upwards of eighty. The Alumni Relations team was set up in 2010 to ensure that alumni can continue to connect back to the school and help nurture tomorrow’s thinkers, leaders and pioneers.

    One of the main points of connection between alumni and RI is the school’s Alumni Portal.  We regularly post news about alumni reunions as well as stories of Rafflesians who have made significant contributions to society.

    If you would like to use a facility or venue in the school campus for a cohort or extra-curricular activity, do email us

    If you’re an alum of Raffles Institution or Raffles Junior College and would like to update your particulars with the school, please drop us an email too.

    You can reach us at rafflesalumni[at]ri.edu.sg and 6419 9218.

    Visit Raffles Alumni

    Old Rafflesians’ Association

    Formed on 17 April 1923, a century after the founding of RI, the Old Rafflesians' Association (ORA) has been a force in networking alumni across the Rafflesian schools - Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls' School, and the former Raffles Junior College.

    One of ORA’s first acts was to establish the Raffles Centenary Memorial Fund to erect a memorial for old boys and school masters who had lost their lives in WWII. The balance of the Fund was then channeled to the Hullett Memorial Library and Scholarship Fund. In recent years, ORA has been actively contributing to RI’s 1823 Fund and RGS’ Filiae Fund.

    In April 2012, a fourth chapter – the ORA Youth Chapter – was formed for alums aged between 18 and 35; in September 2012 an ORA Golf Interest Group was formed for alumni members who are golfing enthusiasts to hone their skills with each other.

    The ORA Office is currently located within the RI Boarding complex. With regular networking sessions and talks and setting of interest groups, the ORA seeks to continue to leverage and increase the value of the Rafflesian alumni network to propel a new structure for support and engagement with the schools and the students.

    Visit the ORA website

    Notable Alumni

    We value and treasure all of our alumni who have gone on to achieve a great deal in life. Here is a list, by no means exhaustive, of Rafflesians who have made their mark in a range of fields: politics, sports, health, and the arts. Together, they have established a strong tradition of public and community service, and among their ranks are people who have made an indelible impact on the nation.

     Notable Alumni

    Raffles Store

    The RI Alumni Relations Office presents a range of merchandise specially put together for the Rafflesian family.

    The merchandise are customised with the school colours, and feature either the numbers 1823 in a collegiate typeface, the Gryphon or the school crest. All merchandise can be purchased either at Popular Bookstore in RI (Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm) or via email  (online purchase and delivery).

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  • About the 1823 FUND

    The 1823 Fund is part operating fund, part endowment fund. As an operating fund, it enables the school to address immediate areas of financial need not met or not fully met by government funding. As an endowment fund, it sustains the school's programmes and initiatives.

    We urge you to continue RI's powerful tradition of giving. When you make a gift to RI, it has a lifelong impact. Each gift has the power to make a difference and provide our students and faculty with an environment that encourages leadership, community service, innovation and all-round excellence. RI deeply appreciates the support of our donors and the difference your gifts make.

    Make a Gift
    The 1823 Fund was launched on 15 August 2009. It connects the Rafflesian community with their school and alma mater. Through the Fund, our alumni, parents and friends play an important part in making it possible for future generations of Rafflesian students and staff to excel, serve, imagine and discover.

    Make a Gift

    Make a Gift

    To make a gift, simply download our Gift Form, fill it up and send it to us via post, with your cheque, to the following address:

    1823 Fund
    Raffles Institution
    One Raffles Institution Lane,
    Singapore 575954

     

    If you wish to make a gift of shares, artefacts or a bequest, please email us at 1823Fund@ri.edu.sg

    Make a Gift

    Parent Giving

    You know how important it is to give your child every opportunity available - opportunities your child’s schoolmates, even those who come from financially-challenged families, also deserve. Make a gift to help our children stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers.

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    Class Giving

    You understand the spirit of excellence that fuelled your schoolmates and you as Rafflesians. Rally your schoolmates, whether as a group or a Class, and make a gift to support your juniors who may need a little help to succeed.

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    Giving Areas

    We welcome and sincerely appreciate every single gift to enable our students to achieve and experience a strong and meaningful education. You may wish to support one or more areas in school. At present these are the main priorities:

    Scholarships and Bursaries

    Our students come from all walks of life. RI is committed to support those who need financial help so that they may focus their minds and efforts on their education. We are very grateful to the alumni, parents and friends who give back to the school by funding scholarships and bursaries for academic, sports and other programmes.

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    Raffles Community Initiative

    "Our idea is that we should take the lead in serving the community. So the idea of community outreach, being a positive force is central to our mission and vision of Hope of a Better Age." – Mrs Lim Lai Cheng, Principal, RI (2009 - 2013)

    RI has a longstanding history of community service. Our alumni have devoted their lives to public service and administration. Today, students continue to initiate and engage in a wide range of service projects, partly funded by the 1823 Fund. In 2013, we launched the Raffles Community Initiative to ensure that every Rafflesian understands, appreciates and actively participates in community service as a student and beyond.

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  • CONTACT US

    CONTACT US

    One Raffles Institution Lane
    Singapore 575954
    (Find us on Google Maps)

    Tel: (65) 6419 9242
    Email: comms@ri.edu.sg

    Maps

    Campus Map
    Campus Map (Year 1 - 4 )
    Campus Map (Year 5 - 6 )

    RI Boarding

    Tel: (65) 6672 6456
    Email: boarding@ri.edu.sg

    Security supervisor

    Tel: 9144 3830
    More Emergency Contacts

    Human Resource

    Job opportunities

    Social Media

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    Getting to RI

    All visitors (drivers and pedestrians alike) are to report to Security Command Centre
    at Gate 3
     

    Getting to RI

    By MRT

    Marymount MRT Station (Circle Line)
    Bishan MRT Station (North-South Line)

    By Bus

    Bus-stop along Bishan Road is served by SBS services 13, 56, 57, 59, 88, 156
    Bus stop along Bishan Street 21 is served by SBS services 410

    By Car

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    ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE Operating Hours

    Monday to Friday during Term Time

    7.00am to 5.30pm

    Monday to Friday during School Holidays

    7.30am to 5.30pm

    Eve of Public Holidays

    7.00am to 12.30pm

    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

     

    Vehicular Traffic Flow

    For the safety of all students we seek your cooperation and understanding to observe the following traffic directions:

    • All visitors (including parents of students and alums) are required to obtain a visitor’s pass from the Security Command Centre at Gate 3 and exit via Gate 3 as well.
    • Vehicles are to enter by Gate 3 and turn right into the Visitors' Car Park 2 and park there.
    • Visitors who drive to Year 5 - 6 campus grounds are advised to enter the institution via Gate 3 and park their vehicles in the Visitors Car Park 2.

    For Parents

    During the peak hour of 7:00am to 8:20am from Monday to Friday:

    • Vehicles entering the campus via Bishan Road/Marymount Road should enter through Gate 3
    • Parents fetching their child to RI (Year 1 – 4) should exit through Gate 14, via Bishan Lane to Bishan Road
    • Drivers should not stop along Braddell Road to drop students off. The Land Transport Authority has advised that enforcement action would be taken.
     
    Gate Opening Time Closing Time Remarks
    3 0530h 2200h (or after last booking) Main gate in and out of RI

    Careers@RI

    The bright and talented students who come to our school are nurtured by a team of exceptional educators and staff. Here at RI, we recognise and appreciate integrity, enterprise and good work.

    Benefits

    We welcome passionate individuals to start exploring the journey with us to bring the forth the hope of the better age of Raffles Institution. Successful candidates may look forward to an attractive and competitive package, which includes (but is not limited to):

    • Work-life Balance Benefits
    • Variable bonus
    • Outpatient Medical, Specialist and Dental Benefits
    • Group Hospitalisation and Surgery Insurance

    Please have these documents ready before completing the online application form:

    • Cover Letter (if any)
    • Résumé
    • Academic transcripts and certificates
    • Any other supporting documents (e.g. testimonial)

    Apply

     

    If you have any enquiry or encounter a problem when completing the online job application process, reach us at rihr@ri.edu.sg.

    We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

    Successful candidates will be given a 2-year contract.

     
     
     
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