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  • NEWS: 24 February 2015

    It is with sadness that we share the news that Mr Rudolph (Rudy) Mosbergen, the founding principal of Raffles Junior College, passed away on 22 February 2015. Mr Mosbergen led RJC from 1982 to 1987.

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    NEWS: 24 February 2015

    Professor Tommy Koh (RI, 1957) visited our school on 24 Feb to speak about the highlights of 50 years of Singapore's diplomacy. This talk is part of the Raffles Ambassador Series.

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    NEWS: 10 February 2015

    Dr Julian Davison, host of the recently televised documentary, 'Raffles Revealed', visited our campus on 10 February. Raffles Revealed traces the untold story of our school's founder, Sir Stamford Raffles - a story rife with deceit, betrayal and misfortune.

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    NEWS: 10 February 2015

    Central Singapore Community Development Council gave our Year 3 and 4 students a special presentation on the Giraffe Heroes project on 10 February.

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    NEWS: 04 February 2015

    Our Year 5-6 campus was abuzz with excitement on 30 January as Year 5 students from all walks of life came together at the Year 5 Orientation to forge a new identity as Rafflesians.

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    NEWS: 03 February 2015

    Team Raffles Day celebrates the collective strength and unity of Rafflesians as they embark on their respective endeavours with their CCA groups for the upcoming competition and SYF seasons.

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    NEWS: 27 January 2015

    The annual Raffles Trail, a Year 1-4 CCA Showcase for Year 1 students and their parents, took place on 23 January.

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    NEWS: 26 January 2015

    The 22nd Kiwi Cup was held in RI on 16 Jan 2015, with this year’s edition including the U-14 Curtain Raiser match between the ‘C’ Divisions of both RI and Saint Andrews Secondary School.

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    NEWS: 25 January 2015

    From the 23rd to 25th January, 24 Year 5 and 6 members of the History and Strategic Affairs Society (HSTA) participated in the inaugural Yale-NUS College Asia Pacific Model United Nations (YNC-AP MUN).

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    NEWS: 20 January 2015

    As a fitting end to the gruelling rite of passage that was the Year 1 Orientation and camp (which was themed 'Ad Astra' this year), the traditional Junior Rafflesian Investiture Ceremony on 9 January witnessed the Year 1 cohort's official induction into the Raffles family.

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  • ANNOUNCEMENT: 01 January 2019

    If you are parent of an RI student, please refer to the calendar in Stamford. Parents of Year 1-4 students at, parents of Year 5-6 students at If you are a member of the public, click the Calendar icon at the bottom of the sidebar (next to YouTube)

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 10 March 2015

    Dear Rafflesians (Class of 2014), The 2014 GCE A-Level will be released on 2 March 2015. Students who are unable to collect their results personally may authorise a family member or a close friend to do so on their behalf. Please download and print the Letter of Authorisation.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 18 February 2015

    The registration for 2015 Advanced Placement (AP) Examination is open from 24 February to 9 March 2015.

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 12 February 2015

    Today marks the launch of our fourth issue of Rafflesian Times! In the spirit of going green, we have posted all our RT articles on

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    ANNOUNCEMENT: 23 January 2015

    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: 15 September 2014

    As part of the effort to provide the public with easy access to timely information on the haze situation and advisories to protect ourselves, the National Environment Agency has created a haze website,

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

    Auspicium Melioris Aevi

    (Hope of a Better Age)


    5 June 1823


    Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles




    Year 1 - 4: Boys
    (secondary education) 

    Year 5 - 6: Co-educational
    (pre-university education)

    Size of student body:

    ~ 4000

    Campus Area:

    18.65 hectares


    Green, Black, White

    Total staff:

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


    Raffles Girls’ School


    (65) 6419 9242


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




    When Sir Stamford Raffles founded the Singapore Institution – which later became RI – in 1823, he sought to establish a premier educational institution which would serve the country well. His vision lives in our motto, Auspicium Melioris Aevi, which means ‘Hope of a Better Age’ in Latin.


    Auspicium Melioris Aevi

    Values (FIRE)


    We face challenges with comradeship, resilience, tenacity and courage


    We honour our word and faithfully discharge every responsibility


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


    We embark on every endeavour with foresight, daring and flexibility


    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
    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.’


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


    The Gryphon

    A mythical hybrid of two of nature's quintessentially 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 in the crest 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 at that point in time was among the most widely respected of kingdoms in the region, and the official letter from the Sultan of Aceh dated 27 April 1811 that proclaims the award of this title 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 is often regarded as symbol of heroism. Collectively, the double medallion embodies the school's founding tenet of multiculturalism, and the presence of both Jawi and Latin on the school crest should inspire 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, who was 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.



    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 shopping centre 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.


    The Raffles Archives & Museum honours the rich 192-year history of Raffles Institution.

    Located opposite the Year 1 - 4 General Office, the Museum witnesses the integration of historical documents and artefacts, arranged thematically to allow viewers to re-experience our school's history.

    Opening Hours and Contact Information

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


    'The Mace of RI is a tangible reminder of RI's history, as well as its aspiration of producing thought leaders for both Singapore and the world.'

    The idea of a Mace for Raffles Institution was mooted by Professor Tan Ser Kiat, the Chairman of Raffles Institution's Board of Governors in April 2009. It was commissioned in May 2009 and completed on 9th July of the same year. The Mace made its first official appearance at the 186th Founder's Day.

    The Mace of RI is a tangible reminder of RI's history, as well as its aspiration of producing thought leaders for both Singapore and the world. The mace is made from solid dark teak wood; key Rafflesian motifs on the mace are highlighted and embellished with gold foil. The Mace was officially donated to the school by Professor Tan Ser Kiat.

    The Mace HEAD The Mace Shaft The Mace BUTT

    The Mace head is sculpted in the form of a double-headed eagle. It symbolises the manner in which the school looks to its tradition and heritage as a source of strength, even as it prepares its students for the challenges of the future.

    The school's crest is embossed on the shaft of the mace. At the base of the shaft are carved a pair of talons, a symbol of enduring might and power.

    Stamford Raffles' Coat of Arms is engraved at the base of the Mace. This bears the image of a gryphon's head whose neck is encircled by a royal crown - signifying mastery in various fields of endeavour, as in the school's crest. Here, however, the image is contained within a round band.


    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
    • Mdm Ho Geok Choo Madeleine
    • Mr Lim Soon Hock
    • Dr Kong Hwai Loong
    • Mr Hoong Bee Lok
    • Mr Chow Kwok Wah
    • Dr Stanley Lai
    • Mr Han Fook Kwang
    • Mr Wee Sin Tho
    • MG Perry Lim Cheng Yeow
    • Mr Zainul Abidin Rasheed
    • Mr Lionel Yeo Hung Tong
    • Prof Jackie Yi-Ru Ying
    • Mr Quek Shu Ping


    Singapore Quality Award (SQA)

    For demonstrating outstanding management capabilities and delivering superior performance and results.

    BCA Green Mark Award (Goldplus)

    For the incorporation of energy-efficient features on the RI campus, and the introduction of environment-friendly practices in the school.

    AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award

    In recognition of the institution's efforts in promoting the employment and retention of older workers, and implementing and sustaining innovative policies that recognise and empower mature employees


    For RI's exemplary school processes and practices.


    For RI's exemplary school processes and practices.


    For having strongly demonstrated care and concern for students through the implementation of holistic and ability-driven programmes.


    For having a distinctive quality of teaching and learning where risk taking and innovation are clearly evident in the teaching and learning processes.


    For demonstrating administrative excellence in the way it manages and optimises resources.




    At Raffles Institution, our students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities – both for academic and non-academic pursuits. Our facilities include:


    • 6 Lecture Theatres (LTs)
    • Computer laboratory with 40 workstations
    • Fully-equipped gymnasium
    • 2 Libraries with over 105000 items
    • Media Studio
    • Olympic-sized swimming pool
    • Performing Arts Centre
    • Running track with field
    • Students’ Lounge
    • Wireless campus


  • Admissions site

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

    On our admissions website you will find our admission criteria, application schedule and enrolment procedures. Application to RI through the Direct Schools Admissions (DSA) exercise is conducted online via the Admissions Website.

    Visit Admissions Site
    RI Brochure 2014


    'No deserving student would be denied a place, even if he could not
    afford the fee.'  - Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, Headmaster of RI from 1986 to 1994

    School fees 

    The Raffles schools are committed to supporting any student who requires financial assistance for the duration of his or her education with
    us. The table below shows a summary of the revised fee structure for local students (Singapore citizens), Permanent Residents, and
    international students currently in the Raffles Programme.

    Existing Students as of year 2013 (S$ / per month)
    Singapore Citizen 300
    Permanent Resident 450
    MOE Scholar 300
    International Student (ASEAN) - for students who have been in the RP since Year 1 - 4  1200
    International Student (Non-ASEAN) - for students who have been in the RP since Year 1 - 4 1500
    International Student (ASEAN) - for students who joined RI at Year 5 via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) 1200
    International Student (Non- ASEAN) - for students who joined RI at Year 5 via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) 1500

    Independent Schools Bursary (ISB):

    Click one of the following links to download the ISB Form:

    Supplementary Fee

    The school has undertaken the construction of facilities, namely the swimming complex, gymnasium and a visual arts design centre. The objective of providing these facilities is to promote and enhance the physical and aesthetic aspects of education. The school needs to charge a monthly supplementary fee of $35 to cover the operating costs which stem from manpower, utilities, repairs and maintenance.

    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

    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]


    MOE Independent Schools Bursary Scheme (ISB)

    • The Independent Schools Bursary Scheme (ISB) was implemented by the Ministry of Education for Independent School (IS) students.
    • Eligibility criteria - student is a Singapore Citizen, and meets either the monthly Gross Household Income or Per Capita Income criterion. Please refer to the table below for eligibility.
    • The ISB will be granted to eligible students only upon successful application. The bursary granted will be valid until the end of the year. Fresh applications will have to be submitted for each year. Students may apply for the bursary at any time throughout the year. However, the bursary will take effect from the month the application is approved. There will be no back-dating of effective month.
    • An ISB recipient who is eligible for 75% to 33% subsidy of school fees and is also a recipient of MOE scholarship, special award or bursary which provide part payment of school fees, the total fee subsidy received by him will be capped at the annual school fees charged by RI less the annual amount of school and standard miscellaneous fee payable if he were in government school
    • Please fill in and submit this form to apply for the ISB.
    Monthly Gross Household Income (GHI) Monthly Gross Per Capita income (PCI) Benefits
    Not exceeding $2,500 Not exceeding $625
    • 100% school fee subsidy
    • Free textbooks and school attire
    • 75% subsidy of national exam fees (100% subsidy for students under MCYS)
    $2,500 - $4,000 $626 - $1,000
    • 90% school fee subsidy
    $4,001 - $5,000 $1,001 - $1,250
    • 70% school fee subsidy
    $5,001 - $6,000 $1,251 - $1,500
    • 50% school fee subsidy
    $6,001 - $7,200 $1,500 - $1,800
    • 33% school fee subsidy



    All Primary 6 male students, currently receiving financial aid and who have an average of 80 marks and above for three subjects in their end-of-year Primary 5 examination, as well as recommendations by their teacher or principal.

    • $1,000 (once only)


    Current RI students on the Ministry of Education's Financial Aid Scheme, who are receiving 100% financial assistance; the award is subject to good academic performance and character

    • Up to $2,000 a year (renewable yearly)


    Current RI students and Singapore citizens who meet the gross household or per capita income criteria set by the Ministry of Education are eligible for support for compulsory and non-compulsory enrichment programmes.

    • There is no limit for compulsory enrichment programmes, examples of which include the Malaysian Montage (Year 2), the Raffles Leadership Programme (Year 3) and Outward Bound School (Year 4)
    • Students are limited to one non-compulsory enrichment programme per year, and subject to a cap which is reviewed annually. Examples of non-compulsory enrichment programmes include CCA trips and the Gap Semester expeditions and attachments.


    For full information on RI's Financial Assistance Scheme for Singapore citizens, please click here.

    photo by Natalia Chioang


    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.

    As a secular school with no race or religious affiliations, RI has many students on scholarships given by organisations such as MENDAKI and SINDA. The school also receives invitations from external organisations to recommend students for their schemes.




  • 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.

    * Girls who join the Raffles Programme in Year 1 study in RGS
    from Year 1 - 4 before joining RI at Year 5 – 6. RI Year 1 - 4
    is boys only.


    Girls who join the Raffles Programme in Year 1 study in Raffles Girls' School from Year 1 to Year 4 before joining RI for Years 5 and 6.  RI (Year 1-4) is boys only.

    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 sets the context for students to realise their gifts and develop a sense of citizenship and stewardship in an environment that celebrates scholarship and self-actualisation.

    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 (JAE) after the release of their O-Level results.

    Visit our Admissions site 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. A summary of the requirements of the curriculum is given in the link below.

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


    Raffles Diploma

    Given to graduands of RI alongside their GCE ‘A’-Level certificates, the Raffles Diploma (RD) is a certification that recognises and celebrates student participation and achievements in a wide spectrum of activities beyond academia. Upon meeting the basic criteria for all five development domains – Cognitive, Character & Leadership, Community & Citizenship, Sports & Health, and Arts & Aesthetics – Rafflesians are automatically awarded the RD, with exceptional students obtaining a merit or distinction in one or more domains.


    The Gap Semester is a period of 10 weeks in the latter half of Year 4 where Rafflesians pursue their interests in a diverse array of disciplines that lie beyond the syllabus. Courses offered during the Gap Semester range from mentorship in specialised subject areas to international expeditions. The Gap Semester comes in all shapes and sizes; options include zooming off on a school attachment programme in Denmark or India, traversing the fabled Silk Road or volunteering in a village in Bhutan. Through the Gap Semester, students develop a greater sense of maturity and independence, and gain new perspectives on global issues and cultures.


    Raffles Philosophy Programme

    A core aspect of our curriculum, the Raffles Philosophy Programme introduces students to the most important philosophers, questions and answers in human history. In doing so, students will come to understand what counts as ‘knowledge’ in the other subjects they take, how knowledge across various fields interact and how any given definition of ‘knowledge’ presents a reflection of societal values and ideologies. The 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, interdisciplinary competency, resourcefulness and grasp of group dynamics necessary for research work at all levels. The programme exposes them to real-life issues in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, IT, business management, the humanities, creative writing, the fine arts, and social and community service. This is supported by insights and experiences contributed by partner organisations – such as the Boston Consulting Group and various research institutes – who are available to mentor students in specialised areas. Many Rafflesians go on to showcase their work at local and international forum and competitions, including the World Scholars’ Cup, Odyssey of the Mind, Destination Imagination and Community Problem Solving.

    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 eight subjects in the Raffles Academy: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Literature, History, Geography and Music. Students join the Raffles Academy at Year 3 and at Year 5.


    Raffles Humanities Programme

    The Humanities Scholarship Programme replaces the Raffles Academy for humanities subjects in Years 5 and 6. Lessons are conducted in an interactive and discursive mode that hones the critical minds of our most talented humanities students. Enrichment activities, including weekly guest speakers and humanities workshops, are organised during the combined civics lessons. Outside the classroom, students are offered a range of opportunities, 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

    The Raffles Science Institute (RSI) nurtures students to become the future leaders and pioneers of the scientific community. RSI houses the OpenLab, which is staffed by PhD researchers who act as teacher-mentors to RI’s brightest science students. Many of our students use RSI’s resources to initiate their own research projects in strategic areas such as water technology, viral biology, marine ecology, and gene-chip technologies. Some of these projects are collaborations with RSI partners such as the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Veredus Laboratories.

    Visit the Raffles Science Institute blog

    Computer Elective Programme (CEP)

    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.

    Learn more about Infocomm Technology in RI

    Academic Departments (Cognitive)

    Year 1 – 4
    Year 5 – 6
    Arts Department
    Year 5 – 6
    Knowledge Skills Department
    Year 5 – 6
    Languages Department
    Year 5 – 6
    Mathematics Department
    Year 5 – 6
    Science Department

    Character & Leadership

    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 Leadership Programme

    The Raffles Leadership Programme for Year 3 students prepares them for future leadership positions in life through lessons and other personal development workshops. To promote the vital spirit of independence and discipline, the programme also features a one-term residential component at RI Boarding. By living and interacting with local boarders and international students, students gain a global outlook and a better appreciation for the social and cultural diversity in our world.

    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 Sexuality Education Programme aims to help students understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature. It provides them a foundation to develop healthy relationships with the opposite sex and to make responsible choices.

    Find out more about the Year 1 - 4 Sexuality Education Programme in RI

    Find out more about the 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. With CCA-based initiatives and programmes such as the Ecological Literacy programme and the International Service Learning Elective, students can learn about and serve their community according to their strengths and interests.

    Find out more about the projects our students organise and participate in at Raffles For Community

    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.


    Sports & Health

    RI has always had an unbroken tradition of sporting excellence with many Rafflesians representing the country at regional and international sporting events, while a number of the school’s former sportsmen and sportswomen 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 emerging area.

    Physial 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

    Launched in 2011, the E W Barker Institute of Sports (EWBIS) aims to groom leaders in sports research, science, medicine, education, administration and coaching. 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.

    Visit the EWBIS website

    Arts & Aesthetics (Raffles Arts Institute)


    Raffles Arts Institute

    Apart from offering the well-established Music Elective Programme (MEP) and the RI Arts Elective Programmes, the Raffles Arts Institute conducts Design Thinking courses for all Year 1 students, and runs the Art and Music camps in tandem with the Raffles Leadership Institute for Year 5 and 6 students. The department seeks to developing curiosity, critical acumen and creative drive in our students by giving them a humanistic education, coupled with rigorous preparation and practice to impart the skills and techniques. The ARTSpace and Year 5-6 Art and Music programmes also share close ties to the national arts scene.

    Design Thinking Programme

    The Design Thinking Programme  is incorporated into the common Year 1 Aesthetics curriculum. Students learn to use a repeatable design process to make non-linear connections in thinking, and visualise and communicate ideas to achieve maximum impact. 





    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 Music Elective Programme emphasises the cultural and technical dimensions of music. The comprehensive and flexible programme offers rigorous instruction in musical theory, intellectual approaches to the history of music literature and an introduction to the cultural contexts, meaning and significance of classical, world and popular music genres. The importance of authentic learning through music writing and live performances of canonical pieces, as well as student compositions and inter-disciplinary collaborations with students from the Art Programme are emphasised.

    Music Elective Programme
    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Team Raffles

    Team Raffles is managed by the CCA Department of the Students' Council. Team Raffles (The Next Generation) was initiated by the RI Prefectorial Board, and is supported by the Photography and Art Club.


    CultuR is a collaborative project between the Raffles Writers' Guild and CARA. An online magazine showcasing the literary and cultural scene in RI, CultuR focuses on intellectual, cultural and creative currents in the school, and aims to provoke thought  and deepen reflection. The magazine brings together the school’s writing community with other creative groups – photographers, film enthusiasts, musicians, dancers, artists and theatre students – in a happy burlesque act. 


    Visit CultuR 

    Co-curricular activities

    In RI, students participate in various CCAs, which comprise sports, arts, cultural, academic, service and special interest groups

    Through these activities, students experience leadership and organisational challenges and bond with like-minded peers while pursuing their and passions.

    Year 1-4 CCA Training Schedule for 2015
    Singapore Sports Council's Sports Safety page


    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


    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

    Mr Leonard Kok

    Ms Divina Teo


    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

    Mr Alvin Chong

    Ms Kristie Chen


    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 Muhammad Fazly bun Abdul Rahman

    Ms Liew Li Pin


    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 Romi Musa

    Ms Tang Keen Yeen


    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

    Mr Jai Singh

    Ms Siti Melissa


    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”.


    Honour · Dignity · Glory


    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.


    Courage · Strength · Flight


    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.


    Confidence · Tenacity · Trancendence


    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.


    Drive · Passion · Hope


    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.


    Intelligence · Unity · Fearlessness

    Raffles For Community

    Raffles For Community

    As our students make progress in discovering the domains of life, many of them initiate projects to benefit or involve the community-at-large in creative and meaningful ways. 


    Doveswarm, a group of students from Community Advocates, has initiatied 'The Storytelling Workers', in which they take the first step to approach Singapore's foreign worker community and connect with it. Through this project, they hope to take small steps towards 'removing any false stereotypes, negative prejudice or irrational fears that we may have towards migrant workers, so that someday a true conversation between locals and the not-quite-foreign workers who work and live among us can emerge.' 

    Visit the Storytelling Workers blog


    Appreciation Week is a collaboration between students from The Humanz Initiative (THI) and Raffles Press that bids to recognise and appreciate the non-teaching staff members of our school. Interviews with these staff members are published on Raffles Press' website so the school community can learn more about these staff members and gain a deeper appreciation for the work they do. 

    Read the interviews on Word of Mouth by Raffles Press


    Lim Bao Long (14S06B) has initiated a project titled 'Beyond60' with his former schoolmate Cheong Jun Hong, who currently studies in Singapore Polytechnic. Through this project, they shed light on the inspirational life stories of Singapore's extraordinary pioneers.

    Visit the Beyond60 website

    Read about other projects our students have initiated or taken part in

    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 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
    Gary Koh Youth Guidance Counsellor 66726396 gary.koh
    Woo Mei Hui Psychologist 63193124 meihui.woo

    Year 1-4

    Name Designation Telephone Email (append
    Zullkarnain Youth Guidance Counsellor 66726388 zullkarnain.a
    Jeffrey Lee Youth Guidance Counsellor 66726397 chungyean.lee

    Year 5-6

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

    College Admissions Counselling

    The College Admissions Counsellors provide students with the support, information and guidance needed to help them make choices about their further education options.

    You can find us on:

    Level 1M, Block H of Raffles Institution Year 5-6 Campus.

    We are open on weekdays from 9am to 6pm.

    You can reach us at 6419 9741 or email


    Note: If you need to certify documents as True Copies, please do so at the Student Affairs Centre, Level 1. You need not do this in person; a friend or family member can do this for you. 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.

    We were nominated for Best Host for International Students Studying in Singapore – Schools at the Singapore National Education Awards in 2009. We also won Most Caring / Homely Hostel and the SPARKS Award in 2013, and Most Integrated Hostel in 2014.

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


    Breakfast, lunch (weekends, Public & School holidays) and dinner are served in the Shaw Foundation Dining Hall. We also provide Muslim and Indian vegetarian meal options.


    • Air-con equipped student rooms with en-suite bathrooms and toilets
    • Biometric timed-attendance system for enhanced safety / security of boarders
    • Boarding Office staffed by a team of Administrative, Boarding and Maintenance personnel, complemented by in-house matron support
    • Computer, Reading and Games Rooms
    • Gym cum Dance Studio
    • Laundry (DIY & Serviced)
    • Meals at Dining Hall
    • Minimart cum Café
    • 24-hour fire & security systems
    • Sports facilities in school


    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]

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    Uniforms & Books



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


    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

  • The Raffles Alumni Office

    The Raffles Alumni Office

    As a school with a long history, RI has alumni aged anything between eighteen and upwards of eighty. The Alumni Relations team was thus set up in 2010 to ensure that alumni can continue to connect back to the school easily, and to enable alumni to assist in the task of nurturing tomorrow’s thinkers, leaders and pioneers.

    One of the main points of connection between alumni and RI is Raffles Alumni, the school’s Alumni Portal. The Portal regularly carries news about alumni reunions, as well as stories about Rafflesians who have made significant or interesting contributions to society, or are engaged in a unique career path.

    If you would like to use a facility or venue in the school campus for a cohort or extra-curricular activity reunion, do drop us a note. We similarly welcome recommendations regarding Rafflesians whose stories we could feature.

    In addition, if you’re a graduate of Raffles Institution or Raffles Junior College, and would like to update your particulars with the school, we would love to hear from you.

    Email us at rafflesalumni[at]

    Or call us at 6419 9218

    Visit Raffles Alumni

    Raffles Overseas Alumni Network (RFL)

    The Raffles Overseas Alumni Network (RFL) comprises a series of small, organic self-sustaining communities that are digitally linked to the school and a wider alumni community.

    RI envisions RFL as a series of small, organic self-sustaining communities that are digitally linked up to a wider alumni community and also to the school. These communities are led by passionate, driven individuals, and through physical events and activities, help foster among their peers a sense of rootedness to the wider Rafflesian community.

    RFL groups fall into one of two types: young adult/undergraduate or working professional. RI graduates will gravitate toward one of these two communities depending largely on their age and current station in life. For example, RFL-JKT and RFL-HKG were set up to network professionals while Rafflesians Unite, affiliated to RFL, largely caters to undergraduates in United Kingdom.

    Apart from the obvious goal of relationship building and networking, the school also hopes that RFL will work toward meeting the needs of current staff and students.

    By establishing a networked system of communication with overseas Rafflesians, current staff and students will be able to learn of relevant developments and available opportunities overseas – university places, careers, exchange opportunities, internships, project funding and so on. These networks, once put in place, can also play an advisory role to the school, and support the school’s overseas and local activities.

    If you're a working professional, do consider joining one of the following RFL chapters on Facebook:
    RFL-JKT (Jakarta, Indonesia)
    RFL-HKG (Hong Kong, China)
    RFL-SHA (Shanghai, China)
    RFL-NY (New York, USA)

    If you're an undergraduate, you may want to join
    Rafflesians Unite (United Kingdom)
    Rafflesian Alumni in the US

    Old Rafflesians’ Association

    Formed in 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

    RI values and treasures 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).

  • A Tradition of Giving

    The Rafflesian spirit binds us as one.
    Built on a tradition of giving, it has transcended generations and fuels RI's achievements.

    A Tradition of Giving

    Our tradition of giving can be traced back to 1823, when Raffles’ vision for education was supported by philanthropic funding from various individuals and groups. Raffles himself gave $2,000 from his personal funds, and the Sultan and Temenggong contributed $1,000 each. Donations also came in from the merchant community. The initial funds collected were $17,000 to build an institution of excellence.

    It is a tradition that has continued through the generosity of alumni, parents and friends over the decades. Dr Lim Boon Keng and Sir Song Ong Siang, prominent alumni who graduated in the 1880s, returned to gift the school with its Hullett Memorial Library in 1923. Alumni support was critical in helping the school build its boarding facilities in 1990, with many others pitching in over and above what state funding covers so that Raffles Institution can surpass itself.

    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.

    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.

    Giving Opportunities

    Your gifts can help to support the school, from the academic to the sports field. 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. Since 2009, RI students initiated or conducted 450 community service projects, 34 overseas projects and partnered 76 VWOs every year. 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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    Ways to Give

    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


    You may also download the GIRO form for your own use.

    If you wish to make a gift of shares, artefacts or a bequest, kindly give us a call at 6419 9234 for a discussion, or email us at

    Gift Form

    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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    We are grateful to all our donors for your immense generosity. Named gifts serve to honour loved ones and friends as well as to support and inspire the Rafflesian community in a meaningful way.

    As a tribute to two of his former Rafflesian schoolmates, Soh Eng Hwa and Chua Koon Meng, who were struck down by terminal illness, Teh Bong Lim (RI, 1971/73) set up a scholarship fund with $250,000, to help current RI students who are struck by adversity in life. It has already been used to help two Rafflesians who lost their fathers suddenly. Through the fund, Bong Lim also hopes that people will get to know his two friends who touched his life in different ways.

    'The spirit of giving back is innate in every Rafflesian. Setting up this scholarship in Eng Hwa's and Koon Meng's names is a good way of carrying on that tradition of the school and keeping their memories alive for as long as we can. Hopefully the beneficiaries of the scholarships can carry on the Rafflesian traditions of pursuing excellence, as well as looking out for and caring for people who are less fortunate.' – Teh Bong Lim (RI, 1971/73)

    Find out more about the scholarship which Teh Bong Lim established to honour the memory of his former classmates Soh Eng Hwa and Chua Koon Meng

    Tan Teck Chwee (RI, 1933), former RI teacher, and chairman of the Public Service Commission and Jurong Shipyard, was one of the pioneering civil servants of post-Independence Singapore who helped to steer the country to greatness. Mr. Tan regularly donated to RI since its Bras Basah days, and after his passing, the Tan family continued to support RI, supporting the school's enriched programmes while also maintaining a special concern for underprivileged RI students. In 2010, the school approached the Tan family for permission to commemorate Mr and Mrs Tan by naming a lecture theatre in honour of Mr Tan.

    'There is merit in reminding past and present students of RI that they must give back to society, be it in a small or big way, through public service or monetary support.' – Tan Soon Hoe (RI, 1978), Mr and Mrs Tan's youngest son

    Learn more about Mr and Mrs Tan Teck Chwee


    Your gift to RI has made an impact on Rafflesians and the community they serve. We sincerely thank you for it.

    "I am truly thankful for the doors that have opened for me, when others seemed shut, and I hope that this spirit of giving and helping will continue."

    "I am very grateful for the RI Scholarship. I want to sincerely thank you and hope to one day follow in your footsteps."

    - Words of thanks penned by RI scholarship recipients to their donors

  • Academic Achievements

    Yale-NUS College Asia Pacific Model United Nations 2015

    1/25/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Raffles History and Strategic Affairs Society (HSTA) - Best School Delegation

    Best Delegate(s):
    Vanessa Chen 15S03O [World Health Organisation]
    Lai Yan 15A13A [Iran Hostage Crisis Committee]
    Joshua Wong 15S03E, Haersh Sahita 15A13A [Historical UN Security Council]
    Michelle Lim 15S03R, Sophia Yew 15A01B [UN Security Council]
    Poh Yong Han 15A01A, Sarah-Kei Lauw 15S03M [NATO-SCO Peace Summit]

    Outstanding Delegate(s):
    Karl Xiao 15S06H [ASEAN Regional Forum]
    Jeremy Chan, Brendan Lian (Year 5) [Arab League]

    Honourable Mention:
    Faith Ho [Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Council]

    Nicholas Tan 15S03U
    Seah Ding Hang 15S06K
    Jemina Mehnaz 15S06K
    Trevor Tan 15S06K
    Ni Zihan 15S06L
    Vivian Ngiam 15S06O
    Chua Cher Rui 15S06P
    Mike Tan 15S07A
    Oscar Lee (Year 5)
    Goh Qi Shuen (Year 5)

    Harvard Model Congress Asia

    1/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Outstanding Delegate:
    Martin Lim 15A13A [ASEAN]
    Joshua Wong 15S03E [International Historical Committee]
    Xu Chengyin 15S07B [International Monetary Fund]
    Michelle Lim 15S03R [World Health Organisation]
    John Cai, Haersh Sahita 15A13A [US Supreme Court]

    Honourable Mention:
    Ni Zihan 15S06L [US House Intelligence]
    Vivian Ngiam 15S06O [G15]
    Karl Xiao 15S06H [G20]
    Sandra Tan 15S05A [IAEA]
    Josiah Kek 15A01C, Seah Ding Hang 15S06K, Sarah-Kei Lauw 15S03M [International Criminal Court]

    China Math Olympiad (CMO)

    12/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    2-day Mathematical Olympiad held in Chongqing, China. Sent by CPDD, MOE. Our students received the following awards: 

    Gold: Lee Hua Jun, Eugene (15S06J), Sheldon Kieren Tan (4P) & Liu Yijia (4F)

    Silver: Tan Siah Yong (15S06J)

    Bronze: David Lin Kewei (15S06J)

    Lee Hua Jun Eugene was also the Highest Scoring Singaporean.

    China Hong Kong Math Olympiad (CHKMO)

    12/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    This was a 6-day training trip which included a 1-day Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong. Our students received the following students awards:

    Gold: Glen Lim Wei An (4F)
    Silver: Lee Hua Jun, Eugene (15S06J), Tan Siah Yong (15S06J) & David Lin Kewei (15S06J) 

    ST Engineering Young Engineers Programme (YEP)

    12/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    The ST Engineers Programme (YEP) aims to expose students to the exciting and challenging field of Engineering. Selected students will receive an award of S$2,000 and also have opportunities to work on a project under the supervision of an engineering expert, job shadow to understand the work of an engineer, visit ST Engineering companies and attend sharing sessions by ST Engineering management team and engineering experts. The following students received the YEP awards:

    Chua Jin Xin, Ian (15S06Q), Goh Wei Ping Jenny (15S06E), Jonathan Nee Kok Hin (15S06C), Loke Yen Chin (15S06R), Qiu Biqing (15S06J) & Watt Sook May (15S06H)

    SPORTING Achievements

    6th ASEAN Schools Games, Manila, Philippines

    12/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    The following students represented the Singapore Schools Sports Council:

    • Aizat B Muhammad Jufrie (15S06I) for Gymnastics (Men's Artistic) – 4th in Vault
    • Gurveer Singh Bhundal (15S05A) & Benjamin Ang Si En (14S06R) for Hockey – Silver in team event
    • Woon Weijing (15S03T) for Basketball – 4th in Team Basketball
    • Ng Xue Qi (15S06D) for Table Tennis – Gold in team event
    • Chin Yew Chung (15S03Q) for Track & Field – 4th in 4x100m Relay
    • Calvin Quek (14S05B) for Track & Field – 4th in 4x100m Relay
    • Chun Soon Kon (15S03N) for Track & Field – Bronze in Javelin
    • Shohib B Abdul Wahab Marican (15S07D) for Track & Field
    • Laura Tan (15S03E) for Track & Field
    • Damien Chong (15S03J) & May Chua (15A13A) for Swimming
    • Jackie Tan De Jun (15S03C) for Badminton

    Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea

    9/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Loh Jia Yi (4I) and Jonathan Yeo (14S06S) won the bronze medal in the 420 boys’ team event in sailing.  Shooter Sean Tay Seng Liang (4L) and hockey player Ahmad Faris B Muhammad Johari (4M) were the other two boys from the Singapore contingent taking part in the multi-sports games. 

    Neo Ser Han (14S06M, Water Polo), Joey Yeo (15S03H, Bowling), Kimberly Lim Min (14S06F, Sailing), Savannah Siew (14S06H, Sailing), Jonathan Yeo (14S06S, sailing), and Aizat Bin Muhammad Jufrie (Gymnastics) represented the State in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Joey, Kimberly and Savannah won Gold medals, while Jonathan won the Bronze medal.

    51ST ISSF World Championship All Events 2014, Granada, Spain (Shooting)

    9/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4

    Sean Tay Seng Liang (4L) represented Singapore in the 10m air rifle event.

    Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) & National Colours Award Presentation 2014

    9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    • Best Overall Team Award (Sailing): Loh Jia Yi (4I) and Jonathan Yeo (14S06S)
    • Best Boy Award (Sailing): Bernie Chin Cheok Khoon (3H)
    • Best Boy Award (Shooting): Sean Tay Seng Liang (4L)
    • Best Boy Award (Table Tennis): Yin Jing Yuan (4P)

    36 students received the National Colours Award, with 24 being first-time awardees. 60 students were South Zone Colours Award Winners, with 37 of them being first time awardees.

    Optimist European Championship 2014, Dublin, Ireland (Sailing)

    8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4

    Daniel Ian Toh (1D) represented Singapore and won the bronze medal in the 153-boat boys’ fleet at the meet.

    ARTS & AESTHETICS Achievements

    47th International Summer Course for New Music

    8/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    Cheng Wah Hay Wilfred (4C), Chua Xian Wei (4F), Chua Yu Jing Jonathan (4C), Lieu Tze Ern Samuel (4Q) and Tan Rui Xuan (4F) have been selected by ASEAN Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME Singapore) to perform with peers from Germany as well as other ASEAN countries at a Workshop Concert, ENSEMBLE 2014 Junior I, which will be held in Germany on 7 August 2014 as part of the 47th International Summer Course for New Music.
    Student Erica Ngiam (15SO3E) was also commissioned to write A Concerto?, which the Ensemble ACME (Singapore) will premiere at the Festival as well as in Cologne.

    Malta International Music Competition 2014

    7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    Age group 14-17

    Gavin Jared Bala (4C) - Second Prize

    17th International Piano Competition 'Pietro Argento'

    6/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Year 6 student, Soh Kuan Wei (14S06L), won the first 1st Prize at the 16th International Piano competition 'Euterpe' as well as the "Euterpe Special Trophy".

    Musica Sacra at the Kozel Castle

    6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Raffles Chorale - Grand Prix accolade; Outstanding Presentation of Composition by V. Miskinis; Champion (Popular Sacred Music category); Champion (Mixed Choirs of Youth and Adults)

    Mr Toh Ban Sheng - Award for Conductor’s Outstanding Performance

    Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2014

    4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 5 TO 6


    Raffles Players (Year 5-6) - Certificate of Distinction

    Uniformed groups achievements

    President's Scout Award 2014

    12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 6


    01 Raffles Scout Group
    Chin Zen Jie Joshua (15S07C)
    Goh Zhong Xian Lionel (12S06G)
    Paul Keh Sze Keat (15S03A)

    02 Raffles Scout Group
    Lim Zheyuan Daniel (14S03L)
    Oh Wei Ming Nicholas (14S07C)

    Boys’ Brigade South Cluster Drill Competition

    9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4

    Ivan Tang Wu Hwan (3C) was placed overall second in the Boys’ Brigade South Cluster Drill Competition. He was also extended the Best Commander Award.

    South Area Scouts Orienteering Competition

    8/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    This competition was organised by the 01 Scout Seniors for scouts in the South Area. Approximately 10 schools and 50 scouts took part and the overall results are:

    1st Place: Lian Kok Hai (2I), Zhang Wei Yao (2M), Hu Yang (1L) and Aaron Tan Zhi Hui (1J).
    2nd Place: Nabeel Muhammad (3T), Kenneth Han (2G), Justin Quek (2F) and Li Zhijian (3F)
    3rd Place: Ethan Sim (3G), Alexander Hideki Leong (1H), Samuel Woon (1G) and Tan Wei (2G)

    South Area Scouts Sports Day

    8/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4


    This is an annual event which fosters strong bonds forged in competition between the various Scouts groups in the South Area. 02 Scouts won first place in the Frisbee competition and the team comprised Toby Yan (3E), Jeremy Yeo (3M), Jed Chew (1L), Ethan Sim (3G), William Zheng (3J), Hu Yang (1L), Shawn Chua (3F) and Bryan Ling (3C).

    Chief Commissioner Award 2014

    7/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

    Cohort Level: YEAR 1 TO 4

    The highest scouting standard awards were presented to:

    01 Scouts: Koh Han Wei (4K), Han Qi Chou Gavin (4R), Jason Jia Jun Sen (4P), Tan Yu Heng Julian (4C), Tan Yu Heng Julian (4C), Calvin Teoh Soon Neng (15A01B), Jerome Lim Wei Zhi (14S06K) and Gong Haoran (14S03D)
    02 Scouts: Jason Rohan Cheong Zhi Jian (4C), Rafe Ang Kai Hui (4A), Adrian Foo Tze Siang (4A) and Brandon Cheang Wei Heng (4Q)
  • 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.

    The Raffles Teachers' Academy also publishes an online journal, Munshi Journal.

    Munshi Journal 

    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 and the RPA blog, parents can also actively involve themselves in the school activities such as open houses, overseas community involvement projects, hosting of overseas students for Chinese New Year, and the annual RPA Golf tournament.


    Visit the RPA Blog 

    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 "" 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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    T:97189910 / 63193116

    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.

    International programmes

    RI actively encourages its students to participate in a range of international immersion programmes. Apart from the programmes listed on this page, Rafflesians are also given numerous opportunities to embark on trips abroad on exchanges through the Raffles Academy and their CCA groups.

    Gap Semester

    The Gap Semester – a period of ten weeks in the latter half of Year 4 in which students pursue their interests in a diverse array of disciplines beyond the syllabus – includes a range of courses that offer international expeditions.

    Visit the Gap Semester website

    International Service Learning Elective (ISLE)

    The ISLE, a year-long Year 5 elective programme which focuses on social issues rather than charity, gives students a chance to work with communities around the world to tackle needs through specific community service projects. Through these projects and supplementry classroom lessons, students acquaint themselves with issues such as reciprocity and cultural diversity, as well as social, cultural, political and environmental awareness.

    Read more about the ISLE on the Raffles Leadership Institute (RLI) website.

    Adventure Learning Programmes (ALPS)

    The Adventure Learning Programmes for Year 5 students are run by the Raffles Leadership Institute. They entail technical and adventure-based activities such as kayaking and expeditions through alpine national parks. Through these, students develop and articulate their own philosophies of leadership whilst sharpening their outdoor living skills on a journey of self-discovery.

    Read more about the ALPS on the Raffles Leadership Institute (RLI) website

    Governance and Civic Engagement Programme (GCEP)

    In the GCEP, a Year 5 elective, Rafflesians discuss and debate issues related to citizenship, society, governance and politics. They also meet and converse with invited speakers. The GCEP also includes an attachment with a Member of Parliament for a Meet-the-People session. The programme concludes with a year-end trip overseas, where students study a foreign system of government.


    Through the cross-cultural programmes, students in Year 5 - 6 are exposed to the geopolitics, cultures and contemporary issues of different nations and regions. Guided by leaders in international politics and business, students conduct research, attend seminars, publish papers and gain immersive experience through exchange programmes.

    photo by RafflesPAC

    photo by RafflesPAC  

    Raffles Bicultural Programme (China)

    The Raffles Bicultural Programme (China) comprises four modules and a 10 to 14-day immersion trip. It equips students with skills and competencies needed to operate in China. Guest speakers from organisations such as Singapore Press Holdings, NUS and NTU are also invited to conduct modules for the students, focusing on an in-depth understanding of the culture and history of China, and the contemporary issues she faces.

    The Raffles Bicultural Programme (India)

    The Raffles Bicultural India Programme (BCIP) delves into India's comlex history, politics adn culture. This programme engages students with its line-up of speakers, activities and events, an overseas immersion trip, as well as an attachment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    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)

    The RMEP takes students into the Middle East’s fascinating historical, political and socio-economic development. It revolves around four broad themes – Glimpses of the Middle East, International Relations, Opportunities & Challenges, and Government Structures – and includes guest speaker sessions, basic conversational Arabic classes, a local-overseas internship component and a study trip to the UAE.

    Raffles Asia Programme

    Taking students deep into the issues and cultures of contemporary Asia, the Raffles Asia Programme is run on seminar-style forums. Students additionally prepare and present policy papers to distinguished leaders and policymakers for debate and discussion.



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    Singapore 575954

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    Administrative Centre

    Tel: (65) 6419 9242
    Fax: (65) 6419 9238

    Year 1 - 4

    Tel: (65) 6353 8830
    Fax: (65) 6353 8357
    Year 1 - 4 Campus Map

    Year 5 - 6

    Tel: (65) 6419 9888
    Fax: (65) 6419 9898
    Year 5 - 6 Campus Map

    Security supervisor

    Tel: 9144 3830
    More Emergency Contacts

    Human Resource

    Job opportunities

    Visitor Information

    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



    General Office 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

    Job Opportunities

    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.


    We welcome interested individuals to join us and successful candidates may look forward to an attractive and competitive package which includes (but not limited to):

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

    If you do not find any suitable position and wish to send in a general application, please submit your resume here under the Job Title 'Deposit Resume'.

    How to Apply

    Should any of the positions interest you, please click here to apply.

    Please attach the following documents when sending in the form:

    • Latest payslip/ IR8E form
    • All relevant certificates and transcripts
    • MOE CV (applicable only for MOE staff)
    • Any other documents (e.g. testimonials)

    If you have an enquiry or encounter a problem when completing the online job application process, please send us an email at

    We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.



     Full-Time Teachers (1-4)
    • English
    • Humanities (History-Social Studies, Geography-Social Studies)
    • Mathematics
    Full-Time Teachers (5-6)
    • Arts (History)
    • Economics

    Management, Executive, Technical, Administrative (META)


    • There are no positions available at the moment.
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