In Raffles Girls’ Primary School, there is a strategic and concerted effort
to collaborate with the key partners to provide a holistic education for the
pupils. Guided by the partnership framework, the school aims to align the
partnership initiatives with the strategic direction of the school.
The school’s guiding philosophy is ‘Every Child Matters and To Develop Them
To Be The Best That They Can Be’. Collaborations with the different partners
have supported the learning and development of the pupils in the school. The
collaboration effort is vision driven and founded on trust, with three different
areas of collaboration—ENABLE, ENRICH and ENLARGE. Each area of
collaboration is matched to the school’s needs, strategic foci and the partners’
skills and interests / need. All collaborative processes, programmes and
activities are aligned to the vision of the school.
The collaborative effort is evident in many programmes in the school. For
example, the school formed a team with the PVG, alumni and SAC members,
conceptualizing and carrying out fund-raising events for the building of the
school’s Indoor Sports Hall. The events included tile-painting, swimathon and
carnival. These fund raising events brought all the stakeholders together and
strengthened the Raffles Girls School family bond.
Another significant effort in RGPS partnership is that the school has
co-organised with parent volunteers and alumni to conduct interview skills
workshops and impromptu speech sessions for the P6 pupils to strengthen their
confidence and oratorical skills. These programs and events have supported them
in the PSLE Oral Examination and DSA interview sessions.
The school has also established partnership with organizations beyond school,
such as the fundraising project by the Primary four pupils for the Cambodian
school to raise awareness of the less fortunate. The pupils communicated with
the Cambodian children through letter writing which enhances their understanding
of the underprivileged.
To inspire the pupils to become effective leaders, the school has also
established partnerships with National Junior College and Nanyang Girls’ High to
craft and conduct leadership trainings and programs that will develop the pupils
to be more effective leaders.
RGPS believes the unwavering support of the key partners and the strategic
navigation of partnerships are important avenues to mould the pupils to become
leaders and citizens who will contribute and care for the community.