Tanglin School

Find out more about life in Tanglin School and its programmes.

Vision: Empowered Lives for An Engaged Community and Inclusive Society

Mission: Enabling Persons with Special Needs to be active contributors of society, Inspiring and Building capabilities of partners and the community, Leading and Advocating towards an inclusive society

Respect, Resilience, Integrity, Commitment

I will do the best I can

General information
Area: Bukit Merah
Address: 143 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159924
Telephone no.
6475 1511
Special needs catered for
Mild intellectual disability, Autism spectrum disorder
Age range
13 to 16 years old
Curriculum offered
School mode
Double session
Services offered
School bus transport
School fees
Contact the school directly for more information.
Open house
  • Saturday, 18 September 2021
  • 9.30am to 11.30am
  • Registration starts at 9am.
Venue Contact information
  • Contact person: Ms Pauline Yap
  • Contact no.: 6475 1511
How to register
Admissions timeline
All applicants
Start of school
Beginning of the month, except June and December.

Application period
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ICT in teaching and learning will enable students to be imbued with the attributes of self-discovery, self-expression and self-directed learning as they become creative, responsible and independent life-long learners. Stop-motion, an animation technique in story-telling is a tool for students to create and edit characters, bringing them to life. They learn about video production, script writing, and selecting sounds to create personalized interactive digital stories. The art of programming in the development of e-Games, Robots and Drones based on the SOAR (Safety, Operation, Active learning, and Research) model has empowered students to code programs and configure robotic devices to nurture inventive competencies of varying degrees in curricular and non-curricular domains. As technology translates rhythmic movement into sound waves, students’ knowledge and understanding of musical concepts are expanded and their self-esteem and creativity greatly enhanced. Technology has become an innovative tool to break down barriers to learning music, allowing students to enjoy its many benefits and challenge them to reach their musical potential. It also enhances and promotes the intent of inclusiveness to effect greater equality for students with diverse abilities.
Tanglin Business Entrepreneurship Project (TBEP)
The TBEP is an interdisciplinary project that is implemented at Tanglin School (TS) on an annual basis. The project offers TS students a rich, authentic and engaging avenue to apply and practice the skills, knowledge and attitudes learnt within the different curricular domains in school with the aim of preparing them to independently and meaningfully negotiate the demands and challenges of life after school.
Choose, Think, Grow Green (CTGG)
The Choose, Think, Grow, Green (CTGG) programme raises awareness of the environment around us. With various themes focused every year, the programme has brought about knowledge and understanding for the students about the natural environment such as the need to reduce and repurpose items to protect the environment through effective waste management.
Literacy A.L.I.V.E
Literacy A.L.I.V.E is an acronym which stands for “Act, Learn, Inspire, Visualize and Engage.” The intent of the programme is to bring Literacy alive in the classrooms through experiential learning, with the key purpose of promoting a love for reading among students. This is done through a process-based approach and culminates in all classes presenting the books they have read during Literacy lessons. Literacy A.L.I.V.E affords the opportunity for a wide range of skills in reading comprehension, while sustaining students’ interest through the choice of books, to be covered. Students are empowered in selecting an appropriate book to be explored, which the teacher could use as a foundation to teach higher order thinking skills such as summarising and inferring. Empowering students with a choice gives them the autonomy to make decisions in a safe environment, while providing ownership and accountability where students’ skills, knowledge, interest and preferences are expanded upon.
Growing a Community of Artists through the Arts
The Visual Arts programme allows students to play, discover and make a joyful mess as they learn to trust their ideas and grow their courage to experiment and appreciate their artistic talents. In the Performing Arts, students’ auditory and visual abilities are enhanced through music and movement as well as feeling the impulse vibrations that are created by the musical instruments that they play. The art-and-music fusion programme is accessed by all students and teachers and takes the form of weekly lesson e-packages introducing the elements of both art and music, and activities that marry the two art forms. TS Artistry is an annual arts festival that celebrates the collaboration of great works by student-artists ranging from portrait drawing, watercolour painting to Latin Jive.
Learning domains
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • The Arts
  • Physical Education & Sports
  • Social Emotional Learning / Character & Citizenship Education / Healthy & Safe Relationship
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Vocational Education
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
  • Angklung Ensemble
  • Troupe Shock Percussion Ensemble
  • TS Fusion Dance
  • TS LaTeens Dancesport (Latin and Ballroom Dance)
  • Silat
  • Cantabile Choir
  • Print Making
  • Batik Painting
  • Sculpture Art
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Floorball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • TS First Act Drama Club
  • Event Management Club
  • Innovation and Entrepreneur Club
  • Multimedia Club
Fizzy Ezlyana Bte Md Begam
Senior Level

Fizzy Ezlyana Bte Md Begam - Tanglin School
Fizzy was diagnosed with mild intellectual disability at 10 years old and displayed significant difficulties in receptive, expressive and written commination skills; she also often kept to herself at home. When Fizzy was first admitted to Tanglin School in 2017, she had difficulties expressing herself with her limited vocabulary.

Over the years, Fizzy has grown to be more independent and confident, always ready to reach out to her peers and is contributing actively within and beyond school. As an athlete, Fizzy has won many medals in various tournaments and represented Singapore in the Special Olympics Asia Pacific S.E.A. Unified Football Tournament in 2019 in Malaysia. She is also an active member in the Silat performance arts team displaying a repertoire of graceful dance movements; and in the Angklung Ensemble where she would play traditional Malay and Indonesian folk songs as well as modern contemporary pop music.

Fizzy received the Lee Kuan Yew Exemplary Student Award 2020 and is aiming to attain the National Youth Achievement Silver Award as she continues to grow and becoming a valued and contributing member in the society through her own unique ways.
Goh Jing Yi, Beatrice
Senior Level 

Goh Jing Yi, Beatrice - Tanglin School
Sixteen-year-old Goh Jing Yi, Beatrice joined Tanglin School in January 2017. She will be graduating to pursue her post-secondary school education at Delta Senior School at the end of this year, 2020.

Beatrice has great passion in the Arts and notable display of positive traits as a role model to her peers. Her involvement in both visual and performing arts has been exceptional, whereby she has participated in many events both within and beyond school.

Through the span of 2017 to 2020, her art works have been well showcased e.g. at Enabling Village, NDP Fun Packs, Marina Bay Countdown 2019 – Build a Dream display video for giving.sg, and this year, at the National Museum Singapore.

Diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Beatrice has shown that she is able to overcome her anxiety and regulate her emotions well when called upon to answer questions, do a presentation or perform on stage in an external venue which she may not be familiar with.

Beatrice has good work etiquette and works well in a team. She spontaneously greets her teachers and friends and offers help when needed. Academically she has done quite well and has received the Functional Academic Award (Numeracy) which recognizes her outstanding performance in Numeracy. Indeed, Beatrice has blossomed in her school years in Tanglin and with her exemplary conduct and care for others, she is a good example to her peers in the school.
Sofiyyah Wafiqah Binte Mahmood
Junior Level

Sofiyyah Wafiqah Binte Mahmood - Tanglin School
From avoiding going to school to waking up early all eager to go to school, the change in experience from a mainstream setting to a special school environment has indeed been a transformative one for Sofiyyah.

When Sofiyyah first came to Tanglin School in 2019, she was initially reserved but observant of her new environment. As she grew more comfortable with her peers and teachers, she slowly emerged from her shell. Sofiyyah began to seek friendships with peers and expressed her curiosity for learning through questions. Her positive attitude helped her adjust well to the new curriculum and expectations set for her. Sofiyyah was selected to be a prefect and takes her role seriously, performing duties with pride such as leading in pledge-taking for PM session as well as flag lowering.

Enrolling in CCA’s such as Silat and Cantabile Choir has provided Sofiyyah with opportunities to perform both in and out of school, playing a pivotal role in developing her self-confidence. Last year, Sofiyyah was selected to voice the female character in a cyber wellness virtual reality game in partnership with IMDA. She showed commitment towards the project and was given the opportunity to attend the media launch of the game.

Sofiyyah’s optimism and willingness to learn and participate has made her a role model for other students in the school. Her journey is a reminder that there is no one fixed route to learning and with the right support and environment, any student can excel.

All information listed above is provided by the school. Visit the school's website or contact them to find out more.