Homecoming event was indeed a special one, especially because it was in commemoration with SG50. Indeed, true to the spirit of celebration, many turned up decked in red and had a great time meeting friends both old and new and celebrating everything that is truly TKGS. What was truly special was that this Homecoming had a focus on our pioneers, those who lifted TKGS on their shoulders and gave us the foundation on which we built the school. Pioneers who attended the event include ex-Principal Mrs Huang Chai Lean and Geography teacher Ms Koh Sauk Yee. Alumni members including Mrs Sally Lee and Miss Sharon Kwek, President of the TKGS Alumni took turns to give tributes to their teachers who had made in impact on them. Mrs Rosalind Quek also took time to share with the younger TKGians her advice on how we could keep the school spirit strong. Generations of TKGians owe it to our pioneers for giving us not only a school but also a second home where some of the best memories were made and friendships were forged. The game that was hosted by one of our senior teachers, Mrs Rita Lopez, really triggered our memory using images and anecdotes from the past. It also made us feel that everyone in the room was connected one way or another, in this unique sisterhood, despite differences in age, race and language. All in all, it was a wonderful platform to connect and recollect. It was perhaps most apt to end the event with a nostalgic singing of the school song accompanied by old images of faces and places of TKGS. Indeed, once a TKGian, always a TKGian.
Written by Vaishnavi Vasudevan (Chairman of Youth Alumni)
Calling all TKGS Alumnae! We are looking for volunteers and/or sponsors to support programmes meant for TKGians. These activities will take place between Oct 2015 to Jan 2016!
A. Graduation Memento for Sec 4 Graduation Day on 2 Oct 2015 (Calling for SPONSORS)
The Alumni hopes to sponsor a souvenir for the graduating class of 2015. In 2014, each graduating pupil received a T-shirt and we are targeting to provide a similar gift this year.
B. Shopping and Packing for Charity in Jan 2016 (Calling for VOLUNTEERS &/or SPONSORS)
Each year in January/February, the Secondary Three cohort spends a week engaging in activities to supplement classroom learning and enhance bonding. The majority participate in the Outward Bound School (OBS) programme. Those who are unable to attend OBS partake in a schedule loosely termed the “non-OBS programme”.
For 2016, TKGS Alumni is organising a charity drive under the non-OBS programme. Pupils will spend a morning at a supermarket learning the basics of buying household essentials. This is followed by instruction on packing the items for distribution. The next day, pupils will visit a neighbourhood to distribute the hampers and interact with recipients.
The Alumni is appealing for your support in cash and kind (guiding the girls in buying, packing and distributing).
Dates: Weekdays in mid-January 2016
(exact date to be confirmed by school)
C. Learning Journey to Old TKGS Campus Jan 2016 (Calling for VOLUNTEERS)
Dates: Weekdays in mid-January 2016 (exact date to be confirmed by school)
The orientation for Secondary One pupils includes a tour of our former school grounds at Tanjong Katong Road. This programme is led by ex-TKGians who spent their school years in the premises now occupied by the Canadian International School.
We are appealing to ex-TKGians to come forward, lead a tour and share your memories with the 2016 Sec 1 cohort at the start of their education with TKGS.