The Grange lies along a stretch of lush greenery at Yio Chu Kang Road.
We recognise the uniqueness of every individual and seek to bring out the best in each student through our Cre8tors-in-Action© educational philosophy. By virtue of teamwork, involvement and participation, The Grange instills a sense of belonging in every member within our international community.
Our campus nestles within a lush 3-acre plot of land along Yio Chu Kang Road, with superb connections to all parts of Singapore. We recognise that the rich outdoors provide a refreshing learning extension of the classroom for our students. The teachers take advantage of the rich eco-diversity and serene outdoor environment to deliver unique learning experiences for our young students.
Our Mission Statement:
Our mission is to provide a dynamic and creative environment, inspiring excellence, and developing happy, confident and responsible members of society.
Our Core Values:
Respect – An expression of the due regard for the feelings, wishes, and rights of other people and things.
Responsibility – The state of having a duty to exercise control reliably and dependably.
Creativity – The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.
How does the Crea8tors-In-Action philosophy underpin the learning at The Grange?
The Cre8tors-in-action philosophy drives every decision making at The Grange – from administrative, curriculum, co-curriculum to operational decisions. Where authentic, the teachers actively help make connections between what the learners are learning to the 8 key competencies.
A lesson could be focused on developing students’ abilities to follow a design process that lead to construction (and even re-construction). An activity in class could explore how the construction of modern buildings need to respect the environment and the man-made and natural features these buildings replace. A discussion could be had about how architects in real life do not work in isolation but instead need to work collaboratively with others. Many modern architectures are pushing boundaries to come up with original ideas.
Another lesson could be centred around how people take actions as a result of understanding about local, community and global issues that exist around them. This is what we term Service Leadership. But good leaders know that to be effective, we often have to work in partnership between individuals, between organisations and even between countries. Good action requires the thorough recognition and understanding of issues. Good leaders also encourage others to join in the good cause by creating opportunities where we all can be involved in active (community, national or global) citizenship.
The 8 Key competencies are also supported by 8 Personal Goals which we expect everyone in the TGI community to demonstrate. Hence, when we also constantly help students develop these 8 important personal attitudes and attributes, we know we are also paving the way for them to strengthen their development of the 8 key competencies described as part of our Cre8tors-in-action.
At The Grange, we expect all adults and students to model and develop a set of personal goals that governs how we respect, socialise and communicate with one another in the community and with others outside our community.
We believe every one of us at The Grange has the responsibility to exercise self-discipline and respect towards ourself, others and our environment.
We exercise self-discipline by being mindful of how our attitudes, words, actions and body language can affect ourselves and people around us. We maintain a growth mindset that mistakes are inevitable but we can learn from these challenges and opportunities. We know that even the best written rules and regulations cannot replace the important skills of self-discipline. When the students are young, we expect the adults to provide guidance and intervention but the ultimate goal should be students knowing what’s right and wrong.
With a diverse demographic of nationalities and cultures that are already in the school, we cannot over emphasise the importance of showing respect. We gain the respect of others by respecting ourselves; we show respect for others as we seek to understand similarities and difference in our ways of lives, beliefs and perspectives; we respect not just humans but also living things with whom we share this planet; and we develop a genuine respect and love of our man-made and natural environment to prevent any damage to it before even thinking about actions to save it.