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    2021 P1 Parents' Briefing slides
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    2021 P3 Parents' Briefing slides
    2021 P4 Parents' Briefing slides
    2021 P5 Parents' Briefing slides
    2021 P6 Parents' Briefing slides
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    - Secondary Parents' Briefing Slides 2021
    S1 Parents' Engagement Webinar 2020
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    MGS Houses

    The MGS House system was first formed in 1932, with four houses named after Methodist pioneers in Singapore: Blackmore, Oldham, Shellabear and Horley. They were later renamed Blackmore, Olson, Lee and Jackson


    About The Four Houses


    BLACKMORE
    Blackmore House was named after Miss Sophia Blackmore, founder of MGS and principal from 1887 to 1892. Miss Blackmore was born in 1857 in New South Wales, Australia, and was the first female missionary sent to Singapore by the Methodist Women’s Foreign Missionary Society in 1887. She pioneered education for girls in Singapore, and established two schools, a church and the Nind Home boarding school for girls, which was located at Mount Sophia.
     
    OLSON
    Olson House was named after Miss Mary Olson, who was the principal of both MGS and Fairfield Methodist School from 1905 to 1910. Miss Olson resumed the principalship of MGS from 1926 to 1930. In 1925, MGS moved from Short Street to Mount Sophia where the Olson Building, officially opened by Miss Olson in 1928, still resides today as a conserved heritage site.

    LEE
    Lee House was named after Edwin Ferdinand Lee, who was elected Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and The Methodist Church in 1928. Prior to that, he was Pastor of the Wesley Church of Singapore, Straits Settlements, and the Superintendent of the Singapore District of the M.E. Church (1924–28). Beyond Singapore, Bishop Lee’s episcopal leadership spanned Malaysia and the Philippines.  

    JACKSON
    Jackson House was named after Miss Catherine Jackson, who served as principal of MGS in 1920 & 1931. Miss Jackson served as a Methodist missionary on the Malay Peninsula for 36 years, and was among the Methodist missionaries who chose to stay behind in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. She passed away in 1944 while interned in a Japanese prison camp.


    Four Houses, One MGS Family


    We introduced the House mascots and slogans in July 2018. These mascots were selected based on their positive qualities and meaningful Biblical references to spur each girl to greater heights, not just for their house but also for the MGS family, and most importantly, to bring glory to God! 
     
    Blackmore House Mascot: The Eagle
    Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” 
     
    Olson House Mascot: The Lion  
    Proverbs 28:1, “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” 
     
    Lee House Mascot: The Gazelle
    Psalm 18:33, “He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.”
     
    Jackson House Mascot: The Stallion
    Proverbs 21:31, “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”