Theme 2022 mission vision values
Theme 2022
Theme Verse 2022: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
mission
Mission: To educate every girl in a Christian environment in order that she may MASTER, GROW and SERVE in every phase of her life.
vision
Vision: Godly women of Excellence with a heart of Love
values
Values: Godliness, Excellence & Love
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Our School Identity



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Our MGS Identity


VISION

Being and Becoming Godly women of Excellence with a heart of Love

MISSION

To educate every girl in a Christian environment
To Master, To Grow and To Serve in every phase of her life.

VALUES

Godliness, Excellence and Love

MOTTO

To Master To Grow To Serve


School Values

GODLINESS

Being anchored by a greater purpose that directs one’s beliefs, thoughts and actions.

Being Godly requires training and is important for this life and beyond.
1 Timothy 4:7-10 [NIV]
“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labour and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, and especially of those who believe.”

Being Godly means connecting our heart, soul and mind to a greater purpose, to God.
Matthew 22:35-40 [NIV]
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”


EXCELLENCE

Being resilient and persistent despite challenges. Having an inner strength and positive attitude to give one’s best so that one can learn and grow.

Being excellent means glorifying God, not ourselves.
Colossians 3:23-24 [GNT]
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. Remember that the Lord will give you as a reward what he has kept for his people. For Christ is the real Master you serve.”

Being excellent is an inner attitude of our heart, not outward achievements.
1 Samuel 16:7 [NIV]
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”


LOVE

Being empathetic, compassionate and others-centred, seeking to understand, serve and give.

Being loving is to love God and love others.
Matthew 22:35-40 [NIV]
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Being loving is the most important gift and achievement.
1 Corinthians 13: 1-8 [NIV]
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.”


School Motto


TO MASTER

Going deep

To understand and know deeply.
To work hard to achieve mastery even when it is challenging.

TO GROW

Moving forward

To step out of one’s comfort zone to learn more.
To be curious and humble and willing to receive feedback.

TO SERVE

Moving upwards and outwards

To give generously and sacrificially to meet the needs of others.
To give of self to God and others out of love.
To know that as one serves, one also receives.


School Crest

The change in the school crest was initiated by the Principal Miss Lau Meau Eng (1957-1972) as the old badge in enamel could only be made in England.

The crest was introduced in 1965, but there is no record of who designed it.


School Song

With loving hearts and joyous song we sing to M.G.S.
And tell the fame of that fair name for we can do no less.
We hope that we may honour bring, and heaven ever bless
Our school, the fairest in the land, our own dear M.G.S.

Down through the years our memories will keep a loving place
For friendships made and pleasures shared, and lessons learned apace.
For those who worked and gave their best that we might learn to face
The trials of life with faith and hope and nobly run the race.

And now we're proud to raise the shout and sing of M.G.S.
Lift high her banner, one and all, her name we now profess.
In work and play for honours won, today our hearts confess
The debt we owe, the love we hold for our dear M.G.S.


THE MGS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

HERE, FOR A PURPOSE

The school video encapsulates the quintessence of MGS, an established legacy since 1887.


BLESS THIS SCHOOL

'Bless This School' is a familiar song that reverberates throughout the school campus daily, and distinctively characterises the schooling days of all MGS girls. Refreshed in 2022, it marks the 135th founding anniversary of MGS, and was first performed live at the MGS 135th Founder's Day Service & Graduation Ceremony.


MG 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.