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: To educate every girl in a Christian environment in order that she may MASTER, GROW and SERVE in every phase of her life.
Vision: Godly women of Excellence with a heart of Love
Values: Godliness, Excellence & Love
MGS Special Awards and Scholarships
The MGS Scholarship is awarded to the best all-rounder in the PSLE cohort continuing her studies in MGS. The MGS Scholar is of exemplary character and excels in both academic and non-academic domains. The Scholarship is renewed every year until the scholar completes her secondary education in MGS, provided she maintains her grades and continues to be of exemplary conduct.
Ruth Wong Award
Given to the top student in the Primary Six PSLE cohort continuing her studies in MGS.
A visionary and pioneering educator, Dr Ruth Wong Hie King graduated from MGS in 1934 and went on to become the first woman principal of the Teachers’ Training College and the founding director of the Institute of Education in Singapore. She was inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014 and is one of eight pioneers featured on the Singapore Bicentennial commemorative currency note issued in 2019.
Lydia Huang Award
The Lydia Huang Award is presented to the best all-round performer in the PSLE cohort based on outstanding CCA (Sports) achievements. The winner of the award shows strong school spirit and is a current Secondary One student continuing her studies in MGS.
Model Student Award
The award is presented to a Primary 6 pupil who shows exemplary behaviour and excels in her academic achievements. She is ever ready to extend a helping hand to others and inspires acts of kindness among her peers.
Tan Ley Chee Award
Given to the best all-rounder in the graduating class.
The Tan Ley Chee Award originated from the Best All Round Student Award created in 1976. The award is named after the former Ngui Ley Chee, an old girl, and president of the MGS Alumnae Association for a number of years.
Ellice Handy Award
Mrs Ellice Handy was an old girl, and later a teacher at MGS where she taught English, History and Bible Knowledge. She was the first Asian principal of MGS and wrote the first Singaporean cookbook, My Favourite Recipes.
(A) GCE O-Level
Given to the top student in the GCE O-Level cohort.
(B) Integrated Programme
Given to the top student in the Year Four Integrated Programme cohort.
Wong Hee Hua Award
Given to a music student from the graduating class for her outstanding contribution to the musical life of MGS.
Miss Wong Hee Hua is the younger sister of Ruth Wong. She graduated from MGS in 1936 at the age of 14 and went on to become a teacher in her alma mater. Her forte was in the teaching of Music and Mathematics. Under her leadership, the MGS choir won many awards.
Puan Sri Helene Tan Chin Tuan Scholarships
Given to outstanding students who have excelled in both curricular and co-curricular pursuits, with a passion for life and serving others.
The scholarships are awarded to students from the following categories:
(i) Secondary/ Year Four O-Level/ IP graduates
(ii) Current Secondary Four/ Year Four students
(iii) Current Secondary One/ Year One students who continue their studies in MGS from Primary Six
Puan Sri Helene Tan Chin Tuan served as President of the MGS Alumnae Association in 1951, spearheading fundraising efforts to build the Mary Nind Wing at the Mount Sophia campus. She was a firm believer in helping the less fortunate in society and is recognised today for her significant contributions to public service and charity work.
Given to an outstanding current Secondary/Year Four student in recognition of her academic progress, sterling performance in CCA and service to the community.
The Jumabhoy family is a dedicated supporter of education-centric philanthropic initiatives and believes strongly in giving back to the community.
Outstanding Sportsgirl Award
The Outstanding Sportsgirl Award is given to a Colours recipient who has performed consistently and exceptionally in national and international sports competitions.
Wee Kim Wee Award
The Wee Kim Wee Award is given to a Secondary Three pupil who has consistently displayed exemplary conduct since she was in Secondary One. She must also have demonstrated a commitment to achieving excellence in academic pursuits and in co-curricular activities. More importantly, she possesses a strong MGS spirit.
Sophia Blackmore Award
Given to a Primary or Secondary MGS student who displays either exemplary courage and determination in the face of challenging circumstances or magnanimity and altruism in the face of adversity.
Miss Sophia Blackmore was the first woman missionary sent by the Methodist Women’s Foreign Missionary Society to Singapore in 1887. With fortitude, tenacity and passion for the welfare of others, she pioneered education for girls in Singapore. She founded a church and two well-known schools, one of which is MGS.
Professor Tommy Koh Book Prize
Professor Tommy Koh is a Professor of Law at NUS and an Ambassador-At-Large at MFA. He was the President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea and Chairman of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. He was also Singapore’s Ambassador to the US and the Chief Negotiator of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He has also been a champion of the arts, the environment and civil society. Mrs Tommy Koh is an alumna of MGS.
(A) GCE O-Level
Given to the second best performing student in the GCE O-Level cohort.
(B) Integrated Programme
Given to the second best performing student in the Year Four Integrated Programme cohort.
Mary Nind Bursary Award
To recognise outstanding academic achievements for high ability students who come from lower or middle income families.
Mrs Anna Tham Book Prize
Given to the top three scorers in Mathematics in Primary Five and Six, in the lower secondary levels (both the IP and O-Level track) as well as in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics in the upper secondary levels (both the IP and O-Level track).
Mrs Anna Tham is a former student and later, a Mathematics teacher at her alma mater at MGS. She is the longest-serving Principal of MGS (1977 to 1994). A pioneering Guider, Mrs Tham continues to dedicate her energies to imparting the life skills and values of the Guiding Movement to the next generation.
Professor Miranda Yap Book Prize
Given to the top three scorers in Science in Primary 5 and Primary 6 Science, Science in the lower secondary levels (both the IP and O-Level track), as well as the top three scorers in each of the sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – in the upper secondary levels (both the IP and O-Level track).
Professor Miranda Yap (Class of 1965) was one of Singapore's most eminent female scientists. A pioneer of biomedical sciences in Singapore, Prof Yap was the founding executive director of the Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) and the executive director of the A\STAR Graduate Academy. She guided the development of specialised scientific institutions, and laid the foundations for Singapore’s thriving biologics industry. At the Methodist Girls’ School, she was vice-head prefect, netball captain and a star athlete who was looked up to by her peers and juniors.