Raffles Institution

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Raffles Institution
Common Driveway by RI and RJC at Bishan Campus.jpg
1 Raffles Institution Lane
Singapore 575954

TypeIndependent School
MottoAuspicium Melioris Aevi
(Hope of a Better Age)
Founded5 June 1823; 199 years ago (1823-06-05)
FounderSir Stamford Raffles
Sister schoolRaffles Girls' School
ChairmanMr Choo Chiau Beng[1]
PrincipalMr Frederick Yeo [2]
Deputy PrincipalsMs Ng Mei Sze
(Student Development, Year 5–6)
Dr Theresa Lai
(Academic Studies, Year 1-4)
Mrs Reavley Munn Ye
(Academic Studies, Year 5-6)
Mr Brian Lagman Ang
(Corporate Development, Year 1-6)
Mr Edward Ng
(Student Development, Year 1-4)
Mr Chen Ziyang
(Organisational Development, Year 1-6)
GenderBoys (Year 1-4)
Mixed (Year 5-6)
HousesYear 1-4: Bayley, Buckley, Hullett, Moor, Morrison
Year 5-6: Bayley-Waddle, Buckle-Buckley, Hadley-Hullett, Morrison-Richardson, Moor-Tarbet
Colour(s) Green   White   Black 
MascotGryphon and eagle
Team nameTeam Raffles
PublicationThe Rafflesian Times
YearbookThe Rafflesian

Raffles Institution is a highly regarded secondary school in Singapore, often considered the best school in the country. Only boys can go to this school. It has been performing well in studies and sports. It was founded in 1823 as Singapore Institution by Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. It is the school with the longest history in Singapore. Its name was changed to "Raffles Institution" in 1868. It has two sections, Raffles Institution and Raffles Institution Junior College. The current principal of Raffles Institution is Mr Frederick Yeo, who replaced Mr Chan Poh Meng when he left the school at the end of 2017.

History[change | change source]

Sir Stamford Raffles founded Raffles Institution on 5 June 1823, making it the school with the longest history in Singapore. Raffles Institution was along Bras Basah Road at first, where Raffles City is now. The school moved to Grange Road in 1973, and then moved to its current location at Bishan in 1990. The Grange Road campus is now the MOE Teacher's Network.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Board of Governors". Raffles Institution. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  2. "Organisation Chart". Raffles Institution. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  3. "Raffles | ABOUT". Raffles Institution. Retrieved 11 October 2013.