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Department Vision: Humanities students and staff are life-long learners with a global perspective. 


Mdm S Santhi HOD Humanities
Mr Raj Kanna HOD Discipline
Mrs Tricia Lim HOD CCE
Mrs Eugenia TanSubject Head (History) 
Mrs Frances Ess  Senior Teacher (Geography)
Mdm Aishah Bte Abdul Jalil History / Social Studies
Mdm Nur Diyanah Bte Mohammad Suhaini Geography / Social Studies
Miss Iswarya Geography / Social Studies
Ms Phua Li Jia Elizabeth History / Social Studies
Ms Perng Jia Wei Social Studies 
Ms Alethea Geoi Min Yi Geography/Social Studies
Ms Su HaiyinHistory
Mr Jeremy Ong Zhen Wei
Ms Charissa Qiu Hui QiSocial Studies

As Humanities educators, we see ourselves playing a key role in helping students acquire the right values and life skills to survive in an extremely fast-paced and interconnected world. The skills taught train students to do what has become fundamental; using existing broad-based knowledge to create/innovate new knowledge. It forces them to consider multiple perspectives and understand the intricacies and complexities of the constantly evolving environment we live in.

The Humanities department has been focusing on Assessment for Learning strategies (AfL) and promoting self-directed and independent learning. This year, we continue to work on infusing Thinking Routines to promote critical thinking.

KEY PROGRAMS/ Competitions

Geographical Investigation (GI) – Students of all levels embarked on GI involving fieldwork at various places in Singapore.

Historical Investigation (HI) – Students at the lower secondary levels worked on artefacts and historical sources to make sense and form conclusions about inquiry questions relating to Singapore history.

Social Studies Normal Technical Projects – Students embarked on various projects to better understand current societal issues.

Inter-School Philosophy Dialogue at Raffles Girls Secondary School – Participants were challenged to consider multiple perspectives and think creatively about societal issues. One of our students was granted the BEST INQUIRER award.

5th Inter-School History Challenge (War & Diplomacy 1918-1945 History Card Game) – Selected students took part in a strategic game of survival and conquest to better understand the political decisions made by political players.

PROVE IT! Competition

Selected students took part in this inter-school challenge that tested their ability to seek information, and develop a strong aptitude for research via the application of information literacy skills.

Humanities Gallery

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     GI @ Chinatown                    HI - Making sense of sources at the museum                Board game competition
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                  Prove It! Competition                        Inter-school Philosophy Dialogue @ RGS