Tanglin Trust, Singapore
Julie Clark (Sports & Activities Manager), Jane Verlaan (Sports & Activities Executive) and Tracy Betteridge (Sports & Activities Executive) discuss how they are using CHQ’s extra-curricular activities management software at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore.
Tanglin Trust School is an international school in Singapore run as a not-for-profit organisation. Established in 1925, Tanglin Trust School provides British-based learning with an international perspective for students aged 3 – 18. There are approximately 2,800 students at Tanglin and the school is split into the Infant School, Junior School and Senior School, which includes Sixth Form. Approximately, 60% of students are British although more than 50 different nationalities are represented. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the wide range of arts, sports and co-curricular (CCA) activities on offer after school.
To be able to go to one system for all our CCA needs is hugely valuable - we can send e-mails, do online registrations and run ballots from one site, as well as know where every child is at any one time. The fact that the system is dynamic means information is constantly updating in real-time. Overall, the margin for error in the sign up process has been reduced significantly and the whole process is much smoother for parents.
(Sports & Activities Manager), Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
We trialled CHQ in the spring term of 2014 and then, last August, moved the whole school’s co-curricular programme (Infants, Juniors and Seniors), including competitive sports, across to CHQ. The Juniors initially choose 2 options from the CCA list and then, when all allocations have been made, the remaining spaces are opened up on a “first come, first served” basis. The Senior School students are free to choose the number of CCAs they participate in and, on average, will be involved in 3 to 4 activities per week. We also link our bus schedule into CHQ so teachers and parents can see what buses the children are taking each day.