Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH) was founded in 1917. It is a premier independent and Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school with an intake of over 1700 girls ranging from Sec 1 to Sec 4.
Given its vibrant history and rich tradition in bicultural education, NYGH prides itself in providing an all-round holistic education, allowing all girls to thrive in the globalised world of the 21st century.
While academic distinction continues to be the hallmark of Nanyang girls, the vision of NYGH is to nurture every student to be a respected member of society. A Nanyang girl is globally attuned while strongly grounded in her history and traditions. As she navigates through the world in her quest for excellence, the Nanyang girl is guided by strong values embodied in the school motto: “勤 慎 端 朴 - Diligence, Prudence, Respectability, Simplicity”. The belief in contributing back to society undoubtedly stems from the school heritage, which is rich in the legacy of the vision and sacrifices of its pioneers.
Nanyang Girls’ High School was set up by a group of leaders from the United League of China, who were deeply inspired by Mr. Sun Yat-sen’s view that women should receive an education in order to play a more active role in serving their country.
Since its establishment in 1917, Nanyang Girls’ High School has remained true to her goal in grooming well-educated ladies who will contribute to society.
We nurture women of character and purpose with bilingual and bicultural perspectives, empowering them to make a difference in the world.
Every Nanyang Girl a Respected Member of Society and an Agent of Change
Every Nanyang girl should live out the virtues embodied in the school motto:
南中学生勤奋进取, 尽心尽责, 意志坚定, 精益求精。
A Nanyang girl perseveres in the pursuit of excellence.
A Nanyang girl exercises good judgment at all times.
A Nanyang girl carries herself with integrity and dignity.
A Nanyang girl is sincere and humble.
THE FIRST SCHOOL LOGO WAS A DIAMOND-SHAPED CREST ON WHICH WAS PRINTED THE SCHOOL NAME, IN CHINESE, AGAINST A LIGHT BLUE BACKGROUND. IT WAS DESIGNED BY A FORMER ART TEACHER OF THE SCHOOL, MADAM CHEN JUN WEN.
In 1968, a small amendment was made to it. The diamond-shaped crest was superimposed on top of a yellow ring emblem on which was printed the words 'Nanyang Girls' High'. This ring emblem rested on top of a yellow banner on which the school motto, in Chinese, was printed. When translated, the school motto reads 'Diligence', 'Prudence', 'Respectability' and 'Simplicity'.