St Margaret's School celebrates 170 years

From left: St Margaret's Primary School Principal Pang Wee Mian, The Right Reverend Rennis Ponniah, Mrs and Mr Tan, Chairman of St Margaret's School Prof Lawrence Boo, St Margaret's Secondary School Principal Marion Tan, and St. Margaret's Ex-Students' Association Dr Lee Hoon Hwee.

SINGAPORE'S oldest girls' school celebrated its 170th anniversary with a gala dinner on Friday.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam was the guest of honour at the event held by St Margaret's School at the Marina Mandarin hotel.

He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Tan.

St Margaret's, which comprises both a primary and secondary school, has also held other events to commemorate its anniversary, as well as raise funds.

The events included a carnival called Green Dot Fiesta in June and a musical staged at the Kallang Theatre in July. More than $190,000 was raised for the Singapore Anglican Community Services through these events.

St Margaret's School was founded in 1842 by missionary Maria Dyer. Its original aim was to help homeless girls.

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