Former RGS principal dies at 95

Former RGS principal dies at 95

Ms Noel Evelyn Norris, 95, one of the longest-serving principals of Raffles Girls' School (RGS) passed away on Saturday morning.

According to the last post on the Raffles Girls' School (Secondary) Facebook page, she had suffered a stroke in November 2011 and was warded in Tan Tock Seng Hospital for more than half year.

Ms Norris, who had no family in Singapore, was cared for by a Deputy Panel - made up of former students and principals - upon her discharge at her home in Brighton Crescent.

According to the Old Rafflesians' Association, her affiliation with RGS began in 1925 when she enrolled in Primary 1, and she graduated with a degree in History from the old Raffles College.

After spending the World War 2 years in Sri Lanka as a librarian in the Royal Air Force Library, she returned to Singapore to teach history at RGS from 1946 to 1955.

She then left to become a principal at Crescent Girls' School, but returned to the helm of her alma mater as a Principal from 1961 to 1976, when she retired.

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