23 Oct '11, 1am

SOS: MGS old girls fight to save Old School at Mount Sophia

SOS: MGS old girls fight to save Old School at Mount Sophia

1928: The Methodist Girls' School (MGS), founded in 1887 by Australian missionary Sophia Blackmore, moved to 11 Mount Sophia. The move was precipitated by overcrowding of its Short Street premises. 1936: Madam Kwa Geok Choo, the late wife of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, graduated from MGS. 1942 to 1945: During the Japanese Occupation, the school was renamed Mount Sophia Girls' School. Enrolment dwindled to just 15 girls and a staff of seven by 1944. The medium of instruction was switched from English to Japanese. 1945: After the Japanese surrender, the school, named MGS again, recovered from a post-war shortage of equipment, books and funds to establish itself as a reputable girls' school. 1989: MGS went independent. 1992: MGS moved to Blackmore Drive. June 2007: Mr Ken Chong, Mr Andrew Lau and a third anonymous businessman leased the former campus from the Singapor...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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  1. 07 Nov '11, 3pm

    Dear Author, if more is needed from the public to help, please appeal. Tell us what is needed.

    If u need more people to stand behind your cause... tell us the avenue for the public to appeal.

    What more can we do on facebook?

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