Mariette Ong graduated from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a degree in Arts, majoring in Physical Education and History, and a Masters in Education, majoring in Gifted Education. She has also undergone International Baccalaureate’s specialised training in guiding students for their Creativity, Activity, Service projects.
Mariette started her teaching career in 1997 with Anderson Junior College and spent 11 years with Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary). While at RGS, in addition to being the Swimming CCA Teacher in-charge, she taught Physical Education and Future Problem Solving (FPS) – Community Problem Solving Programme (CmPS), and held various leadership positions such as the Head of Year, Subject Head (PE) and Head of Department (PE & CCA). She also mentored several CmPS teams to achieve First positions in the FPSP CmPS (National Finals), and Division Champions in the FPSP CmPS International competitions. She also taught at NTU Physical Education & Sports Science / Sports Science & Management (PESS/SSM) as Adjunct Lecturer/Consultant, and served as NIE Supervisor to PE Teacher Trainees.
Mariette is active in outdoor, aquatic and land sports – as a participant, coach, official, examiner and as a learner. She is also actively involved as a volunteer in professional bodies such as the Future Problem Solving Programme (Singapore), Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association of Singapore (SCTAS), Swimming Coaches Education Committee (SCEC), Singapore Physical Education Association (SPEA), and the Singapore Lifesaving Society (SLSS).
Mariette believes that students’ participation in Experiential Education and Community Service programme will give them the opportunity to develop the person - to become active citizens for the community, visionary leaders with empathy, and lifelong learners in this dynamic world.