Sultan Ibrahim Girls' School (SIGS) began as an afternoon session school accupying the building of the Ngee Heng Primary Boy's School. A year later it shifted to its present premises. SIGS was named after HRH Sultan Ibrahim and was opened officially by HRH in October 1939. It began with 4 classes and about 100 pupils. The Headmistress was Miss C.E. Renton who administered with a staff of 11 local people.
The coming of the Second World War in December 1941 interrupted the running of the school. Then the school only had the main block with six classes upstairs and a block immediately behind it. The Japanese had used the block as a motor workshop.
Below is a brief history:
- 1955 The first issue of the school magazine "The Evergreen" was published.
- 1957 Official opening of the hostel by HRH the Sultanah of Johor. The Hostel accomodated students who lived far away.
- 1959 The primary school came under common administration but with a different headmistress.
- 1961 Science lab 1 was built.
- 1962 The primary school shifted to its new premises opposite the Secondary Girls' School.
- 1967 Hall and air conitioned library were built.
- 1970 The first class of Form 6 Arts began.
- 1971 The School Brass Band was set up.
- 1973 A new canteen was built and the PTA was established.
- 1973 Lower Six Science started.
- 1979 SIGS was upgraded to be an A Grade School.
- 1989 SIGS celebrated its Golden Jubilee Year.
- 1990 2 multi purpose rooms were built next to the computer lab.
- 1991 The Teachers' Common Room and the Conference Room were completed.
- 1992 A new 4 storey building was built. Participated in the 1st International High School Folk Dancing Competition in Izmir, Turkey.
- 1993 SIGS performed at the "Vision 2020" ceremony that was officiated by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia.
- 1994 SIGS was the best day school in the SPM 1993 exams in the State of Johor Darul Takzim, achieving 90.2%.
- 1995 The SIGS Band represented Malaysia at a parade in Bangkok in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Reign of the King of Thailand.
Received Excellent School Award in Science based on the PMR 1994 results.
A section of the Reference Library was redesigned as The Internet Room.
Former Minister of Information Dato’ Mohamad Rahmat officiated PTA meeting.
- 1996 Participated in the Munsyi Networking Programme.
Selected as the “National Vision School” Urban Secondary Category for Johor state.SIGS won the Bestari Award sponsored by Public Bank due to its success in maintaining its excellent academic record three years in a row.
The Band received RM 75,000 from the Johor Government.
Selected as a Sports School & equipped with gymnasium, pingpong &athletic equipment.
The Band received RM 50,000 from the Hon. Dato Mohamed B Hj Rahmat.
- 1997 Selected as a Premier School.
100% passes in the STPM exams.
Received Johor’s state “Anugerah Sekolah Perdana”.
Received “Anugerah Sekolah Harapan Negara 1996” (Urban Secondary School Johor State).
Received the Johor “Excellent PMR 1996 Award” (Science & Maths)
Received the National “Sekolah Harapan Negara”1997 award (Urban secondary School Category).
Homepage launched by Hon. Dato’ Matnor Daim injunction with the “Excellence Award”presentation & the PTA’s 24th AGM.
Johor Foundation presented RM30,000 for winning the “Sekolah Harapan Negara” award.
The Band performed at “Australia’s International Band Festival”.
Multimedia Resource Centre was built.
Emerged champions at the Southern Zone netball & hockey competition for Premier Schools.
District English Language Debate champion.
Donated one cent coins for the Commonwealth Games.
English Lang Society organised “A Theatre Evening” & donated RM3600 to Spastic Assoc. & Blind School.
SIGS cooperative society recorded RM 51,000 profit.
- 1999 Best SPM 1998 day School results in Johor State.
60 years SIGS Anniversary celebration officiated by Hon. Tuan Hj Hashim Ismail, Member of Parliment Ledang.
Pn Hjh Zaiton Abu Bakar officiated the Multimedia
Resource Centre in conjunction with her retirement
- Pn Hjh Siti Hasnah bt Hamim replaced Pn Hjh
Zaiton Abu Bakar as Principal.
- 2000 District Bahasa Melayu Debate champion.
Royal Girl Guides Award at UiTM Shah Alam.
ASEAN Student Exchange Programme—Siti Fadzilah Sahani.
Received Best Science Lab Award.
Pn Hjh Amnah Mohamad promoted as Principal SMK Taman Daya and replaced by Pn Fatimah Ahmad.
Essay Competition: Human Rights For All (SUHAKAM) National Champion.
Essay Competition: Igniting the Power of Peace- Pan Pacific & South East Asia Women’s Association—1st Runner up.
Speech Competition: Road Safety– Champion & First Runner-up.
Festival of Arts—2nd Runner-up.
1st runner-up State Level Band Competition.
The Band performed at the International 4x4 Johor Off Road Challenge 2000.The Band performed at the SIGS Alumni gathering in Kuala Lumpur & at the state level National Day celebrations.
- 2001 Senior Assistant Pn Hjh Rahmah Mohamad was promoted as Principal of SMK Taman Perling & replaced by Pn Norizah Abdul Manaf.
The Koperasi SIGS Bhd organised a PowerPoint logo & slogan competition. The winning slogan “Berusaha, Berbakti, Diberkati”
The Reference library was redesigned as the Multimedia Room.
The Staff Room & the office were renovated.
The Band performed at the UIM Formula 1 World Championship Malaysian Grand Prix at Tanjung Puteri, JB.