Pelican Grammar School (PGS) is transforming education in Timor Leste by guiding students towards a clear sense of ‘Who I Am!’ – to help them find their purpose and realise their potential in an ever-changing world.

empower students on their journey
to self-discovery and affirmation

PGS belief


The unique PGS learning experience encourages students to explore, experiment and express themselves with a future-facing curriculum that includes multilingual mastery, science, mathematics and digital skills, creative arts, sports and sustainable social, environmental and economic (SEE) values.


PGS is part of AQUILA, a not-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore committed to democratising world- class education, challenging the status quo to level the playing field and make what was once accessible to the few attainable for the many. AQUILA is transforming education in Southeast Asia to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges.

PGS Story
PGS journey
Disclaimers: These images represent proposed conceptual images of the school site.


Our educational journey in Timor begins at the genesis site in Aldeia Mane Mesak, where our school takes its first steps. By 2027, as a significant milestone within the expansive Pelican Paradise Project Development, our school will embark on its remarkable transformation, finding its permanent home in Pelican Paradise. This transition marks our commitment to providing an internationally acclaimed institution within this visionary development.

“As the catalyst behind our transformative project in Timor Leste, I am excited to witness our vision becoming a reality. Pelican Grammar School, harmoniously integrated within our Pelican Paradise project, is not just an institution; it’s a beacon of excellence that will help propel Timor Leste into the global spotlight. We are committed to revolutionising education, empowering future leaders, and contributing to the nation’s remarkable journey towards greatness.

Chairman- Pelican Paradise Group


Our future home in Pelican Paradise is set to redefine the concept of education with a cutting-edge campus designed to accommodate up to 1500 students. The visionary design and state-of-the-art facilities will ensure an unparalleled learning experience, fostering the growth and development of the next generation in an environment conducive to excellence.

PGS Blueprint