Monthly Archives: November 2016

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The smart choice – learning that links with students’ lives

Secondary 2 student Lim Yung Shan thought it was "pretty cool" when he saw how lights could be switched on and off with a mobile device. The 14-year-old was watching his teachers demonstrate, using a kit, what a smart home would be like, controlling mini-lights and drawing the curtains with remote access. "You don't have [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Record 98.4% of PSLE pupils can go on to secondary school

About 98.4 per cent of pupils who took this year's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) are able to progress on to a secondary school, slightly higher than the previous record 98.3 per cent set by last year's cohort. This is Singapore's best performance at the PSLE since the exam was introduced. From 1980 to 2014, [...]

By | November 25th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Helping children choose life, not death

With youth suicides at a 15-year high in Singapore, it is time our society relooks its values and notions of success Stress on young children here is nothing new, but it recently came under the spotlight after a Primary 5 pupil killed himself in May. According to a coroner's inquiry in October, the boy had [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Choosing a secondary school after PSLE: Involve your kid in selection process

Look beyond factors like cut-off points or popularity when choosing a secondary school, say experts. With the release of the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results this Thursday, parents and Primary 6 pupils have seven days to mull over their options for secondary school before submitting their option forms by Wednesday next week. Parents can [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

PSLE results will be released on Nov 24

The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results will be released next Thursday (Nov 24), the Ministry of Education (MOE) said. Students can collect their results at their respective primary schools from 11am. Eligible students will also be given forms to select their choice of secondary schools. They can submit their secondary school choices through the [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

UniSIM closer to autonomous status

SIM University (UniSIM), currently a private university managed by the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), has taken a step closer to becoming Singapore's sixth autonomous university. At an extraordinary general meeting on Thursday night, its members voted in favour of a government proposal to bring the university under the ambit of the Ministry of Education [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Most private PSLE candidates enrol in schools of choice

While the Secondary 1 posting exercise is meant for pupils from national primary schools, private candidates can also gain admission to mainstream secondary schools. The Ministry of Education (MOE) takes into account pupils' school choices, Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results and the available places in schools when facilitating the posting, said Dr Faishal Ibrahim, [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

Bringing out the best in Sped kids

The Ministry of Education's (MOE) mantra is that every school is a good school. With the move to extend the Compulsory Education Act to children with moderate to severe special needs, MOE has reaffirmed that every child matters too. The ministry announced last week that, starting with the Primary 1 cohort in 2019, these special [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

School a must for special needs children

In a move that fully includes special needs children in the education system, those with moderate to severe conditions will need to attend publicly-funded schools from 2019, just like all other children in Singapore. The move to extend the Compulsory Education (CE) Act will take effect from the Primary 1 cohort just over two years [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments

New short film about pupils and PSLE stress to be released this month

SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER)- Teen suicides so concerned them that they made a film addressing the issue and are releasing it just before the PSLE results are announced later this month. Mr Jerome Lau, 39, and Mr Stanley Yap, 42, the owners of Splash Productions, started the company initiative. The actors and others involved donated their [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|News & Events|0 Comments