Yearly Archives: 2017


Experimental pre-school Play@TP at Temasek Polytechnic to close by December 2018

A pre-school for early childhood students at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) to observe and practise teaching will soon stop operating, to some parents' disappointment. The Preschool Learning Academy, or Play@TP, will cease operations by the end of December next year, though the polytechnic hopes to find another operator to take over the centre. The centre currently has [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Secondary 1 posting results out this Thursday

Students will be able to get their Secondary 1 (S1) posting results on Thursday at 9am, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) in a statement. They can access the posting results through any of the following channels: SMS text messaging, if their parents have provided a local mobile phone number during the submission of their school [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Higher tuition fees for students joining polytechnics and ITE next year

Tuition fees for students entering the polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) next year (2018) will go up by between 3 per cent and 7 per cent. The revised fees, which were posted on the schools’ websites on Monday (Dec 11), apply only to newcomers in the 2018 academic year. The polytechnics’ term starts [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

SUTD to offer medical studies in partnership with Duke-NUS Medical School

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will partner Duke-NUS Medical School to offer an SUTD-Duke-NUS Special Track to produce "clinicians who are adept at both practising medicine and harnessing technological advancements across disciplines". SUTD said these graduates would have the ability to treat patients and design medical innovations in fields such as healthcare [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

MOE kindergarten kids get priority admission to co-located primary schools from next year

To help children better transition to Primary 1, those attending Ministry of Education (MOE) kindergartens will be given priority to enter the primary school that shares a compound with their kindergarten. MOE said this will involve 12 kindergartens as part of a pilot scheme next year. Kindergarten children applying for admission to the respective primary school [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Alibaba college to teach e-commerce here

Entrepreneurs here hoping to become the next Jack Ma can soon learn the secrets of doing well in e-commerce through a course offered by a business school run by the Chinese Internet mogul's company Alibaba. The Alibaba Business College plans to roll out a digital e-commerce course in countries under China's Belt and Road Initiative [...]

By | November 24th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

PSLE results out on Nov 24

Results of this year's Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Nov 24, the Ministry of Education and the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board said in a joint press release yesterday. Pupils can collect their result slips from their respective primary schools from 11am. Eligible pupils will receive option forms to select their [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

8 in 10 SIM grads find jobs amid rising trend of part-time, contract and freelance workers

The Singapore Institute of Management reported that 82.7 per cent of its graduates last year found jobs within six months of completing their degree studies. But of the total, 18.8 per cent were freelancing or had taken on jobs on a part-time or contract basis, something the school termed "flexible work". The median gross monthly [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Keeping interest in Chinese alive even after exams

When students sign up for Chinese language tuition, it is usually because they wish to score better in a subject that many flounder in. But Mr Ann Jong Juan, founder and principal of Han Language Centre, which was set up in 1993 and has 18 branches, wants to cultivate a genuine interest in the language. [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

School fees going up for foreigners and PRs

Foreigners and Singapore permanent residents (PR) will have to pay more over the next three years to enrol their children in local schools. Monthly fees for PRs attending a primary school will increase from the current $130 to $155 next year, $180 in 2019, and $205 in 2020. For international students, monthly fees will increase [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments