Monthly Archives: June 2017


The Guide To…primary 1 registration

The annual Primary 1 registration exercise started on June 29 but parents still have questions on picking the right school for their children. Here are five things to consider when selecting a school. 1. THERE IS NO TOP 10 PRIMARY SCHOOL LIST Going by the questions posted on popular forums, many parents are searching for [...]

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

Post-sec students get more help from dyslexia group

On top of having to learn new concepts like all students do, those with dyslexia also have to grapple with difficulties in reading fluently, taking notes and revising on their own. The challenges become more acute when they go from secondary school to junior college, polytechnic or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). There, they [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Ngee Ann Poly launches campaign for more inclusive campus

Like any typical 19-year-old, Ms Clydia Tan grapples with the daily academic demands of school and enjoys hanging out with her friends. However, unlike her peers, she suffers from a hearing impairment and relies on hearing aids. But because of years of intense speech therapy she received, her disability is hardly noticed by students and [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

More schools shoot down ‘helicopter parenting’

When his Primary 2 son told him he had forgotten to take a robotics coursebook to an enrichment class, Mr Alvyn Lim gave up part of his lunch break to deliver the book to the boy at his student care centre. "He told me that he couldn't continue with the lesson if he didn't have [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

SUTD ends its education partnership with MIT but will continue collaborating on research

Under a seven-year partnership, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has helped the Singapore University of Technology and Design develop a distinctive curriculum and pedagogy that has helped Singapore's fourth university nurture graduates who are able to go beyond book smarts and become problem solvers. Now, with SUTD having graduated two cohorts of students who [...]

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

Revamped Bukit Panjang Library to reopen on July 1

Bukit Panjang Public Library will reopen on July 1 after a 10-month closure to revamp and increase its floor space. The library, which is in Bukit Panjang Plaza, was renovated to meet the needs of the Bukit Panjang population, which is expected to grow by 15 per cent by 2030. The new space and its [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Ex-poly student to study at Yale as part of NUS tie-up

National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School student Nicolaus Fernandez never imagined that he would one day be studying at an Ivy League university. When the 24-year-old graduate of Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Business Management enrolled in university, he did not feel as smart as his peers from junior colleges, even though his poly grade [...]

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

Republic Polytechnic launches Foley ‘aural playground’ for industry-quality sound design

Students at Republic Polytechnic (RP) can now enjoy a new aural playground that will facilitate industry-quality sound design. The 102 sq m Foley Arts Studio is built to support the diploma in sonic arts curriculum at the polytechnic's School of Technology for the Arts. Located in the School of Technology for the Arts, the $400,000 [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

‘Learn correct way’ to engage on thorny issues

In responding to potentially racist remarks, one could either adopt a positive approach that deepens mutual understanding or shut down engagement by telling someone who is offended to be less sensitive. Dr Janil Puthucheary, chairman of racial harmony advocacy group, said learning the correct way to engage on such thorny issues was more important [...]

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

New tech halves time for food tests

Small and medium-sized enterprises in the food industry can look forward to launching their products more quickly, with the help of a new and more efficient food-testing system. It was unveiled yesterday atthe official opening of the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)-bioMerieux Food Microbiology Rapid Testing Centre. The new food-testing system, called Tempo, is an improvement over [...]

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