Monthly Archives: August 2017


Nursing home residents, school raise $35k for needy kids

Keen to make a difference to the community, the staff of Juying Secondary School approached a nearby nursing home. Their idea was to team up with the residents of the Jurong West branch of NTUC Health Nursing Home and produce clay elephants painted in bright colours and patterns. But the seniors at the home had [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

PCF to support Govt’s pre-schools push, go the extra mile to grow passion through enrichment programmes: PM Lee

As families filled the halls of the National Gallery Singapore for a day of fun and festivities, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong pledged that his party's charitable arm - the largest pre-school operator in Singapore - will play a part in helping children grow their passion in areas like arts and sports. The PAP Community [...]

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

ITE grad is RP’s most outstanding student

Mr Tnay Teng Long graduated in May from the Republic Polytechnic (RP), but he still returns to school weekly to help tutor his juniors. The 29-year-old graduated this year as RP's most outstanding student from the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.81 out of 4. But he had [...]

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

Training institute may help address biggest challenge: Attracting talent

While industry observers hail the setting up of the new National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC), some are worried that private training providers may be pushed out of the market. The institute will consolidate programmes run by Temasek and Ngee Ann polytechnics, the Institute of Technical Education and the Seed Institute. Dr Sirene Lim, [...]

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

New award for students with special needs

A new award was introduced this year to recognise the achievements of students with special needs. The Lee Kuan Yew Exemplary Student Award notes the strides made by students in 20 government-funded special education schools in their journey to becoming exemplary role models. These include academic success and sporting achievements, such as taking part in [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

5 young Singaporeans receive President’s Scholarship in Istana ceremony

Five young Singaporeans were awarded the President's Scholarship on Wednesday (Aug 16) evening at the Istana. They are Mr Lee Tat Wei, from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Ms Cheri Wee Jin Ting, from the School of the Arts, Singapore (Sota), Raffles Institution graduates Jasdeep Singh Hundal and Agatha Sacha Lim Lee, and Officer Cadet Lionel Oh [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

New SMU scheme benefits needy students

Since she was in secondary school, 21-year-old Joyce Lee has been pulling shifts in various retail or service jobs to save up for university. From gigs as a barista at McDonald's and as a service crew member at a sushi joint, Ms Lee has set aside about $10,000 over the years. But the incoming first-year [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

School term for 2018 to start on Jan 2, ends on Nov 16: MOE

The school term next year for primary and secondary schools will start on Jan 2 and end on Nov 16, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Monday (Aug 14). The school year will start on a Tuesday as Monday (Jan 1) is a public holiday. There will be four scheduled school holidays - the [...]

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

PCF opens childcare centre at Hillion Mall

The PAP Community Foundation (PCF) has opened its first childcare centre in a mixed-use development. The large centre, spanning close to 2,000 sq m and with a capacity of close to 300, was officially opened in Bukit Panjang yesterday. Classes have been running for a few months now. PCF Sparkletots @ Cashew is the latest [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments

Singapore students win world debate championship

Team Singapore beat defending champions England in the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) yesterday, after eight out of nine judges voted in its favour. This is the third time Singapore has won the high school-level competition. Its previous wins were in 2015, when the competition was held here, and in 2011 in Scotland. This year, [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|News & Events|0 Comments