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      Exam Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2005 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2004 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2003 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2002 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2001 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exams 2005 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exams 2004 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exams 2003 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exams 2002 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exams 2001 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level 2006 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level Exams 2005 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level Exams 2004 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level Exams 2003 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level Exams 2002 Results

           - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level Exams 2001 Results

           - PLSE 2006 Results

           - PSLE 2005 Results

           - PSLE 2004 Results

           - PSLE 2003 Results

           - PSLE 2002 Results

           - PSLE 2001 Results


           - School Achievements in 2006  (replaces ranking of junior colleges)

           - School Achievements in 2005  (replaces ranking of junior colleges)

           - Singapore Schools' Performance 2004  (replaces ranking of junior colleges)

           - Junior College Ranking 2003

           - Junior College Ranking 2002

           - Junior College Ranking 2001

           - Junior College Ranking 2000


           - School Achievements in 2006  (replaces ranking of top schools)

           - School Achievements in 2005  (replaces ranking of top schools)

           - Singapore Schools' Performance 2004  (replaces ranking of top schools)

           - Ranking of Top 50 Schools in Singapore 2003

           - Ranking of Top 50 Schools in Singapore 2002

           - Ranking of Top 50 Schools in Singapore 2001

           - Ranking of Top 50 Schools (Express Only) in Singapore 2000

      TAF Awards

     - TAF & Mindef Fitness Performance Awards for Schools 2005

      Education: Performance by Ethnic Group

     - Education: Performance by ethnic group 1996–2005

     - Educational Performance by Ethnic Group 1995 - 2004

     - Education: Performance by Ethnic Group 1994 - 2003

     - Education: Performance by ethnic group 1992 - 2001

     - Educational performance by major ethnic groups 1991 - 2000

     News on schools



     - MOE to develop 15 FutureSchools@Singapore schools by 2015

     - Study on returns to higher education in Singapore


     - Two students to be charged in court for misuse of sparklers

     - Synthetic fields for eligible schools


SMU starts School of Law

"The Third Committee on the Supply of Lawyers estimated that an additional 140-150 legal professionals will be required each year from 2010 until 2015 to meet the needs of Singapore’s legal industry.

"To meet this number, the SMU School of Law will take in 90 students in AY2007, reaching a steady-state intake of 120 from AY2008 onwards.
"The NUS Faculty of Law will also increase its intake from the current 220 to 240 beginning in AY2007..."




Higher school fees for PRs and foreign students

"From January 2007, PR in Government and Government-aided schools, junior colleges (JCs) and the centralised institute (CI) will pay about 20% more for school fees. They currently pay the same fees as citizens at the secondary and pre-university levels.
"FS, whose fees are already higher than those for citizens and PR, will have their fees increased by about 30%. The new fees for FS will take effect two years from now (2009 ), to give time for them to decide if they wish to apply to become permanent residents..."


     - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'N' Level 2006 Results

     - Education: Performance by ethnic group 1996–2005

     - 2006 Primary School Leaving Examination (PLSE) Results

     - New Chinese Language Curriculum for Primary 1 and 2 in 2007

     - Inaugural Singapore Education Awards 2007

     - New committee to look into reducing school dropout rate

     - New school principals in 2007


All schools to get indoor sports hall for PE, sports and games

"The indoor sports hall will mean an approximately 50% increase in a school’s sports facilities. It will give schools the flexibility to conduct CCAs and PE lessons at any time of the school day...

"Estimated to cost a total of $690 million, the project will be implemented in phases over seven years..."



Norovirus outbreak may have affected another two schools

"MOH has investigated into the Ang Mo Kio Secondary School outbreak which occurred on 25-28 Sep and established the cause as norovirus gastroenteritis. Investigations into the cause of outbreak at Stamford Primary School are still in progress although norovirus has also been identified.

"As at Friday, 6 Oct, two other schools [ACS(I) and Maris Stella (Primary)] have reported 20-30 cases of students and staff falling ill with similar symptoms. These cases are also being investigated to determine their cause..."



Recent outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis in two schools

"There has been an increase in the number of persons attending the polyclinics for acute diarrhoea over the past three weeks...

"However, in view of the recent outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis in two schools affecting a large number of school children, the Ministry would like to advise the public to be vigilant about diarrhoeal illnesses..."



Major changes in teaching of English Language in our schools

Singapore students do fairly well in reading literacy, but standards of oral and written communication are highly uneven. Some employers have observed a decline in oral fluency, writing skills and the ability to communicate with impact...

The EL curriculum will focus on developing oral confidence, grammar knowledge and a love for reading to anchor EL learning throughout the primary school years...

Secondary students will revisit and build on foundational skills, in particular, grammar and spoken English...

A new subject, English Language, to be offered at H1 and H2 levels, will be introduced at the pre-university level from 2009...



Primary schools to do away with EM3 stream from 2008

"Primary schools will introduce Subject-based Banding starting from the 2008 Primary 5 cohort, replacing the current EM3 stream.

"With Subject-based Banding, students will be able to offer a mix of Standard or Foundation subjects depending on their aptitude in each subject...

"Schools will work out class and timetabling arrangements that allow students to take separate classes in Foundation subjects while being integrated with other students for the rest of the curriculum..."


     - School Achievements in 2006

     - SJI (International) to be Singapore's 3rd privately funded school


MOE unveils S$250m plan to boost teaching profession

" Enhanced PDL will allow a teacher who has had at least 12 years of experience to take up to 2˝ months (1 school term) of full-pay leave...

"MOE will introduce a new Learning & Development Scheme. In the scheme, teachers will be entitled to claim up to $400 or $700 per year, for any learning-related expenses that they choose...

MOE is increasing the starting salaries of Pass/ Pass (Merit) Degree and Diploma recruits by 1 increment (which is equivalent to an increase of 5-8%) with effect from 1 Sep 06. The current starting salaries of trainee teachers holding other qualifications remain competitive..."


     - DUKE - NUS Graduate Medical School to open in 2009

     - Easier for returning Singaporeans to go back to our schools



Of young Singaporeans then and now

"As for assembly talks, we had guest speakers but unlike your 'interactive' talks; they did all the talking, we did all the listening and no one thought that we might want to ask them some questions.

"My teachers were more concerned that we did not fall asleep during the session. This I am told is one of those things that have resisted change as this generation of students is also similarly afflicted..."


     - Number of recognised foreign medical schools increased to 120


Singapore to hold large-scale flu pandemic exercise

21-22 Jul 2006

"This large scale exercise will involve over 1,000 personnel from MOH, the Ministry of Education (MOE), home-front and related agencies such as the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA), Maritime Port Authority (MPA) and the People's Association..."


     - Singapore and MIT to start SMART research center here in 2007


Community Issues: Improving the teaching of English Language in Singapore schools

"It has been suggested that native speakers of English be hired. Proceed with care: Natives have come and gone in the past. Just now, there are hardly any in the schools.

"What has been MOE's experience? Clear speech is fundamental when communicating with Singaporean students.
"Few native speakers are BBC-perfect in diction, understood in any cultural context. There are British teachers (more so Scots, Irish and Welsh) whose speech would not be intelligible to Singaporean ears..."


     - Registration exercise for admission to Primary One in 2007


Government launches 10-year infocomm masterplan


Create 80,000 additional jobs

Have 90 per cent homes using broadband

Achieve 100 per cent computer ownership for all homes with school-going children





     - Direct Admission Exercise for JC in 2007

     - 47 schools in Direct Admission Exercise for Sec 1 in 2007






Act 3 International & NAC present Kidsfest


1 - 6 Jun 2006




Easier for returning Singaporean children to re-enter local schools

First, at the primary school level, MOE will do away with the need for placement tests for returning Singaporean children seeking placement.
Instead MOE will identify a primary school nearest to their home with vacancies and offer a place to the child. We will implement this by the middle of this year....
Second, at the secondary school level, MOE will also do away with the need for returning Singaporean children to sit for multiple school-based tests.
Instead, MOE will develop a Centralised Placement Test (CPT) to provide a common yardstick...



Amended Enlistment Act requires males 13 years & older to get exit permits

MINDEF will require pre-enlistees aged 13 to 16½ to apply for Exit Permits if they intend to be away from Singapore for 3 months or more.

Those who require Exit Permits of 2 years or more will be required to furnish a bond...

The penalty regime for Exit Permit offences for those aged 13 to 16˝ will be only a fine of up to $2,000, with no custodial sentences...

We will thus be introducing a new offence in the Enlistment Act under which parents and guardians can be made liable for the Exit Permit offences of their children or wards of ages 13 to 16½ so that the penalty can be imposed on their parents or guardians when the circumstances warrant it. The penalty regime for the offence will also be a fine of up to $2,000...


     - 13 more schools to be upgraded by 2009

     - Singapore to recognise more foreign medical degrees



2nd Defence Minister speaks on NS deferment & disruption

Therefore, MINDEF will only grant deferment for pre-enlistees to gain their basic educational qualifications of ‘A’ levels, polytechnic diploma, or below.
This is reasonable as most of our 18 year old NS enlistees would either have completed their basic qualification programme or are about to complete it.
As university degrees are considered higher educational qualifications, deferments for university studies will no longer be allowed. This new policy for deferments has been in place from the end of last year.


     - New NorthLight School to offer vocational programmes in 2007

     - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2005 Results


More financial help for students from lower-income families

First, the income ceiling will be raised so as to allow the lowest 20% of households to qualify.

The income limits under the FAS for Government and Government-Aided Schools will be increased from the current $900 (Gross Monthly Household Income) to $1,500 for families with 1 or 2 children; and from $1,050 to $1,800 for families with 3 or more children.

Second, the benefits granted to FAS recipients will also be expanded. They will receive a full waiver of the standard miscellaneous fees, compared to the 50% waiver under the current FAS. FAS recipients will also get a 75% subsidy on national examination fees...


     - Release of 2005 GCE 'O' Level Exam Results

Survey on Singapore Youth & Their Portable Gadgets

by Second Year Media and Communication students in Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Business

"Out of the 795 respondents who owned handphones, Nokia had the highest share at 56% while Samsung and Sony-Ericsson tied for second place at 16% each...

"Respondents were asked to choose one item that they would not be able to live without from a list that included the handphone, PC, TV, portable music device, PDA, portable game console and digital camera. 78% of all the 800 respondents indicated that they could not live without their handphone."


     - Single intake for JCs and centralised institute from 2009

     - TAF & Mindef Fitness Performance Awards for Schools 2005


     - NAFA bags prestigious honour at British Business Awards

     - NUS School of Computing holds int'l multimedia conference

     - 51 new school principals for 2006


We Know What You Did Last June School Break: ACNielson Survey

Average spent by parents on each child during the June school break
Below $100
$100 - $199
$200 - $499
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $1,999
$2,000 and above
Not sure


     - Direct school admission to Sec 1 in 2006


Study Mum Situation in Singapore

"As at end Jul 05, there were about 6,800 study mothers in Singapore of whom some two-thirds were from the PRC...

"As at end Jun 05, less than 1,000 study mothers were holding Work Permits..."


     - 25 primary schools to pilot new Chinese Language curriculum

     - MOE opens more gates for secondary students

     - School Achievements in 2005  (replaces ranking of top schools & junior colleges)

     - Educational Performance by Ethnic Group 1995 - 2004


     - Regional ITE colleges to be completed earlier

     - Post Secondary Account for every eligible child



Easier to enter the Sports School from 2006

"...First, the Sports School will admit all students with high sporting potential regardless of their academic ability. This will take effect from 2006..."


       - Happy Birthday Singapore! - National Day Projects


Shots Fired at Secondary School

We refer to the article “Shots fired at secondary school”, published in Today on 30 June 2005.
In paragraph two of the article, it was stated that “…unknown to most of [the students], their school has been the target of an unidentified sniper”. The article also stated that shots have been fired at the school since April, that bullet holes mark some of the walls, and that “air gun pellets may have been discovered during a police investigation.”
We would like to clarify that to-date, there is insufficient evidence to suggest the presence of a sniper. Police are still establishing the cause of the damage to the windowpanes. We have also conducted checks in the school. Although there were small holes on the damaged windowpanes, there were no bullet holes or other markings on the walls. Neither were there any air gun pellets nor projectiles discovered.

Members of the public are advised that there is no cause for alarm. Further speculation on the incident should also be avoided.

30 June 2005 @ 3.30 pm

Source: Media Release 30 Jun 2005


      - ComCare Fund for needy Singaporeans launched

     - Registration of children for admission into Primary 1 in 2006

     - Key Survey Findings on Education Services 2003

     - 43 sec schools in sec 1 direct admission exercise in 2006

     - University admissions under new A Level curriculum

     - First National Interschool Blogging Championship

     - Direct Admission Exercise 2005 for JC1


Monday with the Editor: Teaching Woes

"Handling a class of boisterous Express stream students is a world apart from handling a class of out-of-focus NA or NT students. Express stream students may be noisy and active, but they need the barest of tuning to keep them in order.

"Simple veiled measures such as harping on the haircut of students who stray work quickly to put them in line again. On the other hand, NA and NT students, more often than not, come from dysfunctional families. Some students are even impervious to caning..."


     - Interim Changes to 2006 PSLE & GCE 'O' Level Mother Tongue Exams

     - MOE to build six new primary schools by 2008

     - No single intake for JC/CI admission in March 2006

     - Posting results for the 2005 Joint Admissions Exercise


Monday with the Editor: Of pre-university students and CIP

"These boys from Maris Stella were busy running up to the young and the old. You could see the eagerness in their faces as they went about their task. Each approach was energetic, and though some pedestrians did not donate, the boys were not disheartened.

"In these boys, I saw the same enthusiasm which gripped me as a secondary student some thirty years ago when I was selling flags for charity. These boys from Maris Stella were certainly not of the same grain as the one who took the donation tin to lunch with his parents..."



Changes to CCA and CIP for university admission

"... it will no longer be necessary to have a fixed CCA points system for junior college (JC) and Centralised Institute (CI) students applying to university from 2007 onwards. MOE will remove the CCA grading system, PEARLS, for first year students in JCs starting from this year.

"At the same time, MOE will remove the minimum 6-hour requirement for CIP for all students in JCs and the CI from this year. The CIP scheme, introduced in 1998, is now a vibrant feature of JC life..."


     - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Exams 2004 Results

     - Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'O' Level Exams 2004 Results

     - Notification of Release of 2004 GCE O-Level Results


Monday with the Editor: Competition from China whiz kids

"Rather than worry about the influx of talent that could threaten their children's future, our Singaporean parents should see these China whiz kids as a necessity for local schools, for our own students, having outdone their own kind at school over the past decades and not having worthwhile competition to spur them on to greater heights, can now count on these brilliant China kids to pace them into greater excellence..."


     - Younger teachers can take up Senior Teacher appointments

     - ITE launches global vision

     - Parent complains about 'taupok' game in JC

     - UAGFSC recommends autonomy for NUS & NTU


Monday with the Editor: Still envy our children?

School starts today for more than 500,000 children across the island this new year. As these children stream back to their schools and begin looking around in their new classrooms, some of them may notice a classmate or schoolmate missing.

And they may realise that the tsunami which took place far from our shores over the holidays has something to do with that student's absence from school...



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