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Singapore Schools' Performance 2004

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New School Achievement Tables replace the previous school ranking tables

School Excellence Award (SEA)

Definition:

The School Excellence Award (SEA), the pinnacle award of the Masterplan of Awards, recognises schools for their excellence in both education processes and outcomes.

Winners:

This year, three Secondary Schools will be presented with the SEA trophy. They are:

a. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent); 
b. Raffles Institution; and 
c. River Valley High School

School Distinction Award (SDA)

Definition:

The School Distinction Award (SDA) recognises high-achieving schools with exemplary school processes and practices, and are on their way to achieve the SEA.

Winners:

This year, twelve Secondary Schools and four Junior Colleges will be presented with the SDA trophy. They are:

a. Anderson Secondary School; 
b. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent); 
c. Cedar Girls’ Secondary School; 
d. Crescent Girls’ School; 
e. Dunman High School; 
f. Nanyang Girls’ High School; 
g. Ngee Ann Secondary School; 
h. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary); 
i. Raffles Institution; 
j. River Valley High School; 
k. Tanjong Katong Secondary School; 
l. Xinmin Secondary School; 
m. Hwa Chong Junior College; 
n. Raffles Junior College; 
o. Temasek Junior College; and 
p. Victoria Junior College

Best Practice Award (BPA)

Definition:

The Best Practice Award (BPA) recognises a school for its effective practices and systems that lead to desirable education outcomes, academic or non-academic.

There are four award categories for the BPA. They are: Organisational Effectiveness, Student All-Round Development, Staff Well-Being, and Teaching and Learning.

Winners:

This year, eight schools will be presented with twelve BPAs. The breakdown is as follows:

  • One school will receive the BPA for Organisational Effectiveness;

  • Two schools will receive the BPA for Student All-Round Development;

  • Five schools will receive the BPA for Staff Well-Being; and

  • Four schools will receive the BPA for Teaching and Learning

These winners will receive a plaque for each category of the BPA. The details are given in Annex B1 – B3.

A comparison of the number of BPAs won by schools in 2002, 2003 and 2004 can be found in the table below:

 

2002

2003

2004

BPA

3

14

12

To date, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and Raffles Institution are the first two schools to have been awarded BPAs in all four categories.

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Source: Ministry of Education Press Release 26 Sep 2004

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