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School Achievements in 2007


SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2007 More Schools Receive Special Awards

Under the Ministry of Educationís Masterplan of Awards, 18 schools will receive the Special Awards for the first time this year.
The Special Awards, comprising the School Excellence Award (SEA) and the School Distinction Award (SDA), form the highest level in the Masterplan of Awards. These schools have distinguished themselves in having achieved overall systemic excellence in providing holistic education.
The SEA will be awarded to five more schools, giving a total of 13 schools that have won the SEA since the implementation of the Masterplan of Awards.
The SDA will be awarded to 13 more schools this year, giving a total of 40 schools that have won the SDA so far.
The MOE Masterplan of Awards recognises our schools' efforts in providing a holistic education for all our students. This year, 253 schools[1] will be winning awards in areas ranging from character development, physical and aesthetics development and academic value-addedness.
The Ministry's Director of Schools, Mr Wong Siew Hoong says, "Looking at the achievements of our schools, we are glad to note that our schools have been providing our students with many opportunities for comprehensive and holistic development. Our students have grown in many different ways, as a result of the sound programmes, processes and systems that our schools have put in place."
This press release provides information on the following:
(A) Award Winners under the Masterplan of Awards[2]. These comprise schools that have attained commendable achievements in various categories, including exemplary school processes as well as excellent outcomes in academic and non-academic areas.
(B) School Achievement Tables. These highlight school achievements in academic value-added and non-academic domains. Other sources of information on school performance include Honour Rolls and School Information Service.
(A) Masterplan of Awards
The MOE Masterplan of Awards (MoA) was expanded and refined in 2004 to provide a broader and more holistic picture of schools' performance. It comprises seven types of awards over 3 levels, as shown in the following diagram.

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All winners will receive their awards at the 2007 MOE Workplan Seminar on 2 October 2007.
The School Excellence Award (SEA) recognises schools for their excellence in both education processes and outcomes. It is the highest and most prestigious award in the MoA framework.
This year, 5 schools will be presented with the SEA trophy. They are:
          1) Crescent Girls' School
          2) Tanjong Katong Secondary School
          3) Nanyang Girls' High School
          4) Hwa Chong Institution
          5) Victoria Junior College
The School Distinction Award (SDA) recognises the high achieving schools with exemplary school processes and practices, and that are on their way to achieving the SEA.
This year, 13 schools will be presented with the SDA trophy. They include 7 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and 1 full school:
Primary Schools:
1) Chongfu Primary School;
2) Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School;
3) Nanyang Primary School;
4) Pei Chun Public School;
5) Rulang Primary School;
6) St. Hilda's Primary School; and
7) Temasek Primary School.
Secondary Schools:
8) Bukit Panjang Government High School;
9) Clementi Town Secondary School;
10) Dunman Secondary School;
11) Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary); and
12) Zhonghua Secondary School.
Full School:
13) Singapore Chinese Girls' School.

Source: Press Release 28 Sep 2007

Related Article:
- School Achievements in 2006

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