03 April 2009

Singapore Sports School to offer a 6-years long term athlete development programme

Singapore Sports School to offer 6-year education programme@CNA

SINGAPORE: Singapore Sports School has plans to introduce a six-year education programme next year. Currently, the school offers a four-year O-Level course for its students.

Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Vivian Balakrishnan, joined in the school's 5th anniversary celebrations on Thursday.

He also opened "The Champion Heritage Centre", which chronicles the school's sports and academic achievements.

The school in Woodlands now wants to offer more to students, some of whom have also excelled in their studies.

Dr Balakrishnan said: "When we first started the Sports School, we said that we will provide secondary school education up to O-Levels and then the students would have to move on. We now realise that we need a longer platform for these students, so we will run a six-year programme."

The in-house programme will be introduced next year for the secondary one cohort. The school now has tie-ups with other institutions offering A-Level, Diploma and even degree programmes.

Over the years, the school has achieved much in the sporting arena and the new six-year education programme will ensure that the students can balance between studies and sports.

More manpower will be recruited to support the programme, but for now, there are no plans to expand the infrastructure.

Expending their energies, 400 students showed off their creative skills in a concert as part of the celebrations.

1 comment:

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