Academy of Principals (Singapore)
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The Academy of Principals (Singapore) [APS] represents a unique and vibrant partnership with the key players in Singapore education: the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Institute of Education (NIE) to provide an unparalleled level of support for our school leaders as they lead our schools into a new and exciting era of educational changes.

More importantly, the Academy serves as an important platform for our school principals to reach out to local and overseas colleagues from affiliated associations, institutes of higher learning, corporate and industry partners to share ideas, debate issues and discuss policy initiatives, all of which will contribute towards building sustainable leadership through strong and mutually-beneficial networks.

Feature Focus


ICP Council Meeting

President Dr. Shirleen Chee and Exceutive Director, Mr Ezra Ng attended the ICP Council Meeting from 13 to 15 August 2018 in Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland. The Council Meeting was opened by Mr Richard Bruton, the Minister for Education and Skills of Ireland.


Visit from Australia's School Plus

APS’ Board Member Mr Michael De Silva, Mr Low Chun Meng Mrs Elsie Poey, were invited to a dialogue session with 9 Principals and 3 Senior Teachers who were awarded as 2018 Teacher Fellows by the Australia's Minister for Education and Training on 12 July 2018 at the Swiss Merchant Court Hotel


Visit from Northern Territory Government, Australia


APS’ Board Member Mr Michael De Silva and Mrs Ong-Chew Lu See, hosted a dialogue session with 11 Principals and 4 Accompanying Officials from Northern Territory Government, Australia on 23 May 2018 at the Oasis Primary School.


The Singapore Experience


A delegation of 26 Principals from New South Wales, Australia visited Singapore to attend an educational management program known as “The Singapore Experience” from 16 to 20 April 2018. The program included school visits to different primary and secondary schools.


Visit from Queensland Association of State School Principals (QASSP)

APS’ President Dr Shirleen Chee, together with Mr Michael De Silva and Mdm Cassie Fan, hosted a dialogue with 16 Principals from Queensland, Australia on 3 April 2018 at the Assumption Pathway School.

The Principals are members of the Queensland Association of State School Principals, which is the largest professional principals’ association in Queensland representing over 80% of state primary school leaders.


9th Global Educational Leadership Conference 2018


The 9th Global Educational Leadership Conference was held at the Resorts World Convention Centre from 21 to 22 March 2018. The Guest of Honour was Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills). The conference theme was “ The Language of Leadership” and the event was attended by over 450 participants.


Annual General Meeting 2018

17th Annual General Meeting

On Friday, 23 February 2018, APS had her 17th AGM with 2nd Permanent Secretary of MOE, Mr Lai Chung Han, as the Guest of Honour.

Members of the Ninth Executive Board for the term 2018-2020 were elected. Dr Shirleen Chee took over from Mr Chan Poh Meng as the President of the Academy of Principals (Singapore).


Start of School Year 2018

The Start of School Year was held on 12 January 2018 Friday at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The Guest of Honour was Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies. The event was attended by over 100 school leaders.