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.



Workshops for School Leaders



A Growth & Renewal (Part 2) workshop for Vice Principals was conducted on 7 May to 8 May 2019


A Culture Building workshop was conducted on 24 April to 25 April 2019.


A Growth & Renewal (Part 1) workshop for Vice Principals was conducted on 1 April to 2 April 2019


A Change Management workshop was conducted on 4 March to 5 March 2019.




Feature Focus


Mentoring Conversation for Batch Year 2

We were honoured to have Ms Seah Jiak Choo as the Guest of Honour to address the principals of the Peer Mentoring Programme for Batch Year 2 on 17 July 2019 at MYMCA. 


Visit from Holdsworth Center, Texas

APS hosted 16 Officials and Superintendents from the Texas-based Holdsworth Centre on 17 July 2019. The delegates visited St Margaret’s Secondary School and was briefed by the Principal, Mdm Lee Lin Yee. After the School’s visit, a dialogue session with a few Board Members from APS were held over lunch.


APS Distinguished Speaker Series

In collaboration with Apple, Academy of Principals (Singapore) organised a Distinguished Speaker Series Talk on 25 April 2019 at Apple with Dr John Nash from the University of Kentucky as the presenter. This was a fantastic opportunity for professional learning and networking among the fraternity.


10th Global Educational Leadership Conference 2019

The 10th Global Educational Leadership Conference (GELC) was offically opened by the Second Minister for Education, Ms Indranee Rajah on 27 March 2019 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Our theme for this year’s GELC is “Leading Our Community for Innovation.” At this GELC, we have invited speakers to share with us what it takes to grow our community and understand the obstacles that hinder progress as well as to rediscover the tools to enable us to build strong communities in the midst of transition. The 2 days conference was attended by more than 350 educational leaders with participants from Brunei, Thailand and Slovenia. Remember to save the dates for the next GELC which will be held from 1 to 2 April 2020.

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18th Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is always a time for our members to connect with peers, both current and retired, in a more relaxed and non-work setting. 

This year, the 18th AGM was held at the Shangri-La Hotel on the 15 February 2019 and we were honoured to have Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education as the Guest of Honour to address the AGM. SPS Faishal interacted with our members, followed by a high tea reception, starting with Lo Hei.


Visit from Sarawak Ministry of Education, Malaysia

APS hosted the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Research, Sarawak, the honourable Michael Manyin Jawong and his delegates of officials on 22 January 2019. They visited Nanyang Junior College and was briefed by the Principal, Mr Low Chun Meng.


Start of School Year 2019

A Dialogue Session with Mr Tan Chuan-Jin on 18 January 2019 at The Parliament House to commemorate our Start of School Year 2019. The event was attended by over 90 school leaders.


Visit from Asia Education Foundation, Australia

APS’ President Dr Shirleen Chee, together with Mr Michael de Silva and Mdm Cassie Fan, hosted a dialogue with 11 Educators from Melbourne organised by Asia Education Foundation, Australia on 3 October 2018 at the Assumption Pathway School.


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