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P1 Registration 2017: Making Sense Of The MOE Awards

Curious about the top-performing schools by the MOE’s standards? Look no further than the annual MOE awards, where local schools are recognised for their outcomes.

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As a guide, you can view the hierarchy of awards in the MOE Masterplan Of Awards chart—the most coveted prize is the School Excellence Award, followed by the School Distinction Award. 

However, the Masterplan is from 2008, and in 2014, the MOE implemented several changes to the awards system. It is now known as the MOE Recognition System; the MOE does not have a dedicated page for the new system on its web site, but you can read an update here.

Below, we highlight the school winners of 2016:

School Excellence Award (SEA)

MOE: “The SEA is the highest and most prestigious award in the Masterplan of Awards framework. It serves as a mark of distinction for schools that have achieved overall systemic excellence in both academic and non-academic outcomes.”

No. of Awardees: 5

Recipient List:

  • Catholic High School
  • Nanyang Primary School
  • Raffles Girls’ Primary School
  • Rulang Primary School
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School

School Distinction Award (SDA)

MOE: “The SDA gives recognition to schools that have exemplary processes and practices. It recognises a key milestone in a school’s journey towards excellence.”

No. of Awardees: 31

Recipient List:

  • Ai Tong School
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
  • Canberra Primary School
  • CHIJ (Kellock)
  • CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
  • Chongfu School
  • Chongzheng Primary School
  • Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)
  • Haig Girls’ School 
  • Henry Park Primary School
  • Hong Wen School
  • Keming Primary School
  • Kong Hwa School
  • Maris Stella High School
  • Mayflower Primary School
  • Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)
  • Nan Chiau Primary School
  • Northland Primary School
  • Pasir Ris Primary School
  • Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary)
  • Pei Chun Public School
  • Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School
  • Punggol Primary School
  • Radin Mas Primary School 
  • River Valley Primary School
  • Rosyth School
  • South View Primary School
  • St. Hilda’s Primary School
  • Tampines Primary School
  • Tao Nan School
  • Temasek Primary School

Best Practice Award (BPA)

MOE: “The BPA gives recognition to schools with effective practices and systems that lead to desirable educational outcomes. It is part of the continuing roadmap to motivate schools to manage for excellence.”

No. of Awardees: 20

Recipient List: 

  • Catholic High School
  • CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)
  • Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)
  • Gongshang Primary School 
  • Keming Primary School
  • Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
  • Mayflower Primary School
  • Nanyang Primary School
  • Pasir Ris Primary School
  • Pei Chun Public School
  • Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  • Punggol Primary School
  • Raffles Girls’ Primary School
  • River Valley Primary School
  • Rulang Primary School
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School 
  • South View Primary School
  • Tao Nan School
  • Temasek Primary School
  • Woodlands Primary School

Outstanding Development Award (ODA)

MOE: “The ODA gives recognition to schools which have put in innovative, effective, and sustainable systems and processes that provide for holistic education for students under character development and national education.”

No. of Awardees: 17

Recipient List:

  • Admiralty Primary School 
  • Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
  • Catholic High School
  • Elias Park Primary School
  • Gongshang Primary School
  • Greenridge Primary School
  • MacPherson Primary School
  • Pasir Ris Primary School
  • Princess Elizabeth Primary School
  • Raffles Girls’ Primary School
  • Rulang Primary School
  • Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School
  • Andrew’s Junior School
  • Telok Kurau Primary School
  • Temasek Primary School
  • Xinmin Primary School

Development Award (DA)

MOE: “The DA recognises schools that have put in place systems and processes for the effective development of students’ character and their instinct for survival, national cohesion, and confidence in our future.”

No. of Awardees: 86

To view awards and other details about each school, visit our primary school database

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