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Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartlands

Postby tankee » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:55 pm

SINGAPORE: Education Minister Heng Swee Keat has said his ministry is planning to send some of its most experienced and well-regarded principals to head schools in the heartlands as part of efforts to make every school a good school.

He said his ministry will be announcing the latest round of posting of principals soon.

He also said school leaders must play a critical role in implementing the upcoming changes to the education system.

He was speaking to graduates of this year's Leaders in Education Programme at the National Institute of Education.

The changes include two new distinctive programmes, Applied Learning and Learning for Life, which are aimed at nurturing well-rounded students and which will be implemented by 2017, as well as the broadening of the PSLE scoring system.

The selection criteria for Direct School Admissions will also be adjusted, and subject offerings in secondary schools will be more flexible.

Mr Heng said that implementing these changes will be challenging, but he has confidence in the new cohort of school leaders.

He said: “I know that if there is one community which can succeed with passion and purpose, it is the education community.

"You will need to understand the reasons for these changes at the national level, and as each school is an integral part of the larger education system, I hope that you will share and collaborate with others so as to bring the entire education system forward."

- CNA/ms

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 43480.html

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby Jovialcho » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:05 pm

That's the right move.... Moe is hearing people concern....

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby sushi88 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:11 pm

Actually MOE has been doing that for a while already and probably found that these schools really rise up after putting those Ps there... They just need to do more and now announced it louder so people will value it more.

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby Dreamgear » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Lets hope the "not so well regarded" principals wont bring the "top" schools down....

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby vinegar » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:30 am

Dreamgear wrote:Lets hope the "not so well regarded" principals wont bring the "top" schools down....


hmm...this happens in my dc school. Ever since he came on board, communication slower, or even no response to parents concerns.

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby janet88 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:41 am

Jovialcho wrote:That's the right move.... Moe is hearing people concern....

wow...MOE seems to be opening its ears to the concerns of many parents.
but can these principals perform the same magic in the heartland schools?

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby Dreamgear » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:11 am

RI principal stepping down...is this part of this exercise?

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby janet88 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:14 am

Dreamgear wrote:RI principal stepping down...is this part of this exercise?

rotating principals may be MOE's way of making all schools 'good schools'. why is RI principal stepping down?

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby Nebbermind » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:37 am

janet_lee88 wrote:
Dreamgear wrote:RI principal stepping down...is this part of this exercise?

rotating principals may be MOE's way of making all schools 'good schools'. why is RI principal stepping down?

To set up Raffles Lab? :evil:

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Re: Some well-regarded principals to head schools in heartla

Postby jetsetter » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:41 am

Nebbermind wrote:
janet_lee88 wrote:
Dreamgear wrote:RI principal stepping down...is this part of this exercise?

rotating principals may be MOE's way of making all schools 'good schools'. why is RI principal stepping down?

To set up Raffles Lab? :evil:



I nearly puked out my kopi! Lol :rotflmao:

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