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Taste of poly life helps to motivate students

School's idea spurs students to work harder and aim higher

Published on Sep 23, 2013 8:08 AM
Zhenghua Sec 3 Normal (Academic) student Siti Safwanah Ismail (wearing headphones) learning about sound-mixing at the Singapore Media Academy, as part of a video production module. -- PHOTO: ZHENGHUA SECONDARY SCHOOL

It was Aqil Luqman B. Zamberi's first time in a polytechnic. What he saw from the campus at Singapore Polytechnic made the 15-year-old determined to study there in the future.

He was taking part in a programme run by his school Zhenghua Secondary, which will receive the Lee Hsien Loong Award for Innovations in the Normal Course this year.

It has been praised for thinking creatively to help academically weaker students.

Aqil was one of his school's Secondary 3 Normal (Academic) students who spent five days at Singapore Polytechnic this year learning about tourism and hospitality.

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Other awards and winners

Partners (Outstanding) Award

  • Goes to schools that have developed strong partnerships with key stakeholders such as parents, alumni and community partners.
  • This year's award will be presented to five schools, including Pasir Ris Primary and Presbyterian High.

Best Practice Award

  • Given to schools with practices and systems that produce good results in academic and non-academic areas.
  • The award has three categories: teaching and learning, student all-round development and staff well-being.
  • This year, 32 of these awards will be given to 17 schools like Mayflower Primary and Bukit Batok Secondary.