Spectra Secondary holds appreciation ceremony for partners to showcase offerings

Spectra Secondary School, the second specialised school for students eligible for the Normal Technical course, held a Partner's Appreciation Ceremony on Tuesday to showcase the school's offerings to those it was teaming up with.

The school currently has 26 partnerships with organisations and individuals, such as Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, which will advise Spectra Secondary on how to conduct team-based learning for students, and Home-Fix, which has set up a retail training room within the school. It will also offer industry attachment places for students.

Some 100 Primary 6 pupils were also present in the school on Tuesday to experience what it was like to study in the school. It is part of Spectra Secondary's efforts to engage and reach out to primary school pupils on the educational pathways available to them.

Principal of Spectra Secondary Krishnan Aravinthan said the school has two broad objectives for it's partnering efforts. The first objective is to "create a self-sustaining and nurturing ecosystem where all our partners and friends feel that they are part of an active community", he said.

"The second objective is to create awareness amongst our students to let them know that there are many people out there in the community who care for them and their development," he added. The school will take in its first batch of students in January.