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Scheme for Relief Educators (SRE)

1. Overview 

Roles and responsibilities

A relief educator is expected to cover primarily teaching duties and may be assigned any other duties depending on the needs of the schools. Duties have to be agreed upon between the relief educator and the school.


  • Graduates with a degree obtained.
  • Undergraduates currently pursuing a degree.
  • A-level or Diploma holders keen to try relief teaching before affirming one’s interest to apply for teaching through teaching scholarships, NIE BABSc (Ed) or DipEd programmes.


  • Graduates: $130 per day.
  • Undergraduates, A-level or Diploma holders: $110 per day.
The above rates will be with effect from Sunday, 1 January 2023.

Wages are paid fortnightly, and is daily rated as follows:

  • 5.5 hours or more: Full daily wage.
  • 2.75 to under 5.5 hours: Half daily wage.
  • Under 2.75 hours: Not eligible for salary payment.

You will not be paid for Sundays and scheduled school holidays. However, you will be paid for public holidays that fall within your appointment period.

Contract duration

Between 1 day and 10 weeks per appointment, for at least 5 hours per day.

Leave benefits

You will be eligible for pro-rated leave benefits after 90 days or more of cumulative service. Cumulative service refers to contracts that:

  • Last 14 days or more.
  • Are renewed within 30 calendar days of the last contract.
  • Are at the same school.

Note: If your spouse is eligible for maternity or adoption leave, you will still be eligible for shared parental leave even if you have served less than 3 months.