PARTNERS Award, which was instituted in 2002, is presented by COMPASS to
recognise efforts made by schools in promoting and strengthening collaborative
partnerships with their stakeholders such as parents, the alumni, School
Advisory Committee/School Management Committee (SAC/SMC), community groups and
Types and Validity of Awards
The award is open to all primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and
There are two categories of awards.
- PARTNERS (Merit) Award is given to schools with significant achievements in
collaborations. The award is valid for 4 years. PARTNERS (Merit) Award winners
can apply for the PARTNERS (Outstanding) Award after 2 years.
- PARTNERS (Outstanding) Award is given to schools with excellent efforts and
commitment in collaboration. This award is valid for 6 years.
To date, more than 120 schools (30 Outstanding, 94 Merit) have been presented
the PARTNERS Award.
See the past
Best Practice in Partnership
The Master Plan of Awards (MoA) will be replaced by the MOE Recognition
System from 2014. Under the new system, MOE will continue to recognise best
practices that drive schools to achieve the desired outcomes. PARTNERS Award
will be subsumed under the Best Practice in Partnership from 2014 onwards. All
schools will be appraised for Best Practice in Partnership as part of their
External Validation (EV).