Interaction between our mainstream students and students in international schools as well as Privately Funded Schools

Published Date: 09 July 2018 12:00 AM

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Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Christopher de Souza, Holland- Bukit Timah GRC

Question

To ask the Minister for Education what is being done to promote integration between students attending international schools and students attending schools run by the Ministry.

Response

1. Our schools strive to develop cross-cultural competencies among students. Through Character and Citizenship Education lessons, and exchange programmes with international schools in Singapore and overseas, schools provide opportunities for students to value diversity and work with others of different cultures and nationalities. Further opportunities for deeper student interaction between the mainstream and international schools include sports competitions, Model United Nations conferences, debating championships and common interest youth groups.

2. Our schools will continue to actively create opportunities for students to interact across schools so as to develop the cultural literacy of our students and promote an inclusive society.

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