National School Games

Published Date: 10 May 2021 09:00 PM

News Parliamentary Replies

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Mr Mark Chay, Nominated Member of Parliament

Question

To ask the Minister for Education how will students whose sports are not offered at the National School Games be awarded CCA points and national colours.

Response

1.MOE has taken a calibrated approach in resuming the National School Games (NSG) with 12 non-contact sports, in order to safeguard the well-being of our students.

2. To ensure that no student would be disadvantaged as a result of this approach, all students selected to represent their school in all 29 sports in the NSG would be accorded the same recognition for school representation and credited with CCA achievement. This was also the approach taken in 2020, when NSG was suspended for all sports.

3. The Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) Colours Award was established to recognise students’ outstanding achievement in sports and their exemplary conduct. The qualifying criteria is to achieve top 4 placings in NSG. Hence, students whose sports are not offered in NSG, would not be eligible for this award based on NSG achievements. However, all students representing the Singapore Schools Sport Teams or the State through Singapore National Olympic Council, Singapore Disability Sports Council or the National Sports Associations of SSSC sports at major games can still be nominated for the award.

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