Ministry of Education Appoints 62 Principals in 2015

Published Date: 08 October 2015 12:00 AM

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1. The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be appointing 62 Principals at the Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony for Principals, which will be held on 29 December 2015. Of these, 21 are newly-appointed Principals. (Please refer to Annex A for the details.)

2. Principals are key to shaping and strengthening the traditions and ethos of our schools. They lead and inspire teachers, and work with parents and the community in providing our students with holistic education.

3. The appointment is an important milestone for the 21 newly-appointed Principals as they assume major responsibilities as leaders in education. For the 41 serving Principals and HQ officers who are assuming new appointments, it is an affirmation of MOE’s confidence in their abilities to continue guiding our teachers and our young. The process of systematically appointing and rotating Principals allows schools to benefit from the infusion of fresh perspectives and enables experienced Principals to share best practices in support of ‘Every School, a Good School’. It also gives the Principals the opportunity to take on new challenges as part of their career development.

4. Mr Wong Siew Hoong, Director-General of Education, will present the Letters of Appointment to the Principals at the Appointment and Appreciation Ceremony. The ceremony will also acknowledge the contributions of retiring Principals and Senior Education Officers from MOE HQ who had formerly served as Principals. Acting Minister for Education (Schools), Mr Ng Chee Meng, will grace the ceremony as Guest-of-Honour.

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