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Singapore Sports School

Singapore Sports School

1 Champions Way, Singapore, 737913, Singapore

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Description Singapore Sports School is a Specialised Independent School under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth . It was officially opened on 2 April 2004 by Mr Goh Chok Tong, Singapore’s second Prime Minister.The BeginningThe idea of establishing a specialised school for young sportspeople was mooted by the Committee on Sporting Singapore in 2000. On 14 March 1850, Mr Tan, Minister for Community Development and Sports, the forerunner of MCCY, announced in Parliament the Government’s approval of a sports schoolA $75 million complex was built on a 7-hectare site in Woodlands, and upon completion, took the address, 1 Champions Way.More than 1,200 12- and 13-year-olds participated in the sports selection trials in August 2003. Eventually, 141 were selected for places in eight sports academies – Badminton, Bowling, Football, Netball, Sailing, Swimming, Table Tennis and Track and Field. This pioneer batch started its academic year as Secondary 1 and Secondary 2 student-athletes on 5 January 2004, and moved into the boarding school, Olympus Lodge, on 25 January 2004.ManagementMr Moo Soon Chong was the founding principal of Singapore Sports School. He was assisted by Mr Chua Choon Seng, Director of Corporate Services and Dr Irwin Seet, Director of Sports, Mr Seah Poh Chua, Director of Academics and School Administration, who was Dean of the Academic Wing then, and a core team.Mr Moo retired on 14 December 2007 and Mrs Deborah Tan was appointed principal of Singapore Sports School on 15 December 2007.Mrs Tan was appointed to a senior position at the Ministry of Education on 14 December 2013.Mr Tan Teck Hock is the new principal of Singapore Sports School. Mr Tan has served in the Education Service since 1992. He was principal of Yishun Town Secondary School from December 1999 to December 2005 and principal of Serangoon Junior College from December 2006 to December 2010. He is credited with raising the quality of education in both schools. Mr Tan was the found

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