NIE Celebrates Caring Teacher Award Recipients

NIE Celebrates Caring Teacher Award Recipients

Date
Friday, 04 May 2012

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PRESENTATION CEREMONY: TUESDAY, 8 MAY 2012 AT 2.30 PM, NTU ALUMNI CLUB@ONE-NORTH, 11 SLIM BARRACKS RISE, SINGAPORE 138664

From Singapore‟s primary, secondary and junior college level institutes, 15 teachers will be honoured as exceptional role models who go the extra mile in caring for their students at the Caring Teacher Awards (CTA) 2012 Presentation Ceremony on Tuesday, 8 May 2012.

Guest-of-Honour, Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister of State from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Education will present the awards to 8 primary, 5 secondary and 2 junior college professionals at the NTU Alumni Club@one-north.

This year, only 3 National Awards and 12 Commendation Awards are given out to teachers recognised for their outstanding commitment towards the holistic development of students. Besides being ardent educators, they are regarded as nurturers, inspiring individuals and mentors who demonstrate integrity, passion, innovation and dedication.

The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore received more than 2000 nominated teachers this year. A total of 208 schools submitted entries for the National and Commendation Award categories. These were reviewed by the CTA Organising Committee, with the finalists being interviewed by Chairman of the CTA 2012 Organising Committee, Dr Nick Aplin from NIE Singapore, and his co-judges – Mr Manogaran s/o Suppiah, Executive Director from MOE‟s Academy of Singapore Teachers, Mr Mike Thiruman from Singapore Teachers‟ Union and Associate Professor Hadijah Bte Rahmat from NIE, Singapore. Now a well-recognised accolade in Singapore‟s teaching annals, this year‟s celebration will laud its ninth fold of extraordinary individuals who continue to personify the spirit of teaching.

CARING TEACHER AWARDS
CTA is jointly organised by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, with support from the Ministry of Education, Singapore. First given out in 1996, it is aimed at acknowledging and rewarding local school teachers who, through their daily deeds and actions, exemplify the values of caring, sharing and concern for the academic, moral, social, emotional and mental welfare of their students.

There are two categories for the awards – they comprise School Level and National Level nominations. School Level winners are picked by schools. From the School Level winners, the CTA Organising Committee selects finalists for the National Level Awards. One teacher each from a primary school, secondary school and junior college or centralised institute will subsequently be picked as National Level winners.

For the programme, synopses of the 3 National Award recipients, and a list of the Commendation Award recipients, please refer to Annexe A and Annexe B respectively,