Of the 59 principals, 24 of them are newly appointed principals, MOE said in a press release on Thursday (Oct 7).
“For the 24 newly appointed principals, this is an important career milestone as they assume greater responsibilities as leaders in education,” it said.
Of the 59 schools in singapore, three are junior colleges — Temasek, Victoria and Eunoia junior colleges.
At Eunoia Junior College, Mr Andrew Tan will take over the post that has been held by Mrs Wong-Cheang Mei Heng since the school’s founding in 2017. Mr Tan is currently a senior consultant in school excellence with MOE in its schools division.
At Temasek Junior College, Ms Low Ay Nar will make way for Mr Earnler Liu, the current principal of Bowen Secondary School. Ms Low has been the school’s principal since 2016.
At Victoria Junior College, Mr Jeffrey Low will replace Ms Ek Soo Ben, who has been its principal since 2014. Mr Low currently serves as a director for English language and literature with MOE’s curriculum planning and development division 2.
And with Pioneer Primary School and Juying Primary School merging from 2022, Pioneer Primary School’s principal, Madam Loke Wai Ling, will continue to lead the merged school.
“For the 35 current principals and headquarter officers who will be assuming new principalship appointments, it is an affirmation of MOE’s confidence in their abilities to continue leading and guiding our teachers, staff and students in schools.”
The 13 secondary schools that will have newly appointed principals are:
Anderson Secondary School
Bartley Secondary School
Beatty Secondary School
Bowen Secondary School
Christ Church Secondary School
Chung Cheng High School (Main)
Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)
Junyuan Secondary School
Jurong West Secondary School
Naval Base Secondary School
Orchid Park Secondary School
Queenstown Secondary School
Zhenghua Secondary School
The 11 primary schools that will see newly appointed principals are:
Anchor Green Primary School
Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
CHIJ (Katong) Primary
Innova Primary School
Kheng Cheng School
Marsiling Primary School
Opera Estate Primary School
Park View Primary School
St Anthony’s Primary School
Yew Tee Primary School
Yuhua Primary School
The principals will receive their letters of appointment on December 3rd at the Appointment and Appreciations Ceremony for Principals, with Education Minister Chan Chun Sing presiding over the event.
“The process of appointing and rotating principals allows schools to benefit from new perspectives, and enables experienced principals to share best practices across schools,” MOE said.
“Our principals will have the opportunity to take on new challenges and strengthen the work of the schools that they are appointed to lead.” CNA