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“Singapore Sports School enabled me to live a different life from normal teenagers. As a student-athlete, I learnt time management, independence and life skills. Though it was stressful taking on more responsibilities as a student, athlete and student leader, I am proud to say that through the challenges, I have become an improved version of myself. With all that I have gained, I am ready to move forward and do better!”

Sabrina Lee Jingyi
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Year 5 and Valedictorian (Secondary Programme) for Class of 2020
Represented Singapore at the 2019 Badminton Asia Youth U17 Championships

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“One common misconception about Singapore Sports School’s student-athletes is that we do not study hard. However, I would like to challenge that as we study just as hard as students from other schools. Being in the IBDP, which consists of exams and coursework is very challenging, especially with long training hours during competition seasons. I am grateful for the strong athlete-friendly support from the school, which allows me to achieve both academic finesse and sporting excellence. Whenever I miss lessons, teachers are ever-willing to conduct make-up lessons with me. As such, I was able to maintain consistency in my results, and often win modular academic awards.”

Alicia Lim Qian Hui
Individual Programme (Gymnastics)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Class of 2020
Represented Singapore at 2019 SEA Games

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“I managed to achieve two of my goals at Sports School – I achieved bronze and gold respectively at the 2017 and 2019 SEA Games, and scored 44 out of 45 points for the IBDP examinations. My achievements have only been possible because of the strong academic support for athletes like me to balance sports and studies, and do well in both.”

Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin
Individual Programme (Pencak Silat)
Extended IBDP, Class of 2020
Medallist at 2017, 2019 SEA Games

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“I was a student-athlete in Singapore Sports School for about 8 years. During this time, with rigorous training from high-quality coaches, I participated and medalled in several competitions. At the same, I was able to keep up my grades of the unique curriculum structure and flexibility that student-athletes enjoy at Sports School. In 2020, I graduated as the top student from my diploma programme and maintained my spot as one of the top local women’s table tennis players. My 8 years filled with perseverance, hard work, and a flurry of emotions has been the most beautiful journey that has set the path for my future in both sports and my career.”

Eunice Lim Zoe
Table Tennis
Diploma in Business Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Class of 2020
Recipient of 2020 Annabel Pennefather Excellence Award

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“My proudest achievement in sports was in the 2017 SEA Games where I clinched two gold medals. Having achieved both my sporting and academic goals, I owe this to the Diploma in Sport and Leisure Management programme which was designed to support student-athletes like myself with a sporting dream and busy schedule. I made a switch from the Republic Polytechnic (RP) main campus and completed my final year of study at Sports School to take advantage of the athlete-friendly programme which gave me the flexibility to manage my sporting and academic schedule. I took a full year off from school in 2018 to focus on my preparations for the Asian Games, completing my course in four years.”

Jowen Lim Si Wei
Individual Programme (Wushu)
Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management, Republic Polytechnic, Class of 2020
Medallist at Singapore at 2017, 2019 SEA Games

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