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Celebrating Our Heroes

Staff Day 2020

It takes a village to raise a champion at Singapore Sports School. The village, comprising of staff who work directly with student-athletes in the classrooms or behind the scenes, contribute significantly to the overall well-being and development of student-athletes.

Especially in the last few months since the pandemic hit, staff have had to put in extra hours and effort to ensure that learning and training continues, and the school environment remains a safe environment. Despite the challenges, teachers picked up new IT skills; General Managers and coaches formulated innovative training plans; boarding staff came up with new plans to keep the boarding environment safe; and corporate staff ensured that the school is cleaned regularly.

Though Staff Day could not be celebrated with the usual festivities this year, staff were appreciated for their hard work and dedication through a 35-minute Staff Day video that was put together by student leaders. In the video, student-athletes and parents expressed their gratitude, staff shared their experiences, and student-athletes showcased their talents. After watching the video, student-athletes had a fun session playing games with their mentor and a sports staff. Student leaders also designed a personalised mug for every single staff member in the school.

Contract staff such as those who tend to the food, laundry, cleaning, gardening and security in the school were not left out of the celebrations. Student leaders also made a short video to pay tribute to the unsung heroes who work behind the scenes to care for student-athletes and the school environment. They were presented with vouchers and treated to a sumptuous lunch at The Arena.

Watch the special video made by student leaders here.