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The structure of Singapore Sports School consists of three main arms which run student-centric programmes – Sports, Academics and Student Development – supported by the Corporate Services Wing.
The Sports Group and Clusters are headed by Deputy Director of Sports, Mdm Chan Wai Lin, and Assistant Directors Mr Clifton Dragon, Mr Danny Chew Poh Huat (Covering), Ms Jeanie Tan Hui Hui, Ms Ong Kaifen and Mr Teng Wei Ken. They oversee the sport programmes and administrative processes, as well as ensure the smooth running of the sport Clusters.
Each Deputy Director and Assistant Director is Advisor to a Cluster and leads a team of General Managers, coaches, mentors and boarding staff who see to the holistic development and well-being of the student-athletes in that cluster. The cluster concept, which was formalised in 2015, has facilitated communication and discussion processes on the student-athletes in Sports School, that student-athletes are our focus.
Director Ms Low Ying Xiu leads the Academics Group, alongside Vice Principals Mr Danny Chew Poh Huat, Mr Ho Beng Kiat and Assistant Vice Principal Mr Lim Han Yong, which consists of a team of academic teachers and administrative officers.
The Academics Group ensures the smooth running of the secondary school and post-secondary International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. It also works closely with partners from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic to offer customised polytechnic diploma programmes.
The Student Development Committee is led by Dr Irwin Seet. The Student Development Steering Committee coordinates not only the Character and Citizenship Education programme as recommended by the Ministry of Education, but also advocates a whole-school approach to the delivery of a Sport-Focused Education.
The Student Development Committee oversees the Education and Career Guidance programme – which is of utmost importance to the development of the student-athletes. In the Sports School, the MOE-prescribed curriculum and the mentorship system, both unique to the Sports School, to help students successfully maintain a dual track in both sport and academics.
The Corporate Services Wing in the Sports School looks into the maintenance of daily operations and enhancement of various aspects of organisational excellence. This includes the areas of Boarding, Business, Estate Management, Finance, Human Resource, Information Technology and Procurement.
The team is led by Director, Corporate Services, Mr Soon Choon Boon, and supported by Acting Deputy Director Mr Looi Eng Chai, and Assistant Directors Ms Tan Theng Joo, Ms Chia Bee Teck and Mr Jackson Tong.
Seated, from left: Ong Kaifen , Assistant Director, Sports; Jeanie Tan Hui Hui , Assistant Director, Sports; Chan Wai Lin , Deputy Director, Sports; Low Ying Xiu , Director, Academics; Tan Theng Joo , Assistant Director, Corporate Services
Standing, from left: Teng Wei Ken , Technical Director, Football Academy; Lim Han Yong , Assistant Vice Principal, Academics; Dr Irwin Seet Chim Chuan , Director, Student Development; Tan Teck Hock , Principal; Danny Chew Poh Huat , Vice Principal, Academics and Covering Assistant Director, Sports; Looi Eng Chai , Acting Deputy Director, Corporate Services; Soon Choon Boon , Director, Corporate Services ; Ho Beng Kiat , Vice Principal, Academics
Not in picture: Clifton Dragon , Assistant Director, Sports; Chia Bee Teck , Assistant Director, Boarding and Business; Jackson Tong, Assistant Director, Information Technology