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Established in 1976, APSN is a social service agency providing special education for our community with mild intellectual disability (IQ 50-70). Today, APSN operates four Special Education (SPED) Schools (APSN Chaoyang School, APSN Katong School, APSN Tanglin School and APSN Delta Senior School) for students aged 7 to 21, an APSN Student Care Centre for children aged 7 to 18 and an APSN Centre for Adults for persons aged 16 and older, benefiting over 1,200 beneficiaries each year.

The APSN Schools and Centres adopt a holistic approach in its curriculum, comprising academic, vocational and social skills, which are important for open employment and lifelong learning. APSN seeks to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors of the society and is committed to inspire and build capabilities of its partners and community to lead and advocate an inclusive society.

To date, APSN’s growing database has more than 5,000 beneficiaries, comprising students, trainees and alumni. APSN is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

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APSN Education Services Ltd.

Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354
Phone: 65 6479 6252



Address: 11 Jalan Ubi Block 2 #02-12 Singapore 409074
Phone: 65 6479 6252

2018 Inter-SPED Creative Challenge

2018 Inter-SPED Creative Challenge

Pitting their skills against others were students from 8 participating schools in the Inter-SPED Creative Challenge. Working collaboratively to complete tasks such as cooking a signature dish, creating a floral centerpiece, and preparing a mocktail proved what these students could do, even under pressure!

Participating schools included MINDS Woodlands Gardens School, MINDS Towner Gardens School, MINDS Fernvale Gardens School, Grace Orchard School, Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, APSN Tanglin School, APSN Katong School as well as APSN Delta Senior School.

This is the 2nd Inter-SPED Creative Challenge, whereby students from 8 special schools had the chance to showcase their vocational skills. Held on 22 September 2018 at APSN DSS, judges on the panel were from the hospitality industry. The aim of this vocational challenge was to bring out students’ best effort by drawing on their creativity, strengths, skills and ability to work as a team. This event also serves as a platform for students and staff from various schools in the sector to interact and network with each other.

The first time the Inter-SPED Creative Challenge was held was in 2017. The initiative is aligned to the SPED Curriculum Framework which equips students with the required knowledge, skills and attributes for achieving outcomes within the Living, Learning and Working domains in the 21st century.

We were honoured to have the following judges who bring with them, a diversity of expertise in the respective industries and in higher education, namely:

Judges Designations
Ms Phua Chiew Kheng Lecturer at ITECW, Certified Floral Designer (American Institute of Floral Designers)
Ms Yvonne Chong Assistant Executive Housekeeper, Rendezvous Hotel
Chef Eric Neo Vice President of Singapore Chefs Association
Mr Paul Tan Managing Director, Espresso Consultancy
Ms Chan Mei Lian Retail Teacher, Crest Secondary School
Mr Darren Lim Director of Human Resources, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Summary of Awards Presented at the Inter-SPED Creative Challenge 2018

Category Recipient
Star Performer APSN Delta Senior School
1st Runner-Up APSN Tanglin School
2nd Runner-Up Rainbow Centre Yishun Park
Most Organised Team Grace Orchard School
Team with the Most Creative Presentation APSN Katong School
Most Professional Team MINDS Woodlands Gardens School
Most Spontaneous Team MINDS Fernvale Gardens School
Team with the Most Engaging Presentation MINDS Towner Gardens School

This challenge was sponsored by Andal Cares Fund (managed by Community Foundation of Singapore), Monin Asia KL Sdn Bhd and Honey-Land International Pte Ltd. We also thank APSN DSS Parents’ Support Group, volunteers from various organisations such as SHINE Children and Youth Services, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore Junior Chefs Club, and Singapore Red Cross for their support!

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