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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.

Our Location

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

APSN Tanglin School


Curriculum Framework

APSN TS Curriculum FrameworkAPSN Tanglin School’s curriculum aims to engage students in life-long learning, meaningful work and lead independent lives.

This is accomplished by building students’ competence in the core learning domains. These are Academic (i.e. Literacy, Numeracy and Science), Vocational Education, Social Emotional, Physical Education and Sports and The Arts.

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) sets the foundation for a values-based special education to nurture character and citizenship, as well as encourage active contribution to the society.

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a key enabler for teaching and learning for students to live connected lives and be included in the society.

Key Learning Areas


  • Aims at building literacy for living, learning and working in a print-rich environment where learning is integrative and each new element taught is incorporated into the whole of what was learnt before that.
  • Two main components:
    • Receptive Language (Listening & Reading)
    • Expressive Language (Speaking & Writing)


  • Aims at enabling students to acquire mathematical concepts and skills for everyday life and life-long learning.
  • Two main components:
    • Arithmetic (Number Sense, Whole Number Operations, Rational Numbers & Data Analysis)
    • Measurement (Time, Length, Area & Perimeter, Mass & Volume and Money)


  • Aims at enabling students to see the relevance of Science to their daily lives, the society and the environment.
  • Key focus:
    • Inculcate the spirit of scientific inquiry
    • Nurture our students to be the inquirer
    • Teachers to be the leader of inquiry

Vocational Education

  • Aims to enable students to understand the World of Work and prepare them for further vocational education and training, work experience and independent living.
  • Key components:
    • Food & Beverage/Home Economics
    • Hotel Accommodation/Housekeeping
    • Horticulture
    • Retail Operations
    • Vocational Guidance

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Aims to equip students with skills to recognise and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships and manage challenges.
  • Complements and enhances the effort of Character and Citizenship Education, a vital foundational component in fostering the core values of the school.

Physical Education and Sports

  • Aims to train and provide students with skills and knowledge to lead active and healthy lives.
  • Two main components:
    • Physical Fitness and Health Education
    • Games and Sports Skills Acquisition

The Arts

  • Provides students with opportunities to explore their interest and demonstrate freedom of expression with an element of fun, while building character and values.
  • Two main components:
    • Visual Arts
    • Performing Arts
School-Home-Community Partnership

APSN Tanglin SchoolPartnerships aim to enable families and communities to become informed about and involved in student development and learning. This is accomplished by increasing parents’ skills and leadership, connecting families with others in the school and in the community, creating better programmes and opportunities for students, and providing family services and support.

  • Create an Action Team for School-Home-Community Partnership, the Parent Support Group, to develop strong school-family connections and other school goals.
  • Provide training for the Parent Support Group to contribute by being involved and add value to their children’s learning and development.
  • Assist families to understand parenting responsibility to guide and support their children.
  • Increase understanding and cooperation between home and school via strong school-home communication.
  • Encourage parents to be involved in school as volunteers or as audiences to strengthen school programmes.
  • Collaborate with the community resources to help students succeed in school and in life.
Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)
Sports Visual Arts Performing Arts Clubs
Athletics/Track & Field Batik Painting Angklung Ensemble Multimedia Club
Badminton Aluminium Tooling Dance – TS Fusionz Event Management Club
Floorball Sculpture Latin Dance – TS LaTeens Innovation and Entrepreneur Club
Table Tennis Watercolour Painting Drama Club
Soccer Percussion Ensemble – Troupe Shock
Swimming Silat – The Unsung Warriors
Allied Professional Services
  • Comprise of a multi-disciplinary team which provides professional services in Occupational Therapy, Psychological Intervention, Social Work & Counselling and Speech & Language Therapy.
  • Provide one-to-one or group intervention for students and support for parents/caregivers and teaching staff.
Occupational Therapists Psychologists Social Workers Speech & Language Therapists
Gross/fine motor functions Behavioural management Financial assistance Speech intelligibility
Handwriting Learning intervention Referral to external agencies Receptive & expressive language
Attention & concentration Social-emotional issues Parenting skills Functional communication
Visual perceptual
Sensory issues

School Information

Phone +65 6475 1511
Fax +65 6472 0408
Principal Mrs Liza Ow
Address 143 Alexandra Road
Singapore 159924

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School Green Award – Yellow Flame

National Youth Achievement Awards – 10 Bronze and 1 Silver Awards

Lee Kuan Yew Exemplary Student Awards – Ahmad Mudzafar Bin Mazli

Star Raft Award from Seisa University Yokohama – Enabling Students with Intellectual Disability to Express, Enrich and Empower with Music Technology

Play Inclusive (Football) – 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze medals

Play Inclusive (Floorball) – 1 gold, 2 silver medals

Play Inclusive (Badminton) – 1 gold, 1 silver medals

SDSC 47th National Athletics Championships – 2 gold, 1 silver medals

National School Games Track & Field Championship – 2 gold, 1 silver medals

SDSC Haw Par Youth Para Swimming Championships 2019 – 7 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze medals

Special Olympics Singapore Swimming Competition 2019 – 6 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze medals


Outstanding SPED Teacher Commendation Award – Ms Mardiana Binte Mohamed Ithnin

MOE SPED Master Scholarship Recipient – Mr Kenneth Lai Chen-Ning

MOE-NCSS Innovation Commendation Award – Make Learning Real with Augmented Reality

Community in Bloom Ambassador Award – Mr Andy Ang Hock Seng

Lee Kuan Yew Exemplary Student Awards – Lim Wen Faye, Tammy

Haw Par National Youth Para Swimming Championships 2018 – 8 golds, 8 silvers and 2 bronzes

SG National Games 2018
• Swimming – 3 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals
• Athletics – 800m: 1 silver and 1 bronze medals; 400m: 1 gold and 1 bronze medals


Lee Kuan Yew Exemplary Student Awards – Muhammad Raziq Bin Azran

Singapore Book of Records – The Most Number of People Doing Aluminium Tooling


Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award (LEAP Award) – Mr Andy Ang Hock Seng


Star Raft Awards – Transforming Passive Learners to Active Creators with 3D Technology


Outstanding SPED Teacher Awards (OSTA) – Mrs Fanny Ong


Outstanding SPED Teacher Awards (OSTA) – Mdm Asmah Abdul Khamid


Outstanding SPED Teacher Awards (OSTA) – Ms Wong Wai Sian


Futsal Challenge – Overall Champion (Boys under 17)

Inaugural SPED Schools Swimming Championship – Overall Champion

Outstanding SPED Teacher Awards (OSTA) – Ms Azlia Irny Amin Iskak & Ms Jeyashini Kanagarajah

Outstanding SPED Teacher Commendation Award – Ms Ho Lai Mern


MOE – NCSS Innovation Award: Tanglin Business Entrepreneurship Project

MOE – NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher Award: Ms Linda Tan

Star Raft Award from Asian Resource Centre, Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities: Illustrate Your Imagination (A Digital Literacy Programme)


National Youth Achievement Award – Bronze

Singapore Soccer Challenge – ‘A’ Division Overall Champion

Microsoft Realizing Potential Charity Futsal – Champion (Junior)

Microsoft Realizing Potential Charity Futsal – Water Soccer Champion


SAFRACS Mini Futsal Competition – Champion and 2nd Runner-up

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