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Established in 1976, Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) is a social service agency providing special education for persons 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 Centre 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. The Association is constantly expanding its network to reach out to and understand the needs of its members to better support them.

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

Our Location

APSN Chaoyang School


Programme Framework
Programme Framework

APSN Chaoyang School curriculum framework caters to children between 7 to 12

Support Services & Partnerships
Support Services & Partnerships

Allied Professionals services, Partnerships and Parent Support Group

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

Taking learning beyond the classroom

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APSN Chaoyang School Public Talk

The Public Talk caters to parents who wish to know more about APSN CYS. The talk will provide an overview of APSN, APSN’s educational pathway, the School’s general information, key programmes, educational curriculum, admission criteria and application process.

The upcoming Public Talk schedule is as follows:

  • 26 March 2020 (Thursday), 2pm to 4pm
  • 16 July 2020 (Thursday), 2pm to 4pm
  • 24 September 2020 (Thursday), 2pm to 4pm

To register for this Public Talk, please email Ms Joanna Lim ( with your name, contact number and number of people attending.

For enquiries, please call 6637 9806.


APSN Chaoyang School’s niche area is in Aesthetics. For Visual Arts, the school has a Talent Development Programme to nurture pupils’ budding talent in Chinese and Batik Painting. As for Performing Arts, the school has 2 very successful performance groups: Merry Melodies and Groovies. Merry Melodies, a choir group, and CYS Groovies, a hip-hop dance troupe, get invited regularly to perform at various public events. Places that the groups have performed at include: the Istana, Esplanade and MediaCorp.


Official Opening of the new APSN CYS campus at Ang Mo Kio Street 54 by President Halimah Yacob


APSN CYS athletes clinched 27 medals at the 9th Special Olympics Singapore National Games

APSN CYS athletes at the 9th Special Olympics


  • Merry Melodies performed at APSN Gala Dinner 2016
  • CYS Groovies performed at:
    – APSN Gala Dinner 2016
    – Purple Parade 2016


  • CYS Groovies performed at Purple Parade 2015
  • Merry Melodies performed at:
    – APSN Charity Golf 2015
    – APSN Gala Dinner 2015
    – ASEAN PARA Games


  • CYS Groovies performed at NTU Joint Dance Concert
  • Merry Melodies performed at NCSS ‘Give-a-Hand’ Campaign


  • CYS Groovies performed at SYF ‘Youth Got Talent’


MOE Inaugural Masters Scholarship 2012

– Mr Patrick Aw (overseas)




MOE/NCSS Outstanding Teacher Award (OSTA)

  • Mr Patrick Aw (2010)
  • Mrs Anita Suwandi (2008)
  • Ms Chui Kit May (2008)

MOE/NCSS Innovation Award 2009

  • Performing Arts Innovation Programme

MOE/NCSS Innovation Award 2008:

  • I-café Innovation Project

Contact Information


+65 6456 6922
+65 6456 2030
Mrs Angela Lee
10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54
Singapore 569184

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