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APSN

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

Get In Touch

Email: hq@apsn.org.sg
Phone: 65 6479 6252
Address: 900 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467354

Our Location

APSN Delta Senior School

Programmes

Vocational Training & WSQ Certification Programmes

Food Services (Culinary Arts) WSQ Modules:

  • Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstrate Basic Knife Skills
  • Maintain Food and Beverage Production Environment
  • Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environments
  • Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
  • Prepare Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts and Mushrooms
  • Prepare Meat and Poultry for Cooking

Food Services (F&B Service) WSQ Modules

  • Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  • Interact and Serve F&B Customers
  • Maintain Food and Beverage Service Environment
  • Prepare for Service (Mise En Place)
  • Provide Counter/Take-Away Service
  • Provide Safety and Security for Customers
  • Respond to Service Challenges

Food Services (Pastry and Baking) WSQ Modules

  • Demonstrate Baking Techniques, Mixing Methods, and Piping Skills
  • Make Basic Cakes
  • Prepare Equipment and Ingredients
  • Prepare Pre-mix, Frozen and Bake-off Products
  • Prepare Sweet and Savoury Fillings, Sauces and Creams
  • Follow Food & Beverage Safety Hygiene Policies and Procedures
  • Make Tarts and Short-crust Pastry

Hotel and Accommodation Services (HAS) WSQ Modules:

A trainee will undergo one or more of the following units:

  • Service Public Areas
  • Service Guestrooms/Serviced Apartments
  • Provide Laundry Services
  • Provide Workplace Safety and Security
  • Maintain Linen/Uniform Room
  • Provide Related Housekeeping Services
  • Handle Guests/Customers’ Concerns and Feedback
  • Provide Bell Services

WSQ Certificate in Hotel and Accommodation Services (Housekeeping) will be awarded to trainee upon successful completion of the course and assessed competent for the following
5 modules:

  • Service Public Areas
  • Maintain Linen / Uniform Room
  • Provide Laundry Services
  • Handle Guests’ / Customers’ Concerns and Feedback
  • Provide Related Housekeeping Services

Retail (SF) WSQ Modules:

  • Inventory Control
  • Store Security Policy
  • Visual Merchandising Presentation
  • Sales Closure
  • Comply with Workplace Safety and Health Policies and Procedures
  • Service Leadership

Besides, DSS is also partnering Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS) to conduct other WSQ modules in Retail Operations.

Landscape WSQ Module:

  • Prepare to work within the landscape industries
  • Prepare Media for Propagation, Potting or Growing On
  • Produce Plants from Seeds, Simple Cuttings and Division

Besides, DSS is also partnering NParks to conduct other WSQ modules in Landscape Operations.

The Workplace Skills (WPS) Series:

  • Develop Personal Effectiveness at Operations Level
  • Communicate and Relate Effectively at the Workplace
  • Solve Problems & Make Decisions at Operational Level
  • Perform Word Processing Functions
  • Perform Presentation Functions
Student Well-being & Development Programme
  • Local and Overseas Camps
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Student leadership training
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Personal Development Packages
  • Social Emotional Competencies
  • Self-determination competencies
Ready to Work Programme
  • Standard Work Performance
  • On-site Job training
  • Work Experience Programme
  • Job Searching Skills
  • Career Planning
Fitness & Health Programme
  • Community-based Sports and Fitness
  • Nutrition, Health and Well-being Education

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Achievements

2018

Achieved the Vanda Miss Joaquim Award and the Best 3R Award in the Singapore Environment Council – StarHub School Green Awards (SGA) in November 2018.

Won the Special Mention for Community Outreach and successfully sustained the Platinum Award in the category of Educational Institutions for the Community in Bloom (CIB) initiative organised by National Parks Board in Jun 2018.

Won the MOE-NCSS Innovation Award in September for its programme “I Am Ready For Life” which adopted a multi-prong approach to weave the knowledge, skills and attributes required to achieve the Living, Learning & Working (LLW) outcomes into the existing numeracy curriculum so as to better prepare students for life.

Won the MOE-NCSS Innovation – Commendation Award in September for the project “Food Composting for a Sustainable Future”, a collaboration between Green Ambassador Club, Horticulture and Food & Beverage departments. Our students has learned to use the handy equipment “Smart Cara” – a machine that grinds, dehydrates and filters odour to reduce food waste of up to 90%. In simple terms Smart Cara converts food waste into compost. This in turn can used as a soil enhancer and fertilizer, which is chemical-free, rich in nutrients and is cost effective too. This food recycling project has taught our students the importance and benefits of using energy saving equipment and the importance of conserving natural resources such as water, minerals, as well as reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators.

Mrs Deivanai Surendran, HOD of Literacy Department received the MOE-NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher – Commendation Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions as a SPED teacher at APSN Delta Senior School.

2017

Achieved the Kaoru Star Raft Award on 19 Nov 2017 at AFID Conference for “Empowering Students and Engaging the Community”

StarHub School Green Awards (SGA) in November 2017

Singapore Book of Records – Largest Single Cardboard Structure with a diameter of 5.0m and 3.0m high in the school on 28 July 2017.

Launch of the D20 Festival featuring the school Heritage Wall, Project D20 exhibits – 20 unique, meaningful and creative work produced by our students, musical and dance performance to commemorate the school 20th Anniversary on 8 July 2017.

2016

Lotus Award in the Singapore Environment Council

Won the NCSS-MOE Innovation Award in September for its programme Enhancing Transition Curriculum

Received Commendation for NCSS-MOE Innovation for its Team-based Learning Project

Won the Platinum Award and the Excellence Award for Best New Community Garden in the category of Educational Institutions

2015

Accredited by WDA to deliver courses under the Retail Operations framework on 29 Jun 2015.

Undergone the Business Excellence (BE) renewal assessment conducted by SPRING Singapore on 20 Nov 2014. It has continued to strive for greater heights of excellence on the Business Excellence Journey.

2014

Official opening of Delta Senior School new purpose-built vocational school for special needs by Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Kiat.

2013

Launch WSQ Retail Operations training in collaboration with Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS). Authentic retail store cum classroom learning facility was setup in Delta Senior School courtesy of GIANT Singapore Pte Ltd sponsorship.

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Email
Principal
Address

+65 6276 3818
+65 6468 3608
dss@apsn.org.sg
Mr Subash Lazar
3 Choa Chu Kang Grove
Singapore 688237

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