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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 18 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

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Mdm Ng Puey Koon was seconded from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to APSN Katong School as Principal in December 2018. Prior to joining the APSN family, she was Deputy Director, Professional Development in the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). She began her career as a teacher in Jurong Junior College and subsequently held school leadership positions in New Town Secondary, Concord Primary and Teck Whye Primary.

Puey Koon holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. Her professional qualifications include the Diploma In Education, Further Professional Diploma in Education Programme and Leaders in Education Programme from the National Institute of Education, and Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education Studies from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Puey Koon is a member of the Singapore Academy of Principals. In ECDA, she served in the Talent Advisory Panel of People’s Association from Mar 2017. She received the Sng Yew Chong Medal in 1984 for being the top graduate of the Institute of Education in the teaching of Science subjects. She also received the National Day Commendation Medal (2004) and Long Service Medal (2010).

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