| Singapore | 14 Oct 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Sukhjeet Kaur emerged as one of the seven recipients of Singapore’s Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2016.
The 38-year old teaching staff from CHIJ Katong Convent bagged the Leadership Award.
The Leadership Award recognises heads of department, subject or level heads, or coordinators who led their schools in developing and putting in place effective English language programmes.
Two fellow recipients were Soo Ling from Nanyang Girls’ High School and Lim Yin-Shin from Hwa Chong Institution.
Four teachers won the Teaching Award honouring outstanding teachers of English language, English literature and General Paper.
They are Naznin Rehana Begum from Dunearn Secondary School; Sandra Teng Chin Yang from Nanyang Girls’ High School; Joseph Toh Kim Leng from Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) and Ian Tan Xing Long from Raffles Institution.
The seven winners were chosen from a pool of 106 nominees.
The Inspiring Teacher of English Award is a national award for English teachers in Singapore schools that acknowledges teachers who ignite a love for the English language and are effective in helping their students speak and write accurately.
Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, was the guest of honour at the awards ceremony.
Some fellow Sikh winners of the award in the past were Rosvinder Kaur (Eunos Primary School) in 2012 and Jaswinder Khosa (Huamin Primary School) in 2009, both for the primary school category.
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