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Sukhjeet Kaur Inspires Teaching of English

Sukhjeet Kaur emerged as one of the seven recipients of Singapore’s Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2016....

Sukhjeet Kaur inspires teaching of English

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Sukhjeet Kaur (third from left) emerged as a recipient of Inspiring Teacher of English Award 2016. Singapore minister Dr Janil Puthucheary (left) was the guest of honour – PHOTO / CHIJ Katong Convent Faceboo

Singapore | October 14, 2016: 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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