SINGAPORE: Twenty—nine education officers will assume major responsibilities as principals of primary and secondary schools, while another 30 serving principals and officers will be rotated to lead other schools.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Friday that the process of systematically appointing and rotating principals allows schools to benefit from the infusion of fresh perspectives and enables experienced principals to share best practices in support of ’Every School, a Good School’.
It also gives the principals the opportunity to take on different challenges in their career development.
Ms Ho Peng, director—general of Education, will present the Letters of Appointment to the principals at a ceremony on December 27.
Raffles Girls’ School is among the schools with a new principal.
Deputy director in the Academy of Singapore Teachers, Madam Tham Mun See, 43, will take over from Mrs Julie Hoo, who will take up a senior position in MOE on December 15.
The School of the Arts will have have a new principal, Madam Lim Geok Cheng, on December 15.
She succeeds Mrs Rebecca Chew, who will take up a senior appointment in MOE.
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