Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah spent the morning visiting the Singapore Sports School. On arrival, Her Royal Highness was welcomed by the School Principal, Mr. Moo Soon Chong.
The school is a specialised independent institution, operating under the auspicious of the Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports Development. It was officially opened in April last year. All the students take a three or four year course, at the end of which they sit for the GCE 'O' level examination. Students take up to nine subjects in the Upper Secondary levels, depending on their sports schedule and academic achievements. The academic programme is based on the educational objectives set out by the Ministry of Education.
It is also the only school in Singapore to have its own science sports academy, offering services such as Exercise Physiology, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Sports Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Sports Medicine. Its vision is to provide students with the best possible sports training and support systems to help realise their potential and talents and to produce national athletes. At the end of the visit, Her Royal Highness consented to receive a Pesambah.
(12th Mar 2005)