Wednesday, February 9, 2011

School principals in Singapore getting younger

RazorTV meets three teachers who have become school principals in their 30s.

In Singapore, the average age for school principals usually hovers around the late 40s but in recent years, younger faces are taking on this role and managing schools.

RazorTV met three teachers who were appointed school principals while still in their 30s. But don't be fooled by their youth, this new breed of educators are not only capable school leaders but also successful in their respective fields ranging from art, to music and even sports.

Learn more about these young and talented principals who talk about their passions, talents and how they are making a difference in their schools - Anderson Primary School, Mayflower Primary School and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School.

Art teacher becomes principal
Clifford Chua started his career as an art teacher in 1994. Five years ago, at 39, he was appointed principal of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School. But even though he's the principal, he still conducts art lessons in school.

Mayflower principal makes music
At 39, Valarie Koh is one of Singapore's youngest school principals. Trained as a musician in London, she plays the piano, organ and bassoon.
When she's not at work at Mayflower Primary School, she conducts the choir and plays for her church and the community orchestra.

My PE teacher is my principal
42-year-old Martin Tan is an active golfer, badminton, rugby and soccer player. This multi-talented sportsman is also the principal of Anderson Primary School. He tells us how he combines his love for sports and teaching into a fulfilling career.

Amanda Wong | RazorTV | Tue Feb 8 2011


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