Since 2011, Temasek Foundation
Cares has been supporting APS in engaging specialised staff to enhance the
capabilities and competencies of students with learning and
socio-emotional needs. These specialised staff assist the school in building
its assessment, screening and intervention processes, to help students overcome
the various obstacles that impede their ability to learn. Emphasis is also
placed on behavioural and character competencies that prepare these students
for life beyond the classroom.
With effect from
2017, with the support of Temasek Foundation Cares, APS is looking into the
provision of occupational therapy services to students with psychomotor skills
or sensory integration challenges. Students with such issues will find it
difficult to learn the necessary skills required under their vocational course.
Addressing these issues through occupational therapy sessions will therefore
enhance the learning and assimilation of vocational skills for such students.
Cares has also contributed to other school programmes, such as bursaries,
a jamming studio and a canteen stall for sale of baked products by APS
students. Through our collaborative efforts with Temasek Foundation Cares, we aim to nurture our students and to develop their skills and potential to be useful to the society.