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Special Assistance Plan (SAP)

DEFINITION

Schools that provide high quality education with a focus on bilingual learning.

ETYMOLOGY

Special Assistance Plan (SAP) Schools were first introduced in 1979 to nurture students with bilingual aptitudes. Under the SAP scheme, the Ministry of Education (MOE) designated 9 Chinese secondary schools (Anglican High School, Catholic High School, Hwa Chong Institution, Chung Cheng High School (Main), Dunman High School, Maris Stella High School, Nanyang Girls’ High School, River Valley High School and St Nicholas Girls’ School) as “SAP Schools”. Between 2000 and 2012, two additional schools (Nan Hua High School and Nan Chiau High School) were selected as SAP schools
In 1989, ten primary schools (including primary schools affiliated to SAP secondary schools: St Nicholas Girls’ School (Primary section), Maris Stella High School (Primary), Catholic High School (Primary)), Ai Tong School, Nanyang Primary School, Nan Hua Primary School, Maha Bodhi School, Pei Chun Public School, Red Swastika School and Tao Nan School) were chosen to be SAP primary schools. In 1992, five additional schools (Holy Innocents Primary School, Hong Wen School, Kong Hwa School, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, Poi Ching School) were added to the list, bringing the total number to 15 schools.

SAMPLE SENTENCE

In 2017, under the guidance of the former Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education, Madam Ho Ping, all 26 SAP schools worked together to map the strategy workplan based on the transformation of the education landscape. (Lianhe Zaobao, 25/2/2019)

RELATED INFORMATION

SAP Primary Schools include:

Ai Tong School, Hong Wen School, Holy Innocents Primary School, Maha Bodhi School, Nan Hua Primary School, Nanyang Primary School, Red Swastika School, St Nicholas Girls’ School (Primary section), Tao Nan School, Pei Chun Public School, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, Maris Stella High School (affiliated primary), Catholic High School (affiliated primary), Kong Hwa School and Poi Ching School.

SAP Secondary Schools include:

Anglican High School, Catholic High School, St Nicholas Girls’ School, Chung Cheng High School (Main), Dunman High School, Hwa Chong Institution, Maris Stella High School, Nan Chiau High School, Nan Hua High School, Nanyang Girls’ High School and River Valley High School.