Subject Appraisal (Mandarin) by experts from Singapore
Every year SIS selects one subject for appraisal to ensure standards are maintained. In 2006, the SIS Mandarin Language Programme was appraised by a high level team from Singapore comprising, Dr Chua Chee Lay (former National Institute of Education Sub-Dean, and tutor to Lee Kwan Yew); Mr Lee Choin Lan (former NIE Teaching Fellow) and Mrs Wong Lee Er (Founder of Advanced Language Centre, editor of Chinese textbooks and trainer of Mandarin teachers teaching in Singapore schools). In the executive summary to all SIS parents, the appraisal team said that they found the infrastructure of the appraised SIS schools to be as good as some of the top schools in Singapore. They said that this provides for a very exciting environment to teach the Chinese Language.
“We are also pleased to note that the quality of teachers, infra-structure and teaching methodologies in the Singapore International School, and the other appraised SIS schools echo those that can be found in some of the top schools in Singapore.”