LEAP Award

The LEAP Award, which stands for “Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award”, was launched by the late former President S R Nathan in 2011 and awarded by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan annually to recognise exceptional teachers who have made a positive impact in nurturing their students from the heart.

The naming of the award signifies a leap of faith for a teacher to believe that students have the potential to excel beyond their capabilities.

Past Award Recipients

Recipients of LEAP Award 2021
Recipients of LEAP Award 2021
Recipients of LEAP Award 2020
Recipients of LEAP Award 2020
Recipients of LEAP Award 2019
Recipients of LEAP Award 2018
Recipients of LEAP Award 2017

The award presentation ceremony was held on 30 Aug 2021 at Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, 5 Sennett Road. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Education, graced the occasion as the Guest-of-Honour. Thirteen teachers were shortlisted from a total of 1189 nominations to receive the annual LEAP Award from Minister Chan. The 13 award recipients are:

1. Ms Aznita Bte Md Amin – APSN Tanglin School
2. Mrs Cheng Bee Leng – Nan Chiau Primary School
3. Mdm Hon Shuzhen – Dunman High School
4. Ms Kang Yin Ga Germain – Yuhua Secondary School
5. Ms Koh Bee Choo – Compassvale Secondary School
6. Dr Lee Chan Lye – NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
7. Mrs Patricia Lee – Holy Innocents' Primary School
8. Mrs Ignatia Leng – Yu Neng Primary School
9. Mr Lim Ing Yew – Tanah Merah Prison School
10. Ms Nancy Neo – Grace Orchard School
11. Ms Tan Siew Chin Christina – CHIJ Kellock
12. Mrs Sharon Wang – Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School
13. Mr Xu Bin – Woodlands Primary School


The award presentation ceremony was held on 1 Sep 2020 at Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, 5 Sennett Road. Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister of Education and Second Minister for Finance, graced the occasion as the Guest-of-Honour. Fourteen teachers were shortlisted from a total of 673 nominations to receive the annual LEAP Award from Minister Wong. The 14 award recipients are:

1. Ms Ang Bee Lian – Tao Nan School
2. Mdm Ashikin Bte Abdul Ra'uuf – Ngee Ann Secondary School
3. Mdm Chua Jin Bei Cindy – Nan Chiau Primary School
4. Mr Goh Leng Wee Patrick – Blangah Rise Primary School
5. Mdm Lee Sin Chieh – Kong Hwa School
6. Ms Lin Jiaqi – Hillgrove Secondary School
7. Ms Ng Li Rong – Yuying Secondary School
8. Mrs Margaret Ng – CHIJ St. Joseph's Convent
9. Mdm Nur Fazalina Binte Hussin – Kranji Primary School
10. Mrs Joanne Pinto – APSN Katong School
11. Mr Tay Peng Cheng Eric – Anderson Secondary School
12. Mdm Toh Siew Khim – Holy Innocent's Primary School
13. Mrs Usha Surendran – Townsville Primary School
14. Mr Lawrence Alphonsus Yeo Kim Seng – Northlight School

The award presentation ceremony was held together with the SHHK Teachers’ Day Appreciation Dinner on 5 Sep 19 at the Fairmont Singapore, Fairmont Ballroom. This year, a total of 224 nominations for 848 teachers were received from school leaders, fellow teachers, students and parents nationwide this year. Ten outstanding teachers were selected by the Selection Panel. The 10 award recipients are:

1. Mdm Chua Siang Peng Ivy – Jing Shan Primary School
2. Mdm Hasnira Binte Talib – Grace Orchard School
3. Ms Kallaivanee d/o Paramaseevan – Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)
4. Mr Lee Lian Hui Roy – Juying Secondary School
5. Mdm Lee Wee Choo – Maha Bodhi School
6. Ms Ng Shao Chui Delisa – Tao Nan School
7. Mdm Nor Faatihah Binte Haron – Boon Lay Secondary School
8. Mdm Angeline Ong Ling Ling – Gan Eng Seng Primary School
9. Ms Phay Huey Ju – Yu Neng Primary School
10. Ms Wee Lip Hui – Serangoon Garden Secondary School

The award presentation ceremony was held together with the SHHK Teachers’ Day Appreciation Dinner on 30 Aug 18 at the Marina Bay Sands, Sands Grand Ballroom. This year, a total of 577 nominations for 251 teachers were received from school leaders, fellow teachers, students and parents nationwide this year. Eleven outstanding teachers were selected by the Selection Panel. The 11 award recipients are:

1. Mr Chui Fook Weng – Greenridge Secondary School
2. Mr Kwong Hsian Chung David – Serangoon Garden Secondary School
3. Miss Li Ziyi – Hillgrove Secondary School
4. Miss Lu Shu En – River Valley High School
5. Mdm Nurafida Binte Mohamed Anis – Kong Hwa School
6. Mdm Peh Sock Ngor Brenda – Kheng Cheng School
7. Miss Quek Li Ching Kat – Huamin Primary School
8. Mrs Soh-Chan Siew Lai – Holy Innocents' Primary School
9. Miss Thayalinii d/o Selvakkrishnan – Da Qiao Primary School
10. Ms Wong Ling Yan Juliette – Nan Chiau High School
11. Mdm Yong Lee Fong Stella – APSN Katong School

The award presentation ceremony was held together with the SHHK Teachers’ Day Appreciation Dinner on 30 Aug 17 at the Marina Bay Sands, Sands Grand Ballroom. This year, a total of 645 nominations for 254 teachers were received from school leaders, fellow teachers, students and parents nationwide this year. Ten outstanding teachers were selected by the Selection Panel. The 10 award recipients are:

1. Mr Chan Joo Seng Melvin – Teck Whye Secondary School
2. Mrs Francisca Subash Lazar – Innova Primary School
3. Mdm Ngo Ming Kee Angie – Nan Chiau High School
4. Mdm Risiya Sangar Sharmala – APSN Katong School
5. Mdm Siti Kamariah Binte Ismail (Mrs Shaiful) – Huamin Primary School
6. Miss Tan Hwee Noi – Singapore Sports School
7. Mdm Tan Mei Ling Magdalen (Mrs Low) – CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
8. Mdm Tang Li Kuon – Nan Chiau Primary School
9. Mr Teo Tze-Wei – National Junior College
10. Mdm Wong Hwee Yong Jenny – Maha Bodhi School


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