The LEAP Award (飞跃教师奖), 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 (SHHK) annually to recognise exceptional teachers who wholehearty have made a positive impact in nurturing their students. The naming of the award signifies a leap of faith taken by a teacher us believing that students have the potential to excel beyond their capabilities.
The award presentation ceremony was held in conjunction 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. Eleven outstanding teachers were eventually selected by the Selection Panel. The 11 award recipients are: