Thousands of votes, fifty international schools, twenty-three categories, and five judges. The votes are in for the inaugural Singapore Education Awards, and we have our winners!
And that’s a wrap, people! After months of nominating, voting and judging, the inaugural Singapore Education Awards – brought to you by HoneyKids Asia – has finally come to a close. In this awards series, we’re celebrating the outstanding achievements, efforts and contributions of Singapore’s best international schools, based on the assessments of our panel of expert judges. And yes, your votes made a difference too! You helped us recognise and honour the standout principals and teachers in Singapore who really deserve a shoutout. So, before we reveal the winners of this year’s 2021 Singapore Education Awards, we want to say an enormous thank you to our judges, and our readers – we couldn’t have done it without you!
SINGAPORE EDUCATION AWARDS: The winners!
Psst – check back soon to meet the winners of this year’s Singapore Education Awards: announcement will be live on October 5th 2021!
For this year’s inaugural Singapore Education Awards, we enlisted the help of education industry experts, academics and consultants to assess and identify Singapore’s top international schools. They tirelessly evaluated the performance of each international school based on their academic performance, student engagement, campus culture, people and more!
Nizar Ahmed Abubacker
Nizar Ahamed Abubacker boasts more than 20 years of experience as a Lecturer, Academic Head and currently as the CEO of Academies Australasia College (AAC). The Academies Australasia Group has 17 colleges in Australia, as well as AAC Singapore, which is the only college in Asia. Nizar has worked in Malaysia, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, India, Uzbekistan and China, and has taught students from more than 50 different countries.
Divya Samtani is the co-founder and CEO of Savvy Sapiens, a platform dedicated to helping young adults prepare themselves for a future of authentic success. Through in-school workshops and online programmes, she equips students with the self-awareness and resilience skills they need to feel confident in themselves and preparedness to face any challenge that comes their way. Divya has a background in working with corporate innovation teams and start-ups, helping them bring cutting-edge ideas to life and foster a more entrepreneurial culture and mindset.
Anne Murphy is the Director of Educational Services at ITS Education Asia (ITS). She is the founder of the first independent school admissions consultancy in Hong Kong, and in 2012, she took her Education Consultancy Services to Singapore. Anne is also the Chief Editor of The Unique Asia Schools Guide. She offers talks and presentations on international school admissions to corporate companies and private organisations, as well as education events and seminars in Hong Kong and Singapore. Anne has also worked in private school admissions and has taught in both international and local schools in Hong Kong and China up to University level.
Anne-Maree Soon has over 15 years of recruitment and employment services experience in Australia and Asia, with proven success in partnering with business leaders to optimise organisational effectiveness across a variety of sectors and functions. Anne-Maree has spent the last 7 years recruiting for mid to senior appointments for the international education sector, covering academic and non-academic positions for international schools, higher education providers and education consultancies. Her talent pool covers candidates in Asia, Australia, UK, USA and Canada.
An academic visionary, John Morris is Crimson Global Academy’s Executive Principal. John’s many achievements include being the Headmaster of Auckland Grammar School for nearly 20 years, acting as a consultant for the University of Cambridge International Examinations organisation, representing New Zealand in football as a Goalkeeper, and being made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
READER GIVEAWAY: Winner to be announced soon!
Oh yes – your vote could have earned you the chance to win an amazing family staycation at the five-star Fairmont Hotel at Bras Basah, strategically located in the heart of Singapore’s business, shopping and entertainment districts. One lucky winner will be whisking the fam (two adults and two children) off for a two-day, one night getaway for a Fairmont Upsized Staycation in a Signature Suite (we love the breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline from the private balcony!). The staycay also includes Saturday brunch at SKAI for the whole family (Champagne and cocktails included for the adults)! And don’t forget to check out the Fairmont At Home e-shop, because you’ll also win a $200 gift card to spend on wines and spirits, as well as the Fairmont Exclusives’ handcrafted signatures, which include: Szechuan Court’s oven-roasted duck, SKAI’s signature crab cakes, Prego’s Ravioli of Scallop, Norwegian Cod and Broccoli, Asian Market Café’s signature chilli crab sauce and amazing cuts of steak or Hokkaido scallops — yum!
** Terms and Conditions for Fairmont Upsized Staycation:
Available for stays from 1 Oct 2021 – 31 March 2022. Subject to availability, blackout dates apply. Free cancellation up to 6pm on the day of check-in. Child must be 12 years old and below. One room is entitled to one parking coupon, subject to availability. Available to Singaporeans and local residents only – credentials required on arrival. Not valid in conjunction with other offers, promotions, discounts and vouchers. In case of dispute, Fairmont Singapore reserves the right of final decision.
** Terms and Conditions for SKAI family brunch:
** Terms and Conditions for Fairmont at Home gift card: