About SPEN

About Us

The SPEN Community

The Singapore Positive Education Network (SPEN) is a group of educators, parents, researchers, and other community members committed to advancing the cause of positive education. SPEN upholds the importance of applying the principles of positive psychology in school settings to foster students’ character, well-being and flourishing. Its key goals include supporting collaboration, sharing effective practices and fostering learning to advance positive education in Singapore and beyond.

We chose as our logo a flower with four heart-shaped petals, which symbolize the network of four key groups in the social ecology of students: teachers, researchers, parents and the community. The heart-shaped petals represent each group’s focus on educating the heart, not  just the mind, of our youth. The four groups are united by one common goal - to support the child who is at the centre of the petals, to thrive. At first glance, the logo also looks like a butterfly, a symbol of growth and transformation.

Aim
Singapore Positive Education Network (SPEN) aims to bring together teachers, parents, academics, students, schools, colleges, universities, charities, companies and governments to promote positive education, support collaboration and improve education practice.
Mission
We strive to create and grow a community of positive education advocates who inspire, lead, support and promote the application of the science of well-being in schools to foster students’ optimal growth and development.
Vision
Empowering schools and the community to nurture students and people who flourish at school and in life.
fists bumping together in a circle, in a positive light setting

Our Team

Strategy Team

Dr Lim Lai Cheng
Executive Director, SMU Academy, Singapore Management University
SPEN Chairman
Assoc Prof Mark Baildon
Associate Dean, Partnerships and Analytics, OER, National Institute of Education
Member
Dr Imelda Caleon
Research Scientist, Office of Educational Research, National Institute of Education
Member
Mr Nick Chan
Principal, Northbrooks Secondary School
Member
Mr Simon Leow
Co- Founder, Happiness Initiative
Member
Mr Stephen Lew
Founder and Executive Director of The School of Positive Psychology
Member
Mr Ezra Ng
Executive Director, Principals’ Academy Inc.
Member
Mr Ng Yeow Ling
Principal, Yu Neng Primary School
Member
Ms Claire Ong
Founder, Positive Movement
Member
Dr Anne-Claire Stona
Research Associate & Project Coordinator, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)
Member
Mr Tan Yee Kan
Principal, Chung Cheng High (Yishun) School
Member
Ms Jacqueline Wong
Managing Director, Sequoia
Member
Dr Yap Meen Sheng
Director, Centre for Experiential Learning, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Member
Ms Yeo Sha-En
Founder, Happiness Scientist
Member
Dr Edwin Lim
Lead Teacher, Hwa Chong Institution
Secretary

Core Educators Group

Mr Nick Chan
Principal, Northbrooks Secondary School
Lead
Mr Ng Yeow Ling
Principal, Yu Neng Primary School
Lead
Mr Tan Yee Kan
Principal, Chung Cheng High (Yishun)
Lead
Ms Joyce Ang
Principal, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Primary)
Member
Mr Kevin Ang
Principal, Bukit View Secondary School
Member
Ms Delia Hoo
Principal, Anderson Primary School
Member
Mr Khoo Tse Horng
Principal, Anglican High School
Member
Ms Sharon Siew
Principal, Jing Shan Primary
Member
Ms Tracy Tan
Principal, Rulang Primary School
Member
Mrs Shirley Lee
Vice-Principal, Bukit View Secondary School
Member
Mr Low Min Chye
Vice Principal, Westwood Primary School
Member
Ms Rezia Rahumathullah
Vice Principal, Jing Shan Primary School
Member
Mr Charles Low
Director of Student Development, Hwa Chong Institution
Member
Dr. Edwin Lim
Lead Teacher, Hwa Chong Institution
Secretary
Ms Melissa Lim
Dean of Student Development, Raffles Institution
Secretary

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