Year Grace Orchard Milestone
2020 Ms Tamil Selvi Subject Head (Student Leadership) is given the MOE-NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher Award
Receives the MOE-NCSS Innovation Award for Good Game Grace Orchard (G2GO)’ which uses an evidence-based approach in promoting positive behaviours
Implements full Home-Based Learning (HBL) for students
2019 Students participate in Asian Youth Para Games
2018 Clinches the MOE-NCSS Innovation Award for the Transdisciplinary Approach to Special Needs Workplace Education – Teacher Childcare Aide (TCCA)
Ms Esther Kwan is given the 2018 MOE Masters Scholarship
2017 Students participate in Special Olympics World Games and Asian Youth Para Games
2016 Ms Esther Kwan receives the MOE-NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher Award
2015 Students Participated in Special Olympics and Para games
SG 50 celebration using LEGO blocks in NO DIFFERENT project showcased students art work to general public
2014 Receives a new Principal (Mrs Lisa Goh) as incumbent Principal (Mrs Noreen Lim) retires from active service at the end of March
Is given MOE-NCSS Special Education Innovation Award for the vocational education 'Career Guidance Fair' project
2013 One teaching staff (Ms Prathibah Pillai) is given the Ministry of Education Overseas Scholarship for Special Education Teachers (Masters postgraduate studies tenable in 2014)
Sends students and staff for the overseas Youth Care Cambodia Community Improvement Project from 24 to 28 November
2012 Celebrates the school 10th year anniversary (school carnival and set the "Longest Plate Spinning Rally" record in the Singapore Book of Records)
Sends students and staff for overseas Community Improvement Project with the Rumah Baptist Orphanage on Batam island in Indonesia
2011 Prototypes the new Vocational Education curriculum from Special Education (SPED) Branch MOE
Implements the school Character Education programme
Launches the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programme entitled Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies' (PATHS)
Stages first theatre production 'Adventures in Oz' in collaboration with ACSian Theatre (CCA group from ACJC)
Adopts the new school uniform for students
Sets up the school-run café 'Gopi-O' in the canteen for the vocational training (work attachment) of students
Sets up the Executive Committee of Parents Network (Parent Support Group)
2010 Holds official opening of new purpose-built school building with Minister Lim Boon Heng as the Guest-of-Honour
Adopts the new school logo 'Wings of Flight'
Implements the Direct Instruction (DI) approach for the literacy curriculum
Brings students for 1st overseas Service Learning trip to Cambodia
Implements the SPED School Quality Assurance Framework from MOE as a self-assessment instrument
2009 Moves into new purpose-built school building with 350 students and 60 staff members
Wins 1st runner-up for Best Overall School Performance in the SDSC 4th National Disability League
2007 Receives the inaugural MOE-NCSS Special Education (SPED) Innovation Award for the school performing arts group 'Reaching Excellence through Circus Arts' (RECA)
Sends all senior students for the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) assessment
2006 Launches the official Pre-Vocational Training Programme
Clinches the Team Spirit Award in the FLLM International 1st Lego League
2005 Spearheads the organizing of 'Colours @ Istana Park' a concert featuring performances from students of special schools
2004 Expands from a single session school to a double session one in order to cater to a growing student population
Holds first graduation ceremony in the school
2002 Begins special education classes with 50 students and 7 teachers
Sends first batch of students to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) for Skills Training (BEST) English Language Examination