MILESTONES

Year Grace Orchard Milestone
2021 Moves into a holding site in West Coast Road
Celebrates 20th Anniversary
2014 Lauches No Different campaign which aims to promote inclusion through the arts.
2012 Set the "Longest Plate Spinning Rally" record in the Singapore Book of Records
2011 Celebrates 10th Anniversary with first theatre production 'Adventures in Oz' in collaboration with ACSian Theatre (CCA group from ACJC)
Sets up the school-run café 'Gopi-O' in the canteen for vocational training
Sets up the Executive Committee of Parents Network (Parent Support Group)
First time sending a team of athletes to participate in international games
2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens Greece
2010 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' and new school uniform
2009 Moves into new purpose-built school building with 350 students and 60 staff members
2005 Organizes 'Colours @ Istana Park' a concert featuring performances from students of special schools
2004 Holds first graduation ceremony in the school
2002 Begins special education classes with 50 students and 7 teachers

School Achievements

Year Grace Orchard School Achievements
2020 MOE-NCSS Innovation Award
‘Good Game Grace Orchard (G2GO)’
A school-wide programme using an evidence-based approach in promoting positive behaviours
2018 MOE-NCSS Innovation Award
“Transdisciplinary Approach to Special Needs Workplace Education – Teacher Childcare Aide (TCCA)”
2014 MOE-NCSS Innovation Award
'Career Guidance Fair' project
2012 MOE-NCSS Innovation Award
‘Authentic Learning of Soft-skills’
2007 MOE-NCSS Innovation Award
'Reaching Excellence through Circus Arts' (RECA) – a school performing arts group

Staff Achievements

Year Grace Orchard Staff Achievements
2021 LEAP Award (Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award)
Ms Nancy Neo
2020 MOE-NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher Award
Ms Tamil Selvi
2019 LEAP Award (Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award)
Ms Hasnira Bte Talib
2018 MOE Masters Scholarship in Special Education (Overseas)
Ms Esther Kwan
2016 MOE-NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher Award
Ms Esther Kwan
2014 MOE Masters Scholarship in Special Education (Local)
Ms Tamil Selvi
2013 MOE Masters Scholarship in Special Education (Overseas)
Ms Prathibah Pillai
2010 MOE-NCSS Outstanding SPED Teacher Award
Ms Hannah Lee