This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
Schools that maintain a certain level of autonomy over how they operate, while receiving funding from the Singapore government and following a similar curriculum offered by government schools.
Government-aided schools may receive funding from the government for purposes such as the building of school facilities. However, in terms of curriculum, they do not differ very much from government schools.
Some Government-aided schools are also autonomous schools. In addition to following the national syllabus, these schools also provide a wider range of programmes to enhance children's learning experience and develop their talents.
Some Government-aided schools are also Special Assistance Plan (SAP) schools that are committed to nurturing bilingual students. Students will have the opportunity to be immersed in Chinese language and culture.
In the next three years, the school fees for non-Singapore citizens attending Government schools and Government-aided schools will increase every year. The monthly increase will be between $25 and $150. (Lianhe Zaobao, 18/10/2017)
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tè bié xué xiào
kuài jié kè chéng
xué shēng zhǔn zhèng