How long is each semester?
The new academic session begins in April. There are two semesters of 15 weeks each. There is a short mid-semester break of two to three weeks in June and December. Semester vacations are five to six weeks long in September to October, and March to April.How much time do SP students spend on campus each day?
As a tertiary institution, the timetable is flexible. There are no structured classroom lessons like in secondary school. Instead, students move from lecture theatres to tutorial rooms or from laboratories or workshops to classrooms. The first lecture of the day may begin at 8am and most classes end by 5pm. In between, there may be stretches of free time for students to read up on their work. Many of our students remain on campus after classes for sports, student club programmes and other Co-curricular activities.Where can my child go for Education and Career Guidance?
You can go to SP’s Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Centre located at T16 Level 1, just a short walk away from the Dover MRT station. Our ECG Counsellors are able to provide information on education and career pathways, help students discover themselves and guide them in making informed decisions. Are there any opportunities for overseas exposure?
There are plenty of opportunities for SP students to travel overseas for educational, cultural enrichment, immersion or service-learning experiences. These opportunities are not confined to any particular course of study and could arise from various organised groups including Student Development department, SP's student clubs and even external, national or international bodies. For instance, there are exchange programmes to countries like Japan, Korea, and Thailand; overseas immersion and credit transfer programmes in China, Finland and the United States, and service-learning programmes in the ASEAN region. We have sent our students for international competitions in cities such as Bangkok, London and Berlin. Under the SP’s Credit Transfer Scheme and Overseas Industrial Programme, students have wonderful opportunities to broaden their educational experience in Asia, Europe and United States.Is sport or physical education a must in SP?
The Sports for Life (SFL) programme is a compulsory physical education programme for all PFP and Year 1 students. Students may choose from an array of sports modules such as hip hop, bowling, canoe polo, rock climbing, yoga, tennis, etc. Beyond the compulsory SFL module, every student is strongly encouraged to take part in sports and outdoor activities. These activities count towards the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) points. There is also the IPPT for final-year male students who are NS eligible.