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Distinguished Students

Highlights: 1967 to Present

The record of the highlights and achievements for 1967 to present is a testament to AISS as a model of success for the education of VI students. The VI Support Unit will continue to assist VI students to grow and maximise their potential.



Several of our VI students have distinguished themselves in their achievements. Numbered among the first batch of students was Kew Poh Sin who adopted the name of Roger Kool. He became a popular radio disc jockey. He then set up and operated his own record company in Canada.

In the period, 1967 to 1977, Tan Hang Siah pursued Business Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic while four students eventually graduated from Singapore University. They were Kua Cheng Huang (Resource teacher), Chua Howe Liang (runs his own business), Albert Toh Ah Bot (Public Relations Officer, Head-Communications, SAVH, Braille Production Officer, Lighthouse School) and Goh Yu Huat (tuition teacher and sales).

There were five other trained teachers, namely Lam Peng Cheong, Anna Soh, Kua Cheng Hock, Tian Liak Shin and Rokkiah Hussain. Cheng Hock is a sales agent for insurance, assistive devices and other products while Peng Cheong, Anna and Liak Shin taught in Lighthouse School and Rokkiah in a mainstream primary school.

From 1978-1988, seven pursued tertiary education in various universities and attained success in their careers while others completed studies in Polytechnics.
      • Peter Hung Tee Lay (1978; lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic)
      • Tan Hang Siah (1978; Ngee Ann Polytechnic; Advertising Co.)
      • Goh Jong Theng, Kelvin (1979; Polytechnic; insurance agent)
      • Low Loong Shiew (1980; Pursued studies in Japan; works in Commercial Co.)
      • Kua Kah Noi (1981; pursued studies in UK; Tutor in university in UK)
      • Loo Ah Choo (1981; Child Care Courses; Kindergarten Principal)
      • Ali Daud (1982; Counselling Courses; Student Counsellor in British Council)
      • Ang Kim Ho (1981; Shatec Catering School; Chef in hotel)
      • Mohd Zim bin Ismail (1982; Counselling Courses; School Counsellor)
      • Kong Pick Lip (1983; Ngee Ann Poly; Works in Commercial Co.)
      • Loh Yew Fai (1983; Ngee Ann Poly; runs fish supply business)
      • Oh Kim Chwee (1983; Shatec Catering School; Chef in hotel)
      • Sim Kah Yong (1983; Welfare Officer at SAVH; staff in Dialogue in the Dark)
      • Toh Chin Aik (1983; Admin Officer at SgEnable)
      • Kwong Yeok Chuen (1984; Shatec Catering School; Chef)
      • Ong Hock Bee (1985; Ngee Ann Poly; Family business)
      • Lim Lee Lee (1986; Open U; Insurance agent)
      • Ping Teck Huat (1987; Business Studies, Ngee Ann Poly)
      • Andrew Chew Hew Jeow (1987; Research Officer at Singapore Pools)
      • Kua Kah Mui (1987; Studies in UK; Lecturer at a university in UK)
      • Zulkarnaen Abu Bakar (1989; Shatec Catering School; Chef)
      • Ng Guan Chye (1989; National Institute of Commerce)

The enrolment for the period 1989-1999 was much lower. Among the graduates were:
      • Penny Chong Chew Luan (1995, History B.A> honours, Resource teacher at AISS)
      • Edwin Khoo Tech Chuan (1996; Completed Sound Engineering Course; Supervisor at Assistive Technology Centre, SAVH)

From 2000 to 2010, students who distinguished themselves include:
      • Lim Xiang Bao (2002; Polytechnic; works in Commercial Co.)
      • Lim Xiang De (2002; Polytechnic; works in Commercial Co.)
      • Teong Ze Gang (2002; Mathematics, NUS; IT Service Officer)
      • Tan Lee Juan (2004; Millennia Institute; Clinic Assistant)
      • Muhammad Firdaus bin Sarifi (2008; Republic Polytechnic)
      • Goh Zhong Yi (2009; Business Application, Republic Polytechnic; Receptionist at Family Services Centre)
      • Lim Yu Kai (2009; ITE; Nanyang Polytechnic)
      • Steven Tanus (2010; 4th year Bachelor of Music, honours, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, NUS)
      • Tan Boon Keong, Dickson (2010; Nanyang Poly; 4th year Computer Science, NUS)
      • Chong Ci En, Amanda (2010; 4th year Social Work, NUS)

Successful graduates from 2011 to 2017 are:
      • Ong Hui Xin (2011; 3rd year Psychology, SMU)
      • Tang Wei Chong (2012; College in Louisiana, USA)
      • Hung Hui Xin, Joan (2012; 3rd year Mathematical Science, NTU)
      • Lionel Tan Jie Hui (2013; ITE; 1st year Business Management, Nanyang Poly)
      • Stephanie Ow Jia Min (2013; 2nd year Dip in Music, NAFA)
      • Neo Jun Kai (2013; 2nd year Business Services, ITE Central)
      • By Shi Jia (2014; Accounts, Private College)
      • Sakinah bte Zainal (2014; 3rd year Business Management, Nanyang Polytechnic)
      • John Danesh s/o Krishnan (2015; 2nd year social enterprise and management, Republic Poly)
      • Claire Teo Li Ling (2015; 2nd Year Diploma in Performance, LASALLE College of the Arts)
      • Neo Kah Wee (2016; 1st year Multimedia and Infocom Technology, Nanyang Poly)
      • Dallon Au Yew Zhang (2016; 1st year InfoTech, ITE East)

This impressive record shows that the IPVI is indeed fulfilling its mission of providing VI students with a secondary education that prepares them for further studies and gainful employment in society.

Besides academic success, VI students also excelled in the non-academic domain...

In 1999, Nuraziana of Sec 3 Express was selected to receive the NKF award for outstanding students. She was one of twelve awardees, selected from all schools (Primary, Secondary and Junior College) in Singapore.

Mohd Ismail was one of the participants from Singapore at the Far-East South Pacific International Competition for the Disabled, held in Bangkok in January (5th to 14th) 1999. He won prizes in the track-and-field events.

Two students, Mohd Ismail and Teh Yong Kang, participated and won medals in the 1999 Southern Cross Multi-Disability Championship held in Sydney, Australia from 24th to 31st, October 1999. They took part in the bowling events.

In the 23rd SDSC National Swimming Championships, (held on 12 July 2003 at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex), Tan Lee Juan participated in 5 events and won 5 medals. She was first for the 200 metres breast-stroke event.

Lee Juan was also selected by SDSC to participate in the FESPIC Youth Games (Sports for the Disabled) held in Hong Kong on 21-28 December. She took part in the swimming events and won 2 silver and 1 bronze medals.

Nazirul participated in a poetry recitation competition with the Malay Society in 2005.

In 2010, charged with enthusiasm, Tang Wei Chong presented his project on AIDS to his 2N3 class, with his classmate assisting in showing the slides. He was applauded by his classmates and commended by his Science teacher.

In 2015, Nurul Natasya (Sec 2) participated in the Eighth ASEAN Para Games.

On 29 January 2016 Adelyn Koh performed at a concert held at National Arts Gallery.

In March 2016, seven students showcased their art work, expressing their aspirations at the Unseen Constellation at Objectif.

In October 2016, Nurul Natasya performed at a concert held at Anglo-Chinese School.

In 2018, Lawrence Gabriel (1E2) is a flutist in the AI Concert Band. In August, he performed in the Aespire Concert, together with his section leader. He is also in the Music Preparatory Class, riding on the initiative taken by AI to support VI students sitting for O-Level Music. On 1 July, he took part in the Purple Symphony at the University Cultural Centre.