Reach for the stars, together we strive


2000 - 2009


Published findings of the Research Study on “The Juvenile Shoplifting Phenomenon”


Unveiled new corporate identity to better reflect our mission during a Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner on 2
March, officiated by Mr. Bernard Chen, MP for West Coast GRC

Celebrated our 25th birthday on 7 June and the celebration logo was unveiled by Chairman, RADM (RET)
Kwek Siew Jin

Organised first professional seminar “Reaching Greater Heights” on 3 September. It was attended by 333
participants and provided an opportunity for policy makers, academicians, social workers and
professionals to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of students’ work

Launched maiden publication “Systemic Practice in School Social Work” on 3 September by Assoc Prof Ho
Peng Kee, Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, and Chairman of the Inter-Ministry on Youth
Crime. He commended SCS and said that it was “a laudable effort to document its rich experiences and share
them with other professionals”

Collaborated with SPH’s Thumbs Up weekly to organise a public seminar “Entry Into Secondary One” for parents
and their children in primary six on 11 November

Organised “Walk of Joy” on 18 November at Marinade Promenade Park to celebrate our 25th Anniversary
with clients and their families, volunteers, donors, staff and well-wishers. The event was graced by
RADM (NS) Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence

Presented “Arms and The Man” on 8 December. The joint theatrical production with Vysion Arts Productions
aimed to provide young people the opportunity to develop and showcase their potential through their
creative involvement in drama

Initiated and introduced PSLE Hotline in Singapore


Oganised the first SCS Volunteers’ Connection

Organised the first students’ seminar “Voices and Choices” on 26 October officiated by Mr Chan Soo Sen, Minister of
State, Prime Minister’s Office and Education and Ministry of Community Development and Sports

Launched book “A Hand To Hold” cum Seminar on “Children with Special Needs”, by Dr Ng Eng Hen,
Minister of State for Education, and Manpower


Published findings of “An Exploratory Study on Youths’ resilience and family values in Singapore” in June

Organised Professional Seminar on “Working with Students – A Systemic Approach” officiated by Mr
Chan Soo Sen, Minister of State for Education, and Community Development and Sports.

Staff, Ms Esther Koh, awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) for 2002


Led group on School Social Work Study Trip and Conference, 13 to 24 April (United States)

Completed “Exploratory Study on “Out-of-School Youths” (OSYs), a joint research project with
Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA)

Organised first “Youth Mentoring Convention: The Promise of Mentoring” on 4 September officiated by
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and Second Minister for Trade and Industry,
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

Presented paper on “Building Social Capital Through Youth Mentoring Programme” at Global Social
Work 2004 at Adelaide, Australia.

Organised the first Musical, “Project Passion: Howling Tales"

Initiated Project “O” for “O Levels Students


Launched publication “Raising Your Family’s EQ”, officiated by Mayor Amy Khor, South West District.

Published “The SMP handbook on Mentoring: Friendship, Support and Guidance”.

Staff, Mrs Wong Cher Meng, awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) for 2004.

Organised the “International Conference on Inclusive Education: The School as a Caring Community” ,
officiated by Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister of State, Ministry of Education from 9 to 11 November.

Organised an Overseas Service Learning Project by youths to Khao Lak, Phuket


Contributed to the formation of Mentoring Partnership International and provided interim housing at SCS
Hougang Centre

Co-organised first “National Symposium for School Social Work and Counselling 2006” with NCSS

Organised and presented professional seminar “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Helping Youth Pursue


Launched publication “Apart or A Part: The Social Worker’s Multiple Journeys”

Organised Workshop on “Helping Self-Mutilating Clients”

Organised Overseas Community Service Project – “Project X3” by Youths to Kolap 4, Cambodia


Collaborated with Clementi Woods Secondary School to participate in the Youth Congress organised by
National Youth Council (NYC) / National Committee on Youth Guidance and Rehabilitation (NYGR).
Guided team to develop a board game titled “Theftation” which won the Most Innovative Project award

Youth COP programme received the South West CDC Community Safety and Security Programme Gold

Appointed by National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as “Centre of Specialisation – School Social Work”

Launched publication “School Social Work: A Guide to Programme Planning and Evaluation”

Organised and presented professional seminar “Discovering the Rhythm in You: The Practice of
Group Work”, officiated by Minister for Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS),
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

Launched publication “The Practice of Group Work: Tips on Starting a Group”


Staff, Mr. Lee Seng Meng, awarded the 2009 South West District ComCare Award (Social Worker)

Relocated Clementi Centre from Blk 437 Clementi Ave 3 to Blk 329 Clementi Ave 2

Organised “EMIT!”, a year-long programme to celebrate the inaugural Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010, launched by Assoc Prof Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State (Law and Home Affairs)

Set a new Singapore Book of Records for the “Largest Contingent of People Carrying Different Country Flags” with 153 participants holding up 101 flags to form the letters “YOG”

Youth COP programme received the 2009 South West District’s Community Safety and Security Programme (CSSP) “Excellent” Award

Co-organised and presented professional seminar “Engaging Youths to Succeed in Schools” in conjunction with National Youth Council’s ASEAN+3 seminar on Urban Youth Work IV

Organised Overseas Community Service Project – “Going Miles, Bringing Smiles” by youths and volunteers to Cambodia

community chest award platinumcentre of specialisation

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