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School Social Work

In recognition of our specialised knowledge and expertise, SHINE was appointed the Centre of Specialisation in School Social Work by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) in July 2008. “School Social Work: A Guide to Programme Planning and Evaluation” was published by SHINE under this framework to share its expertise with other Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) and enhance the capability in school social work practice.


The School Social Work pillar aims to positively develop students and facilitate a conducive experience for the development of students through collaborative partnerships with schools and stakeholders.

We aim to equip students with social and emotional life skills, develop their confidence and character, and foster stronger connections back to their school so as to maximise their potential.

We support students by engaging them through class-based group work, after school engagement programmes, community and centre-based programmes.

For Primary & Secondary Schools:
  • School Social Work for Youth & Children (SYNC)

  • The Scaffold Programme (TSP)

  • Integrated Care Programme (ICP)

  • GEAR-UP Programmes

For ITE Colleges &
Special Education Schools:
  • Buddy ‘IN

For collaboration or engagement of our school-based social work services,
please contact any of our service sites nearest to you.

Clementi Site

Hougang Site (HQ)

Yishun Site

Help our Children and Youth SHINE!

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