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What is the Programme Duration
Principal Matters is a 6 - 9 months programme with 2 intakes per year from mid-2016 to mid-2019. We are currently accepting applications for the final intake (PM06) which will be conducted from March to September 2019 (PM06), programme timeline and key dates are as follow:


PM06 Intake 

Enrolment closes

2 Nov 2018

Applicant receives interview schedule

7 Nov 2018

Selection Interviews

9, 12 & 13 Nov 2018

Release of Outcome of Interviews

19 Nov 2018

Participants to confirm their acceptance

30 Nov 2018


9 Jan 2019

5 days Experiential Workshop (Sequoia)

11 – 15 Mar 2019

Mentoring Sessions

Mar – Sep 2019

Leadership Seminars

Mar – Sep 2019

12 Days Overseas Learning Journey (Boston)

22 Apr – 3 May 2019

Capstone Symposium

28 Sep 2019

What is the Programme Fee
This programme is fully-sponsored by Lien Foundation including training, airfare, food and accommodation.
There is no programme fee involved.

Who can Apply
Existing preschool centre principals/vice-principals who possess a leadership diploma (i.e. DECCE-L) and a credit 
in GCE ‘O’ levels English language, with at least 3 years of supervisory experience in the Early Childhood 
Education sector are welcome to enrol. Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be required to attend 
a selection interview and those with other qualifications and experience deemed by the selection panel to be 
equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above may also be considered. 

How Do I Enrol?
1.      Applicant to complete pages 2 – 4 of the application form,
2.      Applicant to nominate a referee from current organisation to complete pages 5 & 6, sealed in an envelope and                  return to applicant for submission
3.      Applicant to obtain endorsement from company and complete pages 7
         Complete set of documents include:

        • Completed application form
        • Updated resume
        • Essay
        • One reference letter by employer in current organisation in a sealed and signed envelope
        • NRIC
        • GCE ‘O’ level certificate or IELTS (proof of EL1 grade)
        • DECCE-T certificate and transcript
        • DECCE-L certificate and transcript
        • Passport-sized photograph (email softcopy to hello@principalmatters.sg)

Principal Matters - White Paper (Behaviours That Matter).pdf 

PrincipalMatters-Programme-Factsheet (Sep2018).pdf 

PrincipalMatters-ApplicationForm (PM06).pdf 

Submit the full complete set of application form and accompanying documents to Principal Matters Secretariat, 73 Bras Basah Road, #07-01, NTUC Trade Union House, Singapore 189556. Application closes Friday 2 Nov 2018.

For enquiries, please email to hello@principalmatters.sg or contact Jason Lee at 9339 0129.