Department of Student Affairs has evolved over the years. The above timeline shows the milestones in our history. On 01 Nov 2014, Department of Student Development merged with Department of Alumni Relations to form the Department of Student Development and Alumni Relations, or SA in short.
Life as a student is a balance between coursework and social experiences. We offer activities that develop life skills that will ensure that students are ready for the future. We have a wide range of exciting activities you can choose from to get involved in Polytechnic life.
To DEVELOP SP STUDENTS holistically through Co-Curricular Activities + to sustain the strong BOND between the ALUMNI and its alma mater.
Arts coordinates artistic expression in SP. It ranges from the performing arts to visual arts. Under the Arts Engagement Programme, there are signature productions and workshops. Through our numerous arts and culture-based clubs, you can learn a new musical instrument or dance form under qualified instructors. There are also opportunities to participate in competitions and, arts and cultural exchange programmes overseas. In addition, there are regular concerts and busking activities at the foodcourts (every Wednesday, 12.30pm – 1.30pm) for students to showcase their artistic talents. With annual Arts Fiesta performances staged in the Kallang Theatre or the Esplanade, there is no lack of avenues for you to showcase your talents.
The strong emphasis on contributing back to society and showing care and concern for the less privileged has resulted in numerous local and overseas community service projects. In addition to the many voluntary services performed by student groups on a regular basis at voluntary welfare organisations, SP also spearheads many overseas community service projects to more than 10 Asian countries in the region.
Equipping student leaders with leadership skills is a fundamental part of their holistic development. Leadership Development programmes are conducted for student leaders, class representatives and students in the SP Outstanding Talent programme. The programme covers the theoretical principles of leadership as well as the experiential learning component which is usually done in the neighbouring countries and is aimed at helping the students to gain a better appreciation of teamwork dynamics and self-awareness. Students are also encouraged to develop personal qualities like self-reliance, perseverance and responsibility through the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) programme.
Sports provides both recreational pursuits as well as sporting opportunities to students who are seeking a higher level of competition and camaraderie. SP has more than 30 competitive sports teams that represent the Polytechnic in major competitions like Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Championships, Polytechnic-ITE (POL-ITE) Games, national competitions, Invitational competitions and Overseas exchanges/training/competitions. SP also organizes annual mass sporting events like Poly50 that appeals to the entire SP population. Sports@SP is committed to develop students not just physically but cultivate in them excellence, sportsmanship and leadership. A comprehensive sports excellence programme to nurture sporting talents is already in the pipeline to train our sportsmen and women.
Besides sports excellence, SP also focuses on Sports for Life, with a tiered sports programme where students have the opportunity to participate in a sports modules of their choice. It aims to develop passion for sports and equip students with knowledge and skill sets to lead a well-balanced and active lifestyle beyond the classroom. Students may choose to pursue a particular interest in a sport or perhaps to take the opportunity to learn a new skill. The Sports for Life programme offers a wide array of sports modules like yoga, pilates, dance, rock climbing, golf, swimming and laser tag.
SP has extensive student exchange and overseas programmes with countries in the region as well as countries like Japan. These programmes aim to broaden the students’ international outlook and appreciation of foreign cultures and languages. It also provides opportunities for students to learn new skills or learn more about various areas of interests outside of the academic curriculum.
Student Union and Club Membership
Full-time students are automatically ordinary members of the Students’ Union as well as the academic club of their School. Part-time students are associate members of the Students’ Union as well as the academic club of their School.
In addition to the Students’ Union and academic clubs, there are more than 120 student clubs and competitive sports teams to choose from. These are broadly categorised under Arts, Leadership & Lifestyle, Sports, and Service.
Scholarships & Awards
SP is well-equipped with a wide range of sports facilities which currently includes an Olympic sized swimming pool, a running track, several aerobics/dance studios, a fitness gym, three basketball courts, multi-purpose courts for futsal, handball, netball and tchoukball, fields for archery, cricket, rugby, soccer, softball, and ultimate, a sports hall for badminton, table tennis and volleyball, and four tennis courts.
A 4-storey Sports Hub with facilities for badminton, basketball, netball, rock climbing, squash, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.