SMC Lecturer Wins 2019 President's Award for Teachers

05 Sep 2019



  • Ms. Ella Siu receiving her award from President Halimah Yacob at the Istana
    Ms. Ella Siu receiving her award from President Halimah Yacob at the Istana
  • Ms. Ella Siu, senior lecturer from School of Management and Communication, Common Business Programme wins 2019 President's Award for Teachers
    Ms. Ella Siu, senior lecturer from School of Management and Communication, Common Business Programme wins 2019 President's Award for Teachers

Ms. Ella Siu, senior lecturer from School of Management and Communication, Common Business Programme was one of seven winners of 2019’s illustrious President's Award for Teachers. The winners were selected out of a pool of 3,886 individuals nominated by school leaders, teachers, parents, and students. The award recognises excellent educators for their dedication and hard work in developing our young.

Ms. Siu often designs and incorporates innovative games into her lessons to empower students overcome their fear in learning accounting, something she faced when she was a student. For example, to help her students better understand the process of relevant costing decision-making, Ms. Siu developed an e-learning package with a simulation exercise that requires students to guide a virtual character to choose between two guitars to buy. Through a series of questions, they find out about the character’s budget and the various cost considerations so that they can advise the character on the best decision.

She also encourages her students to ask any question they have in mind to clarify their doubts.

After receiving her award at the Istana from President Halimah Yacob, Ms. Siu was given a grant to go on a study trip as part of her professional development.