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Principles of Accounts

Teaching Staff

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Head of Department (Mathematics)  / (Covering for Principles of Accounts) 
Ms Sharron Chiam Sze Hui

Mr Chan Bin Chuan
Mdm Chew Kiat Lian
Mr Chan Cheong Heng
Mdm Oh Bee Yan

Ms Neo Suat Li Shirley


Subject Offered

      • Principles of Accounts


Principles of Accounts (POA) is designed to provide students with a meaningful basic introduction to financial accounting and to develop an appreciation of the discipline of accounting. It is grounded in preparing, communicating and using financial information, and appreciating the need for ethical conduct. The subject places emphasis on the understanding and application of accounting knowledge to develop lifelong skills and values that will be of value in the increasingly complex world of business.

This subject forms part of a broad-based education to equip students with strong fundamentals for future learning.

In line with the framework of learning Principles of Accounts as an important foundation subject, our department organises a series of enrichment activities to stimulate students' interest and inquisitiveness towards the subject.


POA Activities (2018)

POA Learning Journey to the Marina Bay Financial Centre
Secondary 3 Express students went on a learning journey to Marina Bay Financial Centre on 28 June 2018. As it was their first visit to Marina Bay Financial Centre, the students were excited and eager to explore the various landmarks as they followed their teachers to the respective stations. At each station, the students were tasked to complete a series of accounting questions in teams. Many of them put in their best effort to complete the task within the given time, determined to win a prize for their team!
Build Your Own Business (BYOB) Game Board Challenge (17 and 24 May)
Twelve Principles of Accounts (POA) students had a day of fun and excitement when they participated in the BYOB Game Board Challenge organised by Republic Polytechnic.  Students attended a one-day accounting workshop before they pit their newfound knowledge against other schools in a board game that simulates the starting of a business and incorporates basic accounting concepts. 
Students interacting with peers from other schools
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POA Activities (2017)

POA Learning Journey to Central Business District 
The POA learning journey was organised to bring students out of classrooms and appreciate the real world applications of POA. One of the learning activities required students to conduct interviews with working professionals on accounting-related matters. To facilitate effective learning, students were debriefed by our POA teachers. At the end of the learning journey, students were guided by purposeful questions during the self-reflection session.

Students group interviewing a finance professional regarding her career.
 Students were debriefed by our POA teachers.  
At the end of the learning journey, students were guided by purposeful questions during the self-reflection session.

Accounting Trail at Singapore Changi Airport
The school partners with the National Institute of Education (NIE) to organize the POA Learning Trail to the Singapore Changi Airport. This trail incorporates experiential learning and fun in authentic learning environment.

This immersive learning experience at Changi Airport was designed as an activity-based programme which leverages on the Mixed Mode Delivery framework. The trail complements the teaching of the Principles of Accounts curriculum in the classroom. It is also aligned with the POA syllabus in allowing students to develop the abilities to prepare, communicate and use accounting information in simulated scenarios throughout the trail.

By deepening students’ knowledge about the real-life application of accounting concepts, the POA Learning Trail takes participants out of the classroom and allows them to:

  • Realise the significance and importance of learning the subject;
  • Cultivate interest among students going beyond classroom knowledge to inquire more about the daily applications of accounting;
  • Hone their observation skills and help them relate theories to practice;
  • Intrinsically motivate them to do well in the subject realizing that it is so current and relevant.
Students were having a group discussion to determine if the aircraft is an asset or a liability to the airport.
Students were putting their skills and knowledge learnt in the subject into action by putting together
a set of financial report as the final activity of the accounting trail.