Welcome to singapore sikh education foundation

The Singapore Sikh Education Foundation (SSEF) is a self-help non-profit organisation focusing on providing Punjabi Language education for pupils in mainstream schools in Singapore. SSEF Punjabi Language School comes under the purview of the Board of Teaching and Testing of South Asian Languages (BTTSAL). BTTSAL is recognised by the Ministry of Education (Singapore) as it oversees the curriculum and assessment practices across the five officially recognised Non-Tamil Indian Languages (NTIL).


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your support as we deal with the current COVID-19 situation in schools. We would like to urge all parents to continue to exercise vigilance and encourage our children to take the necessary precautionary measures. More information on the precautions taken in schools is available through the following link:

FAQ for 2019 Novel Coronovirus – Measures in Schools

We have requested for the latest travel declarations from all students and look forward to your continued support and understanding. Students must submit their declaration forms to the teachers and bring a copy along to BTTSAL (together with the documents required by BTTSAL in the letter sent through your child/ward) during their examinations and viewing of examination scripts. Form Teachers will also continue to keep in touch with you accordingly. More updates will be provided on additional precautions taken at SSEF Punjabi School and SSEF Kindergarten should there be further developments or instructions from BTTSAL. Thank you.


Mdm Gurdial Kaur
Singapore SIkh Education Foundation

Updates as of 2nd May 2020

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Our deepfelt appreciation to you for the support, guidance and understanding as we embarked on this new journey of Home-Based Learning. It has been a trying and challenging period for all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these challenges, it was very refreshing and satisfying to see all of you coming together as a single and cohesive unit, assisting in every way possible.

We have received many accolades and notes of appreciation from you and these have been a great source of motivation for my Centre Principals and staff as they continue to enhance the teaching and learning of the Punjabi Language.

In line with the MOE announcements on school holidays, SSEF Kindergarten and Punjabi School will also be having school holidays from 4 May 2020 to 1 June 2020. Our lessons will resume on Saturday, 6 June 2020.

Thank you once again for all your tireless support and looking forward to this continued partnership as we bring the best out of every child under our charge.


Gurdial Kaur
Chairperson, SSEF

Updates as of 23rd April 2020

In view of the recent announcements on Covid-19, the last day of Home-Based Learning for SSEF Punjabi School will be on Saturday, 2nd May 2020. If all goes well, SSEF Punjabi school will resume lessons at Beatty Secondary School and at the SSEF Kindergarten on Saturday, 6th June 2020. 

Updates as of 11th April 2020

With school closure announced suddenly on 20th March 2020, our teachers got together to look at possibilities to engage our students remotely. The article on Asia Samachar captures the gist of our experience with Home-Based learning.

Link to Asia Samachar post:

Singapore: Punjabi Language learning goes despite Covid-19 school closure

Updates as of 6th April 2020

Closure of SSEF Office

Please note that the SSEF office will be closed from 7 April to 4th May 2020 in view of the Covid-2019 situation. For any enquirers, please contact us through our email address: admin@ssef.edu.sg. Thank you. 

Updates as of 30th March 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,
As you are aware, MOE had switched centre based learning which includes weekend centres for Non-Tamil Indian Languages (NTIL), to Home Based Learning (HBL) format for the first 2 weeks of Term 2 to reduce the risk of intermingling of students from different schools. 
Punjabi classes at Beatty Secondary School and Kindergarten were accordingly suspended and students have been engaged in the HBL format since 21 March 2020. 
Centre based learning will hence continue in the HBL format until the end of Term 2 that is 30 May 2020 for all Punjabi classes in line with the MOE press release on 27 March 2020 until further notice.
While digital technologies will well play a key part in HBL, all our students can rely upon the ongoing support of their teachers and other SSEF personnel. Parents and students can continue to approach the teachers for guidance and support.
SSEF will continue to monitor the situation closely and work with parents and the community. We urge all school students and staff to continue practicing good personal hygiene and social responsibility. 
We thank all parents and students for their cooperation, support and perseverance.
Gurdial Kaur
Chairperson, SSEF

Updates as of 20th March 2020

Please take note that BTTSAL has directed that with effect from 21 March to 4 April 2020 (both dates inclusive), classes at both centres will be suspended and the second term will commence on 11 April 2020 instead of 28 March 2020. (Note that mainstream schools will continue to function until further notice from MOE). In line with this all primary and secondary classes held at Beatty Secondary School and SSEF Kindergarten will be suspended. 

Teachers will get in touch with all students on home-based learning during the three weeks. More information will be relayed to students on this over the weekend.

Please also note that the BTTSAL examinations will be postponed for two weeks as follows:
18 Apr – P6 Oral
25 Apr – Sec 2 to Sec 5 & A Lvl
2 May – P4 & P5 Oral
9 May – P4 to P6 Written
16 May – Viewing of Scripts (Sec 2 to Sec 5 & A Lvl)
23 May – Viewing of Scripts P4 to P6

We appreciate your kind support and follow up with your children. Thank you.

Our Programmes

SSEF provides Punjabi Language education for students in Singapore schools from Nursery to A Levels. 

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Beyond the Classroom

Through support from our Sikh institutions, our pupils are given opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. 

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