Madrasah among 5 schools here that score Apple label

Title awarded for innovative use of technology in teaching, learning

Students at Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah, which took the bold move four years ago to make basic coding compulsory for all 300 girls enrolled from Primary 1 to Junior College 2. The school (below) is among more than 500 Apple Distinguished Schools tha
Students at Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah, which took the bold move four years ago to make basic coding compulsory for all 300 girls enrolled from Primary 1 to Junior College 2. The school is among more than 500 Apple Distinguished Schools that span 32 countries. PHOTO: MADRASAH ALSAGOFF AL-ARABIAH
Students at Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah, which took the bold move four years ago to make basic coding compulsory for all 300 girls enrolled from Primary 1 to Junior College 2. The school (below) is among more than 500 Apple Distinguished Schools tha
Students at Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah, which took the bold move four years ago to make basic coding compulsory for all 300 girls enrolled from Primary 1 to Junior College 2. The school (above) is among more than 500 Apple Distinguished Schools that span 32 countries. PHOTO: MADRASAH ALSAGOFF AL-ARABIAH

It's no surprise that the likes of the specialised School of Science and Technology and the Singapore American School appear on the list of over 500 Apple Distinguished Schools that span 32 countries around the world.

It is a title given by the tech giant to schools which are especially innovative in their use of technology in teaching and learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2020, with the headline 'Madrasah among 5 schools here that score Apple label'. Print Edition | Subscribe