While NP Youth Academy was set up to provide every student in NP the opportunity to benefit from the enrichment programmes as extra top-up beyond academic pursuits, The Christieara Programme (TCP) is a talent development programme specially designed to stretch the potential of high performing students.Since its commencement, TCP students have obtained impressive achievements, winning prestigious scholarships and securing places in renowned universities both local and abroad.To-date, NP has a total of 10 Public Service Commission (PSC) scholars. In 2012, Woo Wan Fong was awarded the PSC scholarship to study Politics, Psychology & Sociology at Cambridge University. Similarly, Fanny Koh clinched the same prestigious scholarship to read Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence University in United States.Notable achievements in 2011 include Leow Yi Ning, who became the first diploma holder to be awarded the National Science Scholarship from A*STAR for undergraduate studies in Neuroscience at University College London. She will be completing her PhD at MIT. In the same year, Germaise Tan Jiang Ling became the first polytechnic graduate to be awarded a Ministry of Social & Family Development Scholarship to read Psychology at the University of Bath.Please visit our Graduate Scholars – Honour Roll 2014 to find out more.In TCP, students can expect to embark on an exciting journey of self-discovery and holistic development. Here are some highlights:TCP Induction Camp
This TCP Induction Camp enables students to discover and challenge themselves to achieve excellence in personal effectiveness and leadership skills. Students will have a chance to engage with the community and acquire skills to be more global ready.Workshops
A series of workshops including current affairs and scholarship application clinics that aim to stretch our students intellectually and give them the added edge when applying for jobs, university places and undergraduate scholarships.Dialogues
Dialogue sessions with Ministers and industry leaders are organised to offer students valuable insights into global affairs, national issues and industry developments.Overseas Service Learning Trips
Through overseas service learning trips to Philippines, Thailand and Laos, students learn to reach out to underprivileged communities and acquire cross-cultural skills and awareness. The trips also offer plenty of opportunities to strengthen students' character, discipline and resilience.Overseas Merit Fellowship
The Overseas Merit Fellowship (OMF) is the prestigious flagship programme of TCP. Selected groups of students embark on a 19-day liberal arts programme in distinguished overseas universities in United States, Denmark, New Zealand or Australia.
Joining The Christieara Programme
Besides NP scholarship recipients, students who have outstanding academic results will be invited to join the TCP after semester 1, 2 and 3.Please visit our Student Services web page for details and online application of the NP Scholarships.