Singapore Physical Education Association

Mr Leonard Koh Yiak Kheng

President (2022 - 2024)

Welcome to SPEA

The Singapore Physical Education Association (SPEA) is a non-profit professional organization founded by late Mr Lau Teng Chuan (our first President) and a team of pioneering Physical Education (PE) teachers in 1975.

The association is currently led by a team of dedicated voluntary members from different established PE and Sport organizations, serving to champion the ideals and professional practices of Physical Education in Singapore. We are committed to the promotion of high standards, sound practices and absolute professionalism in the PE and Sport community.

To achieve our vision, we strive to provide quality services, professional development resources, and customized support for members through a wide range of high-quality professional development programmes, networking opportunities, as well as recognition systems for exemplary PE and Sport professionals.

We warmly welcome you to join us as a registered member (click here) and be part of the SPEA family!

Mr Leonard Koh Yiak Kheng


LATEST! Upcoming Workshop on Teqball, 18 Nov 2022. Click here to find out more. Register by 14 Nov 2022.

Invite to contribute - Articles for upcoming SPEA newsletter, 2022, Issue No.2

Dear Members & Readers

We would like to invite members to contribute to the upcoming issue of the SPEA Newsletter Issue No.2. The newsletter will reach members of SPEA, PE Teachers and Sports Coaches.

Theme for SPEA Newsletter Issue No.2, 2022 (Nov/Dec Issue)

"Ke Garisan. On your mark."

Building on the previous newsletter theme of turning the tide, we recognize that we are now in the new phase of a post-pandemic world. COVID-19 has impacted the way we live, work and play. Sadly this includes sporting activities we love. The critical question is how PE and Sports coaches can leverage the unique opportunities and navigate the challenges as we adapt to the new normal.

"Ke Garisan" is a Malay term used in track events and signals athletes to be ready to start the race. Analogically, how are PE and Sports Coaches prepared to navigate the post-pandemic world?

We invite all PE and Sports coaches to share how they are preparing for the opportunities and overcoming the challenges in the post-pandemic world as we strive to build a more active and healthier SG.

Topics can include:

  • PE and Sports Research Findings

  • Innovation in PE Teaching, Sports Coaching

  • PE Pedagogy, Curriculum or Assessment

  • Practical Tips to enhance PE Teaching or Sports Coaching (E.g: How to increase active learning time or improve student's learning in class)

  • Personal success of how you have successfully engaged your students, gained the support of your peers or school management or changed the school's culture of PE and Sports.

We look forward to your professional sharing and contribution as fellow professionals in this fraternity. Do contact me at for more details.

Click here or Go to for the submission template.

Submission Deadline: 30 September


Mr Louis Ho

Vice President

(Research & Publications)

Membership Benefits ( New Additions)

Click here for the updates

Welcome Message, President, SPEA

Click here for the Welcome Message to all members.

Book Launch by PESTA on 18 May 2022] CPD for Teaching and Learning in PE: Global Lessons from Singapore

As part of PESTA’s 10th anniversary, we collaborated with Dr Susan Capel and Dr Julia Lawrence to produce a book titled “CPD for Teaching and Learning in PE: Global Lessons from Singapore”. We are delighted to share that the book will be officially launched on 18 May 2022 (Wed) from 4.00 – 5.00pm (SG Time).

In keeping with SMM, we will be having a hybrid book launch – a live event for a small group of guests at ASTeria, and a live-streaming on PESTA’s YouTube. We want to share this special occasion with you – members of the local PE fraternity and friends of PE, and we will be honoured if you could join us virtually from wherever you are. And for your support in joining us at the book launch, we will be extending a special discount code for book orders valid only on the day of the book launch.

Click on the link for the YouTube live-stream -

We look forward to you joining us at the live-stream event.

Should you have any queries regarding the book and/or the book launch, please feel free to contact us at

SPEA 43RD Annual General Meeting 2022

Date: 4 March 2022, Friday

Venue: Movement Studio, PESTA

Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Please click here for the newly elected SPEA committee members of 2022 - 2024

Obituary: Former national football coach Yap Boon Chuan remembered as no-nonsense fatherly figure. Read here.

CNA 938 Singapore Stories Talkshow

Our SPEA Outstanding Teacher Coach Awardees 2021, Ratna Suffian of ITE College East and Sanjay S/O Radakrishna of Northbrooks Secondary School will be featured in the CNA 938 Singapore Stories Talkshow.

Ratna and Sanjay would be on the talkshow on 27 Jan, Thursday from 9.10 pm to 10 pm and 15 Feb, Tuesday from 9.10pm to 10pm respectively (with news breaks in between).

The talkshow will be available on 93.8FM radio frequency and streaming on and the meLISTEN app.

(Latest) SPEA Newsletter Dec 2021 Vol. 26 No. 2

We publish the SPEA Newsletter twice a year to keep the fraternity updated about matters related to Physical Education and Sport within and beyond Singapore.

Members' Benefits Programme 2022

Check out the latest benefits as a SPEA member . Click on Membership for more details.

Professional Development

Click on Research Articles for good readings.

Congratulations to all the 2021 Singapore Physical Education Teacher Award (OPETA) and Outstanding Teacher Coach (OTCA) recipients.

More details in The Straits Times -

OPETA Recipients:

Rodney Yeo - Northlight School

Siah Kai Ming - ITE College West

OTCA (Merit) Recipients:

Shawn Ang - Millennia Institute

Chong Zhe Bin - Raffles Institution

Hariharan Subramaniam - Dunman Secondary School

Tan Yee Weal - Hwa Chong Institution

Don Zhang Zhiyang - Yuying Secondary School

OTCA Recipients:

Chua Kian Seng Jason - Xingnan Primary School

Ratna Suffian - ITE College East

Sanjay s/o Radakrishna - Northbrooks Secondary School

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Mission and Vision

The Singapore Physical Education Association is committed to the promotion of sound, professional physical education and a healthy lifestyle.

Past Presidents

Lau Teng Chuan 1975 - 1992

John Koh 1992 - 2000

Quek Jin Jong 2000 - 2006

Michael Koh 2006 - 2008

Goh Ek Piang 2008 - 2012

John Wang 2012 - 2016

Koh Koon Teck 2016 - 2022