ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING SCHOOL ENTRIES

The Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and ASEAN-China Centre are pleased to announce the winning schools for the 2014 SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award with the theme Amity, Creativity and Development through Sports Education. The Award is supported by the Taiao Sports Company (Taiao).

  School and Project Title
Elementary School Secondary School
First Prize CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace (Singapore)
Project: Sports & Environment: A Conversation between Man and Earth


SMP N 4 Juwana (Indonesia)
Project: Traditional Sports to Cultivate Sustainable Good Character


Second Prize SJK Jalan Khalidi (Malaysia)
Project: 1 Student 1 Sport


Mayflower Secondary School (Singapore)
Project: Outdoor Education Lesson Package


Third Prize Wat Sompouathong (Thailand)
Project: Takraw



South Hill School, Inc (Philippines)
Project: South Hill School Physical Education 3 Tier System


Special Recognition Award St Ursula Onekore 2, Catholic Primary School (Indonesia)
Project: Anger Management by Swimming Sports for Students


Oriental Mindoro National High School (Philippines)
Project: Table Tennis Enhancement Program (A Sports Innovation Program in School)
 

A representative from each of the 8 winning schools will receive Plaque of Recognition during the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference to be held in April 2015 in Thailand. The 6 winning schools also will receive a combination of sports facilities and equipment. Based on what the schools need, the winning schools will be given the chance to select from Taiao’s catalogue of sports facilities and equipment. Shipping costs shall be covered by Taiao.

  Prize
  First Prize winner
  RMB 100,000.00 (approx USD 16, 000)
worth of sports facilities and equipment
  Second Prize winner
  RMB 60,000.00 (approx USD 9,500) worth of sports facilities and equipment
  Third Prize Winner
  RMB 40,000.00 (approx USD 6,300)
worth of sports facilities and equipment

The Special Recognition awardees will receive a certificate for eligibility to compete or observe the games to be held by the Asian School Sports Federation (ASSF) in 2016.

High appreciation is extended to all elementary and secondary schools who participated in the SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award.

Appreciation is extended to the Ministries of Education of Southeast Asia, SEAMEO Centres and SEAMEO partner organizations for their assistance in the promotion and information dissemination of the SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award.

SEAMEO Secretariat and the ASEAN-China Centre extend its gratitude to Taiao Sports Company for its support to this activity, as well as ASSF for the technical expertise provided in the selection of winning school entries.

I. Background

The SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award was established by SEAMEO in April 2014 with the support of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), an inter-governmental international organization headquartered in Beijing, China, and established by the Governments of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China in November 2011, and Taiao Sports Company (Taiao), a renowned sports equipment, facility and service provider based in Beijing, China, as a way to recognize innovative sports initiatives of elementary and secondary schools in Southeast Asia. The Award aims to promote and encourage innovations in sports education that contribute to human resource development in Southeast Asia and foster cooperation and mutual understanding in the region.

II. The Theme for 2014 SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award

The theme for the 2014 SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award is “Amity, Creativity and Development through Sports Education

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace defined sports as “all forms of physical activity that contribute to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction, such as play, recreation, organized or competitive sport, and indigenous sports and games”. Sport has been acknowledged to assist in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Sport has been likewise recognized by UN Heads of States as a “tool for education, development and peace, can promote cooperation, solidarity, tolerance, understanding, social inclusion and health at the local, national and international levels.”

However, in Asia, the past decade witnessed an overall decline in sports and physical education in terms of curriculum, time allocation, subject status, materials, human and financial resources, gender and disability issues, and quality and programme delivery.

The 2014 SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award intends to highlight the role of sports education in promoting students’ individuality and self-development; generating ingenuity and innovativeness; and fostering understanding and good will.

The Award recognizes sports projects or activities of public or private elementary and secondary schools that are innovative, proven to be contributory to students’ physical development, schooling experiences and outcomes and are known to foster friendships and cooperation among students. This year’s award provides a special focus on schools from remote and poor areas in Southeast Asian region.

III. Eligible Applicants
 
  1. All public and private elementary and secondary schools in 11 SEAMEO Member Countries* are eligible to submit entries to the SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award.
  2. The Award has two categories: Elementary School Category and Secondary School Category
  3. The entry should be school’s sports activity or project that:

    1. is innovative and creative;
    2. involves the active participation of the students and teachers;
    3. has been implemented for at least one year and is ongoing project/activity;
    4. engages the support of school community and stakeholders (i.e. parents, government local officials, business organization);
    5. is proven to contribute to the amity, creativity and physical development of the students; and
    6. is part of the school improvement plan to ensure sustainability
  4. The school’s entry should be a report on the school’s sports activity or project that includes:

    1. Introduction and rationale
    2. Description of the project/activity
      • Target participants (students, teachers);
      • Description and scope
      • Project/activity duration and frequency
      • Description of stakeholders involvement
    3. Results and outcomes
    4. Plans to sustain the project/activity

*SEAMEO Member Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

IV. Award Selection Process
 
  1. The Selection Committee will be responsible for the review and selection of the winners for the Sports Education Innovation Award. The Selection Committee will be comprised by representatives from SEAMEO Secretariat, ACC, TAIAO and invited school sports education experts.
  2. The schools’ entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
    • innovation and creativity;
    • modality of implementation;
    • extent of participation of the school community (i.e. teachers, parents, teachers and students;
    • impact of the project; and
    • sustainability
V. Benefits to SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Awardees
 
  1. For each category, there will be three winners:
Elementary School Category Secondary School Category
  (1) First Prize winner
  (1) First Prize winner
  (1) Second Prize winner
  (1) Second Prize winner
  (1) Third Prize Winner
  (1) Third Prize Winner
  1. The winning schools will receive:
    1. Plaque of Recognition
    2. A combination of sports facilities and equipment*
  Prize
  First Prize winner
  RMB 100,000.00 (approx USD 16, 000)
worth of sports facilities and equipment
  Second Prize winner
  RMB 60,000.00 (approx USD 9,500) worth of sports facilities and equipment
  Third Prize Winner
  RMB 40,000.00 (approx USD 6,300)
worth of sports facilities and equipment
* Based on what the schools need, the winning schools will be given the chance to select from Taiao’s catalogue of sports facilities and equipment.
  1. The winning schools will be awarded in the 48th SEAMEO Council Conference in April 2015, in Hua Hin, Thailand. Travel expenses shall form part of the Award.
  2. The entries of all the winning schools will be consolidated in one report to be disseminated for information to SEAMEO Member Countries and China.
  3. Winning schools shall be preferentially considered in cooperation and exchange activities with China in the future;

VI. Submission of School Entries
 
  1. Schools are expected to submit one set of hard copy and one set of electronic file of a report that documents the school’s sports activity or project. Submission Form can be downloaded here.

    The school entries should include photos as part of the report.
  2. Hard copy and electronic submissions must reach the SEAMEO Secretariat on or before 15 October 2014.
  3. The school entries should be clearly marked and addressed to:

SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award
SEAMEO Secretariat
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax: +66 (0) 2381-2587
E-mail: secretariat@seameo.org