Principal's Message 2020
Character building through the inculcation of
values is at the heart of education at Peiying Primary School. Hence, our
school vision is ‘A School with P.R.I.D.E’. This vision embodies the school
core values of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diligence and Empathy. The
school community actualizes these values as we strive to fulfil our school
mission of ‘Building Character, Enriching Lives and Stretching Potential’.
At Peiying, students build their character and stretch their potential through an enriching holistic education that fosters joy of learning and builds the foundation for lifelong learning. Our Learning for Life Programme (LLP), SCALE@Peiying, is implemented with rigour and focuses on character development through outdoor adventure education and sports. Our Applied Learning Programme (ALP), Project THINK! For Home Earth complements SCALE @ Peiying. It centres on environmental education and honing of 21st Century competencies. Together, the LLP and ALP help our students to develop the necessary skills, character and attitude to prepare them to take on the challenges of the future.
Peiying Primary School recognizes that each child is unique. Every child has interests and strengths that are waiting to be developed. Mrs Angela Tang, an alumnae from Peiying Primary School, bears testimony to the fact that Peiying has indeed built on her strengths and describes how she has benefitted from the Peiying Experience:
“Peiying has a way of engaging every child the way he or she needs to be. I remember being a highly talkative and restless child, but the school saw the best in me, and provided me with many opportunities to divert my energy. Hence, my school days were filled with drama performances, concert emcee opportunities, oratorical competitions, focussed group discussions and so on. All these contributed to an active, fun and all-rounded education in Peiying.”
As part of the larger movement in Singapore schools to reduce the overemphasis on grades, weighted assessment has been removed at P1 and P2 in 2019. In 2020, P3 students will no longer sit for the Mid-Year Examination. This reduction in School-Based Assessment will not affect the rigour of teaching and learning. Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and teachers will continue to use bite-sized forms of assessments to get feedback on students’ learning and mastery of concepts.
With more curriculum time being freed up, our teachers have more time to design lessons and activities that excite our students and stir their thirst to learn. Zip-lining, building robots, blowing soap bubbles and extending a helping hand to old folks are some the experiences that are weaved into a tapestry of learning for students at Peiying. Such learning activities give students the opportunities to acquire and demonstrate positive learning dispositions. The correct attitudes to learning will help students to become life-long learners and realise that the true value of learning goes beyond the achievement of academic grades,
Peiying will persist in developing every student to become an engaged and resilient learner, a leader of character and a caring citizen. We strongly believe that the school’s approach towards building the students’ confidence and intrinsic motivation to learn, will help them to be future-ready. Our students will be able to face the challenges of a complex and changing world with ‘Wisdom and Courage.’ They will be equipped with the wisdom to make good choices in their lives and the courage to do the right thing.
Parents play important roles as mentors and role models to support and shape our children’s development. Educators, and parents alike, want our charges to be not just proficient in language literacy and numeracy skills, but also be imbued with values and 21st Century Competencies such as communication skills, cooperative skills and information skills. A strong home-school partnerships will go a long way towards helping our children acquire useful skills and values. Let us continue to work hand in hand to support our children so that they will become lifelong learners, thrive in the future and become the best that they can be.
Please continue to communicate and provide us with feedback and suggestions through the usual channels. You can also email me through the school’s email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr K. Govindan