Events and Programmes
Total Defence Day 2020
On the 15th of February every year, Singaporeans commemorate Total Defence Day as a reminder of Singapore’s fall to the Japanese in 1942.
This year’s theme was “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”, and it is a significant year as we were introduced to the 6th Pillar of Total Defence – Digital Defence.
Activities for the students included:
Economic Defence Savings Box Craft
Students were given the opportunity to create their own savings box that they can put their own savings into.
Defence Password Bookmark Activity
Students were taught on the criteria for creating strong passwords, and were given the opportunity to put what they learned into practice by creating their own unique passwords.
Military Defence Army Equipment Display
Students were treated to a hands-on exhibition displaying military equipment like modern uniforms, army bags, vests and personal protective equipment.
Cross Handwashing and Hygiene Awareness
In light of the current COVID-19, students were taught to be responsible in maintaining their own personal hygiene at all times. Students were taught the proper way to wash their hands by the Red Cross staff and students.
Racial Harmony Day 2019
On 21st July each year, schools commemorate Racial Harmony Day (RHD) to mark the anniversary of the 1964 racial riots. On this day, students will reflect on and celebrate Singapore as a harmonious society built upon a rich diversity of cultures. This year, students in Peiying Primary School were transported back to Singapore in the past to learn more about the traditional trades, games, crafts and lives of our pioneers and how they have evolved over the years into a rich tapestry of culture and heritage!
Activities for the students included:
RHD Opening Play
Watch as Ramanujan, a dhobi, work hand in hand with the people around him to fight for a better future!
Peiying Pop Quiz Star!
Participate in a daily trivia quiz about our culture and heritage!
Our Games: Then and Now
Play traditional games from the good old kampung days, and reflect about how the lives of Singpaoreans have evolved
Our Crafts: Then and Now
Learn how to make traditional layang-layang and tie Chinese knots and consider how traditional crafts can be a part of modern living
Trades of Our Past
Look out for students dressed in the costumes of the olden day tradesmen like the Kacang Putih Man, Satay Uncle, Samsui Women and Mata-mata!
The learning does not stop there. Students are given the opportunity to reflect on the activities and share their thoughts on the ways in which life in Singapore has
changed over the years or stayed the same.
Newspaper collection 2019
The primary 6 students collected newspapers for their Values in Action (VIA) activity this year. The students went to the neighbouring HDB blocks around the school to collect newspapers donated by the residents. They learnt to persevere although the newspapers were heavy and it was a hot day.
The students worked together to bring all the newspapers back to school. In their reflections, the students felt that it was a meaningful activity as the money that was raised through the sale of newspapers was used to buy seeds for hydroponics. The hydroponic seeds would be planted by teachers. The vegetables harvested would be given to the needy families through the RCs. All in all, the students enjoyed the activity and felt that it was a meaningful morning.
PRIDE STAR (P3 - P6)
PRIDE Star Awards Ceremony is held annually to recognize students who have
consistently demonstrated the PRIDE values of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity,
Diligence and Empathy. Awardees are selected based on a set of criterias from
each value and are also supported by citations from their teachers. Students
whom have demonstrated the same value consecutively for two years were also awarded
the ‘Superstar Award’. The PRIDE Star Awards seek to encourage all students to
continuously demonstrate the values of Peiying in all aspects of their life.
Peiying Primary School arranged visits to the Woodlands Care Home and Lion Befrienders. The Learning Journey was part of the Primary 5 VIA activities. Pupils were very happy to participate in this rare opportunity. They prepared some performance for the elderly. They also worked in teams to create games and hands on activities suitable for the elderly. The elderly were very happy and they enjoyed the moments with the pupils. The pupils have enjoyed themselves too as this Learning Journey has also taught them important values such as compassion and appreciation.
Hari Raya Puasa Celebrations
Hari Raya Aidilftiri, or Hari Raya Puasa, was celebrated by all students and staff of the school on 27 May 2019. During assembly, a Hari Raya skit was performed. With the theme of “Raya Together”, students watched the skit about how Hari Raya is celebrated by a typical family in Singapore, and some lucky students were able to participate in parts of the skit, with some funny and touching moments.
their classes, students completed level activities such as Hari Raya decorative
mobiles and word searches.
In addition, recess activities were conducted for
all P1 to P6 students on 28 and 29 May 2019.
Students were delighted and excited to learn how to make Hari Raya green envelopes and mini ‘Bunga Mangga’.
English Language Fiesta
With the theme of Joy of Learning English, the English Language department organised its annual English Language Fiesta this year in April. The event was launched on 1 April 2019, with a book talk held by NLB.
Throughout the month, level
activities such as Spelling Bee, Choral Reading and Reader’s Theatre were
conducted, and students had the opportunity to mingle with characters from
Fairy Tales as ‘Book Characters Come Alive’ during recess.
They were also entertained by a hilarious skit by the English Drama Club, storytelling sessions and borrowed books through the Book-to-Go programme by NLB.
International Friendship Day
The theme for this year’s celebration was “Connected Communities”.
To kick start the celebration, our teachers shared with the pupils the objectives of the commemoration. There was also an assembly programme that displayed the various ASEAN dances. Through this performance, we hope that pupils are aware of International cultures through the performing arts.
We also hope that pupils will be able to demonstrate respect and
harmony when building friendships with people from different countries. Mother
Tongue Teachers and Social Studies Teachers carried out IFD lesson packages
with pupils. The interactive Learning Wall showcased the
different ASEAN Music and Dance to pupils.
‘Let’s Unite @ Recess’ that comprises of ‘Let’s Boogie’ and ‘E-Explore ASEAN’ were other highlights of the International Friendship Day Commemoration.Pupils watched a dance video on the screen and danced along. Teachers joined in the fun too! The dance encouraged teamwork and harmony amongst the pupils as well as the teachers.
At the ‘E-Explore ASEAN’, pupils came in pairs to explore more about ASEAN through Kahoot.
We hope that the International Friendship Day commemoration was an enriching experience for all the pupils and staff.
Primary 4, 2-Day 1 Night Cultural Experience
- To appreciate Singapore's rich and diverse
- To interact with peers in a different context
and develop care and concern for one
another through experiential activities
- To develop character through
> inculcating values such as resilience, perseverance, respect and empathy
> building competencies such as relationship management, responsible decision-making, social awareness and self-management
Cyber Wellness @ Peiying 2019
Peiying had its annual Cyber Wellness Week on 17 February 2019 this year. The focus for this year is
Our students learned more about "Being Safe Online" and "Netiquette". We took the Cyber Wellness Pledge as a school.
Our students had the chance to learn about these through various means such as laptops activities, iPad game (Privacy Pirates), a Kahoot Quiz etc.
They were also delighted to see Peiying's very own Cyber Wellness Mascot, CYBER ROBO, during the assembly programme and the respective recesses.
Total Defence Day
On 15 February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese.
The theme for this year is “Together we keep Singapore Strong”. During assembly, the teachers highlighted the importance of Total Defence and encouraged everyone to play their part to contribute to Total Defence.
While enjoying the team building games, they learnt about the importance of teamwork in Total Defence. They participated in a fire drill and consolidated their learning of Total Defence through the class room activities.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
The school celebrated Chinese New Year on
Monday 4 February 2019 to usher in the Year of the Pig. On that day, students
learned about the significance of the zodiac animals in Chinese culture.
They also learned how Chinese New Year was celebrated in the olden days in Singapore, as well as how some of the school staff celebrated the day when they were young. There was also a performance by a lion dance troupe which delighted both students and staff!
Recess activities for the levels were
conducted on 7 and 8 February 2019, where students learned how to make paper fortune
cookies and paper wallet.
Our previous Speech and Prize Presentation Ceremonies, has been reorganised as of 2018, into four main parts.
The intent is to provide recognition to a wider range of achievements by students, and for the entire cohort of students to witness the celebrations as a form of motivation to them.The four parts are, the PRIDE Star Awards Ceremony which was held for Primary 1 students on 24 October 2018, the Appreciation Day which we witnessed at the end of Year 2018, and two Prize Presentation Ceremonies held this year in January
2019 for the primary 2 and 3 and primary 4 and 5 cohorts of 2018.