MTPS - Principal's Talk For Sec 1 Parents (Jan 2010)


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MTPS - Principal's Talk For Sec 1 Parents (Jan 2010)

  1. 1. Secondary One January 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>3:30pm Address by Principal, Mrs Tan Lay Hong </li></ul><ul><li>Briefing on school information. </li></ul><ul><li>Compulsory Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing on School Family Education (SFE) Question & Answer Session </li></ul><ul><li>5:30 pm Meeting Form Teachers & Class Admin. (In the classroom) </li></ul>Programme Outline
  3. 3. <ul><li>To explain and share with you some of our school’s policies and programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know your child’s teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the School Family Education programme and Parent Support Group. </li></ul>Objectives
  4. 4. School Vision A dynamic institution that adds value to all.
  5. 5. School Mission To nurture every Bukit Viewan to be Creative , Passionate and Resilient learners who possess moral integrity and are responsible to self and society.
  6. 6. Our Values <ul><li>ompassion for others </li></ul>ntegrity in character erseverance for excellence espect for self and others esponsibility in actions
  7. 7. VALUES
  8. 8. VALUES
  9. 9. VALUES
  10. 10. VALUES
  11. 11. VALUES
  12. 12. School Theme 2010 Engaging H earts, M inds and C ommunity
  13. 13. Five Strategic Thrusts A chieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning P roviding Opportunities for All Round Development of Students E nhancing Staff Well-Being and Personal Effectiveness S triving for Organization Excellence B uilding Strong and Meaningful Partnerships
  14. 15. Achieving Excellence in Teaching and Learning Environment and curriculum that support the achievement of excellence in teaching and learning Create a learner- centered school environment Provide a forward looking and varied curriculum Harness the use of technology in teaching and learning Explore and apply different learner-centered teaching methodologies (focused on learning profile) Implement and refine alternative modes of assessment Provide flexibility of choice in academic learning Provide physical facilities to support school’s programmes and activities Provide opportunities for authentic learning
  15. 16. Providing Opportunities for All Round Development of Students Synergistic and holistic curriculum that encompasses character development Develop students with social and emotional competencies and moral values through formal and informal curriculum Develop student through the increase in opportunities and exposure to lead and serve Engage the hearts and minds of students through formal and informal curriculum with emphasis on NE Cater to students’ interest in the CCA through provision of adequate choices Engage students’ active participation by equipping them with the necessary skills & attitude to maintain a healthy lifestyle through PE/sports CCA, skills devt & Personal Fitness Programme Implement the framework for aesthetics programme to foster the ability to communicate thoughts, ideas and feelings through visual / performing arts
  16. 17. Enhancing Staff Well-Being and Personal Effectiveness Competent and committed staff who are effective role models Engage staff through two-way communications Enhance staff competence in IP and non-IP areas Promote work-life balance Motivate staff with appropriate rewards and recognition Enhance staff involvement to foster a greater sense of belonging Provide a conducive work environment Promote a culture of sharing with the teaching community Ensure continual alignment of staff with specific school goals Identify and provide opportunities for teachers to develop in the suitable tracks
  17. 18. Striving for Organisation Excellence Effective and efficient systems and services to serve staff and students Make continuous process improvement Exploit technology to optimise resources and enhance efficiency Provide an effective data and information management systems to support planning and review
  18. 19. Building Strong and Meaningful Partnerships Meaningful partnerships to enhance the quality of teaching and learning From collaboration with industry partners, IHLS, cluster primary schools, PSG and community Establish a framework to engage partners Expand ties with overseas organisations to enrich students’ learning
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  20. 21. Value Added
  21. 22. <ul><li>Academic Value Added Awards for both Express (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2009) and Normal Course (2001 to 2009 ).  </li></ul>Academic Excellence
  22. 23. Staff Development Award We are a PDS school since 2003, re-certified in Nov 2009.
  23. 24. <ul><li>Sustained LOTUS Award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Singapore Environment Council's “How Green Is Your School Project” GREEN AUDIT AWARDS for 3 consecutive years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Schools Silver Award in South West CDC in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>School Based Curriculum (Enhanced Environment Module) </li></ul>School Achievement in Environment Education
  24. 25. Partnership with Polytechnics Our Advanced Elective Programmes in 2009 Ngee Ann Poly Fundamentals of Solar & Renewable Energy Web 2.0 Applications Singapore Poly Introduction to Nanotechnology Republic Poly Experiential Outdoor Planning
  25. 26. Advanced Elective Modules Experiential Outdoor Planning Introduction to Nanotechnology Fundamentals of Solar & Renewable Energy
  26. 27. Adopt-A-School Programme Asahi Techno Vision, a subsidiary of Asahi Glass Company (Japan). PureChem Veolia Environmental Services Pte Ltd Partnership with Industries
  27. 28. Twinning Programme <ul><li>Shimen Experimental </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School, China </li></ul>Partnership with Overseas Institutions Beijing Feng Tai Er Zong, China
  28. 29. Student Exchange with Chinmaya School, India Partnership with Overseas Institutions
  29. 30. Partnership with Parents <ul><li>Meet the Parents Sessions are organised for all levels </li></ul><ul><li>to develop effective partnership with parents </li></ul><ul><li>to gain better understanding of school programmes and activities and </li></ul><ul><li>for working closely to bring about better learning outcomes for their children. </li></ul>
  30. 31. School Family Education (SFE) Programme We have been selected for the SFE programme (supported by MCYS) from 2006 to 2009. The SFE programmes intend to promote quality family life and equip parents with positive and effective parenting skills, which promote better parent-child understanding and relationships
  32. 33. Weekend Homework & Holiday Assignments <ul><li>Purpose: to give more practice to our students and push them to excel. </li></ul><ul><li>Weekend Homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures that your child reviews and revises all that have been taught in the class for the week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holiday Assignment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Given for all the four holidays: Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec </li></ul></ul>
  33. 34. Common Tests <ul><li>To check that the students have learnt the subject matter taught </li></ul><ul><li>To develop the habit in your child to constantly review and revise their work </li></ul>
  34. 35. Compulsory Programmes <ul><li>Community Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every student will have to do 6 hrs of community service per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves helping charitable organisations in their Flag Day, visitation of old folks homes, collection of old newspapers, cleaning parks, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 36. Compulsory Programmes <ul><li>Health and Fitness Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For students who are overweight, underweight and those who are not fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Held twice a week </li></ul></ul>
  36. 37. Swimming Programme
  37. 38. Compulsory Programmes <ul><li>Swimming Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 sessions – 2 hours each, on Tue or Thurs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming is an important life skill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only students who have a Singapore Sports Council Cert (Gold, Silver or Bronze) will be exempted. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Coach to 10 students </li></ul></ul>
  38. 39. Secondary 1 School Hours Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri 7:25am – 2:25pm 7:25am – 1:50pm 8:30am – 1:50pm 7:25am – 1:15pm 7:25am – 12:40pm
  39. 40. Secondary 1 School Hours Note: Remedial lessons are for students selected by subject teachers Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri 2:30 – 3:15 Remedial 2:30 – 4:00 Remedial 2:00 – 3:15 Remedial 2:30 – 5:30 CCAs 3:30 – 5:30 Swimming 4:00 – 6:00 CCAs 3:30 – 5:30 Swimming
  41. 42. School Health Charter <ul><li>We, at Bukit View Secondary School, commit to advocate and promote physical, social and mental well-being for every member of this institution so that we are happy, healthy, productive and safe. </li></ul>
  42. 43. Achievements <ul><li>CHERISH Bronze Award </li></ul><ul><li>(2008 – 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Model School Tuckshop Award </li></ul><ul><li>(2009 – 2011) </li></ul>
  43. 44. How can parents encourage your child to exercise? <ul><li>Make physical exercise part of family activities </li></ul><ul><li>Join a brisk walking club from the Community Centre. </li></ul>
  44. 45. Tips for physical activity <ul><li>Aerobic activities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in: 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity on 5 days a week or </li></ul><ul><li>20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on 3 days a week </li></ul>
  45. 46. Tips for physical activity <ul><li>Muscle-strengthening activities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups 2 or more days a week. </li></ul>
  46. 47. Our CCA Policy <ul><li>Every students must take one CCA </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that our students are developed both intellectually and physically </li></ul><ul><li>To learn to work as a team and are given responsibilities </li></ul>
  47. 48. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a conducive environment for students to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pursue healthy recreational activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>acquire knowledge and skills in sports and games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cultivate morally desirable values and socially acceptable lifestyles </li></ul></ul>
  48. 49. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) <ul><li>Performing Arts (SYF 2009 Award) </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Dance (Gold) </li></ul><ul><li>Malay Dance (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Dance (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Dance (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>Choir (Bronze) </li></ul><ul><li>Military Band (Bronze) </li></ul>
  49. 51. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) <ul><li>Sports & Games </li></ul><ul><li>Track & Field </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball (Girls) </li></ul><ul><li>Table-Tennis (WZ Top 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Hockey (Boys) </li></ul>
  50. 52. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) <ul><li>Uniformed Groups </li></ul><ul><li>National Cadet Corps (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>National Police Cadet Corps (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>Boys’ Brigade (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>Girls’ Brigade (Silver) </li></ul><ul><li>National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) </li></ul>
  51. 53. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) <ul><li>Clubs and Societies </li></ul><ul><li>Media Resource & Library Club </li></ul><ul><li>ELDDS (Media & Publicity) </li></ul><ul><li>Infocomm Club </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Club </li></ul><ul><li>(Sustained Lotus Award) </li></ul>
  52. 54. Co-Curricular Activities <ul><li>The CCA Grading Scheme has been designed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage continuous CCA participation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reward sustained effort, contribution and achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop and recognize leadership qualities. </li></ul></ul>
  53. 55. Co-Curricular Activities <ul><li>Grading System (LEAPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul>
  54. 56. Participation <ul><li>For pupils with an attendance rate of 50% to 74%, the CCA points scored for the year will not be computed. </li></ul>
  55. 57. Participation <ul><li>An attendance rate of less than 50% , except for medical reasons, would constitute a break in the CCA and all points accumulated up to and including that year would be annulled. </li></ul>
  56. 58. Co-Curricular Activities <ul><li>CCA Grades </li></ul><ul><li>can be used as bonus points for admission into centralised institutes, junior college, polytechnics and ITE : </li></ul><ul><li>A1 and A2 – Two bonus points </li></ul><ul><li>B3 to C6 - One bonus point </li></ul>
  57. 59. Student Well-Being & Development
  58. 60. SCHOOL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK COMMUNITY PARENTS CARING & RESTORATIVE CULTURE CIPRR SELF AWARENESS SELF MANAGEMENT SOCIAL AWARENESS RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING CCA HEAD (Cognitive) HEART (Affective) HAND (Experience) Instructional Programme IPW Values Education (CME) Life Skills Training Career Guidance Cyber-Wellness Sexuality Education Leadership Development NYAA Aesthetic Programme Secondary One Orientation NE Arts Appreciation Programme Graduation Function Incentive Programme STEP-UP Programme Counselling Programme Bonding Camps CIP Learning Journeys Secondary Three Adventurous Camp Peer Support Programme PE & Healthy Lifestyle Programme Camps
  59. 61. <ul><li>Our Desired Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>To nurture every student to become effective leaders and good role models who serve and lead with compassion and integrity . </li></ul>To equip every student with basic leadership skills To provide at least one leadership opportunity for every Bukit Viewan during their stay in the school Student Leadership Development Framework
  60. 62. <ul><li>TRAINING (SPICE) </li></ul><ul><li>4-Year Progressive Training Plan for all students and Positional Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Close monitoring of fair distribution of leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment & Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Half-yearly developmental assessment for selected leaders </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Good Leadership Performance Award’ for effective leaders </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEW & REFINEMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Refinement through Students’ and Teachers’ Feedback </li></ul>VALUES & SEL Student Leadership Development Framework
  61. 63. 4-Year Progressive Leadership Training (SPICE) Student Leadership Development Framework Sec 1 S elf-leadership Self Awareness Self Management Sec 2 P eer-leadership Self Management Social Awareness Relationship Management Sec 3 I nstitute & C ommunity E ngagement Social Awareness Relationship Management Responsible Decision Making Sec 4/5 Leaving behind a legacy Relationship Management Responsible Decision Making
  63. 65. Our Student Management Policy <ul><li>Our rules and regulations are formulated to ensure that our students have the best possible environment to study. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To ensure that our school is safe, healthy & clean </li></ul></ul>
  64. 66. <ul><li>We want all our students to be punctual and to be in school when they should be in school. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>call to inform the school should your child be sick & unable to come to school. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students will have to take care of their personal property & school’s property. </li></ul>Our Student Management Policy
  65. 67. <ul><li>Vandalism, threats, blackmail, bullying & rudeness will not be tolerated </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking is banned in the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Names of offenders will be forwarded to Health Science Authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offenders will be caned and counselled </li></ul></ul>Our Student Management Policy
  66. 68. <ul><li>We do not allow students to have coloured/tinted hair. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offenders will have their hair cut </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More information pertaining to our student management policy can be found in the Student Handbook 2010. </li></ul>Our Student Mgt Policy
  67. 69. <ul><li>Policy on mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones are to be SWITCHED OFF in school. </li></ul><ul><li>No public display of mobile phones </li></ul>Our Student Management Policy
  68. 70. <ul><li>Consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones will be confiscated with SIM card for 5 academic weeks (1st time) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones will be confiscated with SIM card for 10 academic weeks (subsequent) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: School strongly discourages students from bringing mobile phones. </li></ul>Our Student Mgt Policy
  69. 71. SEL through Values Education & Lifeskills Programmes Goal Setting <ul><li>School Values </li></ul><ul><li>Compassion for others </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity in character </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance for excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for self & others </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility in actions </li></ul>It instills common shared values in school and the community at large. Sexuality Education and Cyberwellness (MOE)