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Meet the Parent Session 29 Oct 2010

  1. 1. Full Commitment • Aspiration & Achievement • Integrity • Teamwork • High Expectations 29 Oct 2010 Meet The Parent Session
  2. 2. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Objectives of Session • Update parents on latest changes in Singapore education system latest development & direction of Damai Secondary • Explain rationale for fund raising effort & garner support from parents
  3. 3. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. • Enhancing School Infrastructure to Support Holistic Education • Secondary Education – More Pathways for Secondary School Students • Higher Education – New Pathways and Peaks of Excellence Overview of NDR 2010 AnnouncementsOverview of NDR 2010 Announcements
  4. 4. Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Integrity, the Foundation .People, our Focus .Learning, our Passion .Excellence, our Pursuit Investing in All Learners, Creating New Opportunities and Pathways
  5. 5. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Primary Education: Laying Strong Foundations Secondary Education: More Opportunities for Different Abilities and Interests Higher Education: Creating New Pathways and Peaks of Excellence Transforming Education for the Future
  6. 6. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Secondary Schools Secondary Education •• More opportunities for different abilities and interestsMore opportunities for different abilities and interests Express Normal (Academic) Normal (Technical) Specialised Independent Schools Specialised Schools Integrated Programme Schools – New pathways and schools – – Greater curricular flexibility and customisation – O-Level Subjects N(A) Subjects N(T) Subjects
  7. 7. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. 25% 45% 30% 20152015 Cohort Participation RatesCohort Participation Rates 22% 43% 26% 20102010 UniversityUniversity PolytechnicsPolytechnics ITEITE Higher Education •• New pathwaysNew pathways •• Peaks of excellencePeaks of excellence
  8. 8. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Enabling Quality Education •• Expanding our school teamExpanding our school team Towards all-graduate recruitment by 2015 Raising teacher quality 2015 33,000 teachers 2010 30,400 teachers 10% more teachers Pupil-teacher ratio will be improved 2009 Pri 20:1 Sec 17:1 2015 Pri 15:1 Sec 14:1
  9. 9. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Artist Impression of Academy of Singapore Teachers Enabling Quality Education •• Enhancing professionalism of teachersEnhancing professionalism of teachers New Teacher Academies •Academy of Singapore Teachers • Physical Education & Sports Teacher Academy • Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the Arts • English Language Institute of Singapore Increase specialist PE, Art & Music teachers from 2,500 to 4,500 More postgraduate scholarships
  10. 10. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. A stronger school team supported by Allied Educators and Exec/Admin staff More Allied Educators to improve quality of interaction Teachers – The Heart of Quality Education Pupil-staff ratio will be improved by 24% 2009 17:1 2015 13:1
  11. 11. Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Integrity, the Foundation .People, our Focus .Learning, our Passion .Excellence, our Pursuit More Pathways for Secondary School Students
  12. 12. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Stronger Foundations and New Approaches Refined promotion criteria to Sec 5N to better align with polytechnic admission Created Direct Entry Scheme (DES) for Sec 4(N) to ITE Higher NITEC Allowed Sec 4(N) to offer more than 2 ‘O’ Level subjects Introduced N(T) Mark II Schools to offer customised programmes for N(T) students Secondment of ITE Lecturers to N(T) Mark II Schools Recent Enhancements to Normal StreamRecent Enhancements to Normal Stream
  13. 13. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. (A) New Polytechnic Foundation Programme (FP) Eligible students will complete a 1- year FP at the polytechnics Offered in phases from 2013 New ThroughNew Through--Train Pathways for N(A) StudentsTrain Pathways for N(A) Students
  14. 14. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. (B) Enhance and expand the ITE Direct Entry Scheme Double DES places to 1,000 places, from 2013 DES students with qualifying GPA scores will be assured of a 1st or 2nd year place in a related polytechnic course New ThroughNew Through--Train Pathways for N(A) StudentsTrain Pathways for N(A) Students
  15. 15. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Pathways for N(A) Students GCE ‘N’ Level Exams 4 years N(A) Course GCE ‘O’ Level Exams 1 year S5N5 2 years ITE Direct Entry Scheme (DES) to Higher NITEC 3 years Polytechnic 2 years ITE NITEC 2 years ITE Higher NITEC 3 years NAFA/ LaSalle 2 years poly 2 years JC/ 3 years CI 3 years Polytechnic 1 year Foundation Programme
  16. 16. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Two new specialised schools for N(T) students • An additional option, possibly from 2013 • Four-year customised curriculum: • N(T) subjects and industry-focused modules • Interactive, practice-oriented and ICT- enabled teaching • Holistic learning with aesthetics and physical education • Special programmes on socio-emotional needs, personal development, and life skills • Higher teacher-to-pupil ratio NewNew SpecialisedSpecialised Schools for N(T) StudentsSchools for N(T) Students
  17. 17. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Two new specialised schools for N(T) students • Close partnership with ITE and industry • To be led by experienced principals with the passion • Good mix of MOE teachers, seconded ITE lecturers and individuals with relevant industry experience NewNew SpecialisedSpecialised Schools for N(T) StudentsSchools for N(T) Students
  18. 18. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. • Allow more university- bound students to benefit from an enriched educational experience • Initial batches of IP have performed well and given positive feedback on IP • Allow our top talent to be nurtured in a more diverse group of schools Expansion of the IntegratedExpansion of the Integrated ProgrammeProgramme
  19. 19. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Implementation: • Expand IP to 7 more secondary schools • Existing IP JC to extend down to Sec 1 • Dual-track model i.e. IP and ‘O’ Level tracks • Sufficient access to IP JCs for ‘O’ Level students Extend downwards to Sec 1-2 Temasek Junior College Extend upwards to Years 5-6 St. Joseph’s Institution Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Methodist Girls’ School Singapore Chinese Girls’ School CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School New Government JCCatholic High School Cedar Girls’ Secondary School Victoria Junior CollegeVictoria School JC PartnerSchool Expansion of the IntegratedExpansion of the Integrated ProgrammeProgramme
  20. 20. Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Integrity, the Foundation .People, our Focus .Learning, our Passion .Excellence, our Pursuit Higher Education – New Pathways and Peaks of Excellence
  21. 21. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Higher Education – New Pathways and Peaks of Excellence • Arts Institutions – LASALLE and NAFA degree programmes • Polytechnics – 20% increase in capacity for existing polys to meet high demand from students – Singapore Institute of Technology will enable more poly grads to obtain industry relevant degrees • Universities – On course to 30% cohort participation rate by 2015 – More peaks of excellence: NUS University Town, SUTD, New Medical School
  22. 22. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Arts Institutions • MOE will provide support for NAFA and LASALLE to tie up with reputable overseas universities to offer high-quality degree programmes • This will grow the pool of Art and Music teachers and enhance the delivery of these subjects in schools • Provides new pathways for young Singaporeans with talents in ADM Higher Education – New Pathways and Peaks of Excellence
  23. 23. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. New Medical School • To meet Singapore’s growing healthcare needs • Will be established by NTU in partnership with Imperial College London • First intake of 50 students in 2013 • 5-year undergraduate medical degree programme • NHG as primary clinical training partner Higher Education – New Pathways and Peaks of Excellence
  24. 24. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Overview of impact & action Progressively more staff support => better staff deployment (eg. 2FTs for selected classes, paired teaching) Better quality teachers => various approaches for better engaged learning (action research, ICT lessons) More pathways provided => rate of progress based on ability and attitude of students (eg. ‘stretching’ of selected students - Add Maths, D & T)
  25. 25. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Self-directed Learners Achieve academic excellence VISION Learning in Damai Today,  Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow. MISSION To work as a cohesive team with stakeholders, valuing and nurturing everyone in Damai Secondary School to be caring and responsible lifelong learners,  committed to giving their best. Organisation Capital CONFIDENTIAL Information Capital Build a Water Sports CultureProvide Quality School Programmes Develop Character & Sense of Belonging Leaders of good character with a sense of belonging to school & nation Achieve excellence in water sports LeadershipCognitive PhysicalAestheticsSocial, Moral and Morale Influential & strategic thinkers, who are innovative, equipped with life skills, & can lead by example PUPIL OUTCOME STAKEHOLDER S1: Present & future Singapore’s human resource needs are met to support national competitiveness S2: Children who become the best they can be in work and in life S3: A cohesive and resilient society with responsible citizens Alignment to MOE INTERNAL PROCESSES Develop Pupil Leadership DAMAIDAMAI’’SS Strategy Map 2012 Version 1.0 Develop  student leaders  with identified attributes in the leadership  framework Put in place a system for effective  communication, reviews & follow  through of leadership programme Develop Aesthetics Lead by role modeling school values of F.A.I.T.H., to build an innovative & compassionate culture Leverage on ICT for effective information management & dissemination to facilitate informed decision-making Build strategic partnerships Infuse  water‐related  activities into  customized PE,  CCA & CIP  scheme of  work identify & develop talent Develop a structure for a values‐based  character development  programme aligned to outcomes Provide opportunities for a total NE experience Create a vibrant & nurturing school  experience Appreciate and engage in the aesthetics Identify & deploy teachers  effectively Provide  exposure, identify talent & develop skills PEOPLE & ORGANISATION Leverage on partnerships Integrate  learning content across subjects to  enhance learning experience Provide ability‐driven curriculum  to cater to pupils’ different learning needs Use varied  Instruction &  assessment modes for engaged learning Pupils who are Committed, Competent & Compassionate leaders C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 I1 I3 I2 I4 I5 I13 I7 I8 I6 I14 I12 I9 I10 I11 Human Capital Identity, develop & retain right people with right skills & attitude PO1 PO3PO2 Develop a Water Sports Niche Pupils who are  Committed, Competent  & Compassionate  Leaders Provide Quality  School  Programmes Develop  AestheticsDevelop Pupil  Leadership Develop Character &  Sense of Belonging  
  26. 26. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Alignment with School Initiatives Academic => Revised Subject Combination => Action Research to gauge effectiveness => Enhanced iPW (ICT & 21st century skills) => Mock Exams, Extended Program, Bridging Program, Motivation Camp Moving Forward => Offering Add Maths, D &T to more pupils => More explicit integration of study skills => eLearning to mLearning (reading habits) => Learning Lab (sharing of best practice)
  27. 27. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Alignment with School Initiatives Social, Moral & Morale => Year Head System & Conduct Assessment => VEP, Pupil Activity Centre, cyber wellness => Measures to establish better ST rapport => More comms with parents Moving Forward => Revised Conduct Assessment => Balance pastoral care with discipline => Enhanced collaboration with parents => Character and Citizenry Education (CCE)
  28. 28. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMMECO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMME NE VALUES Responsibility      Respect Resilience Integrity  Care (&Service)  Harmony (&Equity) FAITH Full Commitment    Aspirations & Achievement       Integrity      Teamwork    High Expectations SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELL‐BEING Vibrant & Nurturing School Experience ‐ VALUES EDUCATION  PROGRAMME ‐ ‐ SERVANT LEADERSHIP ‐ ‐ CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT  THROUGH CCA ‐ Leaders  of  Good Character  with a  Strong Sense  of Belonging to  School and Nation  School Character  Development Plan
  29. 29. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Discipline Status 2008 - 2010 GAMBLING SMOKING RUDE / DEFIANCE ATTENDANCE RELATED REPEATED LATE-COMING OTHERS 8 38 8 96 70 20 0 31 4 76 58 23 0 22 4 30 53 22 2008 168 2009 212 8 38 8 96 70 20 0 31 4 76 58 23 0 22 4 30 53 22 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 GAMBLING SMOKING RUDE / DEFIANCE ATTENDANCE RELATED REPEATED LATE- COMING OTHERS
  30. 30. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow School Initiatives & Impact Student Leadership Development => Standardised training => Increased leadership opportunities => Emphasis on values-based character devt Moving Forward => Assessment rubrics for student leadership => More opportunities beyond school => Peer evaluation (longer term)
  31. 31. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow School Initiatives & Impact Aesthetics & Physical Fitness => Various platforms for Aesthetic appreciation (eg. Assembly Prog, Overseas Cultural Exchange Prog) => Health & Fitness Program => Establishing a Water Sports Niche => Model Tuckshop Moving Forward => Introduction of mandatory Sec 1 swimming => Expansion of Sec 4/5 Water Sports Elective => Enhanced Aesthetics Program (longer term)
  32. 32. Full Commitment • Aspiration & Achievement • Integrity • Teamwork • High Expectations Damai Sec School’s Fund-Raising Project 2011 GALA DINNER @ NEWater VISITOR CENTRE
  33. 33. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Objectives For school improvement in the teaching & learning domain (e.g. teaching laboratory) To raise funds for financially needy pupils $190,000.00
  34. 34. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Proposal Originally, the proposal was to raise funds through the sale of pieces of artwork of pupils & ex-pupils at the gala dinner. However, committee felt that greater significance should be lent to the occasion.
  35. 35. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Innovation Putting our collective thinking hats together, we came up with an innovative project that integrates National Education and Community Outreach.
  36. 36. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Innovation To produce a coffee-table book themed ‘Life At Bedok Reservoir (and its vicinity)’ Some of the photographs from the book will come from a photography competition open to students from schools in the East Zone Other photographs will be sourced from National Archives, PUB & Aljunied Town Council
  37. 37. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Innovation To be launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo at the Gala Dinner. First-ever gala dinner to be held at NEWater Visitor Centre at Koh Sek Lim Road. Tentatively on 19 Mar 2011 in conjunction with World Water Day.
  38. 38. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Benefits of the Project Photography competition generates strong student engagement Nurtures sense of belonging and confidence in Singapore’s future Awareness of the past Outreach to the community
  39. 39. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Benefits of the Project Partnerships with PUB and Aljunied Town Council Raises the awareness of water- related issues amongst the students Aligned with school’s NE Vision (NE, Outstanding Development Award)
  40. 40. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Benefits of the Project Provide a 21st-century learning environment for Damaians through the proposed learning laboratory To raise enough funds for financially needy pupils for next 3 – 5 years $190,000.00
  41. 41. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Competition Photos
  42. 42. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Competition Photos
  43. 43. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Competition Photos
  44. 44. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Competition Photos
  45. 45. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Competition Photos
  46. 46. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Competition Photos
  47. 47. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner Venue Dining area - view of the underground water fountain
  48. 48. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner Venue Dining area – another view
  49. 49. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner Venue Dining area and proposed stage area – benches are removable
  50. 50. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner Venue Extension of dining area – located amongst the exhibits
  51. 51. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner Venue Extension of dining area – located amongst the exhibits
  52. 52. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner Programme Arrival of guests Tour of NEWater Visitor Centre (led by pupil hosts) Cocktail reception Arrival of GOH Minister George Yeo Launch of Coffeetable Book Dinner commences Performances by Performing Groups Auction of art pieces & autographed coffeetable book
  53. 53. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow Appeal for support Table price - $2000 Seat price - $200 Auction items Help us achieve our target of $190 000
  54. 54. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow “Gala Dinner” @Damai Secondary You can SMS to register your intent now. Type ‘Gala’/ Then enter your full name, contact no., no of tickets Eg : Gala / Mrs Lee MM / 91234567 / 10 Thank you.
  55. 55. MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Summary Together, we will nurture students with different talents according to their abilities and interests.
  56. 56. Full Commitment • Aspiration & Achievement • Integrity • Teamwork • High Expectations “SPONSOR A NEEDY PUPIL” @Damai Secondary Please Register With Us!
  57. 57. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A NEEDY PUPIL’S LIFE When you sponsor a needy pupil, you are helping to make a difference in his/her life. As we aim to roll out the scheme in 2011, your participation in this sponsorship will enable the school to make this additional assistance to our needy pupils possible. Please register with us and we will provide you with more details at a later date.
  58. 58. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow “SPONSOR A NEEDY PUPIL” @Damai Secondary Registration Form I am interested to participate in this scheme. Please provide me with more information. -------------------------------------------------------- Name of Parent Sponsor: _______________________ Contact No:_____________(HP) / __________(Home) Signature of Parent Sponsor: __________ Date:_____
  59. 59. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow “SPONSOR A NEEDY PUPIL” @Damai Secondary You can SMS to register with us now. Type ‘Sponsor’/ Then enter your full name and contact no. Eg : Sponsor / Mr Tan AK / 91234567 Thank you.
  60. 60. Learning in Damai Today, Growing to be Leaders of Tomorrow THANK YOU • Parents • Parent Support Group led by Mdm Yat Swee Eng • School Advisory Committee • Alumni

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