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Parent Teacher Meeting 4 NT classes - 26 Mar 2010

  1. 1. Welcome to Damai Secondary School Parent Teacher Meeting 4 NT classes (26 March 2010)
  2. 2. Meet-The-Parents Session 2010 <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To communicate school programmes planned for graduating classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To harness support from parents to work hand-in-hand with school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To highlight to pupils the urgency of starting preparation early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To share on NT exam requirements for ITE courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To create awareness of progression and career opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Presentation Outline <ul><li>GCE N Level results 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for Post-Secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Education (ITE / Poly) </li></ul><ul><li>Post Secondary progression and career </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>School Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>School Programmes (graduating classes) </li></ul><ul><li>School Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with your son’s/daughter’s Form Teachers </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2009 GCE ‘N’ Level Examination <ul><li>4NT Pupils eligible for ITE: 100% </li></ul><ul><li>(National: 99.4%) </li></ul>
  5. 7. 2009 GCE ‘N’ Level Examination Top 4NT Students <ul><li>Lim Hui Mei </li></ul><ul><li>(3 Subjects with Grade A) </li></ul>
  6. 8. Requirements for Admission to Post-secondary Education – Institute of Technical Education
  7. 9. 11 ITE Colleges <ul><li>ITE College Central (Yishun Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College West (Balestier Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College West ( Bukit Batok Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College West (Clementi Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College West (Dover Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College Central (MacPherson Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College East </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College Central (Bedok Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College West (AMK Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College Central (Bishan Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>ITE College Central (Tampines Campus) </li></ul>
  8. 10. Full Time NITEC Courses and Entry Requirements <ul><li>NITEC – National ITE Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>NITEC courses -- open to 4NT graduates </li></ul><ul><li> -- 10 choices </li></ul><ul><li> -- need to meet course requirements </li></ul><ul><li>-- 2 year course (except Service </li></ul><ul><li>Skills & Beauty Therapy – 1 yr) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher NITEC courses – need to fulfill NITEC course </li></ul><ul><li>first </li></ul>
  9. 11. Full Time NITEC Courses and Entry Requirements - examples 3 ‘N’ Passes (A-D) in Maths and 2 other subjects Aerospace Technology Complete N Level Design Animation Fitness Training Culinary Skills Hair Fashion & Design Beauty Therapy 3 ‘N’ Passes (A-D) in EL and 2 other subjects Service Skills Chemical Process Technology 3 ‘N’ passes (A-D) in Maths, Sci and 1 other subject Applied Food Science Requirements NITEC Courses
  10. 12. Jan 2009 Joint Intake Exercise – Indicative Cut-off Points * Based on Best 4 GCE ‘N‘ subjects 16 Nitec in Electronics [ITE College Central] 10 Nitec in Nursing [ITE College East] 9 Nitec in Service Skills (Office) [ITE College East] 8 Nitec in Applied Food Science [ITE College East] 6 Nitec in Aerospace Avionics [ITE College Central] Cut-Off Points* Nitec Course
  11. 13. Full Time NITEC Courses – Synopsis and Career Prospects <ul><li>ITE website : </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>-- give details on </li></ul><ul><li>NITEC course </li></ul><ul><li>Types of jobs available </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of 70 full-time courses </li></ul>
  12. 14. Full Time NITEC Courses – Examples of Careers <ul><li>NITEC In Aerospace Avionics </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft Technician ; Avionics Technician </li></ul><ul><li>2) NITEC in Applied Food Science </li></ul><ul><li>Food Technician ; Food Production Technician </li></ul><ul><li>NITEC in Beauty Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Beautician ; Manicurist ; </li></ul><ul><li>NITEC in Culinary Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant chef ; Cook </li></ul><ul><li>NITEC in Digital Animation </li></ul><ul><li>- 3D Animator ; Special Effects Artist </li></ul><ul><li>NITEC in Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>- Electronics Servicing Technician </li></ul>
  13. 15. Results from 2008 Employment Survey <ul><li>“Employment rate of ITE graduates who entered the job market in 2008 rose to a high of 93%. Proportion of ITE graduates who took up permanent full-time employment also improved by 17% points, from 61% in 2006 to 78% in 2007.” </li></ul>
  14. 16. Progression Opportunities Master National ITE Certificate (Master NITEC) National ITE Certificate (NITEC) GCE N(T) Level GCE N(A) Level GCE ‘O’ Level Preparatory Course Higher National ITE Certificate (Higher NITEC) Diploma Degree
  15. 17. School Expectations <ul><li>Pupils are advised to : </li></ul><ul><li>Build your ground work. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the upcoming Term II holidays to consolidate and revise. </li></ul><ul><li>Be present for remedials and extra classes organised during the holidays. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be Prepared, Not Sorry!” </li></ul>
  16. 18. School Expectations <ul><li>100% Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>June Extended Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Term 2 & 3 Remedials </li></ul><ul><li>Block Time Table Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Post GCE ‘N’ Level Programme </li></ul>
  17. 19. Responsibility of School <ul><li>To ensure that: </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance and work progress of students are monitored </li></ul><ul><li>Students attend remedial / supplementary lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Parents / Guardians are kept informed of child/ward’s progress </li></ul><ul><li>-- Updates of school events and matters on school website, as well as portal for parents : </li></ul><ul><li>a) http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>b) e-learning portal -- </li></ul>
  18. 20. Responsibility of Parents/Guardians <ul><li>To assist school in: </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child attends school and the various school programmes </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child revises his/her work </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child does not stay out late </li></ul><ul><li>contacting teachers when need arises </li></ul><ul><li>work in support of the school </li></ul>
  19. 21. School Programmes
  20. 22. Lead Up to GCE ‘O’ & ‘N’ Levels GCE O Level Prelim Examinations 2 Sep – 18 Sep GCE ‘O’ Level Examination (Single Intake – written) 25 Oct – 16 Nov GCE ‘N’ Level Mother Tongue Oral Examination 26 Jul – 5 Aug GCE ‘O’ MT LC Examination 20 Jul GCE ‘O’ Level Mother Tongue Examination 31 st May Mother Tongue Intensive Lesson 24 May – 27 May Mid-Year Examination 30 Apr – 13 May GCE ‘N’ Level English Oral Examination 6 Jul – 19 Jul GCE ‘O’ Level English Oral Examination 13 Aug – 26 Aug GCE ‘O’ Level Mother Tongue Oral Examination 1 Jul – 15 Jul Start of GCE ‘N’ Level LC and written Examination 6 Sep – 12 Oct GCE N Level Prelim Examinations 13 Aug – 21 Aug Target setting by students Term 2, Week 3 Sec 4 & 5 Parent-Teacher-Meeting And Talk 26 March Event/Programme Date
  21. 23. SCHOOL PROGRAMMES <ul><li>Target-Setting for all pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Week Activities (Term II Wk 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Structured Remedials for all upper sec classes </li></ul><ul><li>Night Study Programme (Sec 4 and 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Exams (Sec 4 and 5) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Journeys (Science, Humanities) </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment Activities (All levels, various subjects) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation and Study Skills workshop (Term 1 Wk10) </li></ul>
  22. 24. School PROGRAMME <ul><li>Target-Setting </li></ul><ul><li>June Extended Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Banding based on ability (Humanities and MT) </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Tongue Intensive Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Motivational and Study Skills (10 - 12 March) </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Lectures (Block Study) </li></ul><ul><li>Study Hour </li></ul><ul><li>Block Study Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Night Study Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Mock Exams </li></ul>
  23. 25. Upcoming School PROGRAMMES & EVENTS <ul><li>1) Learning Week – Term 2 Week 10 for all pupils </li></ul><ul><li>2) Speech Day Celebrations – 10 th April </li></ul><ul><li>3) Cross Country – Term 2 Week 5 </li></ul>
  24. 26. SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & EVENTS <ul><li>Other department based projects, events and milestone programmes can be found online : </li></ul><ul><li>a) </li></ul><ul><li>b) </li></ul>
  25. 27. SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & EVENTS <ul><li>Parents are also advised to log on to the Education and Career Guidance website to be aware of possible career choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Website : </li></ul><ul><li>To log on using child’s login ID and password. </li></ul>
  26. 28. School’s Initiatives for 2010
  27. 29. School Initiatives for 2010 <ul><li>Values Education Programme </li></ul><ul><li>- Pupil initiated CIP </li></ul><ul><li>- Conduct Assessment File </li></ul><ul><li>- Year Head System </li></ul><ul><li>- School Experience Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>(Form class day, level camp, pupil </li></ul><ul><li>activity centre) </li></ul><ul><li>STARS Programme </li></ul>
  28. 30. I4 I6 I5
  29. 31. Pupil-Initiated CIP <ul><li>More comprehensive CIP experience </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil-led, facilitated by FT during Home Room (Semester 1) </li></ul>10 lessons Total 1 lesson Personal reflection and submission 1 lesson Peer evaluation - values in action, leadership qualities 2 lessons Presentation (6-8 minutes per group) 1 lesson Group reflection After Activity 1 lesson Values in action lesson 1 lesson Brainstorming / Group discussion 1 lesson Teamwork & Communication Skills Lesson II 1 lesson Teamwork & Communication Skills Lesson I 1 lesson Introduction - outline of programme, setting of objectives & expectations, assessment criteria, etc. Before Activity
  30. 32. Pupil-Initiated CIP Public education projects, Project SPHERE World, Environment Commitment to Nation & Community Sec 4 & 5 Home adoption, fund-raising for adopted home (for NA classes) Nation, Community Racial Integration Sec 3 School-based environmental awareness projects, school-based fund-raising Friends, School Responsible Citizens Sec 2 School improvement projects Self, Family Sense of Belonging Sec 1 Recommended CIP Activities VEP Domains NE Outcomes Level
  31. 33. Year Head System <ul><li>Oversee all matters pertaining to pupils’ academic performance, pastoral care, discipline, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Support for form teachers in providing conducive environment for students. </li></ul>
  32. 34. Year Head System <ul><li>Year Heads & Assistant Year Heads </li></ul>- Mr Lee Kwee Wei NA & NT Mrs Lee Pei Kee Mr Poon Lee Wang Sec 4 Ms Sahira Ramlee Mrs Loke Siew Ping Sec 3 Mr Shiekh Luqmahn Mrs Eileen Lee Sec 2 Mr Ng We Keat Mrs Jackie Chan Sec 1 Year Head Asst. Year Head Level
  33. 35. School Experience Initiatives <ul><li>Level Camps </li></ul>Motivational Camp Adventure/Outdoor Camp Cross-Cultural Learning (Overseas Trip) Orientation Camp Term 1 Week 10 Sec 4 & 5 Term 1 Week 10 Sec 3 Term 1 Week 10 Sec 2 Term 1 Week 1 Sec 1
  34. 36. School Experience Initiatives <ul><li>Form Class Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class outing with one-way transport provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance rapport between FT and pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Day of Learning Week (Semesters 1 and 2) </li></ul></ul>
  35. 37. School Experience Initiatives <ul><li>Pupil Activities Centre (PAC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A place to interact with fellow Damaians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games & other activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitions organised by the students for the students. </li></ul></ul>
  36. 38. Damai STARS Programme <ul><li>The Damai STARS (School Timeout for At-Risk Students) Programme is a support programme designed to equip at-risk students with social emotional competencies and academic foundation skills so that they may become committed, competent and compassionate learners. </li></ul>
  37. 39. Damai STARS Programme <ul><li>The programme serves 2 main purposes: </li></ul><ul><li>1) reduce attrition by developing students’ sense of self and character, and rekindling </li></ul><ul><li>their interest in learning. </li></ul><ul><li>2) equip students who regularly display delinquent behaviour with social and emotional skills to help them manage their behaviour within and without the classroom environment. </li></ul>
  38. 40. Damai STARS Programme <ul><li>Criteria are as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>A. Attendance of less than 75% in previous academic semester </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lack of motivation as shown through: </li></ul><ul><li>Poor academic results at previous semestral examination – </li></ul><ul><li>i) Overall percentage less than 45.0%; and </li></ul><ul><li>ii) 2 or fewer subjects passed </li></ul><ul><li>C. Lack of motivation as shown through: </li></ul><ul><li>i) Conduct grade of ‘Fair’ or less </li></ul><ul><li>D. Recalcitrant disciplinary issues as shown through: </li></ul><ul><li>i) Any two of A, B, C or D </li></ul><ul><li>ii) More than 3 discipline cases / referrals from teachers in last </li></ul><ul><li>semester </li></ul>
  39. 41. Meeting your child’s Form Teacher / Subject Teacher in class - 4T1 classrooms (1 st floor)
  40. 42. Parents are invited to : <ul><li>Clarify with any key personnel, form teachers or subject teachers on issues raised. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet up and speak with your child’s form teacher or subject teachers (in the designated classrooms). </li></ul><ul><li>Make appointment to meet up with teachers on another day for further discussion. </li></ul>
  41. 43. We depend on each other <ul><li>Joint partnership between parents and school to enable our students to excel </li></ul>
  42. 44. Journey towards a Common Goal GCE 'O' & 'N' Levels
  43. 47. Responsibility of Parents/Guardians <ul><li>To assist school in: </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child attends school </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child revises his/her work </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring that child does not stay out late </li></ul><ul><li>contacting teachers when need arises </li></ul><ul><li>Work in support of the school </li></ul>