MTPS - For Secondary One (Jan 2011)


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MTPS - For Secondary One (Jan 2011)

  1. 1. Meet-the-Parents Session Secondary One 14 Jan 2011 Inspiring Leaders in a Dynamic Community
  2. 2. Programme Outline <ul><li>Address by Year Master </li></ul><ul><li>Address by Head of Department, Physical Education / Co-curricular Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Address by School Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with Form Teachers and Subject Teachers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Outline of Year Master Presentation <ul><li>Academic and Skills Development </li></ul><ul><li>Character Development and Student Well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Partnership </li></ul>
  4. 4. Academic and Skills Development
  5. 5. Academic Streams 4 years to ‘N’ levels for N(T) Normal (Technical) N(T) 4 years to ‘N’ levels, with option of 1 additional year to ‘O’ levels Normal (Academic) N(A) 4 years to ‘O’ levels Express Stream EX
  6. 6. Subjects Home Economics Design & Technology Character & Leadership Development (CLD) For Express/Normal (Academic) only English Literature Integrated Humanities (Geography & History) For Normal (Technical) only Computer Application Social Studies English Language Mother Tongue Language Mathematics Science Music Art & Craft Physical Education Civics & Moral Education New Subjects Subjects also offered in Primary School
  7. 7. Assessment Music Art Design & Technology Home Economics Physical Education English Literature Integrated Humanities (Geography & History) Social Studies N(T) stream Computer Application N(T) stream English Language Mother Tongue Languages Mathematics Science Project-based / Skills-based / Coursework Written tests & exams
  8. 8. Assessment Weighting 30% 45% SA2 20% 15% CA2 30% 25% SA1 20% 15% CA1 N(T) EX & N(A)
  9. 9. Grading System Express Normal (Academic) <40 F9 40-44 E8 45-49 D7 50-54 C6 55-59 C5 60-64 B4 65-69 B3 70-74 A2 ≥ 75 A1 Marks (%) Grade <50 U 50-59 5 60-64 4 65-69 3 70-74 2 ≥ 75 1 Marks (%) Grade
  10. 10. Grading System Normal (Technical) Mother Tongue ‘B’ Syllabus <50 U 50-59 D 60-69 C 70-74 B ≥ 75 A Marks (%) Grade Grades: Distinction Merit Pass Fail
  11. 11. Promotion Criteria <ul><li>Express: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass English Language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50% for overall </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Normal (Technical): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass English Language or Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass 2 subjects in total </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Normal (Academic): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Either pass English Language and 2 other subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or pass 4 subjects </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Lateral Transfer <ul><li>N(T) N(A) </li></ul><ul><li>or N(A) EX </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluated on a case-by-case basis </li></ul><ul><li>Areas of consideration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum requirement: 75% or above for all subjects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency of performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character traits and attitude towards learning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Key Programmes <ul><li>English Language Fiesta </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Journey to Sungei Buloh (Integrated Programme) </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster Training </li></ul><ul><li>Newsmaker Programme </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key Programmes <ul><li>Maths & National Education Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Math Talent Development Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Maths Fiesta </li></ul><ul><li>Maths Corner </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key Programmes <ul><li>Mother Tongue Language Camp </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Batik Painting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dikir Barat, Drama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional “Kueh” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conversational Chinese and Malay </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Programme </li></ul>
  16. 16. Key Programmes <ul><li>Science Centre Learning Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Data logger training </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fair (Project Work) </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing Race @ Zoo – N(T) </li></ul><ul><li>Gourmet Garden Project – N(T) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Key Programmes <ul><li>Integrated Humanities Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. Group projects, Humanities Games Day) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Study skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. mindmap, mnemonics) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Map reading and other practical applications </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of current affairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. Mount Merapi-volcanic eruptions) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Key Programmes <ul><li>Realism Painting (Enrichment) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic keyboard playing and music improvisation </li></ul><ul><li>ExCITe@Singapore_River Education Quest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An interactive, integrated Sec 1 learning journey to Singapore River- Amazing Race style </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Academic Enhancement Programme <ul><li>Diagnostic testing to determine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the entry level of the pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gaps in learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pupils’ common mistakes and misconceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Enhancement Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To bridge the gap between Foundational level subjects and Sec 1 standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To help level up students who have difficulties in each subject at entry level </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Character Development and Student Well-being
  21. 21. Character Development Lessons <ul><li>Lessons are centred to develop the following social emotional </li></ul><ul><li>competencies in our pupils: </li></ul><ul><li>Self-awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Self-management </li></ul><ul><li>Social Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship Management </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>undergirded by the school’s core values of Excellence, Commitment, </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity and Teamwork. </li></ul>
  22. 22. SMB’s approach to Discipline <ul><li>We discipline with dignity as we </li></ul><ul><li>- want our pupils to develop respect for self and others </li></ul><ul><li>- to understand that life is all about making responsible </li></ul><ul><li>choices and we need to take responsibility for our </li></ul><ul><li>choices. </li></ul><ul><li>We instill a high level of self-discipline & self leadership by </li></ul><ul><li>ensuring pupils take responsibility for their actions. </li></ul>
  23. 23. SMB’s approach to Discipline <ul><li>System of Corrective Measures </li></ul><ul><li>- Reflection on wrongdoing (Incident Report) </li></ul><ul><li>- In-house suspension </li></ul><ul><li>- Out-of school suspension </li></ul><ul><li>- Caning </li></ul><ul><li>- Guidance by teacher at every stage </li></ul>
  24. 24. Student Well-being <ul><li>Growing up and its challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Counselling support (3 trained counsellors) </li></ul><ul><li>Support for pupils with special needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 teachers undergoing training to increase awareness of the needs of such pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information from parents will be helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnership with external agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Referral to external agencies </li></ul>
  25. 25. Partnership with Parents
  26. 26. You’re the most important people in your child’s life <ul><li>Encourage your child to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be punctual for school (reporting time 7:10 am ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learn actively - excite them to look forward to lessons with enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bring necessary books and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>prepare for lessons by doing pre-reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complete and submit all assignments on time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>produce quality work to the best of their abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give constant advice on how your child should spend his/her time outside school hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring is essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ House rules’ may be useful </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Keeping in touch <ul><li>Reaching you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website (announcements on main page): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Termly letter from the principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS Broadcast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reaching us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 6 756 6760 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main point of contact: Form Teachers </li></ul>
  28. 28. Thank You