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Principal's Talk for Sec 1 Parents (jan 2011)


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Slides used at Bukit View Secondary School's Parents' Day on on 8 January 2011

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Principal's Talk for Sec 1 Parents (jan 2011)

  1. 1. 9:00am Address by Principal, Mr Vasuthevan Briefing on school information Compulsory Programmes Introduction of Parent Support Group Question & Answer Session 9:30 am Meeting Form Teachers & Class Admin (In the classroom) Programme Outline
  2. 2. To explain and share with you some of our school’s policies and programmes Get to know your child’s teachers Introduce the Parent Support Group Objectives
  3. 3. School Vision A dynamic institution that adds value to all.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Our Values ompassion for others ntegrity in character erseverance for excellence espect for self and others esponsibility in actions
  6. 6. School Theme 2011 Caring Environment Self-Directed Learners Innovative Practices
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Value Added
  9. 9. Academic Value Added Awards for both Express (2003 to 2008) and Normal Course (2001 to 2006 & 2008-2009 ).  Academic Excellence
  10. 10. Partnership with Parents Meet the Parents Sessions are organised for all levels to develop effective partnership with parents to gain better understanding of school programmes and activities and for working closely to bring about better learning outcomes for their children.
  11. 11. Partnership with Parents Other means of communication: Student Handbook Teachers’ email addresses SMS / Facebook / Twitter / Email list Letters to parents on school website
  12. 12. Our Teaching & Learning Programmes
  13. 13. New Subjects English Literature (E/NA only) Geography (E/NA only) History (E/NA only) Home Economics Design & Technology Art Computer Applications (NT only)
  14. 14. Modular System Semester 1 Semester 2 Home Economics Literature (E/NA) / Social Studies (NT) History (E/NA only) Design & Technology Art Geography (E/NA only)
  15. 15. Continual Assessments To check that the students have learnt the subject matter taught To develop the habit in your child to constantly review and revise their work
  16. 16. Primary Continual Assessments
  17. 17. Important CA marks are calculated from students’ performance in daily work weekly/monthly assessments/tests performance tasks Secondary Continual Assessments
  18. 18. Weekend Homework & Holiday Assignments Purpose: to give more practice to our students and push them to excel. Weekend Homework Ensures that your child reviews and revises all that have been taught in the class for the week Holiday Assignment Given for all the four holidays: Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
  19. 19. Achievement in the English Language is driven by: Speak English Policy English Focus 4 Mornings a Week, Writer's Logbook & Vocabulary Development ICT learning activities (News in Class & Audiocast) Appreciation of Literature in English is achieved by: Portfolio Assessment Lectures featuring performances and talks by external professionals English Language
  20. 20. Mathematics Secondary One Express Coursework in place of Written Mid-Year Examination for Secondary 1 Express Students a fun, stimulating and authentic environment for learning Mathematics comprising Learning Experiences (LEs) Performance Assessment Tasks Common Test Journal Writing
  21. 21. Mathematics E-Learning : Ace-Learning portal All students will subscribe to the Accelerated Creative E-Learning System. The system has over 2000 detailed lesson units (online video lessons and flash animations) and more than 100 interactive activities designed along the concept of TLLM. Number Properties Workshop All 1E and 1NA students will attend a half-day workshop on Number Properties during the 2011 March holiday. AlgeCamp 2-half day AlgeCamp for all Secondary 1 students on 25 and 27 January 2011.
  22. 22. Science Holistic learning via local learning journeys to venues like NEWater Visitor Centre, Tuas Marine Transfer Station, Health Promotion Board & Yakult Real World (Authentic) Learning through hands-on applications such as Advance Elective Module (AEM) Food Science Module for Sec 2 students, Environment Module for the Sec 1 students Compulsory New South Wales Science Competition
  23. 23. Integrated Environment Module An Integration of Geography and Science Environmental Topics Learning Outcomes include: Holistic understanding of environmental issues More innovative pedagogical approach with combined periods Provides authentic learning through Local Learning Journeys Project-Based Assessment to develop analytical thinking, interpersonal skills & team-work
  24. 24. Assessment in History Source-Based Question testing skills such as inference, comparison and reliability Students are assessed for Higher-Order Thinking skills Example question: What do you understand from this cartoon? Explain your answer.
  25. 25. Mother Tongue Higher MT For students with at least A in MT for PSLE & admission test Application via respective MT teachers MT ‘B’ An avenue for students facing exceptional difficulties in MT Cannot be used in aggregate computation for poly/JC
  26. 26. Craft & Tech D&T and Home Economics – Textbook is used for 2 years Art - Text book is not required for Art. Appropriate lesson materials will be provided. Mode of Assessment For D&T/Home Economics Semestral Assessment includes Coursework and Written Examination For Art Continuous Assessment: Portfolio Semestral Assessment: Drawing Exam and Written Paper
  27. 27. Compulsory Programmes Community Service Every student will have to do 6 hrs of community service per year Involves helping charitable organisations in their Flag Day, visitation of old folks homes, collection of old newspapers, cleaning parks, etc.
  28. 28. Compulsory Programmes Health and Fitness Programme For students who are overweight, underweight and those who are not fit Held twice a week
  29. 29. Critical Dates Do refer to the Student Handbook for dates of Common Tests and school events such as E-Learning Day Examination dates will also made available via letters and on the website
  30. 30. Compulsory Programmes Swimming Programme 5 sessions – 2 hours each, on Tue or Thurs Swimming is an important life skill Only students who have a Singapore Sports Council Cert (Gold, Silver or Bronze) will be exempted. 1 Coach to 10 students
  31. 31. Our CCA Policy Every student must take one CCA To ensure that our students are developed both intellectually and physically To learn to work as a team and are given responsibilities
  32. 32. Participation For pupils with an attendance rate of 50% to 74%, the CCA points scored for the year will not be computed.
  33. 33. Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) More information at the CCA Booths on display today
  34. 34. Student Well-Being & Development
  35. 35. Our Desired Outcomes: To nurture every student to become effective leaders and good role models who serve and lead with compassion and integrity . 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
  36. 36. 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
  38. 38. Our Student Management Policy Our rules and regulations are formulated to ensure that our students have the best possible environment to study
  39. 39. Punctuality & Attendance Attire & Hair Use of mobile phones Our Student Management Policy
  40. 40. We do not allow students to have coloured/tinted hair. Offenders will have their hair cut More information pertaining to our student management policy can be found in the Student Handbook 2011. Our Student Mgt Policy
  41. 41. Mobile phones are to be SWITCHED OFF in school. No public display of mobile phones Our Student Management Policy
  42. 42. Consequences Mobile phones will be confiscated with SIM card for 5 academic weeks (1st time) Mobile phones will be confiscated with SIM card for 10 academic weeks (subsequent) Note: School strongly discourages students from bringing mobile phones. Our Student Mgt Policy
  43. 43. Thank You