School Events HEALTH & FITNESS FUNNANZA SPORTS DAY (P3-P6) LOWER PRIMARY SPORTS (P1-P2) WATER CARNIVAL (P4 - P6) ACES DAY NAPFA TEST (P4 – P6)
Health and Fitness FUNnanza 3-Day event To get pupils to participate in health and fitness related activities so as to inculcate in them the importance of regular exercise and proper nutrition Different sports and wellness activities are planned for different levels. 2 nd day designated as Healthy Food Choice Day
CHALLENGES Only 2 PE-trained Teachers About 49 PE teachers (50% of whole staff) Academic importance
HOW THEY ARE ADDRESSED PE Champions share teaching strategies or resources with level teachers PE workshops conducted at least once a semester to equip teachers with the necessary skills to teach Send PE teachers for external workshops
Northland Health Slogan Healthy diet, healthy mind, Healthy body, healthy life! Northland Health Pledge We, the teachers of Northland, pledge that: We will lead Northlanders towards a healthy and balanced lifestyle; We will participate in regular exercises for 3 times a week; We will eat a balanced diet regularly; We will take personal ownership in our weight management; We will maintain good mental, spiritual and emotional health; We will take personal responsibility to build our health and enjoy our wealth of total well-being.
Northland Primary School Health Promotion Plan Strategic Thrusts Strategic Objectives StrategiesKPITargetsCommunication Assessment and Review Providing for Holistic Education To develop healthy, rugged and resilient pupils - effective and vigorous PE programme - varied enrichment programme - comprehensive TAF programme - comprehensive HE programme - sufficient equipment for use to support the PE lessons. - NAPFA Test - Schedule assembly programmes for health topics - Mass participation health and sports activities - Learning journeys/trails - Uniformed Groups Camp - P5 Camp - PE grades - HE grades - Obesity rate - Participation rate - PE/HE/CCA Survey - Pupils climate survey - Evaluation surveys - NAPFA Pass Rate - CHERISH AWARD (GOLD) - TAF AWARD (GOLD) - SAA (PHYSICAL FITNESS) - EAGLES AWARD NOMINEES - 85% of pupils to achieve at least a ‘B’ grade for PE - 80% of pupils to achieve at least a ‘B’ grade for HE - 9% obesity rate - 95% attendance for TAF - 85% of pupils indicate that they enjoy and learn useful skills in PE lessons. - 90% pass rate for NAPFA - 80% of pupils indicate that they enjoy the activities - 80% of pupils indicate they are proud to be a Northlander - sustain CHERISH AWARD (GOLD), TAF AWARD (GOLD), SAA (PHYSICAL FITNESS) - 5% of pupils nominated for EAGLES Award - brief teachers in Jan - Letters to Parents - Sharing by PE Champs - Regular talks to pupil - Regular updates at Contact Time PE Rubrics End of Term 2 and Term 4 SA1 and SA2 results Obesity rate Monitor monthly height and weight Survey results AAR after each event To cultivate in Northlanders a healthy lifestyle. - Identifiy needs of pupils - Scheduled Sports Events (Sports Day, Swimming Carinival, ACES Day) - House practices - inter-house games - organise 3-day Health and Fitness FUNnanza - To conduct effective Wet Weather Prog for pupils - conduct a PE/HE/CCA and climate survey for pupils - participate in health-related community activities - morning workout - PE/HE/CCA Survey - Participation rate - Survey results - 80% of pupils understand that it is important to adopt a healthy lifestyle. - All pupils to attend House Practices - Every House to send participants for Inter-House Games - 80% of pupils enjoy the H & F FUNnanza activities - all pupils to attend morning workout on Wednesdays Letters To Parents Quotations from vendors Programme For H & F Funnanza Briefing at Contact Time Evaluation Surveys End of each programme Surveys for P1-P6 pupils SEM Summary Form Mid year and year-end reviews AAR after each event
S/No. Key ComponentsAction/Programmes/Partners 1 Supportive School Culture and Organisation - Development of healthy, rugged and resilient pupils - inline with Strategic Thrust of “Providing for Holistic Education”. - Deployment of qualified PE teachers to teach more PE periods. - Conduct of regular PE workshops and sharing sessions to build capacity of PE and HE teachers. - Provision and availability of resources for teaching health related subjects. - Availability of conducive physical and psycho-social environment. - Planning of comprehensive health promoting activities in department work plans. - Allocation of financial resources to support health promoting programmes. 2 Comprehensive & Relevant Formal and Non-Formal Curricula PhysicalMentalSocial Formal PE programmes for all levelsExpose Programme for P1 and P2NE and Sexuality Education Programmes Formal HE programmes for all levelsCME and SEL programmesP4 NE Camp TAF Programmes for Obese PupilsCounselingP5 Outdoor Adventure Camp Programmes for all levelsHabits of MindP6 Oversea Learning Journeys Integrated Trails for all levelsAesthetics Programmes for all levelsLeadership programmes Learning Journeys for all levelsLiving Values ProgrammeP3 Communication and Anger Management Workshop Model School TuckshopAssembly Talks by NPP, NEA, NCB.P4 Confidence Building Workshop Sports CCAsCCA ProgrammesP5 Managing Emotions Workshop House PracticesP5 Motivational talkP6 Social Etiquette Workshop Sports Events such as Sports DayP6 Motivational talkCCA Programmes Uniformed Groups CampHealth TalksCSP Programmes Morning WorkoutsP6 Graduation Night 3 Synergistic Collaboration and Partnership - Neighbourhood Police Post - National Environment Agency - Central Narcotic Bureau - Children’s Cancer Society - School Alumni - SAFRA Yishun Club - Health Promotion Board (School Health and Dental Services) - Singapore Sports Council (SEP Programme) - Parents Support Group – chamPS - N2 PE Support Groups (Secondary Schools) - School Family Education Holistic Health Framework for Pupils
S/NTypeDescription of activities conducted 1Physical healthGames Day: A day is specially marked for the staff and non-teaching staff members to indulge in a particular sport, e.g. floor ball. Hongbao Treasure Hunt: Staff members (according to their levels) went on a treasure hunt for red packets that were hidden around the school premises. MOE Healthy Lifestyle Walk-a-Jog: All AM staff participated in this event.A few were awarded Certificates of Achievement for their active participation. Archery Clinic: Staff members were treated to a complimentary archery class where basic archery skills were taught. “OLIVE”: Sections of “Workstation Exercises” were extracted from the OLIVE cd-rom and screened on the LCD screen in the staff room to encourage the staff to carry out simple exercises while working at their stations. Amazing Race 2Social healthMystery Pals: Through drawing lots, staff and non-teaching staff members were allocated pals. They prepared small gifts of encouragement and support and placed them secretly on their mystery pals’ workstations. At the end of the week long activity, the mystery pals would reveal who they are. Celebration of staff members’ birthdays: The CHAMPS (Parent Volunteer Group) was roped in to design and create birthdays gifts for the staff members. These mementos were given out monthly. ‘Zero’ Medical Leave: Staff members who did not take any medical leave for the first semester and the whole year were rewarded with certificates of commendation and NTUC cash vouchers respectively. Cash Vouchers on Labour Day: The EAS (non-teaching staff) were presented with a voucher of $80 each as a form of recognition of their services to the school. TAF Overseas Trip to Kluang, Johor, Malaysia: 10 staff members took part in this trip. CHAMPS Social Nite: The CHAMPS (Parent Volunteer Group) holds a social nite gathering annually. The bonding between parents and staff members is strengthened as they come together for food and participate in games and lucky draws. Teachers’ Day High Tea: All Staff and non-teaching staff members were treated a High Tea reception at The Carousel at Park Royal Hotel by the SAC members. End of Year Dinner and Dance: A Dinner and Dance function is held at the end of every year for all staff and non-teaching staff members to come together to boost better rapport with one another. 3Mental healthThe following Professional Development (PD) sessions were held to promote better mental health amongst staff members : Colour Music Aroma Acupressure Workshop, Health Awareness Campaign, Laughter and Humour Presentation, Impress at First Sight, Sharing on OLIVE activities Activities conducted for staff
S/NName of Health Promotion ActivitiesDescription of Partnership with Parents 1Sports Day 10 parent volunteers were enlisted to help out in official track duties the chamPS helped the school to encourage parents to sign up for Teachers-Parents’ Race the chamPS acted as judges for Inter-House Cheers 2Swimming Carnival 10 parent volunteers were enlisted to help out in official duties the chamPS helped the school to encourage parents to sign up for Teachers-Parents’ Race 3Health and Fitness FUNnanza Parents acted as Road Marshals for Mass Run around the Yishun Park Parents helped the teachers in the packing and distribution of the Healthy Food Packages to the pupils during recess Parents accompanied pupils to the Health Zone 4Lower Primary Sports Day 10 parent volunteers were enlisted to help out in official duties the chamPS helped the school to encourage parents to sign up for Teachers-Parents’ Race Programme Parent volunteers accompanied P3 and P4 pupils to SAFRA Yishun for Bowling and Rock-climbing programmes respectively 6P3 and P4 Swimming Programme Parent volunteers accompanied pupils to SAFRA Yishun for swimming lessons 7Learning Journeys Parent volunteers accompanied pupils for learning journeys planned by various departments 8Road Safety Parent volunteers act as road safety monitors at road crossing junctions outside school 9Happy Toilet Programme Parent volunteers decorated the canteen toilets for the Happy Toilet Programme 10Children’s Day Parent volunteers assisted in the conduct of games for pupils during recesses 11CCA Activities Parent volunteers assisted CCA teachers in Chess 12Applause 2007 Parent volunteers assisted in the make-up and design of costumes for the performers Parent volunteers helped in the sale of tickets 13Year-end school concerts Parent volunteers assisted in the make-up of the performers One parent helped in crafting a script for farewell concert of Principal Conducted practices and rehearsal for the pupils 14Reading Moms Parent volunteers spent 30 minutes, 4 days a week to help weaker readers 15Celebrating Staff’s Birthdays Parent volunteers helped the SWC to design and create birthday souvenirs for staff 16Teachers’ Day Parent volunteers selected pupils to perform for the event. They came out with ideas and theme to put up concert for teachers Conducted practices and rehearsals for pupils Partnership with Parents
Statements A. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) Agree Disagree 1I have learnt new games skills during PE lessons. 2My PE teacher conducts regular PE lessons for my class. 3I enjoy working in teams during my PE lessons. 4My PE teacher assesses our games skills regularly. 5My PE teacher conducts interesting and exciting PE lessons. 6On the whole, I enjoy my PE lessons. Statements B. HEALTH EDUCATION (HE) Agree Disagree 1I enjoy my Health Education lessons. 2The Health Education lessons have taught me how to lead a healthy lifestyle. 3My teacher makes the Health Education lesson as interesting as possible. 4I know how to choose healthy food from my canteen. 5I understand the importance of exercising regularly in order to keep fit. 6I understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Statements C. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (CCAs) Agree Disagree 1The school provides a variety of CCAs for me to choose. 2I am given the CCA of my choice at the beginning of the year. 3My teacher plans interesting activities for my CCA. 4I am given opportunities to be a leader during my CCA sessions. 5I am given opportunities to work in groups or teams. 6I have learnt new skills during my CCA sessions. 7I can apply what I have learnt in my CCA in my daily life. 8On the whole, I enjoy attending my CCA sessions. Sample of PE/HE/CCA Survey
Mental Health & Well-Being Social Health & Well-Being Physical Health & Well-Being I feel stressed by the amount of school work given. My parents always encourage me to strive for the better. My teachers always give me encouragement and compliments when I am doing something right. I feel happy in school most of the time. The school environment is very welcoming and friendly. I enjoy coming to school. I interact well with my classmates. I have a best friend in my class. I have many friends in the school. I have a chance to contribute ideas during group work. Bullying is not a problem in the school. I exercise regularly to keep myself fit. I like to play sports and games. I participate actively during PE lessons. I like to participate in the programme. I exercise regularly with my family i.e times per week. I know how to choose healthy food from the canteen. I eat fast food more than once a week. I know it is important to eat healthily and exercise regularly. I fall sick easily. I have smoker(s) in my family (eg your father, mother or siblings). I participate in a sport/game actively outside school. (State the sport/activity in Q4.2) I am happy with the variety of CCAs available in the school (for P3-P6 pupils only).