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P5 and P6 Parent Dialogue Session 13 Feb 2015
SESSION OVERVIEW Principal’s Address Addressing Key Concerns - Teaching and Learning - Key Programmes - Holistic Development Preparation for PSLE - Direct School Admission Q & A Breakout Session
Chongfu’s Torch: Visual Representation of Strategic Map Strategic Partnership
Core Values Core Values
Highlights from PSLE 2014 Overall pass rate is 99.3 % Mean T-Score (all pupils) is 217.3 Exit rate to the various courses (E/N(A)/N(T)) remained stable as compared to the previous year
Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Placement of Students Courses 2014 Express83.0 N(A)10.6 N(T)5.7 Repeat0.7
Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Distinctions No. of Distinctions 2014 3A*20 4A*10 5A*4
Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Results by Subjects & Grades (Standard Stream) A* - A %Pass % SubjectCFSNat’lCFSNat’l English61.044.197.1 Mathematics61.344.795.685.3 Science52.742.494.690.0 Chinese84.376.596.496.6 Malay85.774.192.997.4 Tamil70.076.290.097.7
Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Results by Subjects & Grades (HMT) DistinctionPass % SubjectCFSNat’lCFSNat’ l Chinese14.218.610098.5 Malay013.985.797.8 Tamil20.016.810098.7
Highlights from PSLE 2014 -Results by Subjects & Grades (Foundation Stream) G1 %Pass % SubjectCFSNat’lCFSNat’l Fn. English03.110097.2 Fn. Mathematics07.587.584.4 Fn. Science04.910089.8 Fn. Chinese014.310095.8 Fn. Malay--10098.3 Fn. Tamil --100
Student Well-being Modes of Communication Key Programmes Asst Year Head/P5- Ms Filicia Yap Addressing Key Concerns-Part 1
Student Well-being Social and Emotional Support Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) Bonding Lunches/Teacher Student Conference Learning Series and Motivation Series School Counsellor and Learning & Behavioural Support Officer Communication with Parents
How do we enhance the communication between teachers and parents? Modes of Communication Student’s handbook/diary Telephone Email firstname.lastname@example.org Letters/emails from school School newsletter School website: http://www.chongfu.moe.edu.sg
Key Programmes -Values in Action P5P6 Cleanest Class Use your hands Food & Toy Donation Drive SWAMI Home Visit CIP for MINDS Give a Card Project (KK Hospital)
Camp iNspire Learning Focus Caring for Self Caring for Others Independence Resilience & Sportsmanship Team Bonding & Decision Making Leadership GRACIOUSLY
P5 Project Work- Theme: SG50 – Ways to promote loving Singapore more – What makes us Singaporean? Encourage deeper understanding of Singapore & her identity
P5 Internationalisation Programme Cultural exchange Promote global outlook Could you share the selection criteria for Internationalisation Programme?
Academic Progress & Learning Support Preparing for Examination PSLE DSA Choices of Secondary Schools Year Head/Upper Pri –Mr Jason Ng Addressing Key Concerns-Part 2
Academic Excellence & Learning Support P5P6 Structured remedial Recommendation for subjects offered for PSLE – SBB Option External Competitions Structured remedial Friends of Chongfu Parent Support for Math Self-directed Online Learning Holiday Supplementary Class HUG Programme How would Chongfu help the students cope with the coming PSLE?
Holistic Assessment Termly examinations Alternative modes of assessments (AA) Holistic Reporting Student Portfolio IP Development Cards Attitudes towards learning PAM Development Cards Level of skills attainment CCE Development Cards
Can school could address the quantum of homework allocated to the child on a daily basis, as the amount appears too much? LevelsMon – Thurs, School Days P1 – P2 P3 – P4 P5 – P6 1 hour per day 1.5 hours per day 2.5 hours per day LevelsFri – Sun, Weekends P1 – P63 hours per weekend Homework Policy
Important Dates to note What are the examination dates?
The school will register our P6 students for PSLE from 9 March to 27 March 2015 Students’ subject combinations (Foundation and/or Standard) take into consideration their respective levels of mastery of content knowledge and skills Students are therefore strongly discouraged from changing their subject combinations after PSLE registration PSLE Registration
2015 P5 Examination Schedule ExamDate CA 1Term 1 Week 9 SA 1Term 2 Week 5 (Oral) Term 2 Week 6 & 7 CA 2Term 3 Week 9 SA 2Term 4 Week 5, 6 & 10 What are the examination dates?
2015 P6 Examination Schedule ExamDate CA 1Term 1 Week 9 SA 1Term 2 Week 5 (Oral) Term 2 Week 6 & 7 Preliminary ExamTerm 3 Week 5 & 6 Mock ExamTerm 3 Week 9 & 10 P6 Simulated Oral Exam Term 3 Week 3 (18/7 Sat) What is the Preliminary Exam and PSLE date?
2015 PSLE Exam Timetable ExamDate PSLE Oral ExamTerm 3 Week 8 (20/8 and 21/8) Thursday & Friday PSLE Listening Comprehension Term 4 Week 1 (18/9) Friday PSLE Written Exam Term 4 Week 2 & 3 (25/9 to 1/10) Thursday to Wednesday
2015 P6 Supplementary Classes School HolidaysDate* June (1 st week) -Overnight Motivation Camp 2/6 to 3/6 June (4 th Week)22/6 to 24/6 8.00 to 12.30 pm (Monday to Wednesday) September (1 st Week) 7/9 to 9/9 8.00 to 12.30 pm (Monday to Wednesday) Will there be remedial classes for P6 students during June holidays?
Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-Sec) 2015 Please provide the details of DSA application procedures and timeline.
Direct School Admission Participating secondary schools have flexibility to select a percentage of their students for admission via their own selection criteria Selection criteria can include diverse academic and non-academic achievements and talents DSA schools to publish selection criteria (deadlines differ from school to school)
Direct School Admission Specialised independent schools that admit students entirely or almost entirely through DSA – NUS High School of Maths and Science –School of the Arts (SOTA) –School of Science and Technology –Singapore Sports School
The 3 stages of DSA-Sec are: Selection Stage (May to August) Tests /camps /interviews and outcome of selection Exercise School Preference Stage (October) If selected, student submits preference for up to 3 DSA schools Results Release Stage (November) Student collects result of DSA school allocated together with PSLE results Direct School Admission
Think carefully before accepting a Confirmed Offer or Waiting List Once your child has exercised his/ her school preference, and is accepted, he/ she will not be allowed to make any school selection in the centralised S1 Posting Exercise, regardless of how well he/ she may have performed in the PSLE. DSA-Sec Exercise
For more information regarding the DSA-Sec Exercise, please refer to the MOE website at: www.moe.gov.sg/education/ admissions/dsa-sec www.moe.gov.sg/education/
Post PSLE Important Dates Key EventTentative Dates* Release of PSLE results to candidates 21 Nov Submission of S1 Option Form for choice of secondary schools 21 Nov to 27 Nov Release of School Posting Results3 rd week of Dec Students to report to Secondary Schools for Registration 3 rd week of Dec
Sec One (S1) Posting Exercise 2015
Secondary School Streaming Guide Standard Stream Express – 200 and above Express/Normal Academic – 188 to 199 Normal Academic – 160 to 187 Normal Academic/Normal Tech – 152 to 159 Normal Technical – 152 and below Foundation Stream Below 113 and obtain Grade 4 or better in FEL, FMA and FMT
Make your choices wisely Posting is done based on aggregate score first, choose schools that are comparable to your child’s academic ability Choose schools that are a good ‘fit’ for your child (strengths, interests, disposition) Consider –school culture –school niches and programmes –school’s PSLE cut-off point Factors to Consider when making an option
STrategies for English Language Learning And Reading Children Who Love Reading and Have a Strong Foundation in the English Language STELLAR
Supported Reading – Text Deconstruction KWL (Know – Want to Know – Learn) Writing Cycle Teaching Strategies
Holistic Assessment Students are given opportunities to listen, read, view, speak, write and represent to demonstrate their language competence. Example of tasks: Crossword Puzzle (Spelling) Language Items Comprehending Short Texts Situational Writing Listening Comprehension Plot Structure
KEY PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES ENGLISH LANGUAGE Reading I Read Programme Little Red Dot Speaking Air time ICT-based lessons Writing Journals ICT-based lessons Listening Podcasting ICT-based lessons Enrichment Theatrical Experience & Exposure Support Structured Remedial Programme
Writing Workshop (P5) Date:27 February 2015 Time :7 p.m. – 8.30p.m. Venue:Tan Kah Kee Hall Outline of Workshop Background and Rationale for Changes Main changes in EL assessment Tackling the new components
LEARNING OUTCOMES Students are able to solve mathematical problems using : Concepts and skills : 4 operations Heuristic skills : Use a diagram/modelUse before-after concept Look for pattern(s)Work backwards Guess & CheckMake a systematic list Simplifying the ProblemMake suppositions Use equations
MATHEMATICS HEURISTICS SKILLS: Use a diagram / model Make a systematic list Look for pattern(s) Work backwards Use before after concept Use guess and check Simplifying the Problem Make suppositions Use equations
MATHS PROGRAMMES & ACTIVITIES MATHEMATICS Maths Games Day: - Numero -Maths Warrior -Tangrams Engaged Teaching & Learning: - Hands on activities (Manipulatives)
STRATEGIES Maximise Score -Every question matters (Don’t leave blanks) -Method marks are more important than Answer mark Minimise Losses -Remember to write the correct units -Remember to label your work correctly -Remember to shade correctly SEM(Skills, Exposure and Motivation) - Master all conceptual and heuristic skills - Pupils have been exposed to all types of questions from various sources - Develop good exam skills and Be resilient
What : Mathematics Workshop When : 25 April 2015, Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where : TKK Hall WORKSHOP FOR P5 PARENTS
Support for Learning Encourage your child to read and take notes. Remember the Science facts and concepts Employ the RISE Strategy: R ead the question and highlight clues in the stem. I dentify main concepts and list keywords. S elect the answer (MCQ) or determine the structure to use for answering the question. E valuate your answer by ensuring the keywords are written down.
Key IP Programmes and Activities Lab lessons ICT-based lessons Outdoor Learning Learning Journey to Singapore Science Centre : - Electric Carnival (P5) - Aquatic Plants and Animals (P6)
Science Workshop for P5 Parents Objective: To provide parents with an understanding of the current types of questions tested in the PSLE and how to answer them Date: 27 March 2015 (Friday) Venue: Tan Kah Kee Hall Time: 7pm to 830pm Registration via LMS