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1 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Download PowerPoint Slides from P4 Meet Parents ( ) WELCOME

2 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Agenda Vision, Mission & Values Overview of Subject-Based Banding Subject Based Banding at RVPS Question & Answer with Teachers, Key Personnel, VP and P. All slides will be available on school website.

3 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best “Inspiring Learners, Edifying Leaders”

4 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best School Vision InspireInspire – stimulate creativity, fill a person with confidence, to influence and guide someone (spur, motivate, fire, stir, arouse, encourage, influence, enthuse, excite, imbue) EdifyEdify – to improve the mind or morals of (build up, instruct, improve, enlighten, inform, guide, educate, nurture, teach)

5 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best To nurture our pupils to beFuture-Ready by providing a Total Education in RVPS School Mission

6 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Total Education Balanced, holistic, rigorous and progressive, Knowledge, skills and values Partnership with parents Future-Ready Ready for life and for the world By enhancing their cognitive, physical, aesthetics and character development. Contribute actively to society

7 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Serve with Respect Lead with Integrity Live with Compassion Learn with Excellence

8 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Strive for the Best

9 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best 4 MOE Desired Outcomes of Education (DOEs) & 4 Pupil-Focused Strategic Objectives (Goals) NoDOEsGoals 1A Confident Person Pupils who are able to think creatively and critically 2A Self-Directed Learner Pupils have inquiring minds and a passion for learning 3A Concerned Citizen Pupils who are able to contribute to school and society 4An Active Contributor Pupils have leadership qualities

10 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best MOE Key Stage Outcomes of Education (Pri) 1. be able to distinguish right from wrong 2. know their strengths and areas for growth 3. be able to cooperate, share and care for others 4. have a lively curiosity about things 5. be able to think for and express themselves confidently 6. take pride in their work 7. have healthy habits and an awareness of the arts 8. know and love Singapore

11 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Class Names from 2010 Confidence Diligence Endurance Friendship Graciousness Honesty Kindness Have a discussion with your children about their class names

12 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best PERI Recommendations 1.Balancing knowledge with skills and values 2.Investing in a quality teaching force 3.Enhancing infrastructure

13 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best 1. Balancing knowledge with skills & values Use engaging pedagogy to teach skills and values – enhance content mastery and teaching methods More holistic assessment to support learning – emphasis on skills development, esp P1 and P2 Emphasise non-academic programmes within curriculum – quality PE, Art, Music lessons for all – Programme for Active Learning (PAL) in P1 and P2

14 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best 2. Investing in a quality teaching force Provide additional manpower Recruit committed, quality educators Equip teachers well through training and professional development

15 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best 3. Enhancing infrastructure Single-session primary schools (likely to be 2015 for RVPS) New generation primary school facilities Support for social services

16 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Subject-Based Banding NURTURING EVERY CHILD by Catering to Your Child’s Abilities

17 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best (1) SBB for P4(2) DSA for P3–P6

18 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Why Subject-Based Banding? Every child is unique – aptitudes, abilities & talents Balanced education to prepare them for life Child’s interests and strengths Aims to help every child realise his potential No child to be worse off with SBB

19 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Why Subject-Based Banding? To provide more flexibility and choice to pupils with strengths and abilities that vary across subjects – concentrate on the subjects they are good at. To encourage greater interaction, camaraderie and class spirit among pupils with different strengths in the same class.

20 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best “We recognise different abilities... and help each student to proceed at a pace that he can manage.” Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam Former Minister for Education (2006) Why Subject-Based Banding?

21 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best What SBB means for your child Every child will be encouraged to do the subjects at the levels that best meet his abilities – Standard or Foundation levels Removal of streams in Primary 5 and 6 since 2008 In the past, a child might take all Foundation subjects. With SBB, he can take one or more Standard subjects.

22 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

23 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

24 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

25 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How will PSLE scores be calculated? The PSLE scoring system remains unchanged The raw mark for each subject is converted to a transformed score (T-score) –The T-score reflects the pupils’ standing relative to other pupils on a common scale The PSLE Aggregate Score is the sum of the T- score in all subjects

26 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best The PSLE score takes into account the - content and demand of each subject – standard or foundation –number of subjects taken Pupils taking foundation subjects would allow them to focus on building up strong fundamentals in these subjects and prepare them better for secondary school. How will PSLE scores be calculated?

27 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work? At least 85 marks

28 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

29 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

30 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

31 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work in RVPS ? Fails all the 4 subjects ( EL, MT, Math, Sc) 4 foundation subjects

32 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

33 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work in RVPS ? Pupils who score 80 and above for Mother Tongue and at least 50 marks for their HMT To continue with the same subject combination of 4 standard subjects and HMT

34 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

35 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work? Pupils who score less than 30 marks in any standard subject (overall marks ) To switch that subject to foundation level.

36 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best How does Subject-Based Banding work?

37 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Possible Subject Combinations (1) 4 standard subjects and HMT(35%) (2) 4 standard subjects (63%) (3) Other combinations (2 %)

38 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Role of teachers (tough but fulfilling) Teach and nurture our pupils – school vision, mission, values, goals, Desired Outcomes of Education, 21st century skills, PERI, SBB Maintain good communication with parents Role of parents (important) You are encouraged to play an active role in your child’s learning – monitor his/her daily work, provide guidance and support. Encourage your child to meet his/her learning goals, praise your child for his/her effort and progress. Attend parents’ meetings with the school and your child’s teachers and maintain good communication, work together to enhance your child’s learning.

39 River Valley Primary School – Strive for the Best Thank You. If you have any queries on SBB, please feel free to contact us.


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