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1 Holistic Education

2 School Vision & Mission To develop our pupils to be ‘whole persons’, emphasising the ‘Formation of the Heart’ A learned and caring community, resilient and gracious in the service of God, country & family

3 Subject Based Banding Pupils do subjects at the levels that best meet their abilities. To enable pupils to study their strong subjects to the highest level possible NOT INTENDED to provide a softer option

4 Implications for PSLE Pupils who take 4 examinable foundation subjects are not likely to be eligible for the N(A)/N(T) option band Pupils who offer 3 examinable foundation subjects and 1 subject at standard level may have a greater access to the N(A)/N(T) option band

5 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)

6 How is T-score calculated for each subject? Formula

7 How will PSLE scores be calculated? The PSLE score takes into account the –content and demand of each subject –number of subjects taken –Each subject carries equal weighting The Aggregate Score is the sum of the T- score in all subjects The T-score reflects the pupils’ standing relative to other pupils on a common scale

8 Main points Academic grades are impt Impt of self-discipline School-Home Partnership: Impt of support from home Importance of holistic education –Development of self –Posting to secondary school

9 ECube Programme ECube Programme (Exposure, Experience & Excursion) P4/P5 Camp; P4 & P5 e-learning day Learning Journeys around Singapore, e.g. Kampong Glam, Health Zone, Circuit Road neighbourhood Overseas Trips to –China (P5 & P6 CL) –Malacca (P5 & P6 ML & TL / NMT) –Desaru (P4 Science)

10 Key School Events “Big Hearts” concert (14 Mar 08) SYF competitions (Mar – Apr) Direct School Admission Exercise (mid-08) PSLE (Oct 08) SA2 Exams (Oct/Nov 08)

11 Top Girls : Liu Xuetong (286); Contemporary Dance  RGS 2006: Jody Hong (268); Choir  RGS 2005: Gan Wen Ying (269); Chinese Dance  RGS 2004: Adeline Tan (260); choir  Nanyang Girls’ High

12 Aesthetics & Sports 7 girls: DSA (Dance / Choir / Art) going to SOTA, Cedar Girls, CHIJ TP Badminton: Top 4 positions in Junior & Senior Girls’ teams Value: commitment, resilience, self- discipline & relaxation

13 Top Girls Top DSA (for : 7 –3 (SOTA), 2 (Cedar Girls’), 1 each CHIJ TP & Dunman High 2007’s 6 top girls: 263 – 286 –All actively involved in CCA, e.g. Badminton, Dance, Choir, Band. 2006’s 6 top girls:

14 the schools must provide students with a broad-based education that develops their capacities for creative and critical thinking and optimises the use of the students' time to provide them with opportunities to develop their leadership, teamwork and communication skills Rear-Admiral Teo Chee Hean Minister of Education (2002)

15 We have to achieve a new balance in education, that provides a broad- based, holistic education for our students, without compromising on the learning in school that prepares our students well for a post- secondary education, wherever they go Tharman Shanmugaratnam Minister of Education


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