Message from Principal

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Dear Parents

We have just finished the first two weeks of the new academic year. The new parents have been inducted to the school and at the primary side we have also completed our first Parent-Teacher Meeting.

Again, we learn from our experiences and continue to improve our processes.  S1 parents attended a briefing session on the first day of school where various Heads of Departments shared on the different emphases and practices on curriculum and assessments as our children transit from the primary to the secondary section.  One thing that we have also done differently this year for our primary school’s Parent-Teacher Meeting was to incorporate a sharing session to update all parents of the developments that the school has achieved in the Secondary Section.  We received much feedback last year from the primary school parents that information on the good work that our secondary school students were doing did not reach them.  As such, in addition to the several sharing sessions that the school had conducted last year, we are also sharing more information to our primary parents on our students’ good performances at the IBDP and IGCSE examinations, university entrance, achievements in competitions and their leadership developments.

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Results for IBDP and IGCSE - our students have done well in both examinations.  For the IBDP result, this year we have 32% of our students achieving 40 points and above.  On average over the last 4 batches, we have more than 30% of our IBDP graduates achieving 40 points and above and this trend of sustained achievements is significant as it is the result of the hard work and perseverance of our students and teachers, and the unwavering support from our parents. Our average IB score maintains at 36 points and has to be seen in context of our school’s non-selective policy where all our students are encouraged to try for the diploma course.  Students who are at risk and their parents are engaged and counselled about their performances, possible outcomes and the way forward.  At the IGCSE level, our students have done well achieving 48% of their grades at A* level.  At the school level, more detailed analyses of the results are conducted and my staff and I will continue to learn from these analyses and fine-tune our teaching and learning.

The school is celebrating our 25th school anniversary this year and we look forward to having our students learn more about the rich heritage of the school and to understand that we are standing on the shoulders of those who had come before us in this school and it is up to us to continue building on the school’s great tradition and bring our school to greater heights.

Our team is expanding, with our secondary HOD/Mathematics, Mr Alvin Soon, being promoted to be an additional vice-principal of the secondary school.  More teachers are joining our management teams to look into better planning and coordination of student activities and programmes.  We are also hiring more teachers, both from Singapore and internationally, at both primary and secondary levels, to look into greater enhancement of our student programmes.

More to come as we move forward this academic year and we will keep everyone posted on events and happenings coming up over the next few months.

Pek Wee Haur
Principal
September 2016
 
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