Tanjong Katong Primary School

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Tanjong Katong Primary School
Tanjong Katong
Primary School
Semesterly Magazine
Principal’s
Message
Principal’s Message
Cover Page
Issue no. 1 • June 2014
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This inaugural issue of semesterly magazine that you hold in your hands is one of the initiatives the school has
activities, events and programmes and to celebrate progress and success as a school community. My heartfelt
undertaken to establish better communication between the school and its stakeholders through highlighting
appreciation goes to the editorial team led by Ms Sheena Lai, Subject Head/Special Projects, for embracing the
activities, events and programmes and to celebrate progress and success as a school community. My heartfelt
idea, taking on the challenge and rising up to the occasion by putting together this commemorative issue.
appreciation goes to the editorial team led by Ms Sheena Lai, Subject Head/Special Projects, for embracing
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Mrs Caroline Wu
Principal
Enhancing Home-school Partnerships
Enhancing
Home-School
Partnerships
To strengthen partnerships
with our parents,
two events were inaugurated
at the beginning of 2014 To
strengthen
our parents,
two events
were
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Welcome
Teapartnerships
for PSG onwith
24 January
to express
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for Parent
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PSG
contributions
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to welcome
theTea
incoming
parent
volunteers,
as well
1 March to
Welcome Tea for on
January
to
express
TKP’s
appreciation
to
PSG’s
contributions
and
to
welcome
provide parents with the knowledge and skills on how they can better support their child at home. Another
the
incoming
parent volunteers,
welltook
as [email protected]
on 1 March
to provideP1 parents with TKP’s approach to
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emphasis on and values-driven education. Mrs
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the PSG EXCO,
also introduced
PSG EXCO members and presented a brief
partnerships
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and
programmes
that
parent
volunteers
could possibly be involved in.
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education. Mrs Maggie Chia, representing the PSG
parent volunteers
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the
Parent
Volunteers
parent volunteers could possibly be involved in.
This year, in response to parents’ feedback,
TKP also modified our approach to how we
Mrs Maggie Chia addressing
conducted the P1 Curriculum Briefing and Mdm Jasmine Lim, Form Teacher of
the Parent Volunteers
parents’ workshops. To facilitate parent-teacher 1 Diligence, conducting the subjectspecific briefing in her classroom
interaction, subject-specific briefings for P1
parents were presented by form teachers in
[email protected] TKP
the P1 classrooms as opposed to big-group
briefings. Workshops for parents were conducted
as concurrent sessions on one SaturdayOurtoparent volunteers
who attended the event
facilitate parental participation.
Mrs Maggie Chia addressing the
parent volunteers
Through these home-school partnerships, we
hope that parents will have a better understanding
of our approach to delivering a holistic education
Our parent volunteers who
and consequently empowering parents in Mrs Ivy Teo sharing with parents
attended the event
supporting their child’s learning and development. at the Mathematics Workshop
This year, in response to parents’ feedback, TKP also modified our approach to how we conducted the P1
1
Curriculum Briefing and parents’ workshops. To facilitate parent-teacher interaction, subject-specific briefings
ST R E N G T H E N I N G C H A R AC T E R A N D I N C U L CAT I N G VA L U E S
Edusave Character Awards (ECHA) 2013
The Edusave Character Award (ECHA) aims to recognise Singaporean students in each school who are exemplary in character,
and who can inspire others as role models. The ECHA awards 2013 were presented to our students on 17 February this year
to recognise them for demonstrating outstanding personal qualities
and character through their behaviour and actions in the past year.
The six recipients are identified for consistently demonstrating our
school values of integrity,
respect, responsibility,
Edusave Character Award (ECHA) perseverance,
Awardees 2013
excellence, compassion
and self-discipline.
Niki Alani Hartono – 5C
Their parents were also
Param Srinivasan - 6C
invited to witness the
Haidar Rauf - 6C
Benjamin Guo Jia Lu - 6D
proud moments of them
Nooriyah Aliasgar Moochhala - 6D
receiving the ECHA
Jeremy Loke Tze Han - 6O
Our proud recipients of Edusave Character Awards
award from the Principal.
(ECHA) 2013 and their parents
The Boy with a Big Heart
He may not stand out from his peers with his petite frame, but Renn Lim (5 Charity) definitely has
something that is extraordinary - a big heart. Renn’s family was driving along Opera Estate Road on the
third day of Chinese New Year when they stopped to help an elderly man struggling to push an old lady
on a wheelchair. They eventually hailed a cab to send the couple home after the tyres of the wheelchair
gave way. When Renn’s dad suggested buying a new wheelchair for the elderly woman, Renn and his
sister volunteered to pay for the new wheelchair with their red-packet money.
News of Renn’s family’s act of kindness went viral on the internet but the boy remains unassuming about
it. “To be able to help others in need and to share what we have” was his takeaway from that eventful
day. Renn’s display of compassion is heartening and he is indeed a role model to all TKP students.
With Values in Action (VIA), formerly known as Community Involvement Programme (CIP), introduced
this year to highlight the importance of values to our students, we hope that more of them will be able
to emulate Renn’s compassion, and contribute actively to the community.
Job Week Launch 2014
The Job Week Launch is an annual ceremony graced by the President of the Republic of Singapore and Chief Scout, Dr.
Tony Tan Keng Yam. Our TKP cub scouts take part in this Job Week annually. Job Week trains our cub scouts to realise the
dignity in labour and virtue in honest work from a young age.
This year, the East Area represented the Singapore Scouts in the Job Week
Launch. During the launch, our Chief Scout witnessed a multi-racial contingent
of boy and girl scouts from East Area perform simple jobs and tasks at the
Jamiyah Home for the Aged. The President then acknowledged their efforts
with a nomination donation and his signature in their Job Week cards.
One of our Sixers, Matin
Ansari, from 6 Charity
was selected to represent
TKP to perform jobs at the
Home.
“The Job Week teaches
scouts to be independent.
After participating in the
Job Week for the third
time, I also learnt not to
take things for granted.
I felt immense pride and
joy when the President
gave me a pat on my
back and commended
me for being a good
scout.”
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Dr. Tony Tan is all-ears as he listens intently to Matin’s
experience
Matin sharing a photo moment with
our
President
ST R E N G T H E N I N G C H A R AC T E R A N D I N C U L CAT I N G VA L U E S
师生同庆迎马年
樊诗阅报道 (6 Diligence)
伴着新年的歌声,踏着喜庆的鼓点,马年奔腾而来。二零一四年一
月三十日上午,我校全体师生齐聚礼堂,欢庆春节。
礼堂里张灯结彩,舞台上方悬挂着的红色布幔上,金色的“新年快
乐”四个大字格外醒目。老师和同学都穿上了艳丽的传统服装,为
欢乐的气氛增添了色彩。师生们张张笑脸,映照出新年希望。
舞台上, 华族舞与笛子演奏增添了不少节日的喜庆气氛。马来老师
Madam Uzaimah 高唱《贺新年》,迎来了不少掌声与喝彩。 全校
师生一起唱着贺岁歌曲, 沉浸在喜悦的气氛中。最后,传统的“舞
狮采青”表演,更将庆祝会欢快热闹的气氛推向高潮!
今年的农历新年庆祝会,是新任校长第一次参加。她说:“师生同
庆场面热闹,气氛欢愉。活动既弘扬了民族文化,又增进人与人之
间的感情,这是非常有意义的。能看到不同种族的师生都穿上华族
的传统服装,像家人一样欢聚一堂,庆祝华族传统新年,真令人感
动和高兴。” 盛校长
希望今后能看到更多
同学上台表演,展现
才华。
二月五日,几位校董
会成员也和教职人员
一起“捞鱼生”,庆
祝新春佳节。大家为
彼此献上新春祝福,
在笑声中、祝福声
中,迎接马年新春的
到来。
校董会成员与教职人员“捞鱼生”
华族舞蹈成员呈献《迎新春》
六甲班幼狮舞团
Total Defence Day 2014
This year, the theme for Total Defence Day (TDD) “Because You Played A Part”
reminds us that each and every one of us has a part to play in Singapore’s
defence. Our teachers, with the help of our Parent Volunteers, carried out a
range of activities to commemorate TDD from 14th February to 21st February.
The main objective of these activities was to reinforce students’ awareness of
the importance of civil defence within the context of Total Defence. TDD kickstarted on 14th February with an assembly programme depicting Singapore’s
fall to the Japanese in 1942. Other activities included First Aid Demonstration
by St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Fire-Fighting Demonstration and First Aid
Demonstration. Students also underwent a mock emergency exercise on food
rationing and electricity shut-down. At the end of the week, students had to
pen their thoughts on what they learnt throughout the week.
Our very own Operations Manager, Mr Koh,
staging a Fire-fighting Demonstration
International Friendship Day 2014
International Friendship Day (IFD) is commemorated to sensitise our students towards the geo-political realities inherent
to Singapore and to learn and appreciate other cultures. This year, IFD was celebrated on 4th April, focusing on the
theme, “Stories We Share”. Students had the opportunity to
experience the different cultures from countries like Africa,
Brazil, Vietnam, Taiwan and Greece. One of the highlights this
year was the soccer goal post at the Brazilian booth. At the
African booth, girls and boys enthusiastically queued to get
their henna tattoos. Our students excitedly tried their hands
at Chinese Calligraphy at the Taiwanese booth. The Greece
booth intrigued students with the written form of the Greek
language. Vietnamese clothing was a hit with our students
too - students bravely donned the costumes to take pictures
either individually or in groups. Seeing students’ enthusiastic
participation and smiles, it was indeed a rewarding day for the
Parent Support Group and IFD working committee who had
Our ever enthusiastic PSG members giving Mr Imran their
put in much hard work to prepare for the event.
undivided attention
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D E V E L O P I N G O U R S T U D E N T S H O L I S T I C A L LY
Games On! 2014
The finals of Games On!, our annual games extravaganza, was held on Friday, 14 March, at the Bedok Indoor Sports Hall.
With students’ holistic development at the forefront of our minds, Games On! was carefully designed and integrated into the
school’s PE curriculum to develop the necessary games skills in our P4-P6 students and to allow them to represent their
respective houses in a particular sport. It is our belief that healthy competition will provide students with an experience upon
which the values of perseverance, sportsmanship and excellence can be built, henceforth developing character in each and
every student.
A total of 22 events were contested over the course of the Games On! competition period. Besides the regular invasion
games, events such as the Tug-of-War, Best Mascot, Best House Spirit and parent-teacher games were also included. The
variety of games ensured that Games On! event was a meaningful one for everyone involved.
An unprecedented three-way tie unveiled as Titan, Griffin and Pegasus were crowned joint champions of Games On! 2014,
while Unicorn swept away both the “Best House Spirit” and the “Best Mascot” awards.
A nail-biting penalty shoot-out in the P4
Futsal Competition
Mrs Maggie Chia from our Parent Support
Group willing on the Unicorn team in the
Tug-of-War competition
Mr Hoon Thing Ming, trying to find a way
past Ms Tiffany Tan
Sports CCA achievements
Sport
Category / Division
Result
Football
Senior East Zone Championship
Champions
Junior East Zone Championship
1st Runner-Up
Junior National Championship
3rd Runner-Up
FAS U-10 Boys Football Fiesta
Champion
Hockey
Senior East Zone Championship
2nd Runner-Up
Netball
Senior East Zone Championship
1st Runner-Up
Netball
Junior East Zone Championship
2nd Runner-Up
Taekwondo
National Primary Schools Taekwondo
Championship
1.Poomsae Category
Senior Boys Black Belt - Bryan Yap, (6O), 2nd
2.Kyorugi Category
• Senior Boys Black Belt Under-34kg - Bryan Yap, (6O), 1st
• Junior Girls Red Belt Under-36kg - Shanice Tan, (4O), 1st
• Junior Boys Red Belt Under-36kg - Tate Tan, (3A), 2nd
• Junior Boys Black Belt Under-28kg - Darren Yap, (4O), 3rd
• Junior Boys Red Belt Under-36kg - Zeshawn Tan, (3C), 3rd
Rock
Climbing
National Primary School Sports Council
Senior Girls Rock Climbing Competiton
Chan Pei Yan (6C)
• Top rope category, 2nd
• Bouldering category, 6th
Swimming
National Primary School Sports Council
Swimming Competition
Luke Tan (6F)
• 100m freestyle, 2nd
• 50m freestyle, 3rd
Football
Hockey Boys (Senior)
4
Netball Girls (Senior)
Netball Girls (Junior)
D E V E L O P I N G O U R S T U D E N T S H O L I S T I C A L LY
Football Boys (Senior)
Football Boys (Junior)
Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2014
We are proud to announce the results of the Singapore
Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2014 for the Performing Arts
Groups of TKP.
Performing Arts Groups
Achievement
Chinese Dance
Certificate of Distinction
Malay Dance
Certificate of Distinction
Choir
Certificate of Accomplishment
Modern Dance
Certificate of Accomplishment
String Ensemble
Certificate of Commendation
Malay dancers presented “Telatah Mami
Jarum Junior”
Chinese dancers presented
“孔雀飞来” (A Peacock Dance)
String Ensemble presented
“1. March Momentous 2. March from the Nutcracker Suite”
Modern dancers
presented “Electrolyte”
Choir presented “1. Die Meere 2. Furusato
3. Laugh Kookaburra”
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We need not be smart to be creative ~ innovation is
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out more about the latest educational developments. This year, TKP showcased our Chinese Language curriculum at the
exhibition.
In line with our mission to ignite students’ passion of learning in pursuit of excellence, TKP’s Chinese curriculum programmes
seek to create an enriching, supportive and fun environment for our students to acquire the language. At the exhibition,
TKP’s exhibition booth
student ambassadors shared the key elements in our curriculum approach, such as interactive classrooms, school-based
learning, learning journeys as well as our Mother Tongue Fortnight activities that create opportunities for students to use the
language in a purposeful manner.
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Tammy Lam from 5 Altruism shared her experience of presenting to the Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat:
“Initially when I knew I was going to present to Minister Heng, I was very nervous. However during the conversation
I had with him, I realised Minister Heng is very approachable.”
Other than sharing their learning experiences with members of the public, our student ambassadors also had fun visiting
and learning from the other exhibitions.
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TKP’s CL curriculum to visitors
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TKP’s exhibition booth at MOE ExCEL
Student ambassadors explaining TKP’s CL
curriculum to visitors
Seizing a photo moment with Minister Heng at the TKP booth
Tanjong Katong Fest 2014 at Goodman Art Centre
As part of our partnership efforts with the School Advisory Committee (SAC) and our
community, TKP participated in the Tanjong Katong Fest 2014 at Goodman Art Centre
on 15 March 2014, organised by the Tanjong Katong Neighbourhood Committee.
Seizing a photo moment with
Minister Heng at the TKP booth
Our Art Club members set up a booth, PebbleArt, where participants could design
their very own pebble pieces. Pebble painting was introduced to the Art Club members
as their first lesson for 2014. Students first sketched their designs on drawing papers
before painting them onto the pebbles. Their art pieces were then brought to the TK
Fest as samples. The following are student helpers’ reflections of their experiences:
“My day at the booth was fun. I enjoyed decorating those pebbles with the
little children. Two things that I have learnt from this experience… I feel that
communication and cooperation are important in order for us to achieve our
goals. Finishing the pebble painting was not an easy task for those little ones.
But they persevered!” – Lee Ann (6 Benevolence)
Our TKP student helpers taking charge
of the PebbleArt Booth
“I had an enjoyable experience at TK Fest,
interacting with the little children and helping
them with the painting of the pebbles made
me a more patient individual. Watching the
children use their creativity to draw their
favourite cartoon characters was interesting
too!”
– Ethan Lancelaut Quiambao (6 Diligence)
Besides the Art Club members, and our staff
and family members who came by to lend their
support, our student leaders also supported the
event as helpers manning the booth. A total of 55
pebbles were sold at $3 each. Proceeds from the
event were channelled to SAC fund to help our
needy students.
A family affair…
Their lovely creations…
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P A R T N E R I N G S T A K E H O L D E R S F O R A S T U D E N T- C E N T R I C E D U C A T I O N
台湾健康国小来我校交流访问
林燕燕报道 (6 Diligence)
二零一四年一月十八日至二十六日,台湾健康国小的杨士贤校长带领三十名学生到我校进行交流访问。我校也选出三十
名小五、小六的学生与他们一对一结成伙伴,平时一起上课;周末的时候,来访的台湾同学就由各自伙伴家庭接待,一
起出外游玩。
在交流的这段时间里,台湾同学参观了新加坡的旅游胜地,如:植物园、
飞禽公园、牛车水、鱼尾狮公园、乌节路、小印度、圣淘沙和环球影城。
他们玩得非常开心,这令我们无比欣慰。台湾伙伴谢宜廷说,她第一次到
新加坡,感到既紧张又兴奋。来到这里后,她发现不同国家的人讲英文口
音都不同。刚开始,她不太听得懂新加坡人说的英语,过了几天,她就慢
慢习惯了。她说她最喜欢的地方是环球影城。
我们与台湾同学一起去东海岸游玩时,还一起练习绕口令,大家玩得不亦
乐乎。在那几天里,我们和台湾伙伴一起学习、玩乐、生活,度过了一段
欢乐时光。
时间过得非常快,我们都非常珍惜这难得的学习机会。在惜别会上,两校
同学都表演了节目,也互相交换纪念品。离别时,大家都依依不舍,场面
感人。我们希望健康国小的同学把美好的回忆带回台湾。
我的台湾伙伴
健康国小欢迎礼
冯风恺报道 (6 Charity)
我的台湾伙伴叫埕宥。他个子很高,比我班最高的同学还高。上英文课时,我看见埕宥在
读英文故事书,感到非常惊讶。他告诉我说,他在台湾也上英文课,可是,因为新加坡英
语口音与台湾的有差别,我们上英文课时,他不能完全听懂老师在说什么。埕宥的数学能
力很强,上数学课时,他很快就能解答出难题。
埕宥每天都会告诉我他前一天参观了什么地方。他和台湾同学们参观了牛车水、摩天轮、
植物园、 乌节路、 环球影城等。大多数的台湾伙伴都说, 他们最喜欢的是环球影城。
星期六,爸爸妈妈带着我、埕宥、和表妹到水上乐园玩。 一到那儿,我和埕宥兴奋不已,
连忙去溜水滑梯。那些滑梯都很高,我们只溜了几次就累了。水上乐园里还有漂漂河和埕
户外学习
宥最喜欢的人造浪。欢愉的时光过得特别快,我和埕宥都留下了难忘的回忆。
Visit by Elyon International Christian School (EICS), Surabaya, Indonesia
TKP played host to our partner school from Indonesia, Elyon International Christian School (EICS), for the third
consecutive year. The Indonesian students, teachers, Principal and Director of Training visited us from 24 to
27 February. Selected NE Ambassadors and members of Performing Arts CCA were appointed as buddies to
EICS students.
In TKP, we believe in leveraging partnerships to expand the educational
opportunities for the benefit of our students. The sustained partnership
between EICS and TKPS provides an authentic opportunity for our students to
cultivate 21st century skills such as global awareness and cultural sensitivity.
During their 4-day stay, EICS students experienced Singapore’s schooling life
as they participated in classroom activities. Our TKP students expressed that
they had benefitted from this cultural exchange as ambassadors of the school:
“The experience helped me live out respect, responsibility, compassion EICS and TKP students bonding
over breakfast!
and self-discipline. Michelle was shy so I had to wait patiently in respect
for her. I saw it as my responsibility to take good care of her as a very
good friend.” – Jasleen (5 Benevolence)
This experience has clearly piqued our students’ interest in wanting to learn
more about the Indonesian culture.
“ I would like to learn the culture and history of Indonesia.”
– Jaysri (5 Diligence)
Come September 2014, selected P5 NE Ambassadors and Performing Arts
members will have the opportunity for further cultural exchange when they visit The EICS students presenting
a farewell item for their buddies
EICS in Surabaya.
Editorial Team: Ms Sheena Lai (SH/Special Projects), Ms Arlinah Arsad (SH/Malay Language), Mdm Anissa
Ferdaus (HOD/English), Mr Mohammad Ghazi (SH/PE/CCA), Mrs Eunice Lee, Mrs Vijay, Mr Mohamad Nizan, Mrs
Ella Ong, Ms Phang Shiak Chien, Mrs Chen Seow Huey, Mdm Shairah Bte Sulaiman, Mr Mohamed Faizal, Ms
Khan Chen Yee, Ms Cheng Hsing Mei
Special Thanks: All staff and students for their contributions to this publication.
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