P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...

 
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
P5 Parents’ Engagement Session
       25 January 2019
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
Event Schedule
                                                                  Time
Address by School Principal                          3.00 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.
Video Montage on 2018 P4 learning experience
Transition from P4 to P5                             3.45 p.m. – 4.15 p.m.
School’s Support for the P5
DSA
P6 Prize Giving ceremony                             4.15 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Classroom session with Form teachers                 4.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
(Please note that this is not a one-to-one session
with the teachers)
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
Scope of Sharing

• School Theme 2019
• Understanding Subject-Based Banding (at the end of P4 and
  at the end of P5)
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
SCHOOL THEME FOR 2019
                                  Our Focus for the Year

LEARNING 
A LIFELONG PASSION
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
School Fundamentals:

• Vision:
  A Vibrant School with a Culture of Care and the Spirit of
  Excellence
• Mission:
  To nurture healthy and happy individuals with strength of
  character, ready to serve, ready for the future.
• Values:
  ICAR2E Values
  (Integrity, Care, Active Teamwork, Respect, Responsibility,
  Excellence)
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
Understanding the School Theme
  Focus on the following transitions in learning

                          Learning for                 Learning for
                            Grades                       Mastery

                                                        Learning
                      Learning in School
                                                     throughout Life

                                                       Learning for
                       Learning for Work
                                                           Life

School and parents will work together to educate the children to be ready for the future
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WHAT DO OUR CHILDREN NEED
                TO THRIVE IN THE FUTURE?

         STRONG               21ST CENTURY                 VALUES
         FOUNDATION           COMPETENCIES
                                                   For example:
For example:
• Literacy (Bilingualism)
                            For example:
                                                   • Resilience
• Numeracy                  • Global awareness     • Integrity
• Social-emotional core     • Inventive thinking   • Care
                            • Communication        • Sengkang Green
                                                     Values
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21 Century Competencies
Essential Learning in students that bound our design of learning

                                           Attempt to lay the strong foundations for
                                           them to thrive & achieve success in life
P5 Parents' Engagement Session 25 January 2019 - Sengkang Green ...
Understanding the Transition
from Primary 4 to Primary 5
Subject-Based Banding
What is Subject-Based Banding (PRI)?
• Provides greater flexibility for your child by offering him
  the option of a combination of standard and foundation
  subjects, depending on his strengths.
• Allows your child to focus on and stretch his potential in
  the subjects that he is strong in while building up the
  fundamentals in the subjects that he needs more
  support in. (The intent for SBB is not for offering softer
  options)

   Note: Enabling Lifelong Learning
How does Subject-Based Banding (Pri) work at end of P4?
How were students allocated to P5
classes at the end of 2018?
General Guidelines
• *Classes will be organised into broad ability bands:

     Diagram is only for illustration purpose, may not reflect actual situation
•   Classes in each colour band will have pupils with similar/close abilities
•   Maximum of 40 pupils per class
•   Overall performance in E, M & S will be considered first
•   Mother Tongue will be grouped differently
•   Movement from P5 to P6 will be based on the child’s performance in
    accordance to SBB Guidelines
Classes in P5
                  All the students
Pri 5 Attentive   do either the 4S
 Pri 5 Brave      or 4S1H
 Pri 5 Caring     combination as
Pri 5 Diligent    recommended
Pri 5 Excellent   by the school
Pri 5 Friendly    and chosen by
Pri 5 Gracious
                  parents
Progression to P5

   As an enhancement to providing a Student-Centric, Values-Driven
   Education, the school will continue to organise P5 classes according to
   broad ability banding.

   The numbering/naming of the classes may not follow any particular
   order.

   The school would like to work with parents in looking at each child
   individually, recognise his/her strengths and weaknesses to develop his/her
   potential and at the same time enhance character development.
How does Subject-Based Banding (Pri) work at end of P5?
How does SBB at P5 work?
       Currently, your child takes the subject combination chosen by parents.

                                                        School decides for the
                        Students who does              student to switch one or   Students take
                           not meet the                  more subjects to the      the subject
                        expectations of the            foundation level or drop   combination
                             subjects.                          HMT.               decided by
At the end
                                                                                    the school
   of P5
                                                                                    and sit for
                        Students who meet               Students continue with     PSLE at the
                        the expectations of               the current subject       end of P6.
                           the subjects.                     combination.

Please refer to the link:
https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/primary/subject-based-banding-(primary)
Changes that P5 Students need to manage well
 • matters relating to personal physiological changes
 • matters relating to their relationship with peers
 • higher academic demands along with cognitive development
  (content coverage, conceptual understanding, length of assessment
 papers & questions of higher order thinking)

 Students need to:
 • be disciplined and stay focused over a longer time span
 • Have social emotional competencies to deal with the challenges
Supportive Home
• build a home environment that is caring & supportive to develop
  a sense of belonging
• using SAFE tips to build competencies
   • Support – Pace their learning : Start of final year of primary education
     including preparation for PSLE
      Do things with your children – parks & museums
   • Affirm - recognise the show of good values & social skills
   • Familiarise - find out what Primary 6 learning is like for students these
     days. Moderate expectations according to children’s strengths
   • Empathise – listen attentively to their views
     Understand and accept feeling underlying bad behaviour, but not bad
   behaviour itself.
Develop a Growth Mindset

   Students need to:
   • stay confident in the face of challenges at P6
   • Set achievable goals for themselves
   • Continue to persevere and work hard
   • Develop positive studying habits and routines as early as possible
Strategies to Support your child
Strategies
     Class
       &
     Home

Level-wide
School-wide
Preparation for PSLE
                         School Level Strategies
Our Common interest : your child, our student

 We believe in working collaboratively to develop our students holistically
 Let us support each other jointly as we support our students in their PSLE preparation
School-wide Strategies

Regular Communication with parents
Student Handbook, calendars, letters of notification & School Website

 Sessions                                                      DATE/PERIOD
 P5 Parent Engagement Session                                  Friday, 25 Jan 2019
 (not one-to-one session with teachers)
 Parent-Teacher-Child Conference (For all students)            Thu, 30 May – Fri, 31
                                                               May
 Meeting parents of selected students                          After CA & SA2
School-wide Strategies

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Numerous researches & newspaper articles have stated that students’ school
holistic achievements are closely related to social emotional competencies.

August 2018
…the teaching of social and emotional skills throughout a child’s school career…not
only impact their lives in the short term, including ability to respond in a healthy
manner to difficult life situations or stress, but will also play a large role in their
success later in life. https://learnwelleducation.com/how-the-big-5-in-social-emotional-learning-impact-life-
outcomes/

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School-wide Strategies

The Future of Education Depends on Social Emotional Learning: Here’s Why
June 2018
“…. social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical to a child’s development, as it
directly correlates to success and happiness as an adult…Combining…with
academic development creates high-quality learning experiences and
environments that empower students to be more effective contributors in their
classrooms today and in their workplaces and communities tomorrow”
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-06-04-the-future-of-education-depends-on-social-emotional-learning-here-s-why

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Seen    Success

                     Not Seen
                                             inner strength possessed
                                             highly motivated
SE Competencies                              hunger for success
• Self awareness                             bear with hard work
• Self management                            persistent
• Social awareness                           be discipline
• Relationship management                    accept failure
• Responsible decision-making                accept criticism
                                             be courageous
                                             dare to take risks
                                             accept changes
Best persons to motivate students            manage relationships with parents,
are parents & teachers who know
                                             teachers & friends
them well & matters most to them
FTGP, SEAIP, ECG, Motivational Talks
Essential to reinforce SEL at home
Engage in conversation with them to keep
track of their emotions
School-wide Strategies
Education Career Guidance (ECG)
Education and Career Guidance (ECG) is about equipping students with the
necessary knowledge, skills and values to make informed decisions at each key
education stage for successful transition from school to work, and hence to
manage their career pathways and lifelong learning throughout their lives.

Parents are encouraged to explore the
MySkillsFuture portal with your child at the
following link:
https://www.myskillsfuture.sg/content/student
/en/primary.html
Level-wide Strategies
The Growing Years Programme aims to help:
• students to know themselves better and build healthy and rewarding
  relationship as they acquire the Social Emotional competencies
• Keep students safe as they learn to make responsible decisions
• students understand their physiological and psychological changes as
  they enter puberty.

The programme is conducted:
• over 4 sessions during the enhanced curriculum on Thursday
• by specially trained teachers

 Parents may opt out of this programme.
Level-wide Strategies

Target Setting
•   Guide students in setting targets for all subjects
•   Help students set goals to realise their academic potential to the fullest
•   Targets are not meant to stress the students
•   Regular review of targets with their teachers
Level / Class Strategies

  Targeted remediation programme for
  Strengthening skills, strategies and topic
                        Date                          Students involved
Term time               Starting from T1 Week 4       Selected students

June holidays           24 Jun (Mon) – 28 Jun (Fri)   Selected students
                                                      on selected days
September Holidays 11 Sep (Wed) – 13 Sep (Fri)        Selected students
Supportive Home for your child using S.A.F.E tips
Spend time chatting using T.A.D
Important Assessment Dates
School Assessment Dates (Semester 1)
Assessment6                                            Date
T1 Continual Assessment                                26 Feb (Tue) – 4 Mar (Mon)
English SA1 Oral Exam                                  22 Apr (Mon)
Mother Tongue Language SA1 Oral Exam                   24 Apr (Wed)
English SA1 Listening Comprehension Exam and Paper 1   6 May (Mon)
Mother Tongue Language SA1 Listening Comprehension     7 May (Tue)
Exam and Paper 1
SA1 Written Assessment                                 13 May (Mon) – 17 May (Fri)
School Assessment Dates (Semester 2)
Assessment6                                            Date
T3 Continual Assessment                                13 Aug (Tue) – 26 Aug (Mon)
English SA2 Oral Exam                                  30 Sep (Mon)
Mother Tongue Language SA2 Oral Exam                   7 Oct (Wed)
English SA1 Listening Comprehension Exam and Paper 1   10 Oct (Thu)
Mother Tongue Language SA2 Listening Comprehension     11 Oct (Fri)
Exam and Paper 1
SA1 Written Assessment                                 24 Oct (Thu) – 31 Oct (Thu)
Subject-Based Banding (SBB)
from P4 to P5
Rationale of SBB
   • provides greater flexibility for your child by offering him the
     option of a combination of standard and foundation
     subjects, depending on his strengths.
   • Allow your child to
      • focus and stretch themselves on the subjects they are good at
      • Build on the fundamentals of the subjects they need more help in

   Please note that:
   Offering subjects at the foundation level is not a disadvantage to your child. It
   enables him to focus on building up strong fundamentals in these subjects and
   better prepares him for progression to secondary school.
How does SBB at P5 work?
       Currently, your child takes the subject combination chosen by parents.

                                                        School decides for the
                        Students who does              student to switch one or   Students take
                           not meet the                  more subjects to the      the subject
                        expectations of the            foundation level or drop   combination
                             subjects.                          HMT.               decided by
At the end
                                                                                    the school
   of P5
                                                                                    and sit for
                        Students who meet               Students continue with     PSLE at the
                        the expectations of               the current subject       end of P6.
                           the subjects.                     combination.

Please refer to the link:
https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/primary/subject-based-banding-(primary)
Direct School Admission
(DSA-SEC)
Progression to Secondary Schools

                         Choices for
                         P6 Students

                                       Direct Schools Admission –
Sec 1 Posting Exercise
                                           Secondary Exercise
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)

• Introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2004
• Seeks to promote holistic education and provide students an
  opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements
  and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school
• An admission exercise to allow participating secondary schools to
  select some Primary Six (P6) students for admission to Secondary
  One. The selection will be based on their achievements and talents
  before the PSLE results are released.
• Takes place from May to Nov (tentative) each year
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)
                  Promote Holistic Education

                                      Allow participating
 Allows students to gain              secondary schools to select
 direct entry to certain              some P6 students for
secondary schools based               admission to Secondary 1
on their talent in sports,            based on :
    CCAs and specific                    • talents
     academic areas                      • potential
                                         • achievement
Direct School Admission (DSA)
             Centralised DSA-SEC Application Portal
• Make applications via a common online portal from the 2019 DSA-Sec
  Exercise using one of the parents’ Singpass login.
• Applicants only need to fill in one online form to apply to multiple schools.
• Students interested to apply to Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA) or
  Singapore Sports School (SSP) will continue to apply directly to the schools
  because of their unique admission requirements.
• Details such as student’s Primary 5 and Primary 6 academic results, Co-
  curricular Activities (CCA), school-based achievements/awards will be
  automatically shared with the schools that the student applies to.

 No certificates, transcripts or testimonials will be required
                      from the students.
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)

      Type of Secondary School        % of Places offered
Specialised schools such as                  100%
Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA)
and Singapore Sports School (SSP)
All other Secondary Schools (for             20%
non-Integrated Programmes)
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)
                        Tentative Time Frame
            • Explore schools
Jan - Jun   • Application

            • Attend interviews, audition and trails
Jul - Aug

            •Select preferred schools
Oct – Nov

            • Receive school allocation results together with
  Nov         PSLE results
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)
              Choosing your DSA-Sec school
• Learn more about DSA schools, their programmes and selection
  criteria through the school website.
• Consider your child’s strengths
• Encourage your child to develop his/her talents through the school’s
  existing programmes (eg CCA, C3 Programme)
• Ensure your child remains committed to the talent development
  programmes (eg regular attendance, good performance)
• Consider the location of the school and transportation matters
• Choose a DSA school that best caters to your child
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)
                 Support provided by SKGPS
• Dissemination of information on DSA, Talent Academy, Open House,
  etc.
• Development Programmes (eg CCA, C3 Programme, Art Mentorship,
  Junior Sports Academy)
• Building of portfolios
• FAS pupils may seek financial assistance from school for application
  fees or administration fees required for DSA selection test, trials or
  camps.
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)Stage
               Outcomes of DSA Application
• DSA School will inform applicants of application outcome:
   • Confirmed Offer
   • Waiting List
   • Unsuccessful
• Successful applicants will exercise their preference.
Direct School Admission (DSA-SEC)
                        Important Things to Note
  • Your child’s PSLE score still matters. Students offered placement in a
    DSA-Sec school still need a PSLE score that qualifies them for the
    course offered by the school.
  • Successful DSA candidates will not be allowed to make any school
    option in the centralised S1 Posting Exercise.
  • Unsuccessful DSA candidates will have to participate the S1-Sec
    Posting Exercise after receiving their PSLE results.

Information on the 2019 DSA-Sec will be available from April 2019.
You may find more about the DSA-SEC at the following link:
https://beta.moe.gov.sg/dsa/
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