Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
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Webinar Agenda 1. Welcome address by Principal 2. Sharing on School Information 3. Safety and Security 4. Get-it-Right Programme 5. ICT Matters 6. ACE@Work(Student Care Centre) 7. HGP PiA(Parents in Action)
The School Crest Shape of a water Droplet Upward Arrow in Gold Emphasizes the meaning Symbolises the school of moving towards Hougang in the Chinese excellence through a Language that is ‘back of spirit of hard work, the river’. perseverance, honesty, “Water” symbolises integrity and lifelong prosperity and life. learning. Wave in Blue Child Reaching Out to Denotes HGP’s drive to be The Globe vibrant and active, Represents the quest working in collaboration for knowledge and the with her teachers, pupils, passion to touch the parents and the world with love, care community. and concern.
School Mission Every HGPian to be nurtured holistically, rooted in values and equipped with skills for a dynamic world
Our Strategic Thrusts ST1: Staff Capacity Building & Well-Being ST2: Engaging & Innovative Curriculum ST3: Partnership and Collaboration ST4: Organisational Excellence
School Leaders Rashidah Abdul Rasip(Mdm) Jason Goh(Mr) Principal till 31 Dec 2020 Principal Designate Liew Pang Hai(Ms) Lim Siew Gim(Ms) Vice Principal Vice Principal (Academic) (Administration)
Key Personnel (HODs) Pushpalalitha Nathan (Mrs) Koh Meow Koon (Ms) Chan Kian Keong (Mr) Colin Chia (Mr) English Language Mathematics Mother Tongue Language Science Caroline Woo (Mrs) Kassidy Bin Kamis(Mr) Ratni Suriyani Bte Saib (Mdm) Ashley Pan(Ms) CCE/NE/Partnership PE/CCA/OAE ICT School Staff Developer
Key Personnel (SH / LH) Thevagi VR Xiao Jianfu(Mr) Zarinah Bte Ali (Ms) Chee Poh Lai (Mdm) Sivalingam (Mdm) Science English Language Chinese Language Malay / Tamil Language Nicholas Chua (Mr) Sabariah Bte Kassim (Mdm) Dylan Lim(Mr) Character & Citizenship Aesthetics Discipline Master Education
Key Personnel Year Heads/Assistant Year Heads Velu Selvi (Ms) Vathsala Balakrishnan (Mdm) Goh Hui Leng (Mdm) P1 Assistant Year Head P2 Assistant Year Head P4 & Lower Primary Year Head Mohd Aliff Asraf (Mr) Doris Fu Yanying (Mdm) Ong Yin Chiun (Mdm) P5 Assistant Year Head P3 & Middle Primary Year Head P6 & Upper Primary Year Head (Internal Appointment)
Key Administrative Staff Ms Jocelyn Kwan Mr Bernard Chua Administration Manager Operations Manager
P1 School Hours Snack Reporting Dismissal Day Recess Time Time* Time (10 min) Between Monday 7.15 a.m. 9.00 a.m. 12.00 p.m. to to to 1.30 p.m. and Friday 7.30 a.m. 9.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m. * Students will be considered late if they arrive after 7.30 a.m. First Day of School Monday 4 January 2021
School Rules Students who are Singapore Citizens must sing the National Anthem and take the pledge. will take the pledge with the right fist placed over the heart. Punctual and Prepared for all school activities. Neat and Tidy in appearance and work. Courteous and Respectful to one and all. Responsible for our words and actions. Show Care and consideration to all. Self - Disciplined at all times.
School Attire Students are required to wear:- 1. the prescribed school uniform 2. PE attire with the name tag sewn above the school logo.
Black Shoes & Socks
Safety & Security Safety & Security
Safety & Security Safety & Security SCHOOL GATE – OPENING HOURS GATE LOCATION HOURS USERS Students Main Gate + Foyer Hougang St 93 6.30 am to 6.00 pm Visitors Parents 6.30 am to 7.30 am Front Gate ‘A’ Hougang St 93 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm Students only 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm 6.45 am to 7.30 am Sheltered Walkway Back Gate ‘D’ 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm Students only (Block 970) 3.00 pm to 3.30 pm Lower Indoor Sports 6.45 am to 7.30 am Side Gate ‘E’ Students only Hall (ISH) 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm This sign will be pasted at all gates for your reference.
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up MAIN GATE / FOYER (By Vehicle + On Foot) This entrance will be open from 6.30 am to 6.00 pm. Parents may drop or pick up their child via this entrance.
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up VEHICLE DROP-OFF POINT Parents may alight their children at the front porch from 6.30 am to 7.30 am and pick up during school dismissal time. Drop off Point Drop Off Point / Porch
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up MAIN GATE + FOYER – (By Vehicle) Please observe the following when you use this gate. Morning Drop-Off 1. Drop off your child and drive away immediately. 2. If your need more time, kindly park at the bus bay area. 3. DO NOT speed in the school compound. Afternoon Pick-Up 1. The entry will be controlled to prevent congestion in the school. 2. Please pick your child and drive away. 3. If your child is late, please park at the bus bay area to wait for him/her. 4. Kindly drive off once you have picked your child. 5. DO NOT speed in the school compound.
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘A’ – FRONT GATE (By foot only)
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘A’ – FRONT GATE (By foot only) Please observe the following when you use this gate. Morning Drop-Off 1. The gate will be opened from 6.45am to 7.30am. 2. Drop off your child and leave the gate area immediately. 3. Kindly observe the Social Distancing rule of keeping 1m apart. Afternoon Pick-Up 1. The gate will be opened from 1.30pm to 2.00pm for dismissal. 2. Kindly observe the Social Distancing rule of keeping 1m apart. 3. Please do not block the exit. 4. Please move off once you have picked up your child.
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘D’ – REAR GATE (By foot only)
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘D’ – REAR GATE (By foot only) Please observe the following when you use this gate. Morning Drop-Off 1. The gate will be opened from 6.45am to 7.30am. 2. You may park your car at the multi-storey carpark (Block 971A). 3. Drop off your child and leave the gate area immediately. 4. Kindly observe the Social Distancing rule of keeping 1m apart. Afternoon Pick-Up 1. The gate will be opened from 1.30pm to 2.00pm for dismissal. 2. You may park your car at the multi-storey carpark (Block 971A). 3. Kindly observe the Social Distancing rule of keeping 1m apart. 4. Please do not block the exit. 5. Please move off once you have picked up your child.
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘E’ – SIDE GATE (Lower ISH - By foot only) Please use this gate if you are coming from Buangkok Green area.
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘E’ – SIDE GATE (WAITING AREA FOR DISMISSAL)
Safety & Security Drop off and Pick Up GATE ‘E’ – SIDE GATE (By foot only) Please observe the following when you use this gate. Morning Drop-Off 1. The gate will be opened from 6.45am to 7.30am. 2. Please use this gate if your are coming from Buangkok Green area. 3. Drop off your child and leave the gate area immediately. 4. Kindly observe the Social Distancing rule of keeping 1m apart. Afternoon Pick-Up 1. The gate will be opened from 1.30pm to 2.00pm for dismissal. 2. Please use this gate if your are coming from Buangkok Green area. 3. A designated waiting area (indoor) is available in the ISH. 4. Kindly observe the Social Distancing rule of keeping 1m apart. 5. Please do not mingle at the waiting area. 6. Please move off once you have picked up your child.
Safety & Security SAFETY & SECURITY MATTERS VISITING THE SCHOOL 1. All visitors must register and complete the SafeEntry procedure at the Guard Station at the FOYER. 2. Please report at the General Office. Visitors are NOT allowed to move into the school compound without permission. 3. Visitors must wear a mask when in the school. FOR YOUR CHILD 1. All students must wear a face mask when they are in school. 2. Do not give your child too much pocket money. The recommended amount will be $2 to $3. 3. Students are NOT allowed to wear jewellery in school. 4. Label all belongings (name and class) – water bottles, wallets, etc. 5. Advise your child to seek help from his/her teacher when needed.
Safety & Security SAFETY & SECURITY MATTERS OTHER MATTERS 1. The school will inform you if your child is unwell. Kindly arrange for an adult to bring your child home. Parents/Guardians are required to sign out at the General Office to acknowledge. 2. Please make prior arrangements if you need to speak to a teacher. ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL 1. If your child is unwell, please inform the school at 6489 7445. 2. Please submit your child’s Medical Certificate upon his/her return to school.
HOUGANG PRIMARY SCHOOL HOME-SCHOOL LINK PROGRAMME P1 ORIENTATION
OVERVIEW • Total Curriculum @Hougang Primary School • Holistic Well-being of Students • School-Home Partnership
Total Curriculum @ Hougang Primary School
HGP Teaching & Learning Framework
English Language Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing Skills Primary 1 to 3 Laying the Foundation STELLAR Programme (P1 – P3) Learning Support Programme* (P1 & P2) Reading Remediation Programme* (P3) School-based Dyslexia Remediation* (P3) Other School-based Programmes (P1-P3) Primary 4 to 6 Raising Proficiency STELLAR Programme (P4-P6) Reading Remediation Programme* (P4) School-based Dyslexia Remediation* (P4) EL Support * (P5 & P6) Other School-based Programmes (P4-P6)
Mother Tongue Languages Literacy & Communication skills Culture & Values Mother Tongue Fortnight Show & Tell, Situational Dialogue (P1 & P2) iMTL Portal (P3 to P6) Activity/Cultural Performance (P5 & P6) Buddy Reading P1/P2 Dudu Reading Platform (CL) Exam & Writing, e-Oral Package /Resources Spelling through games, talent quest, story- telling, drama, cultural camp
Mathematics Develop & apply cognitive, metacognitive & problem-solving skills Develop positive attitudes towards Math Focused Skill P1 Looking for Pattern & Model Drawing P2 Model Drawing P3 & P4 Systematic Listing, Logical Reasoning, Making Supposition P5 Spatial Visualisation P6 Algebraic Manipulation Performance Task & Journal (P1 to P5) Learning Support for Math* (P1 & P2) ICAN* (P3 – P6)
Science Build interest & stimulate curiosity Develop & apply skills & habits of mind for scientific inquiry What we do? P1 & P2 Science Enrichment Integration of Science with EL and HE P3 to P6 Scientific Inquiry using '5E' Approach, Science Centre Laboratory lessons, Camp, Learning Journeys, Learning Trails Skills & Processes : Observing, using apparatus & equipment, comparing, classifying, inferring, analyzing, evaluating, predicting formulating hypothesis, generating possibilities, investigation creative problem-solving, and decision-making
Aesthetics Art Music Basic 2D & 3D Art Musical elements Pottery Trumpet Expression PAL Visual Art PAL Dance & Drama Drawing & Painting Intermediate Batik Musical elements Drawing without Pencil Angklung Creation Museum-based LJ Music Mixing Project Work Recorder Advanced Aluminium tooling World Music Water colour Dikir Barat Appreciation Kids Curatorship Popular Music Digital Manga Art Hip Hop Portrait Art
Physical Education Dance Games and Sports Gymnastics Outdoor Education PAL (P1 & P2) Swimming (P3) Athletics (P3 to P6)
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) & Innovation • Safe and Responsible Use (Cyber Wellness) • ICT in Music Using Town For Kids (P1 & P2) • Student Learning Space (P1 to P6) • Computational Programming – Problem Solving via Coding (P1 to P6)
CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (CCE) Nurturing students to be rooted in Values and have a Heart for Others: resilient, kind and helpful; embracing differences and being inclusive; a responsible citizen who contributes for the betterment of the school and the community. NATIONAL EDUCATION Learning Journeys (P1 to P6) (NE) NE Commemorative Days : Total Defence Day International Friendship Day Racial Harmony Day National Day VALUES IN ACTION Sharity Activities (P1 to P3) (VIA) Intergenerational Learning Programme (P4 to P6) Use My Hands Campaign (P1 to P6) School Value Cards (P1 to P3) STAR Awards (P1 to P6) mCCE Lessons Learning of values, knowledge and skills in Mother Tongue Languages (P1 to P6) Family Time (for parental involvement)
Holistic Well-being of Students
OVERVIEW Aims of Primary Education What is it like in school? School-Home Partnership 45
AIMS OF PRIMARY EDUCATION • Lay a strong foundation • Nurture well-rounded individuals and passionate lifelong learners • Prepare the child for the future
WHAT IS IT LIKE IN SCHOOL? Subjects taken at P1 1. English Language 2. Mother Tongue Language, including Character and Citizenship Education lessons 3. Mathematics 4. Social Studies 5. Art 6. Music 7. Physical Education, incorporating Health Education lessons 8. Form Teacher Guidance Period 9. Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
WHAT IS IT LIKE IN SCHOOL? • Moving away from over-emphasis on grades • No examinations and weighted assessments at P1 & P2 t o ease your child into formal schooling. • Strengthening efforts to nurture well-rounded individuals • Student Portfolio and Holistic Development Report Card to pro vide parents with termly information on their child’s progress t hroughout the year.
Parents as Partners • Parents play an important role • We would like parents to be part of their child’s learning in school
How can parents help? • To reiterate at home the values that are being taught in school ie Integrity, Care, Responsibility, Resilience
How can parents help? • To communicate with your child’s teacher Have regular conversations with teachers in both academic and non-academic areas — this will help you better guide your child’s development. Ask the teacher for the best way and time to contact them.
How can parents help? • To be present at Parent – Teacher- Child Conferencing (PCTC) ie Meet the Parents Sessions
How can parents help? • To make sure that your child does his or her homework at home • To put in time and effort for your child to learn his or her weekly spelling
How can parents help? • To participate in Parent Workshops so as to be able to help your child better • To join the Parents in Action (PiA) and be a Parent Volunteer
Join the Parent-in-Action Group (PIA) • The PIA consists of a group of dedicated parents who partner the school to support fellow parents in nurturing their children. • It is the platform for parents to network, share, learn and support each other in this parenting journey. 56
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU! MOE website www.moe.gov.sg On latest announcements, policies and data Schoolbag.sg Through articles and multimedia content, Schoolbag provide parents and general public with information www.schoolbag.sg and insights related to education, tips for parent involvement and features on school programmes. School website https://hougangpri.moe.edu.sg/ School Facebook Hougang Primary School PE and OAE Department Facebook pod @ hgp Science Department Facebook x-cell at hgp Chinese Department Facebook 57 hgp cl dept
YOUR CHILD IS READY. ARE YOU?
HOUGANG PRIMARY SCHOOL 2021 P1 TRANSITION PROGRAMME GET IT RIGHT 2021
GET IT RIGHT The GET-It-Right Programme is intended to enable a smooth transition for preschool children entering primary school.
GET IT RIGHT What is transition to school? Why is it so important in the children’s lives?
GET IT RIGHT Challenges faced by a pre-schooler entering primary school: • Longer school hours • Have to sit through longer lessons • Meet the expectations of the curriculum
GET IT RIGHT Snack Time • 10 minute daily snack time • In week 1, snack time is extended to 30 minutes • On Day 1, your child will be given a bun
GET IT RIGHT Lessons will not start in week 1. Students will be learning • classroom routines • what the basic expectations are • rules and regulations • the important places in the school • basic language and numeracy skills
OVERVIEW Social and Emotional Competencies (SEL) • Self-Awareness • Self-Management • Relationship-Management • Responsible Decision Making Classroom Routines
SEL: SELF-AWARENESS Recognising my strength and weakness
SEL: SELF-MANAGEMENT Time Discipline Impulse control Organisational skills
SEL: RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT Seeking help Making refusals Conflict management
SEL:RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING Personal Responsibility
CLASSROOM SCHEDULE This is what a typical school day looks like… Timing Activity 0715 - 0725 Report to School 0725 -0730 Flag Raising Ceremony 0730 - 0930 Lessons 0930 - 1000 Recess 1000 - 1200 Lessons 1200 - 1210 Snack Time (10min) 1210 - 1330 Lessons 1330 Dismissal
Packing List - Do Bring 1. Pencil Case- sharpened pencils, eraser, ruler, green pen 2. Box of colour pencils 3. File - for circulars 4. Water bottle 5. Student Handbook 6. Stellar Handwriting Book 7. EL Story Book – Mon, Tue & Wed 8. MT Story Book – Thur & Fri
Packing List – Do Not Bring 1. Heavy school bag (must be 3kg or less) 2. Card games 3. Toys 4. Electronic devices 5. Sharp instruments e.g. scissors 6. Lots of money- not more than $2-$3 per day 7. Comics showing violence
2020 P1 Virtual Orientation ICT & Cyber Wellness @ HGP 74
COMMUNICATION CHANNELS • Email • Handbook •For students to record their homework •For written messages between teachers and parents • Mobile phone app - Class Dojo • Mobile phone app – Parents Gateway • Telephone call • Contact the office at 6489 7445 and leave a message for the teacher
PARENTS GATEWAY (PG) ● Parents Gateway is a mobile app specially designed for parents. ● Access to Parents Gateway is granted to parents and legal guardians of students studying in MOE schools in Singapore. ● Hougang Primary School is on board Parents Gateway - Dissemination of information to parents (consent forms, cancellation forms, circulars etc.). Some teachers also use it as a platform to remind parents on certain information like PSLE.
PARENTS GATEWAY Give consent to participate in school/ class activities School sends updates on programmes and activities Book Parent-Teacher Conference slots 84
CLASS DOJO Download this app on your mobile phone.
GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF CLASS DOJO For:- ⮚Updates about class activities or photos ⮚Share good stories or useful strategies in the development of the students, if any ⮚One-to-many or one-to-one communication between 7.30am to 6.00pm on school days Not for:- ⮚Reminding parents about homework or routines as we expect students to be responsible for their own work ⮚Reposting to other social media platforms
STUDENT LEARNING SPACE (SLS) A learning management platform by MOE with syllabi-aligned content that students can access anytime Can be used for student self-directed and teacher-facilitated learning. The SLS account will be used in secondary school and JC. 87
SLS ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT •Request for form teacher’s help •Call the school at 6489 7445 and ask for Ms Nurul •Check school website for user guides or send enquiry via FormSG •SLS helpdesk Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6702 6513 Students can reset password themselves: •Student must answer security questions or reset via a link sent to parent’s email address in SLS •Parents can enter/update your email address in SLS as a SLS verification code will be emailed to you to complete the entry/update. •A step-by-step guide is available in our school website
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