Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020

 
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
Welcome to
Hougang Primary School
   P1 Virtual Orientation
 Monday 23 November 2020
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
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)
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
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.
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
School Vision

Future-Ready Thinkers
   with a Heart for
        Others
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
School Mission

Every HGPian to be
nurtured holistically,
rooted in values and
 equipped with skills
for a dynamic world
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
School Motto

Excel with Character
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
School Values

    Care
  Integrity
 Resilience
Responsibility
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
Our Strategic Thrusts

ST1:   Staff Capacity Building & Well-Being
ST2:   Engaging & Innovative Curriculum
ST3:   Partnership and Collaboration
ST4:   Organisational Excellence
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
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)
Welcome to Hougang Primary School - P1 Virtual Orientation Monday 23 November 2020
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

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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.
School-Home
Partnership
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.

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      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

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RESOURCES
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

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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.

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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 helpdesk@sls.ufinity.com 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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