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Know the Signature Programs Of Edgefield Primary School

Children usually begin primary school when they become seven years old. All Singapore citizens are required to complete six years of primary school. Government and Government-aided primary schools are the two types of primary schools in Singapore. Edgefield Primary School is one of the government primary schools located in Punggol New Town, Singapore.

History:

Edgefield Primary School opened in January 2001 but was postponed until January 2002 owing to low enrolment. Edgefield’s first principal moved to Hougang Primary School in 2007.

School Mission:

Educating and Nurture the School Community for a Better Singapore is the school’s mission. Compassion, Integrity, Discipline, Loyalty, Respect, Courage, and Team Spirit are some of the basic principles that the school uses to assist in achieving its goals.

School Signature Programs:

Makerspace:

Relevant “new” skills and mindsets, including intercultural literacy, problem-solving abilities, collaborative skills, and technology literacy, are becoming increasingly vital as kids inherit the future. While many of these abilities and mindsets aren’t strictly new, their importance is growing as social, economic, cultural, and technical demands change. The school chose in 2019 to create a Maker space and curriculum to help students establish a broad and deep foundation and 21st-century skills. “Makerspaces” are “creative spaces” in communities, schools, and public and academic libraries, according to The Tech Edvocate. These spaces get designed to get people involved in hands-on activities that teach 21st-century skills.

Radio Programme:

The “Little Red House” (“LRH”) is a canteen-based radio station. It has been a popular gathering place for the larger student body since its installation in 2019, where students can observe their peers and teachers in action, disseminating current affairs and cultural stories and broadcasting student-composed music.

The goal of LRH is to develop critical thinkers who are confident and communicate well. One of LRH’s distinguishing characteristics is its active promotion of students’ voices to communicate issues important to them and society. Students can put their newly acquired abilities, such as radio-DJing, information collecting, interviewing, reporting, journalistic writing, and public speaking, to use during the process. Students can be a “force for good” by using their voices to contribute to the development of a compassionate, caring, and forward-thinking nation.

Stepping Stones:

The Stepping Stone Project [Fun Kitchen Programme (FKP)] helps youngsters develop life skills and acquire independence. It allows students to get critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, self-awareness, food preparation abilities, and interpersonal connection skills.

FKP’s outcomes allow students to construct their understandings from their daily interactions with others, allowing them to grow as people by learning new abilities. Students’ independence, character, and heart are all getting developed, as is their ability to use skills learned in these sessions in their daily lives.

Dance LLP:

The dancesport learning for life program is built with the following objectives in mind when it comes to providing comprehensive education with values installation and development of 21st-century competencies:

  • Instill respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.
  • Develop a sense of social grace.
  • Develop self-assurance, perseverance, and determination.
  •  Develop leadership skills  through Collaboration

STEM-based Applied Learning Programme (ALP):

Sustainability and environmental science education are the school’s Applied Learning Program, which aims to assist students in connecting their classroom learning to real-world applications. 

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