Townsville Primary School
Townsville Primary School: You Need To Know
In 1983, Townsville Primary School moved to its current location on Ang Mo Kio St 32. BG Lee Hsien Loong, then Minister of State for Defence, Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament for Teck Ghee Constituency, formally opened the school on July 25, 1985.
In December 2000, the school relocated to its current location at 3 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and amalgamated with Chong Shan Primary School in 2001. On July 12, 2002, then-DPM Lee Hsien Loong officially launched the new campus. School leaders, professors, and students from other nations, such as China, India, and Indonesia, have also visited the Townsville Primary School.
Over the years, dignitaries and educators from everywhere have visited the school, the notable being Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom in 1989.
Philosophy, culture, and ethos in the classroom:
The Townsville Primary School believes in a child’s whole development. The school has five targeted student objectives for every Townsville growing up: a courteous pupil, a self-directed learner, a creative thinker, a responsible citizen, and a resilient leader, all guided by our school vision of “Leaders of Character, Learners for Life.”
The iCARe3 (Integrity our Foundation; Compassion our Key; Ardent for Singapore, our Home; Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience, our Strengths) are not only taught openly by instructors and interwoven throughout our school programs.
The school has a Care, Collaboration, and Excellence culture. Pupils put the principles of Self-Care, Others-Care, School-Care, and Community-Care into reality.
Framework for Instruction:
Using the 3Es Approach, we give children Exposure, Experience, and Excellence in physical activities, outdoor education, visual arts, and performing arts through our curriculum and programs. Students study values, Character and Citizenship Education (CCE), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) – get provided the opportunity to become self-directed learners through our programs
Framework for Learning:
In Townsville, math learning our students’ characteristics, pedagogical advances, and technological capabilities.
We focus on providing children with learning experiences that use the Gradual Release of Responsibility paradigm in our classrooms (GRR). Support our kids’ overall development, use Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) and Polya’s UPDC thinking tool.
Arts of the Visual
Visual Arts for Life, part of the Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in Townsville, provides our students with real-life experience learning to help them develop their: character and values, sense of empathy, the pleasure of learning, and good attitudes, self-expression, and interpersonal skills. Master, local, and student artists are all introduced to the students.
Students are further involved through art-making conversations, writing their artist statements/reflections, self/peer art critique, and the art-making process. Students can also participate in the implementation of product design in the actual world.
“Every Child Is A Leader,” we believe at Townsville Primary School. The LiT Program gets built on two main provisions: ‘Training’ and ‘Opportunities,’ which embodies our school goal of “Leaders of Character, Learners for Life.”
The school’s LiT Program aims to build leadership abilities in students on a continuum suited to their age level, starting with self-leadership, class leadership, school leadership, and community leadership.
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