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Student Development Team



Student Development Team

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LevelYear Head 
Assistant Year Head
Assistant Year Head
P1 
Mdm Tan Shih RayMrs Monica PhuaMdm Shafiza
P2Mdm Tan Shih RayMiss Janane d/o ElangkovanMs Vivian Chong
P3      
Mr Vincent Neo    Mdm Arunah BebeMdm Arveen Kaur
P4 Mr Vincent Neo       Mrs Ong Cai LingMrs Vani Siva
P5 Ms May OMrs Sharon Goh   Mdm Nazlie   
P6 Ms May OMrs Reavathiy Kumar
Mdm Noor Hayati   
ST CCE
Mdm Fatimah Bte Hashim           
Counsellors Mr Jagjeet Singh, Mrs Theresa Goh
AEDs (LBS) Ms Ong May Chin, Mdm Joyce Tan-Heng Poh Choo


We seek to provide a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students where they have opportunities to engage in quality learning experience and acquire values supportive of their lifelong well-being. Our objective is to build a culture of care which is conducive for the holistic development of students.


We aim to help our students develop a Love for Learning, Love for Others and Love for Life.

The team adopts a 4C approach to student development.

We Care for our students
Buddy system
Peers Supporting Peers
Counselling
Learning and Behavioural Support

We Connect with our students 

Dialogue with Year Heads 
“Your Voice Matters” – Student Feedback 

1 to 1 Teacher – Pupil Interaction

 

We build the Character of our students
ACORNS
Cyber-Wellness
Leader for Life
MT-CCE
National Education
Sexuality Education
Student Leadership
Values in Action

We Celebrate our students’ successes
Assembly
Leader for Life cards
Temasek Star Awards

We Care for our students …

Buddy System
At the beginning of each year, our P2 students act as buddies to welcome the P1 students into the Temasek Family. They assist the P1 students in the purchase of food during recess and help to ease them into formal school setting.

Peer Supporting Peers (PSP)

Peers Supporting Peers (PSP) is a protected time set aside for form teachers to hold regular class meeting in which students can express their concerns, be it in learning or in their relationship with friends. It is also a platform where students have the opportunity to find out more about their peers through play and Circle Time. The session also allows students to their share ideas on ways to improve their learning environment.

PSP is intended to help teachers forge strong, positive relationship with their students and in the process, builds a spirit of camaraderie among peers.

Objectives
The objectives of the PSP are as follows:
  • Develop a positive school climate
  • Foster positive teacher-pupil relationship
  • Build a spirit of camaraderie among peers
  • Promote a culture of care in the school
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to work as a class to problem solve classroom issues

Counselling Support
We support our students not only in their academic pursuits but also on their journey of growth as young adolescents. We have a full-time counsellor and 2 part-time counsellors whom the students can approach when faced with problems or concerns.

Our counselling programme via 2-Tier intervention support aims to help our students manage and cope with social-emotional challenges and empower them for success.

Intervention Support
Tier 1 – Students who need support
Counselling (individual or group)
Time-Out Programme 
Tier 2 – Students who need specialized help
External Referral

Learning and Behavioural Support
For students with special learning needs, our 2 special needs officers provide scheduled withdrawal support to help our students cope with their learning.

We Connect with our students …

Dialogue with Year Heads

Year Heads conducts dialogue session with student councillors and they are invited to bring up concerns and suggestions on school improvement, student welfare, school programmes and activities.

“Your Voice Matters”
Our students are welcomed to provide ideas, suggestions as well as feedback on school improvement, student welfare, school programmes and activities. We value students’ responses and they are reviewed regularly.

1 to 1 Teacher- Pupil Interaction
The 1 to 1 Teacher-Pupil Interaction Time ensures more attention is given to individual pupil development throughout school life. The 1 to 1 teacher-pupil interaction time provides protected time for teachers to have quality interactions with their pupils so as to build strong and healthy relationship between form teachers and their pupils.

It allows teachers to acquire knowledge and understanding of each pupil so as to facilitate better feedback and support to meet each pupil’s developmental needs. It also serves as a platform for pupils to share with their teachers any concerns or sensitive issues that they may have.

We build the Character of our students …

ACORNS
Like the majestic oak tree that grows from a tiny acorn, the school believes that all Temasekians given time and patience, can learn, act responsibly and care for others. They have the potential to be nurtured into responsible citizens with proper guidance to help them grow in strength in character.

ACORNS is a structured process for addressing discipline and behavourial issues. It is value-based and underpinned by Stephen’s Covey’s timeless principles of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and elements of Restorative Practice.

ACORNS aims to develop:
  • pupils’ individual responsibility and shared accountability;
  • pupils’ emphatic understanding for others’ experiences;
  • pupils’ understanding of the impact of one’s own behaviour on others;
  • pupils’ problem solving capabilities by encouraging those involved in the problem to find their own solutions;   
    and promote:
  • application of School Values in correcting one’s behaviour;
  • restoration of pupils’ sense of belonging to a community (e.g. class, peer group or school).

ACORNS involves a 6-step process which is designed to enable offending pupils to follow an Awareness-Restoration-Growth sequence. At each step, probing questions are used to guide pupils towards problem resolution and restoration of relationship between teachers and pupils and/or pupils and peers.

The 6 steps are:
AWARENESS 

Understanding the situation and be aware that there are options available.
AcknowledgeAcknowledge the situation and take ownership for individual/group actions.
ChoiceChoices are within our control. We all have a choice.
OutcomesWhat you hope to achieve.
RESTORATION 

Positive regard for individuals and taking steps to put things right.
ReflectReflect on behaviour and possible positive options.
NextTake necessary actions to put things right.
GROWTH 

Individuals can learn and change for the better.
StrengthenSelf-renewal. Recognising experiences as teachable moments

We Celebrate our students’ successes …

Assembly
Our students’ deeds matter. In morning assemblies, we commend students who display acts of kindness and celebrate together with those who have overcome challenges.

Temasek Star Award
Every month we celebrate and affirm students who exemplify the habits of effective leader .

Best Dressed Pupil
Every month we celebrate and affirm students who put in the extra effort to look neat and presentable in school uniform and PE attire.