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Student Development Team


Student Development Team
Primary 1 & 2Primary 3 & 4Primary 5 & 6
Year           Head         
Mdm Tan Shih RayMr Vincent NeoMs May O
Level
P1P2P3P4P5P6
Assistant
Year Head         
Ms Vivian ChongMdm Tracy Huang       Mrs Ong Cai Ling      Ms Arveen Kaur    Ms Reavathiy Kumar        Mrs Sharon Goh/Mdm Serene Tay       

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
Foster & Bond
Counselling
Learning and Behavioural Support

We Connect with our students
Dialogue with Principal
“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.

Foster & Bond
Foster & Bond time ( F&B ) is a protected time set aside on the last Tuesday of every month 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 pupils have the opportunity to share ideas on ways to improve their learning environment.

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

Objectives
The objectives of the F&B 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 Principal
The Principal conducts dialogue session with every level once a year. Students 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 haracter 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.cknowledgeAcknowledge the situation and take ownership for individual/group actions.
hoiceChoices are within our control. We all have a choice.
utcomesWhat you hope to achieve.
RESTORATION Positive regard for individuals and taking steps to put things right.eflectReflect on behaviour and possible positive options.
extTake necessary actions to put things right.
GROWTH Individuals can learn and change for the better.trengthenSelf-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.