Singapore Japanese School
The school has an exchange programme with the Singapore Japanese School since 1986. The annual exchange programme involves the P3 and P4 pupils visiting each other’s school and jointly participating in activities planned for them. In addition, the school also participates in the annual arts exchange, where pupils’ artworks are exchanged and exhibited in both schools for a period of time.
Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS)
The school collaborates with MCYS and Bethesda Care & Counselling Centre to conduct School Family Education programmes for the staff, parents and pupils.
Let’s Say Thank You – A Project by Ngee Ann Polytechnic
A group of Ngee Ann Polytechnic students called the ‘Knighteen Events’ collaborated with Temasek Primary School to conduct a Gratitude Project which is aligned with the habit and value of the month (Consideration and Habit 5 – Seek First To Understand Than To Be Understood).
The students prepared fun activities that were conducted during the level recesses at the Gratitude Carnival on 27 July 2016. However, pre-carnival activities began the week before. While the project was targeted at the P3 and P4 levels, the Gratitude Carnival and one other activity (Love Letter) were conducted for all the levels.
For the Love Letter activity, eight “Mail Boxes” were placed in the canteen. The boxes were for each of the canteen stalls. The objective of this activity is to show gratitude to the canteen vendors for always providing food and drinks to our pupils. Although the vendors are part of the Temasek family, many of our pupils often forget to appreciate them. Hence, the need for the activity.
The Gratitude Carnival was a huge success as many of our pupils learnt about the language of gratitude and how they could demonstrate gratitude towards others through meaningful and fun activities that were conducted by the polytechnic students.
P6 ECG - Visit to RSAF Open House
With the emphasis on ECG and NE, the Year Head, Miss May O and the P6 teachers decided to engage the P6 cohort of pupils in the special excursion preview of the RSAF Open House on 20 May 2016. The event was held at Paya Lebar Air Base. The theme for the open house is ‘Defending Our Skies’ which focus on the role of the RSAF in defending our sovereignty. The event provided the learning opportunity for our pupils to be better informed of RSAF’s capabilities and operation as well as the different fields of work opportunities available at RSAF. The pupils were excited to share about the aerial displays, aircraft arming demonstration, types of aircrafts, as well as the interactions with the men and women from the RSAF.
Student Awards & Recognition
During Leaders’ Week and as part of character development, the Year Heads make a conscious effort of working in collaboration with their level teachers in identifying and recognising pupils who demonstrate school’s core values and habits. Some of the awards they have introduced include the Temasek Best Dressed/Attired Individual Pupil in each class, the Best Dressed/Attired Class and recently the P5-P6 Buddy Awards.
Responses by students:
Jimi Bong (6E) shared that he was surprised to receive the recognition and felt happy being appreciated by a buddy.
“I am glad to hear that I am making a difference to someone’s life.”
The Hamper Builders
The Primary Five students prepared hampers for four children's homes this year. The homes are Pertapis Children's Home, Darul Ihsan Orphanage, Jamiyah Children's Home and Ramakrishna Mission. The students donated food items such as Milo, biscuits and instant noodles. They also donated toiletries such as body wash, facial wash, deodorant, combs and hair ties for girls. The students were generous in their donations and worked in groups to wrap the hampers. These beautifully wrapped gift hampers were then donated to the various homes in time for National Day. Some of the students also prepared cards for the residents of these homes. These cards contained their well wishes to the children and hope that the children would have a meaningful National Day. The Primary Five students learnt how to be charitable during this Service Learning Project and realised the importance of giving back to the less fortunate in our community.
Young Heroes for the Old
Our Primary 6 pupils were engaged in a Service Learning Project to bring cheer to the elderly at Lions Home for the Elders. They donated items such as Milo, instant noodles, milk powder, shampoo, T-shirts and towels. These items had been requested by the Home. Pupils also designed beautiful cards to send their well wishes to the residents of the Home. Using beautiful wrapping papers, the pupils wrapped some recycled boxes to turn them into presentable gift boxes. Some of the donated items were placed into these gift boxes while others were packed into bags. While the service learning project focused on Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood, pupils also learnt to apply Habit 6 – Synergise, when they worked together in sorting the donated items and packing them into the boxes and bags. Through this service learning project, the Primary 6 pupils also learnt the values of responsibility, respect and charity, and the importance of giving to the less fortunate. The project was also in line with the school’s Service Learning Vision – Nurturing a Generous Generation.