Values at the core…So what are the values we want in our students?

At yesterday’s MOE Workplan seminar, Minister of Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat in his opening address said that “For this Work Plan Seminar, I want to focus on two key emphases for our next stage of development. We want to make our education system even more student-centric, and sharpen our focus in holistic education – centred…

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Team Building with Animation

A session was conducted for about 20 teachers at Victoria Sec to see how team building skills (as in Yong Tau Foo team@) can be applied in working together for an animation project – “To create a bookworm” by Animagine, a local animation company which also did the highly successful NE Mation series for schools….

A one point entry for foreign students – Demystifying the AEIS

The Ministry of Education has introduced a one point entry system – Admission Exercise for Foreign Students (AEIS) to help simplify the process of application for a place in a local K12 school. I chanced upon this when asked to help children of friends from Shanghai and other countries to get a place for their…

“LIM” schools

Following the recent blog on Social Mobility by JJ, he posted another one written by a reader based in Finland about the two systems – Singapore and Finland.” In my more than two decades of associating with parents, students and fellow educators, and even recently when I did the education talks for property agents, I…

Are we too structured for our own good?

Recently a good friend of mine did a blog on Social mobility via education. Like him, my family has benefitted from the good education we received. We have all moved up the social ladder to own our homes and also having good jobs. When I was primary 6 at a typical neighbourhood school (in the…

How do I know which school to choose for my child?

MOE Excel Fest is an annual showcase by K12 schools in Singapore – the best time for parents interested to find out more about the schools of choice for their children. It is typically a 2 Day event, with one day open to the public. This is your best chance to talk to the teachers,…

Making a GREAT Presentation Workshop for N.E.Mation! 6 Top 100

Workshops on “Making a GREAT presentation” were conducted for the top 100 teams for NEMation! 6 From Fathers to Sons at Nanyang Polytechnic on 3 Sept 2011. Teams were taught both verbal and non-verbal communication techniques plus plenty of tips and tricks to make the judges sit up and listen to them. Teams were also…