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Principal’s Message

principalphotoHappy New Year to one and all, welcome back to Pei Chun and let’s make it another fruitful year ahead! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our Primary 1 students and their parents, as well as those who have just joined the Pei Chun family!

Pei Chun Public School will be celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. The school was first set up by a group of Hainanese back in 1933 during the pre-war era with the vision of providing quality holistic education for future generations. Such conviction remains unchanged over the past 84 years and it continues to deepen as the school forges ahead. The school is always grateful to all the stakeholders – the students, parents, staff, alumni, School Management Committee and various partners in education, who have supported Pei Chun over the last 84 years of our journey. We could not have become what we are today if not for the support of everyone.

As the school poises itself to better deliver the desired outcomes of education for our future generations to thrive in the 21st century, the school has reflected on some of its approaches and made some refinements. The overall broad direction of the school remains unchanged but with greater emphasis on character building, collaboration, innovative thinking and 21st century skillsets. I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the rationale of the recent changes that the school leadership team has made, and how these changes will serve and support the Pei Chun community well in its next phase of development.

School Vision, Mission, Values, Motto, Philosophy

School Vision
Passionate and Collaborative Learners智者, Patriotic and Caring Citizens 仁者, Proactive and Creative Leaders勇者
(Refinement from the previous: making our vision more holistic in nurturing the desired Pei Chun student  by emphasizing on the ‘heart” together with the “mind” and “action” aspects)

School Mission
A quality school experience that maximizes the potential of our students, through the delivery of a holistic student-centric curriculum, anchored on values, health, safety, bilingualism, innovation and collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders
(Refinement from the previous: making the mission clearer in our purpose to provide a holistic student-centric education through collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders)

School Values
Passion, Teamwork, Respect, Care, Initiative, Innovation
[Refinement from the previous: aligning the school values with the school vision so that each domain of the school vision is anchored by a set of school values e.g. Passion and Teamwork support the development of our students in the Learners domain (Passionate and Collaborative Learners), Respect and Care support the development of our students in the Citizens domain (Patriotic and Caring Citizens), Initiative and Innovation support the development of our students in the Leaders domain (Proactive and Creative Leaders)]

School Motto
Courtesy, Justice, Honesty, Honour

Gratitude
(Refinement from the previous: added in the second motto which emphasizes the value of gratitude so as to remind all students the importance of showing gratitude to those who have supported them in their journey in life)

School Philosophy
Every Child Matters

Every Child Can Learn

Every Child Is Different

Every Child Can Achieve His Or Her Own Success

Every Child Can Make A Difference
(Refinement: The new school philosophy serves to articulate the school’s core beliefs about every child and guide the school in developing the potential of every child to the fullest.)

Students Pledge
我们是受培群学校栽培的一群

誓愿以传统美德为根基

热爱学习,团结互助

积极主动, 发挥创意

我们要仁心爱国,放眼世界

饮水思源,造福人群

今日我以培群为荣

明日培群以我为傲
(Refinement from the previous: provides greater clarity on the desired student outcomes that focus beyond the academic achievements)

School Key Programmes

All schools are encouraged to develop an Applied Learning Programme (ALP) as well as a Learning For Life (LLP) Programme. The Applied Learning Programme (ALP) helps students appreciate the relevance and value of what they are learning in the academic curriculum to the real world, and develop stronger motivation and purpose to acquire knowledge and skills. The Learning For Life (LLP) Programme provides students with real-life experiences to develop character and values, cultivate positive attitudes, self-expression and strengthen their people skills.

Our school has implemented the Bilingual Media Studies Programme (BMSP) as the school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) since 2015. The objective of this programme is to strengthen the school’s focus on bilingualism by providing students with real life applications of the knowledge and skills in the learning of the English and Chinese languages, and equipping them with effective communication skills for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts. This year, the school will be implementing the Pei Chun Leaders Programme (PCLP) as the school’s Learning For Life (LLP) Programme so as to equip students with the necessary social-emotional competencies in navigating the challenges of the rapidly changing world.

The Pei Chun Leaders Programme (PCLP) is guided by the Pei Chun Leadership Philosophy which draws wisdom from the Confucian classic “Great Learning”  – 修身、齐家、治国、平天下 – one must first cultivate one’s own person, then regulate one’s family, then order well one’s state, then only can one make the whole kingdom “天下” – all under heaven – tranquil and happy. The direct relevance from the virtue of the individual, to the family, to the larger society and to universal harmony in the “Great Learning” philosophy encapsulates the growth dimensions of the Pei Chun Leadership Philosophy which firmly believes that leadership begins with self. It is only when one can manage self (Self Leadership) that one can manage relationships effectively, treat/lead others with care and respect (Social Leadership), and influence others and create value through quality insights and innovations (Thought Leadership).

As part of the Pei Chun Leaders Programme (PCLP), the school has developed a Pei Chun SEL (Social-emotional Learning) package for all students this year so as to provide explicit teaching of the social-emotional skills in a concrete, step-by-step manner where each skill is unpacked into specific and observable skill steps. The social-emotional skills are developed progressively from P1 to P6, with each level focusing on the development of three core skills that are developmentally appropriate. Through the development of these skills, we hope to lay a strong foundation for our children by teaching them how to regulate their behavior and emotions, express themselves and get along with others. 

New Class Naming Convention  

As shared earlier, the school will use a new set of class names this year to promote the learning and reflection of school values on a daily basis. This is congruent to the school’s mission in delivering a values-based holistic schooling experience, emphasizing on character development. The class name will take on the format of Level / Class number – School Value. The following is an example of the P2 class names:

2/1 – Passion 2/7 – Passion
2/2 – Teamwork 2/8 – Teamwork
2/3 – Respect 2/9 – Respect
2/4 – Care 2/10 – Care
2/5 – Initiative 2/11 – Initiative
2/6 – Innovation 2/12 – Innovation

School Upgrading Project

Our school is now at a transitional phase as we look forward to the infrastructural enhancements at our school site at Lorong 7. The school is privileged to have a field at our current holding site. It was a lovely sight to see our children running, jumping and playing with their peers at the school field. Outdoor play is an important part of childhood and it supports the well-being, learning and healthy development of our children. Unfortunately, due to space constraints, the school site at Lorong 6 does not have a field. Hence, to create additional play area for our children, the school has re-designed its infrastructure to incorporate another level of indoor play area for our children. This additional learning space supports the holistic development of our children though structured and unstructured play. As a result of the new enhancement, the completion of the upgrading works at the school site will be delayed till March 2019. This would mean that the school can only move back to its original school site during the June holidays in 2019. To minimize disruptions to the school operations, the school will continue to operate in double-session in the second Semester of 2019 after the move. We seek your understanding on the delay as we work towards providing a more conducive learning environment for our students.

Parent Support Group (PSG) Steering Committee

Parent Support Group (PSG) plays a key role in inspiring and guiding parents who wish to contribute to the school’s efforts, coordinating their time and effort effectively to give our children the best educational experience.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents who have contributed to the Parent Support Group for their dedication and commitment. As we welcome the new school year, a new PSG Steering Committee is formed to help the school forge collaborative efforts with parents. We hope that you can continue to give your fullest support to the new PSG Steering Committee.

            As an old Chinese proverb says, “It takes ten years to grow a tree, but it takes a hundred years to cultivate a person” (“十年树木,百年树人”), education is a complex and arduous journey.

However, I strongly believe that “it takes a village to raise a child”. Hence, I value the opportunity in forging strong partnerships with parents, coaches, service providers and other partners in education to co-support the development of our children as a community “village”. With your strong support and partnership, I am confident that Pei Chun will continue to live up to its name and our founders’ vision of providing quality education for future generations.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Lim Meng Wei
Principal

新年好!欢迎回到培群,祝愿大家新的一年更上一层楼!我们也热烈欢迎小一新生及其家长,以及所有新加入培群大家庭的教师。

学校今年将庆祝85周年校庆。回顾1933年战前时期,一群海南籍人士为了给子孙后代提供优质的全面教育而创办了培群,此办学信念历经84年未曾改变,反而随着学校的发展愈加坚定。校方一向十分感激这84年来所有爱护培群的人士——学生、家长、教职员、校友、学校董事部及教育协作伙伴。没有你们的支持,也就没有今日的培群。

为了帮助孩子将来能在21世纪中发挥才能,学校无时无刻都在思考如何更有效地实践理想的教育成果。去年底,校方针对一些办学策略进行了检讨和改进。学校的发展方向基本不变,不过将更注重品格教育、合作精神、创意思维及21世纪技能的培养。以下我将说明作此改变的原因,以及这些改变将如何协助培群迈入下一个发展阶段。

培群愿景、使命、价值观、校训及理念

培群愿景

热爱学习、团结互助的学生; 仁心爱国、爱己爱众的公民; 积极主动、创意无限的领袖

(调整后的愿景更为全面,在培育理想的培群学生时除了注重知识”和“行动”,也注重 “情感”)

培群使命

提供以学生为中心的全面课程,奠基于价值观、学生安全与健康,双语教育及创新理念,并与学校的相关伙伴协作,竭尽所能发挥学生的潜能,提供优质的学校教育体验

(调整后的使命更清楚地表达了我们通过与教育伙伴协作,为学生提供全面教育的目标)

培群学校价值观

热爱学习, 团结互助;相互尊重, 关爱他人;积极主动, 发挥创意

(调整后的价值观,与学校愿景中的各项挂钩,例如:“热爱学习, 团结互助”推动实践“热爱学习、团结互助的学生”、“相互尊重, 关爱他人”推动实践仁心爱国、爱己爱众的公民”、“积极主动, 发挥创意”推动实践“积极主动、创意无限的领袖”)

培群学校校训

礼义廉耻

饮水思源

(调整后的校训新增“饮水思源”,强调感恩的重要性,以提醒学生要对支持与帮助他们的人表达感恩之情)

培群理念

每个孩子的发展与需求都被考量

每个孩子都具备学习的能力

每个孩子都有不同之处

每个孩子都能各有所成

每个孩子都能有所贡献

(培群理念概括了学校对教育的核心信念,并指导我们充分发展每个孩子的潜能)

培群学生誓约

我们是受培群学校栽培的一群

誓愿以传统美德为根基

热爱学习,团结互助

积极主动, 发挥创意

我们要仁心爱国,放眼世界

饮水思源,造福人群

今日我以培群为荣

明日培群以我为傲

(调整后的学生誓约更清楚地列明除了学业成绩外,我们想要达到的理想教育成果)

重点校本课程

教育部鼓励各所学校推出应用学习项目(Applied Learning Programme)和生活教育项目(Learning for Life Programme)。这两个项目提供机会让学生发掘他们的能力和兴趣、让他们学以致用,使学习更有趣与贴近实际生活。培群自2015年就推行双语传媒课程作为本校的应用学习项目。双语传媒课程以强化双语教育作为目标,让学生把他们在课堂上学习的语文知识和技能用在实际生活中,并加强学生在面向不同场合、观众时所需要的沟通技能。

今年,学校将推行培群领袖计划作为学校的生活教育项目。此计划旨在加强学生为应付瞬息万变的世界所需的社交与情绪技能。培群领袖计划以培群领袖理念作为指导原则,而后者是以儒家经典《大学》中的“修身、齐家、治国、平天下”为核心思想。这句话的意思是一个人应先培养自身的修养,才可以把自己的家庭经营好、把国家治理好,进而让世界充满和谐,天下太平。从个人的修身、扩大到家庭、社会及天下,这句话与培群领袖理念十分一致。培群领袖理念也是采取从内到外的概念,提倡领导能力的培养应是由自己领导自己开始。一个人拥有自我领导能力,才能领导别人(有效地处理人际关系,关心、尊重他人),进而通过提供精辟见解和创新思维来造福人群。

学校将推出培群社交与情绪技能学习配套,作为培群领袖计划的其中一个项目,以步骤式的显性教学方式教导学生这些技能。每一种技能将被拆解成具体的、可操作的步骤。小一至小六每个年级主要学习三种符合学生心智发展的技能。我们期望学生循序渐进地学习这些社交与情绪技能后,会在待人处事方面打下良好的基础,学会管理自己的行为和情绪、恰当地表达自己,并与他人融洽相处。

新班级名称

学校今年起采用新的班级名称,以加强学校价值观的学习与反思。这个做法与学校的使命——提供以价值为导向的学习体验,相辅相成。班级名称将采用以下格式:年级/班号-学校价值观。以下是以二年级为例的班级名称:

2/1 – 好学班

2/7 – 好学班
2/2 – 互助班 2/8 – 互助班
2/3 – 谦敬班 2/9 – 谦敬班
2/4 – 仁爱班 2/10 – 仁爱班
2/5 – 力行班 2/11 – 力行班
2/6 – 创意班 2/12 – 创意班

提升学校设施翻新计划

学校目前正处于过渡阶段,我们满心期待七巷原校舍的翻新工程早日完工。目前学校的临时校舍拥有一片大草场,看到孩子与同学们一起在草场上跑动、跳跃、玩耍,这种感觉真是太棒了。户外运动是童年的重要组成部分,它能促进孩子们的健康成长与学习。由于原校舍的空间有限,缺少一片广阔的大草场,因此,为了让孩子们享有更多的玩乐空间,学校重新设计了原有的基础设施蓝图,加入一个楼层的室内游乐区。这个增设的活动空间全方位地支持孩子们的整体发展。基于这新增设的工程,学校将延迟至2019年3月才能完成翻新工程,这意味着学校只能在2019年的六月假期才能迁回原校舍。为了减低对学校运作的干扰,学校在2019年第二学期搬迁回原校舍后将继续实行双班制。为了给学生提供更有利的学习环境而需延缓工程的完成日期,我们衷心希望得到您的谅解。

家长支援指导委员会

本校的家长支援会在鼓励和指导那些希望为学校作出贡献的家长们方面,发挥了关键作用,他们尽力协调自己的时间与精力,旨在为孩子们提供最好的学习体验。我们想借此机会感谢为家长支援会作出贡献的成员。在迎接新学年的当儿,我们成立了一个新的家长支援指导委员会,以促进学校与家长们之间的协作。我们希望您能够继续全力支持新成立的家长支援指导委员会。  中国有一句谚语:“十年树木,百年树人”。教育是一个复杂艰辛的过程,但是我坚信“养育一个孩子需要动用全村人的努力”。因此,我重视与家长、教练、服务提供者和其他教育合作伙伴建立牢固的伙伴关系,共同为孩子们提供全面的发展。在您的全力支持与合作下,我坚信培群将继续发扬创校者的理念,为世世代代的孩子们提供优质教育。

谢谢。

林明伟校长

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