Dear Parents/Guardians and students,
Happy New Year and welcome back to the new school year! Let’s work towards another enriching and fruitful year ahead! We would also like to extend a very warm welcome to our Primary 1 students and their parents, as well as those who have just joined the Pei Chun family!
Completion of the PERI Upgrading Project and transiting to single session
I’m glad that the upgrading work of the school for the last 3 years has come to fruition, allowing the school to finally transit to single session. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our stakeholders for their generous donations, understanding and patience throughout the school upgrading period. There will be new challenges in running the school in the new single session format, but we are confident to forge the collective efforts of everyone to make it a successful one, just like how we have overcome all the challenges in the past.
Celebrating 87th Founders’ Day through our Pei Chun Heritage Project
Pei Chun will be celebrating its 87th Founders’ Day this year, with the official opening of our upgraded school campus as part of our celebrations. Pei Chun is what it is today because of the strong support of its stakeholders – parents, staff, alumni, School Management Committee as well as various partners in education over the many generations since 1933. Hence, the school would like to pay tribute to the contributions of our stakeholders and celebrate our rich history with a new heritage gallery outside our General Office. The new heritage gallery will depict the history of Pei Chun through the featuring of many generations of Pei Chun alumni and staff. It will serve as a learning space, as part of the school curriculum, to engage students on the school’s heritage, thereby strengthening the school’s identity and fostering a greater sense of belonging among students. The story of Pei Chun since 1933 is essentially also a story about Singapore, our pioneers and our collective memories. Hence, we would also like to appeal to parents (especially those who are our alumni) who are keen to help us in this meaningful project, to get in touch with us. Together, we hope to capture and share the collective memories of every generation of Pei Chun students.
Updating our stakeholders on the changes in our education system
Over the last few years, there have been multiple changes and tweaks made to our education system so as to better meet the future needs of our students and Singapore. The school will continue its efforts in updating everyone along the way through multiple channels and platforms. In our coming Curriculum Briefing sessions that will be held after the Chinese New Year for the different levels, the school will be sharing on some of the contexts and rationale behind these key changes in our system:
- Reduction of school-based assessment to focus on better learning and building a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and values
- New PSLE scoring system in 2021 as well as the removal of streaming in the secondary schools (Full Subject-Based Banding in secondary schools)
- Learning Languages for Life, especially our Mother Tongue
- Strengthening Positive Education through Growth Mindset and Mindfulness for holistic health (including mental well-being)
- Diversity & Inclusivity – Social Mixing / Children with different needs and abilities
Do send me your questions, concerns or suggestions on these topics or any other topics not listed so that I can try to weave in the information into our presentations for the benefit of everyone. It has been the most meaningful aspect of my role to forge our collective efforts so as to bring out the best educational outcomes for every child. Please feel free to write to me through the school’s generic email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With our collective efforts, I am confident that Pei Chun will continue its mission of providing quality holistic education for future generations, so as to sustain the success for Singapore.
May I wish everyone a happy and fulfilling year ahead!
Mr Lim Meng Wei
如果您针对以上的课题或其他课题有任何的问题、疑虑或建议，请随时通过学校的电子邮址 email@example.com 与我联系。我会尝试将这些信息放在报告中，跟大家分享。能够集合全体的力量，为每个孩子提供最好的教育成果，我认为是我的工作中最有意义的层面。
Updated on 07 January 2020.