Our Vision and Mission
The Science Department recognises that pupils need to be given the conducive environment and right guidance to be nurtured as critical thinkers and be driven to deeper learning in the areas they are passionate about. As such, the department strives to focus on the key strategic partnership (the pupils, teachers and parents) to bring upon learning success of the pupils.
The science learning programmes that the department has designed aim to align to the curriculum needs and the pupils’ interest and abilities. We have the foundational "Every Child a Seed" (Primary three) that inculcates intrinsic interest in plant diversity. Pupils are encouraged to check out the Cool Science for Curious Kids booth during their recess (once per month) for interesting experiments to pique their curiosity towards Science. Each session will end with a Science Quiz which allows them to explore beyond the confines of their textbooks.
For pupils who are able to display a mastery of the subject of Science, the Excellence 2000 (E2K) programme allow such pupils to undergo programmes analogous to the E2K programs in the US and Israel. As of 2018, P6 E2K programme will be conducted as a CCA during curriculum hours on Wednesdays while the P5 E2K will be positioned as an enrichment programme after school on Thursdays. There are plans to infused some of the activities into selected P4 classes and thereafter, so that more pupils benefit from the programme.
science teachers will be able to tap on the collective knowledge and wisdom of
their peers through the auspices of an internal sharing workshop and social
media platforms. Such practices allow the teachers to leverage the
institutional knowledge reposed in each of their peers and crowd-source
innovative solutions to common problems faced by teachers and to bounce ideas
off one another.
The Science department is confident that their holistic programs to cater to the needs of the various stakeholders, i.e. pupils, parents and teachers, pushing the school's science program to even greater heights.
|Head of Department||Mr Poon Yain Ping|
|Level Head||Mrs Loy-Chow Yoke Yeong|
|Senior Teachers||Mrs Corrine Koh|
Mdm Widayu Kemat
Ms Ada Lye
Mr M Azhari Dzulkifli
Mrs Sabrina Neo
Mrs Wendy Chew
Mdm Bernie Leong
Mrs Angeline Soh
Be it in the classroom or beyond, we strive to ignite the passion for Science in our pupils and encourage them to be curious about the phenomena around them. Through hands-on activities in the activity books and ICT datalogger activities, pupils learn scientific concepts through collaboration and self-exploration. They learn to be critical thinkers as well as to communicate their Science ideas clearly. Guided by the Science Primary Syllabus 2014, we aim to prepare our pupils for a knowledge-based economy. The pupils need to be self-directed as well as collaborative learners to acquire and manage information to meet challenges of globalisation and increased international competitiveness. The key Science learning programmes aim to provide the opportunities for pupils to acquire scientific concepts as well as develop process skills and positive attitudes. These scientific concepts, process skills and attitudes are stipulated in the Science Primary Syllabus 2014 document. Apart from the Science textbooks and activity books, pupils' learning will be further enhanced through interesting Science articles, process skills worksheets and topical assessments which serve as useful formative assessment tools of pupils' learning. Some of these internal learning resources have been curated into in house Science Journals for some of the themes. A brief description of the department's other key learning programmes is given in the links below (under Learning Experiences).