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Mission

To provide a vibrant and sound learning environment, conducive to the development of our students’ linguistic and communicative competence.

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Key Strategies

In order to prepare our students for the future, we endeavour to equip them with adequate lifeskills through experiential learning as well as strengthen their English Language and reading skills through the use of developmentally appropriate strategies.
Our EL curriculum adopts the STELLAR (STrategies for English Language Learning and Reading) approach. Key strategies of the STELLAR approach is presented in the table below:

Lower Primary

Shared Book Approach (SBA)
Modified Learning Experience Approach (MLEA)
Learning Centres (LC)

Upper Primary

Supported Reading (SR)
K now- W ant to Know- Learn (KWL)
Retelling
Writing Process Cycle (WPC)

These strategies reinforce authentic learning, phonological awareness, reading, language acquisition and language development.

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SBA-related Class Activity

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Group Writing

Key Programmes

Besides the various Oracy activities that are carried out in the English classes, our P1, P2 and P3 students learn to be confident speakers through the provision of enrichment programmes such as Show and Tell, Readers’ Theatre and Toastmasters.

As we firmly believe in giving our students a strong foundation in English, we have various support programmes to ensure our students achieve basic literacy skills. The programmes are as presented in the table below:
Level Programme
Primary 1 Learning Support Programme (LSP)
AM Read Programme
Primary 2 Learning Support Programme (LSP)
AM Read Programme
Primary 3 School Dyslexia Remediation Programme (SDR)
Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)
Primary 4 School Dyslexia Remediation Programme (SDR)
Reading Remediation Programme (RRP)
English Pull-Out Programme
Primary 5 6 ROCKids Can Read Programme (RCR)

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Oracy Activity

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Learning Support Programme

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AM Read Programme