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Talent Development

Our Goals

We believe that every child is different and has unique strengths. We strive to guide every student in exploring their interests and discovering their strengths, grow their dreams and achieve their aspirations.

3E / Vanda

Our Approach

Through a strengths-based approach, the school guides students to discover their unique natural talents, apply effort and energy to develop their skills, and grow their knowledge so that these natural abilities blossom into strengths.

To do this, the school intentionally plans and implements programmes according to the strengths discovery and development frameworks of 3E and VANDA. 3E refers to the progressive stages of Experience, Enrichment and Excellence.
  • Experience programmes focus on foundational skills and allow for discovery of personal strengths and areas of interests.
  • Enrichment programmes enhance foundational skills and encourage development of strengths and area of interests.
  • Excellence programmes are the pinnacle and they guide students to apply their strengths and skills to contribute to the school/community.

VANDA refers to the reflective journey taken by students as they progress through their strength discovery and development stages under 3E. This includes guided reflections on Student Learning Space, teacher-student conversations and the VANDA recognition awards (Seed, Bloom and Blossom) to affirm students’ efforts in growing their strengths. The Blossom award in particular, recognizes students’ strengths development and their efforts in contributing to the school or the community. This is done through Student-initiated Projects where students are mentored by teachers in implementing an initiative to improve or benefit the school and the community.Picture1.png

Key Programmes

LEARNING BUFFET: A DISCOVERY OF STRENGTHS THROUGH CAREER-RELATED LEARNING
Our annual Learning Buffet takes P4-6 students on learning journeys for a taste of on-the-job training. Students are presented with a wide range of industries and professions and have the autonomy to attend a workshop that best suits their interests and aspirational preference. Through career-related learning opportunities, students hear from industry experts on their roles and responsibilities and get to have hands-on practice at certain skillsets.

For example, our P5 students explored careers in the Investigative and Technological industry related to Green Jobs. In collaboration with NTU, they explored Environmental Engineering careers with NTU undergraduates in the Environmental Engineering faculty. They were given opportunities beyond the conventional classroom environment to work in the NTU laboratory on purifying water.

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Students trying to purify water in the laboratory.

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FUTURE OF US
The Future of Us carnival is a digital platform where students explore a rich depository of information related to professions that they are interested in. Encouraging self-directed learning, students are free to watch the video interviews with industry experts and complete mini challenges that were crafted by the professionals.
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The career-related learning process integrated within the carnival site involves four main stages: Explore & Learn, Create Something, Reflect and Upload.

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Student Leadership

Our goals

We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to take on leadership roles to develop their leadership skills. With our motto of "Lead self to lead others", we hope that our students will be able to progress in their leadership journey and contribute back to the community with their leadership skills.

Our Approach

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Experience: Class-based leadership
Every student is given a chance to choose a leadership role to take on in class. Students are guided to look at their interest and strengths when choosing that role so that they can contribute at the class level.

Enrichment: Prefects and CCA leaders
Students who show the aptitude to take on greater leadership roles are chosen to take on leadership roles at the school level. Prefects will serve the student body in the daily functioning of the school while CCA leaders will serve during CCA days.

Excellence: Prefect EXCO
Students who have developed their leadership strengths serve at a greater level in the Prefect EXCO team. They lead the prefects and CCA leaders to contribute back to the school and community with their leadership skills.

Key Programmes

STUDENT LEADERS' INVESTITURE
The Student Leaders' investiture celebrates the appointment of our student leaders in their new leadership role. In this investiture, our student leaders pledge to serve the student body with pride and be a good role model to them.

Leading up to the investiture, three candidates from the P5 Prefect Exco are chosen to run for the Head Prefect election. They will have to use their leadership skills to be self-directed in preparing for their campaign which includes holding a speech rally to garner votes from the student body.

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STUDENT LEADERS TRAINING
The school has regular training sessions once every term to help our students develop their leadership skills. These sessions focus on honing their skills in three domains - Self-leadership, Team-leadership and Thought-leadership. Time is set aside for our student leaders to share their success stories in their leadership journey with their peers.

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Prefect Exco strength-based leadership training.

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VIA - PROJECT JOY
It is our belief that student leaders should use their leadership strength to contribute back to the community. One of the projects that our Prefect Exco team is in-charge of planning is Project JOY. They use their leadership skills to plan and execute the distribution of goodie bags, filled with necessities, to the needy families in the community. We believe that such opportunities will lead our student leaders to understand how they can see their leadership strength to impact others in the community positively.

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Prefect Exco team briefing the student leaders.

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