In addition to some academic programs, Singapore primary schools also develop children’s potential and talents in all aspects through various fields, including language, art, music, etc. So how exactly do primary schools in Singapore do it?
Focus on knowledge and skills
Singapore primary schools attach great importance to cultivating children’s thinking and communication skills, so that children can develop and improve their communication and logical thinking.
There are many children who are very introverted, don’t like talking very much, and like to live in their own world. There are also many children whose thinking often can’t keep up with the rhythm of others, and will take a beat.
Therefore, primary schools in Singapore have the ability to change children in these areas, enabling them to have good communication skills and way of thinking.
Pay attention to children’s character development
Singapore primary schools treat children as responsible adults, instill correct values in children, and let them have a sense of responsibility.
Flexibility in teaching methods
Teachers use more creative teaching methods to make the course content lively and vivid. For example, by setting up games, students can acquire knowledge independently in the process of customs clearance.
In order to encourage students to go out of the classroom and learn actively, Singapore has set up an arts and sports cultivation program to give students the opportunity to stimulate new interests, learn new skills, and cultivate good character.
Campus life in a Singapore primary school
The campus life of primary schools in Singapore can be divided into the following five aspects: language, curriculum, accompanying study, branch system, and extracurricular activities.
Singapore belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations and uses English as the language of instruction. In addition to English in teaching and administration, since the Chinese in Singapore account for about 74% of the total population, there is no problem in using Mandarin for daily communication, and Chinese food is also the main diet.
This makes it possible for Chinese students to come here for the first time, without obvious cultural conflicts, and they can fully adapt to their daily life.
Singapore adopts a half-day system. At around 1:30 in the afternoon, the subject knowledge study of English, Chinese, mathematics and science will be finished. The rest of the afternoon is generally spent on extracurricular activities CCA.
Singapore has a special policy that allows mothers, grandmothers or grandmothers to accompany children to study in Singapore. Mom can accompany students to study in Sinagpore without worrying about life and study.
After one year of accompany study, mothers can apply for a full-time job, and the income can fully cover the tuition and living expenses. Mothers who do not need to live in Singapore can enter and leave Singapore at will, and it is very convenient to visit their children.
Diversion and further education system
Because children’s learning ability in schoolwork varies, Singapore has adopted targeted education: rolling classes to encourage students to adjust to appropriate positions.
Fourth grade of primary school: Select the subject combination, and the students will take the placement test in the school. Parents will fill out a form to choose which combination of subjects their child will take.
In the sixth grade of primary school: Students take courses in accordance with the subject combination determined by the school, take the primary six examinations at the end of primary six, and decide their middle school destination according to their grades.
In Singapore, CCA (Co-Curricular Activities) extracurricular auxiliary courses are similar to elective courses and linked to further studies, and basically every child must participate.
CCA’s activities are very rich, including: sports activities, uniform groups, visual and performing arts, societies and societies.
These extracurricular activities are freely chosen by students but must be present on time. The Singapore government attaches great importance to students’ extracurricular activities and has a complete evaluation system.
Through a variety of methods, Singapore primary schools tap and develop students’ potential in all aspects, so that every student’s talents are not buried. This is one of the main reasons why Singapore’s education is highly praised.