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Learning beyond classrooms

You may have heard stories of all the fun and games which your child enjoyed at school camps. Beyond learning survival skills and having a great time outdoors, there are many valuable lessons which cannot be picked up through books or in the classrooms. Camp dynamics, which typically include being away from home, befriending peers ...

Supporting your child during transitions

Parents play a critical role in helping their children have a smooth transition from one phase to another in their education journey (Primary 1 / Primary 5 to 6 / Secondary School / Upper Secondary). The Ministry of Education advises parents to build a caring home environment to nurture the social and emotional skills of your child ...

Grasping concepts is the key to understanding for students

Learning happens when a student has good understanding of the concepts and principles taught, of which, they are able to apply the knowledge to solve different types of problems in different contexts. Rote memorisation alone is not enough to achieve this as it’s a short-term method of retaining information based on repetition. For example, in Primary ...

New Mother Tongue Languages Curriculum in 2015

A new curriculum will be introduced for Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) for Primary 1 students next year and progressively rolled out to Primary 6 students in 2020. What can parents and students expect from this new curriculum? A set of story characters depicted in relatable real-life situations; interactive activities such as role-play and situational dialogue ...

What do you think about parenting in the technological world?

“Mummy, mummy, can you please check with the parents on Whatsapp whether I have to submit my English homework tomorrow?” “I don’t understand what teacher wants, can you text her to ask?” With the convenience that technology offers today, these are some questions parents are inundated with when their young school-going children are ...

Cyber wellness

Many young people go online to find acceptance or popularity as their parents may be too busy at work to give them any attention or even a listening ear. In cyberspace, trends come and go, but many young people forget that fleeting moments in online interactions can have a lasting ...

Being Mums and Dads for Life

Mr Jason Wong, a Senior Director with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports held a sharing session “Being Mums and Dads for Life” on 30 March 2012. Parenting is a long-term job and you can definitely excel it with these tips from Mr Wong: Parents should not just emphasise and focus on academic ...