Dear Parents and Guardians,
As espoused in our school’s mission “Growing our Hearts and Minds”, our school is committed in nurturing our pupils to care, share and contribute, to encourage them to learn, think and innovate and to develop them to be innovative and motivated learners, caring contributors with strong values.
Our school’s strategic goals are also in line with the desired outcomes of education embodied by the Singapore Education System. We aim to develop every Yuhualite to be:
A Confident Person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself/herself, is discerning in judgement, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively.
A Self Directed Learner who takes responsibility for his own learning, who questions, reflects and perseveres in the pursuit of learning.
An Active Contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks, is innovative and strives for excellence; and
A Concerned Citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong civic consciousness, is informed, and takes an active role in bettering the lives of others around them.
Let me share with you the directions and key programmes in our school.
|School Mission||Growing Our Hearts and Minds|
|School Vision||Yuhualite – One who Cares, Shares and Contributes; One who Learns, Thinks and Innovates|
|School Values||R3ICH: Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care, Harmony|
|School Strategic Thrusts||1. Yuhualites Our Focus
2. Staff Our Asset
3. Partners Our Support
Growing Our Hearts:
Our school has a set of values: Resilience, Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Care and Harmony to drive the school’s culture of care and develop our pupils into caring contributors. We place emphasis on inculcating these values and building character in our pupils through our Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) Programmes. In CCE, our pupils learn to be responsible to their family and the community and understand their roles in shaping the future of our nation. Values In Action (VIA) and Co-Curriculum Activities (CCAs) are two key components in our CCE programmes.
Our VIA programmes involve all pupils in contributing their time and efforts to serve the community at large. There is deliberate planning, execution and monitoring of activities at the various levels to ensure that there is developmental progression of skills taught and quality learning experience for the pupils. CCAs offer excellent platforms for pupils to learn core values, social and emotional competencies and the emerging 21st Century Competencies.
We will also be embarking on positive education that blends academic learning with character and well-being. Through positive education, pupils will learn life skills such as grit, optimism, resilience, engagement and growth mindset.
Our distinctive Learning for Life Programme (LLP) focuses on building good character through Music and the Performing Arts. The school also has an outdoor Music Garden to support the school’s effort to build good character through Music and the Performing Arts.
Growing Our Minds:
We want to develop our pupils into motivated and innovative learners. The school has an innovation programme which aims to develop pupils in the 21st Century Competencies especially in the domains of Critical & Inventive Thinking. The programme integrates Project Work Skills, Content Knowledge (interdisciplinary) and ICT Skills to extend learning in authentic settings for our pupils to experience the joy of learning and nurture an intrinsic motivation towards learning. The programme requires pupils to think innovatively and communicate confidently while working independently or collaborating in teams.
The school also adopts Paul’s Wheel of Reasoning model to provide a focus in developing our pupils’ critical and creative thinking (CCT) skills. Key questions (using Paul’s Wheel of Reasoning) are incorporated in lesson plans for teachers to engage pupils in different levels of thinking and discussions while conducting the lessons.
The school also embarks on our InnoMake programme to nurture a new generation of digital natives and encourage pupils to explore the possibilities of digital making. All our Primary 4 and 5 pupils will go through this programme where they will be using a pocket-sized, codeable computer, called the micro:bit, to pick up coding skills. Its key objective is to empower our pupils to be digital creators and makers, so as to cultivate real-world problem-solving skills, encourage digital creativity and innovation, as well as foster collaboration and co-creation with their peers.
Our efforts to build a student-centric values-driven education require a strong partnership with our stakeholders, particularly, our parents and guardians who play a critical role in our children’s education. We would like to express our gratitude and sincere thanks to you for your strong support over the past few years. We look forward to greater partnership with all our parents and guardians and we seek your continual support as we continue working together to provide the best holistic education learning experiences for our pupils.
Mrs See Lai Kwan