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Programme for Active Learning (PAL)


PROGRAMME FOR ACTIVE LEARNING (PAL)


In 2017, the school will implement Programme for Active Learning (PAL) for Primary 1 and 2 students for the second year during curriculum time. Over two years, students will participate in 6 modules conducted by our teachers as illustrated in the table below. Each module comprises seven 2-hour sessions.  


Year 2016Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
Primary 1-Sports & GamesPerforming Arts (PA) – DramaPerforming Arts (PA) – Music
Primary 2Outdoor EducationPerforming Arts (PA) - Dance Visual Arts


PAL is an initiative recommended by the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee to address the need for greater emphasis on non-academic programmes in the foundation years. It aims to facilitate all-rounded development of students and support holistic learning; and provide varied avenues for students to develop social and emotional (SE) competencies and Character Education (CE) values. PAL is an avenue to equip students with the relevant skills, knowledge and dispositions to thrive in the 21st Century.


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PAL incorporates values education and is experiential in nature where students learn in a creative way. It provides opportunities for students to create and develop their SE competencies. PAL is fun and enjoyable. Through PAL, 3Cs in students; namely, Curiosity, Cooperation and Confidence, will be nurtured.


PAL consists of modules of activities in two broad areas: Sports & Games and Outdoor Education, and Performing Arts and Visual Arts, to provide students with broad exposure and experiences through fun and varied activities.


Mdm Sim Ee Mei

PAL Coordinator