Xishanites' in Action
Xishan String Ensemble
Friend of Singa Programme
First Day of Term 2 in Xishan
Our principal, Mrs. Quek, welcomed our students back to school on the first day of Term 2. In her assembly speech, she inspired Xishanites to find joy and purpose in their learning through 6 meaningful principles of Effective Learning. They are: Becoming more creative, Seeing things differently, Apply to new situations, Being clear in what we want, Plan for success and Never give up. The teachers will be reinforcing the 6 principles in their interactions with students.
Xishan PSG Meeting on 13 Mar 2021
Socially Responsible Behaviour through Embodied Thinking Project
Sports Education Programme : Golf
P2 ICT Lesson: Microsoft Word
Our P2 Xishanites practised their typing skill on Microsoft Word in their first ICT New Media Literacy lesson. They created their own mind maps using the Smart Art function and also applied what they learnt in their English STELLAR lesson. This is part of the school's effort to integrate ICT into our curriculum.
“Hustle. Hit. Never Quit.” is the motto of our Xishan’s Hockey CCA. The Hockey boys train intensely to develop their physical fitness and game skills. CCA plays a key role in developing our students holistically. It brings students together from diverse backgrounds and forges strong bonds with one another. Through Hockey, we hope to hone the talents of our students and help them cultivate the passion for sports.
Primary 2 Junior Tinkerers Programme
Chinese Dance Training
Project Hongbao 2021
Interactive Preventive drug education skit
Scouts Founder's Day Ceremony 2021
Math Olympiad (SASMO) Training Sessions
Lee Kuan Yew Award for Outstanding Normal Course Students
Festive family activities
Total Defence Day
‘Learning to Code’ workshop
Math Olympiad at Xishan
As part of the mathematics enrichment activities, our students participate in Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO) training sessions to increase their aptitude skills in mathematics and gain greater exposure to mathematical problem-solving skills beyond the school textbooks.
Learning to Code Workshop for Teachers
S J Perelman said, “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century”. Our teachers are keeping up by acquiring one of the 21st century skills in a ‘Learning to Code’ workshop. In this workshop, our teachers are engaged in problem-solving and computational thinking which can be applied to multiple academic and professional disciplines. This will equip them with the knowledge and skills sets to prepare our students to be future ready.
Chinese New Year at Xishan
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Xishanites wore red or Chinese ethnic attire. This year’s theme is ‘Happy Ox-spicious New Year’. Our students were engaged in a series of meaningful and joyful activities. Especially for the classroom décor, they created Ox-spicious artwork. In the celebrative mood of sharing and caring, our school paid tribute to our Unsung Heroes, the non-teaching staff who have played a vital role in ensuring that our school is a safe environment for all. We have partnered with Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in Project Hongbao 2021. Pupils can make a small donation to the Community Fund from the red packets they will be receiving, playing their part in giving back to society. We are pleased to share that our SAC member, Mrs Agnes Sim, was awarded the Service to Education Silver Award. Finally, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Ox-spicious New Year!
Safer Internet Day
Today is Safer Internet Day. The theme for this year is ‘Together for a better Internet’; the day beckons everyone to join hands and make the Internet a better and safer place especially for children. In Xishan, our pupils learnt that it is important to behave civilly in the digital world. The illustrations above are made by our students to promote the awareness of cyberbullying. “You can be the voice for positive online behaviour.”
For more information:
https://www.saferinternetday.org/ https://www.betterinternet.sg/ https://xishanpri.moe.edu.sg/…/character-n-ci…/cyberwellness
Virtual World of My SkillsFuture For Student Portal
During Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP), our P6 students navigate the Virtual World of MySkillsFuture For Student Portal. This portal has many features which allow our students to discover more about themselves, explore the different education and career options and start planning for their future. Based on their interests and strengths, our students create their own avatars to represent themselves in this virtual world of the future. This motivates them to set goals and work towards their ambitions.
P1 ICT Media Literacy
Our P1 Xishanites have started their ICT New Media Literacy lessons this week. Each student has his or her personal paper keyboard as a learning aid. They learn basic ICT skills in this lesson so that they can be confident to work independently as they explore the SLS in the following lesson.
E2K Science Enrichment Programme
As part of the Excellence 2000 (E2K) Science Enrichment Programme, our Primary 4 students designs and conducts experiments with their teacher’s guidance. When carrying out their experiments, they learn scientific process skills and apply scientific inquiry. Through collaborative learning the students become confident and independent learners.
Collaboration with National Library Board
In collaboration with National Library Board (NLB), some of our P1 and P2 students were selected to participate in the kidsREAD programme. The programme aims to inculcate the love of reading through stories. Our students listen actively to the story ‘A House for Hermit Crab’ written by Eric Carle.
Class Leader Training and Prefect Conference
In Xishan, we believe in empowering students and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to lead and serve. Recently, we conducted Class Leader Training for the Class Monitors, VIA Champions, ICT Leaders and Environment Ambassadors. A Prefect Conference was conducted to induct the newly appointed trainee prefects into the Prefectorial Board. During the leadership training sessions, the students learnt more about their roles and responsibilities as leaders. They participated in group discussions and hands-on activities. In Xishan, we create learning opportunities to develop in our young leaders a sense of purpose so that they feel empowered to lead and serve the school and community with passion.
Learning support for the child
When your child comes to you and asks you for help in his or her homework, you probably wonder how you may render support to your child’s learning. Check out this post to learn more about the type of learners that your child belongs to, so that you can render the best support you could.
Xishan’s Enchanted Sanctuary
Cyberwellness: Posting on Social Media
When posting content on the social media, guide your child on what he or she can post online. Use the ‘THINK’ framework to create content together with your child:
Is it True?
Is it Helpful?
Is it Inspiring?
Is it Necessary?
Is it Kind?
Check out this hilarious tale to help your child understand the adverse effects of inappropriate online postings.
Social Studies in Xishan
Heritage, Culture, Identity, Environment and People. These are concepts our students learn in their social studies classes.
Our P3 students are currently learning about significant places in Singapore.
They learn to identify places on a map using grid squares through the ‘Treasure Hunt’ activity. Two examples are MacRitchie Reservoir and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Joy in Learning
Learning dispositions are positive behaviours and attitudes that help lay a strong foundation for children to become lifelong learners who find joy in learning.
Physical Education in Xishan
Physical education offers enjoyable ways to learn many life skills. Some of the important skills to be learnt are the value of participation, the joy of effort, cooperation, communication, sharing and teamwork. Here, our P3 students participate in cooperative activities which provide them unique opportunities to learn these skills through positive interaction. They also learn to communicate effectively and develop an appreciation of fair play.
"Bilingual education is a cornerstone of Singapore's education system." - Mrs Chua-Lim Yen Ching, DyDGE
It is important for our students to learn the languages so that they can learn to appreciate their Asian heritage. Here in Xishan, we design learning experiences that provide opportunities to strengthen each child with values and foster a sense of cultural belonging.
P2 Cyber Wellness
Primary 2 students had a Cyber Wellness lesson today. They learnt about the importance of time management in order to avoid games addiction. Our students recognise the harms of cyberbullying. At the end of the lesson, the students designed an anti-cyberbullying poster to consolidate what they have learnt.
Music and Art
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou.
Here, our students are expressing their thoughts and feelings through Music and Art. Through these activities, the students are stimulated to think creatively and their confidence is built up.
Kitchen Science Programme
As part of the Kitchen Science Programme that teaches our students the science behind the food they eat, our students acquire life skills through authentic hands-on activities. Our students took the opportunity to express their gratitude to their teachers through the green bean soup they prepared in our CALM Café.
Our Primary 4 students started their year with a splash as they resumed their Swimsafer 2.0 yesterday! The children are thrilled to discover that each class has the entire swimming complex to themselves owing to the Safe Management Measures. They are also very grateful towards the ActiveSG staff who are always present to manage the space and disinfect the high-touch areas. In so doing, the staffs ensure the premises are safe for them. Despite the ongoing pandemic, we are committed to provide safe opportunities for our students to learn. We will emerge stronger!
Positive Learning in Xishan
Kickstarting the new year, our principal addressed the school this morning. Mrs Quek encourages the students to adopt a positive learning disposition and practise gratitude. The students are inspired and uplifted in their spirits.
Xishanites during Math Lessons
Critical and curious Xishanites applying Math concepts with confidence and poise in engaged learning activities.
P3 Science in Action
Some of our Primary 3 students had their very first interaction with their new subject, Science today! We hope to bring out their passion in learning and inquiry as they embark on their journey as budding young scientists!
Our P1 Xishanites
It was a memorable day for our P1 Xishanites as they started to participate in meaningful and engaging learning experiences. They are taking big steps towards independence!