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Origami with Lions Befrienders

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:24am

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In conjunction with Chinese New Year, twenty senior citizens from the Lions Befrienders visited our school on 6 February 2013. After enjoying the concert put up by our pupils, the senior citizens were involved in an Origami session where they learnt to fold papers to form snake scales. These scales were then assembled together to form a snake, welcoming the Year of the Snake.

On-the-Spot Art Competition at Yishun Junior College

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:24am

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On 2 March 2013, some of our pupils participated in an ‘On-the-Spot Art Competition’ jointly organised by Yishun Junior College and Nee Soon East Community Centre. Entitled “Sharing with my friends” (Lower Primary) and “Sharing with my community” (Upper Primary), our students explored and displayed their creativity which helped to stretch their minds.  Results: 1st Prize – Lower Primary Category 3 Consolation Prizes - Upper Primary Category

FACT - Poster Design Competition

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:23am

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On 2 February 2013, three of our pupils participated in FACT (Fundamentals Against Crime Tactics), a poster design competition organised by Ang Mo Kio Police Division which targeted at the youth participants of primary schools. Based on their understanding of crime prevention, our pupils worked in a group to design their own unique and creative poster. Results: Champion Award

Art on the Rubbish Bin……

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:25am

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Creativity can be displayed anywhere…. Even on rubbish bins. On 3 March 2013, a group of pupils spent their Sunday morning painting rubbish bins at Yishun Park. Images of flowers, leaves, insects and birds were painted on these bins. Our pupils were pleasantly surprised by the positive and encouraging response given to them by visitors to the park. The experience not only gave our pupils the opportunity to display their talents, but also provided them an avenue to share the joy and value of art with the community. Art is FUN and EXCITING both in and out of classroom!

Fun with Koinobori

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:25am

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As part of Huamin Primary School’s collaborative effort, we worked together with Liang Court shopping mall to create ‘koinobori’ (Japanese flying carps) to be exhibited in Liang Court shopping mall atrium during their annual iconic event (Konnichiwa Japan Fest) from 19 April – 12 May. The objectives of this collaboration are to celebrate the culture of being eco-conscious and eco-friendly and to educate the public on the Japanese culture. Prior to the event, art teachers from the cluster schools went through a Koinobori-Making Workshop so as to better equip them with the skills in assisting their pupils to create the koinobori. During art lessons, our pupils had fun turning discarded plastic bottles into beautiful koinobori which reflected on their creative use of recycled materials. In total, Huamin Primary contributed 122 koinobori to Liang Court shopping mall. On 19 April, Liang Court shopping mall had their “Konnichiwa Japan Fest” Opening Ceremony. Huamin Primary’s pupils and staff were invited to the event. Our Vice-Principal, Mrs Corinne Kwan spoke at the event to thank the organiser for providing our pupils with a platform to showcase their talents and for giving us an opportunity to work on this meaningful project. We look forward to working on more of such projects in the future.

Pillars Painting Project at Nee Soon East Courtyard

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:27am

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On 16 March, a group of Huamin Primary School pupils travelled to the Nee Soon East Courtyard to paint the pillars of the sheltered walkway surrounding the courtyard. The project is one of our many collaborative efforts with Nee Soon East CC to bring art to the community. In addition, it also provide our pupils with a platform to showcase their talent and apply what they learnt during their art lessons in the real world. The painting session was a success as pupils received many positive comments from the public. The organiser was also delighted with how our pupils have managed to infuse Chinese, Malay, Peranakan, Indian and Western culture into the design of the pillars reflecting Singapore’s multi-cultural society.

Macau Visited Huamin

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:27am

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On 28 March, a group of 30 educators from Macau visited Huamin Primary as part of their Pedagogy Learning Trip. During the visit, the educators were given a pedagogy briefing from both the English HOD and Mother Tongue (CL) Coordinator. The educators attended a mini workshop on print-making – conducted by our Print-making instructor, and viewed the exhibits in Chrysalis. This visit has strengthened ties between the Macau educators and Huamin teachers. They have all benefited from this session as teachers learn about each other’s school programmes. The hands-on session also gave the Macau educators an opportunity to experience art lesson together with the pupils.

HeartlanD Beat Art Competition 2013

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:28am

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On March 2013, five pupils participated in the HeartlanD Beat Art Competition 2013. Based on the theme “Friends Next Door”, our pupils painted a scene of how an active and cohesive HDB community should look like. Through their art, they shared memorable experiences where acts of kindness and consideration were shown by their neighbours. Through this competition, our pupils not only picked up art techniques and skills, they also learnt the importance of being a good neighbour. Result: Merit Award

MOE Excel Festival

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:29am

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From the 4 April to 6 April, Huamin Primary School pupils and staff were involved in the MOE Excel Fest 2013. The exhibition presented how the school optimizes on its Visual Arts and Outdoor Education programmes to develop and expand pupils intellectual capabilities via nurturing creativity, teaching of character building via values education, inculcating national education via multi-cultural exposure and providing pupils with a different learning experience - giving our pupils a more rounded and holistic education. The exhibition not only provided our pupils with a platform to showcase our programme, it also gave our pupils an opportunity to be confident speakers as they presented the school’s programme and achievements to the public. The exhibition was a success as we received many encouraging and positive feedbacks from visitors who were impressed with the school’s programme and our pupils’ public speaking skills and confidence. To find out more about the exhibition, you may view this link: (http://zinoviegrace.wix.com/moe-excel-fest)

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YED Art Competition

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:29am

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On 8 April 2013, four of our pupils participated in the “Youth for the Environment Day (YED) On-the-Spot Art Competition” organised by Nan Hua High School for North Zone schools. Entitled “My Clean Singapore”, our pupils drew pictures showing what their family, friends and they can do for a clean Singapore. Results: 2nd Prize Consolation Prize

PassionArts Village at Nee Soon East Courtyard

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:30am

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On Sunday 14 April, our pupils were involved in the PassionArts Village at Nee Soon East Courtyard. The meaningful event not only provided our pupils with an opportunity to showcase their talents to the residents of Nee Soon East, it also allowed the public to learn more about ceramics through the exhibition of artworks and ceramics demonstration. The event was a success and Huamin Primary School received many positive feedbacks. On the whole, our pupils enjoyed being part of the event and hope to participate again next year.

Art Workshop At Naval Base Secondary School

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:31am

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On 17 April 2013, eight P6 pupils attended an Art Enrichment Workshop organised by Naval Base Secondary School. During the workshop, they were taught to paint in the style of Impressionism and were introduced to a famous Impressionist artist, Claude Monet. The organisers also brought our pupils on a tour of the school campus and its art gallery. Our pupils enjoyed themselves immensely.

Singapore Biennale

Last update: 27 Nov 2013, 09:31am

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Singapore Biennale 2013 Artists-in-Schools Projects will see four local artists and artist collectives to initiate a series of collaborative art projects across Singapore's educational institutions. In partnership with SAM, the artists – Hazel Lim, Erica Lai, Tay Bee Aye and Zinc Nite Crew (ZNC) – have proposed collaborative artistic projects, exploring topics such as environmentalism, biodiversity and community ties. This year, Huamin Primary is proud to be working with one of the artists, Slacsatu from Zinc Nite Crew (ZNC) on an art project where they recycled water bottles into floral sculptures which will eventually be exhibited at Singapore National Library in October. This project not only exposed our pupils to a new art form and art techniques, it also taught our pupils the importance of recycling and its benefits.

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