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Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
It is with much excitement that I welcome you to 2018 with Huamin Primary School. We are celebrating yet another milestone as we start the year at our holding site at 530, Yishun Ring Road, the former North View Secondary School. 2017 also saw several firsts for the school, including the announcement that Huamin will be hosting an MOE Kindergarten from 2020.
A new year always ushers in the sense of renewal – a renewal of purpose and collective commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, research and service to our community. With this comes the firm resolution to achieve desired outcomes. I am enthused by the many exciting initiatives for our school that are in the pipeline, all of which are intended to meet the education needs of our students and community stakeholders and support the further development and advancement of Singapore.
Our Philosophy - Bringing Out the Best in Every Child
Our school philosophy of ‘Bringing Out the Best in Every Child’ guides the school efforts in fulfilling our mission of ‘Nurturing Hearts, Enriching Minds and Inspiring Growth’ and recognises that ‘Every Student an Engaged Learner, Every Teacher a Caring Educator, Every Parent a Supportive Partner and Engaging Community as Partners.’ My mission as a Principal is to continue bringing out the best in every child and enable him to realise his strengths and passions, readying him for the future. In Huamin, we aim to do this through our strong emphasis on holistic education and enhancing our students’ access to opportunities within and beyond school. At the same time, we seek to grow and strengthen our partnerships with parents, alumni and the community.
Our Mission - Nurturing Hearts, Enriching Minds, Inspiring Growth
In Huamin, in addition to the core curriculum, we are actively pursuing opportunities to develop our Learning for Life Program (LLP) in the areas of Visual Arts and Education in Sustainable Development (ESD) focusing on Cultural Literacy and Student Leadership. Our partnerships with external stakeholders such as the National Heritage Board and Asian Civilisations Museum for Visual Arts, and North West CDC and Kasintorn Academy (Bangkok) for ESD have provided exciting platforms for our students’ development and achievement of the 21CC. We will continue to harness the collaboration and explore new ones with industries or other institutions that share the same goals and purpose.
Our students are empowered in their learning through the integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) in key aspects of the curriculum. Skill-specific ICT tools, learning management systems and learning portals, ICT in Project Work and Baseline ICT Standards are leveraged to integrate ICT into various instructional and non-instructional programmes. In addition, the school piloted several key ICT initiatives such as the Student Learning Space in English Language and Mathematics.
CCE is integrated in the curriculum to achieve the learning outcomes, as well as build character through a deliberate effort to imbue values in all our students. The CCE Framework provides a guide and overview of co-curricular programmes likes Character Development, National Education, Community Involvement (VIA), Holistic Health, Student Leadership, Creative Arts, Performing Arts and CCA.
We look forward to more opportunities to nurture hearts, enrich minds and inspire growth in all Huaminites, together!
I would also like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome the following staff to our Huamin family:
• Ms Pek Shi Yun - Chinese Language
• Ms Melissa Yeo - Mathematics & Science
• Ms Ong Pei Ling - PE & Mathematics
• Ms Carolyn Cheong Yee Li – English Language & Science
• Ms Ng Wei Sheng – English Language and Mathematics
Executive and Administrative Staff (EAS) / Allied Educators (AED)
• Ms Fareehana Bte Jailani – Corporate Support Officer
• Mrs Grace Rita Elango – Corporate Support Officer
• Mr Noor Umaizy bin Mohamed Amin - ICT Manager
• Mdm Sabirah Vijayan - AED Learning and Behavioral Support (LBS)
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the following staff for their contributions and dedication to the school:
• Mdm Shirley Toh - Senior Teacher, Chinese Language
• Mdm Aslinda Bte Abdullah – PE Teacher
• Ms Junice Ong – Head of Department, English Language
• Ms Nazrah Bte Latiff – Assistant Year Head (Upper Pri)
We wish them all the best in their future endeavours!
We can look forward to experiencing a rich and challenging curriculum that espouses to bring out the best in every student. Our goal is to ensure that all students become Caring Thinkers, Adventurous Learners, and Passionate Contributors. Let’s continue to work together to prepare our students for the demands of the real-world so they may become productive citizens, become our future leaders, and contribute positively to the community.
Mdm Noorismawaty Ismail
Huamin Primary School