School in the News
At Farrer Park, our teachers put the joy and CHARM in learning for our pupils
Ms Indranee Rajah (2nd Minister for Education) highlighted one such teacher during this year's Teachers' Investiture. Ms Faith Huang uses process drama to bring lessons alive! Watch the video to find out more!
The Straits Times - Six young teachers honoured for their dedication
Farrer Park Primary School Featured on The Straits Times
Latest edition of the "Thumbs-Up" publication under Singapore Press Holding featured our school's Chinese teachers conducting a drama lesson on "Chang-Er and the Rabbit" with our Primary 1 pupils. In a twist to the story, pupils needed to think of ways to help Chang-Er in deciding whether she should forgive the Rabbit as the latter has eaten the mooncake meant to be kept for the Mid-Autumn celebration. Through the lesson, pupils learned to apply "Graciousness", one of the school values, in their words and actions.
MOE Schoolbag - Lessons from Outdoor Education
We would like to congratulate Mr Ben Lee for being awarded the LEAP Awardr 2015 (Listening Educator for Advancement and Progress Award). The LEAP Award was launched by former President S R Nathan in 2011 and awarded by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan to recognise exceptional teachers who have made a positive impact in nurturing students from the heart. Mr Lee is one of twenty outstanding recipients selected by the panel of distinguished judges out of more than 500 nominations.
4th International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese
The conference was held on 9 – 10 September 2015 and was organised by Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL). The aim is to promote research and application of Second Language Teaching and Learning, as well as to provide experts and educators of Chinese Language a platform to exchange experiences and ideas on pedagogical approaches. This conference is also co-organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, National Institute of Education and SIM University, and supported by Singapore Chinese Teachers’ Union and Singapore Middle School Chinese Teachers’ Association.
Holly Zhang Tian Ru has won the Merit Award in The Twenty-First National Primary Schools On-the-Spot Chinese Creative Writing Competition. Her article is published in the “Bi Geng” in Aug-2015, which is published by the Singapore Foochow Association.
Key messages about the SG50 HOME e-book
The SG50 HOME e-book is a birthday gift from all students to Singapore, in return for the SG50 ‘Building My SG’ Lego set that was given to them.
It is the collective effort of students from all primary and secondary schools, junior colleges/centralised institute, special education schools as well as Singapore International School (Hong Kong). Students have put in a lot of effort for this project and have spent considerable amount of time doing research.
Through this project, students have connected with the pioneer generation and gained appreciation for their contributions and sacrifices. We hope that they have been inspired and will create a better future for themselves and for Singapore.
The ebook is available for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Readers can download it by searching “SG50 HOME”, or view the web version at www.SG50HOME.sg
Farrer Park Primary School Featured on MOE Primary School Education Booklet
iDigix 3D Tronics Challenge @ Labs 2015
During the school holidays, selected students who underwent the 3D-Tronics workshop took part in the Idigix 3D-Tronics Challenge. A nationwide robotics competition that was held on the 28 and 29 of June in City Square Mall.
Guest of Honour is Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, the Minister of Communications and Information.The aim of the competition was to create a robot that would keep Singapore a clean and green country.There was a total of 6 teams sent by the centre for two categories being 3D Printing and 3D-Tronics.Team Mr Greenery had won the 3rd place in the 3-D printing. This is possible through their teamwork they had in achieving the position in the competition.
The students that took part in the 3D Printing were:
Congratulations to Ms Ou Xin Ying!
Congratulations to Ms Ou Xin Ying on her outstanding performance in her PGDE! She has been awarded the NIE Gold Medal and the Association of Mathematics Educators Book Prize and is the Valedictorian of PGDE 2015!
28th SEA Games Assembly Programme (Drama Skit) at Farrer Park Primary School
The Heart of Teaching
Singapore Book of Records
Click here for link to Largest Singapore Map Made Of Egg Cartons
One of our pupils' animation entries from Infocomm Club submitted for NCCC 2013 has been selected by NCCS for advertising campaign. The animation has been adopted and reworked professionally to show in all Golden Village Cinemas for 9 weeks starting from 8 May 2014.