Every Child, a Talented Pupil
Happy New Year2017 to one and all! How time flies. West View Primary is in its nineteenth year, having built a strong foundation in student learning and development. It is very heartening to receive compliments from the community that the school has established a reputation for being a school with good discipline and engaging programme to enthuse pupils, and our pupils are noted to demonstrate the school’s ICARE values – integrity, commitment, aspiration, responsibility and excellence.
Academic excellence while important is not the only thing that will determine a child’s successful future. Character development plays just an important part in ensuring that our students are self-directed individuals who are able to translate what they have experienced into information they can use to regulate thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. In this aspect, our pupils have not only done very well academically in the PSLE 2016 and other cognitive competitions but also excelled in other aspects of student leadership, sports and the arts. These are testimonies that the school is on the right track in developing holistic children poised for future learning.
We envision every West Viewan a Passionate Leader, a Confident Leader, at his/ her six years in the school. Pupils are passionate and enjoy learning, confident and motivated to make a difference; thereby going on to fulfil his/her potential. When pupils have joy and passion for what they learn, they will have the necessary confidence and motivation to work towards their desired goals. As such, the school seeks to provide platforms and create varied opportunities to ignite the passion and joy of learning in pupils and ultimately moulding them into caring and confident individuals to take actions, to live their passion every day and for the future. Besides the regular curriculum, we have our school’s key signature programmes:
Every West Viewan, a Passionate Learner
To extend our pupils’ learning beyond the confines of the academic subjects, our school’s signature programme, STRIVE, provides a range of specially selected modular co-curricular activities for pupils to learn and acquire skills, knowledge, competencies and values. Our primary 1 and 2 pupils go through Programme for Active Learning (PAL) while our primary 3 to 6 pupils are involved in STRIVE@WVPS.
Pupils go through at least 4 different modular activities each year. At the end of their six-year education in WVPS, all our pupils would have experienced at least 24 different types of activities in the various domains such as performing and visual arts, sports and outdoor education, speech and drama, thinking games and life skills.
Da Vinci Programme
The Da Vinci Programme is specially customised for high-achieving learners from P3 to P6 classes. Its main objectives are to develop pupils’ intellectual depth and promote higher-order thinking skills. The school sees the importance of developing programmes that cater to the individual needs and abilities of pupils. These pupils who have the potential and ability must be maximised to stretch and achieve their highest level. As such, these pupils are given an enriched curriculum that is pitched to challenge and stretch them. This enriched curriculum is built on the regular curriculum.
Every West Viewan, A Confident Leader
The Leader in Me
We believe that every child has potential and is an agent of change; every West Viewan is a Leader. So, we sensitise our pupils as caring individuals to the developments taking place around them and educate them for the future through The Leader In Me programme. Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People forms that key component of the overall student learning and development process in the school. It reminds our pupils to embrace personal responsibility to become good in their endeavour. It requires them to understand the importance of learning and gaining knowledge for personal growth, having a growth mindset and commitment to learning. They take pride in who they are and what they can achieve on their own and with others.
GROW ME Model
The mission of
our school– a vibrant school where we strive to do our best – is based upon our
commitment to educate our pupils to their fullest potential. To reach this end,
we offer a holistic and reflective GROW ME model to help pupils set goals and make
responsible choices that will result in successful outcomes. It inspires our
pupils to have a clear vision of what they want to achieve and strive hard to
reach their goals. They will uncover the desire and the courage to prioritise
and pursue their goals.
It takes a village to raise a child; hence while the school is committed to create opportunities for every pupil, we welcome and partner parents and the community to provide the best educational experiences for our pupils. Let us all work closely together as educational partners to achieve the desired outcomes of education. Our pupils will be encouraged and motivated when they sense an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation between school and home. Together, we will make West View Primary School the best school for our pupils.
Mr Eddie Foo