Teacher’s Day Celebration at BRPS

Cozy. Meaningful. Magical.

These were some words used to describe the Teachers’ Day celebrations held in Blangah Rise Learning Campus (BRLC) on 4 September 2020. On this day, all students and staff celebrated Teachers’ Day using Zoom as a platform to connect in the midst of the pandemic.

Firstly, students and teachers enjoyed an online concert in their classes. The concert kicked off with our Principal, Mr Foo, sharing his message of appreciation to all educators for their hard work. Mr Foo led all the teachers in reciting the Teachers’ Pledge to reaffirm our commitment to be true to our mission to bring out the best in our students and to work with parents and the community. Following that, our Blangahnites and Parent Support Group showed their appreciation and gratitude via performances and videos. Students were excited to learn more about their teachers through a game show. To end the concert, all students were encouraged to clap for their teachers to applaud their efforts in this challenging year.

After the celebration, teachers attended a workshop conducted by Mr Bottles. Laughter was heard throughout the various breakout rooms as Mr Bottles led the teachers to learn magic acts that could be applied in the classroom to engage and motivate students. It was indeed a meaningful and magical day to appreciate BRLC teachers for their hard work.

Teachers reciting the Teachers’ Pledge
Teachers reciting the Teachers’ Pledge
P6 students singing “A million dreams” (Pre-recorded video)
P6 students singing “A million dreams” (Pre-recorded video)
P2 story-telling (Pre-recorded video)
P2 story-telling (Pre-recorded video)
PSG video screenshot
PSG video screenshot
Teachers attending the magic workshop
Teachers attending the magic workshop
Tree in front of General Office displaying students’ message to teachers
Tree in front of General Office displaying students’ message to teachers
Our kindergarten students watching Teachers’ Day concert
Our kindergarten students watching Teachers’ Day concert

CCA Resumption

After more than 6 months away from CCA, our students get to do what they enjoy best on Monday morning again. This week, we resume CCA with enhanced Safety Management Measures (SMM) in place, starting with our P3 and P4 students. Our P5 and P6 students will restart their CCA in mid-October.

This phased transition back to CCA allows us to mitigate risks by limiting intermingling of students across levels. Aligned with enhanced SMM, the basketball members worked in groups of 5 to practiced attack/defence drills in 3v2 or 2v2. The dance members revisited dance movements within fixed individual space.

Michael, a Primary 4 student in STEM Club, shares, “I was very disappointed when we could not have CCA. At least we had the chance to create National Day messages using the micro:bit when CCA was suspended. Today, we finally get to build robots using Lego again, and do the coding on an iPad.”

His good friend, Chiaki, says, “I missed learning from Coach, and I’m happy that I saw him again today. We managed to play a small basketball match in our group of 5. But even before today, I have been playing on my own at the basketball court near my house and practising dribbling and defense drills.”

Primary 3 Alara, who is a member of Dance Club, is similarly excited about CCA starting again. “It feels very nice to be back! I missed my friends from other classes. Even though I have been going for Hawaiian Dance lessons outside, I miss learning Chinese Dance in school. Yesterday, I heard my bones cracking when I was revising the dance moves!”

As we resume CCA with enhanced SMM in place, we purpose to support our students in a total curriculum where they continue to experience holistic learning in spite of Covid-19.

 

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Seeds of Encouragement Artworks selected by SingHealth

We are proud of our 3 budding artists – Catherine (P2), Isha (P2) and Naqiu (P6) – whose Seeds of Encouragement artworks were selected by SingHealth Polyclinics and made into postcards to appreciate their Office of Patient Experience healthcare officers. The group consists of about 150 officers across SingHealth institutions. On 15 September, SingHealth representatives showed their appreciation by giving our 3 artists a Care Pack each. Thank you, Catherine, Isha and Naqiu for bringing encouragement to others through your artworks!

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Happy Teachers’ Day!

Our Parent Support Group wishes our educators Happy Teachers’ Day!

The recyclable artworks were designed by our parents and the text handwritten by our former student, Choo Yi Xuan.

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Thank you, parents, for the very special gift!

Caring Teacher Awards

The Caring Teacher Awards is a biennial event that pays tribute to teachers who go beyond the call of duty for the holistic development of their students and ensure their charges grow up to be confident and independent learners for our nation. Started in 1996, the Caring Teacher Awards is organised by the National Institute of Education, Singapore with support from ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and the Ministry of Education. This year, 5 of our teachers – Ms Usha Rani, Mdm Kimberly Koh, Ms Ivy Teo, Mr Muhammad Salim and Ms Magdalene Ho – have been conferred the Award. Congratulations!

Caring Teachers 2020

LEAP Award – Mr Patrick Goh

The LEAP Award was launched by our late President SR Nathan in 2011 and awarded by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan every year to recognise exceptional teachers who have made a positive impact in nurturing students from the heart. These teachers believe that their students have the potential to excel beyond their capabilities. The Award also aims to motivate all teachers in Singapore to strive to be nurturing and effective educators. Congratulations to Mr Goh, our Year Head for Middle Primary, for having been conferred the LEAP Award 2020!

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Associate of Academy of Singapore Teachers Award – Mr James Han

The Academy Awards for Professional Development recognise and affirm the efforts of officers in the education service for their contributions to the professional development of officers in MOE. Mr James Han, our School Staff Developer, has been awarded the Associate of Academy of Singapore Teachers award for his contributions towards the professional development of other officers in the education service beyond his own school. Congratulations!

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