E-Learning and Home Based Learning Week 2019

E-Learning and Home Based Learning Week 2019

e-Learning announcement

Dear Parents,

As PSLE marking draws near and will occur from 14th October to 17th October 2019 (Monday to Thursday).
We have assigned various e-learning tasks to ensure that our students are  meaningfully engaged over this period of time.
Please find the attached e-learning tasks for your reference.

Thank you.

Click on the respective levels to view E-learning task Instructions:
Primary 1
Primary 2
Primary 3
Primary 4
Primary 5

ECHA Nomination

ECHA nominations are open!

We are pleased to inform you that the Edusave Character Award (ECHA) is now open for nominations. This award enables schools to recognise students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions. This award will affirm students who are not just exhibiting character traits and behaviour that are socially expected of them at their age but recognise those who have gone the extra mile in inspiring others, serving the community and overcoming real-life challenges. This award also supports schools’ continuing efforts in nurturing students of good values and character, who are active contributors and concerned citizens.

In Blangah Rise Primary School, we believe in nurturing confident learners and caring leaders. These are Blangahnites of good values and character, who can contribute to the community by caring for those around them. This award will further strengthen the school’s recognition of model students who consistently demonstrate exemplary character. It can also inspire all our students to strive towards being students with strength of character. The ECHA presentation will take place during the year-end Speech and Prize Giving Ceremony.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

To be eligible for the ECHA, students must fulfil the following criteria:

a) be a Singaporean studying in the school;

b) has a conduct grade of “Very Good” or “Excellent”; and

c) consistently demonstrates Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids for personal and inter-personal effectiveness and the virtues which support the habits. Students must have demonstrated qualities in going the extra mile to help others and showed commitment in making a difference to their community.

If you find any of our Blangahnites deserving of this award and wish to nominate them, please complete the nomination form and return it through your child/ward or to the General Office. The closing date for nomination is Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

 

We look forward to your nomination!

Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids provide a common language for students, teachers and parents to use, as well as a framework to encourage a growth mindset and personal empowerment for effectiveness.

Read on to find more about Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids.

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Habit 1: Be Proactive – You’re in Charge

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my actions. I make good, responsible choices without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Be Proactive means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviours. Habit 1 is the key to all of the other habits; that is why it comes first. Young children can easily learn to understand that different choices yield different results. The goal for them will be to think about those results before they decide what to do.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Responsibility (e.g. is responsible for his/her actions; takes the initiative to help others in need)
  • Integrity (e.g. does the right thing even when no one is looking; encourages others to do what is right)

 

 

Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind – Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Begin With the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turn out before you get started. Looking at a map before leaving on a trip or looking at the picture before going on to solve a jigsaw puzzle is beginning with the end in mind.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Perseverance (e.g. has a goal and keeps trying when he/she faces difficulties; role models to others to keep trying to reach their goal)
  • Purposefulness (e.g. is committed to contributing to his/her class and school; advocates positive and desirable goals)

 

 

Habit 3: Put First Things First – Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Put First Things First means to decide what is most important and to take care of that first. Learning to think of which things are the most important and taking care of them first allows one to be less stressed and settled. One can write down his or her responsibilities and plan ahead to put this habit in practice.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Self-Discipline (e.g. is disciplined and organized; gives focus to what is necessary)
  • Courage (e.g. says no to things that he/she should not do; keeps doing what is important despite difficulties)

 

 

Habit 4: Think Win-Win – Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Think Win-Win is the belief that everyone can win. It is not me or you but it is the both of us. It is a belief that there are enough good things for everyone; it is an abundant way of thinking. Think Win-Win is being happy for others when good things happen to them. A win-win mind-set will face a lot less resistance between the parties involved.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Cooperation (e.g. balances what he/she wants with consideration for what others want; builds positive relationships with them)
  • Flexibility (e.g. looks for alternatives when conflicts arise; has an abundance mentality)

 

 

Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood – Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

 

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood means it is better to listen first and talk second. By taking the time to listen to another person, you reach a higher level of communication. This habits if best by approached by introducing listening as a skill that should be practiced. Learning to listen without interrupting and learning to listen with your ears, your eyes and your heart will help one to build a foundation for Habit 5. To simply put, we have two ears and one mouth so that we can spend more time listening with the intent to understand.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Consideration (e.g. practices active listening; puts himself/herself in the shoes of others)
  • Respect (e.g. is mindful of the feelings of others; exercises care and concern)

 

 

Habit 6: Synergise – Together is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Synergise is when two or more people work together to create a better solution that either would have thought of alone. It is not your way or my way, but a better way. Talk about the 1 + 1 = 3 (or more). How is that possible> 1 person + another person = 2 ideas + many more than either of them would have thought of alone. Synergy is taking good ideas and making them better by working together.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Unity (e.g. promotes harmony in the midst of differences; encourages everyone in the group)
  • Humility (e.g. is willing to learn from others; recognises the efforts of others)

 

 

Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw – Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

Sharpen the Saw means to have balance in your life. There is a story of a man who was sawing down a tree and not making a lot of progress. When a passer-by asked him why he did not stop sawing to sharpen his saw, he remarked he was too busy sawing. Habit 7 reminds us that we are more productive when we are in balance – body, brain, heart and soul. Just like the four tire on a car, if one are is being ignored or overused, the rest will feel the results. Just like the car, it is important to take care of each of the four parts of a human body (body, brain, heart and soul) to make them all work better.

Examples of virtues that support the habit
  • Creativity (e.g. is always looking for ways to improve himself/herself; finds meaningful ways to help others)
  • Moderation (e.g. grows himself/herself in all areas; builds positive relationships)

 

 

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Working Together to Prevent Dengue

Dear Parents,

In recent weeks, there has been a surge in dengue cases in Singapore. With the warmer months ahead, we can expect the number of cases to rise further unless immediate actions are taken by everyone in the community to remove mosquito breeding habitats.

We would like to take this chance to update you on some of the efforts that the school has taken to prevent dengue, and suggest ways of engaging your child further in this.

Please find the circular from the school as the attachment in this announcement.

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TAP GRAB GO! – SATS SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMME

The SATS School Meals Programme is a future-ready food solution that caters healthy and nutritious meals to students. This programme carefully considers the end-to-end process from the planning of the menu to the collection of meals by the students. Through leveraging on technology, students enjoy a wholesome meal experience that is not just tasty, but also healthy and safe. The menu selections, which are thoughtfully developed and curated by SATS’ award-winning chefs and dietician, are produced at the lowest possible cost such that cost savings are returned to students. The meals are prepared in accordance to Health Promotion Board’s “Healthy Meals in School Programme” guidelines. You can be assured that your child will receive a good amount of nutrients to sustain them through their daily activities in school.

 

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You are encouraged to take on the following meal provision options for your child at recess and/or lunch:

a) School Recess Meal Subscription Programme – Bulking It Up! (New!)

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b) Ad Hoc Meal Ordering

You may place your meal order online via www.school-meals.sg if meals for recess/lunch are to be placed on ad hoc days. Please approach the General Office to purchase My Meal Card at a fee of $2 per card.  The card comes with a unique serial number for first time login to the ordering website, www.school-meals.sgwith the serial number as the assigned username and password.  In this online platform, parent/guardian may view, pre-order and pay for affordable meals that are offered to your child at the school.

Please click here for a Step-by-Step Guide.