In alignment with the Ministry of Education's ICT Masterplan 4, the school adopts a whole-school approach in equipping every pupil with the required ICT skills in an ICT-enriched environment. Every pupil would undergo The Baseline ICT Standards Programme during their 6-year education in the school. The Baseline ICT Standards is a set of ICT skill competencies set out in four progressive Key Stages. These represent the basic level of knowledge, skills and values that pupils need in order to fully benefit from a curriculum enriched with ICT, and eventually thrive in a technology-driven society. Included in the standards are two critical cyber wellness areas of skills and values, namely, ethical and legal use, and safe and responsible use.
Cyber Wellness Talks are conducted during the assembly and Life-skills Lessons are integrated into the curriculum to further guide our pupils in protecting themselves in the Cyber World. Our school’s Cyber Wellness Ambassadors also planned and conducted Cyber Wellness Programme on School Learning Day .
The school partners IDA and is an Associate Infocomm Club under the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (“IDA”) Enhanced Infocomm Clubs Programme II (“EICP2”). As an Associate Infocomm Club, the pupils participate in some Infocomm Clubs flagship programmes. This would provide a platform to excite pupils about infocomm in a fun and meaningful way by helping them to learn new infocomm skills and to cultivate leadership and entrepreneurship capabilities at an early age.
In 2014, the ICT Department collaborated with the Character and Citizenship Education Department to involve our ICT Club members in teaching Senior Citizens on how to use Microsoft Word and Emailing under the Inter-generational Learning Programme.
In addition, the teachers use a variety of Web2.0 tools in ICT-enriched lesson to provide opportunities for pupils to develop competencies for self-directed (SDL) and collaborative learning (CoL).
P1 to P6 ICT Baseline Skills Programme
• P1 Basic Computer Awareness, Touch-typing and Microsoft Word
• P2 Touch-typing, Microsoft Word and Internet Skills
• P3 Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Emailing and Internet Skills
• P4 Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Emailing and Internet Skills
• P5 Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Emailing and Internet Skills
• P6 Microsoft Office Skills (Revision)
P4 and P5 Code For Fun Enrichment Programme
The Code For Fun Programme is a joint initiative by IDA and MOE to increase students' exposure to coding and computational thinking. It is a 19 hours training course in coding and computational thinking concepts for primary school students that is not only fun, interactive and easy to follow but also allows students to link what they have learnt back to their curriculum and provide opportunities to apply coding and computational thinking concepts to solve real life problems.
Digital Maker Programme
The Digital Maker Programme is a joint initiative by IMDA and its partner Microsoft to nurture a new generation of digital natives with a passion to create with technology. This programme is introduced to Primary 6 pupils and it aims to let equip pupils with basic skills of digital making using Micro:bit. The pupils were taught introductory programming and on the capabilities of the Micro:bit, a pocket-sized codable device. The pupils are given the opportunities to explore how they may want to use it to solve real-world problem using technology.