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Principal's Message

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Greetings to all!

A warm welcome to Seng Kang Primary and we wish one and all a great start to the new year!

In Seng Kang Primary, we believe that Everyone Is Special, Everyone Can Learn and Everyone Can Serve. We are happy and excited to receive every child. Each of them is a gift who brings along his unique strengths and talents. We seek to know every child well and work with him to discover and nurture his passion and interests. We are committed to bring out the best in every student through laying a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, inculcating social and emotional competencies as well as instilling sound values so that they learn to serve others and contribute to the larger community.

As the first school in the Seng Kang neighbourhood, the school has a proud history of 22 years with its firm foundation and outstanding achievements built upon by our past Principals. The school has established itself in the education community known for its niche programmes in developing confident communicators through its whole school approach to effective communication and positive learners through its daily physical education and holistic character and citizenship programmes.

In the midst of changing global and economical contexts with anticipation of disruptions due to technology and social cohesion, we understand our learners need not only knowledge but also the necessary skills, values and attitudes to be lifelong learners who can thrive in work place of the future.  To be more responsive in preparing our students for the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) future, the school did a re-envisioning exercise to embark on the next lap of our journey to forge new frontiers.

This new academic year brings new beginnings for Seng Kang Primary. Guiding the school forward from 2019 will be its new Vision, Mission and Values (VMV).

In our new Vision, we envision `Every Seng Kang Primary student to be an INVENTIVE THINKER, a CONFIDENT LEADER and a GRACIOUS CITIZEN’.  We aim to develop our learners to be intellectually curious, innovative and critical thinkers who are adaptable and resilient in their efforts to excel. They will be leaders with a strong sense of self-direction and high social intelligence to lead and care. We will guide them to be rooted and gracious citizens, with the heart to serve Singapore and the world. Our new Mission statement, `Nurturing self-directed learners with inquiring minds, anchored on moral values to Lead, Care and Serve’ articulates what we are committed to do to realise our Vision.

To drive our new Vision and Mission, a new school value of `Graciousness’ will replace the value of `Respect’ in guiding our students to move beyond the value of respect, to develop the sense of empathy and show consideration for others and more importantly, take action to help and serve others in need. Together with `Graciousness’, our school values of `Integrity’, `Confidence’ and `Resilience’ will continue to guide and serve our students and staff.      

The school’s new directions will centre on enabling our students to `Learn for life’ as we equip them with discipline knowledge through deep learning and inquiry-based pedagogies enhanced by technology; relevant life skills through solving authentic, real world problems; sound value system and positive attitude through our character lessons.  Guiding the school along this journey will be our 3 new strategic thrusts: Nurturing the Whole Child, Developing the Purposeful Staff and Fostering Strategic Partnerships.

Our staff will continue to develop themselves professionally and work in their professional learning teams to strengthen their pedagogy and continuously innovate and contextualise their practices, in order to meet the learning needs of the students. They will be supported by knowledge bases to enhance the theory-practice nexus in their teaching and learning.

We will leverage the expertise and resources of external stakeholders to broaden the horizons and extend the learning of students and staff. We look forward to the strong support and close collaboration with our School Advisory Committee members, parents and partners as we translate our new VMV through the design of purposeful programmes and joyful learning experiences for our students.

Walking together with you, we look forward to a successful and rewarding 2019!

Yours in Education,
Mrs Teo

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”                                                                                                                                                                                                           -  Zig Ziglar  -