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Every Child Matters in Bendemeer!
A wide variety of after-school programmes are organised to cater to the different needs of individual students. In a summary, the school looked at four aspects of development in our students. They are:
For cognitive development, KidsREAD programme aims to build good reading habits in our lower primary students and build up their vocabulary. Heartware Tuition for upper primary students provides a platform for the upper primary students with regards to any subject concepts they are unsure about and build on their readiness for the upcoming PSLE.
For Socio-Emotional development, NURTURE programme organised by the CDC aims to cultivate confidence in the students. They also learn the importance of effective communication and problem solving skills. For the CARE Mentoring Programme, it aims to create opportunities for students to develop essential skills to meet their goals and take on challenge in school. At the same time, it provides a safe space for them to explore their strengths, developmental goals and forge prosocial relationships with their peers and teachers.
For physical development, the school organized the Fun with Sports Programme. This programme allows students to learn self-discipline and communication skills through interactive games and sports activities.
Fun with Sports
The boys were putting in effort to get the ball.
Trying their best to score a goal.
Lastly for aesthetic development, students will participate in Artist-In-School that will provide them with opportunities to learn to explore the elements of play through image, objects, and audio visuals to represent self. At the same time, the students will also be onboard the Project Phoenix that allows students to learn English Proficiency through magic. All programmes aim to engage students meaningfully after school so that they will have a positive experience in school. Stay tuned for more updates!
Our little budding artists learning from the local artist
Children are working on their own scrapbooks, customising according to their likes and interests.
The programme leverages on authentic learning experience to ignite the students’ sense of wonder and discovery of themselves as individuals, their peers and environment. It provides opportunities for our students to have greater access to the Arts beyond the classroom context.
Through the programme, the students also develop their Socio-emotional competencies and be more confident in expressing themselves through the Arts.
The students had a fun time interacting and learning from the artist, Ms Quek Weixin who has received the Young Presidents Award, Singapore in 2018, the McNally Award for Excellence in Art, the Esplanade Performing Arts Residency in 2022 and she has also other awards.
Bendemeer Primary School collaborated with Project Phoenix, Yio Chu Kang Youth Network and The Majurity Trust and organised workshops to teach the selected Primary 5 students magic tricks. Project Phoenix is a volunteer-led organisation founded by a group of magicians in 2013. Through magic tricks, Project Phoenix aims to empower students by:
-building their self-esteem
-stimulating independent thinking
-nurturing social awareness
-enhancing English proficiency
Our students not only learnt magic tricks during the workshops, they also improve their psychomotor skills and learnt to communicate and present confidently in front of an audience.
On 18 May 2023, the students performed their magic tricks to a group of more than 15 senior citizens at Care Corner Senior Citizen Day Care CentreThey worked in groups of 2 or 3 and presented their magic tricks. It was well received and they brought joy and laughter to the senior citizens. They also learnt empathy and patience as they communicate with the senior citizens.
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Our magicians performing for the dinner crowd
On 28 May 2023, these students performed a the GALA Show at the NAPFA Theatre to a group of more than 300 audience. They spoke confidently as they present their magic tricks to the audience both at the pre-show and on stage.
Nurture Tier 1 and 2 programme
The Nurture Tier 1 and 2 programme is conducted in partnership with Central CDC. Nurture is an initiative under SkillsFuture Junior which aims to provide learning opportunities for children and expose them to future-ready skills sets. The Tier 1 and 2 programmes are for Lower Primary and Middle Primary respectively.
The Nurture Problem-Solving Module aims to develop the children’s 21st Century Competencies.
Lessons designed are interactive and activity-based.
We hope to achieve the following learning outcomes :
• Build confidence as communicators;
• Develop as effective problem solvers;
• Become motivated and self-directed learners
Heartware Tuition provides academic support for Primary 5 and 6 students.
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Our students receiving help from the volunteers from Heartware
This programme seeks to:
1. Provide high-quality academic guidance to these
2. Instill positive values (e.g. perseverance, patience) in
times of challenges.
3. Inculcate life skills (e.g. time management, exam tips,
Through this programme, we hope that the students will:
1. Enhance their interest and motivation towards their
2. Feel supported, and gain greater self-esteem and
3. Learn and adopt good life values and skills from exemplary volunteer tutors.