The school recognises that it is important for our students to be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to navigate the complexities of today’s fast-changing world through educating and enriching them holistically. We aim to develop in our students an intrinsic motivation to learn and acquire the 21st Century Competencies and values to thrive in the future.
To achieve this, the school provides our students with a holistic education through a whole suite of programmes that support their cognitive development (Cognitive Development Package), the acquisition of the 21CC (Life Skills Package) and leadership development (Leadership Development Package). The aims of these programmes are aligned to the school’s vision of nurturing every JWPS student into becoming an engaged Learner, a reflective THInker and a selfless Leader.
P5, P6 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Programme
In line with the nation’s efforts to equip students with digital literacy skills, the school has embarked on our BYOD programme to enhance teaching and learning through e-pedagogy and personalising students’ learning experiences. Since 2019, it has progressively rolled out the use of personal learning devices to selected Primary 5 and 6 classes. The students involved in this programme use their own personal ‘web-enabled’ devices during their English, Mathematics and Science lessons.
The BYOD programme provides students with opportunities to learn at their own pace and to be empowered to take charge of their learning, hence promoting self-directed learning (SDL).
P3 Project INNO & P5 Young Environmental Enthusiasts (YEE)
The P3 Project INNO in the English, Math, Science and Mother Tongue curricula focus on inquiry-based learning projects. These projects are based on real-life applications of key curricular concepts and create vibrant and enriching learning experiences with problem-solving opportunities. It aims for the students to take greater ownership of their own learning and for them to become more engaged and creative in exploring new knowledge.
The P5 YEE learning platform is intended for the P5 students to deepen their learning, discover new information and become independent learners. Students are engaged in different activities during their English, Math, Science and Mother Tongue lessons to explore issues and perspectives related to environmental awareness. During their learning experiences, students get the opportunities to synthesise knowledge from various areas of learning and apply it to real-life situations.
As the students collaborate with their peers, reflect upon their learning and communicate their ideas effectively, they exercise sound reasoning, decision-making and metacognition. Students also take ownership of their own learning as they are tasked to monitor their own learning and look for new information to help them understand lessons better.
P2 to P5 ALP - Art in Communication for Personal Excellence
The school is cognizant of the growing demands and expectations of developing students who are future ready and well-anchored on sound moral values. Hence, our ALP, ‘The Art of Communication for Personal Excellence’, seeks to enhance the depth of learning for students from Primary 2 to Primary 5 in the area of communication and heighten their awareness of issues related to the school’s core values, current affairs, racial harmony, the environment as well as Singapore stories. The students undergo training in Choral Reading, Reader’s Theatre, Storytelling, and Public Speaking to develop them into confident communicators and creative individuals.
To ensure the pervasiveness and sustainability of its ALP, the school has deliberately infused it into its main curriculum. Formalised platforms, through inter-department collaboration, are put in place for students to translate their acquired communication skills into purposeful actions. Students who possess aptitude and interest are identified for Tier 2 development whereby specialised training in the area of reporting and presenting are its key focus. Selected students progress into Tier 3 where they are further trained and deployed as school ambassadors to represent the school at events like the Open House.
P1 to P6 LLP- Experiential Learning of Lifeskills for Personal Excellence
The LLP aims to build self-confidence in students through their interaction with nature, build leadership skills, create optimism through the recognition of their strengths and weaknesses, and build resilience through resolving challenges in a responsible manner.
This programme has evolved from a modular activity-based lesson to the spiral curriculum from Primary 1 to Primary 6.
The objectives are realised through lessons which heighten the students’ Awareness of the outdoor via mastery of lessons, deliberate Action via application of skills and concepts taught and the engendering of desired Attitude via purposeful reflection and value-reinforcement. The programme encompasses the main curriculum, Co-Curriculum, CCA and Sports Module. The main curriculum consists of the PAL Outdoor Education, PAL Sports Module and P3 Swimming Programme while the Co-Curriculum comprises the Upper Primary Sports Carnival, Lower Primary Games Day and outdoor education modules such as Water Adventure (P6), Adventure Camp (P5), Forest Adventure (P4) and Day Camp (P3).