- Four-year Process Skills Development Programme (explicit teaching of the Science Process Skills)
- Science Trails within the school compound from P3 to P6
- Enrichment Programmes conducted within school hours to support the curriculum and to inculcate effective communication, creativity, Joy of Learning and Entrepreneurial Dare:
· P3 (Every Child a Seed & P3 Science Journal)
· P4 (ACSians caring for Plants and Animals & P4 Science Kit)
· P5 (Hydroponics & P5 Science Kit)
· P6 (Terrarium making, Flight Endurance & P6 Science Kit)
- Weekly Science Supplementary / Remedial Lessons
- Supplementary Lessons (whole class) for the P6 classes
- Remedial Lessons (for select few pupils) for the P3 to P5 classes
- Young Scientist Badge Scheme
P3 – Young Zoologist Card
P4 – Young Physicist Card
P5 – Young Geneticist Card
- Science E2K (Mainstream)
This is a programme that is conducted by teachers who were specially trained to carry out the programme either by the E2K specialists from the CHAIS institute Israel or by the local trainers from GE Branch MOE. The pupils from the P4 Group were shortlisted based on their performance in the P3 overall examinations as well as on the assessment and recommendation of their Science teachers. They were then invited to join in the programme before which the pupils and their parents would need to sign an undertaking that they would be committed to the programme and ensure perfect attendance. The P5 group would be made up of pupils from the P4 group that existed the previous year.
Each unit of study would almost always start with the pupils being made to read a short story or scenario where there would be a problem posed. They would then need to think of the problem, devise an appropriate investigation, carry out the experiment and collect data in order for them to present a solution to the problem originally posed. They are expected to work in groups to carry out the investigation that will help them to resolve the issue(s) raised in the story / scenario that was first read.
- Recycling of Waste Materials:
This programme is carried out four times in a year, once for every term. One or two weeks before the actual recycling day, the teacher in-charge of the programme with the assistance of the selected Green ambassadors of certain classes will broadcast the recycling date of the term. They would share with the school population what are the expected items that could be recycled and when these should be brought to school. These items were of three main types namely newspapers, aluminium cans and plastic bottles. The pupils were also reminded to ensure that the recyclable items such as aluminium cans and plastic bottles are thoroughly washed first before being brought to school. On the actual recycling day, PSG Volunteers will be at hand to man the recycling points on level one of the school. We also have programmes to recycle spectacle frames (Gift of Sight Programme), used pens (Save That Pen Programme); old clothing as well as E-waste.Points would then be awarded to each class for their effort made in the recycling activity. At the end of the year, the points collected from all the four recycling days would be collated and one class from each level will be identified as the winner of the recycling activity and the pupils of the winning class would be given token prizes to give recognition to the effort made in recycling. For 2017, the school was awarded the Lotus Award, the highest Singapore Green Award possible for all our green and environmental education efforts.
- Science Recess Activity
The theme for the science recess activity varies at each level as it is aligned to the science topic that is covered at a particular level (e.g. P5 – Theme: Electricity).
As part of the science recess activity, one group of pupils will be selected to represent their class to present their science ideas/products during recess. These pupils will also publicise and encourage their fellow schoolmates during the morning assembly to visit their booths during recess time.
During the recess activity, these pupils will be presenting their science ideas/products to their schoolmates and teacher-judges who will be assessing them. Through the recess activity, critical and inventive thinking as well as creative problem-solving are encouraged. It also provides an authentic platform to develop our pupils to become effective communicators.
- Other activities
- Special / Niche Programmes for High Progressing Pupils
- E2K programme, conducted every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2.15 pm to 4 pm (Term 1)