“Any great and enduring human institution must have an underpinning of core values and a sense of timeless purpose that should never change” (Jim Collins).
Edgefield Secondary School aims to become a place and a space that is built strongly on the foundations of our core values and to cultivate a timeless purpose of learning and knowledge to our students including reading. To achieve this purpose, we have formed a close partnership with the National Library Board (NLB) to inculcate the love of reading and learning in our students.
Since September 2013 Edgefield Secondary has launched our very own reading programme READ@EDGEFIELD and reached out to NLB to hold workshops based on the READ@SCHOOL NLB programme at our school. This includes Book Buzz (assembly talks); Wicked Reads (reading workshops in class) and students have even worked with corporate partners (2359 Media) on a recent NLB nation-wide event SME50 in celebration of Singapore’s 50th year of independence as a nation.
Mr Lee Peck Ping – Principal
Mr Tan Chai Hok – Vice Principal (Advisor)
Mdm Tan Yih Tyan
Mdm Genevive Tan
Mr Brennan Kwa
Mr Calvin Chan
Mdm Nurul Huda
Mr Lye Ngap Hiang
2018 Reading Presentations@Edgefield
Visit to School Library & Sharing on READ@Edgefield
Personnel from CPPD, MOE visited EFSS on 29 August 2018 and visited the school library. VP Mr Tan also shared READ@Edgefield to the personnel from MOE.
Sharing of READ@Edgefield at Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) on 31 July 2018
Mdm Tan Yih Tyan, HOD/English shared READ @ Edgefield with teachers attending the 96 hours Professional Learning Programme at AST on 31 July 2018.
Sharing of READ@Edgefield at the IPod, National Library Board (NLB) on 30 and 31 July 2018
Vice Principal, Mr Tan shared on READ@Edgefield at the Information Sessions at NLB on 30 and 31 July 2018
Sharing at N3 EL PLLD
VP Mr Tan facilitated the session on Creative Thinking at the N3 EL PLLD Meeting. At the meeting, VP Mr Tan and Mdm Tan Yih Tyan, HOD/EL shared on how story telling was infused in the English lessons.
Sharing of READ@Edgefield on 23 July 2018
Vice Principal Mr Tan shared READ@Edgefield to LEPI (Leaders in Education Programme International) participants from National Institute of Education (NIE) on 23 July 2018. This was followed by a Question and Answer session. Please click on slides
3EC 3EV Book Sharing
Sharing of Edgefield’s Reading Programme
VP, Mr. Tan & Mdm Tan Yih Tyan, HOD/EL shared on Edgefield’s Reading Programme with EL teachers from Meridian Secondary School on 23rd November 2017.
Presentation of Paper at 4th World Reading Congress in Japan
Madam Tan Yih Tyan, HOD/EL presented a paper on Edgefield’s Reading Programme at the 4th World reading Congress in Japan (4th August to 9th August 2017).
3EC Book Sharing – Love or something like it. Please click here.
Visit by Educators from China
Educators from China visited Edgefield Secondary School on 26.7.2017. After the welcome by Mr Lee, Principal, Ms Juliawaty Tje spoke to the educators on the school programme and this was followed by the school visit. VP Mr Tan also spoke to the educators on reading at Edgefield.
Edgefield Secondary School’s Reading Programme is featured in SingTeach Issue 58. Please click here to read the full article.
Vice Principal’s Writing
The Vice Principal (Mr Tan) also supports the programme by contributing articles and his own writing.
The title of the essay, “ Experiences in Being Resolute”. Please click here.
Book sharing 5EM & 5EH
For the Love of Reading
A compilation of Best Practices in Singapore Schools. Edgefield Secondary School was featured in this book published by the National Library Board (pp 92-97)
Singlit Flash Book Review Contest for Students
Edgefield Secondary School Reading Programme Photo Leaflet
Reading Excellence Award Ceremony
The Open Book Sharing during assembly aims to create awareness of the various books students can borrow from the EFSS school library and motivate students to read widely. From the sharing, students can also gain insight into the writer’s world and learn to appreciate a wide genre of books.
Vice Principal Mr Tan sharing best practices on Read Programme at Edgefield Secondary School
Ms Charmaine Tan (NLB Librarian) Conducting a Wicked Reads workshop in class
Edgefield Secondary School’s Participation in SME50 celebrating the collaboration of 50 Schools with 50 SMES
Edgefield National Chinese Cultural Camp 2016
Edgefield Secondary School’s Mother Tongue Department co-organised the National Chinese Cultural Camp with the Singapore Literature Society (新加坡文艺协会), to promote reading of the great literary works of the four Chinese Classics.
The keynote speakers included local film director Mr Royston Tan and Media veteran personality Mr Zhuang Yong Kang.
The day camp also included a National Chinese Literary Competition 2016. Participants from more than 10 Secondary Schools competed and submitted a commentary essay on the theme , “The Journey to the West.”