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Our Speech Day theme this year, “Celebrating Diversity, Honouring Strengths”, serves as a timely celebration of many significant milestones in the rapid development of Edgefield Secondary School. Over the past 8 years, we have put in place various quality programmes that provide unique and meaningful learning experiences for our students. These range from bringing art into the community through our biennial Arts Festival, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship through our biennial ARTasFEST, to supporting the less privileged via the CNY Hamper-gifting and Broom It! Day initiative. These have been made possible because of the trust, confidence and concerted support we have received from our stakeholders.
We believe that every child is equal and has the potential to shine. Our distinctive programmes have nurtured the potential and harnessed the strengths of our students. We seek to continually enrich our curriculum and our students’ learning experiences to help them develop crucial skills in fields relevant to the future. At the same time, we strive to inculcate core values that will allow our students to overcome potential challenges and seize the right opportunities to make positive contributions to their community and the world.
This year is an exciting one at Edgefield. Our reorganised form class system, a school-based initiative which is aligned to our school’s vision of nurturing our students to be ‘Collaborative Innovators, Compassionate Leaders’, has received much recognition and support from our stakeholders. We are also gearing up for the implementation of Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB) in 2020, as one of the 28 pilot secondary schools. Full SBB will allow the social environment in school to be reshaped and benefit students’ social and emotional growth.
The school’s journey on the one-to-one ipad has also evolved over time. This year, all our Year 1 students are equipped with an ipad to allow for more self-directed and collaborative learning. Learners are more engaged and learning is deepened through personalisation of learning and strategies that cater to active learning through individualised feedback and differentiated teaching and learning.
Apart from growing our students’ minds, we also emphasise the cultivation of their hearts.
Our Year 2 students embarked on a community outreach programme, ‘Broom It! Day’, as part of their level-wide Values-in-Action Programme. Through this programme, students were engaged in inter-generational bonding and the spirit of volunteerism as they took the lead in exhibiting care and compassion for the elderly. Our students also broke the Singapore Book of Records (SBOR) with the largest collage formed using photo frames they painted together with the elderly.
As Socrates says “Wisdom begins with Wonder”. At Edgefield, we are committed to providing our students with a vibrant school life and stimulating educational experiences that will spark their curiosity and ignite a passion for life-long learning. Through these enriching experiences and multiple platforms to stretch our students’ ability, we believe they will embrace challenges confidently and find their unique place in society.
Mr Lee Peck Ping
Edgefield Secondary School