Welcome back to school!
With the start of 2020, we also warmly welcome our Secondary 1 students!
Over the past 9 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 Lunar New Year 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.
Edgefield Secondary School has continued with our reorganised form class system this year and we are proud to announce that we are a Full Subject-Based Banding (Full SBB) pilot school. This initiative is aligned to our school’s vision of nurturing our students to be ‘Collaborative Innovators, Compassionate Leaders’. From what we have observed after a year of implementation in 2019, we are confident that 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. Starting 2019, 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.
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.
Wishing all a good year of learning ahead!