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Vision & Mission

Vision

A scientist in every child

Mission

To nurture and develop inquiring minds in Science and equip them with the necessary skills and attitudes to pursue Science knowledge.

Key Programmes

Inquiry-based Learning Curriculum

Lessons are carried out using the inquiry-based approach through hands-on learning, from concrete to abstract. Hands-on learning experiences are situated in realistic contexts so that students can make connections with their own lives and the environment in which they live. Students learn fundamental science concepts, principles, and theories as well as develop science process skills and attitudes that are essential for scientific inquiry.

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Learning Journeys

As part of the students’ learning experiences, learning journeys are organised for all P3 to P6 students.

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Integration of Science in STELLAR (P1 & P2)

Science activities are integrated with STELLAR English lessons to ignite pupils’ interest in Science, arouse their curiosity about their environment while enhancing their linguistic skills at the same time.

Assessment Modes

Various modes of assessment are used to provide useful feedback to students to help them monitor and improve their own learning e.g. Practical Test, Performance-based Test, Holistic Assessment (HA) tasks and NSW ICAS.

Recycling Day/Project

The BGPS Recycling Day is an annual event during which the school does its part for the environment collectively as a whole.  Pupils and staff start collecting newspapers and unwanted magazines two weeks before the Recycling Day.  The school also collaborates with CapitaLand in a recycling project called “Green for Hope”.  For every 1 kg of recyclables collected by the school, CapitaLand will donate $2 to the school fund which goes towards helping the underprivileged pupils in the school.

The whole school’s collaborative efforts on Recycling Day 2010 (16 July 2010) resulted in a total of 1234.2 kg of newspapers and unwanted magazines being collected which exceeded the target set (840 kg). About $2500 was then raised from these efforts.

Workshop for Parents

Parents were briefed on the Primary Science Syllabus (2014) via two separate sessions (one for P3 and P4 parents and one for P5 and P6 parents). Techniques used to answer MCQs and open-ended questions were also shared with the parents during these two sessions. In addition, parents were introduced to the type of questions that students are expected to answer in recent years and had an opportunity to try to answer these questions using the techniques shared.

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