Celebration of Learning
E-Learning Day – Our P6 pupils took their learning beyond the classrooms when they had their E-Learning and Home-Based Learning Day on 17 Apr. On this day, our pupils remained at home and engaged in independent and ICT-enabled online lessons. Through the use of an Internet-connected computer and website portal, pupils participated in structured online lessons and activities. At the same time, our subject teachers were readily found online waiting to link up with their pupils. For pupils who did not have access to a computer and Internet connection, they came to the school Computer Labs to do their E-Learning there.
Sports Carnival – The entire school gathered together on 9 Mar to celebrate Sports Carnival. Here, our pupils got to enjoy physical activities such as Muay Thai, Hip Hop Fitness, Kickboxing, Touch Rugby as well as traditional games. Through this, pupils were given exposure to new sports and physical activities through a fun and enjoyable way. Moreover, these activities provided GESPians opportunities to demonstrate values such as resilience, perseverance and cooperation.
P5 Camp @ Batam – Our entire P5 cohort of pupils spent 2 days in Batam, Indonesia, between 19-20 Mar to visit an orphanage and engage in community service to benefit the lives of the children there. The objectives of this camp were to empower our GESPians to be engaged learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and successful contributors. This camp was also to provide pupils opportunities to engage in service learning to help the less fortunate, create awareness and better understanding of the culture of the people they met with and to appreciate the differences from their own culture, to develop interest and know-how in service learning as part of GESPians’ responsibility in contributing to their community and beyond Singapore.
Xihu Elementary School – In mid-Mar, a group of 28 pupils and 4 teachers travelled to Xihu Elementary School, Hangzhou, China, for a school immersion programme to experience first-hand how our Chinese counterparts lived and learned in China. Our GESPians joined their new friends in their classrooms and participated in group activities as they learned and appreciated the unique culture, customs and practices of the natives. In this immersion progamme, our GESPians also went on cultural and historical tours to appreciate the culture of the land which greatly enriched pupils learning experience in Hangzhou.
Earth Week @ GESPS – A host of activities were lined for pupils as we commemorated Earth Week in Apr – this year’s theme being: A Responsible GESPian is a CHAMPion! Through these activities, pupils developed a greater awareness of the importance of protecting and caring for the environment. Besides attending an assembly talk on “Conserve water. Save the Earth”, pupils also participated in games and activities in the school hall during recess as well as supported the Capitaland – Green for hope Project by collecting old newspapers and other recyclable items to raise funds for needy pupils.
Chinese New Year – GESPS celebrated CNY on 20 Jan as the entire P1-6 levels came together in the morning. GESPians were treated to a Lion Dance show and Chinese Dance performance as well as partook in the singing of CNY festive songs. Pupils learned about the “History of the Dragon” and enjoyed the story cum performance by Tanglin Trust Primary School who joined us that day. Our pupils also had an engaging learning journey within school as they learnt about Fried Nian Gao and learned more about CNY Customs and Traditions. In keeping with school tradition, GESPS invited our older folks from the nearby Henderson Senior Citizen’s Home to treat our seniors to a meal as well as entertain them with song and dance in the school hall.
School Leaders Investiture – On 28 Feb, the Student Leaders of GESPS made a commitment and declaration to the school to be role-models and contribute to the school community as Prefects, Library Leaders, and Sport Leaders. The parents of our Students Leaders were invited as they witnessed their children making the Student Leaders pledge. The ceremony ended with light refreshments in the school canteen.
Total Defense Day – On 15 Feb, the school commemorated TDD through a host of classroom and outdoor activities as well as participate in a school-wide Emergency Evacuation Exercise. Our GESpians were on task, disciplined and appreciated the experience – understanding the importance of being alert and doing their part for the national’s total defense.
International Friendship Day – Even though schools in Singapore celebrated International Friendship Day on 13 Apr, here at GESPS, we had planned a series of events and activities leading up to IFD to commemorate and celebrate friendship, tolerance and respect amongst the different nationalities in Singapore and at GESPS. In class, pupils were engaged in making friendship bands during FTGP. During English lessons, pupils got to read aloud and discuss articles on staying connected. During Art lessons, pupils learned about the significance and art and culture of kasot manek as well as had a hand in designing their own kasot manek. Pupils also got to visit various booths (set-up by pupils themselves) that shared about the different cultures of 6 countries in Asia – Japan, Korea, Thailand, China, Indonesia and Philippines.
P6 Career Seminar – It is never too early for GESPians to explore the various professions that await them in the future. The school community believes that such exposure at this year’s P6 Career Seminar would help seed a desire and ambition to pursue meaningful and society-centric jobs in the future which they are passionate about and committed to. This year, pupils got to listen first-hand to various industry leaders in areas as entertainment, sports, aviation/service, and the arts.