The school runs a rigorous and extensive curriculum and co-curriculum to achieve the student outcomes that we desire. The following are the key programmes we have that realise the school vision.
Thinking Silhouette is a customised thinking model that helps the school realise our vision of developing our pupils into ‘Confident Thinkers’. Each thinking silhouette is a profile of one facet of a person’s thinking. When the different thinking silhouettes are aggregated, it shows the person’s thinking capabilities or capacities. The six silhouettes include ‘The Curious Explorer’, ‘The Positive Inventor’, ‘The Sharp Evaluator’, ‘The Passionate Communicator’, ‘The Intuitive Thinker’ and ‘The Respectful Ethicist’.
Visible thinking routines from Harvard Project Zero have been adopted in the Thinking Silhouette programme. These routines are simple structures with a set of questions or a short sequence of steps that are used across levels and subjects. The routines become the ways in which students go about the process of learning. In using the routines over and over again during curriculum and co-curricular activities such as the Interdisciplinary Project Work, the routines will become part of the classroom and school culture.
eLF – exemplary Leaders@Frontier
eLF aims to harness the leadership potential and develop the leadership skills in every child by providing each with relevant opportunities and training. In the course of their six-year education at Frontier Primary, eLF seeks to equip every student with
- a positive self-concept;
- the moral courage to accept one’s limitations and motivation to build on one’s strengths;
- the independence and tenacity to initiate innovative and meaningful improvement to school and community;
- the interpersonal skills to foster positive and collaborative relationships with peers, and
- the reflexivity to become effective agents of positive change.
The core beliefs of eLF are:
- Leadership can be taught and learned.
- Leadership is a developmental process.
- Leadership is a collective activity (Adapted from Burchard, 2009, p.26).
- “Leadership is rooted in service” (Burchard, 2009, p.26).
eLF training takes on a three-pronged approach. Sharing sessions on basic leadership are conducted regularly for all students during pre-assembly period. At class level, students are given opportunities to assume leadership roles such as Class Leaders and Group Leaders. Every student in the class will have a chance to take on a leadership role as there will be a rotation of roles every Semester. Selected students who display leadership potential will be appointed as Student eLF and will be given responsibilities and duties at a school level.
|For All Students||Leadership Enrichment Modules during pre-assembly period|
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|At School Level||