Welcome to the 2019 school year. I am excited to welcome back our staff, students and parents for the new school year and a warm welcome to our 2019 P1 cohort.
As you step into the school in 2019, I invite you to take time to explore our newest learning space adjacent to the Grand Court. This is a dedicated heritage learning space that showcases the history of Yumin Primary School along with the growth of Tampines Town so as to develop a strong sense of identity and belonging among our Champions.
At Yumin Primary school we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment that brings back the joy in learning; where students are encouraged to explore their potential and achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life. Students will be challenged and engaged through authentic learning opportunities that inspire them to develop into Confident and Effective Communicators, Critical and Creative Thinkers, Caring and Gracious Citizens well prepared to thrive in the 21st century.
Our theme for 2019 is ‘Enhancing Joy of Learning with CHAMPS’.
I am pleased to share that we are embarking on Positive Education (PosEd) with CHAMPS as our framework. PosEd brings together the science of Positive Psychology with teaching practices to enable individuals, schools and communities to flourish. Multiple studies on the effects of PosEd testify that improved levels of a child’s wellbeing are associated with higher levels of academic engagement, stronger social skills, higher levels of optimism, improved behaviour, and fewer mental health related issues. With PosEd in our curriculum, our Champions will build deep character strengths, resilience, leadership skills, and values as well as overall wellbeing.
We believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students. There are numerous volunteer opportunities in which we welcome you to become involved. Working in partnership with our network of parents, alumni and other stakeholders we have been able to sustain our efforts in grooming our students in becoming future ready individuals equipped with right values and 21st century competencies.
Our journey towards excellence will continue and we look forward to delivering a student-centric, values-driven education to all our students. I look forward to partnering with you to make 2019 a joyous and successful year for our students.
Mdm C Dimps Rao