There has been much introspection and reflection on the COVID-19 year of 2020. The year of change and circumstance has undoubtedly situated opportunities to rediscover the strength of the human spirit, the resilience of the community and the renewed appreciation of kinship.
2021 heralds a continued change of mindset with patience and fortitude. The theme for the KCS staff team this year is ‘The Next Lap’. It is themed as such to be in line with next cycle of school development and strategic plan. Changes in the educational landscape continue to chart different pathways of learning. The move away from the PSLE T-score towards Achievement Levels will very soon come to pass. Student wellbeing in cyber wellness, social skills and the daily responsibilities of being a student, will also be areas of focus. We will take a leaf from applying technology to learning during the circuit breaker and continue the maximal use of the Student Learning Space (SLS) this year to prepare for our Blended Learning journey next year.
This is a year of new adventures for us! We will embark on the KCS Applied Learning Programme (ALP) of Ecolution. This distinctive programme will provide opportunities for our middle primary students to understand more about sustainability of the world today. Our LLP-VIA, CCA and programmes will continue in the options available, given the fluidity of the prevailing conditions. It would be a season for the students to remember well how to forge ahead, think out of the box, persevere and move together with one another.
I am sure when we look back at the end of 2021, it would have been a year well weathered, well fought and memories well treasured too.
The next lap!
Mdm Sarah Leong
Article on Mdm Sarah Leong, published on Principia, an Academy of Principals publication in 2015