Mr Glynne Chiu (HOD NT)
Mr Periasamy (HOD ICT)
Mr Johnny Wee (SH Design)
Mr Lai Sam Hoo (ST CPA & EBS)
Mr Chua Tat Wee
Mr Zhang Guo Shan
Mdm Cindy Chiang
Ms Ng Mei Chuen
Ms Huda Ismail
· Visit to MDIS
· Hike at Southern Ridges
· Cycling at East Coast Park
· Elective Module – Cat B , Cat A
· Experience ITE Programme
· Learning journeys
During IP week, the Sec 3 pupils visit MDIS, a leading educational institution in Singapore to learn about their hospitality courses. They are engaged in hands-on activities like being a radio DJ and doing science experiments .
· To look at MDIS as a possible place to study after secondary school.
· To learn more about the hospitality industry which is in line with the subject of EBS.
At the end of the journey, students will be more aware of their post secondary options. They will also be able to relate to what they have studied in EBS to the working world.
Hike at Southern Ridges
During IP week, the Sec 3 pupils attempt a hike at the southern ridges. The whole walk takes about 90 minutes.
· To look at the natural beauty of the southern ridges, one of our natural attractions which they are learning in EBS
· To engage them physically and challenge them to persevere through the long walk
At the end of the walk, students would be more resilient. Students will also know more about the southern ridges being one of Singapore’s natural attractions. English worksheets where they need to complete helps them learn more about the Southern Ridges
Cycling at East Coast Park
During IP week, the NT department embarked on a new program where students get to ride on either single bikes or tandem bikes (those that are not able to cycle). Assessment is carried out as to whether they are competent in cycling weeks before we go out and cycle in March.
· Cycling is a healthy activity which we hope all the NT pupils will be able to do when they leave school.
· To learn a skill which is useful to them.
At the end of the sessions, students who do not know how to cycle would have learnt how to cycle. All students are also involved in team bonding activities during the break time.
At the end of the program, the students will be putting up a performance as part of class CIP at a children or elderly home.
Elective Modules introduced as part of the NT curriculum in 2004 was to better cater to the different needs, abilities and aspiration of NT students to help them progress as far as possible in their post-secondary education. Since 2013, we introduced EM for the Lower Sec as well. So all our NT students will at least 3 Cat B EM and 1 Cat A EM during their years in PYSS. Our EM is also offered to our Upper Sec NA students as well. Cat A was introduced to our Sec 3 NT for the 1st time so that our students can spend time at the campus and have lessons there. They were able to have a real experience of an ITE student.
· To teach pupils skills that they can use after they leave Ping Yi.
· To create authentic and experiential learning experience.
At the end of the modules, students should be able to learn some skills from the lesson which will hopefully help the students make informed decisions as to the courses they should take.
This is a compulsory program for the Sec 2 NT and 3NA students organized by MOE and ITE College East.
· To orientate pupils to the facilities and courses at ITE college East.
· To have a hands-on program at the College.
At the end of the program students will have an idea the courses available and the action needed to get into the courses in future. This will allow them to have a goal in life.
· To encourage NT pupils to go on an overseas learning journey to ‘see the world’.
· To learn about other cultures and how to interact with people.
At the end of the learning journey, pupils will become more mature concerning world issues. They may be motivated to work harder so as to help the less fortunate. They will be able to appreciate Singapore better.
In 2013, a group of 20 NT students went to Cambodia for service learning. They helped out at an orphanage for 2 afternoos. In 2014, 5 NT students was part of a group of 20 students that went to Shandong , China. They went to an old folks home and share about the Singapore culture.