- Mdm Nur Aishah
- Ms Dawn Sim
- Miss Gan Ching Ching
- Mdm Farah Shauna
- Mrs Cindy Teo
- Mrs Wong
- Mdm Farah Shauna
- Miss Gan Ching Ching
Main Pedagogy/Teaching Strategies
Music Aesthetics Week 2018 @ Poi Ching School
The Aesthetics Department had organised a series of music performances during the three recesses at the Library Stage (Level 3) on 7th (Wednesday) and 8th March 2018 (Thursday) during the last week of Term 1. This event is a vital platform not just to showcase our pupils’ musical talents and skills, but the invaluable experience and exposure gained from playing and performing in front of audiences. Leveraging on the Student Leadership training that we had conducted for our music monitors at the start of the year, we are moving into the direction of nurturing the leadership attributes of our music monitors, where they will learn to take up roles and responsibilities assigned to them. For our first showcase at the Library Stage, our selected music monitors are exposed to the roles and responsibilities of ushering pupils into the performance venue, fetching the performers, displaying concert etiquette placards at the audiences and emcee-ing during the events. Our four girls, Velencia (3E), Kaylee (4D), Estrella and Bianca (6C) are given the opportunity to hone their public speaking skills in front of the audiences at the Library Stage.
We had also invited our Year Heads, Mrs Jeanette Tan, Ms Joanna Tan and Mdm Saadah to present the certificates and tokens of appreciation to our performers on stage. At the end of our event, our respective Year Heads were all presented with the commemorative Aesthetics Week event poster as a token of appreciation for their support in this meaningful event. One of our emcees, Estrella (6C) shared about her positive experiences of public speaking during the Music Aesthetics Week event in a short video. Many of our performers’ peers have come to support them at the Library Stage during the two-day event. In conclusion, our performers have benefitted from the exposure of performing in front of audiences and they have really enjoyed this wonderful and fulfilling experience altogether.
A group photo of our P5P6 performers with our P5P6 Year Head Mdm Saadah
A group photo of our P3P4 performers with our P3P4 Year Head Ms Joanna Tan
A group photo of our P1P2 performers with our P1P2 Year Head Mrs Jeanette Tan
Our two emcees, Bianca and Estrella (6C) presenting during the P5P6 recesses at the Library Stage
Our young budding emcee, Velencia (3E) honing her best public speaking skills during the event
Our emcee, Bianca (6C) briefing our audiences about concert etiquette before start of the event
Presenting the token of appreciation to our P1P2 Year Head Mrs Jeanette Tan
Presenting the token of appreciation to our P3P4 Year Head Ms Joanna Tan
Presenting the token of appreciation to our P5P6 Year Head Mdm Saadah
Our pupils listened with rapt attention during the performances
A set of individually designed event posters to commemorate our first showcase for Music
Aesthetics Week 2018. – Designed by: Miss Khoo W. W.
Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2017 Art Exhibition
Five of our Primary 2 student artists’ SYF artwork, Singapore, Our Common Space had been selected for the Artist Talk and would be exhibited during the 2017 SYF Art Exhibition held on 15th July 2017 *SCAPE, The Ground Theatre. During the Artist Talk, our student artists presented their artwork and shared their art making processes. They also facilitate an art making activity to the public audience. Artist Talk provides opportunities for student artists to learn in authentic settings and in the process to develop their 21st century competencies such as learning to communicate well and work collaboratively with their peers and teachers to present their talk with the aim of engaging their audience.
ANG JIN XUAN, SARAH (2C)
DARALYNN LEE QINXUAN (2C)
CHLOE CHEUNG RUI EN (2E)
ELIZABETH ZARA LIM SHI YI (2F)
LIM YAN RU ABRIELLE (2I)
We would like to thank the parents and staff of PCS who had been instrumental in this meaningful journey!
Music Elective Programme (MEP) Outreach Event at National Gallery Singapore 2017
On 4th March 2017, some of our P5-P6 pupils attended the Music Elective Programme (MEP) Outreach Event organised by the Arts Education Branch (Student Development Curriculum Branch, MOE) on a Saturday afternoon at National Gallery Singapore. This outreach event is a platform for MEP students from secondary schools and junior colleges to engage the primary school audience in their musical learning. Also, the primary school pupils have the opportunity to learn more about what MEP is at the secondary school level.
Our pupils had an interesting hands-on session during the rhythmic improvisation workshop at the Rooftop Studio conducted by the MEP students from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). Subsequently, they had watched a number of solo and ensemble live performances on classical music from various MEP secondary schools and junior colleges at the Padang Atrium and the Singapore Courtyard. The pupil participants were also given a brief guided tour of the art exhibition featuring Art in Singapore since the 19th century at National Gallery Singapore. In conclusion, our pupils gained insightful fulfilment from their participation in this outreach event.
|A curator from National Gallery Singapore explaining the historical significance behind the local painting of learning mother tongue languages|
|A curator from National Gallery Singapore explaining the symbolic abstracts behind the local display wall piece|
|A group picture before the local painting|
|The student emcee introducing the string ensemble group from CHIJ St. Nicholas|
|An informal group picture before the solo and ensemble performances|
|A solo violin performance from Tanjong Katong Girls’ School|
|The hands-on session of the rhythmic improvisation workshop conducted by the MEP students from ACS(I)|
|One of the MEP students from ACS(I) demonstrates the finer nuances of rhythmic improvisation|
|Group work and discussion during the rhythmic improvisation workshop|
|Sharing of ideas and feedback during the rhythmic improvisation workshop|
Performing Arts and Sports CCA Appreciation Night 2016
On Friday, 29 July 2016, we organized Poi Ching School’s Performing Arts and Sports Appreciation Night to celebrate the success of our preforming arts and sports CCAs. In addition, through this appreciation night, we would like to show our heartfelt gratitude to our parents and instructors for their unwavering support.
Mural Painting @ Parkview RC 2016
On Friday, 24 Jun 2016, teachers of Poi Ching School, in collaboration with Tampines Central Constituency People’s Association organized a Mural Painting Project for Parkview RC Senior Citizens Corner. This initiative is part of our staff VIA (Values-In-Action) and staff bonding activity. The designs of the murals are based on the theme ‘Kampung Spirit’.
Our students were also involved in the project. As part of our Apprenticeship Programme for Visual Arts, we also got our talented students to be involved in this project as part of service learning, integrating meaningful community service with reflection to enrich their learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
P2 Dance Performance during Assembly 2016
On Tuesday, 2 August 2016, we had an Assembly Programme titled “Dance of The World”. Pupils learnt about the dance styles from all over the world such as Jive – USA, Paso Doble – Spain, Cha Cha Cha – Cuba. Pupils engaged in a total appreciation of various cultures of the world through these dances, their histories, and a participative taster mass dance segment to complete their arts experience.
Art Assembly Programme by Art Outreach 2016
During the Art assembly programme, Art Outreach presenters took the Lower Primary pupils on a journey to explore Singapore’s history through artworks by Liu Kang and Ho Kok Hoe. Pupils were actively involved in the stories behind people, places and events that inspired the artworks through dramatization, games and discussions facilitated by the presenters. Through exploring artworks by the local artists, pupils developed an understanding of Singapore’s history and also an appreciation for our cultural diversity.
Primary 4 Aesthetics Learning Journey 2016
As part of the broad-based art experience under the Aesthetics Department, the school organized a learning journey for the Primary 4 pupils to attend a Chinese Musical Drama < The Legend of Monkey King > on the 28th July 2016. This production draws inspiration from the famous classical Chinese novel <Journey to the West> and aims to raise the interest of our pupils in learning Chinese language and culture. We hope that this authentic theatre experience will help to nurture a lifelong love and appreciation of the Arts.
Aesthetics Week (Term 3) 2016
For Aesthetic Week this term, the P1 to P4 dropped by the art gallery during their recesses for some Lego fun. As they enter the gallery, they picked up some Lego blocks and built something for the Poi Ching School Lego Garden. Pupils are free to add a flower, an insect, a little creature or anything they can imagine and create, to help make the garden come alive.
Lego Fun in the Art Gallery
Performance at the Library
Aesthetics Week (Term 2) 2016
In Term 2 Week 10, we had our Aesthetic week. It was a platform for pupils who wants to perform. Many children signed up to put up a musical performance during their recesses. The audience consists of children that share the same recess. Friend of the performers came to show support.
East Zone Zapin/Joget Rhythm Ensemble Programme For Primary School Students 2016
The East Zone COE (Creative Arts) organized the EZ Zapin/Joget Rhythm Ensemble programme for Primary school students to develop our students’ interest and appreciation of music. This programme is conducted as part of the Special Music Programme for EZ ‘O’ Level Music Students for secondary school students. 5 of our pupils took part in this event.
East Zone Music Warriors for Primary Schools 2016
The East Zone COE (Creative Arts) organized the EZ Music Warriors 2016 to excite and develop our students’ interest and appreciation towards music on 30 June 2016 at Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School. The competition is open to all Primary 4 and 5 students in the East Zone. Our pupils took part in competitive station games. 6 of our pupils took part in this event.
Chime and Bam Event @ Paya Lebar Methodist Girls Primary School 2016
The East Zone Centre of Excellence (Creative Arts) organized an afternoon of experiential learning, ‘Chime and Bam’ Event, on Friday, 15 July 2016 at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls Primary School. 20 pupils were selected to learn to make music together in either the Handbells or the Angklung in the “Chime – Ringing-in-Harmony” and “Bam – Shaking-in-Rhythm” Workshops respectively. In addition, they also learnt ensemble skills as well as how to create an introduction or ending for the piece of music.
Aesthetics Week (Term 1) 2016
Performance at the Library
Poi Ching School pupils took part in the Tampines Kindness Movement Art Competition 2016. It was a meaningful competition where pupils got to share their perspectives on what kindness meant to them. We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Andric Lim of 4 Filial Piety and Kaelyn Sum of 3 Courage for winning 1st and 3rd respectively in the Primary School Category. Andric and Kaelyn received their prizes from Tampines MP, Mr Baey Yam Keng at One Community Fiesta on 4th August 2016.
|Andric Lim of 4 Filial Piety
1st in Primary School Category
|Kaelyn Sum of 3 Courage
3rd in Primary School Category
|Mdm Aishah receiving the Certificate of Participation
(on behalf of Poi Ching School)