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According to MOE, co-curricular activities (CCA) “are an integral part of our students’ holistic education”. When children participate in CCA, they are given new, fun experiences that they may not ordinarily have otherwise. MOE wants to allow students to “discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a...

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The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) is a milestone that worries many parents and students in Singapore. It is our children’s first major examination and is the conclusion of a six-year primary school education – and therefore must be treated as the end of a three-year journey of upper primary school, rather than just a...

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“Creative writing” is a buzzword that is growing ever more popular among parents these days. There must be a reason why. Rather than simply drilling children to write by rote (which is a spectacularly unsuccessful way of teaching), creative writing is a gentle way of stretching children’s imaginations, tapping into their emotions, and building their...

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