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Principal's Message

Dear IJ Girls

We will be celebrating our School’s 88th Anniversary this year. As part of our School Celebrations, we will be publishing our 88th School Year Book and organising a School Carnival together with our Central Parent Council on Saturday 30 June from 9 am to 4 pm. We would like to thank all our parents for their overwhelming support.

We would like to congratulate our P6 Graduates for the 2017 PSLE Results. We are proud that 97.7 % of our P6 Graduates were eligible for Secondary School and 78.2 % of them have been placed in the Express Stream. We wish them well as they embark on their Secondary School Journey this year.

The Vision of CHIJ (Katong) Primary is: “From Girls to Women of Grace and Substance”. Therefore, the School anchors its Curriculum on its four School Values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Self-Discipline. The School’s three Strategic Thrusts are: Excellent Academic Results, Excellence in Sports & Aesthetics and Excellence in Character Building. We want our IJ Girls to be Self-Directed Learners who enjoy learning; and Active Contributors who care for others. The School provides a Holistic School Experience with strong Partnerships with our Parents, Alumni and IJ Family of Schools.

The School’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) is to develop Competent, Confident and Respectful Communicators. The School has done this by using school wide pedagogies such as Co-operative Learning (CoL), Assessment for Learning (AfL) and the Nearpod Platform. In addition to the Language Departments, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Character and Citizenship Education Departments provide platforms for our Girls to sharpen and exhibit their excellent communication skills. The ALP builds on the School’s Historical Strength in producing Confident and Eloquent Speakers.

This year, our IJ Girls will embark on a 10-Day Timetable to consolidate our curriculum time. For example, School Programmes like Swimming Lessons and Project Work will conducted within School Hours instead of after school. There will be less subject periods lost due to Public Holidays falling on the same weekdays. Our teachers will have more time to prepare for their lessons. To inculcate the Joy of Learning, the School has started a “No Homework Day” on Mondays and a one hour Recess at the end of every Term.

The School conducts interesting Departmental Programmes.  Our P1 and P2 Girls are exposed to the Arts Programme consisting of water painting and charcoal drawings; Programme for Active Learning (PAL) consists of Gym, Outdoor Education, Dance and Drama. The Shining Star Programme affirms Girls who demonstrate the School Values by Teachers giving them Stars, leading to them becoming a Model Student of the Term. There will be a Year-end Concert this year, for all our P1 and P2 Girls to showcase their various Talents to their parents.

Our P3 and P4 Girls will choose their Modular CCA to allow them to try out two CCAs per year. Our P4 Girls will participate in a Zoo Camp.  There are Mathematics Trails conducted at the Marina Barrage for P3 Girls, Changi Airport for P4 Girls and Sentosa for P5 Girls.   The Science Fun Day is a day when our Science Monitors conduct simple science experiments to explain scientific concepts to the Lower Primary Girls. The School has E2K Programme for Top science girls to deepen their interest in Science and to learn Science Process Skills through Peer Collaboration.

Our Values-in-Action Programme allows our P5 Girls to interact and conduct activities for students from the Towner Gardens School. This collaboration with Towner Gardens School is now in its 14th Year. Our P5 Girls will also participate in a P5 Adventure Camp and an overseas Learning Journey to Shanghai, China.

P6 Career Awareness Day is conducted by Former IJ Girls and it exposes our P6 Girls to various career options. The IJ Day of Recollection enables our Girls to recollect happy memories of the School over the past six years. The P6 Girls will also participate in the Change & Transition Workshop and KC Experience where Katong Convent students will share their Secondary School Life experiences with our P6 Girls. Our P6 Girls will have an Overseas Learning Journey to Malacca.

The School is grateful to our Central Parent Council (CPC) who volunteer actively in our School. Their activities comprise of P1 Parent Forum, Art Outreach Programme, P5 Nature Walk, Father-Daughter Bonding Day and Teachers’ Day Concert.  We deeply appreciate the Infant Jesus (IJ) Board of Management for their commitment and strong support for the CHIJ Schools.

Simple Dans Ma Vertu
Forte Dans Mon Devoir

Mrs Judina Cheong
CHIJ (Katong) Primary