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SOCIAL STUDIES: REVIEWING ITS RELEVANCE

SOCIAL STUDIES: REVIEWING ITS RELEVANCE

SOCIAL STUDIES REVIEWING ITS RELEVANCE   Social studies are a compulsory subject in primary and secondary schools. Social studies in Singapore focus on social issues and helps to foster racial harmony and social awareness. There has been a recent revamp of the social studies curriculum. However, is the revamp sufficient or does more need to […]

MAKE NEWSPAPER READING COMPULSORY

MAKE NEWSPAPER READING COMPULSORY

GET IN THE NEWS MAKE NEWSPAPER READING COMPULSORY   A national reading programme for all students? Before we examine the possibility and merit of this initiative, we take a look at some of the advantages of reading newspapers.   Mental health and development Research has shown that reading stimulates the brain to think and process […]

NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES:  MOE TO REVIEW COMPETITIONS FOR PRI SCHOOL

NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES: MOE TO REVIEW COMPETITIONS FOR PRI SCHOOL

NATIONAL SCHOOL GAMES MOE TO REVIEW COMPETITIONS FOR PRI SCHOOL   The National inter-primary school competition has been around for decade. Many students would have had fond memories of the competitions in primary school. Introduced in 1959, the National School Games conduct its competitions from January to August.   New rules Former Education Minister (Schools) […]

NEW PSLE SCORING SYSTEM

NEW PSLE SCORING SYSTEM

NEW PSLE SCORING SYSTEM REALITY CHECK   The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that in 2021 it will be implementing a scoring band system to replace the current ‘T’ score system for assessing PSLE results. This system will assess students based on grades rather than a number score. This is similar to the grade […]

MONEY SMART: HOW TO MAXIMISE POCKET MONEY

MONEY SMART: HOW TO MAXIMISE POCKET MONEY

MONEY SMART HOW TO MAXIMISE POCKET MONEY   Book smart and money smart are like chalk and cheese. Parents need to instil the right mindset of financial prudence in their children from a young age. Being thrifty and financially independent are good qualities for financial planning. Parents should share the following tips with their children […]

UNI EXCHANGE:  WORTH THE TRIP?

UNI EXCHANGE: WORTH THE TRIP?

UNI EXCHANGE WORTH THE TRIP?   Many universities offer exchange programmes for their students, commonly in the second or third years of university education. But are they really worth it? This article aims to educate parents on the significance of exchange programmes. Parents should heed the following advice and share it with their children.   […]

HOSTELS FOR LOCAL UNI STUDENTS

HOSTELS FOR LOCAL UNI STUDENTS

TO STAY OR NOT TO STAY HOSTELS FOR LOCAL UNI STUDENTS   Should the child stay in a hostel? While a foreign student certainly won’t really have a choice, Singapore’s local universities also allow locals to stay in these hostels as well. With such a small country like Singapore, it is unlikely that the home […]

DO INTERNSHIPS MATTER?

DO INTERNSHIPS MATTER?

WORK OR TRAVEL DO INTERNSHIPS MATTER?   The short answer to the question whether internships matter is a resounding Yes. The real question is how to manage internships and your holidays.   Beneficial to career Internships give you exposure into the industry and what your degree can offer you once you start work. It’s like […]