Community Involvement Programmes
Friendly Faces, Lively Places (FFLP) – TIES (Time to Invigorate and Enhance relationshipS)
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The TIES (Time to Invigorate and Enhance relationshipS) project was initiated to benefit the community by bringing people of all ages together to foster better relations within the community through the use of community spaces.
The project, in collaboration with Housing and Development Board (HDB), strives to provide opportunities for both our young and the elderly in the neighbourhood to create bonding opportunities through fun and meaningful traditional games and activities.
|Student leaders posing questions to participants before they can advance to the next tile on the modified Snakes and Ladders game.||Student leaders making balloon sculptures for younger children at the booth.|
The school worked collaboratively with Zhenghua Segar Palmview Residents’ Committee to publicise the event on their social media platform to ensure a good turnout from the residents.
With guidance from teachers, the student leaders imparted skills to residents on balloon sculpting and planting air plants in terrarium.
Towards the final stage of the project, the student leaders attended a workshop to enhance their communications skills. They brought their confidence to the next level when they took up the role of ‘station master’.
Friends of Singa
On its third year of participation, our Friends of Singa (FOS) ambassadors were challenged to expand their outreach and think of kindness initiatives beyond the confines of the school grounds. Building on the theme of collective kindness, the ambassadors set on a theme of “ Be Kind, Make a Difference”. Our ambassadors had to think of ways they could rally both the student body and the community surrounding the school to spread kindness and make a difference.
In a three-pronged approach that aims to develop students’ character while spreading kindness, our project was able to make a difference in the school and the community through the following programmes;
(a) Be Kind to the Environment: Be Fantastic, Say No to Plastic campaign which targets the community living in Senja.
(b) Be the Neighbourly Kind: Time to Invigorate and Enhance Relationships (TIES) program brought neighbours in the Senja area together to play and learn about ways to be kind neighbours.
(c) Be Kind to Others: Kindness Police and Bench Buddy empower students in West Spring Primary to spot random acts of kindness and provide a platform to make new friends in the school.
|Our ambassadors giving away recycled bags that they made themselves to the customers at Senja Grand NTUC||Students at the “Buddy Booth” where they learn to make a new friend|
We hope that through these efforts, it will deepen the value of kindness in our students and the Senja community.
Heartland Ambassador Visiting You (HAV.U) Programme
Student leaders attend the Heartland Ambassadors workshop conducted by the Housing Development Board (HDB) annually. The Heartland Ambassador Programme is specially designed for young people to become champions of gracious and responsible heartland living.
Our Heartland Ambassadors visited residents of the Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza to share energy conservation tips and to promote neighbourliness on Friday, 26 October. The Heartland Ambassadors Programme is part of the school’s CCE programme. In partnership with HDB, the school aims to develop our students to take the lead in encouraging residents to play a more active role in caring for the community and the environment.
|CCE CHAMPIONS visited residents of the Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza to share energy conservation tips and to promote neighbourliness|
Bright Spot @NW CDC
Primary 4 students participated in the Keep Clean, Singapore! Movement by picking up litter either in the neighbourhood or at the Pang Sua Pond. The Keep Clean, Singapore! Movement aims to rally the community to take action, encourage a groundswell of related activities and incorporate positive messaging on social graciousness and consideration for others.
|Students from 4A 4B and 4C taking a group photo after contributing their time and effort in picking up litter for the Clean Singapore Movement||The Clean Singapore Movement encourages ownership and fosters a sense of belonging to our environment.|
Through this exercise, the students showed their support to the ‘Keep Clean, Singapore!’ campaign, spearheaded by the Public Hygiene Council (PHC) and supported by the Singapore Kindness Movement and the National Environment Agency.
Bridging Learning Experiences of Students and Seniors (BLESS)
BLESS is an intergenerational Learning Programme which the school embarked on as part of their CCE programme. It was initiated by Council for Third Age (C3A), organised by Family Central to promote lifelong learning and to forge intergenerational bonding between the youths and the seniors. In each ILP session, the students teach the seniors or help to facilitate the elderly training to gain new knowledge and skills mostly on a one-to-one basis.
ILP supports the school’s VIA programme and builds character as well as the social-emotional skills in the students. It is also a platform for the students to contribute meaningfully to the society.
|Students engage the elderly with fun-filled activities such as Chinese Painting and making a light-up card|