Family Matters@School Family Matters@School (FM@S) & Evidence-Based Programme (EBP) - Triple P Research has shown that a child’s success is directly related to parental involvement, which helps the child to perform better in school and show positive attitudes and behaviours. As such, Innova Primary School has been on the School Family Education programme since April 2009. The programme has since evolved to FamilyMatters@School equipping parents and young adults with skills to nurture positive family relationships through a variety of parenting talks, workshops and family bonding programmes. 2017 has IPS on the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) as well. Triple P is a parenting and family support strategy designed to prevent behavioural and emotional problems in children, targeting at the P3 and P4 levels. What does it offer? Simple and practical strategies to help parents confidently manage their children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships. 4 January 2017 - Transition to Primary One 25 March 2017 - Emotional Intelligence Admiralty Secondary School Robotics Outreach sessions at Admiralty Secondary School ADSS student leaders conducted the entire Outreach sessions with our Innovians on the use of light senor and colour sensor in Lego NXT to detect the black line and to hit the red balls. They explained on the mechanism of how the light sensor detects the black line and how the robot will move to hit the red ball when the colour sensor detects and differentiate the red and blue balls. National RoboPreneur Carnival Innova participates in the annual carnival hosted by Admiralty Secondary School since year 2011. Woodlands Ring Secondary School Partnership with Woodlands Ring Secondary School since year 2012 Innova Primary Robotics Club is working closely with two secondary schools in Woodlands whose niche is in Robotics: Admiralty Secondary School and Woodlands Ring Secondary School. Through the outreach sessions, our pupils have picked up new robotics skills, while as the student leaders from the secondary schools have the opportunity to fully run the entire programme on their own and build on their leadership / mentoring skills. Interest to learn from one another has been strengthened in the pupils during the outreach sessions and friendly matches. Kariobo Outreach sessions at Woodlands Ring Secondary School In September 2012, we went to Woodlands Ring Secondary School to learn how to programme kairobo. As we do not have kairobo in our school, our teachers-in-charge were very surprised that we were able to read the map and programme the kairobo with the WRSS student mentors within 2 sessions! Hybrid Car Challenge @ IPS Before WRSS Robotics group pupils embarked on their Thailand CIP trip, they came over to IPS to test out their readiness by conducting their planned hybrid car challenge with our young Innovians. During the challenge, they led our pupils in designing the fastest hybrid car with solar panel. The Innovians and WRSS mentors had to draw and cut out a suitable shape for the hybrid car and position the solar panel and tyres to make it the fastest car. The pupils had to use tools to put all the cardboards, Styrofoam, solar panel and tyres together. It was indeed a challenge as they had to use tools like penknife, superglue and soldering iron. Not only that, Mother Nature was not on our side that day. It turned out to be a cloudy day that day. As there was insufficient sunlight due to the clouds, the children had to overcome their problem by changing their hybrid car to battery-operated one. Then, they had a mini-competition to test out which car was the fastest and steadiest to reach the finishing line. All emerges as champions as they overcame the challenges faced for the entire day! Meanwhile, we wish them all the best in their upcoming overseas trip! Singapore Sports School Sports Carnival P6 Netball Carnival The Netball Academy organized the Netball Carnival for on Saturday 23 February 2013. A total of 20 teams from 17 primary schools took part in this one day carnival held at SSC. Matches were played both in the morning & afternoon sessions. Afternoon Session 2nd position: Innova Primary School SSP Junior Shootout On March 16, the Shooting Academy organised the SSP Junior Shootout. The SSP Junior Shootout is the highlight of the Basic Learn to Shoot Course. Although participation is a key element in sports, winning is what makes the shooters push themselves to realise their full potential. The shooters had impressed the coaches with their excellent performances. Results of the Shoot-Out are as follows: 10m Air Rifle Open Individual 1st - Zuriel Toh Cheng Gueh Innova Primary School 10m Air Rifle Team Challenge Trophy 1st - Innova Primary School Use of Facilities SSC shares her facilities with partner schools for purpose of CCA usage, conduct of NAPFA test, school sports heats, & CCA Sports Camp. Partner schools either used our facilities free of charge or were charged at Partner rates. Singapore American School Buddy Reading Programme This is a buddy reading programme in collaboration with the Singapore America School (SAS). The 3rd graders from the SAS conducted peer reading with our Primary 2 students. They brought books and magazines to read, share and discuss with their Innova buddies. The students from both schools enjoyed the time during the interaction. This platform has built students’ confidence in reading and has boosted the enjoyment in reading for the students from both schools. It has also sparked friendship among the students. The last session was a celebrated at Singapore American School on 27 May. Students and teachers have given positive feedback to the programme. National Library Board (NLB) Collaborate with NLB We collaborate with the NLB to promote the love for reading in our students. The following are the activities conducted thus far. Parents' Workshop: Raising Readers Parents were given tips on how to encourage and expand reading habits among their children. These tips include pointers on how to create a literacy-rich home environment and how to follow up each book read with appropriate activities. Story-telling P1 and P2 students were given a story-telling 'treat' by the National Library Board (NLB). Different types of stories were told, ranging from traditional picture books to draw-and-tell stories to boost students' interest in reading. Read Swap Share In these sessions, students read stories, exchange ideas and pen down their thoughts about what they have read. Books R Us Club Reluctant readers participate in hands-on activities that are related to a good read. Mass Borrowing Our school collaborated with the Woodlands Regional Library (WRL) to promote reading. The WRL brought in books of various genres and for different reading levels to Innova Primary. The English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS) Budding Writers Exploring Writing ELIS is a partner of Innova Primary School, supporting the English Language Department as a consultant in the development of Reading and Viewing, Listening and Viewing, Writing and Representing and Speaking and Representing content, pedagogy and assessment. ELIS also supports the EL teachers in their professional development as language teachers. ELIS conducted a 12-hour course, Budding Writers Exploring Writing, for 30 EL teachers this term.