As we embrace a new academic year, let us rally around the idea of growth. Just as a seed blossom into a mighty tree, our students, staff, and the entire White Sands community will embark on a journey of continuous growth and discovery. With every lesson learned, challenge faced and triumph celebrated, we cultivate a thriving environment where learning becomes the fertile soil for personal and collective development.
I extend my gratitude to our dedicated students, parents, and staff for championing the school’s focus areas all these years.
At this juncture, I would like to share a quote:-
The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” - Brian Herbert
Hence, it is with great hope that I share the aspirations and focus areas that will define our collective journey towards holistic student development.
Our commitment to student wellbeing goes hand in hand with fostering a growth mindset through our GROW With Me! Programme. Beyond academic achievements, we prioritize the emotional and mental health of our students, encouraging resilience, curiosity, and adaptability. We believe that a positive growth mindset is the foundation for lifelong learning.
We are also dedicated to instilling our school core values in our students. Through experiential learning, community engagement, and real-world applications, we aim to nurture compassionate, responsible, and empathetic individuals. Our goal is to shape students who not only excel academically but also contribute positively to society.
In an era of rapid technological advancement, we recognize the importance of preparing our students for the future. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the integration of innovative e-pedagogy. By leveraging technology, we aim to provide a dynamic and enriched learning experience that equip our students with essential skills for the digital age.
Our Applied Learning Programme (ALP) on Digital Literacy is a testament to our dedication to staying at the forefront of educational trends. This program empowers students to navigate the digital landscape responsibly. Through hands-on experiences and project-based learning, students develop critical thinking, creativity, and a deep understanding of the ethical use of technology.
Cultural heritage is a vital component of a comprehensive education. Our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) on Heritage Art immerses students in the beauty of art appreciation across cultures. Beyond mastering an ancient art form, students gain insights into history, culture, and values, fostering a deep appreciation for their heritage.
School camps and Outdoor Education hold a special place in our approach to learning. These experiences provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, teamwork, and personal discovery. The lessons learned during these camps contribute to the development of well-rounded individuals capable of facing life’s challenges with confidence.
In embracing these focal points, let us collectively make this academic year a transformative journey of growth, resilience, and academic excellence.
In the spirit of growth, let’s nurture resilience, curiosity, and collaboration. Together, we will sow the seeds of knowledge, water them with perseverance, and witness the flourishing of each White Sandian. As we navigate the year ahead, may our commitment to lifelong learning be the guiding force propelling us toward new heights.
Here’s to a year of abundant growth, learning, and shared success!
Ms Rezina Khan
White Sands Primary School
It is with great enthusiasm that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on a promising new academic year at White Sands Primary School. Serving as a Vice-Principal (Administration), I take pride in being part of a community that is committed to nurturing success stories and upholding our school’s vision of “Every White Sandian, a success story.”
In White Sands, we value all White Sandians and aim to nurture them to passionate learners with exemplary character who lead with a heart and contribute to the society. The close collaboration between our teachers and the school administration and operations team creates an environment that fosters enriching experiences for our White Sandians to learn, grow and excel.
Reflecting on the past, our White Sandians have demonstrated resilience and commitment. Guided by our school values and the unwavering support of their families, they have not only faced challenges but emerged triumphant. Their caring spirit, sense of responsibility and resilience are testaments to their growth and success stories.
As we step into the new year, let the year be a canvas of opportunities, a landscape of shared achievements and a chapter of personal growth. Our commitment remains strong to enhance the overall White Sands experience through our positive school-home-community partnership. Together, let us make White Sands Primary School a place where success stores are not just celebrated but are a testament to our collective dedication to excellence.
Ms Lina Tiong
White Sands Primary School