Admiralty Primary School, Children, Education

E-Learning Portal LEAD

LEADLEAD is an E-Learning Portal made available free to all Primary School Students in Singapore. Please check with your school whether this Portal is available for you to use.

There are many interesting lesson that you can take at this portal during your free time or during the holidays. My daughter enjoy the English and Maths Interactive Lessons on the Portal.

The Login ID is your child birth certificate number and the password is learning. You need to know the School ID and can be obtain from the school if they are a member of this Portal. Alternative you can also email the LEAD Help Desk for the School ID at

Admiralty Primary School ID is admps

Children, Education

PAP Kindergarten Chinese Lesson

I have agree with Mentor Minister Lee K Y on the importance of learning Chinese. We are a bilingual speaking Family and therefore teaching Chinese to our child is still manageable. But after my child, Amelia entry to Primary School, I start to realize that her Chinese Foundation during her Kindergarten days were weak. She can speak fluently Chinese but when it come to writing the Chinese Characters, it become her weakest part. This maybe due to the reason that she has not been teach to write the Chinese Characters frequently during her Kindergarten days. This may also be an oversight by myself and my wife. The review of my child performance in Kindergarten also stress less on the mother tongue but more on English, Maths and other Soft Skills. In addition, there is only one or two Chinese Teachers at the PAP Kindergarten in Admiralty.

We have started to correct this mistake by personally teaching her to write the Chinese Characters. Now we need to ensure, we do not made the same mistake on our second child, Brian. My wife will be looking to let Brian joined another Pre-School run by the RC Centre as they emphasized on both Mother Tongue and English.

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Parenting Workshop@Admiralty Primary

I attended a series of Parenting Workshops conducted by Admiralty Primary School for Primary 1 & 2 Parents. The workshop consists of Mother Tongue, Maths and Phonics. Mother Tongue Workshop is to enable us to use Hanyu Pinyin in learning Mandarin. The MOE has also setup a online website that teaches us the usage of Hanyu Pinyin.
The Maths Workshop main purpose is to inform Parents how to use Maths Models to solve problems. Gone are the days of just providing correct answer only. Drawing models will allow teachers to know that the student understand the problem. The model consists of the Part Whole Model and Comparsion Model. I will upload a guide by February 2009 to show you model solving Maths problem.
Phonics Workshop was conducted by a trainer engaged by the school. She mentioned that most of the students were not well trained in Phonics during Kindergarten. Nursery Rhymes is well used to train the students on the use of Phonics.
The last agenda was the Teacher Meet the Parent session. This session allowed the Teachers to explain to Parents the students learning process in the school.
But there are minus points of this Workshops and are mainly due to logistic problem. Admiralty Primary School are rather weak in this as compared with other schools. They have always under estimate the turn out and therefore there was not enough chairs. It happened during Primary 1 orientation last December. The lesson was not learned and it happen again at this workshop. The 45 minutes session per Workshop were not sufficient and the speaker has to apologized for this. Generally it still benefited the Parents as the speakers had presented their information well but do not have ample time.

Children, Education

Nursery Class First Week

Brian start his first week of Nursery class at PAP Kindergarten. Most of the children were crying on the first few days including our son Brian. This is the first time most of the children is away from their family for 2 complete hours. The Kindergarten has deployed 2 teachers to look after these 4 years old kids.
Brian has started to adapt to the nursery class and do not resist going to the Kindergarten now. It has been a tiring week with one kid going to Primary School and the other to Kindergarten.

Children, Education

Primary 1 Canteen Break

It is a time where all our children starts to grow more independent. Amelia has to learn how to buy her own food and pay with her pocket money. Admiralty Primary School has deployed Parent Support Volunteers and Primary 5 Students to help out the Primary 1 students to purchase the food and drink for their canteen break.

Parents were also allowed into the school for the first three days to see their children during canteen break. Many eager parents has taken off to visit their children during these three days. I would also like to express my sincere thanks to the Admiralty Primary School Parent Support Group.

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Children, Education

Children Back to School Delay

My Children returning back to Primary and Pre School has been delay due to the HFMD. Although they have fully recovered, the doctor has advised to start next week as they still have 1 or 2 dry spot waiting to peel off.
The doctor will provided them a medical fit letter next Monday. All HFMD will need a doctor letter before they can return to school. The disease can spread rapidly and therefore must be handled with care.

Children, Education

Admiralty Primary 1 Orientation

I am attending my daughter Primary 1 orientation at Admiralty Primary School. The Parent Briefing did not start at 8am as schedule and was delayed till 830AM. The children will be taken care by the school while we attend the briefing talk.
It aims to give us information on how the school operates. In addition, Parents are to work with Teachers to guide their children in the learning process. Gone are the good old days, where we just dump our students in the school. We will just blame the school and teachers if our children failed to made the grade.
Amelia enjoy the Orientation as teachers and others bring them for a tour of the school. They even got a goodies bag on their way home.

Children, Education

PAP Graduation Day

Amelia has spent 3 Years at the PAP Kindergarten and today was her last day at the school. She bid farewell to the Teachers, Principal and Students.
She attended a 2 hour party for all kindergarten students. Every students enjoy the party and K2 students will embark on a new education next year. Amelia got her Certificate and Kindergarten Portfolio today also. She will missed the memorable days she spent at PAP Kindergarten.
PAP Graduation Day

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Primary School Visit

Amelia will be graduating from PAP Kindergarten this week. The PAP Kindergarten has arrange for all K2 students to visit the Primary School. It will allow the children to see how the Primary School life is.
They will see how students are studying at the school. It will also gives them an insight on how the school functions which will be very different from a Kindergarten. They will even be given a chance to queue up buying food for themselves. It will definitely be a good experience for all the K2 students admitting to Primary School next year.

Children, Education

Primary 1 Textbooks

Amelia has went to buy her Primary 1 textbooks at Admiralty Primary School. The textbooks plus accessories cost $137.50. She was unable to purchase full set of uniform as some sizes were sold out. The price of uniforms will be updated at a later date. From my estimation, family need to set aside at least $500 per child to start his/her Primary 1 education.

Children, Education

PAP Kindergarten Graduation Concert

Another major event, the Graduation Concert where Amelia will be performing on stage. Today and next Tue will be her final rehearsal together with the rest of the Woodlands PAP Kindergartens.. Every Parents has to pay $35 for their children to participate in the event.
She and others students has been practicing for the past few months and is looking forward for the performance. The whole Woodlands PAP Kindergartens will take part in the performance and it will be held at Woodlands Causeway Point.

Children, Education

PAP K2 Graduation Ceremony

Amelia is attending her K2 Graduation held at the Woodlands Community Club. The graduation ceremony is for the Woodlands area K2 students.
Today event was poorly managed as the information given to parents was to attend the event from 630PM to 710PM. It turn out that this was the timing for registration. The organisers were worried parents will be late and wanted to impressed Ellen Lee. The ceremony did not even started after 710PM.
But the event finally kick start after 720PM, it was a special occasion for all the graduating K2 students. After the opening address, every graduating students went up stage to shake hand with Ellen and have their photographs taken. The photographs will be given to the students before the school term close in November.