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Principal's Message

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It is my privilege to join the school since Dec 2018. I have more than 20 years' experience in education, with the past eight years as a school leader. Prior to my posting to Kranji Primary, I had spent 5 enriching years helming Jing Shan Primary School in Ang Mo Kio.

Kranji Primary School has a huge campus with the latest facilities, the latter a result of the upgrading works that was completed in June 2018.  The setting up of an MOE Kindergarten@Kranji in 2019, the first such kindergarten in Choa Chu Kang, potentially allows both our kindergarten segment and primary school segment to collaborate on programmes and activities, as well as to share facilities.  Our pupils’ experience in Kranji will be even more enriched as a result of this co-location.  Supporting this is the setting up of the Student Care and Kindergarten Care Centres, all in 2019.  The brand new facilities are matched with highly qualified staff, including a full team of experienced key personnel and dedicated teachers, some of whom have been with the school since it started over twenty years ago.

Kranji Primary School is committed to strengthen teaching and learning in the school and raise pupil achievement through exploring new ideas and innovative pedagogy.  Apart from our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) where we develop Champions in Life through a comprehensive sports-based programme, we are embarking on a new Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in the school in 2020, that focuses on Nurturing Joyful Learners through Critical and Inventive Thinking.  Set against the changing demands of an increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, a Motivated, Critical and Inventive Thinker are key outcomes that we would like to nurture and grow in all our students.  The ALP is designed to enable all students to access the Sciences (Mathematics and Science) while providing opportunities to develop selected students, including those with greater interest/aptitude in the area.

Beyond the two signature programmes of the school, we are making great efforts to infuse 21st century competencies and critical thinking skills into our curriculum design, and leverage on the affordances of technology in the classroom. Three of our staff have completed a 3-month online Harvard Course on Making Thinking Visible in the classroom, and more will follow suit in 2020.  On the student front, my dedicated Student Development Team has adapted key learning from Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck’s seminal work on Growth Mindset.  The school espouses 6 Growth Mindset messages to the entire population - I Can Grow my Brain; I Love to Learn; I Embrace Challenges; I Give my Best; I Learn from my Mistakes; I Learn from Others.  We are confident that our students will benefit greatly from internalising these 6 messages and enacting them in their daily lives.

I thank all parents for giving Kranji Primary School the privilege of educating your child alongside you.  In line with our school motto Knowledge, Practice, Success, we look forward to partnering you to build a strong foundation (Knowledge) and cultivate essential skills and attitudes (Practice) that would position your child to be ready for the future (Success).

Mdm Goh Meei Yunn