Principals* and other school leaders, for example, vice-principals, prefects of studies and co-ordinators of values education and STEM education from government, aided (including special schools), Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) secondary schools and caput schools
*Principals’ attendance is required.
|1.||Q: What are the major renewed emphases (MRE)?|
MRE are introduced to better respond to the changing needs of society as reflected in the updated seven learning goals. With reference to their own contexts and stages of development in various curriculum areas, schools should plan the whole-school curriculum with reference to the SECG (2017) to strategically integrate the following MRE into their school development plans alongside the school priorities for the next three to six years. These MRE include:
Where necessary and appropriate, schools’ efforts in implementing the MRE should be extended to the senior secondary level.
|2.||Q: Why are principals required to attend the School Leaders’ Workshop (SLW)?|
The SLW aims to enhance schools’ capacity for whole-school curriculum planning and mapping out the future direction for curriculum development. As principals play a crucial role in steering and supporting school curriculum implementation, they are required to attend the SLW.
|3.||Q: Who should principals nominate for the SLW? Can a school send more than four school leaders to the SLW?|
The main objective of the SLW is to deepen schools’ understanding of the ongoing/future directions of the curriculum renewal and provide suggestions on how to incorporate the MRE into the school development plans. Principals may nominate school leaders who direct curriculum planning across Key Learning Areas (KLA) or manage resources in support of curriculum development (e.g. vice-principals, prefects of studies and co-ordinators of values education and STEM education) for the SLW so as to facilitate the implementation of the related recommendations at the school and KLA/subject levels. As the SLW adopts a "train-the-trainer" model, schools are limited to four nominees (including principals) each. Should schools wish to send more than four staff members to the SLW, the contact person concerned should check with the Council and Secondary Section by email ( email@example.com) whether there are places available.
|4.||Q: Can schools make changes to the list of participants and/or preference for workshop events subsequent to the submission of the enrolment form?|
Yes. Schools wishing to make such changes should inform the Council and Secondary Section by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. However, taking into consideration the enrolments in the SLW, requests for a change of event may not be fully accommodated.