Welcome to the 2019 academic year. With it comes a fresh start and new opportunities.
We have a second Vice-Principal Academic, Mdm Fazilah Maricar, who joins us after her secondment to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. She has been in the education fraternity for almost twenty years with half of it in a secondary school. Her varied experience will add-value to the work in Edgefield Primary School (EFPS) as we embark on the next phase of our biennial theme of “Dream Catchers with One Heart”.
The theme, first introduced in 2018, denotes our collective efforts to support Edgefielders in moving closer to their dreams and making them a reality. It begins with our nurturing the whole child. We nurture our students’ natural inclination to learn so that each student’s highest and best abilities can flourish. This is in line with our school philosophy of “Every Student a Champion – Every Child Matters, can Learn, has Talent, can Excel, can Contribute”.
EFPS educates Edgefielders to embrace experimentation and innovation in reaching their dreams. Students must think outside the box and teachers give them time, resources and support to explore new areas for innovative ideas. Whilst our teachers play critical roles as beacons of inspiration for all students, we continually seek opportunities to grow our staff and enhance their well-being. Building on our culture of care for staff, we want to also support them in catching their dreams.
Our focus on strengthening quality of relationships based on trust and respect extends beyond the school to include partnerships with parents, the School Advisory Committee and other institutions. The school community with support from our partners can prepare Edgefielders with the essential 21st century skills and competencies for a future that is probably more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous than what we have now.
Our mission, to educate and nurture the school community for a better Singapore energizes and inspires us to have a greater goal that goes beyond self. Our dreams must also lead to a better community and thus a better Singapore.
I believe that all our dreams can come true if we endeavour to excel, with one heart. The opportunities begin today.Mr Michel Saw