Interclass Debate 2020
The Inter-class Competition was a valuable platform to develop critical thinking and strengthen communication skills in pupils. Our pupils showcased their eloquence during the debate where they presented their well-substantiated arguments persuasively and confidently.
We are immensely proud of our pupils who have used this platform to widen their repertoire to be proficient speakers. A job well done by all our Primary 5 & 6 pupils!
Primary 6 Inter-class Debate 2019
The annual Primary 6 Inter-class Debate Competition exposes Primary 6 pupils to the exciting world of debate and provides them with a valuable platform to develop critical thinking and strengthen communication skills. Our pupils showcased their tenacity during the preliminary rounds where they presented their well-analysed arguments persuasively and eloquently.
6 Faith and 6 Joy qualified for the Primary 6 Inter-class Debate finals held on 1 November 2019. In preparation for the finals, the two teams prepared well-substantiated arguments on school-centric issues. After an exciting and engaging round of debate, 6 Faith emerged as champions! Dhiya Qistina Binte Dzulkifli from 6 Faith also clinched the Best Speaker Award. Congratulations to both teams!
We are delighted with our Primary 6 pupils who have used this valuable platform to expand their repertoire to be proficient and confident speakers. A job well done by all our Primary 6 pupils!
P5 Inter-class Debate Workshop and CompetitionThe P5 Debate Workshop introduced students to the opportunities to expand thinking, speak confidently on a wide-range of topical and social issues, and persuade an audience with creative, well-structured arguments.The P5
Inter-class Competition was an engaging platform for pupils to showcase what
they had learnt from the workshop. After the preliminary rounds, 5 Joy and 5 Patience
qualified for the Primary 5 Debate finals that was held on 13th July 2019 at
our school Open House. After an exciting round of debate, 5 Patience
emerged as champions! Thaddea Tan from 5 Joy was awarded the Best Speaker
Award. Congratulations to both teams for a job well done!
Primary 3 Theatrical Experience 2019
On the 10th July, our
Primary 3 students went for their first theatrical experience with their
teachers. The theatrical experience with
22 Stories provided a fairy tale experience that Edgefield leveraged on in
developing our students to have a love for the English Language.Through this experience, we hoped to
grow the little minds of our Primary 3 students to see the impact of reading
beyond the classrooms, where language created a wonderful world of laughter and
colour for them. It was a memorable day
for both students and teachers.P6 Inter-class Debate 2018
The annual Primary 6
Inter-class Debate Competition provides Primary 6 pupils with a platform
to develop their critical
thinking skills and strengthening of their communication skills. During
the preliminary rounds, our pupils presented their well-structured arguments
persuasively and confidently.
6 Hope and 6 Patience qualified for
the Primary 6 Inter-class Debate finals that was held on 9th
November 2018. In preparation for the
finals, the two teams worked collaboratively and prepared well-substantiated
arguments on education centric issues. After an exciting and engaging round of
debate, 6 Hope emerged as champions! Herlayna Eliza Shaymentyran from 6 Patience
clinched the Best Speaker Award. Congratulations
to both teams!
We are thrilled that our Primary 6
pupils have used this opportunity to take on new challenges and widen their
repertoire to be proficient and eloquent speakers. A job well done by all our
Primary 6 pupils! Indeed, they
demonstrated our philosophy of “Every child can be a confident speaker.”
Primary 3 Theatrical Experience
To enrich our pupils’ learning and expose them to theatrical drama, we brought our pupils to Gateway Theatre Black Box to watch a play entitled ‘Flora and Ulysses’ on 17 May 2018. This phenomenal show is based on the Newbery Medal award-winning book by the best-selling author Kate DiCamillo.
After getting sucked up by a Ulysses 2000x vacuum cleaner, an unassuming squirrel is now given a new life by a 10-year old Flora Buckman. She names the squirrel Ulysses and discovers that he has gained superhero powers! A friendship is born between the unlikely pair, and together they embark on a heart-filling journey full of quirky characters, giant donuts, a killer cat and the ever-expanding universe.
This endearing saga about the possibilities of hope, and the promises of a capacious heart, proves that the world is indeed more beautiful when you believe a squirrel can type poetry.
This play was an extraordinary piece of theatre for children. It was stimulating and creative. It was also a show with strong educational values. For many of our pupils, it was their first time watching a performance at a theatre. They thoroughly enjoyed the play. We will continue to provide our pupils with various drama and theatrical experiences.
P5 Inter-class Debate Competition 2018
The Primary 5 Debate Workshop provided pupils with opportunities to develop critical and inventive thinking and strengthen communication skills. During the programme, pupils learnt to structure and present persuasive arguments confidently. The programme included exercises to help pupils formulate opinions using logical reasoning and communicate effectively.
Pupils applied strategies learnt in the Debate Workshop to structure their arguments for their inter-class debate competition. They worked collaboratively and prepared well-analysed arguments on current social issues. The competition was a valuable platform for pupils to showcase their debating skills in an engaging and confident manner.
Wits and Words 2018
The annual Wits and Words inter-school debate competition, which is jointly organized by the MOE Gifted Education branch and the Debate Association (Singapore), aims to provide Primary school pupils who are passionate about debate with valuable platform to showcase their developing talent. It shines a well-deserved spotlight on emerging young talents in debate and exposes the general cohort of students to the exciting world of debate, which may then encourage them to widen their repertoire and take on new challenges.
Our debate team comprising of Neha Santosh Kumar (6G), Nitya Kolla (6G), Samuel Tan (6G), Nandita Joshi (6F) and Charlotte Tan (5J) showcased their tenacity during the three preliminary rounds held in February and March and made our school proud by putting up a good fight in winning two out of the three preliminary rounds. Neha Santosh Kumar (6G) also received the Best Speaker awards for both these rounds. We are delighted to announce that Edgefield Primary has emerged as one of the top five schools in the North Zone this year. We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to our debaters who have achieved their personal best in our second year in Division 1. A job well done by all our debaters!
Primary Schools Debate Open 2017
The Primary School Debate Open (PSDO) was organized by Debate Association (Singapore), in collaboration with Methodist Girls’ School (Primary). More than 40 primary schools from all over Singapore competed in this national primary school tournament.
After a victorious season in the debate scene last year, emerging as proud champions of Division 2, Edgefield Primary was promoted to Division 1. Our students enthusiastically tackled a tougher playing field this year, scaling through the three intense preliminary rounds and semi-finals.
On 18 September 2017, our debate team, made up of Nitya Kolla (5 Grace), Neha Kumar (5 Grace), Nandita Joshi (5 Faith), Samuel Tan (5 Grace) and Charlotte Tan (4 Wisdom), competed in the Grand Finals of the PSDO. Opposing the motion ‘This House would ban animal testing’, the team sparred against opponents Temasek Primary School, honing their skills as they presented rational arguments with confidence and posed challenges to their opponents with their quick retorts. After a gruelling round against Temasek Primary School, Edgefield Primary School has emerged as champions!
Neha Kumar was also named the Best Speaker in the debate.
We are jubilant with our breakthrough in Division 1 and are immensely proud of Team Edgefield!
On 29th July, Edgefield Primary's debate team participated in the Primary Schools Debate Open (PSDO), organised by the Debate Association (Singapore), in collaboration with Methodist Girls' Primary School.
We are happy to announce that our team, consisting of Nandita Joshi, Samuel Tan, Neha Kumar, Nitya Kolla and Charlotte Tan, emerged victorious in the two exciting preliminary rounds of the Division 1 debate tournament against St Andrew's Junior School and Catholic High School (Primary).
We wish Team Edgefield all the best for their last preliminary round this Saturday, 5th August!
We are pleased to announce that our debate team has won their third preliminary round of the Primary School Debate Open (PSDO) against Admiralty Primary School. Having emerged victorious in all three preliminary rounds, our team members, Neha Kumar, Nitya Kolla, Samuel Tan, Nandita Joshi and Charlotte
Tan, have advanced to the Division 1 semi-finals. We wish Team Edgefield all the best for their semi-final round against Methodist Girls’ Primary on Monday, 28th August!
We are pleased to announce that Edgefield Primary’s debate team consisting of Nandita Joshi, Samuel Tan, Neha Kumar, Nitya Kolla and Charlotte Tan, emerged victorious in the semi-finals of the Primary School Debate Open (PSDO) against Methodist Girls’ School (Primary). Nandita Joshi also clinched the Best Speaker award for this round. The team will move on to the Grand Finals against Temasek Primary School on Monday, 18th September. We wish Team Edgefield all the best for the Grand Finals!
31st YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards 2017 Singapore Inter-School Competition
YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards (PESA) 2017 is organised by YMCA of Singapore, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Speak Good English Movement. “Plain English Speaking” is the ability to convey a convincing message to the audience with sincerity, clarity and in appropriate language.
This year, six students from Edgefield Primary School participated in the PESA Competition. We are proud to announce that our student, Charlotte Elena Tan Xuan Ning, from 4 Wisdom, has qualified for the Semi-Finals (Upper Primary Category),to be held on 3 August 2017 at the Woodlands Regional Library.
Our special congratulations to Charlotte and may you “Endeavour to Excel”.
Wits & Words 2017
The annual Wits and Words inter-school debate competition, which is jointly organized by the MOE Gifted Education branch and the Debate Association (Singapore), aims to provide primary school pupils who are passionate about debate, with a valuable platform to showcase their developing talent. It shines a well-deserved spotlight on emerging young talents in debate and exposes the general cohort of students to the exciting world of debate, which may then encourage them to widen their repertoire and take on new challenges.
After emerging as proud champions of the competition last year, Edgefield Primary was promoted to Division 1 and our students returned, better than ever, enthused to tackle a tougher playing field this year. Our debaters showcased their tenacity during the three preliminary rounds held in March and made our school proud by putting up a good fight and proving their proficiency in all three rounds. We are delighted to announce that not only has Edgefield Primary emerged as one of the top five schools in the North Zone this year, together with the combined effort of the talented debaters involved, the North Zone has also gained recognition as the top debating zone. We would like to offer a hearty congratulations to our third speaker, Lin Zong Kai, who achieved a personal best by clinching the Best Speaker award in all three preliminary rounds and was subsequently awarded with the Good Speaker Award.
We are thrilled with the notable achievements we have amassed in our first year in Division 1 and believe that the future of Edgefield Primary's Debate Team looks brighter than ever. A job well done by all our debaters!
P5 Inter-class Debate Competition 2017
Effective communication is an invaluable skill in the working world of the 21st century. The Primary 5 Debate Workshop aims to give pupils opportunities to expand thinking, speak confidently on a wide-range of topical and social issues, and to persuade an audience with creative, well-structured arguments. The program included exercises to help pupils think on their feet, develop voice projection and teamwork.
The pupils applied the strategies learnt in the Debate Workshop as they worked collaboratively in preparation for their inter-class debate competition. In the tournament, the teams grappled with issues central to education. The competition provided a valuable opportunity for pupils to hone their debating skills in a fun and engaging manner.
P3 Musical Experience 2017
On 15 May 2017, our Primary 3 pupils went for their first musical experience with their teachers. The musical, “Coraline”, has an endearing story that explores complex themes with a simple but arresting narrative. The simple message of the story for children to look closely at things as they are not always what they seem, portrays the realities that our pupils are wrapped in - the onslaught of social media news that challenge them to be discerning.
It is our belief at Edgefield to provide opportunities for our pupils to experience the magic of theatre and see the use of English Language beyond textbooks and classrooms. This musical experience furthers the development of an Edgefielder to be “an Author, a Story Teller and a Confident Speaker”.
A Question and Answer session with the actors also piqued the curiosity of our pupils to find out more about the characters and the details in putting up a musical! Not only was it a day that our pupils thoroughly enjoyed, it was also a day for learning beyond the classroom.