Positive Parenting Seminar

We had our second Positive Parenting Seminar on 16 August. This is a series of in-house parent-child bonding activities and seminars that is supported by Ministry of Social and Family Development. Through this programme, we hope to introduce to parents the principles of positive parenting.

 

In the first two sessions, parents and children made sandwiches and popiah together before the talk on Positive Parenting and Raising Confident and Competent Children.

 

The last session will be held on 30 August.


Singapore Hawker Culture Project

 

Our pupils were recently involved in an exhibition titled “Singapore Hawker Culture Project”. This was held in  Bartley Secondary School and was in conjunction with Racial Harmony Day

 

on 21 July 2014. Togehter with the other students from the South Zone Cluster 6 schools, our pupils engaged the visitors to the exhibition on how hawker cultures promote better inter-cultural understanding and shared on the relevance of hawker food to racial harmony and nation building in Singapore. Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education was the Guest of Honour for this exhibition.

 



Cedar Celebrates!

We would like to congratulate our pupils for their well-deserved acheivements:

 

1) 2014 Moonfest Poem Writing Competition

Two of our P5 pupils had their poems selected in the 2014 Moonfest Poem Writing Competition organised by Singapore Esplanade. Their poems will be displayed at the Esplanade Community Wall for public viewing from 5-29 Sept. 

 

2) 20th (2014) National Primary Schools Chinese Essay Writing Competition

One of our P5 pupils won a Merit Award in the 20th (2014) National Primary Schools Chinese Essay Writing Competition organised by Singapore Foochow Association. Her essay will be published in the annual publication, which will be available at all primary schools and major bookstores.


3) 2014 International Chinese Language Competition

Our P4-P6HCL pupils participated in the annual International Chinese Language Competition which had participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Beijing and Hong Kong. One of our pupils did the school proud by achieving 1 Bronze in the competition.


4) SPSSC National Football Championship Junior Girls Division

We are proud to share that our Football Junior Girls came in 3rd in the national tournament. The girls displayed determination in the field and played their best till the last whistle of the game. The final score for the game was 2-0 against Yangzheng Primary School.

 

 

5) SYF 2014 Arts Presentation for Dance (Indian) and Band (Brass)

Our Creative Dance and Brass Band participated in the SYF 2014 Arts Presentation and we are proud to announce that they have achieved Certificates of Accomplishment. Well done!

 

 


6) SPSSC NATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
Cedar Primary School participated in the SPSSC National Primary Schools Football Championship 2014 (South Zone) for the Junior and Senior division. Although both teams did not qualify for the second round, we are proud of the boys' sportsmanship. Well done, soccer boys!

7) SPSSC/FAS GIRLS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
Cedar Primary School Girls Football Team recently clinched 2nd place in the SPSSC/FAS Girls Football Championships 2014 for the Senior division. Despite losing out to Yangzheng Primary School in the finals with a score of 1-0, our girls have shown great sportsmanship, and have taken the loss in their stride, knowing that they have done their best individually and as a team.Great job, soccer girls!


 

8) CREATIVE DANCE PERFORMANCE

The Creative Dance pupils have performed in Kolam Ayer Community Club on 9 Feb for Pongal Festival. The girls put up an excellent performance. It was well received and appreciated by the guest-of-honour Associate Professor Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs).

 


9) NATIONAL SPELLING CHAMPIONSHIP

11 of our pupils, ranging from P4 to P6, took part in the National Spelling Championships 2014 held on 1 March at ITE Central. This is the 2nd time our school has taken part in the competition. The pupils were selected based on last year’s Spelling Bee Competition results and on their weekly Spelling results.Despite our pupils not being able to make it to the 2nd round, we are proud of their efforts they had put in.

 

 

10) SZ INTER-PRIMARY SCHOOLS BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

10 of our Junior Boys (Primary 5) and 10 of our Senior Girls (Primary 6) took part in the South Zone Inter-Primary Schools Badminton Championships 2014 held from 15 January to 24 February at Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre. They had trained for the competition since last October, and also came back during the year-end school holidays for training sessions.

 

Our Junior Boys did our school proud by winning 2 matches (against Teck Ghee Primary and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary) out of 4. Although they were unable to proceed to the 2nd round due to the points system, the Badminton teachers are very proud of their efforts as it was the first time they took part in this competition.

 

Our Senior Girls did not fare as well as the Junior Boys, losing their 3 matches by close margins. Due to the draw, they were unfortunately placed together with Raffles Girls Primary (who were the Runners-up from last year), CHIF OLGC and Fairfield Methodist Primary, who both were in the top 4 positions last year. Still, our girls tried their best and showed great sportsmanship at the end of every match by congratulating our opponents.

 


 

Staff Achievements


1. EXSA (SILVER) Award

We are pleased to announce that:

  • Mdm Faridah Bte Abdul Hamid
  • Mr Muhammad Jabbar bin Jaafar

have been awarded the EXSA (SILVER) Award 2013.

 

Launched in 1994, EXSA is a national award that recognises individuals who have delivered outstanding service.  It seeks to develop service role models within organizations for staff to emulate and create service champions and professionalise customer service.

 


2. Caring Teacher Award

We would also like to congratulate:

  • Mr Sim Eak Bian
  • Mdm Nani Rhiani
  • Ms Vanitha
  • Mdm Nazira Abdullah
  • Mr Muhammad Jabbar bin Jaafar

for receiving the Caring Teacher Awards 2014.

 

The Caring Teacher Award aims to pay tribute to teachers who show care and concern for the holistic development of their students, and go the extra mile to ensure their charges grow up to be confident and independent learners.


The Nature Guided Walk at the Istana

 

On 28 Jan 2014, Mr Sim and three of our pupils joined President Tony Tan Keng Yam on a special preview of a new guided walk - The Nature Guided Walk at the Istana. These tours are available to public during Istana open houses and will be led by volunteer guides with the National Parks Board.



 

Student Councillors’ Investiture Ceremony

 

The Student Councillors’ Investiture Ceremony was held on 30 Jan. This year, there are a total of 62 councillors who will be serving the school. Of the total, 9 were new councillors, from P2 – P4, chosen by their respective form and subject teachers. Photo shows Chua Yi Dao, President of the Student Concillors, leading his team in the Student Councillor's Pledge.

 



The Leadership Challenge – A workshop for Student Leaders by Student Leaders

 

On 11 Jan, 25 student leaders from The Leadership Challenge Board (TLC) of Cedar Girls' Secondary School joined forces with 15 P6 Student Councillors from Cedar Primary to conduct  a joint The Leadership Challenge Workshop for all Student Councillors, PE and CCA Leaders.

 

The objective of this workshop is to familiarize the younger pupil leaders with the The Leadership Challenge Principles. This collaboration gives the opportunity for the senior students from Cedar Girls’ to lead the younger ones in running an event.