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Principal's Message



A warm welcome to the Tampines Secondary School (TPSS) website!

 

As we enter 2021, let us take a moment to reflect on the past year, so as to glean insights from our experiences and to better position ourselves for the journey ahead.

 

2020 has been a difficult year for many of us.  We had to ensure that effective learning continued to take place even as we established measures to safeguard the well-being of our students.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the school staff, students and parents for their kind understanding and unwavering efforts, working hand-in-hand to overcome the unprecedented challenges throughout the academic year.  In doing so, I believe we have exemplified some of our cherished school values – Courage to deal with the unknown, Adaptability in the face of changing situations and Respect for fellow members of the Tampinesian family.

 

In 2021, new learning opportunities and exciting events await us.  In particular, TPSS will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary, which is a meaningful milestone in our school’s journey.  It aims to connect the past with the present, through the curation of stories from both our alumni and current stakeholders.  It will set the stage for the next chapter of our TPSS story, as we boldly imagine myriad educational possibilities and share our hopes and dreams for the future.

 

“Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.”

― John Dewey

 

On the academic front, TPSS will be rolling out the Personalised Digital Learning Programme (PDLP).  Every student will have a Personal Learning Device (PLD) to support their learning.  Through e-pedagogy, our teachers will leverage technology to create participatory, connected and reflective classrooms for active learning.  Students will also learn valuable ICT and productivity skills as they actively use their PLDs.  I am sure that PDLP will boost our efforts to nurture future-ready learners.  Indeed, this key initiative is in line with our school’s mission – to provide a well-rounded education in a nurturing environment to prepare Tampinesians for the future.

 

A well-rounded education also means that we must focus on building character and nurturing sound values.  At TPSS, on top of the existing co-curricular lessons and programmes, we are also putting a lot of effort into preparing for the roll-out of Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) 2021.  True to our school’s motto – betterment of Self for Society, I believe that our approach to CCE 2021 will generate meaningful and valuable understandings for our students.  They will develop a sense of empathy toward others and learn to support one another for the good of society, even as they strive to excel in their own areas of pursuit. 

 

As the saying goes, “our children are only as wonderful as we allow them to be.”  At TPSS, we strive to give our students the most conducive learning environment and the best possible opportunities for them to flourish.  With your support, and the collaboration from all our stakeholders – teachers, students, parents and partners, I am confident that we can provide a holistic and enriching educational experience for all Tampinesians, to realise our school’s vision of a caring community of Learners, Thinkers and Leaders.

 

Yours faithfully,

Mr Lan Mingjun

Principal