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Principal's Message

Ling Khoon Chow 2016 (2).jpgAt Beatty Secondary, we aspire for our students to be Thinkers, Learners and Contributors.We also instil in our young charges the Joy for Learning and a Passion for Life. Beatty is a school where students can discover their interests, build on their strengths, embrace their areas of growth and blossom over time as we hold firmly to the belief that learning should spark curiosity and joy while preserving the necessary rigour.

Our school theme for this year is “Preparing for the future, as one.” This theme highlights the importance of our programmes, both academic and co-curricular, to equip our students with fundamental literacy, numeracy and core values as well as 21st century skills and competencies which will stand them in good stead for the future.

Besides the core literacy and numeracy skills, we also have programmes to develop students’ 21st century competencies in the area of STEM. One key programme is the school’s Applied Learning Programme, Programming for Smart Living. To further enhance learning experiences and move towards self-directed learning, we have refurbished a computer lab and transformed it to become our 21st century Learning Space, named InnoSpace. InnoSpace is equipped with digital whiteboards, 3D printers and even t-shirt printing equipment. It has been very well received by students and staff, and we hope this will eventually become a hub of innovation.

At the most fundamental, we set out to nurture our students to be Beattyians of Character, with a Sense of Purpose and a Passion for Life. Our Co-curricular Activities are designed for our students to take their learning beyond the classrooms and appreciate social issues beyond their immediate circles. Our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) is Beatty’s Leaders for Life Programme and is based largely on the Kouzes and Posner Leadership Challenge Model. Students will be brought to a higher level in citizenship and leadership through outdoor adventure camps as well as in other leadership development programmes. There will also be opportunities for students to travel abroad via the school’s cultural exchange programmes to Japan, China and Vietnam. At the same time, we want our school to be an inclusive community where our students, teachers and partners work together, building on each other’s strengths and appreciating our differences.

Beatty continues to excel in the academic and co-curricular areas. In the national examinations, our students have continued to do well with a high percentage of students successfully securing places in junior colleges and polytechnics. Our CCA groups have also clinched numerous awards in sports competitions and SYF Arts Presentations. The Uniformed Groups have also received and sustained noteworthy accolades. It is truly commendable that our students have also done well in other inter-school and national competitions.

Beatty’s greatest strength is our staff. Over the past years, the school has nurtured a cohesive staff who are caring and whose first priority is the well-being of our students. My staff and I will work hard to realise our vision to develop our Beattyians to be Thinkers, Learners and Contributors with a Sense of Purpose and Passion for Life. I would like to invite our parents, School Advisory Committee, alumni, the community and other partners as well as stakeholders to join us in this meaningful endeavour to help our students attain their highest potential.

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Ling Khoon Chow