We would like to warmly welcome our new Secondary 1 Changkateers and their parents into the Changkat family. We believe that every child who enters our gates has talents waiting to be unleashed. We believe that education is a journey of self-discovery where Changkateers, regardless of their background and starting points, have many opportunities to discover their unique strengths and interests, and develop these into talents driven by their passion to learn, serve and succeed. We recognise our calling as educators to bring out the best in each Changkateer, inspiring them to do their personal best in all that they undertake in their strive to realise their fullest potential. Always conscious of the holistic development of our students, we mindfully create experiences for Changkateers to discover the joy of learning and cultivate a disposition to learn for life.In the current environment of increasingly disruptive developments in many fields, it is critical for us to prepare our Changkateers for a volatile and rapidly evolving future. My staff and I are committed to nurturing our Changkateers to see vast possibilities in our globalized world and to seize opportunities to make it a better place for all. We strive to achieve our goals through our rigorous academic and student development programmes. To this end, we seek to create a learning environment that is diverse, supportive and challenging to meet the needs of our students.
This year, we have envisioned the theme ‘Engage, Enable and Empower’ to guide our endeavours. This is part of our continuing efforts to cultivate in our Changkateers a growth mindset and a passion for learning that prepares them for life beyond the gates of our school. Guided by our fundamental belief that learning is a lifelong endeavour, we enable authentic learning opportunities for our Changkateers so that they can make meaningful connections and feel empowered to play a critical role as active contributors in society.
Our Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in Aerospace and Aviation provides avenues for students to explore the science of flight with experimental activities based on scientific inquiry methods focused on developing a greater understanding of the application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the curriculum. We have broadened students’ exposure to post-secondary courses in aerospace and aviation at various institutes of higher learning and overseas learning journeys to NASA in Houston, USA and Airbus in Toulouse, France.
The school’s distinctive Learning for Life Programme (LLP) in Community Youth Leadership, aims to prepare Changkateers for the 21st century by developing their citizenship and leadership competencies, their ability to celebrate diversity and cultivate a strong sense of empathy towards different segments of the community. We believe that students must take ownership of their learning as well as be engaged and empowered to serve and lead others. We work closely with community partners such as Southeast CDC to equip our Changkateers with a sound moral compass to nurture them as service leaders. You can find out more about our ALP and LLP in the segment of the website ‘Experience@Changkat’.
I hope that the school website will provide you with the most up-to- date, relevant and important information so that you can get a good snapshot of our Changkateer experience and stay informed of the latest happenings in the school. If what you see on our website resonates with you, please do get in touch to partner us in our education endeavours to nurture our Changkateers for an inspiring future ahead.
We thank our stakeholders, partners and well-wishers and look forward to an exciting year ahead as we enable new opportunities and scale greater heights together as one Changkat Changi family in 2019!
Ms Sharma Poonam