schooling

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Schooling Stage - Level 1 to Level 5
(7 years to 18 years)

Schooling Stage (Level 1 to Level 5) group is from 7 years old to 18 years old. They are taught basic education and the day to day living skills.

We further expands the skills taught in the Early Intervention Programme for 3 months to 6 years old students. Language development includes vocabulary building, speech, reading and writing. Basic money and time skills are introduced to the pupils. At this level pupils are taught to recognise the various coins and notes and tell time by the hour or half-hour.

In this programme, there is less emphasis on self-help skills compared to the pre-schoolers. Very often, the learning of self-help skills is incorporated into other activities. For example, a pupil practices on his/her dressing skill when he/she changes from school uniform to sports attire and vice-versa. These skills equip pupils with basic foundation in independence and employment skills.

Housecraft skills are also taught and these include cutting soft food, peeling, washing, cleaning, boiling, spreading etc. Pupils are taught to make a simple meal, such as sandwich, for themselves.

At this level, pupils are also encouraged to share and learn together. The teacher facilitates this in classroom activities by pairing up pupils of different ability. Through cooperative learning and peer tutoring the pupils learn from one another.

Arts & crafts, music, sports. and swimming activities are included to provide the pupils with leisure skills and enjoyment