StAR (Students-All-Rise) Programme is part of Yishun Secondary School’s (YSS) Project Enable initiatives to support the Lower Secondary Normal stream students. A day in a week is set aside for them to experience a school-based curriculum that allows them to seek their interests, strive in their passion and soar for better educational outcomes (aligned to School Motto). This is an uplifting strategy so that these students stay committed and connected to the school and their learning experiences.
The programme-cycle commences with an internal scan to gather information on the overall learners’ profile through teachers’ feedback, student-surveys and focused group discussions. This is followed with an external scan to source for partners to match students’ interests. Weaved with AfL and SEL Competencies, students’ learning are measured, monitored and reviewed frequently.
Support from the school and collaborations with various community partners who believe in these students are contributing factors for the programme’s success. Through StAR, students are engaged purposefully and they acquire a sense of achievement. To share this journey with the fraternity, YSS welcomes teacher attachment and sharing at different platforms.