Teaching and Learning

Other than written reports and parent-teacher conferences, reporting to parents will also take the form of students’ e-Portfolio where their learning progress and products are documented. Students will be trained to report to parents with their work as evidence of learning through student-led conferences.

Systematic testing and surveying will take place using criterion-referenced materials. Results, in addition to individual goal-setting, will be analysed for programming needs.  Individual goal setting would be possible through students’ learning portfolio where their progress in learning and participation in school activities are recorded. 

Chinese Academy takes the approach of continuous assessment where in-depth formative and summative assessment on students’ growth and learning would be conducted. Information collected would provide useful reference for teachers and parents in determining educational and intervention strategies. 

Assessment would take many forms including anecdotal records, checklists, observations and portfolio. Timely, specific feedback coupled with constructive advice would encourage students to set realistic goals for next steps.

  • Be relevant to life – students will explore the world around them; they will engage in projects and higher order problem-solving tasks that are relevant to real-life situations

  • Be differentiated – each student is unique and has his/her own preferences in learning; differentiation is done through offering options in content and process that cater to each student’s interests and abilities

  • Encourage self-expression and wide exposure – students are encouraged to communicate and collaborate through interactive learning tasks.  They will have opportunities to explore a wide range of tasks across different disciplines

  • Be supportive – the school provides a stimulating environment with an abundance of learning aids, multimedia resources and information technology; school staff will also work closely with and parents to facilitate students’ learning

  • Be achieved through intrinsic motivation – children are endowed with an intrinsic curiosity about the world around them; they will be encouraged to formulate questions,  find answers and pursue further investigations on their own

  • Be culturally diverse  – students develop global perspectives while being immersed in Chinese culture through continuous exposure to rich traditions from around the world

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