On 24 March 2017, Pathlight School held its annual Sports Day for Primary 3 to 6 students at Serangoon Stadium. The theme of this year’s Sports Day was “I Strive”, aimed at encouraging students to keep striving for excellence in both sports and in life.
Students participated in friendly competition in Track and Field events, and parents also joined in to participate in novelty races. This event provided a wonderful opportunity for parents and students to bond and also build a closer partnership with the school.
Overall, our students, parents and staff had a fun and meaningful Sports Day.
On 7 & 8 March 2017, our Secondary One students participated in a two-day non-residential camp. Students attended leadership workshops and had opportunities to demonstrate leadership and confidence building qualities through a series of fun-filled activities. They took public transport to Singapore Sports Hub and had the opportunity to apply what they have learnt from Life Readiness lessons in school. Through this camp, students were able to learn about the important values of responsibility, resilience, teamwork and friendship.
Pathlight School organised its inaugural English Language Festival 2017 for all Primary School students. The 4-day festival, which began on 6 March 2017, Monday through 9 March 2017, Thursday saw students and teachers meaningfully engaged in a variety of activities that promote English Language learning.
From Spelling Bee to hands-on activities such as station games, students were provided with opportunities to learn the English Language in fun and creative ways. To further promote creative learning, students and teachers were encouraged to dress up as their favourite ficitional character for storytelling sessions and participate in a Fashion Parade. A Book Fair was also held during the festival where students can purchase English books from a wide selection of books available. They learnt to pick out their favourite book and make their own purchase for it.
Overall, it was a fun and fruitful learning experience for our students.
On 3 March 2017, our Secondary School and Vocational Track students gathered at Bishan Park for a cross country run. The objective of the run was to teach students the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through exercise. It also teaches students to have perseverance and resilience in completing a 2.4km run and instills values such as respect, friendship and excellence in them. Principal, Ms Linda Kho and Senior Vice-Principal, Ms Loy were also present to flag off the run.
On 28 February 2017, our Alumnus Sean Bay, along with his mother and younger sister, presented a cheque from the proceeds of his solo art exhibition held last year at Orchard Central from 25 to 28 November to Pathlight School as a token of appreciation for the school's effort in nurturing Sean during his education journey.
Sean delivered a speech to pay special tribute to the Artist Development Programme and thanked all the teachers and Ms Loy who have helped him throughout his years in Pathlight School. His mother, Mrs Bay, also shared on Sean’s challenging journey as a child with autism adapting to many changes while growing up. She thanked all Pathlight educators and leaders for their dedications and guidance that helped Sean to develop into the young man that he is today.
On 23 February 2017, Pathlight School hosted a special visit from the Stephen Petronio Company, a contemporary dance group that has performed on various international stages.
The US Embassy Singapore had organised a workshop for our Senior Dance Talent Group students with the dancers from Stephen Petronio Compan, which was nothing less than fruitful. At the end of the activity, our students also presented gifts of appreciation from Pathlight to their new friends. On behalf of the school, we would like to thank and wish the dancers all the best in their future endeavours.
Congratulations to our Secondary School GCE ‘O’ Level students on their results. All passed and eligible to progress to Institutes of Higher Learning!
Kudos to our Pathlight educators and therapists for their dedication and hard work in helping our students achieve this significant milestone. We would also like to thank parents for their unstinting support and partnership with the school throughout the students’ education journey in Pathlight.
We wish all our GCE ‘O’ Level graduands of 2016 all the best in their next educational destination!
Pathlight School is the first autism-focused school in Singapore that offers Singapore's mainstream academic curriculum together with life readiness skills. It caters to students with autism and related disorders, aged 7 to 18 years old, who are cognitively able to access mainstream academic curriculum but require additional support such as smaller class sizes, special accommodations and teaching staff trained in autism.