Ethnic costumes fashion parades, performances, concerts and class parties – Pathlighters ushered in the Chinese New Year with an array of school-wide festivities!
Our students enjoyed special cultural performances that were put up by the Performing Arts, Choir and Music Ensemble CCAs, sang along to their favourite Chinese New Year tunes and paraded their traditional costumes as they vied for Best Dressed. One of our student emcees even came dressed as the God of Fortune and brought an abundance of laughter to all students and staff! Our students also decorated the school campuses with their crafts, which added that extra festive touch! All in all, Pathlighters had a joyful time celebrating and learning more about the traditional and cultural aspects of Chinese New Year!
Our Secondary 3 and 4 students had an exciting start to the new school year!
As part of the School’s Transition Planning initiative, they were given a sneak peek into the various possible industries and career opportunities that they can explore post-Secondary. Some of the organisations that our students visited during their orientation week include the Ministry of Manpower, Tower Transit, Park Hotel Alexandra, Building and Construction Authority and Jumbo Restaurant.
Our Pathlighters gained insight into the processes and skills required within the different sectors, such as the factors that need to be considered for the construction of buildings, and the mechanics behind bus operations. After the visits, our Pathlighters expressed their desire to work and contribute in areas where their passions lie, and the visits helped them set goals to work towards to. It was certainly a great start to the year!
Congratulations to our 10 GCE O-levels students for doing well in their O-levels! All 10 were eligible to progress to Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs). Pathlighters even scored better (Grades 1-6) than national average for most subjects! We honour the hard work and resilience our students demonstrated to overcome the challenges and achieve these results. Our deepest appreciation to all educators, non-educators and parents for the hard work and dedication in making this possible. To our O-level graduates, we wish you all the best in your tertiary education. Congratulations on your graduation and never stop believing in yourself!
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 on the autism spectrum and related disorders, aged 7 to 18 years, 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.
The School was established by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) at the invitation of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and started operations in January 2004 with just 41 students. Today, it has over 1,400 students and is one of the fastest growing and progressive special schools in Singapore.
Children with mild to moderate severity of autism, who are assessed to be cognitively able to access mainstream academics in a structured group learning environment (average class size of 6 to 12 students).
Children aged 7 years who are able to access mainstream academics but require an additional Foundation year to build their school readiness for a typical mainstream school or Pathlight School's Primary 1 Programme, will benefit from our Primary 1 Foundation Programme. Students from this programme will move on to Primary 1 Standard* the following year.
For students who are suitable to pursue the PSLE, GCE 'O' and 'N' Level examinations, but face challenges in a typical mainstream school, Pathlight offers a unique blend of academic curriculum and life readiness skills. This blended approach is aimed at maximising the potential of the students.
* Pathlight's Primary 1 Standard is similar to mainstream Primary 1 curriculum.