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Our Vision

Adding Years to Life     …Adding Life to Years

The vision evokes a simple message to everyone to lead an active life. It focuses on not just the physical aspect of health but also the social, mental and emotional  health. An active mind and body will aid in longevity and a disease free life. The kind of lifestyle that adds to the vibes in our everyday life. In our interactions with people be it at work, in school or at home. It is the vibrancy that we want to bring into our lives by simply embarking on a healthy lifestyle.

As a CHERISH (CHampioning Efforts Resulting in Improved School Health) school, we adopt a holistic approach towards health promotion. We also seek to incorporate the HHF (Holistic Health Framework) introduced in 2007 into our PE curriculum.
 
The PE and Music Team
Mr Eric Wong (HOD)Physical Education
Mrs Lucinda Leong (SH CCA)Physical Education
Mr Edwin GohPhysical Education
Mr Yap Chien Shen AlvinPhysical Education
Mr Jason ZhuoPhysical Education
Mr Matthew ChanPhysical Education
Mr Lee Joen YenPhysical Education
Mr Vicknesh ThiagarajahPhysical Education (Allied Educator)
Ms Tang SuyunMusic
Ms Bridget OoiMusic
Ms Elizabeth PhuaMusic 











The General Music Programme this year begins a multi-disciplinary approach to learning music. Students learn to appreciate the impact of sound and music through experiencing a dance module, making connections between visual art and music and music making. The programme aims to develop students capable of making sound musical and aesthetic decisions in their appreciation of the arts.

At the same time, the programme places a strong focus in the development of critical thinking and creative skills. To facilitate development of cognitive and affective skills, students are constantly stretched through project work such as creating dance choreography, discussions of music in relation to global issues and also creating music composition.  Students use a combination of technology and conventional musical instrument for their learning and development.

Pickle Ball and Hockey are new modules added to the Physical Education Programme in Mayflower this year. Hockey, a traditional and well-established game is a new game to a new generation of students and our Department see the need to re-introduce this rugged and fun game to the curriculum. The students relish the lessons, running around in the big open field with a crooked stick, chasing after a small ball! Pickle Ball is the obvious choice for a new module as students can play this user-friendly game in space-constrained Singapore, like at the void decks with young and old alike, using simple equipment. 

The direction this year for the PE Department continues to be in the area of Assessment. During our Time-Tabled Time, PE teachers share rubrics on Badminton, Floorball and Soccer, with practical sessions to trial the Assessment for Learning (AFL) worksheets. These are then used successfully for Peer Assessment in our lessons.

The National Physical Fitness Assessment (NAPFA) remains the mainstay of our Assessment of Learning (AOL), with the Sec 2 and Sec 4/5 students taking it, whereas for the Sec 1’s and 3’s, the Beep Test seems to be a hit among students, as the alternative assessment mode, given its self-challenging nature.

The National Physical Fitness Assessment (NAPFA) remains the mainstay of our Assessment of Learning (AOL), with the Sec 2 and Sec 4/5 students taking it, whereas for the Sec 1’s and 3’s, the Beep Test seems to be a hit among students, as the alternative assessment mode, given its self-challenging nature.

The Refresh Programme conducted by Health Promotion Board over 6 weeks for 70 of our weight-challenged students help them to lead an active lifestyle and maintain a balanced diet, through fun and games. 

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Budding songwriters at work!Hip Hop Dance Module

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Outdoor Education Cooking Module“I know my MGR and clove-hitch!” -OE Assessment at Bishan Park

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The athleticism of our PE teachers has rubbed off to staff of other departments.Mr Loo receiving the SEAMEO-ACC (Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation-ASEAN China Centre) Award in Phuket, Thailand in May for MF’s Outdoor Education Package.

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Sec 1 & 3 Alternative Assessment of Learning (AOL) for Cardiovascular Endurance - Beep Test

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New Module for Students - Hockey!

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Department Time-Tabled Time Sharing on Floorball Assessment for Learning (AFL)

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Dispatcher Assisted First Responder or DARE Programme for Graduating Classes

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General Music Using Technology to Facilitate Learning

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Erika Leading Dance