The theme for this year is ‘Wisdom and Understanding’, and the theme verse is taken from
‘Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.’
As with the natural progression of learning in children, they first acquire knowledge, and then with the knowledge, they would comprehend and make sense of the world around them. As children experience and enjoy autonomy, they will soon realise that decisions they make will result in certain outcomes and consequences, some more predictable than others. Getting wisdom is key to them exercising discernment in what they do, making good decisions and experiencing positive outcomes or successes when they make good decisions.
Guided by this theme, a number of our school programmes for 2019 will be focusing on sharing with students what getting wisdom is, with the aim that our students would, through various platforms, show wisdom in their actions and words.
For example, at the lower primary, the emphasis at Programme for Active Learning (PAL) would be on knowing oneself, and empathising with others. At the upper primary, the cyber-wellness programme carried out during assembly talks and Form teacher Guidance Periods (FTGP), would focus on values like respect, discernment, and making good decisions in peer relations and peer interactions. Across levels, and led by the arts department, the school will be implementing a ‘Learning for Life’ music and art programmes that would develop empathy and build social awareness among our Fairfield students.
Through all our efforts to help our students achieve their best in their academic learning, develop sound values in their lives, and have positive school experiences, we also want our children to have a heart of gratitude to the many blessings of love and care they have received from the school, family and God.
We thank God for His many provisions to the school through the years, and we continue to pray and
trust that God’s favour, blessings and provisions will pour forth to Fairfield in 2019. Blessed New Year!
Mdm Law Li Mei