Events in 2019
P1 Shepherding / P1 Parents Welcome Tea (2 January 2019)
PiE parents were all ready to extend a warm welcome to the new P1s and their parents into the Fairfield Family. Over the first three days of school, PiE parents shepherded the P1s and helped them settle in. This helped allay the anxieties of the new pupils and their parents. On the first day, P1 parents were also initiated into primary school life and the Fairfield culture with a Parenting Talk. This was followed by networking among the parents by their respective classes.
Chinese New Year Decoration & Celebration (22 January 2019)
PiE parents come together every year to decorate the school premises for Chinese New Year. This year, they enthusiastically covered the school hall, canteen and foyer with festive cheer.
Library Orientation (21 February 2019)
This activity taught our Primary 1s about proper use of the library. It covered library etiquette and book-borrowing procedures; and reminded pupils to practice good behavioural habits when they are in the library. PiE parents engaged pupils by demonstrating library etiquette through role-playing.
P3 Swim Programme (January – April 2019)
The SwimSafer programme helps pupils develop water confidence and resilience. Within each class, pupils were grouped based on ability and experience. Advanced swimmers were guided to refine their strokes to achieve better efficiency and speed, while beginners were taught basic strokes. At the end of the 10-week programme, pupils received certificates of achievement from the Singapore Sports Council. PiE parents helped to chaperon pupils and ensure safety.
P1 Games Day (8 March 2019)
Held in the assembly area, pupils participated in fun relay games, and showed their parents the skills they have learnt during PE lessons. PiE parents chaperoned pupils in their respective houses, ushered pupil movements, and served as game assistants.
P4 – P6 Sports Carnival (15 March 2019)
This major annual sports event saw pupils compete in house teams, in games such as Captain’s Ball, Basketball, Floorball, Modified Frisbee, Volleyball, Longball and Softball, held in various locations – the Indoor Sports Hall, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, foyer and open field. The effort that pupils put into training for this event demonstrated their skills, resilience and sportsmanship. Close to 80 PiE parents filled various roles such as chaperones and game assistants.
P4 Rock Climbing & Field Cooking (25 – 29 March 2019)
All P4 pupils were introduced to rock climbing and field cooking as part of their PE curriculum. PiE parents helped the pupils to gear up and timed their ascent on the school’s 9m-high rock wall. The pupils displayed resilience and team spirit as they cheered each other on. Thereafter, pupils did some outdoor cooking and enjoyed their “home-cooked meal” while PiE parents guided them and ensured safety.
P4 – P6 NAPFA Test (22 – 26 April 2019)
The annual NAPFA test for P4 & P6 comprises six test items to assess the different components of overall fitness. For primary pupils, these are sit-up, inclined pull-up, sit-&-reach, standing broad jump, shuttle run and 1.6km run/walk. PiE parents provided logistical support – setting up the 1.6km-run test route and route marshalling etc.
P3 Supermarket Trip (10 – 18 July 2019)
This year’s P3 Supermarket Learning Journey took place at Honestbee’s Habitat. Students had to work together in teams and select items they would like to purchase within the budget they were given. They were encouraged to apply mathematical knowledge and concepts learned during their lessons. PiE parents moved along with the groups of students and helped to observe and offer advice and assistance when required.
Racial Harmony Day (19 July 2019)
This day was a sea of colours as students and teachers came to school in an array of traditional costumes. During recess, PiE parents helped distribute different types of traditional delicacies such as kueh lapis, mooncakes and murukku, and the students enjoyed trying the various snacks from the many different cultures. Racial Harmony Day is celebrated in Singapore to mark the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony.
P3 Swim Carnival (8 August 2019)
The P3 Swim Carnival is the culmination of the 10-session SwimSafer Programme that the P3s had undergone to build their water confidence. Their skills were put to the test at this event, which also aimed to build their class spirit. Every pupil was included as they played games in the pool designed for different competency levels, using their preferred swimming style. While the games were planned by the teachers, PiE parents helped run them and kept score.
Children’s Day Celebration (3 October 2019)
The school had planned a mini carnival at recess for the pupils. More than 100 PiE volunteers lent their support to manning face-painting booths, snack stalls and games stations. The canteen & foyer were abuzz with enthusiastically busy parents and happy children. A group of PiE parents also performed a skit in the Children’s Day concert after recess. The smiles on the children’s faces are simply beyond words.