Being innovative is about looking beyond what we do best, identifying the great ideas of the future and making them into reality. SPAS brings you the latest innovation in quality education - the incredibly powerful and sophisticated Mac Laboratory. With the Mac e-learning technology, every Peterian will have the power and the edge to EXPLORE, INVENT and CREATE in the classroom. And it will help them unleash their potentials to become highly skilled and be part of a leading workforce of the future.
Grade 11 One-to-One iPad Program
SPAS brings another first in its educational innovation program - going one-to-one with iPad. The one-to-one iPad program has provided the means to transform the teaching and learning environment so that our students have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to succeed in this digital world. It is learning on the leading edge where students and teachers across disciplines are finding new ways to make learning MORE INTERACTIVE and INTERESTING. It is reenergizing students to walk into a room with boundless possibilities. It is also engaging students in real world situations and to promote effective ethical and respectful use of technology.
Robots today are roving Mars, collecting data in dangerous environments, hoovering our floors, lifting patients in hospital, building cars and entertaining us in films. It has become an integral part of our life and an important competitive factor in a globalized and highly technological market. Here at SPAS, pupils and students can work in the robotics lab and EXPLORE THE DESIGN, BUILDING and PROGRAMMING OF ROBOTS, a quite impressive preparation to engage with the fast advancing world.
Grade 1 to 11 Robotics
One aspect of digital age learning that is essential to prepare pupils and students for the evolving 21st century workplace is Robotics. At SPAS, pupils and students from Grades 1 to 11 can now enjoy Robotics ACROSS THE FULL SPECTRUM OF THE CURRICULUM. Robotics is a highly effective way to foster essential work skills like problem solving, logical analysis, visualization and teamwork. And of course, in designing and building their creations, students learn basic engineering and electronics, and practice math, too. It does all these while keeping the pupils and students so motivated and engaged that getting them to stop working and move on to the rest of the school day can be a challenge!
Grade 11 Strands
Mindful of the need and importance of getting at par with the education systems worldwide and to better equip our students with basic education up to international standards, SPAS braces itself for the full implementation of the K-12 curriculum. Starting this SY 2015-2016, SPAS brings new academic strands for Grades 11: ACCOUNTACY, BUSINESS, AND MANAGEMENT (ABM), HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (HUMSS), and SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM). In addition, the use of multimedia will be integrated into the curriculum. This assures that all Peterian graduates are aligned and holistically trained within their areas of interests for specialization and potential work opportunities.
Grades 1 to 6 Singaporean Mathematics Curriculum Framework
Recognizing its huge influence and impact on student's proficiency in Asia, Australia and the United States, SPAS designed its program for mathematics with the Singaporean Mathematics Curriculum Framework (SMCF). With the SMCF, grade school pupils are introduced to a CAREFULLY SEQUENCED CURRICULUM, in which the topics are revisited at A MORE ADVANCED LEVEL. It helps them build deep understanding of mathematical concepts through practical problems and concrete illustrations that demonstrate how abstract mathematical concepts are used to solve problems from different perspectives. Moreover, it makes learning matematics more interesting and fun.
Reading Comprehension Program
SPAS envisions that every pupil and student will be able to read legibly and acquire information from different materials, demonstrate comprehension by applying it to a written report, oral presentation, or group discussion, and to convey the essence to others. This is made possible through the intensified Reading Comprehension Program implemented this school year to both grade school and high school levels. The program implements instructional activities that build on an UNDERSTANDING OF THE INTEGRATION of phonological skills, phonics decoding, spelling, word recognition, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing related to authentic texts. It also uses resources and research-based practices that create information intensive environments (e.g., diverse classroom libraries, inquiry reading, audio and visual presentations). Furthermore, it cultivates effective learning environments that support individual motivation to read and write (e.g., choice, challenge, interest, and access to print, digital text and online resources).
September 18-26 Fri-Sat Novena Masses in Honor of St. Lorenzo Ruiz (5:30 PM @ Parish Church)
18 Fri SPAS Administration, Faculty, Staff and Grade 5 Pupils
19 Sat SPASAA
20 Sun c/o Parish Organizations and Associations
21 Mon SPASPA, Grade 6 and 7
22 Tue Grades 8 and 9
23 Wed c/o Parish Organizations and Associations
24 Thu Grade 10 and 11
25 Fri c/o Parish Organizations and Associations
26 Sat c/o Parish Organizations and Associations
SPAS is K-12 Ready
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