In Anderson Secondary School, we are committed to enhancing our strategic partnership with our key partners. As we forge strong partnership, we actualise the school’s vision of developing Thinkers, Innovators and Leaders who make a difference for the greater Good. The school is cognizant that it can tap into the expertise within family and community network to enhance teaching and learning.
With a clear understanding of the benefits of partnership, the school aims to build long term, meaningful and beneficial collaborations with its key stakeholders to enhance school experience for our students. We are also dedicated to sustaining the partnership through fostering strong relationship.
Our key partners consist of both the Internal Partners & External Partners. The school’s Key Internal Partners are made up of the Key Stakeholders in the school such as the following:
(1) Old Andersonians Alumni Society (OAAS);
(2) Parent Support Group (PSG);
(3) School Advisory Committee (SAC).
The Key External Partners as follows:
(1) Character & Citizenship Education (CCE) partners (which are divided into Student Leadership and VIA/Service Learning partners);
(2) CCA partners (Performing Arts, Sports & Clubs, Uniformed Groups);
(3) Department-related or subject-specific partners;
(4) Overseas Schools partners.
HOSTING OF FOREIGN SCHOOLS
SCHOOL VISIT BY SHANGHAI EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOL
In November 2017, Shanghai Experimental School hosted Anderson Secondary School in a cultural exchange programme. On 2 April 2018, it was our turn to host the teachers and students from Shanghai Experimental School. The HOD of English Department from the school, Mdm Zhang Yao, expressed her excitement for the collaboration in her appreciation speech to the whole school after our Principal, Mrs Tan, welcomed the delegation during the morning assembly. Our Shanghai visitors were brought on a school tour and were able to observe interesting lessons in the Secondary 1 and 2 classes.
To provide a better understanding of our school’s holistic education, the school exposed the delegation to the different CCA activities conducted in the afternoon. Our visitors were able to witness the application of leadership skills and the display of team-building skills during the activities. We look forward to forging a long-term relationship with our Shanghai Experimental School in the near future.
SINGAPORE-THAILAND ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP (STEP) CAMP
When STEP, an annual exchange programme, began in 1998, only five secondary schools from Singapore and five schools from Thailand were involved. In 2002, another five schools from Singapore (two primary and three secondary schools) and another five schools from Thailand were recruited. From then onwards, ten Singapore schools and ten Thailand schools have been participating in this annual exchange programme.
Anderson Secondary School is one of the ten schools in Singapore that has been participating in STEP. Under this student exchange programme, the Singapore’s Ministry of Education works in partnership with educational institutes in Thailand to organise educational programmes with the following objectives:
a) to promote bilateral ties between Singapore and Thailand;
b) to foster increased international standing, collaboration and bonding between our students and Thai students through cross-cultural learning and learning experiences; and
c) to imbue in our students a global perspective and fresh insights on life outside of Singapore through immersion in a foreign culture and way of life.
In 2018, STEP was held in Singapore and took place between 1 July and 8 July 2018. The exchange programme included a camp, visits to places of educational and cultural interests, classroom immersions, and hosting experience. Mr Teo Siang Yang, Ms Soh Si Ying and ten Sec 2 students represented our school in this programme.
LEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY’S (LKYSPP’S) MASTER IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT – 2018 EXTERNSHIP
On 29 June 2018, our school hosted 6 participants of the Master in Public Administration and Management (MPAM) in the 2018 Externship Programme. The MPAM programme, which was launched in April 2010, is targeted at middle-to-senior-level officials and it is an integral component of the framework agreement signed between the Singapore and Chinese Governments on exchanges and training of officials.
The participants include officials at the Director and Deputy Director levels in their government organisations. The 2018 MPAM participants started their classes in March 2018. When the 6 MPAM participants from China and Taiwan visited our school, the visitors were able to better understand how a Singapore public organisation operates.
SCHOOL VISIT BY TEACHERS FROM CHINA
On 18 July 2018, 35 high school English teachers from Hainan Province visited Anderson Secondary School. The teachers were the participants of a 5-month professional development programme in NIE, which started in May, sponsored by the Hainan Education Bureau, The group’s main objectives were to learn more about our English Department programmes and to interact and exchange ideas pertaining to teaching and learning with our English teachers. Mr Luo Jiafu, Teaching Researcher from Haikou Teaching and Research Institute, represented the Hainan teachers in presenting the group’s appreciation speech during school assembly. The school’s HOD for English Department, Ms Khoo Poh Leng, introduced the visitors to the English Department programmes and MOE policy, while Mr Stephen Ng and Mrs Pamela Raj showcased their exciting English lessons to the visitors. The visitors expressed much appreciation for the professional sharing and exchange of ideas.
SCHOOL VISIT BY PRINCIPALS FROM CHINA
Our school received 34 Chinese visitors on Monday, 6 Aug 2018. These visitors are High School Principals from various schools in China. All of them were on a 4-month (May to August) professional development programme in NIE, sponsored by the China Scholarship Council. During the visit to Anderson Secondary School, the visitors learned more about the Singapore Education system and the concept of holistic education, school leadership and its challenges and the support programme for teacher development. The HOD Mathematics, HOD Science and HOD PE & CCA also shared with the visitors the teaching of creativity and thinking skills in our school curriculum and programmes. The visitors were also given the opportunity to interact with students from various CCA groups to learn more about the quality of their school experience.
The school believes in providing the students with the exposure to cultural immersion/ exchange programmes and overseas learning journeys. In the last 3 years, the school has continued to organise several overseas trips to help widen the students’ global perspectives.
||Cultural Immersion Trips
||CCA / STUDY / ADVENTURE TRIPS
||Trip to SM Sultan Abdul Halim School, Kedah
Twinning Programme – Language Immersion & Cultural Exchange
EMAS Trip to to Penang and Langkawi
Language Immersion & Cultural
Winitsuksa School, Thailand STEP Camp
Cultural Exchange & Adventure Camp
Immersion Trip to Shanghai
|Wushu Overseas Learning Journey
Enhancement of CCA Skills Exchange
Enhancement of CCA Skills
NCC Overseas Adventure Camp
Exposure to Adventure
||Staff Recce Trip to Shanghai
Networking for Cultural Immersion
|Humanities Experiential Learning Trip to Hong Kong
SJAB, Combined VIA TripService Learning
||EMAS Overseas Learning Journey to Sabah
Language Immersion & Cultural Exchange
Infocomm Club, Immersion cum Training trip to Cambodia
Service Learning & Cultural Immersion
|Wushu Training Trip to China
Intensive training with elite Wushu athletes in China.
Band Trip to Japan
Enhancement of CCA Skills