Bukit Panjang Primary School is one of three primary schools in Bukit Panjang, which is also located in South Jeolla. The school is very small in size and only has one full-time teaching staff. Because of this, it is extremely important that the teachers at this school possess an excellent combination of educational knowledge, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills. This is to ensure that each child at this school receives an equally educative treatment regardless of their social or academic status. This is also to guarantee that the children are able to maintain healthy relationships with their peers in the years to come.
The school is housed in a residential complex in South Jeolla. There are two types of classrooms in this school. One classroom is situated in the main building while another classroom is located within the complex’s clubhouse. The classrooms are separated by large wooden dividers that allow the students some privacy.
The Bukit Panjang Primary School has a very low student to teacher ratio. This is evident by the fact that there are over ninety students per teacher. This is the result of the dedicated teachers that lead each class. Due to the high student to teacher ratio, the teachers are able to spend more time interacting with their students.
In addition to interacting with their students, the teachers at the Bukit Panjang Primary School are required to attend numerous workshops every year. These workshops are designed to promote critical thinking skills and to encourage creativity among children. In addition to the workshops, parents and teachers alike are free to attend church services and attend cultural events. All activities and events are geared towards molding the minds of children to become responsible citizens as they grow older.
Each teacher at Bukit Panjang Primary School has their own teaching method. All teachers follow a strict structure known as the “three legged stool”. This system enables all teachers to feel united as they strive for excellence. Teachers are assigned tasks based on the knowledge they already have and not based on their personal preferences or on the recommendations of other teachers. All teachers at the school undergo thorough training and development before being placed in a classroom.
The morning sessions begin with the introduction session. This is a chance for the children to meet the principal and other teachers. It also opens the eyes of the children to the world outside the classroom and to you, the teacher. The children are encouraged to ask questions. Questions are an essential part of the learning process. Asking questions forces the children to use their creativity and their mind to think critically.
The middle and closing sessions of the day include the preparation of daily work. Students will be expected to create meaningful work during the course of the day. The work assigned will be reflective of what the children have learned throughout the day. Students will be encouraged to draw their own cartoons and submit them to the teachers. The work will be shown to the children’s classmates and teachers can use the drawing to enhance the lessons that have been delivered.
All students in secondary school are expected to observe a set of values and behaviours. This is an essential part of the education system. It teaches children responsibility and integrity. Bukit Panjang Primary School is committed to providing a positive learning environment and this policy is applied to all students, teachers and staff. Each child is provided with individual attention and all pupils are guaranteed an education free from racial discrimination and hatred.