Programme For Active Learning (PAL)

The Programme for Active Learning (PAL) lessons which started in Catholic High School (Primary) in 2017 for the Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils aims to provide a platform for pupils to acquire a range of soft skills through experiential learning. Skills such as turn taking, listening and communication skills are taught through deliberate teaching and teachable moments during activities.

The design of PAL in CHS is aligned to school’s values (Love, Constancy of purpose, Creativity and Continuous improvement) and 21st century competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making). With the intention of moulding Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils to be “a confident and active contributor” as well as a leader and a gentleman of high integrity and robust character, pupils will also learn coping strategies such as “Stop, think and Do” and target setting.

In Catholic High School (Primary), the PAL programme will be carried out in 5 modules.  Each module will consist of 7 lessons which last for 2 hours each. The Primary 1 pupils will be undergoing Sports and Games, Visual Arts and Music activities and Primary 2 pupils will be experiencing Outdoor Education, Dance and Visual Arts activities. For each lesson, pupils will be given the opportunity to reflect on their learning experiences through timely teacher interventions or at the end of the lesson. They will get to share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others too.

Pupils from 2 Gentleness posing with their art creation during PAL Visual Arts lesson:

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Pupils taking part in a packing activity during Outdoor Education module:

outdoor education module

Collectively exploring usage of props for dance sequence in PAL Performing Arts (Dance) module:

dance module