Programme For Active Learning (PAL)
The Programme for Active Learning (PAL) is into its third year since its implementation in 2017. It aims to provide a platform for experiential learning for pupils to acquire a range of soft skills which will benefit them in their development as individuals.
The design of the PAL framework in CHS is aligned to CHS’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”, a leader and a gentleman of high integrity and robust character, pupils will learn social skills and coping strategies such as turn taking and “Stop, think and Do”.
fig.CHS Programme for Active Learning Framework
The PAL programme will be carried out in modules. There are 5 modules with 7 lessons in each module. Primary 1s will be covering Sports and Games, Visual Arts and Music and Primary 2s will be doing Outdoor Education, Dance and Visual Arts. For each lesson, pupils will be given the opportunity to reflect on their learning experiences. They will get to share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others too.
Primary 2 Patience undergoing PAL Outdoor Education which gets them to explore using the use of telephone cups.
fig.2 Patience undergoing PAL Outdoor Education
1 Charity pupils taking part in a PAL sports and games activity which gives them a platform to engage in group work.
fig.1 Charity pupils taking part in a PAL sports
fig.2 Kindness using their problem-solving skills