The Zhenghua Experience: Community Partnership@Bukit Panjang
In fulfilling the school’s vision and developing Zhenghua Primary School
pupils to be of good character and a useful citizen, the school recognizes that
strong partnership with strategic partners is a key approach in achieving her
mission and goals.
The school adopts the fundamental philosophy that ‘it takes a whole village
to raise a child’ and undertake the key approach in forging of a closer direct
relationship with the Bukit Panjang Community through the Community Club and its
Youth Executive Committee group. This close collaborative relationship is an
imperative of the school to imbue in her pupils National Education values and a
greater awareness of the Bukit Panjang community that they belong to.
Through active engagement with the community it serves, the pupils learn to
empathize with and are equipped to serve the neighbourhood and its residents
whole-heartedly. Key strategic events like Bukit Panjang National Day Observance
ceremony and festive celebrations, NW CDC efforts in promoting Healthy Living
through Big Walks, Arts@Bukit Panjang and Zhenghua Open House and Bukit Panjang
Racial Harmony Day cum Arts Festival are essential platforms that the school
fully utilizes to ensure that pupils are provided with authentic learning
These experiences enable the pupils to understand the uniqueness of Singapore
and develop a strong sense of pride and affection for their community and nation
as a result.
The school leverages on Community Involvement Programme (CIP) to develop
traits of good citizenry and good character in pupils. Involvement and
engagement through this programme inculcate in pupils the values of appreciating
what they have, promote volunteerism and charity, where they want to give back
to the community.
Such opportunities provide the pupils with enriching experiences in learning
and take them beyond the confined walls of the classroom. They also enable the
school to make learning for the children more authentic and meaningful. The key
community events also enable our stakeholders, our parents to get intimately
involved in the education of our children. These partnerships enable the school
to provide unique learning experiences for the pupils and a quality education,
at the same time, developing & nurturing a home-school & community