Chaoyang School

Find out more about life in Chaoyang School and its programmes.

Vision: Empowered lives for an engaged community and inclusive society.

Mission:
  • Enabling persons with special needs to be active contributors of society.
  • Inspiring and building capabilities of partners and the community.
  • Leading and advocating towards an inclusive society.

Values: Commitment, Integrity, Resilience, Respect

Motto: Be our best

General information
Location
Area: Ang Mo Kio
Address: 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54, Singapore 569184
Telephone no.
6456 6922
Email
cys@apsn.org.sg
Website
https://www.apsn.org.sg/apsn-chaoyang-school
Special needs catered for
Mild intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder
Age range
7 to 12 years old
Curriculum offered
Customised
School mode
Double session
Services offered
  • Therapy services (occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, counselling)
  • School bus transport
  • After-school student care
School fees
Contact the school directly for more information.
Open house

Dates

  • Friday, 27 May 2022

Time

  • 2pm to 4pm 

Format

  • Physical
Venue
  • 10 Ang Mo Kio Street 54, Singapore 569184
Contact information How to register
  • Email Joanna by Friday, 20 May 2022. 
Admissions timeline
2022 Primary 1 cohort
Start of school
January 2022

Application deadline
Friday, 25 June 2021
Applicants at other levels
Start of school
Beginning of the school term.

Application period
Ongoing.
Programmes
Integrated Programme (IP)
The IP is for students with MID, as well as students with both MID and mild ASD who have low support needs. The teacher to student ratio for the IP is 1:10.
ASD Structured Programme (ASP)
The ASP is for students with MID and mild ASD who have moderate support needs. The teacher to student ratio for the ASP is 1: 4. The ASP prepares students to eventually transit into the school’s Integrated Programme.

Both programmes offer the core curriculum that centres on Functional Academics, Life-Skills, Physical Education and Aesthetics. Within these core areas, subjects and programmes such as English, Mathematics, Life Skills, PE, Arts, IT, CCA and CCE are included. A customised, module-based curriculum for all subject areas, including CCA, is adopted to cater to the varied needs and learning abilities of pupils.

ASP has additional components of Play Skills and Communication Skills built into their curriculum.
Learning domains
Chaoyang School adopts the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework to guide in the design of teaching approaches, resources and learning experiences to cater to the individual learning needs of all the students. It also harnesses technology to enhance students’ engagement in teaching and learning.

In alignment with the SPED Curriculum Framework, the school strives to provide quality and holistic education for all students.

To realize this, the key learning domains offered by Chaoyang School include:
  • Literacy: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
  • Numeracy: Counting & Computation, Measurement, Scheduling and Budgeting.
  • Science: Diversity, Systems, Cycles and Interactions.
  • Life Skills: Daily Living Skills, Social Competence, Healthy and Safe Relationships, Social-Emotional Learning and Home Economics.
  • Art: Single Media Art, Mixed Media Art and Craft Making.
  • Physical Education: Movement Concepts, Movement Skills and Manipulative Skills.
  • Character and Citizenship Education
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
The school’s CCA programme provides a range of experiences for the students through exposure to meaningful and purposeful activities. The programme is offered to all Chaoyang students regardless of age or ability, and adopts a modular approach.

All students in the school are provided the opportunity to experience and try out different CCAs throughout their 6 years in the school.

In Chaoyang, the school offers four strands of CCA:

Performing Arts
  • Angklung
  • Ensemble
  • Ethnic Fusion Dance
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Speech and drama
Sports
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • In-line Skating
  • Mini Trampoline
  • Soccer
Visual Arts
  • Batik
  • Ceramics
  • Videography
Clubs
  • Experiential Club
  • Sensory Club
Highlights
Language Week
Language Week is an annual event organized by the Literacy Department. Every year, it adopts a unique theme. Throughout the week, students learn and appreciate language through a series of activities that are current, relevant and engaging.

Language Week also serves as an avenue for the students to forge and build relationships with other members of the community. Examples of collaboration include:
  • Engagement with seniors from nearby eldercare centres.
  • Engagement with essential workers on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore.
  • Sharing sessions by foreign guest speakers on their native countries to give students a glimpse of life beyond Singapore.

Math and Science Fun Day
The Math and Science Fun Day is the initiative of the Numeracy & Science Department. Students get to visit various activity stations to try out games and activities which are designed to teach concepts from the curriculum.

For example, Giant Snakes and Ladders and Mazes required students to use their knowledge to solve puzzles and find out more about things around them. The objective is for students to learn Numeracy and Science concepts in an interactive and fun way.


Healthy Eating Programme
The Life Skills Department started the Healthy Eating Programme to encourage good healthy eating habits among students. It is a 6-week programme with the following objectives:
  • Increase awareness of the importance of vegetables in our daily diet.
  • Share fun and delicious ways to eat vegetables as snacks.
  • Demonstrate eating vegetables daily in school.
Activities included:
  • Creating e-posters on the benefits of vegetables.
  • Learning that vegetables can be eaten in a variety of delicious ways.
  • Making vegetable dips and vegetarian pizza.

Visual Arts
The school has a Visual Arts programme where students get to explore and use various media for art and craft. The school participates in external art competitions and has won several awards including: 
  • Being one of the top 25 selected entries of the Singapore Youth Festival 2021 Celebrations Design Challenge.
  • Being selected as one of the 21 National Day Parade 2021 Fun Pack designs.
Our students' artwork also won awards at: 
  • Paralym Art World Cup 2021.
  • “See What I See” Art Competition 2020 organised by Very Special Arts Singapore (VSA, now known as ART:DIS).
  • Lions Club Peace Poster Design Contest.

Talent Development Programme
Chaoyang School offers a range of activities under the Talent Development Programme (TDP). Students showing promise are identified by the teachers and given extra coaching to realise their fullest potential. The TDP sessions are conducted outside of regular curricular time.

The TDP includes these activities :
  • Choir
  • Drumming ensemble
  • Chinese painting
  • Ceramics

School Green Awards
Chaoyang School received 3 awards at the School Green Awards 2021:
  • Outstanding Environmental Project Award.
    One of the most prestigious environmental awards in Singapore and the region. It recognises overall environmental stewardship by organisations.
  • Best 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Awards
    Awarded to schools in recognition of environmental outreach projects with the overall best performance in the 3Rs.
  • Vanda Miss Joaquim Award
    Awarded to schools with an overall score of more than 90%.

GetActive! Singapore Workout 2021 Schools Competition
Chaoyang School emerged as one of the top 3 winners for the SPED category for the GetActive! Singapore Workout Schools Competition 2021.
All information listed above is provided by the school. Visit the school's website or contact them to find out more.