Lighthouse School

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

Vision: To become a school that is character-centred, recognizing abilities and bringing life to learning for our students.

Mission: To provide a holistic education, where every student is equipped with competencies and rooted in values, to reach their fullest potential in a caring, nurturing and enriching environment.
 
Values: iSHINE – Sincerity, Humility, Integrity, Never Give Up, Empathy

Motto: Together we persevere to achieve and succeed.

General information
Location
Area: Toa Payoh
Address: 51 Toa Payoh Rise, Singapore 298106
Telephone no.
6250 3755
Email
lighthouse@lighthouse.edu.sg
Website
http://www.lighthouse.edu.sg
Special needs catered for
Visual impairment, hearing loss
Age range
7 to 18 years old
Curriculum offered
Customised, National
School mode
Single session (morning)
Services offered
School bus transport
School fees
Contact the school directly for more information.
Open house
Date
  • Saturday, 23 April 2022
Time 
  • 9.30am to 11.30am
Format
  • Virtual
Contact information
How to register
Admissions timeline
2022 Primary 1 cohort
Start of school
January 2022

Application deadline
End October 2021
Applicants at other levels
Start of school
Beginning of school term.

Application deadline
Ongoing.
Programmes
Academic Programmes
  • National Curriculum Programme (NCP) for students in Primary/Junior level
  • Customised Curriculum Programme (CCP) for students in Junior, Middle and Upper levels.
Learning support for students with visual impairment
While accessing either the NCP or the CCP, various learning supports are put in place to enhance student learning. Special assistive devices such as handheld and desk magnifiers are provided for students with low vision. Students with total vision loss receive a specialised medium of instruction in braille with the use of special equipment like the Perkins Brailler, Braille Notetaker, Screen Reader Software, Crammer Abacus and Talking Scientific Calculator. Lessons on braille and ICT are also incorporated in the timetable. They are taught by teaching professionals trained in Braille Grade 1 and 2.
Learning support for students with visual impairment and learning support for students with hearing loss
Lighthouse School currently uses the Bilingual-Bicultural (Bi-Bi) approach, where the Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) is the natural first language for our students with hearing loss. Spoken and written language used by the majority in mainstream society is viewed as a second language. Lessons on SgSL and ICT are also incorporated in the timetable.

Students with hearing loss are taught by teaching professionals trained in Signing Exact English (SEE) and/or SgSL Level 1 to 3. Apart from sign language, Lighthouse School also supports students with hearing loss through other forms of communication such as Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) as well as Total Communication (TC) that incorporates all means of communication; formal signs, natural gestures, fingerspelling, body language, listening, lipreading and speech.

Students with hearing loss are engaged through interactive lessons with the use of devices like SMART boards, iPads and computers. These provisions facilitate and enhance their learning.
Additional support for all students
Students are also supported by either in class or out of class support by the Speech and Language Therapist (serving students with hearing loss or visual impairment), Audiologist (serving both hearing loss or visual impairment), Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Counsellor and Job Coach.
Swimming Programme
Swimming Programme is part of the PE curriculum where students are grouped based on their level of confidence and attend a 10-week swimming programme.
Student Leadership Programme
This is a 3-tier programme where the school creates opportunities for every student to be a leader.
CCA Programme
Lighthouse School introduced Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) in 2019. Through CCA, LHSians discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. CCA also promotes friendships amongst LHSians as they learn, play and grow together.
Learning domains
Primary / Junior
  • English
  • Conversational Mother Tongue
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Science & Environment
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)/ Health Education (HE)
  • Art
  • Social Studies (SS)
  • Daily Living Skills (DLS)
  • ICT
  • Character and Citizenship Education
  • Singapore Sign Language (SGSL)/Braille
  • Orientation & Mobility/ Independent Travelling Skills
Secondary / Senior
  • English
  • Conversational Mother Tongue
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Science & Environment
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)/ Health Education (HE)
  • Art
  • Social Studies (SS)
  • Daily Living Skills (DLS)
  • ICT
  • Character and Citizenship Education
  • Singapore Sign Language (SGSL)/Braille
  • Orientation & Mobility/ Independent Travelling Skills
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
  • Drama & Theatre
  • Synchronised Drumming
  • Goal Ball
  • Gymnastics
  • Board Games
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Multi-Media
  • Taekwondo
Highlights
Ummi Yasserah binte Mohamed Yasni
Alumni (Graduated in 2017)

Ummi Yasserah binte Mohamed Yasni - Lighthouse School
Ummi Yasserah graduated from Lighthouse School in 2017. She then opted for Mountbatten Vocational School (MVS) to continue her training for open employment.

As a student of Lighthouse School, she was an exemplary prefect who always looked out for her younger school mates with visual impairment to provide assistance whenever needed, especially in their orientation and mobility skills. As Ummi is a student with hearing loss, she has shown us that you do not need speech to help someone else.

A sports enthusiast, Ummi participated in a number of athletics and swimming events organised by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC). Her competitive spirit in sports helped her bag many medals. Ummi continued to participate in many sports events and won many medals when she was a student at MVS. Staff at MVS found her to be friendly and one who takes initiative to interact and make friends not only with peers like her, but also with peers who can hear.

Ummi received training in housekeeping and F&B at MVS, but chose to go into F&B. Currently, Ummi works at The Daily Scoop, finding joy in her choice of employment. 

Grishm Chandru Mirpuri
Alumni (Graduated in 2019)

Grishm Chandru Mirpuri - Lighthouse School
Grishm graduated from Lighthouse School in 2019. He was an all-rounder who did well in the aesthetics, IT and academics, in spite of his visual impairment. Grishm did us proud by being the first Lee Kuan Yew Exemplary Student Award recipient in 2017 when it was first extended to SPED schools. 

His positive attitude and great spirit of perseverance enabled him to transit successfully into Bedok South Secondary school, where he accesses his learning materials via devices such as the note taker, iPad and desktop. During the home-based learning period, Grishm accessed data from web pages to get his work done. Being well-equipped with IT skills, Grishm has become an independent learner.

Currently, he is into his third year of secondary school life at Bedok South Secondary School. 

Grishm won the admiration of many of his peers for his musical talent in singing while he was at Lighthouse School. We do see a continuity of his participation in singing in his secondary school too as he performed during Teacher’s Day and in many other school events. Since his selection as a member of The Purple Symphony, Grishm continues this journey of singing as an active member of the Symphony. Grishm has excelled to do Additional Mathematics. Music is also another of his examinable O-Level subject, and has started to learn Braille Music. We congratulate Grishm on receiving the Edusave Character Award 2021.

Jenessa Lim Wen Xuan
Alumni (Graduated in 2021)

Jenessa Lim_Lighthouse School
Jenessa Lim is an outstanding student with hearing loss who has demonstrated perseverance in her studies. She has represented Lighthouse School in a number of musical performances and is a student leader. Her outstanding work ethic and inquisitive nature have contributed to her pursuit of excellence. 

She maintains a positive attitude towards learning, willingly takes on feedback to improve her learning in all of her subjects, is independent and self-reliant but is not afraid to ask questions, be it in class or in home-based learning lessons. Jenessa Lim demonstrates our school motto of Persevere to Excel. 

She is determined to attain the best results that she is capable of achieving and is prepared to work extremely hard in order to reach this goal. She is always honest and can be relied upon in carrying out her responsibilities as the School Prefect. Jenessa did the school proud by being one of the recipients of The Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) Exemplary Student Award in 2021. Through her hard work and perseverance, Jenessa attained a pass in PSLE and graduated to Beatty Secondary School in 2021.
 
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