Innovation & Talent Development Programme
To shape an innovative mindset in our students, the school’s innovative thrust aims to provide them with sufficient platforms for exposure, application and exhibition, leveraging on our very own Pei Hwa Innovation Cycle and supported by an innovative environment to grow our students.
In order to realise the School’s mission to develop innovative and compassionate citizens, it is imperative to cultivate an innovative mindset in our students. In Pei Hwa Secondary School, the approach of a tiered student development is adopted. This differentiated approach aims to provide suitable platforms for students with different readiness levels to be exposed to, apply and exhibit the 8 characteristics in the innovative mindset:
- School Wide Programme (Whole school body)
- Leadership Training Programme (Student Leaders)
- Talent Development Programme (Students with higher readiness)
Tiered student development for students with different levels of readiness
As part of the tiered student development in Pei Hwa Secondary School, the Innovation Talent Development Programme (TDP) aims to target and select around 45 Secondary One to Three students who have indicated keen interest in the areas of innovation.
Innovation TDP provides opportunities for students to gain exposure through learning journeys, discussion forums, speaker series, workshops.
1. Learning Journeys to Design Bridge, Red Dot Museum, 3M, Temasek Polytechnic (School of Design)
2. Speaker Series and Discussion Forums with Established Industrial Experts
3. Training Workshops
TDP also provides students with opportunities to apply their innovative mindsets in external platforms/competitions that are nationally recognised.
– MOE Innovation Programme (MOE IvP)
MOE Innovation Programme provides a unique opportunity for pupils to develop their problem-solving and thinking skills. In this year-long journey, Innovation mentors from the partner institutions are each assigned a school where he/she can provide mentorship to IvP participants.
In 2019, 7 teams of Secondary 2 and 3 students participated the competition to come up with innovative solutions to make Singapore a more inclusive society or a sustainable and liveable city. We are proud to share that Pei Hwa has achieved 1 Distinction, 1 Merit and 5 Participation awards. In addition, the team that has won Distinction award has been specially selected to showcase their innovation project during the prestigious IvP Show in September 2019.
– Shell STEM Challenge
This programme aims to build awareness, develop knowledge and provide thinking tools and complex problem solving skills to the leaders of the future.
– Digital Business Challenge
This programme aims to identify the needs and propose innovative business ideas while leveraging on smart technology. A team of students won the award for the best visual merchandise.
– Youth Technopreneur Hackathon
Presented by Temasek Foundation and organised by Science Centre Singapore, the Young Technopreneurs for a Sustainable 2030 challenge aims to encourage young people to brainstorm, develop and prototype solutions to achieve sustainable development, as encapsulated in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
– Samsung Solve for Tomorrow
By leveraging on new technologies and innovations, and this competition platform hopes to inspire needful inventions that lead to real-world impact. A team of student emerged as one of the top 3 winning teams in the Secondary School category in Singapore.
The exhibition opportunities included in the TDP aims to showcase and exhibit students’ innovation efforts on various internal and external exhibition platforms.
One of the teams which had participated in the MOE IvP was provided with an opportunity to share their innovative solutions at the Young Innovators’ Fair.
Some of these platforms include:
- School Assembly Talks
- Stemnovation Week
- Young Innovators’ Fair
- Maker Extravanganza
- Edutech Asia
- Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award