Innovation and Service Learning through Integrated Project Work
Haig Girls’ has developed a distinctive approach to Integrated Project Work (IPW) that involves inter-disciplinary, place-based learning and/or authentic problem solving, service learning and value creation. Each project is designed to develop 21st century competencies such as self-directed learning, collaboration, critical and creative thinking and civic literacy and achieve the desired student outcomes where our Haig Girls will be confident persons, self-directed learners, active contributors and concerned citizens
Integrated Project Work (IPW)
Our Community and Me
Singapore-Our City in Nature
Food Security and Resilience
What: Students will learn to identify the different places in the community, appreciate the natural environment in the community and show care for the environment.
What: Students will learn how nature conservation can help make Singapore a city in Nature through a field-based LJ to National Orchid Garden and activities that will inspire in them ownership and care for our greenery and nature.
What: Students will visit and explore high tech farms to learn about the Singapore’s 30 by 30 goal, food security and resilience.
Making an Impact: Students will design posters and share in class on one of the following themes:
1. Our Clean & Green Neighbourhood
2. Promoting 3Rs In Our Community
3. Nice Places, Green Spaces
Making an Impact:
Students will design an orchid stamp in their groups. They will then promote ‘green’ recreation as a lifestyle by presenting on one of the selected topics:
1) Celebrating our Forests
2) Singapore’s Flora
3) Habitats in Singapore
Making an Impact: Students will be sharing in class on what they could do to manage food waste and try growing edibles at home to promote food security.
Community and Servant Leadership
Environmental Conservation and Advocacy
What: Students learn English, Art and Social Studies through an exploration of theme related to art works by Singapore artists from SAM’s and the National Gallery’s permanent collection. The programme also provides opportunities to develop pupils’ self-confidence, collaboration and deepen pupils’ appreciation of visual art and museums, and their sense of pride in Singapore’s cultural heritage.
Students learn and appreciate what Design Thinking is and develop their creativity and confidence. They will engage in hands-on design challenges that focus on developing empathy towards the elderly, identify their needs and create innovative products to meet them.
What: Students gain a better understanding about environmental issues and be an advocate to protect it.
Making an Impact: Students write short stories/letters and create their own artworks to voice their responses to issues. Their works are published, and artworks displayed at a public exhibition.
Making an Impact: Students develop empathy for others and help create awareness of the identified needs.
Making an Impact: Students use their new knowledge and skills to be an advocate for the environment. They create artwork to raise awareness of the environmental issues on earth.
IPW for Primary One – Our Community and Me
IPW for Primary Two – Singapore - Our City in Nature
IPW for Primary Three – Food Security and Resilience
IPW for Primary Four– TIMEOUT
IPW for Primary Five
Applied Learning Programme - Design Thinking Community and Servant Leadership
IPW for Primary Six – Environmental Conservation