Programmes at CPAS School
At CPAS School, students are categorised into two levels, according to their chronological age:
- Junior Level (7 years old to 12 years old)
- Senior Level (13 years old to 18 years old)
Three programmes are offered at CPAS School:
- The High Support Programme caters to students with moderate to high support needs in all areas of their daily living and learning. These students require more assistance in mobility, fine motor skills, self-help, and learning, and will pursue lessons that will promote their well-being. Upon graduation at the age of 18 years, possible post-school outcomes are joining the Day Activity Centre or the Home Management Programme.
- The Functional Programme caters to students with mild to moderate support needs in most areas of their daily living and learning. In the senior level, students will learn pre-vocational skills that will support their learning in the vocational domain. Students who demonstrate potential for open employment or sheltered employment, will be trained in the school’s social enterprise, MiniMart@CPAS. Upon graduation at the age of 18 years, possible post-school outcomes are transiting to a Day Activity Centre or Sheltered Workshop.
- The Academic Programme caters to students with mild support needs in most areas of their daily living and learning. Students in this programme follow the mainstream MOE curriculum for English, Mathematics and Science only, in addition to the Curriculum Framework for SPED Schools. At the age of 9 years, students in this programme are assessed for suitability for education in mainstream primary schools before they transit there. If that is not possible, they can continue to pursue their education following the mainstream curriculum at CPASS and prepare for their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at the age of 12 to 15 years old. Upon attaining their PSLE, students will transit to mainstream secondary schools or specialised schools. If they do not pursue secondary education, these students will continue their education at CPASS and prepare for employment in the open market or sheltered employment when they graduate at the age of 18 years.
Full Implementation of Trans-Disciplinary Approach
A Trans-Disciplinary (Trans-D) Approach has been adopted for the three educational programmes above. The Trans-D approach aims to enhance holistic and comprehensive development in students by adopting a common view of educational needs. The approach is a consensual commitment for consistent and integrated planning & implementation. It also provides more opportunities for professional exchange of knowledge and skills between teachers and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). Teachers share their lesson plans with AHPs on a weekly basis to obtain inputs from their technical domain. Read more about the Trans-D Approach here.
|Monday – Thursday|
|AM Session||8.00 am – 12.30 pm|
|PM Session||12.30 pm – 5.00 pm|
|Friday (CCA Day)|
|AM Session||8.00 am – 11.30 am|
|PM Session||1.30 pm – 5.00 pm|
|AM Session||10.00 am – 10.30 am|
|PM Session||2.30 pm – 3.00 pm|
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Pathology
- Psychology Services
- Social Work Services
- Medical and Dental Services
A variety of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) are offered at CPAS School. Click here to find out more.
At CPASS, we believe in ensuring that all students’ lives are as rich as their peers in mainstream schools. Major school events celebrated include:
Total Defence Day 2019
Schools commemorate Total Defence Day on 15 February annually to mark Singapore's fall to the Japanese in 1942. Total Defence Day serves to remind our students that Singapore is defensible and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore. The theme for this year’s observance was “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”.
This year, our school commemorated Total Defence Day on 14 February. Prior to the commemoration, we planned station activities that allowed students to come together and think of ways in which they could step up and play their part in defending the nation. In one of the stations, our students were tasked to listen, think and solve some emergency situations. This year, we also engaged the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to conduct a crime prevention talk to educate our students on crime prevention measures and the serious consequences of breaching the laws. For a more engaging session, the SPF also brought in two police vehicles and some defence equipment that they would use during an emergency situation. Our students truly had an enjoyable day of photograph taking and interaction with the officers from the SPF. It was a fun and memorable commemoration of the Total Defence Day.
CPASS commemorated International Friendship Day on 4 April. This is a special day dedicated to the understanding of Singapore’s relations with neighbouring countries and beyond. The aim of International Friendship Day is to remind us to foster friendships and promote mutual understanding and trust with one another.
On this day, students were treated to a galore of activities and food. The main highlights of the event were the food tasting and badge making activities. For the food tasting segment, students were introduced to a variety of food items from different countries namely – miso soup from Japan, Tom Yam soup from Thailand, muruku from India, dried mango from Philippines, Haw flakes from China and Tortilla chips from Mexico. The students had the opportunity to taste each of the items. During the badge making activity, students got to make badges for their friends. Students were split into groups consist of one class from the High Support Programme and one from the Functional Programme so that students could interact with their friends from other classes. Once the badges were completed, the students exchanged their self-made badges with their friends.
The commemoration of International Friendship Day in CPASS gave our students an opportunity to share about their countries’ cultural practices and beliefs. It also enabled them to build friendship with people of different nationalities, races and cultures where diversity would be better understood and appreciated. It was indeed a very meaningful and memorable experience for the teachers and the students!
On the 27 April, we held our 57th Sports Day at Tampines Meridian Junior College. The motto for this year’s Sports Day was ‘One Team, One Dream’ and the theme was ‘Pokemon’. The theme came to life with the amazing mascots and house decorations that were prepared by the three houses! We also saw a special guest appearance by our own Sports Day mascot – Pikachu!
The students took part in 12 game events and many walked home with medals to boast. For this year, we also had our inaugural sibling’s race where students participated in an event together with their siblings.
For this year’s Sports Day, the students also danced to a mass dance “Best Day of My Life” that was choreographed by our own teachers from CPASS. With the help of our kind sponsors, we were also able to have a few carnival booths set up and there was a free flow of popcorn, candy floss and ice cream for everyone. We also had a photo booth for everyone to take photographs to remember the day!
In the end, the winning house was the Yellow house! This year’s Sports Day would not have been possible without the great help from Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the volunteers from Nomura Singapore Limited and Mrs Singapore & Classic Mrs Singapore as well as the kind sponsorship from Loomis Sayles Investments Asia.
We would also like to thank parents, the School Management Committee and the CPAS Board members for joining us this year.
Racial Harmony Day 2018
Singapore commemorates Racial Harmony Day on 21 July. It is a day for our students to celebrate the nation’s success as a harmonious society built on diversified cultures. The theme for this year’s Racial Harmony Day Celebration is “Food”. As Singapore is known as a ‘rojak nation’, our pre-event celebration was making our own rojak. On the event day, we had performances, sing-along session and food tasting activities from the different races – prata, popiah, putu piring and sandwich. Photographs of students and staff in ethnic costumes were taken and the students & staff were given a chance to win the Best Dress Award. There was a free & easy Food Fiesta during the celebration whereby students got to use the given food coupons to exchange for their desired food items. It was indeed a fun and joyous celebration for Racial Harmony Day.
Racial Harmony Day 2017
On 20 July 2017, the school celebrated Racial Harmony Day, in commemoration of the 1964 race riots, which took place on 21 July 1964. Three activities were lined up for the students.
The ”On the Spot”’ art activity witnessed students of the Functional and High Support Programmes coming together to create stamps depicting racial harmony and the school value “Respect” through their artworks. Stalls were set up to showcase our multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society. Students were given the opportunities to experience various food items, ethnic jewellery, headdress and musical instruments. Students also enjoyed a story-telling session that intertwined the essence of racial harmony into the stories.
All in all, it was an action-packed day for the students and they thoroughly enjoyed the various experiences that the activities offered.
National Day 2018
National Day is a significant day that marks Singapore as an independent country in the community of nations. This year’s CPASS National Day Celebrations on 8 August was extra special. Prior to the actual date of celebration, students embarked on different learning journeys to various locations such as the National Museum, Air Force Museum and even a National Monument Trail. The students were exposed to Singapore’s culture, heritage and history. Their teachers prepared vlogs (video logs) of their experiences and these were showcased during the National Day Celebrations.
Students were also tested on their knowledge of the National Day songs in the games “Guess The Song” and “Don’t Forget The Lyrics”. The celebrations also featured performances from EIPIC students, CCA Performing Arts and even our CPAS Band. The session ended off with a sing-along and everybody was wishing Singapore a Happy 53rd Birthday!
National Day 2017
The National Day celebrations for CPAS School students began with a pre-activity before the actual day of celebration. To get students into the mood for National Day, CPAS School students took part in a Dot-Art Activity on Singapore Icons. Students from Punggol View Primary School were also invited to collaborate and interact with our students from the afternoon session in doing this activity and new friendships were forged.
On the actual day of the celebration, 8 August, students and teachers from CPAS EIPIC joined in for the first part of the day’s activity. The celebration began with a dignified march-in by our Scouts with the national flag. This was followed by the flag raising ceremony, singing of the National Anthem and recitation of the Pledge. Mrs Koh, the School Principal then read the National Day message from the Minister for Education.
The celebrations continued with a concert. Besides teacher emcees this year, we also had the assistance of 2 confident student emcees, Juraimi Abdullah (Eagle 8A) and Rachel Lum (Eagle 10A). The concert started off with a bang by a lively performance of a medley of local songs put up by a group of EIPIC teachers which had everyone clapping along.
This was followed with an exciting video featuring the National Education show which some of our teachers and students had attended on 2 July 2017 at the Marina Floating Platform. Students had to pay close attention to the video as it was followed by a quiz. Functional and High Support classes were paired and lots were drawn to ensure that all students had an equal chance to answer the questions in the quiz. Students eagerly waited for their chance to answer the questions and win a prize.
The quiz was followed by a sing-a-long session of National Day songs, led by the School Prefects. Students, teachers and caregivers sang and performed the accompanying actions with gusto, many waving flags from the fun-packs distributed to all the students.
Great anticipation followed the sing-a-long as the Dot Art that all classes had done was presented on the screen and names of classes with the best art pieces for Functional and High Support classes in each session was announced.
The celebrations ended with more national songs and videos as students enjoyed muffins with drinks. It was indeed a fitting end to a joyous day!
Teachers' Day 2018
This year, the staff and students of CPASS celebrated the Teachers’ Day with dance and song performances. A video presentation was done by our students in the Regular CCA IT Club and a video montage of the school staff dancing in the song “Happy” was also shown on the screen to celebrate the event.
Our Principal, Mrs Koh-Lim Ai Lay, presented a token each to all school staff and the School also presented Staff Awards in 6 categories. These 6 awardees were voted by their fellow colleagues and the awards are namely the Most Generous Staff award, Most Caring Staff award, Most Diligent Staff award, Most Creative Staff award, Most Cheerful staff award and Most Helpful staff award.
Teachers’ Day 2017
Both teachers and students celebrated Teachers’ Day at CPAS School with enthusiasm on 30 August. The day started with students from the various programmes performing for their teachers. It was a day of delight and touching moments for the teachers to see students performing and reciting poems to honour and appreciate them for their guidance and care.
Talented teachers and School staff also made the stage come alive with their dance and songs. A montage was shared, dedicated to the teachers’ zealous efforts in their classrooms and school activities.
The highlight of the day was when the School Principal, Mrs Koh, presented the staff awards to honour six staff for their dedication and outstanding contributions. These staff were recognised in the six different awards namely the Most Generous Staff award, Most Caring Staff award, Most Diligent Staff award, Most Creative Staff award, Most Cheerful staff award and Most Helpful Staff award.
This heart-warming Teachers’ Day celebration ended with delectable vegetarian lunch for all students, staff and caregivers.
Graduation Day 2018
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School (CPASS) held our annual Graduation Ceremony for our twelve graduates from School on 16 November.
It was a cosy evening spent reminiscing the wonderful memories of our graduates. It was also an evening of celebrating friendship. The theme – “Journey with Me” spoke of this alumni spirit that CPASS upheld. In line with the spirit, the School Principal Mrs Koh-Lim Ai Lay also presented the inaugural Sustained Employment Award to four ex-students of our alumni.
Our Guest Ms Janice Beh, Senior Inspector of Special Education Branch, MOE, presented our first group of graduates with their leaving certificates. CPAS Executive Director Ms Latha Sankaran Kutty and School Principal Mrs Koh-Lim Ai Lay then presented our second and third group of graduates with their leaving certificates respectively.
The graduates and their families left an everlasting memory in us, and we would like to wish them success in all their future endeavours.
Graduation Day 2017
Ms Latha Sankaran Kutty (Principal/EIPIC, left) & Mrs Koh-Lim Ai Lay (Principal/School, right) gave a combined speech to the guests and graduates.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School and Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) held the annual Graduation Ceremony for 19 school graduates and 75 EIPIC graduates on 17 November.
It was an eventful evening of reflection, appreciation and celebration of the wonderful memories and bonds forged with our graduates. The theme “The Adventure Begins” was apt as it wishes all our graduates a new journey of success and adventure that awaits them after their graduation.
Our Guest of Honour, Mr Lau Hwa Peng, Senior Vice President of Singapore Airlines (Engineering Division) presented our graduates with their leaving certificates to end off the event. This event would not have been possible without the kind sponsorship of Singapore Airlines (Engineering Division) as well as the assistance from all staff in Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore.
The graduates and families left us with an everlasting memory and we wish them continued success in their future. And so…your adventure begins! Congratulations on your graduation and we will miss you, graduates!
School Camp 2018
This year the school camp was held from 14 to 15 September. It was an overnight camp and the students spent the night in the school. Students from both the Functional and High Support programmes participated in the camp. A total of 15 students, 12 from the Functional programme and 3 from the High Support programme, participated in the camp.
The objective of the camp was to build a sense of responsibility in the students and promote independence and social relationships among them. Hence, the camp activities incorporated the development of skills such as choice making and problem-solving. The school values (respect, confidence, resilience and integrity) were also reinforced during the camp activities.
The theme for the camp was ‘Fun Time’. So all activities were organised with a fun element in them. The activities included water play at Splash@Kids Amaze, art, camp games and music & movement.
Although it was the first time for most of the students to take part in an overnight camp, they had fun playing and mingling with the other campers. All of them also enjoyed sleeping in tents.
School Camp 2017
School Camp 2017 took place on 15 and 16 September. The camp was organised mainly for our graduating students and students from the High Support Programme. The objective of this camp was to boost confidence and instil responsibility in these students. It was also aimed at developing leadership qualities in the students from the Functional Programme. An Amazing Race was organised on the first day and campers enjoyed pool activities at the Wild Wild Wet water park on the second day. Our students were also given the opportunities to make their own barbeque dinner and pancakes for breakfast. Overall, the camp was a success and the campers enjoyed it.