On Friday (21st June 2019), we set off for our field trip to Kok Fah Technology Farm. Through this field trip experience, children learned new knowledge on how to take care of the plant and observed what a farmer’s job is like. Children actively participated in answering questions asked by the speaker (farmer) and attentively listened as she explained the ways to take care of the plants.
As the celebration of Dragon Boat Festival, Ms. Qi and Ms. Patsy lead the program last 6th June 2019. Ms. Qi showed the children the Dragon boat festival and how was it celebrated. Ms. Patsy showed the ingredients in dumpling making and demonstrate how was it made. The children enjoyed the program as well as the dumpling they ate on their tea break. Dumplings were brought home by the children to give to their father as their present for the upcoming Father's Day.
Kids do better in school when parents get involved. Attending parent-teacher conferences is one way to be involved and help your child succeed. A parent-teacher conference is a great opportunity to discuss your child's progress, share your child's strengths and needs, work with the teacher to help your child do well in school. Thank you to all parents who came last 8th June 2019, Lavender Meadows Academy's Parent-Teacher Meeting.
We live in a world of distractions. More and more these days, kids seen unable to focus on anything for any decent length of time. Yoga can help with that. It teaches kids to be present, and to concentrate and focus on their breathing. They learn how the breath can help them throughout the day, in any situation. They learn to focus on the pose by learning correct body alignment, and in so doing, learn to focus on their bodies and how they function- guiding each limb or part of the body through the nuances of the pose. That's why Ms. Grace Hobbs, Liam's mother do a 30-minutes yoga session with the kids on the 7th of June 2019.
Our school celebrated Hari Raya Puasa on the 30th May 2019, where the children get to explore the Malay Culture. They had fun dancing, listening to story and playing traditional Malay games conducted by Ms. Grace. Thanks all parents for their contributions of food and drinks to our party! Selamat Hari Raya to all!!
Eira’s mum came on 18 March 2019 to share about Saint Patrick’s Day, which is on 17 March, with the children as part of a parental involvement activity. The children had fun in trying out the costume.
Dion's grandmother and mother came to share a song and a phonic lesson with the children as part of a parental involvement activity. Parental involvement is important as much research exists about the importance of parent involvement in education. The research overwhelmingly indicates that parent involvement not only positively affects student achievement, it contributes to higher quality education and better performance of schools overall.
Kampong Glam Rowell Court RC organized “Breakfast with Love” to celebrate Mother’s Day on 18th May 2019, with the help of Lavender Meadows’ teachers and children. Children had a great opportunity to express love for their mothers with their action song and dance. They had a good time of exercise, dance and singing session. Mothers were presented with children’s hand-made cards and a stalk of Carnation.
K1 and K2's Learning Journey to Chinatown【K1和K2 牛车水学习之旅】
Our centre has initiated a give away of old books, resources, toys. Parents and kids may choose their choice!
Sushi Making Day! 一起做寿司吧！
LMA celebrated our Singapore Birthday on 7 August 2019. We started our celebration passionately with Singapore National Anthem and Pledge led by our Parent Volunteer, Mrs Grace Hobbs. Followed by all together singing and then performance by children. Our wonderful parents joined in the dance and singing with children. After a great Cheer Time, we pieced-up a sizable Singapore flag with bread. It was a good time of good team working. We had our Sports Day after the Celebration. The event started with energetic mass exercise by our Parent Volunteer, Ms Sarah. Then followed by games. Congratulation to all the Winners and good Cheer to all participants ! Not forgetting … A big Thank You to all our Parent Volunteer and Staff for making this fun celebration and Sports Day possible. Happy 54th Birthday Singapore !
Here is Lavender we have ‘built’ our strong fences against COVID-19. On top of all the necessary measures such as temperature taking, declaration etc, we disinfect our furnishes and toys daily. We also spray our center with disinfect solution used by medical centers. Hi parents and guardians, it is a NO WAY for COVID-19 in Lavender Meadows Academy
Lavender Meadows celebrated Lunar New Year, which is also know as Chinese New Year, on 30 January 2020. The Center was abundantly decorated to create the Chinese New Year atmosphere with red lanterns, banners, streamers, couplets, and stickers. Children presented songs and dances for the parents during the celebration. Parents also did their part by creating Chinese painting /calligraphy and paper cuttings featuring the Chinese character ‘Fu’ and ‘Chun’ together with their children. Children got to bring back 福, which means fortune or good luck, and 春, which means Spring back home for Chinese New Year. The children were also able to enjoy food and tidbits. The main event of the morning was the Lion Dance. Wow! What an eventful morning! The Lion also produced 菜，which represented Fortune or Prosperity and then lots of toy mouse for the year of the Mouse. It offered Mandarin oranges, which means luck, or ‘Kam’ means ‘Gold’ / riches. The children did their ‘Lohung’, a traditional activity for promotion and improvement, after their afternoon. Children had a bountiful day; bringing back toy mouse and a little red bag of goodies.
Children boarded the bus to Jurong Bird Park with great excitement to meet variety of bird species on 14 August, Thursday. They got more than what they were expecting. Watching the ‘Kings of the Skies’ show was a very noteworthy moment. Children had close face-to-face counter with vultures, condors, eagles, owls and kites; the birds of prey. They viewed how these birds skillfully snatched their food tossed in the air. These birds have keen eyesight for detecting food at a distance and during flight. ‘High Flyers’ show was also very amazing. Children observed in super close distance birds in their graceful flights and incredible skills. The talking and singing Macaw in English, Chinese and Malay language was remarkable. Children kept talking about Flamingo, then they saw them and more. The penguins, chicken, toucan, horn bill, parrots, pelicans and others. This experience would surely ignite their curiosity to know more about birds.
Happy Birthday to My Friends! 对我的小朋友说生日快乐！