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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Warmest greetings and here’s wishing one and all the very best in 2020! A warm welcome too, to all our students, especially our new Primary 1 and Kindergarten 1 cohorts, and students who have just joined us.

2019 has been a very enriching and fulfilling year for FTPPS, with the continual infusion of joyful learning experiences in curricular and co-curricular domains that seek to realise the potential of every student. Through reviewing and customising programmes and upgrading of facilities to optimise learning opportunities, we have progressed well in developing our students holistically - nurturing them to be well-rounded, healthy individuals of sound character and values.  

Going forward, we have evolved our 2017-2019’s school theme of “Unleashing Potential through Joy of Learning” to “Learn for Life through Joy of Learning”. Through igniting the joy of learning, we encourage our students to be lifelong learners, valuing the innate sense of joy and satisfaction in learning something new to do good work. In FTPPS, joy of learning entails students being actively engaged in authentic learning experiences that enable them to ‘learn to learn’. We are confident that in the process, our students will develop a sense of purpose, intrinsic motivation, and ownership over their learning journeys, as well as experience fulfilment in the course of persevering through hard work and overcoming challenges. 

The school will continue to leverage technology and collaborative partnerships to broaden our students’ learning experiences. Greater opportunities will be provided for students to discover their interests and talents, and develop life skills, a sense of curiosity and the love for learning. These include more exposure to the arts and music, drama and dance, photojournalism and outdoor education.   We firmly believe that when our students see the purpose of what they are learning, they will be inspired and motivated to go further than we are able to imagine.  

We wish all our students an enriching year of learning and look forward to a great year ahead as partners in your child’s/ward’s education. 


Mr Chua Choon Guan                            


First Toa Payoh Primary School