- Useful Links
Off to School We Go!
Metta School held its freshman orientation for its new student cohort on the 3 and 4 January. Activities with individual objectives were planned for the various academic levels of students based on their capabilities, interests and age groups.
The two-day orientation programme for all Metta School students consisted of a school tour, team games, decoration of the classes’ notice boards and various interactive activities.
Activities include School tour, team games, class notice board decoration, interactive activities have been carried out and all students enjoyed the two full days of activities.
MID (Mild Intellectual Disability) Senior Programme students (AM session)
Day One: The orientation kicked off with its first activity ‘The H (Hospitality) Factor’.
Students worked in teams and participated in cake decoration, dessert decoration and hamper-wrapping to bring out the creativity and team bonding among them.
Decorating Jell-O in The H (Hospitality) Factor
Teamwork clearly evident among students in the cake decoration competition
Day Two: A challenging out-of-school activity, Treasure Hunt, marked the highlight of the day. Students worked in teams to explore the community and facilities of the Simei neighbourhood as they were tasked to associate public facilities to Metta School’s values and simulate actions of the values through the teams’ Whatsapp chat group.
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Programme students
Programmes were organised differently for students with ASD. The programme consisted of fun activities and some classroom time. This was to give the students a chance to know their classmates and teacher. For the PM session students who transited into the senior programme in 2017, they were brought around the School to view the various skills rooms (ASD Programme Kitchen, Laundry Room, The Pre-Vocational Skills Room, Housekeeping equipment and other ASD Programme classrooms) which they would be utilising during the school year. For some, it was also the first day in Metta School. Hence, teachers prepared more hands-on activities for the students and engaged them in trying out all the games.
Day One: The Health and Fitness Team planned a host of fun activities to excite the junior and senior students. Hopping around five game stations stations, Metta School students tested their shooting ability with Nerf guns, attempted the hoop challenge, took turns at the shoot-in-the-hoop basketball game and played Ping Pong Tic Tac Toe and stacking cards altogether.
Ping Pong-Tic Tac Toe
Day Two: An indoor classroom activity gave Metta School’s teachers the opportunity to familiarise students with the School’s routines and to settle them in for some quiet activities while interspersing the day’s programme with various table games.
Senior ASD Students at various games stations set up by teachers
Junior ASD Students having a ball of their time with games and activities
It was a fruitful two-day orientation for every Metta School students as they had a good time interacting with their peers, engaged meaningfully in diverse activities, building relationship with their teachers and most of all, ready to start a new school year with Metta.