Principal’s Message


Woodlands Primary has a rich history and has grown from strength to strength since its humble beginnings as a kampong school in Sungei Kadut in 1953. The school vision of pupils becoming “Gracious Woodlanders with the Zest to Excel” shows our commitment to nurture pupils who are ready for the future. Our core values – Respect, Resilience, Passion, Adaptability, Collaboration and Innovation, will guide our pupils as they grow to make a difference in society. As we help our pupils develop 21st century skills, we also want them to become resilient and adaptable – attributes which are critical for our pupils as they continue to find joy in learning. We want our pupils to have the resilience to keep their zest to excel going even as they experience failures along the way. We also hope that the school provides a safe learning space for our pupils to learn to adapt to the fast changing world.

The school believes strongly in providing pupils with a holistic education and through that, helping them to discover and develop their individual interests, talents and strengths. We have many engaging programmes in place to achieve this, and the staff is committed to providing a student-centric, values driven education for our pupils.

Having built a reputation for excellence in the area of the Music, Visual Arts and Volleyball, we will continue to build on past achievements and find new pathways of excellence. For 2019, the school will continue to deepen our efforts in developing 21st century competencies in our pupils by providing them with varied experiences through our new Applied Learning Programme (ALP), Joy of Learning Languages (JOL2). We hope that through providing authentic platforms for pupils to put into practice the language skills they have picked up, they will also develop their critical thinking skills and be able to apply these skills beyond the academic domain.

We also want to continue to build on the strong partnerships with our parents and the community, to add value to pupils’ learning. The support given by the WDP School Advisory Committee and the WDP Parent Support Group, as well as their strong belief in the school, have encouraged our staff to do their best to make a positive difference in the lives of our pupils.

Thank you for being an integral part of such a vibrant and close-knit community, and I look forward to working together with everyone in the WDP family, to continue to nurture our pupils to be Gracious Woodlanders with the Zest to Excel!

Winnie Tan (Ms)