The IPVI aims to:
- provide secondary education to VI students through integration in a mainstream school.
- enable VI students to study alongside sighted peers to promote mutual respect and appreciation.
- provide support and facilities to enable VI students to complete secondary education.
- impart skills and knowledge to VI students to prepare them for future pursuits.
The school adopts the following approaches:
i. Integration: VI students study together with sighted peers.
Students are placed in appropriate streams based on their PSLE score.
Students will attend mainstream classes for all subjects, except art, Food and Consumer Education, Design and Technology and P.E. Non-Malay students are exempted from taking Mother Tongue.
ii. Inclusion: Activities are planned to ensure that VI students are included to promote mutual respect and appreciation.
Students will participate in CCA, Community Involvement Projects, Sports Carnival, Outdoor Learning Experience and other school activities and functions.
All Sec 1 students will embark on a learning journey to Dialogue in the Dark to understand the plight of visual impairment and to foster empathy for their VI peers.
iii. Accommodation: Special arrangements are made to ensure that VI students are able to meet course criteria through
- offering alternative subject, e.g. Music, Elements of Business Skills
- Modification of course content
Students receive individual guidance and assistance from
- Resource teachers who facilitate their learning through provision of lesson materials in Braille, subject coaching, instruction in special skills and counselling.
- Subject teachers who conduct extra lessons in addition to individual attention in class.
- Teachers and School Counsellors who provide emotional support.
- Buddies who assist VI students in moving around school compound and following lessons in class.
- Exam Committee who plans for special arrangements and extended time for exams
Training modules are conducted to enhance students’ learning, physical well-being and character development. These include:
- Daily Living Skills module
- IT training
- Skills workshops, e.g. First aid
- P.E. and sound ball
Special facilities are put in place to support VI students and their learning.
The school leaders and staff work closely with the following to support VI students
- MOE – Special Education Branch, Singapore Examination and Assessment Board, Psychological Services Branch
- Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped and other VWOs
- Study groups from learning institutions