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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Resource Room
- to which VI students proceed to receive support and assistance from Resource teachers.
- Which is furnished with amenities for life skill training
- provides students with a conducive place for learning.
- Assistive technology devices which include
- Electronic talking/magnification software devices, Braille machines, computers, etc.
- Braille materials
- Textbooks, lesson materials, etc.
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