To nurture Zhonghuarians to be Scholars and
Leaders through a rigorous science education that involves the acquisition of
scientific knowledge, development of science process skills and cultivation of
important attitudes required of a scientist.
ZHSS aligns herself to the Ministry’s Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD)’s belief of developing scientific literacy in her students through a rigorous Science curriculum that is structured to place emphasis on: Knowledge of Science; Skills and Processes; Ethics and Attitudes; and Knowledge about the characteristic features of Science. Encapsulating the 4 emphasis is the ZHSS Science I3 (Integrate, Inquiry. Inspire) Framework.
Integrated science is a science curriculum that deliberately draws the interrelationship between the main areas of science. This provides the opportunities whereby students can discuss issues that arise from the interaction of science, technology and society instead of studying a particular science concept in isolation. Students will also be reminded that the matters of science are also matters of the everyday world. Correlation between what is taught in the classroom and issues of worldwide significance will be explicitly highlighted so that students will be consciously aware of the immediate impact of science in their lives, thus creating an awareness of the significance of science in the students’ world.
The Science Education in Zhonghua advocates a future-orientated curriculum that aims to provide a conducive and challenging learning environment that engages our students in academic excellence. The cornerstone of our pedagogy is to adopt an inquiry-based approach in the teaching and learning of science as we believe this method will allow our students to learn the principles and concepts of Science, acquire the reasoning and procedural skills of scientists, and understand the nature of science as a particular form of human endeavor.
Zhonghua Science department aims to inspire her students to be passionate in science through a three-pronged approach – Teacher’s professional development, external competitions and strategic partnerships.