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Programme for Active Learning (PAL)

The Programme for Active Learning (PAL) is a recommendation by the 2009 Primary Education Review Implementation (PERI) Committee to provide greater emphasis on non-academic programmes for all Primary 1 and 2 students. PAL is part of the curriculum and offered during time-tabled time. In PAL, students are exposed to varied and fun learning experiences in four domains: Sports and Games, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Students also learn socio-emotional competencies such as respecting others and responsible decision making. PAL nurtures confidence, curiosity and cooperation skills in students.


1. Provides students broad exposure to the 4 PAL domains  
2. Nurtures students in the 3Cs and social-emotional competencies 



HOD / AestheticsMdm Lee Yew Fang (Mrs Hoo)
SH / PE & CCAMs Loh Yan Pingloh_yan_ping@moe.edu.sg
MembersMrs Daffodil Wong  koh_xin_mei_daffodil@moe.edu.sg
 Mrs Tan Hui Ling lee_hui_ling_c@moe.edu.sg
 Ms Chan Jia Yu chan_jia_yu@moe.edu.sg

Learning Characteristics

  • Experiential in Nature
  • Encompass Learning in a Creative Way
  • Provide Opportunities to Create
  • Incorporate Values Education and Social and Emotional Learning
  • Fun and Enjoyable

PAL Modules

In New Town Primary school, PAL is conducted by teachers over 2 hours during curriculum time. The following table describes the modules students will experience covering the 4 domains.

LevelSports & Games
Outdoor Education
Visual ArtPerforming Arts


I learn and I play (SG)
Junior Builder


Kids for Nature (OE)
Advance Builder
Music & Movement (M&Ms)

P2 OE PAL.jpeg
PAL Love our nature.jpg

Pal walkaround builders.jpg

PAL lego box.jpeg

Sports parachute.JPGP2 PA - Love our nature, love our trees.jpeg