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Programme for Active Learning (PAL)

In line with the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) recommendations, Programme for Active Learning (PAL) was introduced to strengthen the emphasis on non-academic programmes for Primary 1 and 2 students. Conducted within curriculum time, PAL modules provide students with broad exposure in two broad areas — Sports and Outdoor Education, and Performing and Visual Arts. It aims to facilitate the well-rounded development of students in the five learning domains (cognitive, moral, social, aesthetics and physical) and help students to develop social emotional competencies.

Programme for Active Learning (PAL) Factsheet

  • an extension to the existing curriculum for PE, Music and Art

  • one of the recommendations from the Primary Education Review & Implementation (PERI) (March 2009)

  • builds and strengthens the Non-Academic Programme within the formal curriculum


  • Provide students with broad exposure and experiences through fun and varied activities in Sports & Games, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts & Visual Arts

  • Facilitate all rounded development of students in the 5 learning domains (Moral/Cognitive/Physical/Social/Aesthetics)

  • Provide varied avenues for students to develop social and emotional competencies

PAL Characteristics

  • Experiential

  • Fun & Enjoyable

  • Encompasses learning in a creative way

  • Provides opportunities for children to create

  • Incorporates values education and social & emotional learning

PAL Learning Outcomes

  • Exhibit confidence in what they do & express themselves effectively

  • Exhibit curiosity & positive attitudes to learn

  • Enjoy group experiences & teamwork

PAL Structure

  • Adherence to MOE guidelines

  • 4 domains from PAL have been implemented in P1 & P2 Time-table

    • Visual Art

    • Performing Arts

    • Sports & Games

    • Outdoor Education

  • 7-10 sessions of 100 minutes/session/domain

* (Teacher-Facilitated)

  • P1s will complete Visual Arts, Outdoor Education and Sports and Games modules

  • P2s will complete Visual Arts, Outdoor Education and Performing Arts modules

  • Official days and timings for PAL

    • P1 – Mondays or Wednesdays

    • P2 – Thursdays or Fridays

    • 7.30am – 9.10am (Outdoor education and Sports and Games) / 11.50 am – 1.30 pm (Visual Arts and Performance Arts)


Primary 1

Primary 2

Outdoor Education

Our Environment

Adventure Time

Performing Arts

Let’s Move

Visual Arts

Doodles 1

Doodles 2

Sports and Games

Let’s Play