As part of the ‘Extension’ prong in the 3E approach, the Nellie Mitchell Talent Development Programme (NMP) enables Hildans to attain peaks of excellence in a variety of domains.
We do so by growing their talents through authentic experiences, with support from an ecosystem of mentors, peers and community partners.
Students deepen their disciplinary thinking and strengthen their thinking across disciplines through various department talent development programmes, such as in Art-English Literature, Humanities and Sciences. Sports talents identified from Direct School Admission (DSA) and our Sports CCAs, namely Badminton, Floorball, Hockey, Netball and Volleyball will continue to develop their strengths through NMP.
Department Talent Development Programmes
NMP (Art-English Literature Symbolism)
Integrating three disciplines (Art, English Language and English Literature) and leveraging multimodal experiences, this programme stretches Hildans’ critical thinking, research, design and innovation skills via rich exposure to varied forms of expression in the visual and literary arts. Hildans also embark on a learning journey to a museum to appreciate and study how the various elements culminate into a fine piece of work. At the end of this programme, they create a personalised work of art, comprising a drawing/3D artefact and a poem. An exhibition of these works will be organised for students to present artefacts to visitors.
Exploring with mixed media.
Engaging in activities during the Learning Journey.
Sharing with a guest during the personalised showcase.
NMP (Humanities) allows students to research on Singapore’s history where they will deepen their appreciation for Singapore’s history and heritage. Students will hone their evaluative thinking skills as they make connections between the past and present. Students will also conduct interviews with various organisations to understand the different perspectives of the people involved. This is in partnership with National Heritage Board who provides a training session on the conduct of oral interviews for our NMP (Humanities) students.
Working together to create an interactive end product.
Conducting a research through a learning journey.
Presenting to stakeholders.
NMP Science (Air-novate)
Air-novate is an interdisciplinary programme in collaboration with James Dyson Foundation. This programme integrates scientific inquiry, design thinking and disciplinary thinking. Students learn to think like scientists in their investigation and exploration of ways to address the issue on air pollution. They are challenged to act like entrepreneurs to pitch for support for their prototypes.
Collecting data on the air quality around the school.