LMM Programme Coordinator
Mr Andy Kong
Senior Teacher (High Ability Learners)
Ms Yenny Phoon
Ms Jane Lim
Mrs Michelle Tan
Mrs Cecilia Koh
Mrs Vishnu Radha
Ms Wan Chui Ting
Miss Low Yun Hui
Mdm Jean Heng
We acknowledge that all Gabrielites have different areas of strengths. We also recognize that amongst our Gabrielites, are boys who learn at a different pace and these boys would benefit from a more robust and academically challenging curriculum.
As such, there arose a need for a differentiated curriculum to cater to them which saw the introduction of the St Louis Marie de Montfort (LMM) class in 2016.
According to research by leading professional in the Gifted Education field, Dr Joyce Van Tassel-Baska noted that there were three fundamental differences that distinguish the gifted from more typical learners. Firstly, these students have the capacity to learn at faster rates. Secondly, they are capable of finding, solving and acting on problems more readily. Thirdly, they are able to manipulate abstract ideas and make connections more easily.
As such, there is a need for differentiated curriculum based on these differences and this is where the school will be catering to the needs of the group of students with a different ability and pace of learning through the LMM class.
In alignment with Gabrielite 2025, apart from developing our students to be a Leader, Sportsman and Achiever, the LMM classes aims to achieve the following objectives:
- Provide a compelling learning experience that cultivates the spirit of life-long learning
- Cater to the needs of a group of students with a different ability and pace of learning
- Expose students to a wide variety of educational opportunities and disciplines that are not provided through regular instructional programme.
At the end of three years of LMM education, we aim to develop every student to be:
- Empathetic and Morally Responsible Citizens
- Resilient and Self-Directed Learners
- Convincing and Confident Communicators
- Critical and Inventive Thinkers
Structural of the LMM Curriculum
Students in these LMM classes follow the mainstream curriculum during school hours with differential instruction in subject areas like Mathematics, e.g. LE³ during its lessons. A selected group of LMM students is also offered Higher Mother Tongue as a non-examinable subject. This is to allow them to be immersed in the language and to appreciate the culture of their Mother Tongue. To extend the students’ learning, an array of mandatory and optional programmes have been carefully curated for them to participate. These programmes take into consideration the students’ cognitive needs and interests and include the following programmes:
Apart from engaging the students cognitively, the LMM students also connect with the community through VIA programmes such as planning, implementing and executing a school-wide food donation drive.