Some parent just asked at a school's P5 Camp Briefing if the P5 Camp is a weighted assessment. Really? You had to ask that question?
Let me clear that up for you. Of course it is weighted. Better get some tuition for the camp activities like Cheering Before Meals, Not Being Homesick, and Morning Ownself Showers.
I heard that some students even got into the top schools via the P5 Camp DSA. I heard some of the Independent Schools really want some national-level P5 Campers.
If you want your child to score at P5 Camp, you may even want to send him/her to some Mock P5 Camps before the real thing. Some of these camps even combine P5 Camp training with abacus and mind-mapping courses, killing two birds with one stone.
There are already a few P5 Camp ten-year series assessment books available at Popular Bookstore. Go grab them. Make sure you buy the assessment books with the detachable answers at the back. You know, the ones where the answer pages can be torn off. Or else your kid may try to check the tougher Camp answers when he is stuck on the test questions. The topic "Caring for One Another" can be quite hard.
In fact, P5 Camp is even an unspoken criteria in some Gahmen scholarships. The last five President's Scholars scored distinctions in P5 Camp.
So better get cracking and make sure your child wins Best P5 Camper.
Oh, since we are on the topic, Recess is also a weighted assessment.
Postscript: I was informed that the teacher who was asked that question was stunned. The camp organizer mentioned this was the first time he was ever asked such a question. The rest of the theatre of parents laughed, which is a good sign.