Principal’s March Letter 2017

24 March 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

As we begin Term 2, we have many things to be thankful about Term 1! We had many meaningful and enriching experiences for our students through the Total Defence Week, International Friendship Day, Games Day as well as Sentosa Kidzflea. Through it all we hope to develop confident learners and caring leaders, giving our children opportunities to excel.

A. Upcoming School Events

i. Examination Matters

In April, all pupils with the exception of Primary 1 & 2 will be taking their Semestral Assessment 1 this year. A detailed examination schedule for each level is attached in ANNEX 1.

 

Please be reminded that any absence during the examination must be supported with the necessary documentation like a doctor’s medical certificate, death certificate of bereavement, etc. If your child/ward is absent without a valid reason, he/she will be not be awarded any marks for the paper that he/she did not take.

Do take time to revise with your child and prepare for the examinations!

ii. Primary 6 Oral Examination

As the P6 Oral Examination falls on a Friday on 21 April, school will end at 1.30pm instead.

If your child goes home by taking the school bus, the school has informed the bus company to pick your child at 1.30 pm. Otherwise, please make the necessary arrangements for your child’s transport home.

iii. Meet the Parents Session

The school will be conducting the annual Meet the Parents Session on 26 May. The school grounds will be open to parents/ guardians who wish to conference with the teachers, from 2pm to 6pm.

Parent-teacher Conference

This year, the meeting with teachers can take place either through appointment or by telephone.

 

By Appointment: Appointment to meet with the teachers will be recommended by the form/subject teachers. At this platform, SA1 Exam Papers and Report Books will be given out when parents meet with the teachers on that day.

 

Should you be available to meet your child/wards teacher on another day, please feel free to contact the teacher concerned to arrange for a meeting. To ensure convenience for all parents/guardians who may be taking time off their busy schedules, do book your appointment early and keep to the time allocated. Your kind understanding is much appreciated. The school will contact you to confirm your appointment.

 

By Telephone: Teachers will communicate feedback of their child/ward via a tele-conference. With the channel, SA1 Exam Papers and Report Books will be given out to the pupils to bring home on their own.

 

Primary 4 Parents: Parents/guardians of Primary 4 pupils will be able to meet the teachers after the Subject Based Banding briefing that will be held from 2pm to 3pm. A separate letter will be issued to the parents/guardians of Primary 4 pupils.

 

Please fill in the Reply Slip attached to indicate your attendance in ANNEX 2.

 

B. School Matters

 

Piloting of Food Catering for FAS Students

 

In line with eating well in school and providing healthy meals for your child, the school will be piloting catered bento meals for recess and lunch for FAS students from 31 Mar 2017.  Recess meals will be catered for Mon to Fri (school days) and lunch on Fridays (CCA day on Fri).

 

Each recess bento meal is $1.50 and lunch bento meal is $2.  These meals will be paid by MOE School Meals Program for FAS, which your child has been receiving weekly at $16 in his/her EzLink Card.  The catered bento meals will be deducted from the weekly $16 meal allowance.

 

The bento meals adhere to Health Promotion Board Healthy Meal guidelines and will include Asian or Western cuisine.

 

Note that there will be no Muslim stall in the canteen with effect from Fri 31 Mar 2017. We will have a separate briefing for Muslim students who wish to opt in for the bento meals. The canteen will have a Drinks Stall selling cold drinks and fruits, Chinese Stall selling noodles and rice and a Snack Stall selling hot drinks and halal dumplings.

 

Thank you for your support for the catered bento meals program and we look forward to your child eating well and learning well in school.

Yours sincerely,

 

Matthew Ou

Principal

 


 

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