Principal’s November Letter 2017

8 November 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Of all the letters I have written to you, this would be one of the most difficult.

It is time to say goodbye. As with all partings, the most difficult part is to say goodbye to the students and colleagues whom I have shared this wonderful journey in the last seven years. I am thankful and deeply encouraged by the growth of my colleagues and the many children who have gone through our hands. I am thankful for your trust and support shown in many ways.

Together we have accomplished much in the seven years. But of all the things we have accomplished, one that I treasure most is the friendship that we have. Simple gestures asking each other if we have taken our lunch. Celebrating together as a nation on our 50th birthday. And pulling and supporting each other when our founding father passed away.

This is the unique community spirit of Blangah Rise. One that shapes the way we work, play, learn and grow in Blangah Rise. I hope we will continue to uphold what we believe to be the kind of education our children deserve and in due time they grow up to be joyful, confident and caring leaders of the future.

I am very proud and honoured to be part of this journey!

Mr Francis Foo, current Principal of Temasek Primary, will be taking over the baton. Do continue to support him as you have supported me!




The calendar of events for the coming weeks are as follows:


Date Event
10 November School Holiday (Results Processing Day)

Primary One Orientation (pm)

15 November Promotion Day
16 November

(School Dismissal at 10 am)

Primary 1 to 5 Parents

40th Anniversary Celebrations & Prize-Giving Day

17 November Primary 6 Parents

40th Anniversary Celebrations & Prize-Giving Day (From 3.15 pm to 7.00 pm)

24 November PSLE Results (Tentative)


  1. 40th Year Celebrations

BRPS is celebrating our 40th year anniversary. We hope to make it a simple yet meaningful celebration. Primary 1 to 6 children will still report to school on 16 Nov as normal at 7.35 am. On 17 Nov, only the Primary 6 children are required to report to school at 3.15 pm.


We hope to extend an invitation to you to join us in the celebrations on different days, depending on the level your child / ward is in.


Parents of Primary 1 to 5 Students (16 Nov)

Do join us on 16 Nov where we will be presenting awards as well as have a concert for Primary 1 to 5 students. The programme will be as follows:


Time Programme
7.35 am to 7.50 am Silent Reading @Parade Square
7.50 am to 8.00 am Assembly & Pledge Taking
8.00 am to 8.10 am Briefing for all students – Primary 1 to Primary 6
8.10 am to 8.25 am Moving to the School Hall for Speech & Prize Giving Day
8.30 am to 10.00 am Prize Presentation and concert
10.00 am School Dismissal


Parents of Primary 6 Students (17 Nov)

Do join us on 17 Nov where we will be presenting awards and have a concert for Primary 6 students. The programme will be as follows:


Time Programme
3.00 pm Reporting of P6 prize recipients
3.15 pm Reporting of P6 students & invited guests
4.00 pm to 5.30 pm Prize Presentation and concert
5.30 pm to 7.00 pm Anniversary Dinner: Rising Joyfully – 40 years and Beyond

Modern Dance

Table Activities

Video Montage – 40 years and Beyond


  1. Early Dismissal on 16 Nov

In view of our celebrations, we will be dismissing our students at 10.00 am on 16 Nov.

If your child goes home by taking the school bus, the school has informed the bus company to pick your child at 10.00am. Otherwise, please make the necessary arrangements for your child’s transport home.


  1. Release of PSLE Results

The release of PSLE results has tentatively been scheduled on Friday 24 November. Please keep a look out for the announcement in the media. Primary 6 students are reminded of the following:

  • All P6 students must report to school on that day at 11am in full school uniform.
  • All outstanding fees must be settled prior to the receipt of results. Parents having financial difficulties are to contact our office staff immediately to work out instalment arrangements. We regret to inform you that results slips will be withheld if there are fees arrears.
  • Details regarding the process for indicating the secondary school options will be given out on the release of results day.


Yours sincerely,


Matthew Ou