Principal’s January Letter 2018

2 January 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Let me start off by wishing you all a Happy New Year!

I have been with the education service for the past 31 years and have gone through the different rungs of the service as an educator. I have served in a JC, at MOE HQ, 2 secondary schools and 2 primary schools before joining the wonderful family here at Blangah Rise Primary. With the recent emphasis on pre-school education, I am also delighted that there is a MOE Kindergarten co-located with the school. The co-location enables a closer synergy between the school and kindergarten and allows for a smoother transition to primary one for the students. It also makes our vision of a joyful school of confident learners and caring leaders that more meaningful.

If you ask me what is one key ingredient for success, I would say that it is teamwork. No single person or group can make a joyful school, we all – students, teachers, parents – need to align our efforts so that our students are supported in their growth and learning. Students gain confidence in learning through perseverance and the patience and guidance of adult mentors who encourage them in their difficulties and help them build self-discipline. Students learn to be caring leaders when they themselves are cared for, and are given opportunities to care for others. There is certainly great joy for both the educator and parent to see a child grow in responsibility for himself and others.

So, let’s work together to make 2018 a great year for our students, and we can do so by making a good start to the year. The following are useful information for your attention.

  1. Upcoming Events in Term 1

 

Date Event Remarks
Fri 5 Jan Temperature Taking Exercise Students to bring personal oral thermometer on Wed 3 Jan for checking
Fri 26 Jan Prefects’ Investiture
Wed 7 Feb – Fri 9 Feb P4 & P5 Camp
Wed 14 Feb Total Defence Day Commemoration
Thu 15 Feb CNY Celebration Students will be dismissed at 10 am
Fri 16 Feb – Sat 17 Feb Chinese New Year Public Holidays
Mon 19 Feb School Holiday
Mon 26 Feb – Fri 2 Mar P6 CA 1
Fri 9 Mar Games Day

 

  1. Year Heads of Junior, Middle and Senior Primaries
Junior Primary (P1 & 2) Year Head – Mrs Leong-Ho Hil May (HOD / English Language)

Assistant Year Head – Mr John Chia

Middle Primary (P3 & 4) Year Head– Mrs Teresa Tay (HOD / ICT)

Assistant Year Head – Mr John Chia

Senior Primary (P5 & 6) Year Head – Mr Shang Thian Huat (HOD / PE & CCA)

Assistant Year Head – Mdm Stephanie Song (LH / Science)

  1. School Safety & Security Measures

School safety is the collective responsibility of everyone. We have implemented a series of school and safety measures that have been discussed with parents and implemented since 2013. These arrangements for school arrival and dismissal are outlined in Annex A.

Travel Declaration

If you are planning to go overseas with your child during the school holidays, please inform us of your travel plans so as to ensure that the health of our community is protected in the event of an emergency.

A step by step guide on a desktop or mobile device is made available on our school website at: /

 Do log onto AsknLearn to declare your travel plans for the June and December school holidays. A nil return is required. If you need further assistance please feel free to call us at 62717387.

As for pupils without internet/mobile access from home, your child may collect a hardcopy travel declaration form from his/her Form Teacher.

  1. Homework Policy and E-Learning

 Homework

Homework is an essential part of our students’ holistic development. Homework can be an effective tool for intellectual development and academic learning as well as for forming good study habits. For more information about our homework policy, please refer to Annex B.

Online Interactive E-Learning for Students through AsknLearn

As part of equipping our students with 21st century competencies, students will need to be familiar with the use of online resources to acquire knowledge, communicate and develop their creativity. BRPS has partnered with AsknLearn to provide such resources through rich multimedia and interactive lessons, starting from 03 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. More details on how to log in and use the system can be found in Annex C.

 

  1. Regular Attendance

With the intention to give every child the same head start in life and be taught the foundational knowledge, missing school would sometimes mean having a gap in the learning and disadvantaging the child. Hence we would like to reiterate that the school takes a very serious view of children not coming to school without valid reason. We would like to remind all parents that when your child is absent from school, it is mandatory that you either provide a medical certificate or a letter from you explaining the reason for absence. If there are none of these, we will treat it as absence without valid reason and follow up action will be taken, which might include the reporting of such cases to the Compulsory Education Unit in MOE. Attendance will also be taken into consideration when applying for bursaries and various awards. For more details of our Attendance Policy, please refer to Annex D.

  1. Bento Meals

 A reminder to place your bento orders online via http://www.school-meals.sg for your child’s recess or make arrangements for your child to bring food if you are not ordering bento meals.

     7. Other Matters

School Service Providers
School Bus

Services

                                    Gek Teck Transport Service

Contact Person:          Angela Tan (Manager)

Contact No.:                9119 6100 / 9126 7660

Email:                          gekteck@singnet.com.sg

School Uniform Services                                     Beau Voix Uniform

Address:                      2 Sims Close #03-08

Gemini@Sims

Singapore 387298

Contact Person:          Tony

Contact No.:                6743 6645 / 6744 7084 / 9637 6598

Bookshop

Services

                                    HB Book Centre

Contact Person:          Jason Loh (Manager)

Contact No.:                6270 1060

Email:                          hb.bk.ctr@gmail.com

Student Care Centre in BRPS Self Help Group Student Care Limited

Contact No.:                62704230

Email:                          blangahrise@shgstudentcare.com.sg

School Dental Clinic Contact Person:          Mdm Wan Foong Sim (Dental Therapist)

Contact No.:                6275 7395

 

 

 

Once again, have a wonderful year ahead!

Yours sincerely,

Francis Foo

Principal

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!

 

  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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

Principal

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

 


 

Principal’s January Letter 2017

16 January 2017

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A warm welcome back to school as we start the new term and continue our journey to develop joyful, confident and caring Blangahnites!

 

  1. UPCOMING EVENTS

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year falls on 28 and 29 January this year. The following Monday and Tuesday, 30 and 31st January will be a public holiday and school holiday respectively. The celebrations will be held on 27 January and we encourage students to come in their Chinese ethnic clothes on that day. School will function till 10am. School books will not be needed and the canteen will be closed.

 

  1. STRATEGIC THRUSTS

BRPS has four strategic thrusts that guide us in our decision-making and allocation of resources in order for us to achieve our vision. The four strategic thrusts are:

  • Competent and caring staff
  • Developing confident learners
  • Developing caring leaders
  • Effective Partnerships

Each thrust has systems and processes for us to build upon to achieve outcomes that we monitor and improve on. The letter is organised in such a way to highlight some of the efforts in these thrusts.

 

  1. Strategic Thrust One: Competent and Caring Staff

 

Introduction of Year Heads of Junior, Middle and Senior Primaries

In order to address the needs of the students and ensure that the general school policy and programme cater to level needs, we have Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads to lead the Junior, Middle and Senior Levels. The Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads for the various levels are as follows:

 

Junior Primary

(P1 & 2)

Year Head – Mrs Leong-Ho Hil May (HOD English Language)

Assistant Year Head – Mr John Chia

Middle Primary

(P3 & 4)

Year Head– Mr Mohan Suppiah

Assistant Year Head– Mrs Jenny Quek (HOD Science)

Senior Primary

(P5 & 6)

Year Head – Mr Shang Thian Huat (HOD PE/CCA/Aesthetics)

Assistant Year Head – Mdm Stephanie Song

 

School Safety & Security Measures

 School safety is of paramount importance especially when all parents have entrusted their children to the school. We have implemented a series of school and safety measures that we have discussed with parents and implemented since 2013. These arrangements for school arrival and dismissal are outlined in Annex A.

 

Travel Declaration

If you are planning to go overseas with your child during the school holidays, weekends and public holidays, grateful if you could inform us of your travel plans so as to ensure the health of our community is protected.

Online Travel Declaration

 A step by step guide on a desktop or mobile device is made available on our school website at:

New Home Page

Do log onto AsknLearn to declare your travel plans for each March, June, September and December holidays. A nil return is required for June and December holidays. In addition, should your family be travelling over the weekends or Public Holidays, please declare your travel plans as well. If you need further assistance please feel free to call us at 62717387.

Hardcopy Travel Declaration

 As for pupils without internet/mobile access from home, your child may collect a hardcopy travel declaration form from his/her Form Teacher.

 

 B. Strategic Thrust Two: Developing Confident Learners

 

‘Confident learners’ to us refer to learners who are engaged, self-directed and have a love for learning. In order to achieve that BRPS has numerous structures, processes and programmes that help our students develop good learning habits. For more information about our homework policy, please refer to Annex B. For information about our programmes and activities please refer to our school’s website:

New Home Page

 

Online Interactive E-Learning for Students through AsknLearn

As part of equipping our students with 21st century competencies, students will need to be familiar with the use of online resources to acquire knowledge, communicate and develop their creativity. BRPS has partnered with AsknLearn to provide such resources through rich multimedia and interactive lessons, starting from 09 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. More details on how to log in and use the system can be found in Annex C.

 

C. Strategic Thrust Three: Developing Caring Leaders

Regular Attendance

 With the intention to give every child the same head start in life and be taught the foundational knowledge, missing school would sometimes mean having a gap in the learning and disadvantaging the child. Hence we would like to reiterate that the school takes a very serious view of children not coming to school without valid reason. We would like to remind all parents that when your child is absent from school, it is mandatory that you either provide a medical certificate or a letter from you explaining the reason for absence. If there are none of these, we will treat it as absence without valid reason and follow up action will be taken, which might include the reporting of such cases to the Compulsory Education Unit in MOE. Attendance will also be taken into consideration when applying for bursaries and various awards. For more details of our Attendance Policy, please refer to Annex D.

 

3. Other Matters

 

School Service Providers
School Bus

Services

                                    Gek Teck Transport Service

Contact Person:          Angela Tan (Manager)

Contact No.:                9119 6100 / 9126 7660

Email:                          gekteck@singnet.com.sg

School Uniform Services                                     Beau Voix Uniform

Address:                      2 Sims Close #03-08

Gemini@Sims

Singapore 387298

Contact Person:          Tony

Contact No.:                6743 6645 / 6744 7084 / 9637 6598

Bookshop

Services

                                    HB Book Centre

Contact Person:          Jason Loh (Manager)

Contact No.:                6270 1060

Email:                          hb.bk.ctr@gmail.com

Student Care Centre in BRPS Self Help Group Student Care Limited

Contact No.:                62704230

Email:                          blangahrise@shgstudentcare.com.sg

School Dental Clinic Contact Person:          Mdm Wan Foong Sim (Dental Therapist)

Contact No.:                6275 7395

 

 4. Reflections

I wish to share with you a funny quote that I saw one day on someone’s T-shirt:

 

“My job is TOP SECRET!

Even I don’t know what I’m doing!”

 

Though funny, it captures an important message. Do we know what we are doing as educators or parents? How do we make a difference for our children each moment of the day? Let us reflect and be purposeful in all the things we do to help develop joyful, confident and caring children!

 

Have a wonderful year ahead!

 

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Ou

Principal


Principal’s Letter to P1 Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A warm welcome to our BRPS family. We hope that your child’s journey with us will be an enriching one, filled with joy, learning and love.

 

STRATEGIC THRUSTS

BRPS has four strategic thrusts that guide us in our decision-making and allocation of resources in order for us to achieve our vision. The four strategic thrusts are:

Competent and caring staff

Developing confident learners

Developing caring leaders

Effective Partnerships

 

Each thrust has systems and processes for us to build upon to achieve outcomes that we monitor and improve on. The letter is organised in such a way to highlight some of the efforts in these thrusts.

 

  1. Strategic Thrust One: Competent and Caring Staff

 

Introduction of Year Heads of Junior, Middle and Senior Primaries

In order to address the needs of the students and ensure that the general school policy and programme cater to level needs, we have Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads to lead the Junior, Middle and Senior Levels. The Year Heads and Assistant Year Heads for the various levels are as follows:

 

Junior Levels

(P1 & 2)

Year Head – Mrs Leong-Ho Hil May (HOD English Language)

Assistant Year Head – Mr John Chia

Middle Levels

(P3 & 4)

Year Head– Mr Mohan Suppiah

Assistant Year Head– Mrs Jenny Quek (HOD Science)

Senior Levels

(P5 & 6)

Year Head – Mr Shang Thian Huat (HOD PE/CCA/Aesthetics)

Assistant Year Head – Mdm Stephanie Song

 

School Safety & Security Measures

 

School safety is of paramount importance especially when all parents have entrusted their children to the school. We have implemented a series of school and safety measures that we have discussed with parents and implemented since 2013. These arrangements for school arrival and dismissal are outlined in Annex A.

 

  1. Strategic Thrust Two: Developing Confident Learners

 

‘Confident learners’ to us refer to learners who are engaged, self-directed and have a love for learning. In order to achieve that BRPS has numerous structures, processes and programmes that help our students develop good learning habits. For more information about our programmes and activities please refer to our school’s website:

 

/

 

  1. Strategic Thrust Three: Developing Caring Leaders

 

Regular Attendance

 

With the intention to give every child the same head start in life and be taught the foundational knowledge, missing school would sometimes mean having a gap in the learning and disadvantaging the child. Hence we would like to reiterate that the school takes a very serious view of children not coming to school without valid reason. We would like to remind all parents that when your child is absent from school, it is mandatory that you either provide a medical certificate or a letter from you explaining the reason for absence. If there are none of these, we will treat it as absence without valid reason and follow up action will be taken, which might include the reporting of such cases to the Compulsory Education Unit in MOE. Attendance will also be taken into consideration when applying for bursaries and various awards. For more details of our Attendance Policy, please refer to Annex B.

 

  1. C. Other Matters

 

School Service Providers
School Bus

Services

                                    Gek Teck Transport Service

Contact Person:          Angela Tan (Manager)

Contact No.:                9119 6100 / 9126 7660

Email:                          gektck@singnet.com.sg

School Uniform Services                                     Beau Voix Uniform

Address:                      37 Kallang Pudding Road

Blk B Tong Lee Building

#02-08, Singapore 349315

Contact Person:          Tony

Contact No.:                6743 6645 / 6744 7084 / 9637 6598

Bookshop

Services

                                    HB Book Centre

Contact Person:          Jason Loh (Manager)

Contact No.:                6270 1060

Email:                          hb.bk.ctr@gmail.com

Student Care Centre in BRPS Self Help Group Student Care Limited

Contact No.:                62704230

Email:                          blangahrise@shgstudentcare.com.sg

School Dental Clinic Contact Person:          Mdm Wan Foong Sim (Dental Therapist)

Contact No.:                6275 7395

 

  1. Reflections

I wish to share with you a funny quote that I saw one day on someone’s T-shirt:

 

“My job is TOP SECRET!

Even I don’t know what I’m doing!”

Though funny, it captures an important message though. Do we know what we are doing as educators or parents? How do we make a difference for our children each moment of the day? Let us reflect and be purposeful in all the things we do to help develop joyful, confident and caring children!

 

Have a wonderful year ahead!

 

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Ou

Principal

 

 

Annex A

Blangah Rise Primary School

Safety & Security Arrangements

 

During Dry Weather During Wet Weather
 

Arrival Arrangements

Students can enter through the Main Gate and Side Gate E that is the sheltered walkway next to the school canteen. All other gates will be closed.

 

Parents/Guardians who wish to enter the school will need to enter by the Main Gate.

 

For those driving, please alight the child at the Main Gate or Side Gate E.

 

 

Arrival Arrangements

Students can enter through the Main Gate and Side Gate E that is the sheltered walkway next to the school canteen. All other gates will be closed.

 

Parents/Guardians who wish to enter the school will need to enter by the Main Gate.

 

For those driving, you may enter the school and alight the child at the foyer. Please prepare your child to alight quickly and safely so as not to hold up the traffic.

 

Dismissal Arrangements

 

Students can exit through the Main Gate and Side Gate E.

 

For those driving, you may pick your child at the Main Gate or Gate E.

 

Dismissal Arrangements

 

Students can exit through the Main Gate and Side Gate E.

 

For those driving, there is a sheltered car park next to Blk 72 and you can fetch your child at the sheltered walkway from Side Gate E.

 

 

Other Arrangements

 

School Hours

 

  Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
Pre-Assembly 7.35am to 7.55am
Flag Raising Ceremony 7.55am
Lessons Start 8.00am
Recess P1,P3 & P5 10.00am to 10.30am 9.45am to 10.15am
Recess P2,P4 & P6 10.30am to 11am 10.15am to 10.45am
Lunch P2,P4 & P6 N.A 12.45pm to 1.30pm
Lunch P1,P3  & P5 N.A 1.15pm to 2.00pm
Dismissal 1.30pm 4.30pm (P1 and P2: 3.30pm)
Daily Necessities

 

We would like to reinforce the importance of being prepared and organized. Please help us to train your child to pack his/her bag daily according to the timetable given. It is equally important to ensure that your child is not carrying extra weight unnecessarily.

 

Below is the list of items your child should have in his/her bag everyday.

·         Pupil’s Timetable

·         Pupil’s Diary (you will be able to leave notes/messages for your child’s/wards’ form/subject teacher in this book

·         Pencil Box (with at least 4 pencils sharpened, an eraser and a ruler)

·         Colour Pencils (a basic set will do)

·         A new or recycled folder/file for keeping of homework and letters neatly in the bag

·         A suitable storybook for silent reading

 

Lunch Arrangements

 

Students who have lunch brought to them can receive the lunches at the Main Gate or Side Gate E.

 

Lunch Arrangements On Fridays Only

 

Lunch on Friday is scheduled from 12.45 to 1.30pm. Parents/guardians who wish to pass food to your child during lunch may wait outside the Main Gate or Side Gate E at 12.45pm.

 

Entrance for Parents/Guardians or Visitors

 

Any parents/guardians or visitors who wish to enter the school would need to enter by the Main Gate where there will be security clearance and an issue of visitor passes.

 

Waiting Areas for Parents/Guardians

 

The waiting area for parents/guardians is just outside the Main Gate. We have provided benches there so that all could wait more comfortably.

 

There is also another waiting area at the void deck of Blk 72 outside Side Gate E.

 

Pupils Who Fall Sick

 

Pupils who are sick or hurt while in school must inform their form/subject teachers. When there is a need for a pupil to see a doctor or go home early, the form/subject teacher will assist the pupil to make a telephone call to the parent/guardian to come to school to fetch the pupil home. Parent/guardian must co-operate by coming to school as soon as possible.

 

The teacher has to record the necessary information in the “Early Dismissal” book and the parent/guardian must sign in the book before the child/ward can be taken home.

 

Remedial Class Schedules

 

In order to provide additional academic support for your child/ward, the level (P3 onwards) will be conducting remedial classes for selected children. Please refer to the remedial class schedule in the school’s termly letters.

 

Making Appointments via Phone

 

Call our General Office at 62717387 and leave a message for your child’s/ward’s form/subject teacher to call back OR set a day/time for an appointment with his/her form/subject teacher.

 

Making Appointments via Email

 

Contact your child’s/ward’s form teacher at brps@moe.edu.sg

 

 

Annex B

Blangah Rise Primary School

Attendance Policy

EXPECTATIONS OF ATTENDANCE

School provides opportunities to learn and grow, hence we expect all students to be regular and punctual for school. The following are the expectations we have as a school community:

 

  1. All Blangahnites should attend school on ALL school days except for medical or valid reasons.
  2. A valid medical certificate must be submitted to the class teacher upon return from medical leave.
  3. For other reasons (e.g. death in family), a signed letter giving details and the specific dates is required. All such letters will be accepted on a case by case basis. For non-valid reasons, the student will be deemed as Absent Without Valid Reasons.

 

BENEFITS OF REGULAR ATTENDANCE

The community-at-large values education and often links bursaries and financial assistance to attendance. The school reviews the following subsidies and would take into consideration students’ attendance during the approval process:

 

  1. Transport Subsidy (EZ-link top-up concessions) and Bus Transport;
  2. Recommendation for public Bursary application by family/guardian (eg: CC, Buddhist Lodge, etc);
  3. School Pocket Money Fund through MSF and
  4. Participation in sponsored activities (e.g. concerts at the Esplanade)

 

FAILURE TO ATTEND SCHOOL REGULARLY

The Compulsory Education Act has provided clear directions that all Singaporean children between the age of 6 and 15 must attend school. It may be an offence when a child fails to attend school regularly. If found guilty, the penalties provided in the Act are a fine not exceeding $5,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both.

 

The school will inform the Compulsory Education Unit (CEU) of Ministry of Education if a child fails to attend school regularly. Some of the follow-up actions by CEU may include:

  • A home visit by officers from MOE
  • referral to Singapore Children’s Society who will have intervention programmes with close monitoring
  • referral to other external agencies g. family service centres, child protection
  • Summon to court to face charges that may lead to a fine, for the parent / guardian, not exceeding $5000.00, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both.