1. Welcome back to New Academic Year 2018.
We would like to welcome back all pupils to a new academic year 2018. We look forward to a brand new year of learning opportunities for our pupils.
2. New Features and Improvement
Our school has install many new features in the school during the holidays: The Vertical Greenery at the front of the porch (Canteen), the solar pump and solar bollard lights – all for learning about Environmental Science in a fun way for our pupils.
The school staff has also worked very hard during the holidays such as replacing the classroom furniture and the window panes so that our pupils will come back to a new and conducive classroom environment for learning. New study tables have also been bought to improve the learning corners for our pupils. The school is also looking into the implementation of an After School Homework room to cater to the needs of the pupils after school hours. We hope all these will be helpful to our pupils’ learning.
3. Scholars who Lead and Serve
The school vision for all our pupils is that Every Si Ling Pupils will be Scholars who Lead and Serve, To be a scholar who lead and serve, not only our pupils must strive to do their best in their studies and area of interest, they must also be of excellent character. Thus, the learning of school values in terms of Si Ling SPIRIT (Solidarity, Perseverance, Innovation, Respect and Care, Integrity, Teamwork) is one of the key focus of the school in all the years.
We are amazed by how the Japanese pupils take on personal responsibility to take care of the school environment, cleaning up the school premises and serving one another. We will also be inculcating in our pupils such responsible attitude towards oneself, one another, home and the school. We look forward to greater partnership with you in bringing up our next generation of Scholars who lead and serve.
4. POSB Smart Buddy
We will be introducing the POSB Smart Buddy programme to our students. It is the world’s first in-school savings and payments wearable on your child’s wrist. It lets your child tap to pay in school and at selected merchants, check on balances, and track fitness levels. All with a tap on the terminal or a simple push of a button. Your child will learn about budgeting and be able to track his or her fitness. Paired with a mobile app, parents can instantly allocate allowances and check on savings or spending. Most of all, you get to do them all while on the go. A letter about the programme will be sent out soon. You can find out more on your own at https://goo.gl/5S2AsP.
5. Curriculum Time
With reference to our end of year letter given in November 2017, please be reminded about the changes in the curriculum time for this year as follows:
|Primary 1 to Primary 6|
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday||7.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.|
|Tuesday and Thursday||7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.|
Snack time will continue to be provided for the students during the curriculum time. We encourage all our pupils to bring healthy snacks such as biscuits, sandwiches or whole fruits which they can consume during these breaks. The snack time is as follows:
|Primary 3 and 6||9.00 a.m.|
|Primary 1, 2, 4 and 5||12.00 p.m.|
It is important for children to attend school every day and be punctual for school. It is essential that pupils establish good routines and habits as it will influence their approach to work and life in later years. Punctuality is a life skill that our children need to develop whilst they are young.
Pupils who are persistently late without valid reason on 5 or more occasions will have their late-coming recorded as an offence in the MOE School Offence Module.
We recognise that parents play a vital role to ensure that the pupils report to school punctually and we want to work in close partnership with you in this aspect. We would like to thank all parents and guardians for partnering us to inculcate the value of punctuality in our pupils.
7. Road Safety of pupils
The school has put in place measures to enhance road safety for our pupils, including teaching them important personal habits and proper behaviour. During peak periods such as arrival and dismissal times, staff members and security guards will be deployed to reinforce these habits and behaviour.
We seek your cooperation in ensuring the safety of our pupils when they are coming to or leaving school. Please reiterate to your child/ward and guide them on the proper behaviour, such as using pedestrian crossings instead of jaywalking and not using electronics devices when they are crossing the road. In addition, do remind your child to look out for potential safety hazards when crossing the road.
If you drive your child to school, please reduce your vehicle speed when you are in the school zone and look out for pedestrians. Let your child alight at the designated drop-off point. We need you to cooperate with our traffic marshals to ensure smooth traffic flow and safety for all. We would like to thank all parents and guardians who have been good role models for our children.
If your child cycles to school, ensure that he/she is a competent cyclist who knows the safety rules. The school would also be maintaining a register of these cyclists and look into the safety education programme for them. If your child is going to cycle to school, we would need you to complete and submit a consent form which can be obtained from the general office.
8. Zero Tolerance Stance to Bullying
The school takes the issues of bullying and harassment very seriously and do not tolerate any forms of bullying. Depending on their emotional resilience, children who are bullied may or may not display outward signs/ symptoms. For more information on bullying and its related signs/ symptoms, you may want to visit the bully-free website by Bully-Free Singapore and Singapore Children’s Society at bullyfree.sg.
The school is committed to working proactively with parents. Let us work together to ensure that our children have the best possible bully-free environment to learn and grow up in.
9. CCA Activities
All CCAs will be conducted after curriculum time. Further information will be disseminated with the CCA consent forms.
Primary 3 pupils will be having their CCA Open House where they will experience different CCAs before making a choice. This will start on 8 Jan for 4 Mondays from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
10. Remedial / Enrichment/ HMT / SDR/ RRP Classes (Primary 3 – Primary 6)
|Monday||2.00 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.||SDR||Pri 3 & 4|
|Tuesday||1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.|
|Pri 3 & 4|
|2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.|
Remedial / Enrichment
|Pri 3 - 6|
|Wednesday||2.00 p.m. – 2.45 p.m.|
|Pri 3 & 4|
|2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.||Enrichment||Pri 3 - 6|
|Thursday||1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.|
|Pri 3 & 4|
|2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.|
|Pri 3 - 6|
|Friday||2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.||HMT||Pri 5 & 6|
School Based Dlyslexia Remediation (SDR) and Reading Remediation Programme (RRP) starts from Week 3 onwards.
Remedial classes start from Week 5 onwards.
Further details will be given in the consent forms of respective programmes.
11. Gate Opening Hours
6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
There will be no entry for vehicles during these times:
7.25 a.m. – 7.35 a.m.
1.15 p.m. – 1.50 p.m. (For Mon, Wed and Fri)
12.45 p.m. – 1.20 p.m. (For Tues and Thurs)
|Gate A (facing Rosewood Condominium)|
(facing Block 371 – Peace Clinic)
|6.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.|
6.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.
For Mon, Wed and Fri
1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
For Tues and Thurs
1.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m
12. Temperature Taking Exercise
As part of our school’s continuous effort in safeguarding the health of our students, the school will be conducting a temperature taking exercise on Friday, 5 January 2018. All Primary 1 students will be issued with thermometers on that day. Students are to keep their thermometers safely after the exercise for future use. Primary 2 to Primary 6 students are to bring their own Oral Digital Thermometers and ensure that their thermometers are in good working condition. New thermometers can be purchased from the school bookshop at $4.50 each.
13. School Smart Card (SSC) Photo Taking for Primary 1 and 6 Students
The Ministry of Education (MOE) will be conducting the yearly photo-taking exercise for all Primary 1 and 6 students for the issue of SSC / CEPAS card. Primary 1 students will receive their CEPAS Cards by the end of March 2018, while the photo images captured for Primary 6 students will be used for the printing of Secondary CEPAS Cards when they are promoted to Secondary One in 2019. This exercise will be held on Monday, 22 January 2018. Please ensure that your child/ward is in full school uniform (shirt/shorts for boys and blouse/skirts for girls) for the photo-taking session.
14. Photographs/Film Footage of Students
Occasionally, photographs of students may be taken during school events or activities. These images may be used for the school website, publications, displays, etc. Video recordings may also be made when pupils participate in school performances, assemblies etc. Such film footage may be used for school productions and/or the school website.
15. Update of Student Details Report For Primary 2 to 6 Students
Annually, the school conducts an exercise at the beginning of the year to update our pupils’ information. Enclosed is a printout of your child’s information, including his/her medical record, for your updating. Please use red / blue ink for all updates. Kindly note that the messages from the school’s SMS Relay System will be sent to the Guardian’s mobile number only. In this document, guardian refer to the first person of contact by the school in case of emergency. Hence, the guardian can be either of the parents or legal guardian that has a “#” mark beside the name under the “Family Details” Section. Do update the “Family Details” section accordingly. Please submit the verified and signed document to the Form Teacher by Friday, 5 January 2018. A ‘nil’ return is required.
Please take a look at the calendar of events and activities for this term and we look forward to your
strong support in the education of your child.
Strive for Progress
Lim Chew Hiong Richard Principal4 January 2018