Welcome back to Term 4! We are thankful to our Primary 6 teachers who have been conducting extra lessons for all our Primary 6 pupils on Thursday and Friday during the one week term break. Their dedication and commitment to the well-being of our pupils touch our hearts deeply. We are also thankful to the other teachers who have conducted other activities for our pupils during the holiday. Thank you, Teachers.
1. PSLE 2017
The PSLE begins with the Listening Comprehension on Friday, 15 September 2017. Primary 1 to Primary 5 pupils need not attend school on that day as all the teachers are involved in the conduct of the examination.
The PSLE written examination will be conducted from 28 September to 4 October 2017. School will be as per normal for pupils from the other levels during this period.
2. SA2 Oral Examination
There have been some minor changes to the SA2 Oral exam dates. Please refer to the Term 4 Calendar of Events attached for the details.
3. Children’s Day
Pupils need not report to school on Friday, 6 October 2017 as it is Children’s Day, a school holiday. School will resume on Monday, 9 October 2017.
4. PSLE Marking Days
Pupils need not report to school from Thursday, 19 October 2017 to Tuesday, 24 October 2017 as this period is set aside for PSLE Marking Exercise. The school will be conducting a Home-based Learning (HBL) Exercise during these days to promote independent learning and to allow pupils to learn at their own time and space using the MC Online portal from homes. This will also be a good time for our Primary 1 to Primary 5 pupils to revise their work at home in preparation for their SA2 Examination. School will resume on Wednesday, 25 October 2017.
5. Promotion Day
Please be informed that all pupils need not report to school on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 as teachers will be meeting to consolidate the examination results and work on promotion matters.
6. Pri 1 Orientation For 2018 Primary 1 Pupils
Orientation for our 2018 Primary 1 pupils will be on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 from 2.30p.m. to 4.30p.m.
7. Lower Primary Sports Carnival
The school will be holding its annual Lower Primary Sports Carnival on Monday, 13 November 2017. As there will not be lessons on that day, Pri 1 and Pri 2 pupils do not need to bring their school bags.
Please note that this is a normal school day and all pupils will report to school as per normal.
8. Parent-Teacher Dialogue
The school has set aside Tuesday, 14 November 2017 for parents/guardians to meet the teachers. This session will be held from 8.00 a.m. to 12 p.m. All pupils need not report to school on that day.
Parents/guardians are reminded to ensure that your child/ward is in school attire if he/she is attending the Parent-Teacher Dialogue. The uniform or T-shirt should be clean and it must be neatly tucked in at all times so that your child/ward will project a good image of the school.
9. Recognition Day
Recognition Day is on Friday, 17 November 2017 from 8.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Only prize recipients and all Primary 6 pupils are required to attend school on that day.
The school continues to emphasize on the building of good character values in our pupils through our Values Education programme in Si Ling SPIRIT (Solidarity, Perseverance, Innovation, Respect & Care, Integrity and Teamwork).
Recently, I came across a poster about SPIRIT. It says, “Strength and courage are not always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people are not always the people who win. They are the people who do not give up when they lose. They are the ones whose SPIRIT is unbreakable.”
This is our desire for all our pupils. As they prepare and sit for their examinations and assessments during this hectic term, may they be resilient, learn from any failures and setbacks they may encounter and bounce back to do even much better in life. We wish everyone a great term ahead.
Strive for Progress
Lim Chew Hiong Richard
13 September 2017