Principal’s Message: 2019 Term 2 Updates
As we come to the end of Term 2, we would like to thank you once again for supporting all our school programmes. We would like to especially thank all parents/guardians who were actively involved in our Annual Cross-Country event. Your presence and assistance have made the event a huge success.
1. Our Proud Moments
We are indeed proud to share that our Performing Arts CCAs have achieved commendable outcomes in the SYF Arts Presentations. Military Band, Drama, Choir and Dance have all received the Certificate of Distinction. All our six Uniformed Group CCAs have also once again sustained the Gold Award for 2018. In the National Schools’ Taekwondo championship 2019, Yap Jing Mei (2G) emerged National Champion in the ‘C’ division under 54Kg Kyorugi competition. Our first medal from the National Inter-School Swimming Championship 2019 came from Josef Lam (2F) who came in 4th in the ‘C’ division Boys’ 50m backstroke. In the National Junior Canoe Championship, Carmen Lai (4B) achieved Bronze for the K1-1000m event. At the South Zone Table Tennis competition, our ‘B’ and ‘C’ division girls came in second.
Our sincere appreciation goes to all students, teachers and coaches/ instructors for their dedicated hard work and to parents/ guardians for their strong support and understanding.
2. Aesthetics Week
In the last week of Term 2 (27 May – 30 May), our students will be participating in a host of post-exam activities to enhance their appreciation of the Aesthetics. Students will participate in activities such as the chocolate egg decorating workshop and they will also be given opportunities to showcase their talents at recess performances.
3. Parent-Teacher Conference 2019
The Parent-Teacher Conference is a platform where parents/guardians can obtain feedback from the form teachers on their child’s/ward’s holistic development and progress in school. On 31 May, parents/guardians who have booked an appointment through AskNLearn will meet the form teachers. For a small group of identified students, the form teachers would have called the parents/guardians to make an appointment. Kindly keep to the time chosen/given so as to ensure the smooth running of this event.
4. HPV Vaccination Programme for Sec 4/5
In term 2, Sec 1 female students had their HPV vaccination. MOH has also introduced a HPV vaccination programme for the Secondary 4 and 5 female students and Health Promotion Board (HPB) has scheduled our students to have their vaccination on the following dates:
|S/N||HPV Vaccination Dose||Students involved||Date|
|1||HPV Vaccination (1st dose)||All Sec 4/5 female students only||7 Aug|
|2||HPV Vaccination (2nd dose)||Sec 4 NT/NA female students only||27 Sept|
|3||HPV Vaccination (2nd dose)||Sec 4 Express/Sec 5NA female students only||4 Oct|
5. The Singapore Bicentennial Experience
This year, as part of Racial Harmony Day Commemoration and National Day Celebrations, our students will take part in the Singapore Bicentennial Experience at the Fort Canning Centre. They will visit the Time Traveller, which is a multimedia sensory experience that brings them back in time to witness key moments in Singapore’s history from 1299. Students will also be involved in the Pathfinder where they can explore Singapore’s evolution from past to present at their own pace. The schedule for the Singapore Bicentennial Experience is as follows:
|Sec 1 & 2||1 August 2019||Students will be dismissed from the Fort Canning Centre.|
|Sec 3, 4 & 5||8 August 2019||Students will report to school at 7.15 am and depart for Fort Canning Centre from 8 am. Students will be dismissed from Fort Canning Centre.|
6. Updates of Term 3 Key Events
Details of Term 3 key events are found in Annex A
The CCA schedule for the June Holidays is available for your reference on our school website at /2019-june-cca-training-schedule/
As we approach the June holidays, do take this opportunity to spend more time with your child/ward and encourage him/her to adopt a healthy lifestyle while pursuing his/ her interest.
Mdm Jenny Tan
Key Events of the School in Term 3
|Dates||Event||Remark (if any)|
|1 July (Mon)||Start of Term 3||There will be attire and hair checks for students.
Each student should bring a piece of cloth for cleaning of the classroom.
|3 July (Wed) & 4 July (Thu)||Temperature-taking Exercise||All students are to bring their working thermometers.|
|5 July (Fri)||Sports Fiesta||Sports Fiesta will be held in the school from 7.15 am to 12.50 pm for all students.|
|8 July (Mon)||Youth Day -School Holiday|
|11 July ( Thu)||NRIC Registration for all Sec 3 and selected Sec 2 students|
|19 July (Fri)||Racial Harmony Day Commemoration|
|1 Aug (Thu)||The Bicentennial Experience for Sec 1 & 2||Students will be dismissed at Fort Canning after the event.|
|8 Aug (Wed)||National Day Celebrations
All levels to report to school at 7.15 am
|Lower Sec students will be dismissed at 10.30am from the school.
Upper Sec students will be dismissed from the Fort Canning Centre after the Bicentennial Experience.
|9 Aug (Fri)||National Dav – Public holiday|
|12 Aug (Mon)||Hari Rava Haii- School holiday|
|27 Aug (Tue) to 17 Sept (Tue)||4 Exp/5NA Prelim Examination|
|13 Aug (Tue) to 23 Aug (Fri)||4NA/4NT Prelim Examination|
|10 July (Wed) to 27 Aug (Tue)||National Exams:
GCE ‘N’ Level
• 11 Jul- 18 Jul: EL Oral Exam
• 30 Jul-2 Aug: CL/ML/TL/BCL/BML/BTL oral exam
GCE ‘O’ Level
• 10 Jul – 22 Jul: MT Oral Exam
• 23 Jul – CL/ML/TL/CLB/MLB/TLB Listening Comprehension exam
• 29 Jul – 2 Aug: HCL, HML & HTL Oral Exam
• 13 Aug- 27 Aug: EL Oral Exam
|National Examination dates are correct as of 9 April 2019. Please check the SEAB website at http://www.seab.gov.sg/ for the updated examination dates.
On 23 Jul, school will be dismissed at 12:50pm. There will be no afternoon activities. This is to ensure that the students have a conducive environment to take the Mother Tongue Listening Comprehension exam.
|26 Aug (Mon) – 2 Sept (Mon)||Mother Tongue Oral Exam
• Sec 2 (26 Aug – 30 Aug))
• Sec 3NT, 4NT ( 2 Sept )
|5 Sept (Thu)||Teachers and Support Staff Day Celebrations||School will be dismissed at 11am|
|6 Sept (Fri)||Teachers’ Day – School Holiday|