New! Speak Mandarin Campaign
The Speak Mandarin Campaign and St Nicholas Girls’ School is organising the third Parent-Child Talent Competition this year to provide a fun and exciting platform for primary school children to learn Mandarin and create memories with their parents. Families are invited to form teams of up to three persons and put up a five minute performance delivered in Mandarin. Videos of winning performances from the 2014 Competition can be found at http://mandarin.org.sg/en/parent-child-talent-competition/.
Online registration is open from now to 1 March 2014. Please register on http://smcparentchildtalentcom2015.eventbrite.sg.
The Preliminary Round will be held on 18 April and selected teams will enter the Grand Finals to be held in June 2015.
New! Term 1 Letter & Calendar, Road Safety Information and Update of Student Medical Records
Welcome back students to the start of a new term. Please take note of the following; start of term letter and calendar of activities for Term 1, attachments on Road Safety and update of student medical record form. We have also included the set of Road Safety Slides that was used in our assembly programme for you to review good safety practices.
2015 Term 1 Letter to Parents.pdf
2015 CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES Term 1 for Students and Parents.pdf
Letter to Parents on Safety Road Practices.pdf
Road Safety Slides for Primary Schools.pdf
Student Medical Record Form.pdf
New! C'YAA Application for Youth Aspirations for Singapore Campaign
Following our assembly talk last Monday on Chingay, the Chingay Youth Aspiration Application (C'YAA) app was introduced to our students. This app aims to engage young Singaporeans to express and share their hopes and dreams for Singapore. It also allows our students to vote for the top 10 values/visions our students wish for Singapore. The following are links to the information about downloading the app as well as the campaign;
Youth Aspirations for Singapore Campaign (by PAYM)
School-Based Student Care Centre
The school is pleased to announce the appointment of Raffles Student Care Centre LLP as the operator for the new School-Based Student Care Centre (SCC). The SCC, which is located at the new Indoor Sports Hall building, is expected to begin operations in January 2015. The SCC is accepting application forms from 12 Nov to 28 Nov 2014. Interested parents/guardians may obtain the form from the general office.Please note that application is not on a first-come-first-serve basis. For enquiries, please contact the SCC Manager, Mdm Aishah Abu Bakar at 8368 9694 or email email@example.com
Raffles Student Care Centre - Application Form.pdf
Empowering Families through FamilyMatters@School
Please click on the link below for some of the upcoming workshops that our school will be organizing in January and February of 2015.
C-Quest: A Mobile App Game about Cyber Wellness
MOE has developed C-Quest, a mobile game App, to involve parents in providing holistic cyber wellness education. C-Quest is specially designed to facilitate meaningful parent-child conversations on their online experiences and explore various cyber wellness issues in order to navigate the cyber space safely and responsibly. The game also provides useful tips to the players to manage their online activities. This free app is available for download in Google Play. More information on the app can be found at the Press Release.
Youth Sports Fiesta 2014
16 of our basketball students participated in the Youth Sports Fiesta Challenge 2014 organised by Yio Chu Kang CSC. A total of 18 schools took part in this event and we are pleased to announce that both our boys teams won the first runner-up and second runner-up position while the girls team won the second runner-up position. Here are our winners with in a photograph with PM Lee Hsien Loong, who was the guest-of-honour at the event.
National Day Honours 2014
We would like to congratulate our dedicated teachers Mrs Jaisri Thirunavukarasu and Mdm Zainab Bte Haron on being awarded the Long Service Medal and the Efficiency Medal by the President of Singapore.
Haze Management Measures
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has its school continuity plan in place for the haze situation. The health and well-being of our students and staff are of top priority and all schools will take appropriate mitigation measures based on MOH’s health advisory for the day to ensure the well-being of our students and staff. The details can be found at MOE’s website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/haze/
You may also keep yourself updated with the advisories on the following communication channels :
MOE - www.moe.gov.sg or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEATHER UPDATE - www.haze.gov.sg
Online Travel Plans for long weekends and School Vacation Periods
We thank parents who have made use of the online Travel Plans facility at our school website to submit their travel plans. In order to harness technology and save trees, only students without internet access will approach their teachers to obtain the hardcopy forms for submission. Please note that for Primary 1 students, a NIL return is necessary. For Primary 2 to 6 students, only those who are travelling need to submit their travel plans online via our school website. Please use our online travel declaration form (link on the left section on our school website's homepage) to inform the school of your child's travel plans. Those travelling during the long weekends are kindly requested to submit your travel plans as well.
Road Safety Matters
Let us be good role models and obey traffic rules and let us take extra effort to be vigilant on the roads, especially in areas where children will congregate. Everyone has a stake in road safety. Let us work together to make our roads safer for ourselves, our loved ones and all road users. Please take note of the following information on Road Safety:
Letter to Parents on Safety Road Practices.pdf
Road Safety for Primary Schools.pdf
To learn more about Road Safety, click on this link from the Singapore Road Safety Council
MTL Portal for P4 and P5 Students
We are happy to announce that the iMTL Portal is now available to our P4 and P5 students. The link to the portal is located on the left menu bar on our school website. The iMTL Portal is a web-based portal developed by MOE that enhances students’ learning of communication skills in Mother Tongue Languages through meaningful feedback and self-directed learning. The portal provides students with more opportunities (within and beyond curriculum time) to learn and use the language in authentic contexts, thereby increasing exposure time to the Mother Tongue Languages. You can learn more about the portal by clicking on the links below to view the videos on YouTube.
Family Time for CCE Lessons
“Family Time” is a new feature in our Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) lessons. Click on the link to find out more. Family Time CCE.pdf
Parents in Education (PiE) website & MOE's Enhanced Parents in Education Mobile App
The Ministry of Education has a new website, Parents in Education (PiE), and we would like to encourage parents to visit this website for resources to help better support the education and development of your children. It contains articles on parenting tips, educational news, information on the school curriculum, and resources for parents to support their children’s learning at home. Please click on http://www.moe.gov.sg/parents-in-education to access the PiE website.
Parents can get quick updates on education-related information!
Parents can now input their children’s level of study, and receive updates customised to their profile. There is a new poll feature which provides improved interactivity. A new calendar function gives a quick overview of school holidays and various education-related events! You may wish to download the Enhanced Parents in Education Mobile App -- iOS or Android.
Supporting Singapore Students
The Ministry of Education has published an informational brochure on the various schemes and details on awards available for Singaporean students. Click on the link below to read more.
Supporting Singapore Students Brochure 2012.pdf