Dear Parents & Students,
Welcome back to school!
Attached please find the school calendar for 2011. Please note that some of the dates are tentative and may be subject to change. Please take note of school activities added in as these will be considered extra school days to replace extra days given at certain religious festivals.
This year’s ECA list is also attached. Please fill these in accordingly and return them to the school office. Kindly note the days your child/children will be taking an ECA and the respective times that your child/children will be released and inform the respective transporters. All children should have been picked up by 5pm as the office will close and cannot be held responsible for the children after this time. The exception is for badminton days, which will finish at 5pm and the children to be picked up by 5.20pm.
Public Holidays – Thaipusam & Prophet Muhammad’s birthday
Kindly note the following public holidays for January and February:-
Thursday, 20th January, 2011 is a public holiday and school will be closed for Thaipusam. Friday, 21st January, however will be a normal school day.
Tuesday, 15th February is also a public holiday for the celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Monday, 14th and Wednesday, 16th are school days.
This year the Chinese Lunar New Year will fall on 3rd and 4th February. School will be closed from Wednesday, 2nd February to Tuesday, 8th February (both dates inclusive). School will resume on Wednesday, 9th February. We would like to wish those who will be celebrating the start of the year of the Rabbit, a Happy & Prosperous New Year, Gong Xi Fa Chai!
Primary School Trip
The Primary School Trip is scheduled for Saturday, 26th February, this year. The trip will be a day’s visit to the Singapore Zoo. Please ensure your child’s/childrens’ passports are in order should your child/children be interested to join in. Forms for this will go out next week and should be returned to the office before the Chinese New Year break. So please look out for these if you wish your child to go as space may be limited and it will be on a first come first served basis.
There have been some parents who have approached our new vice principal, Mr. Steve Cowan offering to help the school. I have agreed on principle to a formation of this informal group provided it is strictly to help the school improve where possible. Mr. Cowan has been asked to look into this and a letter is attached.