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Revised Operating Hours

The General Office operating hours from 16 Nov 2020 to 19 Dec 2020 will be from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. The school gates with close at 5:00 pm during this period.

Advisory on Travel

MOH has advised Singapore residents to defer all travel overseas, with the exception of travel to an evolving list of countries, where COVID-19 is under control and the risk of importation is low.

To ensure schools continue to be a healthy and safe environment for all, we require parents/guardians to make a travel declaration only if your child/ward intends to travel for the year-end holidays. NIL returns are not required.

To make your travel declaration, go to your Parents Gateway App on your mobile phone, select [SERVICE > DECLARE TRAVELS]. Please declare your child/ward’s travel plans, indicating both the country and city of travel, and any city of transit, by 30 Oct (Friday). Only one parent is required to declare.  

In planning your travel, please refer to the attached advisory on travelling. If there is a change of travel plans after declaration, please inform the school by calling the school at 64664524 rather than through Parents Gateway.

Collection of School Graduation Certificates

In view of the current Covid-19 situation, we would like to advise our ex-students (2019 graduating batch) to collect their School Graduation Certificates between 12.00pm to 5.00pm on either 8 Sept, 9 Sept or 10 Sept. The dates are subject to change, depending on the national posture of the COVID-19 situation. Please refer to our school website for any updates.

Updated Guidelines on Use of Masks and Face Shields in School

[Parent Kit] Transitioning Back to School – It’s a New Normal for Us 

With the end of the Circuit Breaker on 1 Jun 2020, we enter the phase of safe opening. 2 Jun 2020 marks the beginning of a brand new school term. This new term with new arrangements and routines will be a new normal for all of us.  

Please access the Parent Kit from MOE which will help you to understand Back to School arrangements better and how you can guide your daughter/ward to adjust back to school. We also ask for your support to keep our school and children safe, as you have done before the start of Full HBL. Pages 7 to 10 of the Parent Kit provides information on how you can do so.   

In SMSS, we are working behind the scenes to prepare our school to ensure the safety of our students so that learning can continue when school re-opens. Please look out for the June Principal’s Letter on Tuesday, 2 June. We look forward to welcoming our students back in school!

SMSS on Channel News Asia (3 May 2020)

The assessment tasks for a number of GCE O-level coursework subjects have been reduced in light of the shift to full home-based learning and adjustments to the school holidays, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how the drama teacher and students in our school have adapted to the changes. Refer to the CNA Website -  https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-gce-coursework-subjects-assessment-tasks-reduced-12704934 or watch the news video clip here.

Full Home-Based Learning Updates (17 April 2020)

Weighted Assessments
Weighted Assessments planned for Term 2 will be adjusted. More information on the Weighted Assessments and End-of-Year Examinations will be shared at a later date.

National Examinations
We share your concerns and understand the impact of prolonged school closure on curriculum time and students’ learning. As communicated by Minister of Education, the cancellation of the Mid-Year Examinations (in our case, for Sec 2 and Sec 4/5) will allow us to plough back some time to work on curriculum recovery when we return from FHBL currently slated for 5 May 2020. For national examinations, MOE recognises that these are major milestones and will ensure that they are carried out as normal so that graduating students are not disadvantaged. MOE/SEAB will take various measures to lessen the impact of prolonged HBL on students. Please expect some programmatic changes to the timetable to allow time for the Sec 4/5 students to prepare for the Mid-Year GCE O Level Mother Tongue Languages Paper when they return after the FHBL.

When schools resume after FHBL, teachers will conduct supplementary lessons for students to recover the time lost for coursework, taking into consideration the student’s overall workload and well-being. In the event that FHBL is extended, and that coursework national submission deadlines cannot be further extended without overlapping with school preliminary examinations, your daughter/ward will submit the coursework that she has so far completed. SEAB has established processes to ensure that these students will still be fairly assessed.

Resources on Providing Social and Emotional Support for your Children

Resources on Providing Social and Emotional Support for your Children

Journeying with our Children.pdf 

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