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Sec 1 Onboarding

Secondary One

Registration Package

2019


CONTENTS PAGE


File contains:

PART

DESCRIPTION

PAGE

1

Sec 1 Registration and First day of School

3

2

Important Information for Parents / Guardians

4

3

Financial Assistance for Needy Singaporean Students

9

4

School Discipline

10

5

Secondary One Orientation Programme 2019

Appendix A

6

Parent Support Group (PSG) 2019

Appendix B

7

Edusave Standing Order for Enrichment Programmes

(for Singaporean Students Only)

Appendix C

8

Enrichment Programmes for Year 2019

Appendix D

9

Group Personal Accident (GPA) Insurance Brochure

Appendix E

10

Financial Assistance Scheme Information Sheet Brochure

Appendix F

11

Parents’ Guide to Getting started with Parents Gateway

Appendix G

Clear Folder contains:

*1

Standing Order for use of Edusave Account (Pink Form)

(for Singaporean Students Only)

*2

Annex B - Participation in School Enrichment Programmes (Pink Form)

(for Singaporean Students Only)

3

Online Consent for Dental Services letter

4

Book list 2019

5

Sale of Uniform / Name Tag Order Form

A4 White Envelope contains:

*1

Positive Parenting Programme Package

Parents to fill in FamilyMatters@school Questionnaire

 

*These documents are to be completed and submitted by 20 Dec 2018 Thursday.

 Documents to be completed and submitted on 1st day of school:

1.         Students, who opt out from Edusave Enrichment Programme Standing Order or do not have Edusave Account, bring cash/cheque payment of $17.00 for orientation. (if applicable)

2.         Official Letter of Exemption from MTL (if applicable)

3.         Special Needs documentation (if applicable)

4.         Letter of acceptance from SBB (if applicable)

PART 1.  SEC ONE REGISTRATION DAY & FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

1.      ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS ON SECONDARY ONE REGISTRATION

 

Compulsory Registration

Please refer to the class lists available for your child/ward’s allocated class. You are to register your child/ward’s enrolment into the school on Thurs, 20 Dec 2018, even if you have the intention to transfer your child/ward out of the school.

2.      FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Wednesday, 2 January 2019)

Reporting time:  7.30 am
Venue:                 Hall
Attire:                   School uniform, with a proper haircut

 

3.      SECONDARY ONE ORIENTATION PROGRAMME AND CAMPFIRE NIGHT

All secondary one students need to attend the “Secondary One Orientation Programme” as part of the school’s efforts to help them make a smooth and pleasant transition from their primary to secondary school. The Orientation Programme will be from Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 to Saturday, 5 Jan 2019. Students will be dismissed at 10 am on 5 Jan.

As part of the Orientation Programme, your son will take part in the Secondary One Campfire Night and an overnight stay in school on Friday, 4 Jan 2019.

Please refer to the letter (Appendix A) attached for more details.

Parents are strongly encouraged to give their consent for their child/ward to participate in the Sec 1 Orientation Programme by logging on to https://tinyurl.com/y9a2aryw or scan the QR code below.

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You may log in using your SingPass with 2-factor authentication (2FA) and complete the Reply form online by 27 December 2018.

 



4.         SECONDARY ONE INVESTITURE, MEET & GREET and CCA OPEN HOUSE

 You are cordially invited to attend the Secondary One Investiture, Meet-and-Greet with Form Teachers and the CCA Open House on: 

Date      : Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
Time     : 9.00 am to 12.30pm
Venue   : School Hall

PART 2.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/ GUARDIANS

 1.         BUS SERVICES / ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO SCHOOL GATE

Bus Services: 74, 88, 101, 147, 161

Nearest MRT Station: Hougang (NEL)

In view of the safety of our students in the school premises, we urge parents and guardians to drive into the school and drop the child/ward directly at the school gate.

 

School Gate Opening and Closing Hours

All parents, relatives and domestic helpers should wait for students at the security counter to fetch their child/ward home at dismissal time. They should not go to the classrooms directly.

 The opening hours of the school gate are:


Gate

Monday to Friday

Saturday

Front Gate

6.30 am to 6.30 pm

*Closed during 7.40 am – 7.50 am         for flag raising ceremony

7 am to 12.30 pm

Back Gate

6.30 am to 7.40 am

2.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Mon – Thu)

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm (Fri)

Closed

 


2.         SALE OF TEXTBOOKS, STATIONERY & ALTERNATIVE UNIFORM

Textbooks, stationery and alternative uniform (ironed on with name tag) can be purchased from the school bookshop during the dates of sale indicated below. Book list is available in the Clear Folder.

Dates of Sales

Opening Hours

Thursday, 20 Dec 2018

9 am to 4 pm

Wednesday, 26 Dec – Friday, 28 Dec 2018

(Excludes Saturday & Sunday)

9 am to 4 pm

3.         SALE OF PE ATTIRE, SCHOOL UNIFORM, APRON, SCHOOL SOCKS & SHOES

PE attire, school uniform, name tag, apron, school socks and shoes can be purchased from the school:

Dates of Sales

Opening Hours

Venue

Thursday, 20 Dec 2018 and

Monday, 24 Dec 2018

9 am to 12 pm

Canteen

Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019

11 am to 1 pm

Outside C01-04

(near to Canteen Stall 1)

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019

 

Alternatively, you may also purchase them directly from our uniform supplier.

Uniform Supplier : Shirley Season Wear
Address                 : Northstar 7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, #04-55 (Lift Lobby 1) Singapore 569880
Telephone             : 62804917
Opening Hours     : Jan – Nov: 12 pm to 8 pm (Closed on Sun/PH)

In addition, the school uniform, name tag, PE attire and apron would be made available at school bookshop, starting from 15 January of each academic year during the school terms.        

4.         NAME TAGS

Students need to fill up the Name Tag Order Form (available in the Clear Folder) and return the completed form to the uniform supplier during the purchase of school uniform. Six name tags cost $5.10 (inclusive of GST). They have to be sewn approximately 2 cm above the pocket on the white shirt

5.         SCHOOL UNIFORM

All students are expected to be in proper Montfort Secondary School uniform by Monday, 7 Jan 2019.

All students need to wear the school tie every Monday. The tie will be issued to the students during the Secondary One Investiture on Saturday, 12 Jan 2019.

Students are to be in full school uniform from Monday to Wednesday, and they may choose to wear the alternative uniform on Thursday and Friday.

When in school, all students are expected to be in proper school uniform at all times (including during the school holidays).

6.         CURRICULUM AND SCHOOL HOURS

The school operates on a five-day work week. Your son’s timetable will be available on the first day of school.

School starts at 7.40 am. Students are advised to be in school 10 minutes before school start time. School dismissal time varies according to their timetable. Dismissal time for Friday is at 12.40 pm.

The school will also operate on Saturdays for the conduct of some CCAs and important school functions. 

7.          ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

Should your child/ward fall ill and is unable to come to school, please inform his Form Teacher or call the General Office (Tel: 6510 7070). This would help us in monitoring our students’ attendance. Kindly submit a medical certificate (MC) to the Form Teacher upon his return to school.

8.         REPORT BOOKS

The secondary school report book is a reference for your child/ward’s academic performance every semester and term. It can be purchased at the school bookshop and is to be handed in to the Form Teacher on the first day of school.

There is also an online performance tracking system which you can access via https://montfort.adminbreeze.com/ to help you monitor your child/ward’s academic progress. Your user ID and password will be made available to you next year.

9.         SCHOOL SMART CARD (SSC)

Students would be issued with a new Secondary School Smart Card (SSC) through their Form Teachers in March 2019. While waiting for the Secondary SSC, students can continue to use their Primary SSC for concessionary travel till end April 2019.  

10.      COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN SCHOOL AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Important school information and announcement will also be put up on the school website (http://www.montfortsec.moe.edu.sg/). If there are necessary and urgent updates, the school administration will send out mass SMSes to parents/guardians.                 

Please download and install MOE Parents Gateway app from App Store or Google Play onto your mobile smartphone.  This will be the primary platform for communication with parents and guardians.  Please refer to the information sheet (Appendix G).

School letters would be issued if there is a need to explain the rationale for main school activities or policies. However, when information is simple and direct, students are expected to keep parents informed.

Parent-Teacher Meeting (PTM) Sessions will also be held to provide feedback on the development and progress of your child/ward.

To verify if your child/ward has attended the remedial lesson or CCA, you can contact either the teacher-in-charge or request for the teacher to sign or write some remarks in your child/ward’s Praise and Grace Journal.

11.      PRAISE & GRACE JOURNAL

The Praise & Grace Journal is a reference for school routines and procedures. It is also used as a study journal for your child/ward and a communication tool between parents and teacher. The Praise and Grace Journal costs $3.40 and payment is absorbed by the school.

12.      PHOTOGRAPHS

The school will arrange for photographs of all Secondary One student to be taken. Photographs are required for the Report Book, Student Particulars Form, Student Profiling, Class Committee Chart and Class Seating Arrangement. The cost for 8 photos will be $4 and payment will be collected during the Bulk Collection in January/February 2019.

13.      INSURANCE

All students are covered under the Group Personal Accident (GPA) Insurance plan (Appendix E).

14.      STUDENT WELFARE 

The school provides school counselling, financial assistance, medical screening and dental treatment services. Please approach your Form Teacher if you would like us to help. Alternatively, you can also contact our school counsellor directly for counselling matters.

MS. SILVER SK

School Counsellor

Tel: 6883 6919

Selvarani_Kunasela@moe.edu.sg

MR. CLIFFORD LAM

School Counsellor

Tel: 6883 6919

Clifford_Lam_Jun_Ting@moe.edu.sg

15.      SCHOOL FEES & MISCELLANEOUS FEES (GIRO STANDING FORM)

Payment of school fees can be made at AXS kiosks, Internet (www.axs.com.sg) or the General Office before morning assembly, during recess or after school.  Please complete a GIRO standing form (available from General Office) for the deduction of the school and miscellaneous fees if your child/ward is not on the GIRO scheme in the primary school.

Nationality

2019

School Fees

Standard Misc. Fees

2nd Tier

Total

$

$

$

$

Singapore Citizen (Malay)

0

10

10

20

Singapore Citizen (Others)

5

10

10

25

Permanent Resident

320

10

10

340

International Student (ASEAN)

720

10

10

740

International Student (non-ASEAN)

1,250

10

10

1,270

16.      MOTHER TONGUE LANGUAGES

Students who are exempted from Mother Tongue need not re-apply for exemption. However, a copy of the official letter of exemption from MOE needs to be submitted to the form teacher latest by the first week of school.

Students taking French, German or Japanese as Mother Tongue in primary schools would have to re-apply to continue taking the foreign language in MOE Language Centre. A copy of the language school registration form can be obtained from the HOD/Mother Tongue Languages.

Secondary One Express students who are interested to take up Higher Chinese will sit for a qualifying test in January 2019. More information would be provided by the Mother Tongue teachers when school starts.


PART 3.  FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS

 1.         MOE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME (FAS):

 This scheme aims to help needy families reduce their burden in meeting essential school expenses and to ensure that no child will be denied an education due to a lack of financial support.

The benefits of the MOE FAS include:

·           Full waiver of school fees.

·           Full waiver of standard miscellaneous fees.

·           Textbooks and writing materials in the approved textbook list.

·           2 sets of School Uniform, 2 sets PE Attire, 1 pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks.

·           $120 transport credit per annum for students taking public transport

·           Brand new computer at heavily subsidized rates through IDA’s NEU PC Plus programme.

·           School Meals Programme @ $2.50 a meal for ten meals per school week.

More details are captured in the Financial Assistance information sheet (Appendix F).

 

2.         SCHOOL / COMMUNITY-BASED FAS:

Montfort Secondary School takes the approach that “no student will be denied an education because of financial constraints”.

Students who need additional financial assistance or who do not meet the income limits for MOE FAS but require financial assistance can continue to seek school-based or community-based assistance such as funds from the School Management Committee.

The school will also help to refer them to external charitable agencies or Community Development Councils for assistance.

Financial assistance forms can be obtained from the General Office and will have to be submitted by the second week of January 2019.


PART 4.     SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

For further details on School Discipline, please kindly refer to the Praise & Grace Journal.

 READY FOR SCHOOL

1.         Attendance & Punctuality

 Attendance and punctuality at daily flag-raising ceremony is a basic expectation. Students who are not present at the flag-raising ceremony by 7.40 am will be considered as late or absent.

 2.         Absenteeism and Truancy

 Absence from school, CCA and enrichment/ remedial programme and school event with excuse shall include personal illness, death in the immediate family, emergencies at home, or where permission has been granted by the school authorities, or medical officer.

 For illness, parents/guardians are to inform form teachers on the day of school absence. Students need to submit medical certificates (MCs) to Form Teachers on the day of reporting back to school. Please state parents’/guardian’s telephone number at the back of the MC for verification purposes if necessary.

 Truancy from any school, class or CCA activity is a serious disciplinary matter. 

3.         School Uniform and Personal Grooming

The school will conduct routine checks on uniform and grooming (i.e. hairstyles, nails and uniform). All students are expected to conform to school regulations on uniform and grooming standards, and no modifications to the uniform is allowed. (See below for acceptable hairstyle & uniform)

 

Hairstyle and Finger Nails

(a)      Hair should be short, neat, tidy and properly combed to present a smart appearance.
(b)      No outlandish and unkempt hairstyles. (No layering, inner-cut, perm, dyed, highlighted or tinted hair)
(c)      Face is to be clean-shaven with no moustache or beard.
(d)      Finger nails must be kept short and clean.

Appearance

(a)      All students are to maintain a general appearance of neatness and positive image at all times. 
(b)      Students should not use tinted lenses (contact lenses or glasses). 
(c)      Students should not wear jewellery, talisman or any form of adornment/accessories (bracelets, rings, necklaces, chains, friendship bands, wristbands, studs, ear-rings/straws/sticks or personal accessories).
(d)      Tattoos are strictly not allowed.

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4.            Prayer time & Angelus

(a)   Stop all movement along the corridors and in class (including reading of newspapers, distributing books or writing).
(b)   Observe respectful silence at prayer time and angelus.