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Appendix A: Sec 1 Orientation Programme

Secondary One Orientation Programme 2020

1)        We would like to extend a warm welcome to your son/ward as he begins his next phase of education at our school. To ensure that your son/ward experiences a smooth transition from primary to secondary school life, the teachers and student leaders have organised a series of activities to induct him into the Montfortian family, in the form of the “Secondary One Orientation Programme”.

2)        The induction activities serve to familiarise your son / ward with the school’s physical as well as psycho-social environment, which are critical in helping him make the necessary adjustments quickly and increase his chances of excellent performance in school. The programme also serves as a platform for your son/ward to interact with his teachers and peers so that they get to know one another better.

3)        The details of the Secondary One Orientation Programme are as follows:

Venue           

Montfort Secondary School

Dates

2 Jan 2020 (Thursday) to 3 Jan 2020 (Friday)

6 Jan 2020 (Monday) to 8 Jan 2020 (Wednesday)

Meals              

Dinner on 7 Jan 2020 and breakfast on 8 Jan 2020 will be provided. Students will purchase their own meals on other days.


4)       
As part of the Secondary One Orientation Programme to provide teambuilding opportunities, the school has organized the Dragon Boat Experience on 6 Jan 2020 (Monday) at Kallang Water Sports Centre.

5)        The cost of the activity is $18.00. Please refer to table below for information related to payment.

For Singaporean StudentFor Permanent Resident & International Student
a. If you have established an Edusave Enrichment Programme Standing Order and have confirmed your son/ward's participation in the planned programmes (School reference number SB_EP/20122019 on 20 Dec 2019), please be informed that the school will proceed with the withdrawal of $18.00 from your son/ward's Edusave account.

b. For those with insufficient fund in the Edusave Account or Edusave Enrichment Programme Standing Order not established, please take note of the below.

c. 1 GIRO OPTION for SCHOOL BILL
Please be informed that the amount $18.00 will be deducted from the Giro Account on 6 March 2020. Please maintain sufficient funds in your bank account for deduction on the due date.

c. 2 CASH mode for SCHOOL BILL
Please ask your son/ward to hand in the cash/cheque payment of $18.00 to his Class Mentor by 2 January 2020. For cheque payment, please indicate name and ID of the student on the reverse side of the cheque. The cheque should be made payable to Montfort Secondary School.
a. As your son/ward does not have an Edusave Account,

b. 1 GIRO OPTION for SCHOOL BILL
Please be informed that the amount $18.00 will be deducted from the Giro Account on 6 March 2020. Please maintain sufficient funds in your bank account for deduction on the due date.

b. 2 CASH mode for SCHOOL BILL
Please ask your son/ward to hand in the cash/cheque payment of $18.00 to his Class Mentor by 2 January 2020. For cheque payment, please indicate name and ID of the student on the reverse side of the cheque. The cheque should be made payable to Montfort Secondary School.

6)        There will be an overnight stay in school on 7 January 2020 (Tuesday).

7)        We would like to invite parents and guardians to attend the Secondary One Investiture and Meet-and-Greet with Class Mentors, an event to formally welcome your son / ward into the Montfortian family. The details of the investiture are as follows:

                       Venue            :           Montfort Secondary School (School Hall)

                        Date             :           10 Jan 2020 (Friday)

                      Timing           :           5.00 pm - 7.00 pm  

                               

8)        Please feel free to contact the following personnel should you have any queries with regard to the Orientation Programme or the Secondary One Investiture:

Year Head / Lower Secondary

Ms Norazidah Abdol Aziz

norazidah_abdol_aziz@montfortsec.edu.sg

Subject Head/ Student Leadership (Acting)

Ms Adeline Chua

adeline_chua@montfortsec.edu.sg

9)        We look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with you, as your son/ward continues his education at Montfort Secondary School.

Overview of Secondary One Orientation Programme

Date

Activities

Reporting/Dismissal Times

Attire

Thursday,

 2 Jan

Start of Year Assembly

Briefings & Talks

Icebreakers

Report: 7.30 am

Dismissal:

1.20 pm for 1NA/NT

2.00 pm for 1E

School uniform

Friday,

 3 Jan

Montfort Secondary School Heritage Trail

Report: 7.30 am

Dismissal: 12.40 pm

PE attire

Monday,

6 Jan

Dragon Boat Experience

Scavenger Hunt

Report: 7.30am

Dismissal: 3.30 pm

PE attire

Tuesday,

7 Jan

ICT training

Teambuilding Games

Camp Fire

Overnight Stay in school

Report: 7.30 am

PE attire

Wednesday,

8 Jan

Preparation for Investiture

Dismissal: 11.00 am

School uniform

 Friday. 10 JanCCA Open House (for students only)
Sec 1 Investiture (for parents/guardians and students)
Meet-and-Greet with Class Mentors (for parents/guadians only) 
Report: 7.30 am
Dismissal: 7.00 pm 
School Uniform 

*Formal lessons will start from 9 January 2020 (Thursday) onwards.

*CCA Open House will start at 2.30pm on 10 January 2020 (Friday).


Things to bring on 3 January 2020 (Heritage Trail)

  • Water bottle (COMPULSORY)
  • Umbrella and/or poncho (COMPULSORY)
  • Writing materials
  • Personal medication, if any
  • Sufficient money for meals at school canteen (not more than $10)
  • Sunblock, Cap
  • Orientation booklet (will be given on first day of school)

Things to bring on 6 January 2020 (Dragon Boat Experience)

  • Water bottle (COMPULSORY)
  • a set of extra clothes & undergarments, an extra pair of covered shoes/water shoes, towel, sunblock, plastic bags for wet attire and spectacles band/hook (for those wearing spectacles)
  • Personal medication, if any
  • Writing Material
  • Light snacks
  • Sufficient money for meals at the school canteen (not more than $10)
  • Orientation booklet (will be given on the first day of school)

Items NOT ENCOURAGED to be brought during the Orientation Programme:

  • Electronic devices like tablets, mobile phones, etc
  • Excess cash

In the event of emergency, you may contact your son / ward at:

  • General Office Tel: 6510 7070 (From 7:30 am to 5:30 pm)
  • 81900485 (after office hours on 7 January 2020 only)

Packing List for Overnight Camp – 7 January 2020

Item (*Please label all your items)

Recommended Quantity

1

Student EZ-link

1

2

PE shirt

1

3

PE shorts

1

4

Pyjamas

1 set

(optional)

5

Undergarments

1 set

6

White socks

1 pair

7

Towel

1

8

Slippers (to be worn during shower time only)

1 pair

9

Toiletries (Shampoo, shower foam, facial wash etc)

Sufficient

10

Toothbrush and toothpaste

1 set

11

Water bottle

1

12

Sleeping bag

1 set

13

Jacket /  Wind breaker

1

14

Personal medication

As required

15

Writing materials

As required

16

Sufficient cash

As required

17

Torch light

1 (Optional)

18

Rag (for area cleaning)

1

19

Plastic bags (for dirty clothes)

As required

20

Small bag to carry essentials and valuables during activities.

1

21

Small padlock for bag

1 (optional)