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Appendix A: Sec 1 Orientation Programme

Secondary One Orientation Programme 2019

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 2019 (Wednesday) to 5 Jan 2019 (Saturday)

Meals              

Dinner on 4 Jan 2019 and breakfast on 5 Jan 2019 will be provided. Students will purchase their own meals on other days.

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)

4)        As part of the Secondary One Orientation Programme to provide teambuilding opportunities, the school has organized the Dragon Boat Experience on 3 Jan 2019 (Thursday) at Kallang Water Sports Centre.

5)        The cost of the activity is $17.00. If you have established a standing order for use of Edusave Account (Form – Fee & EPSO, School reference number EPSO/20122018) and have confirmed your son/ward’s participation in the planned programmes (Annex B, School reference number SB_EP/20122018), please be informed that the school will proceed with the withdrawal of $17.00 from your son/ward Edusave account.

For those with Edusave Enrichment Programme Standing Order not established or do not have Edusave Account, please ask your son/ward to hand in the cash/cheque payment of $17.00 to his Form Teacher by 2 Jan 2019 (Wednesday).  For cheque payment, please indicate name and ID of the student on the reverse side of cheque. The cheque should be made payable to Montfort Secondary School.


6)        A Campfire Night will be held on 5 Jan 2019 (Friday) at the school’s Quadrangle.

7)        We would like to invite you to attend the Secondary One Investiture cum CCA Open House, 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               :           12 Jan 2019 (Saturday)

                      Timing           :           8.30 am   – Students Reporting Time

                                9.00 am   – Secondary One Investiture

                                10.15 am – Meet-and-Greet with Form Teachers (Parents)

                                                    CCA Open House (Students)

12.30 pm – End of event

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:

Assistant Year Head / Lower Secondary

Ms Ong Wuan Seah

(6510 7039) ong_wuan_seah@montfortsec.edu.sg

Coordinator/ Student Leadership

Ms Adeline Chua

(6510 7047) 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

Wednesday,

 2 Jan

Start of Year Assembly

Briefings & Talks

Icebreakers

Report: 7.30 am

Dismissal:

2.00 pm for 1NA/NT

2.20 pm for 1E

School uniform

Thursday,

 3 Jan

ICT training/Teambuilding Games

Dragon Boat Experience

Report: 7.30 am

Dismissal: 5.00 pm

School uniform

Friday,

4 Jan

ICT training/Teambuilding Games

Camp Fire

Overnight Stay in school

Report: 7.30am

PE attire

Saturday,

5 Jan

Preparation for Investiture

Dismissal: 10.30 am

PE attire

Saturday,

12 Jan

Investiture

Meet-and-Greet with Form Teachers

CCA Open House

Report: 8.30 am

Dismissal: 12.30 pm

School uniform

Things to bring on 3 January 2019

·         Water bottle
·         Dragon Boat Experience:
          
·  1 set of PE attire & undergarments,
          ·  an extra pair of covered shoes,
          
·  towel, 
          ·  sunblock,
          
·  plastic bags for wet attire
          
·  spectacles band/hook (for those wearing spectacles)
·         Personal medication, if any
·         Pen and notebook
·         Sufficient money for meals at the school canteen (>=$10)

Items NOT ENCOURAGED to be brought during the Orientation Programme:

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


Packing List for Overnight Camp – 4 January 2019

Item

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

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)