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Frequently Asked Questions


Administration and Operations

Qn: What are the opening hours of the school’s gates?
Ans: Gate 1 : 6.30am to 7.30am & 1.35pm to 2.15pm
Gate 3 : 7.00am to 7.30am & 1.45pm to 2.15pm

Qn: What are the opening hours of the book shop and sales of uniform?
Ans: Bookshop from Monday to Friday (2.15pm to 3pm) and Uniform on Tuesday and
Thursday (2.15pm to 3pm).

Qn: Are birthday celebration in school allowed?
Ans: No, not encourage as some students might have food allergy.

Qn: Are parents allowed to bring lunch to students after school?
Ans: No, parents are advised to pass the lunch to students at main gate.

Qn: Are students allowed to go classroom after school hours or during non school days to
retrieve their belonging?
Ans: Yes, but has to be in their school uniform.

Co-curricular and Aesthetics Activities

Qn: What are the various CCAs and Aesthetics activities offered in the school?
Ans: The school offers XX number of CCAs; namely………

Qn: How do we join the school’s PSG?
Ans: Click on the Partnership tab and the PSG title. You may send in your registration to
be a PSG member by filing up the online form through the google doc link or scanning the
QR code.

CCE

Qn: Will I be able to opt my child out of the Growing Years (GY) Series (Sexuality
Programme)?
Ans: Yes, parents may withdraw their child from the GY Series if they wish to do so. An
information sheet, along with the opt-out form, has already been issued to your child.
Alternatively, you may visit: /department/character- 
to locate more information regarding the GY Series. Please note that only completed,
signed hardcopy forms will be accepted. The form has to be submitted to the school’s
General Office by 20 Feb 2018.

CCE/Social Studies

Qn: Is Social Studies examinable?
Ans: No, Social Studies is a Non-Examinable subject at the Primary School level. Instead,
pupils’ proficiency is assessed via formative modes of assessment such as quality of
completed textbook assignments and projects (e.g. design a poster to showcase the
multiracial and multiethnic culture in Singapore). These are designed to help pupils
consolidate and apply the knowledge that they have gained into different context, to help
them better understand the uniqueness of Singapore. Pupils will be accorded a
performance band (i.e. A, B, and C) based on their overall performance for the formative
assessments.

Math

Qn: What are the models of calculator allowed in the examination?
Ans: Following SEAB’s recommendation, the list of approved calculators for use in both
school’s and national examination (PSLE) can be found in the following document:

Qn: With calculator being permitted for use in the P5 and P6 math syllabus, will my child
be expected to show his/her workings for word problems?
Ans: The introduction of calculators at P5 and P6 is to provide more focus to processes
such as problem solving skills. The rationale for introducing calculators at the upper
primary levels is to:
(a) Achieve a better balance between the emphasis on computational skills and problem
solving skills in teaching and learning and in assessment
(b) Widen the repertoire of teaching and learning approaches to include investigations
and problems in authentic situations
(c) Help students, particularly those with difficulty learning mathematics, develop greater
confidence in doing mathematics
Therefore, all pupils are still expected to present their workings in the spaces provided for
word problems. Presenting their solution also helps pupils to clarify their thoughts and
allow teachers to provide feedback and analysis based on the pupils’ solution. In
examinations, marks will be awarded for the correct steps/method shown.

Qn: My child doesn’t understand the model method and is only able to solve the word
problem using another method, e.g. algebra. He/she has not been taught the algebra
method yet, will his solution be accepted?
Ans: Yes, all mathematical or logical methods are acceptable and solution will be awarded
marks during examination if the steps shown are correct.

Qn: My child has been taught the model drawing method and is encouraged to draw
models to solve word problems. Will marks be awarded for model drawing in
examination?
Ans: Model drawing is one of the heuristics taught in school. Heuristics are general rules
of thumb of what students can do to tackle a problem when the solution to the problem
is not obvious. Therefore, model drawing is one of the methods to help students problem
solve. In the examination, marks are awarded to correct mathematical equations shown,
or inferred from the model, instead of the model itself.