Positive Parenting Seminars (Triple P Level 2)

Effective Parenting Approach to Raising Your Child

During your children’s growing up years, you may need some strategies to manage their behaviour, particularly when they reach adolescence. To support parents in building a healthy relationship with their
child, GREENDALE SECONDARY SCHOOL is offering the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Level 2 Seminar series.

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Triple P Level 2 Seminars, free of charge. The programme is designed to equip parents with knowledge and skills in managing children’s behaviours during their tween and teen years.

Currently offered to 215 primary and secondary schools, the programme has benefited some 23,000 parents island-wide.
“Being a mother of 3, I faced a lot of challenges in their behaviour, emotions, dealing with their school life…By attending Triple P, I learnt many techniques/ strategies to handle these situations. They taught me how to be calm, understand the kids’ emotions and how to handle them with love and care. Now I am more patient than before and can deal with them calmly and rationally”.

You can also enhance your parenting skills just like these parents. Join us on the following dates at GREENDALE SECONDARY SCHOOL:

(2 hours
Date of
Registration link
Seminar 1:
30-Aug-20197.00pm –
26 August
Seminar 2:
Raising Competent
20 September 2019Registration link will be provided at a later date
Seminar 3:
Getting Teenagers
7.00pm –
11 October 2019Registration link will be provided at a later date

Please RSVP via the registration link above. We look forward to your participation.
Thank you

Seminar 1: Raising Responsible Teenagers

RAISING RESPONSIBLE TEENAGERS introduces parents to the formula for promoting healthy family relationships. Key ingredients are:

  • Encouraging teenagers to be involved in the family decision-making
  • Be respectful and considerate
  • Be involved in family activities
  • Have a healthy lifestyle
  • Be reliable and assertive

Seminar 2: Raising Competent Teenagers

RAISING COMPETENT TEENAGERS presents a formula for helping teenagers make the most of their time at school. This includes encouraging teenagers to develop self-discipline, be a good problem-solver, establish
good routines, get involved in school activities, follow school rules, and have supportive friends. These competencies enable children to do well both at school and beyond.

Seminar 3: Getting Teenagers Connected
GETTING TEENAGERS CONNECTED helps parents with ways to encourage teenagers to become involved in socially appropriate recreational activities with supportive friends. This includes encouraging teenagers:

  • To be confident
  • Be Socially skilled
  • To plan ahead
  • Meet their commitments
  • Keep in contact
  • Take care of others

Our Speaker’s Profile: Paul Goh Choon Yong

Paul Goh holds a Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) and is
also a Motivation Management Service ICF-recognised coach.
He uses his counselling, coaching and Triple-P background to develop thoughtful, relevant and interactive life-skill programmes, talks and workshops for
children, youths and their parents to bring out their unique qualities and
transform their lives. Paul has 18 years of experience and has conducted
many youth and parenting programmes in more than 60 schools
in Singapore. He believes strongly that everyone has the ability to change and the potential to be better than who they are currently.

Examination Period (Semester 2 2019)

Dear Parents/ Guardians. Please be informed of the following school assessment dates:

Class Test 2
13 August (Tuesday) – 23 August (Friday) 2019
All Secondary 1 – 3 Students

Preliminary Examinations (GCE ‘N’ Level)
15 August (Thursday) – 23 August (Friday) 2019
All Secondary 4 Normal Students

Preliminary Examinations (GCE ‘O’ Level)
a. 30 August (Friday) – 4 September (Wednesday) 2019,
b. 16 September (Monday) – 20 September (Friday) 2019
All Secondary 4 Express/ 5 Normal Students &
Selected Secondary 4 Normal (Academic) Students

– School Administration (On Behalf of Examinations Committee)

Greendale Games Carnival 2019

Dear Parents/ Guardians. We will be having our annual Greendale Games Carnival on 5 July 2019 (Friday). All students are to report directly at Serangoon Stadium by 7.20 AM, in either PE or Class T-shirt with PE shorts:

Serangoon Stadium
Nearest MRT (Serangoon)
Available Bus Services to Serangoon Stadium
Student Dress Code / Packing List
General Itinerary
Refreshments will be Provided
Safety will Not be Compromised
In case of Wet Weather…

– School Administration (On behalf of Greendale Sports Leaders & PE Dept)

School & MOE Bill Payments via AXS

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Did you know that you can make payments for either school or MOE bills via AXS, instead of the usual cash/ cheques in schools? Now you can!

For payments via AXS Station (using the kiosk), please refer to the following info-graphic for the steps involved:

For payments via AXS e-Station (using a computing device):

And for payments via AXS m-Station (using a mobile app):

If you need a clearer picture of the above, please refer here for its publicity leaflet.

Should you need any clarifications regarding school and/ or MOE bill payments, please contact the school’s General Office at 6315 8616.

– School Administration

Open-Air Outdoor Fitness Equipment

The school installed a new set of outdoor fitness equipment at the open court near the Indoor Sports Hall. The addition of this facility is aimed at promoting health and fitness, and encourage students to adopt a more active lifestyle.

A video on the proper use of the fitness equipment, produced by our very own Greendale Broadcasting Club and endorsed by the supplier, was shown to the students during morning assembly on 17 April 2019 (Wednesday) . The Head of Department for PE, Mr Colin Phee, also went through with the students on its proper use.

The outdoor fitness at the Indoor Sports Hall open court is opened to all students on 22 April 2019 (Monday).

– Mr Derek Lee (Vice-Principal Administration)

Early School Dismissal / Honours Day – 12 April 2019

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Our 13th Honours Day will be held in Greendale Secondary School on 12 April 2019 (Friday) at 5.00 PM. All students will be dismissed from school at 11.00 AM on that day (as communicated earlier through our termly letter).

Prior to the Honours Day event, performers and student helpers are to report to their respective Teacher ICs in school by 2.30 PM. Parents who are invited and attending the event are to be seated at the School Hall by 4.30 PM. The reporting time for the respective participants groups are as follows:

The event is expected to end at 7.30 PM. There will be a post-ceremony reception for all invited parents, guests and selected groups of participants and it is expected to end at 8.30 PM.

Do note that if you are travelling to school on your own private transportation, you are required to park your vehicles at the nearby HDB MSCPs and walk over. We recommend parking at Blk 174 Punggol Field MSCP (PL10).

– School Administration

Parents Gateway Goes Live!

Dear Parents/ Guardians

We are pleased to share that the school has gone live with the Parents Gateway (PG) from 1 April 2019!

We are targeting all parents to complete the PG onboarding process by Semester 1 2019, and phase out sending notification via SMS and providing hardcopy consent forms in Semester 2 2019.

If you have not gone on board the PG, please refer to the instructions on how to do so below:

– School Administration

Greendale Secondary Jogathon 2019

Greendale Secondary School will be holding Jogathon 2019 at Punggol Waterway Park on 8 March 2019 (Friday), from 7.30 AM to 12.00 PM.

Here are the details and instructions:

a. Date & Time

Date :  Friday, 8 March 2019
Reporting time :  7.10 AM
Dismissal time :  12.00 PM

All students are to report to the venue, Punggol Waterway Park, Senthul Crescent, at 7.10 AM. Attendance will be taken and students will be issued with the running tags.

b. Distance of the Run

All lower secondary students will cover a distance of 3.2 KM, while the upper secondary school students will cover a distance of 3.4 KM.

c. Attire & Things to Bring / Not to Bring

Students are to be in their PE attire for the event. They may also wear their class t-shirts in place of the school PE t-shirts. Students are encouraged to wear their running shoes for the run.

Students are advised against bringing valuables and riding Personal Mobility Device to the venue.

d. Wet Weather Programme

In the event of inclement weather, students will first seek proper shelter along the route and return to the assembly point when possible. Students at the assembly area (under the tentage) will be evacuated to SAFRA Punggol should there be a lightning alert.

If the event of inclement weather, the school will stop the event. The school will send SMS to inform parents should there be an early dismissal due to bad weather.

e. Other Reminders

Students are reminded to have ample sleep (7-8 hours) and proper breakfast before attending the event. Though the school will be issuing bottled water, students are encouraged to bring their water and hydrate themselves regularly.

f. Programme Overview

7.00 AM Teachers and Students on Duty to Report
7.10 AM Students to Report
(number tags will be issued to students)
7.30 AM Flag Raising Ceremony / Taking of the Athletes Oath
7.45 AM Safety Briefing
8.00 AM Mass Warm-up Exercise
8.15 AM Start of Races
10.00 AM Teachers Race
10.50 AM End of Races
11.20 AM Prize Presentation / School Song
12.00 PM Dismissal

– School Administration

Opportunity Fund & Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The application form for the school Opportunity Fund, to further subsidize the cost of Level Camp and other Mandatory programmes, is available online. You may download the form here*, or obtain a hardcopy of it from the General Office. The deadline for submission of the completed form for Opportunity Fund is on Friday, 25 January 2019. *Application Window is now Closed.

Also, the application for the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF), for Secondary 1 students ONLY, is now open. You may refer to this link* (to the school website) for the application form and its guidelines. The closing date for the submission of the completed form for STSPMF is on Monday, 18 February 2019.
*Application Window is now Closed.

– School Administration

Early School Dismissal on 28 January 2019

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Please be informed that the school has scheduled an early dismissal on 28 January 2019 (Monday). All students will be dismissed at 11.00 AM. There will be no lessons or other activities after 11.00 AM.

You may refer to the attached notification for more information:

1. Letter to Parents (18 January 2019)

– School Administration

Secondary 4 Camp 2019 Information

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The Secondary 4 Camp Excel 2019 is just around the corner!

Please refer to the following information about the camp as listed below:

1. Letter to Parents (14 January 2019)
2. Outdoor Camp Packing List
3. Slides on Briefing to Students (14 January 2019)
4. Camp Tee Design

– School Administration (On Behalf of Secondary 4 Camp Committee)

Release of GCE ‘O’ Level 2018 Examinations Results

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The results of the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE ‘O’ Level) examination were released on 14 January 2019 (Monday). School candidates may collect their results from their schools from 2.00 PM onwards, on that day.

Once again, the school has achieved yet another value-added improvement in last year’s GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations, as compared to 2017 and 2016! For more information regarding the student-percentage who qualified for Junior Colleges/ Millennia Institute and Polytechnics in 2019, please click here.

Joint Admissions Exercise

Students who wish to apply for admission to Junior Colleges (JCs), Millennia Institute, polytechnics, or the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), may do so via the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using their GCE O Level examination results.

JAE registration will open from 3.00 PM on 14 January 2019 (Monday) to 4.00 PM on 18 January 2019 (Friday). Eligible applicants who sat for the 2018 GCE ‘O’ Level examination will receive Form A1 on the day of the release of the examination results. Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the course application worksheet (provided in Form A or the JAE information booklet), before submitting their online application via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS).
1 Form A will list the applicant’s GCE O Level examination results, the courses which he/she is eligible to apply for under the JAE, and his/her JAE-PIN (i.e. a personal password for the applicant to access JAE-IS).

For more details on the JAE, applicants may refer to:

a. the JAE Website

b. Frequently Asked Questions or Ask Jamie

Results of JAE Application

The posting results of the JAE application are scheduled for release on 31 January 2019 (Thursday) through the following modes:

a. JAE-IS, which is accessible through the JAE website;

b. SMS to the mobile number provided by the applicant during registration.

Applicants posted to Junior Colleges or Millennia Institute are to report to their posted institutions on Friday, 1 February 2019. For applicants posted to polytechnics and ITE, they will receive a letter from their respective institutions on the enrolment details.

Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges

Students who had accepted offers through the 2018 Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) Exercise will be admitted to their chosen JC if they have met the eligibility criteria for admission based on their GCE ‘O’ Level examination results. Students admitted to a JC through DSA-JC will not be eligible to participate in the JAE.

Students who do not meet the JC admission criteria may take part in the JAE to apply for courses which they are eligible for. More details on DSA-JC can be found here.

Early Admissions Exercise – Polytechnics

Students who had accepted conditional offers to a polytechnic course through the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) in 2018, and have their offers confirmed based on their GCE ‘O’ Level examination results, will not be eligible to participate in the JAE. Their EAE offers are confirmed if they meet the following criteria:

a. net ELR2B22 score of 26 points or better for the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations; and

b. Minimum Entry Requirements for the respective polytechnic course.
2 The ELR2B2 aggregate comprises English Language, 2 relevant subjects for the polytechnic course applied for and 2 other best subjects which could be elective subjects.

Students who do not meet the above criteria may take part in the JAE. More details on the EAE can be found here.

Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

The PFP is an alternative to the Secondary 5 N(A) year. It is a one-year foundation programme at the polytechnics that offers a practice-oriented approach to prepare students for entry into the relevant diploma courses.

From 2019, students are eligible to apply for the PFP if they have obtained a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 12 points, (up from 11 points previously), and met subject-specific requirements for their chosen course.

PFP-eligible students will receive a copy of Form P from their respective secondary schools when they collect their GCE ‘O’ Level results on 14 January 2019 (Monday). Each copy of Form P contains a unique password. Interested students should use the respective passwords to submit their applications online via the PFP website. More information on the eligibility requirements for the PFP, as well as how O-Level results are considered in the computation of the ELMAB3 aggregate, can be found on the PFP website.

Applications for the PFP will stay open from 2.00 PM on 14 January 2019 (Monday) until 4.00 PM on 18 January 2019 (Friday). The PFP posting results will be released at 2.00 PM on 22 January 2019 (Tuesday) through the PFP website. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept, reject, or appeal for a change of course by 4.00 PM on 24 January 2019 (Thursday).

Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

The DPP prepares students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec course at ITE. Students are eligible to apply if they have obtained a raw ELMAB3 aggregate not exceeding 19 points and met the subject-specific requirements for their chosen course. More details on the DPP are available here.

Secondary 4 N(A) students who are newly eligible after taking into account their O Level examination results should submit their DPP applications online via the DPP application portal. The final application phase for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) will open at 2.30 PM on 14 January 2019 (Monday) and close at 11.59 PM of 18 January 2019 (Friday).

The DPP posting results for applications made under the final application phase will be released at 9.00 AM on 22 January 2019 (Tuesday) through the DPP application portal. Students will be required to indicate whether they wish to accept or reject the DPP offer by 11.59 PM of 24 January 2019 (Thursday). 

For Successful PFP and/ or DPP Applicants

Students who have been offered a place in the DPP under the final application phase should report to ITE on 24 January 2019 (Thursday), upon acceptance of their DPP course offer.

The last day of school for Secondary 5 students who have accepted a place in the PFP will be on 25 January 2019 (Friday). Students will be informed by the respective polytechnics of the enrolment dates for the PFP.

Students who accepted a place in the earlier application phase of the DPP in December 2018 but have now decided to take up a PFP offer, will need to apply to ITE to withdraw from the DPP first, before they are able to take up the PFP offer.

Provision of School Computing Facilities for JAE/ PFP/ DPP Online Application

Update: For your convenience, as a service to students who do not have access to PCs and/ or internet connection, you may wish to note that for the application of the JAE, PFP or DPP, your child/ ward may use the school’s computing facilities at the following school areas for their online application during the following periods:

Computer Lab 4 (Block H, Level 1):

a. 14 January (Monday) to 18 January 2018 (Friday), 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM

If you have further enquiry regarding the GCE ‘O’ Level Results Release, please contact the school administration at 6315 8616.

Secondary 3 Camp 2019 Information

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The Secondary 3 Camp Serve 2019 is just around the corner!

Please refer to the following information about the camp as listed below:

1. Camp Serve 2019 Information for Parents
2. Letter to Parents (including the week’s E-Learning Schedule)
3. E-Learning Instructions for Students

– School Administration (On Behalf of Secondary 3 Camp Committee)

Secondary 1 & 3 Events (5 January 2019)

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The school will be having the Secondary 1 Investiture Ceremony at the school hall (Blk C, Level 2) on this Saturday, 5 January 2019, at 7.20 AM. There will be a CCA fair following the ceremony.

Also, there will be the Secondary 3 Overseas Camp Briefing which will be held at the school multi-purpose hall (Blk B, Level 3) at 11 AM on the same day.

All parents/ guardians and students of the two level cohorts are highly encouraged to attend these two school events respectively.

If you intend to attend the event(s) and drive/ ride over to the school, please note to park your vehicles at the nearby HDB MSCPs as parking in the school is strictly prohibited for all visitors.

– School Administration

First Day of School

The School @GreendaleSec welcomed the 2019 Secondary 1 cohort on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. By 7.20 AM, 310 Secondary 1 students had reported and were ushered in to the school hall for their very first morning assembly.

The School’s Principal, Ms Amy Ng, welcomed the new Secondary 1 cohort, shared the school’s mission and rallied the new students, along with the other secondary level students, towards the realisation of the school’s vision of Committed Learners, Critical Thinkers and Confident Leaders. Please click here to view the principal’s briefing slides on the first day of school.

Following the morning welcome, the student leaders led the Secondary 1 students through ice-breaking activities, to get them to know their new classmates. While the other secondary levels proceed to their respective schedules for the short school week. You may find out more about the schedules here.

Also, for the school’s first termly letter of the year, please click on the link below:

1. 2019 Termly Letter 01/2019

– School Administration