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

TIME ACTIVITIES
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

First Week of School 2019

Dear Parents/ Guardians

First Day of School Matters

All students are to report to school by 7.20 AM on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. Attire-wise, all Secondary 1 2019 students are to be in half-school uniform (i.e. School Polo T-shirt and School Shorts/ Skirt), while Secondary 2 to Secondary 5 students will have to be in full-school uniform and School Tie, on the first day of school and, coincidentally, the official school tie day of the week.

Students are to assemble in the school hall, for attendance-taking.

For Secondary 2 to Secondary 4 students, parents who are sending their children in private transport are to display the school’s car decal* prominently for verification at the school gate.

*For Secondary 5 students, continuing for another year @GreendaleSec and yet to apply for the school’s car decal: you may apply online for it by clicking here. Alternatively, you may apply via the hardcopy application form at the General Office. You will receive an SMS from the school of your car decal collection at the General Office, once the application is processed successfully. In the meantime, if you are stopped by the security personnel about the non-display of your car decal, please let them know politely that it is currently under process by the school administration so as to let you pass to pick up/ drop off your child(ren).

First Week of School Schedule

Please click here to access the school’s first week schedule.

Attendance Taking Using SC Mobile

Students’ attendance will be taken via the MOE School Cockpit (SC) Mobile Attendance Taking Application. As such, attendance will be taken, by the teachers, at the general assembly areas (school hall/ parade square). Parents will start receiving SMS, if their children are absent, from Week 2 onwards. This is to allow the system to stabilise, and for the school to update changes to the contact information.

Temperature-taking Exercise (Monday, 7 January 2019)

The School will be conducting the Temperature-taking Exercise on Monday, 7 January 2019. Students are to ensure that they have a working Oral Digital Thermometer (ODT) for the exercise. All Secondary 1 students will receive a brand new ODT each, during then.

– School Administration

 

Merry Christmas!

The Principal and Staff of Greendale Secondary School wish all Christian students and their families (and all others who are celebrating this occasion) a Merry Christmas!

And Happy New Year to all!

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2019 Secondary 1 Registration

Dear Parents/ Guardians (Primary 6 Students)

The Secondary 1 (S1) posting results were released on Wednesday, 19 December 2018.

The posting results can be accessed through any of the following channels:

1. Short Messaging System (SMS) text messaging, if parents have provided a local mobile phone number during the submission of their child’s school choices;

2. S1 Internet System at the S1 posting exercise website (https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/secondary-one-posting-exercise); or

3. At the student’s primary school.

Please note that students are to report to the secondary schools that they have been posted to on Thursday, 20 December 2018.*

For enquiries, parents can access the iFAQs at the S1 Posting Exercise website, or call the MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872 2220 during operating hours: 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM on weekdays, and 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM on Saturdays.

– Ministry of Education

*Welcome S1 2019 Students and Parents/ Guardians! The S1 Reporting Day @GreendaleSec has now passed.

Things to note:

1. For the Primary 6 2018 students who were officially posted to the school, and missed the S1 Reporting Day, you may come to the school’s General Office to register and collect the S1 2019 Orientation Kit.

2. Parents/ guardians may proceed to purchase their children’s school items (i.e. books, uniform, and shoes), at the various ground floor locations in Blocks E and F of the school as listed in the picture below, after the S1 Reporting Day programme onwards or on the following dates and timings:

21, 26, 27 December 2018 (9.00 AM – 3.00 PM)
24, 31 December 2018 (9.00 AM – 11.30 AM)

The mode of payment for school books and uniforms is by either cash or debit/ credit cards. However, the mode of payment for the shoes and shoe laces is by cash only.

The total estimated cost of school books and its related resources can range between $200.00 and $300.00. As for the school uniform and other related school attire, it is recommended to purchase, at least, 1 piece each of the official school shirt and school tie, and 2 pieces each of the school polo shirt, school shorts/ skirt, PE t-shirt and PE shorts, at a total estimated cost of $91.00.

You may also consider purchasing your school books online via this link.

3. For application of Pick Up & Drop Off Car Decal, please click here (link to be made accessible from 20 December 2018 at 9.30 AM onwards).

Finding Your Way Around @GreendaleSec

If you have further enquiry, please contact the school administration at 6315 8616.

Release of GCE ‘N’ Level 2018 Examinations Results

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The results of the 2018 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) Normal (Academic) [N(A)] and Normal (Technical) [N(T)] Level Examinations was released on 17 December 2018 (Monday).

The school has achieved a record-breaking, value-added improvement in this year’s GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations, as compared to 2017 and 2016! For more information regarding the student-percentage who qualified for the Secondary 5 N(A) Programme in 2019, the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP), and the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP), please click here.

For general information on the school’s GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations matters, please click on the below:

a. GCE ‘N’ Level Examinations Results Release Information

Application for Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Courses

Students who wish to apply for courses offered by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) can submit their applications online via the ITE application portal (www.ite.edu.sg/wps/portal/intake/) upon collection of their results. Hard copy application forms will also be available at the Customer Service Centres at each of the three ITE Colleges.

For more information on the ITE Joint Intake Exercise (JIE), please click on the below:

b. Just-in-Time Information for Normal Stream School Leavers

Application for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

The Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP) prepares students for progression into selected polytechnic diploma courses via a two-year Higher Nitec course at ITE. Under the DPP, students who successfully complete their Higher Nitec course and attain the required minimum qualifying Higher Nitec Grade Point Average are guaranteed a place in a polytechnic diploma course mapped to their Higher Nitec course. Students eligible for the DPP will receive a copy of Form N from their secondary schools, inviting them to apply for the DPP.

Applications for the DPP can be submitted online via the ITE application portal between 2.30 PM on 17 December 2018, and 5.00 PM on 20 December 2018.

Release of DPP Posting Results and Acceptance of DPP Offers

The DPP posting results will be released at 9.00 AM on 24 December 2018. Students will be able to check the posting results online via the ITE application portal.

Students who receive a DPP offer are required to log on to the ITE application portal between 9.00 AM on 24 December 2018, and 3.00 PM on 27 December 2018 to accept or reject the DPP offer.

Students who do not have a confirmed place in the DPP should report to their secondary schools on 2 January 2019 for Secondary 5.

For more information on the DPP, please click on the below:

c. Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)
d. DPP Factsheet

Application for the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

The Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) is a diploma-specific foundation programme conducted over two academic semesters at the polytechnics. It caters to students in the N(A) course who have decided to pursue a polytechnic education and meet the PFP eligibility requirements at the end of Secondary 4. Applications for the PFP will open in January 2019, on the day of the GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level Examinations results release. Students eligible for the PFP will receive a copy of Form P on the day of the release of their GCE ‘N’ Level examination results, inviting them to apply for the PFP.

Students interested in applying for the PFP should first start their Secondary 5 year on 2 January 2019, while awaiting notification of eligibility and confirmation of a place in the PFP.

For more information on the PFP, please click on the below:

e. Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)
f. PFP Factsheet

Provision of Education and Career Guidance (ECG) services

After the release of the GCE N(A) Level and N(T) Level Examinations results, students may consult their teachers or ECG Counsellors in their respective secondary schools to help them make informed decisions about their next steps. Students can also refer to the MySkillsFuture website at http://bit.ly/myskillsfuture_secondary to find out more about the range of education and career pathways available to them. To complement the ECG services provided by schools, students and their parents may book an appointment with an ECG Counsellor at the ECG Centre at MOE (Grange Road) via 6831 1420, MOE_ECG@moe.gov.sg or http://bit.ly/moe_ecg. The MOE ECG Centre will be open from 10 to 29 December 2018, 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

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

For your convenience, you may wish to note that for the online application of the ITE courses, the DPP (both application exercises open from 17 December 2018 at 2.30 PM until 20 December 2018 at 5.00 PM) or PFP (opening from the day of the GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations results release onwards, in January 2019), students may use the school’s computing facilities at either Computer Lab 4 (Blk H, Level 1) or School Library (Blk A, Level 3), between 9.00 AM and 4.00 PM. Students are to report at the General Office first, if they intend to use them.

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

School Booklists 2019 – Lesson Resource Package Sales

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Please be informed that the school’s Lesson Resource Packages of all levels for 2019, will be made available for sale at the school bookshop from 12 December 2018 onwards.

We apologise for any inconveniences caused, and thank you for your understanding.

– School Administration