Release of GCE ‘N’ Level 2018 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 will be released on 17 December 2018 (Monday). School candidates may obtain their results from their respective schools, at 2.00 PM* on 17 December 2018.

*Greendale Secondary School student-candidates are required to assemble at 1.45 PM on 17 December 2018, at the School Hall. Students are expected to be in full school uniform with proper grooming (hair must not be coloured).

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.

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:

a. Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP)

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:

b. Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)

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 DPP/ PFP Online Application

For your convenience, you may wish to note that for the online application of the DPP (opening 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 10.00 AM and 4.00 PM.

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

MOE FAS 2019 Application is now Open

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) application for 2019 is now open, and its application form ready for collection at the General Office from tomorrow onwards (Friday, 19 October 2018).

Alternatively, you may download a softcopy of the application form here.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of the FAS 2019 application is on 2 November 2018 (Friday). Successful applicants will be notified by the school, and the collection of books, uniforms and shoes would be on 12 December 2018 (Wednesday) to 14 December 2018 (Friday).

– School Administration

Compulsory Social Studies Lesson (Secondary 3 Normal Academic)

Dear Parents/ Guardians

We wish to inform that all Secondary 3 Normal Academic students are required to attend a compulsory Social Studies lesson related to the Issues Investigation activity that they will be going through during the Post Examinations Period.

This lesson will happen during one of the scheduled Secondary 3 Normal Academic remedial time-slots for Social Studies.

Date/ Time: 29 October 2018/ 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM
Venue: Respective Classrooms
Attire: School Uniform/ Polo Tee with Pants or Skirt

– Shahmir Anwar Mohamed (Subject Head, National Education)

Cyber Wellness Connect Series (CWCS) – Issue 3

Dear Parents/ Guardians

We would like to share an article, contributed by the Educational Technology Division (ETD), about online personal data and the ways we can help our children protect them.

Do take some time to read the below infographic provided:

– School Cyber Wellness Team

 

Registration of NRIC in School

Dear Parents/ Guardians

This is to inform that the NRIC registration for students who have attained the age of 15 years in 2018, will take place on 18 October 2018 (Thursday) at the school’s Library Training Room (Blk A, Level 3).

Please find the attached letter, for your information and actions:

1. Registration of NRIC in School – Letter to Parents

– School Administration

MTP Session 2018 (Semester 2) – Secondary 1 to 3

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The school will be having the Meet-the-Parents (MTP) Session on Friday, 26 October 2018, for Secondary 1 to 3 students and would strongly encourage all parents/ guardians to meet their child(ren)’s Form Teachers and/ or Subject Teachers.

Please refer to the attached MTP letters for more information:

1. 2018 Letter to Parents – Semester 2 MTP (Secondary 1 & 3)*
2. 2018 Letter to Parents – Semester 2 MTP (Secondary 2)^

*For Secondary 1 & 3 students, please refer to the Step-by-Step LMS e-Appointment User Guide, and book your MTP slots by Monday, 22 October 2018.

^For Secondary 2 students, please register your attendance here by Tuesday, 16 October 2018.

Do note that, if you are driving, you are required to park your vehicle at the nearby HDB carparks.

– Miss Tng Wee Li (Year Head Sec 1) & Mrs Chia Hui Hong (Year Head Sec 2)

ITE Parents’ Seminar

Dear Parents/ Guardians (Secondary 4N Students)

The school would like to encourage you and your child/ ward to attend the ITE Parents’ Seminar, so as to make an informed decision for your child/ ward on ITE course selection at the end of this year after the release of the GCE ‘N’ Level 2018 results.

You should have received a mailer from ITE by now regarding the seminar, as shown in the link below:

ITE Parents’ Seminar Mailer

Instructions on how to register is in the mailer.

– School Administration (On Behalf of ITE)

Open for Nominations of National Awards for Outstanding Teachers

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Do you know of any teachers who have made outstanding contributions in moulding the future of our nation? The Ministry of Education (MOE) invites you to nominate them for the following national awards: The President’s Award for Teachers (PAT) and the Outstanding Youth in Education Award (OYEA).

Nominations for both the PAT and OYEA started on 1 October 2018. The OYEA nominations will close on 8 January 2019, while the PAT nominations will close two weeks later on 22 January 2019.

Please note that: 

  • Nominations for both awards can be submitted online or via hard copy. The links to the online nomination forms can be found on the Academy of Singapore Teachers’ website at https://tinyurl.com/2019PAT and https://tinyurl.com/OYEA2019. 
  • Hard copy nomination forms for both awards are available at all primary and secondary schools, JCs, MI, and MOE’s Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista Drive. PAT nomination forms can also be found at all 5 polytechnics and ITE.

For further details on the PAT and OYEA, please click on the following link: 

https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/open-for-nominations–2-categories-of-national-awards-for-outstanding-teachers

2019 MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) Leaflet

Dear Parents/ Guardians

We are pleased to share the softcopy of the MOE FAS leaflet for 2019. You may refer to the link below for more information on it:

1. 2019 MOE FAS Leaflet

Do be informed the the new MOE FAS application is still not ready. We will inform parents once the form is available.

We apologise for the inconvenience. 

 

– School Administration

Early School Dismissal on 28 Sep 2018

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Please note that all Secondary 1 – 3 students will be dismissed early on Friday, 28 September 2018, from 10.00 AM. No lessons or CCAs would take place after that.

You may refer to the recent Termly Information Sheet (Pages 2 and 3) below, for more information on this:

1. School Updates – Term 4 2018

– School Administration

Greendale Sec in Semi-Finals of National Science Challenge 2018

Congratulations Team Greendale, for making it to the semi-final of the National Science Challenge 2018!

The team achieved outstanding results at the first semi-finals, by finishing second of the 4 top teams!

To see our team in action, please view the video below:

Implementation of Auto-Barrier @ School Main Gate

The school has installed auto-barriers at the main gate, to control the access of vehicles in and out of the school. Parents who are driving into the school are required to slow down when approaching the auto-barriers, and proceed only when the barriers are fully lifted. We would also like to caution all drivers that the school will recover the cost of repair or replacement should the auto-barrier be damaged due to reckless driving.

– School Administration

Sec 2 Streaming Workshop – For Parents, By Parents!

Greendale’s PSG organised an exclusive workshop on Secondary 2 streaming matters for our PSG parents on 17 August 2018 (Monday). It was a new initiative by our PSG, after hearing feedback from parents that they would appreciate a session for them to clarify any doubts they may have with regard to Secondary 2 streaming.

In this special workshop, arrangements were made to have the various IP Head of Departments (HODs) to share in greater detail the differences between Pure and Combined Sciences, Pure and Combined Humanities, as well as what is to be expected in AMath and POA. The reason to focus on these subjects was because these are relatively new to the students, should they decide to take them up in Secondary 3 next year. Parents would also have more time for QnA with the IP HODs.

Apart from hearing from the IP HODs, PSG parents, Ms Alice Yeo and Ms Choong Lee Ling, also shared timely advice with the parents present on how to best help their children make the right decisions on subject combination, so as to maximise their potential. They also shared useful parenting tips on how to assist children cope with the demands of being a Secondary 3 student – when taking on added leadership responsibilities in CCAs, while juggling the loaded demands of school work.

Generally, the feedback provided by the parents who attended the workshop were positive, and we will continue to organise similar sessions in future!

Interested in what the PSG is doing? Wish you could be a part of us? Do join us so that we can partner you in the journey to nurture your child!

– Mrs Elsa Khoo, PSG Teacher Liaison

Photos by: Ms Alice Yeo, PSG Chairperson 2018