Launch of NDLP & Collection of Personal Learning Device

Dear Parents/ Guardians

After months of planning and preparation, the school finally rolled out the National Digital Literacy Programme (NDLP). And after much anticipation, Sec 1 and 2 students finally collected their Personal Learning Devices (PLDs) this morning. Our teachers, IT and support staff guided the students through the on-boarding process that involved students checking their PLDs and registering them using their assigned ID and password.

Following the on-boarding process, students were also given time to place their PLDs in the lockers that school provided for all Sec 1 and 2 students. Here are the highlights of the PLD collection and on-boarding process:

More Updates on NDLP

Having collected their PLDs yesterday, students brought them to school to start their first of learning with PLDs.

While most students came in with their PLDs in the laptop bags issued by the school, several others have switched to their own laptop sleeves.

At the start of the day, students were briefed on the Acceptable Use Policy to emphasis the PLDs in meaningful and responsible manner. And at the end of the day, just before CCAs, students were reminded to store their PLDs in their personal lockers before going for CCAs. They were also reminded to bring them home at the end of the day. These are indeed new routines that students have to get used. However, they are adjusting well to these routines and majority have little or no issue at all. Here are photos showing students placing their PLDs into their lockers before CCAs.

Release of GCE ‘O’ Level 2021 MTL Examinations Results

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The results of the 2021 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE ‘O’ Level) Mother Tongue Language (MTL) examination were released on 19 August 2021 (Thursday).

Greendale Secondary School has done well!

Our Secondary 4E/5N attained 100% passes, with its percentage distinction improved at 31.9% for the Chinese Language (CL) and 30.3% for the Malay Language (ML).

Our Secondary 4N(A) subject-based banding students also did well with 100% passes, and distinctions at 22.2% for CL and 12.5% for ML.

Our Secondary 5N(A) also attained 100% passes.

Congratulations to our 2021 graduating-level students for the amazing results!

The Management Team
Greendale Secondary School

Monthly Concession Pass Refund for Students – Public FAQ

Dear Parents/Guardians,

  1. Transit Link Pte Ltd (TransitLink) will give an automatic pro-rated refund for the period from 19 May to 13 Jun 2021, or up to the pass expiry date to all students  who purchased their Monthly Concession Passes (MCP) on or before 16 May 2021,  whichever is earlier. This is in line with Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and full Home-Based Learning period from 19 to 28 May 2021.
  2. The refund amount will be based on the unused days of the pass during the valid refund period and will be a public transport electronic voucher.
  3. Students can redeem the public transport eVoucher at any TransitLink Ticket Office (TLTO)/ Concession Card Replacement Office (CCRO)/ Add-Value Machine/ TransitLink Kiosk/ Top-up Kiosk/ Assisted Service Kiosk by crediting it to their concession card, or use it to offset the price for the next MCP purchase starting from 17 Jun to 30 Sep 2021. 
  4. You may refer to the full list of FAQs attached for your reference.
  5. For any queries, please contact TransitLink Hotline at 1800-2255-663 directly.

School Administration
Greendale Secondary School

SYF 2021 Live Stream Schedule

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Team Greendale will be performing at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2021 Arts Presentation, which will be streamed LIVE online!

Please click on the picture to access the Live Stream site!

Here are the details of the respective Art Presentation dates and estimated performance times:

Date/Est. Performance
Timing
Performing Arts GroupVenue
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 11.45 AMAngklungSchool of
The Arts (SOTA)
Mon, 19 Apr 2021, 9.00 AMTheatricks!
(English Drama)
Gateway Theatre
Thu, 22 Apr 2021
1.30 PM (Group B)
1.42 PM (Group A)
DanceNUS University
Cultural Centre
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 9.35 AMOrchestra (Group A)Singapore
Conference Hall
Tue, 27 Apr 2021, 4.55 PMOrchestra (Group B)Singapore
Conference Hall

Please feel free to view the various performances! For more information, visit the SYF FB page @ https://www.facebook.com/321748501277133/posts/3757939520991330/?d=n

Updates on Application Process for Returning Student Pass (STP) Holders

Dear Parents/ Guardians of Student’s Pass Holders (STPs),

This is to inform you that entry approvals for STP holders will be transited to the Safe Travel Office (STO) under the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), tentatively scheduled to take effect from Thursday, 1 April 2021.

Please refer to here for the detailed information.

School Administration
Greendale Secondary School

TraceTogether (TT) Token Distribution for Students by End March 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians

As part of the nationwide effort to distribute TT tokens for the purposes of contact tracing, MOE will be facilitating the distribution of tokens to students who have not collected theirs from the Community Centres/Clubs (CCs) earlier during the national distribution exercise. The school distribution will be carried out by end March 2021. Kindly note that the replacement of existing/lost tokens will only be done at the CCs.

The school will issue a TT Token to your child/ward only if the Token Request Form (appended) is submitted to your child’s form teacher by 22 Feb 2021.

TT tokens collect data to facilitate contact tracing to keep us safe during this pandemic. Please note that if your child/ward has already been issued a TT Token as part of the national distribution exercise by Community Centres/Clubs (CCs), the school will not be issuing another TT Token to your child/ward.

For more information on the TraceTogether Privacy Safeguards, you may refer to the following website:
https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/common/privacystatement

Should you have any queries, kindly contact Ms Khairunnisha at 6315 8616. We appreciate your support in this nationwide effort to keep Singapore safe. Thank you.

Other useful reference:

  1. MOE FAQs for further information on the implementation of the TT-only SafeEntry and other safe management measures in school (https://www.moe.gov.sg/faqs-covid-19-infection)
  2. TraceTogether Request Form (for non PG parents)

Information on CNY Celebration & 15th Anniversary Jogathon

Dear Parents/ Guardians

1. To ensure that this year’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebration on 11 February 2021 can be carried out safely for our students, it will comprise class-based activities and Safe Management Measures (SMM) will be observed. We would like to highlight key details below:

a. There will be no change in staggered reporting timings for lower and upper secondary students at 0740hrs and 0730hrs respectively. Staggered dismissal timings are as follows to reduce congestion.

b. Given the early dismissal, there will be no recess breaks. Students are strongly advised to have their breakfast before coming to school. They will also be allowed to bring a light snack for personal consumption in their respective classrooms on that day.

c. Students are also encouraged to wear red t-shirts with school skirt/shorts/trousers for the celebration. Alternatively, they would be expected to be in their school polo t-shirts or full school uniform.

2. It is the school’s tradition to give back to the Punggol community during this festive season. Each class has been requested to source for and donate some simple non-perishable food items and daily necessities to the residents of Bright Hill Evergreen Home. We would like to thank you for your support in advance for the elderly during these difficult times. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s/ward’s Class Mentor.

3. Lastly, the students will be making lanterns and cards as part of the Chinese New Year Celebration. It is hoped that this will also help strengthen students’ empathy for others, one of our core school values, as these items will also be sent to the residents of Bright Hill Evergreen Home to bring them added festive cheer.

4. Normal lessons will resume on 16 February (Tuesday). Please be reminded that 15 February (Monday) will be a school holiday.

5. We would also like to take this opportunity to update you on plans for our 15th Anniversary Jogathon. We were looking forward to the possibility of organising this annual running event in February, along Punggol Waterway as in previous years. We regret that we are unable to do so without clear improvements in the COVID-19 situation. Nonetheless, the school will continue to organise an internal sporting event – FITSPIRATION – on 12 March (Friday) for our students and staff. More details will be provided closer to the date of the event.

6. On behalf of the staff in Greendale Secondary, we wish you and your family a Joyous Chinese New Year holiday ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Amy Ng
Principal, Greendale Sec

[For Graduating Cohort] O-Level Results Release: Supporting Your Teen

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The O-Level results will be released soon. It is a major milestone for our teens. Regardless of the outcome, it is important for our teens to know that they are loved for who they are, and that their grades do not define them or their future. The social and emotional support you provide will be especially valuable and crucial in helping our teens manage their emotions and be positive when deciding on their next steps. Continue to have open conversations with your teen about their interests and choices and build their pathways together.

For resources on providing social and emotional support, affirming your teen, and supporting your teen’s transition through post-secondary education, please click here as well as refer to the following web links:

·       https://go.gov.sg/selresforparents

·       https://go.gov.sg/MySFSec

For ECG counselling services, students may book an appointment with our ECG Counsellor, Ms Corrine Tan, at  https://go.gov.sg/gdlssecg. F2F sessions will be available on 12 Jan and online sessions from 13-15 Jan. Students may also contact the ECG Centre @ MOE (Grange Road) for online or phone counselling appointments till 20 January 2021 via email: moe_ecg@moe.gov.sg, the appointment booking form: https://go.gov.sg/moe-ecg-centre or phone: 68311420 (operating hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays and 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays).
 

We encourage all students to return to school to collect their results. However, for students who are unable to return to school (e.g. unwell or on HQO/SHN/LOA), they may view their results online. Please refer to this link (https://go.gov.sg/seabresultsguidegce) for the guide to access the SEAB results release system. Wishing all our 2020 graduands who will be receiving their results all the best!  

Mr Loh Chih Hui
Vice-Principal, Greendale Sec

Arrangements for Release of 2020 O-Level Results on Mon 11 Jan 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians

MOE recently announced that the 2020 GCE O-Level results will released on 11 Jan 2021 (Monday) at 2.00 pm. As advised by MOE, Safe Management Measures (SMM) will need to be in place for the results release to proceed safely. To minimise intermingling between the school’s student population and candidates receiving their results, as well as facilitate other SMM such as screening, temperature-taking, and decentralised results release, Secondary 1 and 2 students will be dismissed earlier on 11 Jan. Details are as follows:

  • Secondary 1 students will be dismissed at 1 pm.
  • Secondary 2 students will be dismissed at 1.10 pm.

The staggered dismissal of students will help minimise congestion at bus-stops and public spaces near the school.

Lessons for Secondary 3, 4 & 5 students will end according to the timings reflected in their respective timetables. We also hope to encourage our Secondary 4/5 students by arranging for them to view the segment on the 2020 cohort’s overall results in their respective lesson venues.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Loh Chih Hui
Vice-Principal, Greendale Sec

Arrangements for School Re-opening in Phase Three (From 4 Jan 2021)

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Schools will re-open in 2021 with Safe Management Measures (SMM) such as temperature-taking, visual screening of students and reducing congestion where possible. As we prepare to welcome all our students back to school on 4 January 2021, we look forward to the collective efforts of all parents and students to exercise social responsibility so that our school will remain safe.

As COVID-19 has been an unprecedented crisis that has placed additional stress on students, the 2021 edition of our Start Right Programme aims to provide more opportunities for our students to share their thoughts and emotions, as well as reconnect with their peers and teachers.

For more details on the SMM to be observed (including staggered reporting/dismissal times), and our 2021 Start Right Programme, please refer to the attached letter. The Annex provides information on our 2021 classroom layout. For 4-8 January 2021, new Secondary 1 students should follow the Orientation programme shared on our school’s Secondary 1 microsite.

You can also look forward to our Term 1 Information Sheet, which will be disseminated on 4 January 2021, for further information on key events/activities in Term 1, CCA, and learning matters, in addition to other updates.

Thank you for your support and wishing all in the Greendale Family a happy and healthy 2021 ahead!

Ms Amy Ng
Principal, Greendale Sec

[For Graduating Cohort] N-Level Results Release: Supporting Your Teen

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The N-Level results will be released soon. It is a major milestone for our teens. Regardless of the outcome, it is important for our teens to know that they are loved for who they are, and that their grades do not define them or their future. The social and emotional support you provide will be especially valuable and crucial in helping our teens manage their emotions and be positive when deciding on their next steps. Continue to have open conversations with your teen about their interests and choices and build their pathways together.

For resources on providing social and emotional support, affirming your teen, and supporting your teen’s transition through post-secondary education, please click here as well as refer to the following web links:

For ECG counselling services, students may book an appointment with our ECG Counsellor, Ms Corrine Tan, at: https://go.gov.sg/gdlssecgappt. F2F sessions will be available on 17 Dec and online sessions from 18-22 Dec. Students may also contact the ECG Centre @ MOE (Grange Road) for online or phone counselling appointments till 23 December 2020 via email: moe_ecg@moe.gov.sg, the appointment booking form: https://go.gov.sg/moe-ecg-centre or phone: 68311420 (operating hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays and 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays).

We strongly encourage all students to return to school to collect their results. However, for students who are unable to return to school (e.g. unwell or on HQO/SHN/LOA), they may view their results online. Please refer to this link (https://go.gov.sg/seabresultsguidegce) for the guide to access the SEAB results release system. Wishing all our S4N students all the best!

Yours sincerely,

Mr Loh Chih Hui
Vice-Principal, Greendale Sec

Enhanced Subsidies for Childhood Vaccinations

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As part of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) efforts to better protect Singaporean children from vaccine preventable diseases, full subsidies will be provided for vaccinations recommended under the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS) at Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) GP clinics and polyclinics with effect from November 2020.

For more details (including recommended vaccinations), please refer to the following attachments: (i)  HPB Letter with enclosed FAQs; and (ii) Parents Booklet.

Besides the above option, the School Health Service (SHS) will continue to conduct annual school health visits to provide school-based health screening and immunisation services for primary and secondary school students. SHS also administers the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to female students in secondary schools.

It is important that students receive the recommended vaccinations to reduce the risk of infections and complications that can result from the infections. Vaccinations also reduce the risk of outbreaks occurring in school and in the community.

Thank you for your support.

Mr Loh Chih Hui
Vice-Principal, Greendale Sec

Enhancement of Parade Square

The school parade square will be undergoing resurfacing work from 10 Nov to 28 Feb 2021. The enhancement will see the replacement interlocking bricks to cement surface. It is part of the school’s effort to make play area safer as the present interlocking bricks are abrasive and uneven and it a safety hazard for both staff and students.

For safety, the parade square and other affected areas will be cordoned up during this period. Even then, we would like to remind staff, students and visitors not to venture into the worksite.

We thank you for your cooperation. Your safety is our utmost priority.

The School Estate Management

Sale of School Uniforms, Textbooks & Purchase of Sports Shoes in School

[ UPDATE: As of 30 December 2020, we regret to inform and sincerely apologize that the school shoes supplier is facing issues with the new shipment. We will inform all parties accordingly and promptly once they arrive. ]

Dear Parents/ Guardians

With reference to the sale of school uniforms, textbooks and purchase of sports shoes (click here for the respective information/sale schedule by class, and here for the booklists), the school encourages the purchase of textbooks and school uniforms online. However, we note that there would be some parents/ guardians who prefer to purchase them in school.

As such, with the Nationwide Safe Management Measures (SMM) in placed, students and parents are to comply with them. Please take note of the following procedures:

1. Only 1 parent is allowed to escort their child/ ward during the book/uniform purchase in school.

2. Upon clearing the SMM process (i.e. temperature-taking and SafeEntry check in) at the Guard Counter, the parent/ child is to proceed to the nearby Token Counter to obtain a “purchase slot” (collect either a book or uniform purchase token) in order to proceed with the book/uniform purchase at the respective venues;

2.1. Upon purchase completion of either school books or uniform, the parent/ child MUST return/exchange the existing purchase token with another at the Token Counter, in order to proceed with the next purchase at the other venue.

3. Please note that, at any given point of time, up to 40 people is allowed at a purchase venue;

3.1. The school reserves the right to hold/refuse entry to the purchase venue, should the allotted number of people exceeds that number (based on the number of tokens available at the Token Counter).

4. The allotted purchase slot will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

5. Please SHOW the purchase token to the sales vendor at the purchase venue. The sales vendor will ask for it. You will not be allowed to purchase either school books or uniform without showing it to the vendor as proof.

6. Upon completion of the purchase, the purchase token MUST be returned to the Token Counter before leaving the school premises.

School Administration
Greendale Secondary School

[For Graduating Cohort] Arrangements for the Release of 2020 GCE N-/O-Level Examination Results

Dear Parents,

MOE and SEAB have recently announced arrangements for the release of results for the 2020 national examinations to safeguard the well-being of students and staff (pls refer to: https://go.gov.sg/resultsrelease2020). 

Safe Management Measures –

The key arrangements are:

(a) Students are expected to comply with Safe Management Measures in schools.

(b) Collection of results will be done in smaller groups in classrooms.

Please note that only students will be allowed to enter the school to collect their results. We will provide more details on the arrangement closer to the respective results release dates.

Students who are unwell, on Quarantine Order, Stay-Home Notice or Leave of Absence on the results release day should not return to school to collect their results, and should view their results online instead. In this case, students who are unable to collect their results in school may appoint someone to collect the physical copy of the results, and the Joint Admissions Exercise Form, Polytechnic Foundation Programme form or Joint Intake Exercise form on their behalf within 3 working days (inclusive of the day of results release). If they are unable to do so, they can contact the school for assistance.

Online access to results –

In addition, all students will be able to view their results for the 2020 national examinations online, via SEAB’s results release system on the day of the respective national examination’s results release.

Students who are eligible for SingPass should login to the results release system via their SingPass. Students not eligible for SingPass will receive a system-generated password from SEAB closer to the results release day. More information on how to access the system will be made available on SEAB’s website in November 2020.

MOE and SEAB will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates if there are further changes to the arrangements for the release of results for this year’s national examinations. 

Thank you and stay safe!

Mr Loh Chih Hui
Vice-Principal, Greendale Sec

Year-End Travel and Application for Re-entry into Singapore for International Students

Dear Parents of Student’s Pass Holders (STPs) and Dependent Pass (DP) Holders,

As we approach the year-end school holidays, we would like to provide you with more information on year-end travel and the application process for re-entry into Singapore.

Please click here for the detailed information.

School Administration
Greendale Secondary School

Travel Declaration for Year-End Holidays

Dear Parent/Guardian,

MOH has advised Singapore residents to defer all forms of travel overseas, except for general travel to an evolving list of countries/regions where the virus situation is well under control and the risk of importation is low, as well as under other special circumstances.

To ensure schools continue to be a healthy and safe environment for all, we require parents/guardians to make a travel declaration only if your child/ward intends to travel for the year-end holidays. NIL returns are not required.

Please declare your child/ward’s travel plans for the year-end holidays by 30 Oct (Friday). We encourage you to do so via the Parents Gateway app (refer to https://pg.moe.edu.sg). If you do not have access to Parents Gateway, you can declare your travel by using this link. If your child/ward is travelling, please indicate clearly both the country and city of travel. Only one parent is required to declare.

In planning your travel, please refer to the attached advisory on travelling. If there is a change of travel plans after declaration, please inform the school directly rather than through Parents’ Gateway.

Thank you for your partnership and support to keep our school safe.

Ms Amy Ng
Principal, Greendale Sec

[For Graduating Cohort] Additional Information for National Examination Candidates

Dear Parents/ Guardians

Further to the instructions issued on 21 August 2020 (shared via PG and school blog), SEAB has provided additional information on appropriate steps for candidates to take if they become unwell with flu-like symptoms prior to and during the national examination period.

As previously communicated, MOE will make swab test arrangements for candidates placed on LOA (HQO).

For candidates on medical leave due to ARI, they should seek medical attention at the relevant venues based on the dates provided. We would like to highlight that once the examinations have begun (i.e. 11 September for N-Levels, and 16 October for O-Levels), candidates should proceed to proceed to polyclinics as advised by SEAB.

While awaiting swab test results, candidates must stay at home. Special consideration will be applied for candidates who are unable to sit for papers due to ARI/awaiting their swab test results.

Please click here for details.

We have engaged our Secondary 4/5 students on the additional information ahead of Graduation Day on 2 October 2020 (Friday). Your continued support is sought to help ensure that your child/ward practices good personal hygiene, social responsibility and takes good care of their health – so that they have smooth sailing for the examinations ahead.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Mr Loh Chi Hui
Vice-Principal, Greendale Sec

MOE Financial Assistance Scheme 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) for 2021 is now open for application. You may refer to the following documents for further information:

  1. MOE FAS 2021 Pamphlet
  2. MOE FAS Eligibility/Submission Checklist

For the application form, it is now available at the school’s General Office. You may download it in softcopy here. You can apply for MOE FAS 2021 if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Please submit the completed form, along with the supporting documents, back to the school, via either email or hardcopy submission, by 8 November 2020.

School Administration
Greendale Secondary School