Primary News

8 March 2019

From our Head of Primary

Over the last two weeks our learners from Years 5 and 6 have been on their residential trips. Our Year 5 learners took the ferry to Bintan, Indonesia to carry out service in the local community as well as complete many outdoor challenges, such as boom-netting, dragonboating and coconut tree climbing. Meanwhile, the Year 6 learners flew to Langkawi, Malaysia to explore mangroves, rainforests, coral reefs and beaches. For lots of photographs and more details please view the 'Recent Events' section. My sincere thanks to the many staff involved in making these adventures successful and providing our learners with experiences that will last a lifetime.

Meanwhile, last week a Primary School Talent Show took place. It was great fun and the learners thoroughly enjoyed watching the six finalists. Thank you to all those learners who conceived, planned and led the show. Awesome job! The Year 3 learners also raced across Singapore in the 'Year 3 Amazing Journey ', navigating the complex transport systems in Singapore to reach their secret destination.

Upcoming events include Nursery and Kindergarten Mini Exhibitions next week. I also encourage families to visit the Secondary School IBDP Art Exhibitions in the MPR - the artworks created by our older learners are stunning. Of course, we also have the superb production of the Wizard of Oz. This year's production is a whole school show with staff and learners across Primary and Secondary taking part and performing in three sell-out shows!

The last week of term is RUOK? Week 2019 - a week organised by Secondary School learners from the Support 65 Youth Counsellors Group to promote positive mental health. Further ahead... to kick off Term 4 we have our extremely popular Book Week. On the Friday (12 April), all children are invited to dress up as their favourite book characters!

Details of all these events are shared in the Upcoming Events section.

A couple of quick reminders...

As parents may have read in the news, there has been a recent significant increase in illness across Singapore and this has been reflected in the school community. Across the school we have seen both Viral and Bacterial infections including a number of Colds and Coughs, alongside limited cases of Chickenpox and Mycoplasma. To limit the spread of infection within the school community, please may we ask that you ensure your child remains at home when unwell, and uses good respiratory and handwashing techniques at all times. For further information, please see the Infection Control Guidelines under Important Notices.

We would also like to remind drivers on campus to NOT leave their engines running when parked. Not only does this have negative environmental and health implications it is an offence in Singapore.

Thank you.

Paul Beach, Head of Primary School