River Valley Primary School P1 Orientation 2009 School Website: http://www.rivervalleypri.moe.edu.sg. Welcome . Programme. Address by Principal Briefing by HOD/PE & CCA Sharing by MOH Parents’ Support Group (PSG) SFE Q & A Session Administrative Matters. Mr Danny Poh (Principal).
River Valley Primary School
P1 Orientation 2009
Address by Principal
Briefing by HOD/PE & CCA
Sharing by MOH
Parents’ Support Group (PSG)
Q & A Session
Mr Danny Poh (Principal)
Mr Phang Eng Poh (Vice-Principal)
Ms Ying Pik Tho
Ms Kathleen Lee
Ms Ng Chin Ngoh HOD/MT
Mr Roy Lee HOD/PE, CCA
Ms Tan Hui Ping HOD/Sc
Mrs. Joanna Lee HOD/PD
Ms Siti Suhaila
Ms Ang Chye Gek
Ms Evelyn Ng
Mr Ahmad Najip
Established in 1985 through merger of River Valley Chinese/ River Valley English & Kim Seng Primary Schs
School moved to its current premises in March 2004
Present enrolment about 1600 pupils
Staff strength of about 75 teachers
“Inspiring Learners, Edifying Leaders”
To nurture our students to be FUTURE-READY
providing a Total Education in River Valley Primary School.
Strive for the Best
Serve with Respect
Lead with Integrity
Live with Compassion
Learn with Excellence
RVPS has consistently achieved good quality results in PSLE.
School is committed to offering a holistic education to all pupils and help them reach their optimal potential.
Primary 1 - 4
Basic numeracy (Maths)
Literacy in EL and MT
English 14 periods
MT/ CME 15 periods
Maths 9 periods
Life Sciences 1 period
Social Studies 1 period
Aesthetics 4 periods
Health Edn 1 period
PE 3 periods
Assembly 1 period
Total 49 periods
Based on EL, MT, Mathematics and Science at end of Primary 4
4S + HMT
2S + 2F
Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)
Appropriate Courses in Secondary School
Progression Paths for Primary School Children
P1 - 1.00 pm - 6.30 pm
(Wed) – 12.30pm – 6.30pm
12.50pm (12.20pm on Wed)
: Report to school
6.30pm : Flag Lowering Ceremony
Recess : 3.00 – 3.30 pm
School Hours (pm session)
First Day of school – Mon 4 Jan 2010.
P1 pupils to assemble at Games Hall by 12.45pm
Student leaders will assist pupils in the first week of school
For the first 2 days, parents may choose to join their child/ward during recess at 3pm.
Parents are requested NOT to enter the barricaded area in the canteen.
Pupils to report in their school uniform and pin on their name tag.
Name tag to be pinned on uniform for identification on Orientation Day and whole of January.
Parents to write their child’s name, address, and contact number on the reverse side of the name tag so that teachers can contact them should the need arise.
Dismissal of Pupils
Pupils assemble at Parade Square (Level 2) for
flag-lowering ceremony. They will be led to the Games Hall to line-up for school buses / Gate 3 to wait for parents. Pupils going home by Gate 4 will be led by a teacher who will be with them till 7 pm. They will be brought to office to wait for parents if not collected by then.
During wet weather, there will be no flag-lowering ceremony and pupils will be dismissed from the Games Hall.
Please do not drive into the school premises except on rainy days.
Students are to alight at Gate 1 or Gate 3 and walk into the school.
Please DO NOT stop vehicle in front of school gate.
Learning Support Programme (LSP)
Aims to help P1/ P2 pupils in their EL through small group teaching on a regular basis.
Lessons taught by the LS Coordinator (Ms Evelyn Ng) and has MOE’s support.
Lessons are conducted within curriculum time during one EL period per day.
LSP pupils are weak in EL but are NOT necessarily slow learners.
Pupils are to be in their school uniform (including shoes) at all times, even during school vacation.
Pupils should not bring too much pocket money to school, wear or carry expensive items, toys or items that might endanger others.
Food in the canteen is meant for pupils and staff only (as well as PSG helpers on duty).
A range of healthy food is sold at reasonable prices.
Parents can preorder food for their children.
Should you need to see your child on urgent matters, please
Report to the Guard Post at the gate.
Inform the guard the purpose of visit (eg dentist, bookshop, appointment with teacher).
Collect a Visitor’s Pass to be worn for identification.
Return the Visitor’s Pass before you leave the school.
If you need to see your child’s teacher :
Make an appointment with the teacher
Via Staff Room phone at Tel : 62357190 / 67342050 or
Office Phone - 67371785 or
Email (address on school website)
Serves as a communication tool between teachers and parents.
Every pupil is to purchase the Handbook which will be available at the bookshop.
Folder for letters from school
All parts 1A of textbooks and workbooks
Word Bank Book
2 single-line Exercise Books
1 big-square Exercise Book
1 single-line Jotter Book
Please read the School Handbook for other important information:
Opening hours of school gates
Dental Clinic Hours