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Welcome to Shuqun Primary School Primary 1 Orientation 2013. Welcome address by Principal. Matters pertaining to Primary 1. Talk on transition to Primary 1. Briefing on School rules, expectations and regulations. Talk on dental health services in school. Completion of Pupil Data Form.

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Shuqun Primary School

Primary 1 Orientation 2013


Welcome address by Principal

  • Matters pertaining to Primary 1
  • Talk on transition to Primary 1
  • Briefing on School rules, expectations and regulations
  • Talk on dental health services in school
  • Completion of Pupil Data Form
  • Fetching of child from classroom
starting primary school
Starting Primary School

Starting school can be liberating as well as daunting for both of you.

  • Your child will face new places, people, rules and relationships. This can be both exciting and frightening.
  • You can help by familiarising your child with his/her new school environment right from today.
  • Point out the school whenever you pass it.
  • Tell stories about what you enjoyed at school and the fun things you did.
  • Find out about the daily routine from the teacher and let your child know what to expect.
shuqun primary school
Shuqun Primary School

School Vision

A vibrant learning community, rooted in values and ready to serve.

School Mission

To nurture a star in every Shuqunite, who places community above self

School Core Values

‘I CARE’ Values –

Integrity, Care, Adaptability, Respect and Excellence

school direction and focus
School Direction and Focus

A, B, C Strategic Thrusts

A – A Star in Every Shuqunite

Academic Excellence , Leadership and

Character Development , Healthy Living

B – Best Place to Learn & Work

Capacity Building and Vibrant Learning


C – Community for Us, We for the Community

Service Learning , Community Partnerships


Shuqun Primary School

Strategic Plan (2011-2015)




A Star in Every


Best Place to

Learn and Work

Community for Us,

We for the Community

Strategic Thrusts

Sub Thrusts





Character Devt






Learning Env





Long Term Goals





recognised for



Good behaviour

Pupils actively

engaged in

healthy lifestyle

Improved Staff


In Professional





in Learning

Active pupil





and Service




QSE: 3.3








Schs for PSLE




Biytes: Above 3


BENS: People

EV Score:

Upper Band 2

Green Audit:


OE Niche


Top 4 placing for

2 Sports

Sch Climate

Engagement: C


Silver & Gold

NE Devt



Student Outcomes: Engaged Learner , Rooted in Values & Ready to Serve




Version 3 : May 2013

what goes into sqps school life
What goes into SQPS school life ?

A wide range of CCAs

Structured Student Leadership Programmes

STAGE Curriculum to customise curriculum ( Basic /Stretch / APEX)

Academic and Non Academic Enrichment Programmes

Leadership and Character Devt through Outdoor Education

Learning Support Programmes

Level based Learning Journeys and OE Camps

Developmental programmes for

Social & Emotional Learning

Talent Development Programmes

parents as partners in education
Parents as Partners in Education
  • Be involved in your child’s education and development
  • Ensure school attendance is not compromised
  • Be in communication with your child’s teachers
  • Make routines of checking homework , packing bag according to time-table, reading letters and notifications from school
  • Know your child’s school schedule , upcoming events etc
  • Check Pupil Diary EVERYDAY and monitor progress
things to take note of
Things to take note of …
  • Monthly Letter from the principal
  • Termly letter from the Head of Level . This will include calendar of events for the term
  • Assessment Workplan and other relevant assessment information
  • Any other programme or event , either a Notification letter or Consent Form
  • When in doubt , consult the school /teachers !

MdmMorniBte Ahmad

Level Head of P1


65637129 (S QPS)

terrific transition

Terrific Transition:

Supporting Your Child’s Transitions to Primary School

Ms Cristin Oh

Allied Educator (Counselling)

what do we mean by transitions
What do we mean by “transitions”?

It is a process of adapting to changes.

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The move from preschool to Primary School is one of the most important transitions a child will make.

Terrific Transition

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strong connections between home and school can help ease children s transition into school
Strong Connections Between Home and School Can Help Ease Children’s Transition Into School.

Terrific Transitions:

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what transitions means to parents
What Transitions means to Parents?

It means :

  • making sure that accurate information about the child is given to the new school,
  • meeting and communicating with new teachers,
  • attending school programs,
  • adapting to school policies .
what transitions mean to the child
What Transitions Mean to the Child?

For young children, the transition to school is much more than simply changing buildings or settings. It means

  • adapting to new sets of rules, regulations and behaviours,
  • adjusting to a new peer group, and getting to know new teachers,
  • learning to play and cooperate with other children,
  • paying attention for longer periods of time,
  • developing independent work habits.

Benefits of FacilitatingTransition

  • Children will like school and look forward to school.
  • Children will show steady growth in academic skills.
  • Parents will become actively involved in their children’s education.

Ramey & Ramey, 1994

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Common Difficulty faced during Transition:

  • School Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety

During transitions, children may feel

  • Sad
  • Confused
  • Anxious
  • Uncertain
  • Overwhelmed
  • Insecure

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I don't want to go to school today ……


  • they may feel ill or really tired because they didn't have a good sleep.
  • they feel worried about something at home or at school
  • they want to stay in their own house and forget about everything else.
  • someone is giving them a difficult time.
what can parents families not say
What Can Parents & Families Not Say?
  • “How can the school be insensitive to my child?”
  • “You’re just a baby, how can they not allow you to do …”
  • It was such a short time ago when you were just a baby!”
  • “He’s too little to ride the school bus!”

What Parents Can Do…

  • 1. Know and manage your own wants and expectations
  • Support regular school attendance & attend school events
  • Discuss the link between success in school and success in life .
  • (e.g. relate to movies, news articles, etc.)
what can parents do
What Can Parents Do?
  • Talk about the new routines and expectations e.g. longer school hours, no play all the time, no more afternoon naps, silent reading
  • Teach them what to do in case of emergency e.g. missing school bus, forget to bring pocket $$$.
  • Teach them how to handle money and make friends.
  • Teach independence skills e.g. tying of shoe laces, taking care of own belongings.
encourage your child early
Encourage your child EARLY
  • Remember his needs and habits.
  • Plan together with your child i.e. develop a new routine for school and homework
  • Discuss and agree on rewards and consequences, along with reasonable rules.
  • Emphasize positive aspects of school i.e. early familiarization of school environment during holidays
continuity occurs
Continuity Occurs

To ensure continuity, it is important that schools and home help create connections that support children during the transition to school.

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  • PERI
  • PAL @ Shuqun
  • PSG
  • Self-Help Groups (CDAC, Mendaki and Sinda)
holistic assessment lower primary


Primary Education Review and Implementation



objectives of pal @ shuqun

Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Objectives of PAL @ Shuqun

Outdoor Education

  • Broad exposure & experiences through fun and varied activities




Modules Planning

For Primary 1 students


Modules Planning

For Primary 2 students



For Primary 1 and 2 students



Things to note:

Make transport arrangements with the bus company


Extra pocket money



Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading

The STELLAR Vision

Children Who Love Reading and Have a Strong Foundation in the English Language


STELLAR at Lower Primary

1. Shared Reading Experiences

2. Shared Writing Experiences

3. Language Activities in Learning Centres


LSM– Learning Support Programme for Mathematics

Early support and intervention for P1 students who are identified to be weak in basic numeracy skills. Students who are identified for LSM will be taught on basic mathematical concepts and skills to build good Maths foundation. LSM aims to build students’confidence and positive beliefs about their ability to do Math.

LSP – Learning Support Programme for English

  • Early support and intervention for P1 students who are identified to be weak in Literacy skills.LSP focuses specifically on the basic literary skills needed to help students learn to read and spell. By getting the basics of reading and spelling in place, the LSP also helps students learn in all their subjects.

As Member of the PSG

  • Volunteer in school programmes/projects
  • Network with other like-minded parents
  • Have a better understanding of the school and its programmes
  • Learn & share skills through workshops

How can you contribute as a PSG

  • Attend / support school events
  • Provide constructive feedback for the betterment of the school
  • Offer professional & personal expertise to the PSG
  • Organise workshops for parents & students
  • Support and advocate the school’s mission & vision


65 TanjongKatongRioad (436957)

Main Line: 6841 4889

Singapore Indian Deveopment Association (Sinda)

No 1. Beatty Road

Singapore 20994

Main Line: 62985911

51 Kee Sun Avenue

Singapore 457056

Main Line: 6245 5555

what parents need to know

Welcome to Shuqun

What Parents Need to Know

Student Development Department

school hours
School Hours
  • Arrival Time : 12.30pm
  • On Alternate Tuesdays - 1.30pm

(i.e. Even weeks: Wk 2,4,6,8 & 10 of each term)

  • On PAL days, school starts at 10.00am
  • Dismissal Time : 6.30pm (Mon-Fri)
  • Recess timings for P1 : 3 to 3.30pm


  • Teachers will lead students out to the void deck of Blk 470
  • Teachers will carry signs indicating the class
  • Wait for your child/ward patiently at the void deck
  • Please do not pull your child/ward out from the class line as he/she moves to the void deck
  • No parking available for parents in the school premises.
  • Please be punctual in fetching your child/ward at 6.30 pm.
  • Parents who are late need to fetch their children from the General Office
  • Students who are taking the school bus will wait for the bus at the concourse area
student handbook
Student Handbook
  • All students must purchase the student handbook
  • Contains all important information such as:
    • School contacts
    • Holidays
    • Academic information
    • School rules etc.
school rules
School Rules
  • The school rules can be found in detail in the Students’ Handbook
  • Some rules to take note:
    • Only plain white shoes/socks (covering ankles) are allowed
    • Only plain black hair accessories are allowed
    • Only simple gold/silver ear studs/earrings are allowed
    • All shirts, blouses and PE t-shirts must have a name tag sewn on (to be ordered through bookshop)
school rules1
School Rules
  • Some rules to take note:
    • Handphones are not allowed
communication between parents school
Communication Between Parents & School
  • School Communication File
    • Purple file
    • School letters are filed in
    • Parents to initial on top right hand corner as acknowledgement
    • May be checked periodically by teachers
communication between parents school1
Communication Between Parents & School
  • Student Handbook
    • All students are to purchase the Student Handbook.
    • Both parents and teachers can write notes in the handbook as a form of communication
  • E-mail address:
  • SQPS website:
  • Telephone calls via the office: 65637129
entering the school
Entering the School
  • Report to the security post
  • Get a visitor pass
  • Notify the General Office of your purpose of visit and the staff will assist you
  • Return the visitor pass before you leave the school
how to contact a teacher
How to Contact a Teacher
  • Leave a message with the General Office (Response may not be immediate)
  • Email the teacher
    • An introductory letter with teachers’ email addresses will be issued within the first week of school
first day of school 2 jan thurs
First Day of School 2 Jan, Thurs
  • Parents are allowed to bring their children into the school hall for the assembly starting from 12.15 p.m. [only on this day]
  • All parents must leave the school premises after the assembly.
first second day of school
First & Second Day of School

Recess Arrangement [2, 3 & 6 Jan]

  • 2.30 – 3.00 pm: 1A1, 1A2, 1A3, 1B1,1B2
  • 3.00 – 3.30 pm: 1C1, 1C2, 1C3, 1B3
  • P5 buddies will guide the P1 students for the 1st THREE days (2, 3 & 5 Jan) during recess.
  • Parents are allowed to enter the school to view their children during recess only on first & second day (2 & 3 Jan).
first second day of school1
First & Second Day of School


  • Allow your child to buy food on his/her own with P5 buddies’ guidance
  • Stay within the cordoned area
  • Leave the premises after recess
  • We seek parents’ cooperation and understanding to adhere to the guidelines
  • If you need help, please approach the teacher on duty
parenting workshops
Parenting Workshops
  • 2 Jan, Day 1 - “Transition to Primary School”
  • 3 Jan, Day 2 – “Parenting with Confidence”

Parents may register your interest at the booth located in the concourse

helping your child to prepare for school
Helping Your Child to Prepare for School
  • Ensure your child wears the name card issued by the school till end of Term 1.
  • If your child is taking the school bus, ensure the bus number is written clearly on the name tag
  • You may want to write your contact number on the reverse side of the name tag
helping your child to prepare for school1
Helping Your Child to Prepare for School
  • Maintaining a manageable bag load
    • Avoid using trolley bags as they are heavier and harder to manage, especially along staircases.
    • Teach your child to read the timetable and pack their bags everyday.
    • Bring only necessary items.
    • Classroom lockers are assigned to students. Your child may need a padlock.
    • Avoid carrying large drink bottles. Fill the drink bottle in school.

P1: Not more than 3.0kg

P2: Not more than 3.5kg

helping your child to prepare for school2
Helping Your Child to Prepare for School
  • Label your child’s belongings with name and class
    • Insoles of shoes
    • Wallet/purses
    • Books
    • Water bottles
    • Pencil case
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Helping Your Child to Prepare for School
  • School Attire
    • On days with PE lessons, students can be in their PE attire all day long (skirts are not required for girls)
    • On days without PE lessons, students are to be in their formal school uniform
    • Name tags to be sewn on the uniform/PE T-shirt.
      • 1-finger space above pocket (boy’s shirt)
      • 1-finger space above school crest (Girl’s blouse & PE T-shirts)
helping your child to prepare for school4
Helping Your Child to Prepare for School
  • Home monitoring
    • Play an active role in monitoring your child’s daily work and progress
  • Putting structures in place at home
    • A proper study area
    • A timetable for work and play
    • Always emphasize the importance of attending school regularly
importance of school attendance
Importance of School Attendance
  • The Compulsory Education Act (Cap 51)
  • Absences may be covered by medical certificates from doctors or letters from parents (in certain cases)
  • Absences without valid reasons may affect child’s conduct grade and eligibility for awards
  • During exams/tests, absences MUST be covered by medical certification by doctors
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Importance of School Attendance
  • The following examples of reasons for absences are considerednon-valid:
    • Going on tours during school days
    • Staying at home to take care of siblings
    • Overslept
    • Missed the school bus