Saturday, November 16, 2013

School e-Newsletter Issue 8

Over time, many accolades have been heaped upon our school for our programs. "Holistic", "balanced", "value-added" and  "enriching"  Are these terms justified? As this issue will show, they are indeed aptly earned- read on and discover this truth for yourself!


 
Please use this link for the bookview of the holiday issue of our School E-newsletter :
 
Warmest regards,
Mdm Mina Wong

Monday, November 11, 2013

Information Sheet (Continue) - Annex A Instructional Guide on Making Travel Declaration

Information Sheet



Ref No: 2013/11/128

07 November 2013

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Information Sheet

                                                   

1.    Meet-the-Parents Sessions in November 2013

 

We would like to remind you of the year-end Meet-the-Parents sessions in November 2013 which will be held at the School Hall (KRC). The school leaders and Instructional Programme Heads will address the key programmes and information on pupils' development. After the briefing sessions, you will be able to meet your child's Form Teachers. Details of the sessions are as follows:

 

Level

Date

Time

P1

8 November 2013, Friday

 

 

6.30 to 8.30pm

P2

12 November 2013, Tuesday

P3

13 November 2013, Wednesday

P4 (including GEP)

11 November 2013, Monday

P5 (including GEP)

14 November 2013, Thursday

 

Due to the limited parking space in the school, please park your vehicles at the public car parks in the school vicinity. Thank you for considering the needs of our residents when you park your vehicles so that it will not cause any inconvenience to them

 

2.    NYPS Act of Love Project : 小小的梦想能改变世界

 

On the last day of school on 14 Nov 2013, every Nanyang pupil will be going home with a little coin box with the message "Small act... Big Heart... Change the world". It is the school's hope that while enjoying their holidays, the coin box will remind our pupils of those in our midst who are not as fortunate as them, and that they will be inspired to do their little part in putting aside part of their savings or daily allowance into the coin box. Each box may be small, but combined with all the other small boxes of other pupils, we believe that we will be able to do our little part to help those in need and change their world.

 

Each coin box is in the shape of a toy brick and every Nanyang pupil will have the opportunity to stack the coin boxes onto a big-scale display to signify the unity of NYPS in doing our little part to help the less fortunate. This project is part of Nanyang's character building program where pupils are given the opportunity to practise their "Values-in-Action", a key emphasis of the NY character programme.

 

Pupils are to bring back their coin boxes by Term 1 in 2014 and hand them in to their Form Teachers to exchange for another coin box for their keeping. All coin box contributions will be totalled at the end of Term 1 2014 and will be donated to Community Chest and President's Challenge.  

 

Arrival and Dismissal

 

The NYPS Act of Love Project on 14 Nov 2013 will end at 10am for all pupils. Please take note of the following details:

 

·         All pupils will report to King's Road Campus, basketball court for flag raising by 7.25am. For wet weather, P1 and P2 will proceed to the hall while P3 to P6 will return to their classrooms. All pupils should come in their PE attire and girls should wear their white skirts over their shorts.

·         There will be no recess for all pupils on that day. Please allow your children to bring along some snacks, water bottle, and stationery with a small bag for the coin box.

·         Dismissal arrangement for P1 and P2

10am              Pupils taking school buses will be dismissed

10.15am         School buses leave the school

10.20am         Parents can pick up P1 and P2 pupils from the meeting point

·         Dismissal arrangement for P3 to P6 will be at 10am and the dismissal arrangement will be as per current.

 

Please note that parents' vehicles are only allowed to enter the school via Gate B from 10.20am ie after the school buses have left. Please also note that Coronation Road remains as 2-way traffic. Please do not park indiscriminately or leave your vehicles unattended along King's Road and Coronation Road

 

3.    U-Theatre優人神鼓

 

U-Theatre優人神鼓 (http://www.utheatre.org.tw/) from Taipei will be performing "Meeting with Bodhisattva" in Singapore on 7 Dec 2013. It was first performed in 2002 at Taipei National Theatre, Meeting With Bodhisattva has been performed around the world, including engagements at the Hong Kong, Shanghai, the U.S., France and Belgium.

 

Synopsis     
Meeting with Bodhisattva illustrates a warrior's path to self-actualization. Although fearful when faced with life's unknown, the warrior goes on to rid himself of all such worries and to search for wisdom. In doing so, he constantly elevates himself until he finally attains an inner stability and calm force. Because he wields a sword, the warrior sees his own cowardliness, but it's also because of the sword that he finds the courage to face life

 

Details:

Date:                         7 Dec 2013, Saturday

Time:                         8pm

Ticket Price:              $88, $118 and $168

Venue:                                   The Star Performing Arts Centre

                                              1 Vista Exchange Green #04-01

                                              Singapore 138617

 

Please purchase the tickets from the General Office at King's Road Campus by 30 Nov 2013 or call the General Office at 6467 2677 for any enquires.

 

4.    Online Annual Travel Declaration

 

All P1 parents are required to declare the travel plans of their P1 children regardless of travel intent during the November and December school holidays. P2 to P6 parents will need to declare the travel plans of their P2 to P6 children only if their children intend to travel.

 

The travel declaration can be done at MC Online website at http://www.mconline.sg. Please refer to Annex A for the instructional guide on making the travel declaration. The country of transit should be included in the travel declaration as well. Please submit the online declaration by 16 Nov 2013.

 

 

5.    STEPS: Student Transfer Exercise for Primary Schools

 

STEPS serves to facilitate the transfer of students who have relocated to another address, to schools nearer to their new residences. STEPS 2013 will be conducted between 15 November and 18 December 2013. For parents who are planning to transfer children to other schools, please refer to the details stated in Annex B. You may also contact the General Office at KRC for more information.

            

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Mrs Lee Hui Feng

Principal 




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Annex B

 

STEPS: Student Transfer Exercise for Primary Schools

 

1. INTRODUCTION

Under the STEPS process, all students will be considered for available vacancies in a school. Provision will not be given to the parents/guardians to select a particular school for the transfer, as the student will automatically be considered for vacancies in the nearer school in the first instance.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN STEPS

To be eligible to participate in STEPS, the child must satisfy the following criteria:

(a) The child is a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;

(b) The child is currently attending Primary 1 to Primary 5 in 2013;

(c) The parents/guardians have changed their residential address between 1 January 2012 and 20 November 2013 (both dates inclusive).

 

3. STEPS Process

(a) STEPS is a service to assist parents/guardians in school transfers due to changes in address. Participation in STEPS is optional where parents/guardians may wish to participate in the exercise, should their child satisfy the eligibility criteria. If parents/guardians prefer to directly approach the school they would like to transfer their child to, they could do so, but outside the period when STEPS is being conducted (15 November 2013 to 18 December 2013). Alternatively, parents can approach their child's current school and submit their application.

 

(b) The parents/guardians will be required to sign an undertaking to give up their child's place in the current school and to accept the school of transfer identified under the STEPS process.

 

(c) The STEPS process is as follows:

 

(i) Each student will be considered for transfer to a school which has vacancies and is nearer to his/her new home address.

 

(ii) Where the school can accommodate the number of applicants assigned to it, the transfer will be effected.

 

(iii) If there are no schools with available vacancies within 3 km of the students' new address, these students will be posted back to their current school.

 

(iv) A student will not be posted to a school that is further from his/her home compared to his/her current school.

 

(d) A student seeking a transfer to Primary 5 or Primary 6 in 2014 will be posted to a school with vacancies and is nearer to his/her new home address, regardless of subject combination to be offered by the student. On successful posting to a school, the parents/guardians can discuss with the school to decide on an appropriate subject combination. Schools generally offer similar subject combinations. Should parents/guardians wish for a school to offer a definitive subject combination, they may wish to apply for a transfer to their preferred school outside of the STEPS period (15 November 2013 to 18 December 2013).

 

(e) The smooth operation of STEPS depends on parents/guardians furnishing correct information in the application especially that of the home address. To this end, parents/guardians are required to declare that the information provided by them in the application is correct and true. Any transfer of school resulting from false or incorrect information furnished in the application will be nullified and in such an event, the child affected may be posted to any school as directed by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

 

4. APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN 2013 STEPS

(a) Schools will be inviting applications for 2013 STEPS from 18 to 20 November 2013. Parents/guardians can register their child for STEPS via the internet. The STEPS-IS makes it more convenient for parents to submit the child/children's registration from any internet enabled Personal Computer. They can log on to the Internet at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/steps using both the parents' Singpasses. STEPS-IS is accessible from 15 to 20 Nov 2013 from 10 am on the first day and 12 noon on the last day. Parents/guardians can refer to the guide on making internet STEPS application on our school website.

 

(b) The parents/guardians will be required to make an undertaking to give up the child's place in the current school and to accept the school of transfer identified under the STEPS process.

 

(c) The parents/guardians will also need to make an undertaking stating that they have changed their residential addresses between 01 January 2012 and 20 November 2013 (both dates inclusive).

 

(d) The outcome of applications will be released on 13 December 2013. Parents/guardians would receive a letter to inform them of their child's posted school on 13 December 2013. They may also check the results with their child's current school or log on to the Internet at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/steps using the student's BC No. and the Acknowledgement Number on the Acknowledgement Slip.

 

(e) All students who are successful in the exercise will be required to report to their current school on 16 December 2013 with their report books. They should then report to their posted school by 18 December 2013 to complete the transfer formalities.

 

(f) Parents who have further queries may contact MOE's Customer Service Centre (CSC) at DID 6872 2220 or email MOE_PPS@MOE.GOV.SG .




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Monday, November 4, 2013

P3-P5 Book Drive

 P3 - P5

Book Drive

If you are not using your old text books anymore, please donate them .

Collection date : 6 to 12 Nov
Collection Point : Boxes will be placed at the KRC meeting Point .

Thank you.

NYPS Green Club

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Registration for Parent Seminar 2013 - Transition to Secondary Education is now OPEN

Dear Parents,
 
Registration for Parent Seminar 2013 - Transition to Secondary Education is now OPEN.
 
Interested parents can log on to http://www.moe.gov.sg/events/seminars-for-parents/transition-to-secondary-education/ and complete all required fields in the online registration form by 13 Nov 2013.
 
As registration is on a first-come-first-served basis, do sign up early (from past experience, seats are going fast)!
 
Enjoy the seminar!
 
Coordinator
FamilyMatters@School
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Rgds,
Eric GUAN
Coordinator, FamilyMatters@School
Nanyang Primary School


14th National Eye Care Day

Do you want to know more about childhood myopia, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataract etc?
You can attend the free public talks during the 14th National Eye Care Day organised by Singapore National Eye Centre.
 
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: 9 November 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Venue: Singapore National Eye Centre, 11 Third Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168751
 
The event is free-of-charge.
 
Some carnival highlights include: 

  • Catch the Cheshire Cat
  • Mad Hatter's Crazy Hats
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Party
  • Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Tweedledee's and Tweedledum's Missing Button
  • Knaves of Many Hearts
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Magic Show
  • Art & Crafts
  • Fun Quizzes
  • Stage Performance & Games
  • Popcorn
  • Candy Floss
  • Talks on Childhood Myopia

For more information, you can go to this website:
 
Thank you. 



Regards,
Mrs Ang Lee Ping
Nanyang Primary School
52 King's Road
Singapore 268097
Phone   : (065) 6467 2677 
Fax       : (065) 6468 6913

Sunday, October 27, 2013

NYPS Dads for Life Sports Day 2013

Schools are key environments where children spend their years growing, developing and being nurtured.  Research has shown that children perform better, have more positive attitudes about school, and report higher self-esteem when fathers actively participate in their schools.  Besides mothers' involvement, fathers' involvement with their children's learning benefits them richly and build strong unique family bonds.

Recognising the differences dads can make in school,  NYPS-PTA  is organising a Dads for Life Sports Day.  Through this event, we hope to promote father and children bonding and greater awareness of the learning of their children in school.  We hope this event will provide the platform for fathers to come together and support one another in their own parenting journey.

Daddy, you can attend this Dads for Life Sports Day for free with your little ones.

 

When:                  9 Nov 2013Saturday

Where:                 Toh Tuck Campus, Basketball court

Time:                     9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For Whom:         NYPS boys and girls and their fathers ( Sorry Mommies, Dads only)

 

 

Refreshments and morning snacks will be provided.  Please come in comfortable sportswear as we will be doing activities such as basketball, baseball, rugby and soccer.

For registration, which will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, please fill in the form at  http://www.123contactform.com/form-735958/Dads-For-Life-Sports-Day by 4 Nov 2013:

 

The names provided will be used to print the participation certificates (No amendment will be entertained after that).  An e-mail will be sent to you for successful registration of events.

We look forward to your participation in this meaningful event with your children.

 

Regards,

NYPS-PTA

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Parenting Seminar on 《How to nurture responsible children》

Dear Sir / Madam; 

 

How to nurture responsible children

   by By Mr Li Xigui - A contemporary well-known educator in China

 

** Seminar fees at $25 each. Fees are waived for all NYPS Parents and staff. Registration will close on 31 Oct 2013.

 

We are honoured to invite Mr Li Xigui from China to conduct the Parenting Seminar on "How to nurture responsible children". Mr Li Xigui is the principal of Beijing National Day School, National Educational inspector, member of Experts' Working Committee of National Basic Education Curriculum and Teaching Materials, member of Experts Group of Chinese Language Curriculum Standards' Revision, and academic member of Academy of Educationist of Beijing Normal University.

 

You are encourage to attend this seminar as it will be an excellent experience and opportunity. More details are attached. For clarifications, please contact Mr Tan Koon Poh HP: 94508089  or E-Mail koonpoh@singnet.com.sg

              

Have a great day ahead! 

 

Thank you

 

On behalf of the organising committee

 

 

The Seminar is Jointly Organised by:  

Nanyang Girls' High School and Xingzhi Learning Centre

** For registration, please email the attached form to koonpoh@singnet.com.sg


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Friday, October 11, 2013

南洋文萃更新

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2013年度校内创意作文比赛得奖篇章:
三年级 冠军 3C 王玉琦
三年级 亚军 3D 谢舒凡
三年级 季军 3A 许鹤龄
三年级 安慰奖 3C 陈彦仲

四年级 冠军 4敬 张婧婧
四年级 亚军 4L/和 王靖萱
四年级 季军 4A 詹彦婷
四年级 安慰奖 4和 郑杰聪

五年级 冠军 5C 谢智铭
五年级 亚军 5F 何亭颍
五年级 季军 5L/正 劳宇轩
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六年级 冠军 6K 张自彦
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六年级 季军 6F 方沐慈
六年级 安慰奖 6敬 李心仪

Regards
Mr. Liu Zhao

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