We thank you for the strong partnership in supporting our school efforts.
As we exit from Phase 1: Safe Re-Opening to Phase 2: Safe Transition, we have some important updates that require your attention. Please refer to the attachment for the details.
Attachment: Letter for Parents_2 July 2020.pdf
We thank you for your trust, patience and strong partnership in supporting our efforts during the Full Home-Based Learning (FHBL) in Term 2.
With the end of the Circuit Breaker (CB) on 1 June 2020, we enter the phase of Safe Opening. Attached is the Principal’s letter to all Parents/Guardians to update you on the teaching and learning in school. A copy of the letter will also be available in the school’s website under the announcements page.
Thank you once again for partnering with us to grow your child/ward in Preshigh.
Attachment : P's Letter to Parents @ 12 June 2020
In view of the evolving covid-19 situation, MOE will continue to provide some level of temporary support to MOE FAS students for 2 months. For the months of June and July 2020, a secondary student on MOE FAS will receive $40 per month respectively.
The meal provisions will be disbursed over two top-ups through School Smartcard. The first top up is from 9 June to 15 August 2020, while the second top up from 7 July to 15 August 2020. It has to be redeemed by 15 August 2020 at TransitLink Add Value Machines. There will be no extension of redemption period.
Attached is the updated list of suggested merchants that accept EZ-link payment. Alternatively, you can refer to the list of merchants at www.ezlink.com.sg/where-to-use
Attachment: List of Suggested Merchants (Updated).pdf
Our Reference: PHS /2020/T2/019
29 May 2020
Dear parents / guardians
With the end of the Circuit Breaker on 1 Jun 2020, we enter the phase of safe opening. 2 Jun 2020 marks the beginning of a brand new school term. This new term with new arrangements and routines will be a new normal for all of us.
We hope that this issue of Parent Kit will help you to understand Back to School arrangements better and how you can guide your children to adjust back to school.
We also ask for your support to keep our school and children safe, as you have done before the start of Full HBL. Pages 7 to 10 of the Parent Kit provides information on how you can do so.
At PHS, we are working behind the scenes to prepare our school to ensure the safety our students so that learning can continue when school re-opens. We look forward to welcoming our students back in school!
Thank you and keep safe!
Attachment: Resource Kit - Parent Kit - Back to School.pdf
With the end of the Circuit Breaker period on 1 June 2020, we will progressively bring students back to school from 2 June 2020, in a careful and safe manner.
From 2 June 2020, our graduating students and students who need additional support will return to school daily. The other levels will rotate weekly between Home-Based Learning (HBL) and returning to school for lessons. The school will ensure that safe management measures are in place to keep our students safe. Click on the attachment for more details on the measures and arrangements.
Our teachers will continue to monitor the progress of your child and be in regular contact with you and your child to provide support during this transition. MOE will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. We urge you to rely on official sources of information and not to circulate any unconfirmed information. If you have any further queries, please contact any of the officers below
Mr Edmund Choo
Ms Chan Poh Hoon
Mr Paul Cheong
PHS Website Team
Attachment: Letter to Parents Term 3
Dear Parents / Guardians
Term 2 of this academic year has been a very different one from previous years because of the precautionary measures that have been put in place to contain Covid-19. We thank God that PHS staff and students have been kept safe from Covid-19 and we continue to seek His protection. We have been on Full Home-Based Learning (FHBL) since the third week of this term on 8 Apr 2020 and last week MOE had announced that the school holidays will be brought forward to commence on 5 May 2020.
Please refer to the attached letter from the principal, on the adjustments that MOE and our school would be making in the light of these changes.
Attachment: Letter to Parents
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Thank you for standing by your teens and supporting the school through the HBL period!
With the upcoming holidays, your teens will be spending more time at home. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to deepen your relationship with your teens and bond more as a family. By making small changes to what you say and do, you can relate better to your teenager, and equip them with the much needed support and positive attitude needed for life.
This issue of Parent Kit provides you with tips on how you can frame your conversations with your teenagers positively, and things you can do to guide your teenagers to become mentally and emotionally resilient. It also suggests ways in which your family (your teens included) can bond while showing care for each other.
Stay safe and keep healthy.
Mr Victor Owyong
Presbyterian High School
Attachment: Resource Kit - HBL (Part 4).pdf
Our Prime Minister has announced yesterday that the circuit breaker period would be extended from 4 May 2020 to 1 Jun 2020.
We wish to thank parents for your support and acknowledge the hard work of teachers, parents and students to implement Home Based-Learning (HBL) since 8 Apr. In view of this, MOE has decided to bring forward the Mid-Year School Holidays, it will be from 5 May 2020 (Tue) to 1 Jun 2020 (Mon).
Term 3 will start on 2 Jun (Tue). It will last for 14 weeks, ending on 6 Sep (Fri). There will be an additional Mid-Term Break from 20 July 2020 to 26 July 2020.
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Dear Parent of MOE FAS student,
The Government has provided a range of support to Singaporeans, including families with school-going children who are affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the resultant circuit breaker measures. During this circuit breaker period, MOE, with support from the Sayang Sayang Fund launched by the Community Foundation of Singapore, will extend meal subsidies to your child/ward regardless of whether he/she returns to school during full HBL. This provision will apply for the full HBL until 4 May 2020.
MOE will disburse the school meal subsidies via two top-ups to eligible students’ School Smartcard. Each child/ward will receive a total of $120. The School Smartcard can be used to purchase food and essential groceries at selected hawker centres, food courts, minimarts, convenience stores and supermarkets as listed in the following URLs:
Your child/ward can redeem the extended meal subsidies at any Transit Link Add Value Machine once every two weeks, starting from 14 April 2020. The locations of Transit Link Add Value Machines can be found at this URL, https://www.transitlink.com.sg/PSdetail.aspx?ty=art&Id=29.
You could also obtain the details from the 2 attachments.
In a message sent to you via PG on 29 Mar 2020, we had shared that we would be implementing the Staggered Dismissal Times from 30 Mar onwards.
As a follow up, we are providing you with information on the dismissal times on all days. Please take note that our school follows a two week time-table schedule and that dismissal times vary for different classes as they take different subject combinations. The parents' letter for each level is hyperlinked below.
Schools will re-open for Term 2 on 23 Mar (Monday) as planned.
MOH has announced that 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) will be issued to returning Singapore Residents and visitors from all countries. To further protect our schools, MOE will implement additional precautionary measures by issuing a 14-day Leave of Absence (LOA) to students and staff who have been out of Singapore on or after 14 Mar. Day zero of the 14 days of the LOA will commence from the date of their return to Singapore, and affected students should keep away from schools with immediate effect, i.e. from tomorrow (20 March) until the end of the 14 days. All affected students will be supported via home-based learning. You may approach your child’s school for clarifications.
We assure parents that all schools have been thoroughly cleaned and enhanced hygiene measures are in place.
MOE will continue to monitor the situation closely.
MOE Press Release
The letter to parents regarding ICT Day 2020 held on 9 March 2020 is attached.Please remind your child to access the lesson packages in the Student Learning Space (SLS).
Thank you for partnering with PHS to grow e-Learning as a platform for teaching and Learning.
Dear Parents / Guardians
Thank you for your cooperation and positive response to the measures put in place by the school with regard to the 2019-nCoV situation.
As mentioned in the latest communication from the school to you dated 4 February, we have implemented social distancing to ensure a safer environment for our school community.
We would also like to inform you that the following activities planned for the school and individual consortium for Term 1 Week 5 to Week 10 will be cancelled or re-scheduled.
Please refer to the attachment for more details.
Mr Victor Owyong
Singapore has announced additional precautionary measures that will be put in place as a protection from the 2019-nCoV virus. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our topmost priority and PresHigh is ready to implement these additional measures starting tomorrow 5 Feb 2020.
As an example of the social-distancing measures that we will be implementing, we will be holding our morning assembly in the classrooms instead of at the Parade Square. We will also be making changes to our recess times so that students will eat at staggered time slots. We will be conducting a thorough briefing for our students tomorrow and will also be providing more details of programmes that will be cancelled or suspended.
Everyone should continue to practise good social responsibility by seeing a doctor and staying at home if one is feeling unwell.
Let us work together and be resilient. We look forward to seeing your children in school tomorrow!
Mr Victor Owyong
Under the National Registration Regulations, all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are required to register for their NRIC in the year the child attains the age of 15 years. Your child/ward is required to register for his NRIC in 2020. To provide greater convenience to our students, the registration exercise will be conducted in Presbyterian High School in the afternoon on 18 Feb 2020 (Tuesday).
Two weeks before the ICA mobile team visits our school, ICA will send a NOTIFICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF NRIC to all parents/guardians whose children are due for registration.
For more information on registration fees and admin documents to bring, please see the attached letter.
Thank you for your support in ensuring that your child/ward brings an ODT to school. We have been able to conduct the daily temperature taking exercise smoothly with the strong cooperation of the students. We have also been teaching your child/ward about the novel coronavirus and the good personal hygiene practices to protect himself/herself against transmission. Let us work together to role model and reinforce these good practices at home. You may wish to watch the attached GIF on how to beat the bug, and please feel free to share it.
We understand that parents may have some questions about the 2019-nCoV situation and hence would like to share the link to MOE’s FAQ that you will find helpful.
As school re-opens on 29 Jan 2020, MOE will be enhancing precautionary measures in view of the novel coronavirus situation. These include daily temperature taking and Leave of Absence for students and staff with a travel history to China. More details are in the attachment below.
Let us all play our part in keeping good personal hygiene and taking social responsibility. There may be some inconveniences as preventive steps are taken, but together we can keep our children safe while minimising disruption to learning.
From the Principal's Desk
In view of the novel coronavirus situation in Wuhan and other parts of China, we are taking precautionary measures to safeguard the well-being of your child. This includes the collection of your child/ward’s travel declarations over the Chinese New Year weekend (24 to 28 Jan 2020).
The details submitted are accessible only by authorised personnel and will facilitate health measures to be taken in the event of heightened concerns after the holidays. Please complete the attached Travel Declaration Form if you have not done so in the Parent Gateway.
Amidst the festivities, we encourage you to continue educating your child/ward to adopt good personal hygiene practices. If your child/ward is unwell, please seek immediate medical attention and ensure that he/she has recovered fully before returning to school.
Thank you for your assistance in making the school a safe and healthy environment for learning.